Nexus S

Hands-On With the Samsung Nexus S [Video]

The Google Nexus S will be the new "standard" of Android handsets when it's officially released on December 16th. Android fans have definitely been vocal about their disappointment with the device mainly because it's not as groundbreaking as the Nexus One was, but how is the device actually once you've gotten your hands on it? Well, we have had some time with the device and you can check out our first impressions as well as a video demo below.

Samsung Nexus S Coming To Verizon?

The new Google Phone, the Nexus S, will soon become the new standard of Android devices simply because of Google's involvement with the development process of the device. Now although the fact that it's an "upgrade" from the Nexus One is debatable, users have shown great interest in the device and what better way to get it to more people than to release it on Verizon as well?

Nexus S to get Super Clear LCD in Russia Instead of Super AMOLED

I'm sure you're aware of the massive amount of news that blasted through yesterday on the Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While Nexus S appears to be launching with a lovely Super AMOLED in the UK and the USA, Russians are reported to be a little less lucky. In that gigantic country there'll be instead a Super Clear LCD, a comparable display with just a bit more energy sucking on it's bill of needs.

Nexus S vs. Nexus One and other current Android Devices

The Nexus S has been officially revealed and if you're sitting with a Nexus One or Samsung Galaxy S device, you are probably wondering if it's worth the upgrade. Well we have you covered with some comparing and contrasting of the devices (along with other Android devices) to help you make the decision. First off the Samsung Nexus S will be available exclusively on T-Mobile, if you're an owner of a Nexus One you've probably grown to accept this and it may not be a major factor in the decision making process. However, if you're a Samsung Galaxy S or any other Android phone owner this may be a factor in your final decision. The Nexus One has been a very favorable device, although its sales were less than impressive it still is one of the most powerful and productive phones on the market. However, with the Nexus S hitting the scene the new official "Google Phone" title has been taken and along with it, much of our focus on the Nexus One will shift to the Nexus S. The internals of the devices are pretty similar both featuring a 1GHz processor. The Nexus S features a 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor while the Nexus One features a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon. The difference is there and somewhat noticeable but not exactly a deal breaker here. When it comes to storage the Nexus S is limited. Shipping with 16GB internal memory and no microSD card slot you're options are slim when it comes to expansion. The Nexus One has a microSD card slot for additional memory, something that we are wondering why it was left out in the Samsung Nexus S. The rear-facing camera on the Nexus S is a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash, compared to the Nexus One which is also a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash. However, the Nexus S does have an additional camera on the front for video chat. Other than that the devices are incredibly similar, the Nexus S just took what the Nexus One did right and does them all in a better, and faster way - making this the optimal Android handset on T-Mobile US. Have another device? Check out our full comparisons to the Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Fascinate, and unlocked Galaxy S devices over at SlashGear!

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Features and List of What’s New

Hooray because today's the day. Google's released not only the Nexus S with Samsung, but Gingerbread as well. This version of the Android mobile OS offers speed! Not only that though, as you're soon to find out, there's wild additions too! Nothing so big your eyeballs will explode, but close! There's a new keyboard, a new text selection tool, gyroscope support, power management improvements, VoIP/SIP calling, improved copy and paste, support for NFC technology, and more!

Nexus S Review and Rundown by TechCrunch

Correctly referring to it as "the reference phone for this generation of Android," our friends at TechCrunch have begun their review of the Google Nexus S, the next generation smartphone released with direct design input from the Google Android team. This phone was built on the bones of the Nexus One, and will be available to purchase at Best Buy in the USA through T-Mobile and at Carphone Warehouse in the U.K. - available on December 16th of this year (in ten days!) with pre-orders taken sooner. Significantly faster than Nexus One, slightly heavier than the Galaxy S, and slightly thicker, wider, taller, and with a bigger screen than iPhone 4.

Nexus S $529 unlocked confirms Best Buy

Best Buy has confirmed pricing for the incoming Google Nexus S, with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone to be $529 unlocked and contract free. Alternatively, if bought with a new, two-year T-Mobile USA agreement, the Nexus S will be $199. The Nexus S will be available via Best Buy stores and on the retailer's site from December 16. More details on the Nexus S here. Stay tuned in the coming days, as both SlashGear and Android Community will have their own hands-on time with the device. Press Release:
Best Buy Mobile® Partners With Google to Exclusively Launch Nexus S Smart Phone Nexus S, from Google and Samsung, is the world’s first smart phone with Android 2.3, Gingerbread. Nexus S hits Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com after Dec. 16 MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2010 – Best Buy proudly announces the exclusive North American launch of the new Nexus S™ smart phone, co-developed by Google™ and Samsung, the world’s most advanced Android™ smart phone. Nexus S is available after Dec. 16 in all Best Buy big box stores, the 157 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and on BestBuy.com. Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract. Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan. Best Buy Mobile has rapidly become a leading destination for mobile technology purchases with the most smart phones under one roof. With the addition of Nexus S, Best Buy Mobile now offers more than 20 Android phones across all four major networks, a full line of accessories for the devices and highly trained mobile associates providing support and guidance. “We have invested a lot of time and resources to ensure people get the smart phone and support that’s right for them, and we expect to see significant consumer excitement focused on Nexus S,” said Mike Vitelli, president of the Americas for Best Buy. “This is a groundbreaking mobile device that you have to see to believe, and that’s exactly what people can do at every Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile location. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Google and Samsung to launch this phone in time for the holidays.” Nexus S also is launching in all Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK later in December. ”We’re thrilled to launch Nexus S with Gingerbread, and we’re also excited to be partnering with Best Buy to launch this device,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google. Nexus S is the world’s first mobile phone to feature a 4” Contour Display. Its unique design and curved display make it easy to use while the powerful 1GHz application processor combined with the newest version of Android 2.3 or “Gingerbread” means users will enjoy one of the fastest and most seamless user experiences available. The combined Flash and HTML5 technology means internet browsing is high-speed and sophisticated. Additional Nexus S features include: 16GB of internal memory Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows users to read NFC tags Front and rear facing cameras Voice Actions allows users to text friends, search for and call restaurants and stores, write notes to self, receive step-by-step directions via Google Maps™ with Navigation and Latitude, and ring and email contacts just by speaking into their smart phone Access to Google mobile services including Google Search™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Calendar™, Google Talk™, Google Voice™ Gyroscope support for enhanced gaming and motion detection Nexus S, Google, Android, Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Voice are trademarks of Google, Inc. T-Mobile is a trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Nexus S video demos: NFC, VoIP, more

The Google Nexus S isn't due in retail stores until December 16, but Google is hoping to tide us over with a bevy of videos of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone in action. The clips show everything from the sort of performance we can expect from the handset's 1GHz Hummingbird processor, to just how useful NFC might be. Meanwhile there's also internet calling, the improved copy/paste functionality in Gingerbread, and the tweaked color scheme which is actually supposed to improve battery life as well. Stay tuned in the coming days, as both SlashGear and Android Community will have their own hands-on time with the device. Look & Feel: [youtube 2SBMrauRSX0] VoIP/SIP Support: [youtube BXPPSTvsdaw] Copy/Paste: [youtube 9vdqfVIcuJA] Portable WiFi Hotspot: [youtube hUbrBmy93XM] 1GHz Hummingbird CPU: [youtube S_OmfumzGb8] Near Field Communication: [youtube wk5mUdeEF8c] Google Maps Navigation: [youtube mL5hqOY7lmw] Voice Actions: [youtube tIZ56bIfWzI]

Google Nexus S gets official: NFC, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, more

Google has officially announced the Google Nexus S, along with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Samsung-made Nexus S has a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, T-Mobile USA 3G support and NFC (Near Field Communications) for contactless payment. There's also WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 5-megapixel camera, plus a second camera up front. The Nexus S will have 16GB of onboard storage, Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and mobile hotspot functionality. More on Android 2.3 Gingerbread here. The Nexus S can be purchased (unlocked) online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in the U.S. starting after December 16 and at Carphone Warehouse retailers in the U.K. after December 20. It will be priced at £549.95 unlocked in the UK. Stay tuned in the coming days, as both SlashGear and Android Community will have their own hands-on time with the device. Google Nexus S: [youtube lxUXulxE5o0] Android 2.3 Gingerbread: [youtube Jx3pdWBlZ34] [gallery] Press Release:
SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE TO DELIVER NEXUS S, THE FIRST MOBILE PHONE IN THE WORLD POWERED BY ANDROID 2.3 Nexus S offers the latest version of the Android platform, Gingerbread, 4” Super AMOLED touch screen with curved design, Near Field Communication (NFC), front and rear-facing cameras and 1GHz application processor SEOUL, Korea, and DALLAS, US December 6, 2010 — Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider1 in the U.S., and Google™ today announced Nexus S™, the world’s first handset to feature the latest version of Google’s Android™ platform. Powered by Android 2.3, Samsung and Google have packed Nexus S with powerful technology and the latest in hardware features. JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “Samsung and Google have worked together closely to deliver the best Android smart phone experience for consumers. It has been our ambition in working with Google to continue to push the Android platform forward and create a smart phone that has both superior functionality and a stunning user-experience. It is extremely satisfying to see this partnership again bear tremendous fruit.” “Samsung was thrilled to work with Google to create the first device featuring the much anticipated Android 2.3 OS. Nexus S is powerful proof of Samsung and Google’s commitment to bringing technology firsts to market and launching products that utilize the open and innovative Android operating system,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer of Samsung Telecommunications America. “Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and technology with the exciting new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience.” "Google is excited to co-develop Nexus S with Samsung, ensuring solid integration of hardware and software to deliver the lead device for the latest version of Android, Gingerbread," said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google. Nexus S is designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more ergonomic style and feel when held to the user’s face. Nexus S also features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which allows you to read information off of everyday objects like stickers and posters that are embedded with NFC chips. Powered by a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, Nexus S produces rich 3D graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content. Nexus S is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and camcorder, as well as a VGA front facing camera. In addition, Nexus S features a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. Nexus S also comes with 16 GB of internal memory. Android 2.3, Gingerbread, is the fastest version of Android yet. It features support for Near Field Communication (NFC), a new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a clean new user interface. Nexus S also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking, access to Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google Voice™ and YouTube™, and access to over 100,000 apps and widgets on Android Market™. Nexus S can be purchased (unlocked) online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in the U.S. starting after December 16 and at Carphone Warehouse retailers in the U.K. after December 20.

Android Community Week in Review – Week 48 2010

This week has been the week of over eating and great bargains - especially when it comes to Android devices. As we near the release of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, we aren't seeing too many leaks regarding the update (or Android in general) and with the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, news was generally slow regarding our favorite mobile operating system. However, this does not mean we do not have anything of importance announced this week, below you can find some of the top stories of Week 48 2010.
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