Nexus One bits: Verizon may pass, 802.11n support coming, SiriusXM

N1 Even though the Nexus One may not be the measuring stick for everything Android much longer, it’s had some interesting news over the last several days, not the least of which concerns Verizon’s apparent choice to funnel prospective buyers to the Droid Incredible. Google’s website previously listed the Nexus One as “coming in Spring 2010” but now steers people to the Incredible, a “cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed.”

Next on the list of Nexus One news from Android and Me comes the possibility of drivers being readied for Android 2.2 to unlock the Wireless-N chipset that has been dormant up until now. Google and Broadcom, the maker of the wireless setup in the phone, have released new drivers that Steve Kondik, the man behind the popular CyanogenMod ROMs, has already rolled into his next release. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that these new drivers actually make it into Froyo!

And finally, Engadget says we now have official word from SiriusXM that their iPhone app is being ported over to Android and will be available very soon. The press release lists only the Motorola Droid and Nexus One as compatible, but should probably be taken as any Android 2.1 device. This new streaming app should have fans of the satellite music service jumping for joy, which is exactly what I’m doing right now.

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Chris King

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