Items tagged with Nexus S

Traditionally, the Nexus family of devices has been among the first to receive updates to the latest and greatest new versions of Android. The Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S 4G from Sprint are no exception to this. As of yesterday, Sprint and Google began rolling out an over the air update to Android 4.1.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean. If your phone hasn’t received the update yet, you can attempt to update the software manually using the System Updates Feature found on the About screen of your phone. According to a posting on Sprint's forums, if your Nexus S hasn't received the prompt to... Read more...
Android fragmentation issues around Ice Cream Sandwich continue to surface as more handset manufacturers issue decisions regarding their recent flagship products. Today, Samsung announced that despite user outcry, ICS wouldn't be coming to either the Samsung Galaxy S or the original Galaxy Tab. Both devices use a Samsung Exynos 3110 CPU, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and feature 512MB of RAM. The company released a statement on the Korean SamsungTomorrow webpage; we've taken the liberty of cleaning up Google's automated translation a bit. It reads: RAM and ROM capacity and available memory are particularly... Read more...
Great news for Android lovers: more new flavors are available. But only if you have the right cone, as it were. The GSM / UMTS version of the Nexus S will begin seeing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) hit starting today, and rolling out across the board during the next few months. The Sprint version of the device, using a CDMA / WiMAX radio, isn't included in the opening round. Hackers have already discovered a way to inject Android 4.0.3 onto any Nexus S, but as always, we'd advise you to wait for the real-deal if you value your sanity. v4.0.3 is also going out to developers, with a new of enhancements... Read more...
An easier way to pay? Depends on how many merchants sign up, how many phone makers sign up, and how many phones ship with an NFC module within. But this is one heck of a start. Google and Sprint just announced a monumental launch for Google Wallet, the NFC-based pay system that is launching exclusively on the Nexus S 4G to start. Google Wallet was actually "announced" back in May, with Citi, MasterCard, Sprint and First Data onboard. But up until now, only private testing has been going on. Now, the company's releasing a new build of Android (v2.3.7) that brings it to all public Nexus S 4G users.... Read more...
Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile have announced that stores are now offering the high-end Android 2.3 Nexus S for absolutely nothing on three different U.S. carriers, so long as customers sign a new two-year agreement. It's available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, and will be offered free as a new phone or upgrade two-year activation at all Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, and online at BestBuy.com/Mobile. In fact, the sale should already be on for those that are interested.  One-Day Exclusive Offer: Best Buy Mobile Offers All Versions of Nexus S from Google for Free on Aug. 3 Available... Read more...
We just received word that Samsung's Nexus S smarphone from Google is landing at AT&T this weekend. Starting Sunday, July 24th, you'll be able to trot into your local Best Buy brick-and-mortar store and pick one up for $99.99 with a new, two-year activation. Feeling impatient? You can place your pre-order today in Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, and online at www.BestBuy.com/Mobile. In case you're not yet familiar with the Nexus S, which is already available on Sprint and T-Mobile, a quick rundown of the spec sheet looks like this: 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480x800) 1GHz Cortez... Read more...
We knew the Nexus S 4G was coming to Sprint, and as planned, the phone has arrived. The Nexus S 4G from Sprint is essentially the same phone we reviewed back in March, but with a WiMAX chip and EVDO connectivity. The Nexus S 4G is also the first phone to run Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread. As you may recall, key specs for the Nexus S 4G include a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of built in memory, 4-inch Contour Display, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, Near Field Communication (NFC) support, and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera. You can pick up the Nexus S... Read more...
May 8th is just a couple of days before Google I/O kicks off in San Francisco, and it'll also be the first day that you can buy a 4G-enabled version of the Nexus S. Sprint has today confirmed that the Nexus S 4G from Google will go on sale in all Sprint channels starting on May 8, with a $199.99 price attached to the phone (along with a 2-year agreement). The Samsung-built phone has already been out for T-Mobile USA, but this version is obviously WiMAX-ready. There's a 1GHz Samsung CPU, a 4" Super AMOLED display and a 5MP camera; all familiar features, but all so fresh when coupled with a true... Read more...
When we reviewed the Nexus S 4G, we said we wish the phone would be available through additional channels (at the time, it was an unlocked phone that had T-Mobile service sold through Best Buy). Now, our wish has been granted: Today, Sprint and Google announced plans to bring the Nexus S 4G from Google to Sprint this spring. The phone will still be manufactured by Samsung and will feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Other specs include a 1GHz Samsung application processor, a Super AMOLED touchscreen, 4-inch Contour Display, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera.... Read more...
Google may be opting out when it comes to joining the social networking game, but they're saying yes to mobile payments. The Samsung-built Nexus S was one of the first NFC-enabled smartphones to ship in America, and now Google is reportedly ready to start testing a mobile payment trial at stores in NY and SF. The Bloomberg article on the matter suggests that the trials could begin in four months, and it will let shoppers use their phones to buy items at those stores. NFC and contact-less payments have frequently been used to pay for mass transit, but particularly in America, it's still rare to... Read more...
Google's Nexus S smartphone has a lot of attractive features, but the one that attracts the most attention is the fact that this smartphone is the first to ship with the latest version of the Android smartphone operating system—version 2.3. Otherwise known as Gingerbread, this OS is said to be the fastest version of Android yet. In addition to Gingerbread, the Nexus S touts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and 16GB of internal memory. Although the Nexus S is the sequel to Google's Nexus One smartphone, Google is taking a different approach with this product. Whereas... Read more...
Google's Nexus S smartphone has a lot of attractive features, but the one that attracts the most attention is the fact that this smartphone is the first to ship with the latest version of the Android smartphone operating system—version 2.3. Otherwise known as Gingerbread, this OS is said to be the fastest version of Android yet. In addition to Gingerbread, the Nexus S touts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and 16GB of internal memory. Although the Nexus S is the sequel to Google's Nexus One smartphone, Google is taking a different approach with this product. Whereas... Read more...
The Samsung Nexus S is no longer the only device to sport Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It remains the only device to carry the latest Android officially, but the Samsung Galaxy S now has an unofficial build, thanks to the hard work of xda-developers. Some functions like voice (oops), wi-fi, camera and GPS aren't working. Thus, unless you want to experiment, there's no reason to upgrade yet. However, given the way the folks at xda do things, and considering this is a stock Android build and the Galaxy S and Nexus S are brethren, we would expect that they can iron out all the problems in short order.... Read more...
Coming out just in time for the holidays, Google's Nexus S smartphone is now available for purchase at Best Buy. In case you're wondering what the big deal here is, the Nexus S is the first smartphone to ship with Android 2.3, otherwise known as Gingerbread. And as a Google-branded phone, there isn't any funky custom UI marring the Android experience. The phone is available for $200 so long as you pony up for a 2-year service agreement with T-Mobile, otherwise it runs $530 contract-free. It comes equipped with an 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 16GB of internal storage, both front and rear facing cameras,... Read more...
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