Nexus S

Nexus S Review

Freshly on sale in the US today, and headed to the UK next week, the 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.

Ninja Nexus S unboxing is perhaps best ever

As unboxings go, you can either have our Nexus S unpackaging, or you can have ninjas. Arguably there's no contest, so head on over to to see a trio of stop-motion desktop martial arts experts fight over Google's latest. You can enjoy the ninja-based fun at, and don't forget to have a good swing of the nunchucks left near the bottom of the screen after the animation is finished.

Nexus S goes on sale – Who’s buying?

Google's Nexus S has gone on sale in Best Buy stores in the US this morning, with east coast locations just opening now at the earlier-than-normal time of 8am. The Samsung-made smartphone - currently the only official way to get your hands on Android 2.3 Gingerbread - is priced at $529, or $199 with a two-year T-Mobile agreement (and qualifying voice and data plan). Your money gets you Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and WiFi b/g/n, along with a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing video camera. More details in our unboxing and the full SlashGear review. So, who's buying today? Nexus S unboxing: [vms 2b13f5505d7c424ebae5]

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: December 15th 2010

It's the 16th of December and as we near the holidays and the end of the year, news is somewhat slow, we expect this to fully change come January with CES 2011. Have you not entered our Google Cr-48 giveaway? You might want to get on that as, if you win, you'll be one of the first to experience the Chrome OS on the Cr-48 before its launch. For the rest of the news covered here at Android Community, check below!

Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Appear in AOSP After Nexus S Day

Hooray! Android developer Jean-Baptiste Queru's Twitter account hath granted us all a lovely bit of news saying that Android 2.3 Gingerbread will soon be released to AOSP Android Open Source Project soon after Nexus S day (that day being December 15, tomorrow.) This means that ROMs are soon on the way via hackers of the world - get those rooted devices out and get pumped up for cookies.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: December 14th 2010

It has been quite a busy day here at Android Community. First and foremost, we're giving away two Google Cr-48 notebooks! If you win, you'll will be among the first group of people to get their hands on a Chrome OS notebook, as many notebooks aren't expected to hit shelves until mid 2011. We also posted our full review of the Samsung Nexus S, which is proving to be quite the device. For the rest of the news covered here at Android Community, check out the list below!

Nexus S Kernel Source Available Now

The Linux kernel source for the Samsung Nexus S has just been posted by Google on their repository. Giving developers something to work with to start producing ROMs and other various hacks, it has been published just 2 days before we will see the device hit Best Buy shelves.

Nexus S Launch Quantities Leaked

The Nexus S will be coming out in just 2 days, and eager customers are anxious to get their hands on the device and the Gingerbread operating system. We know the launch plans according to Best Buy, but now it looks like we may have some expected quantities of the device.
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