Nexus S is getting you down, you could always do worse than a DIY soft-touch alternative. xda-developers member mhaedo took matters into his own hands and used a few coats of Plasti Dip to make it more grip-friendly. After masking off the camera window and the NFC antenna, he gave it four coats inside and out (so as to avoid any peeling edges in future) and ended up with something debranded and a whole lot more tactile. Best thing is, it should simply peel off when you're tired of it, so you can sell the phone on afterwards. [gallery] [via TheGadgets]
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released a list of tips and tricks for Android devices, particularly useful for those buyers picking up a new Nexus S ahead of the holidays. The list includes old favorites like mobile hotspot functionality but also some newer text-entry tricks; for instance, the space-bar lights up in 2.3 when the phone can auto-complete your word. Many of these will be well-known - especially if you've read our Google Nexus S review - but there might be one or two tricks you've not spotted. Plus, Google has put together a list of apps that every new Android owner should be downloading.
promised, Google's Nexus S has gone up for sale in the UK today, with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone now available to order online and in Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores. Priced at £429.99 for the SIM-free model or free on £30 agreements or above, the Samsung-made Nexus S packs the latest version of Android, a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and NFC wireless. Carphone Warehouse will either send online Nexus S orders to your home or to a store of your choosing; if you're hoping to score one in-store, it's worth calling ahead first - only "key" Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy locations will have stock, and as far as we can tell there's no official list of which those are. More info on the Nexus S in the full Android Community review.
spotted over the weekend has been officially confirmed, but UK retailers The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy won't have stock of the smartphone today, as originally promised. Instead, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset will arrive on Wednesday, December 22 2010, with limited availability in "key" Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores. As well as the £429.99 SIM-free price - which has also been extended to pre-pay deals - the Nexus S will be available from free on new, £30 per month contract agreements. More details on the Nexus S in the full Android Community review. [via SlashGear] Google Nexus S unboxing & walkthrough: [vms 8eb2e219dce49e64c885] Press Release:
Nexus S From Google Now Available from £429.99, free from £30/month The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are today announcing that the Nexus S Smartphone from Google will arrive in the UK in time for Christmas at a great new price. From 22nd December 2010, the only Smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will be available to buy from The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. Due to strong customer interest, limited stock will be available to buy direct at key Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores in the UK. All other branches of The Carphone Warehouse will be taking orders via instant ship delivery which will allow customers to pick up the phone from any store at their convenience. Customers can also order online at www.carphonewarehouse.com and www.bestbuy.co.uk. For those looking to upgrade, the Nexus S from Google will be available via direct sales on 0800 925 925. Nexus S will be available from free with a £30/month contract, or on PAYG for £429.99 plus £10 minimum top up with O2, Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile. In addition, the Nexus S Smartphone from Google will be available SIM free for £429.99.
Google Nexus S. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone went up for pre-order in the UK back on December 13, with the off-contract Nexus S priced at £549.95; now, the Nexus S has been slashed to £429.99. That's just under £120 cut from the smartphone before it's even begun shipping, and makes the Nexus S a far more tempting prospect. For more on the Nexus S, check out our full review here on Android Community. [Thanks to everybody who sent this in!]
hands on the phone and it has proven to be a great upgrade from many devices hardware wise, and software wise you can't beat Gingerbread. If you are the curious type and want to see what the internal of the Samsung Nexus S are like, iFixit has you covered with a full tear down.
Nexus S is Google's second attempt to guide the Android ecosystem with a hardware reference design. Made by Samsung, rather than the HTC origins of the Nexus One, the smartphone arguably has a more difficult task ahead: the complaint today is one of OS fragmentation, not merely lagging performance. Can the Nexus S set Android manufacturers back on track? Check out our full review to find out.