As 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.