Dec 15 AT 9:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Nexus One limited to T-Mobile 3G in the U.S.

Localytics, a mobile applications analytics service, has published some interesting findings about the Nexus One. Their software tracks data from Android applications and they began noticing the Nexus One show up in their reports last month. The phone first appeared on November 25 and the number of sessions began to increase after Google handed out the phone to their employees on December 11.

Number of hits for the Nexus One.

Number of hits for the Nexus One.

We already speculated the device would work on T-Mobile USA’s 3G network after seeing the FCC documents, but some were still hoping the device might also support AT&T’s 3G bands.

According to Localytics, most of the Nexus One phones are being used with T-Mobile 3G. There were also a couple of Googlers using the new phone with their AT&T SIM cards, but they were limited to only Edge data. Note that all the sightings have been over GSM networks and not CDMA. We heard rumors a CDMA version of the Nexus One was also in the works, but it appears that device is a ways off.

The complete notes from Localytics:

  • The heaviest usage has been on T-Mobile in the US, over both Edge and UMTS (3G)
  • All usage on AT&T was over Edge; inline with reports that 3G support is limited to the 1700 Mhz band used by T-mobile in the US.
  • The Nexus One is already appearing on networks outside of the US, with traffic coming from countries including Australia, Germany and the Netherlands—and some of those connections are 3G.
  • The most recent devices are running the ERD72, ERD56C and ERD65 versions of Android 2.1.
  • Verizon and Sprint subscribers will likely have to wait as all usage so far has been over GSM-based operators.

[Thank you Jordan for the tip]

Source: Localytics Blog

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