Google, TELL US WHEN !

Waaaay back in December, @googlenexus tweeted that

The Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One will happen in the coming weeks

It’s been about 4 of those weeks and still no update. Google insists that there is no unexpected problems. Though that is curious because there the widely reported random reboot bug, on the Nexus S,  the only phone shipping with Gingerbread.

Please  Google, don’t insult my intelligence. If everything is fine like you say, than give me date.  If not then just say “we’ll be late”. And in the mean time you could offer up a a beta update.zip for those adventurous enough to want what you got anyway. You guys are famous for having beta projects in the wild.

Anyway, I got tired of waiting. Last week I rooted my N1 and installed Cynogen_mod 7. Should have done that AGES ago. Some advice if you are going to go this route use super one click on a windows machine. I tried on a running it on my Ubuntu laptop with Mono and all I got where hours of frustration.

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No Net Neutrality provisions in the Comcast NBC deal?

Comcast will retain NBC’s stake in Hulu, but is stripped of control

January 18, 2011 |  1:49 pm

Call it the Hulu Handcuff.

The federal government is making sure that Comcast Corp. won’t be able to use its newfound clout when it takes control of NBC Universal to sabotage the online video website Hulu.

via Comcast will retain NBC’s stake in Hulu, but is stripped of control | Company Town | Los Angeles Times.

Yes, but what provisions are in place to keep Comcast, one of the largest ISPs, from favoring Hulu over its competitors, like Netflix, being now that it has a 30% stake in Hulu?

MetroPCS 4G Data Blocking Plans May Violate Net Neutrality | Epicenter | Wired.com

This is why STRONG, FAIR, CLEAR Net-Neutrality rules need to be drafted.

MetroPCS, the nation’s fifth largest mobile carrier, announced earlier this week it was offering new pay-as-you-go mobile data plans for its 4G network that would block online video streaming — except for YouTube — for its lowest level plan, and for all plans, block the use of internet phone calling apps.

via MetroPCS 4G Data Blocking Plans May Violate Net Neutrality | Epicenter | Wired.com.