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It looks like three’s about to be company for the Nexus S. The folks from Pocket Now have uncovered a pearl white Nexus S slated to hit AT&T. There’s no word if it will be plain old 3G or if it will cruise AT&T’s HSPA+. We’re expecting this pure Google experience to have the same old specs: 4-inch Super AMOLED, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, and a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. Still no word on pricing or release, but for the sake of relevance we’re expecting something soon. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a special red Verizon edition sometime in the future?
The title to this one says it all. Unlike the original Nexus One, Sprint customers will soon have a shot at a 4G variant of the Samsung made Nexus S. Powered by the Now Network’s WiMAX, the handset will be available sometime this spring for $200. Sprint is billing this as a “Pure Google experience,” so we’re not expecting any bloatware. The Nexus S 4G will also include a more integrated Google Voice, which will be mingled with Sprint’s service. With all these Google goodies, it looks like Sprint is ready to go steady with Google, so don’t expect any Sprint iPhone announcements. However, speaking of announcements, you can check out a video of what their new Google Voice experience is all about after the break.
One of the most common questions we get around here is, “What phone should I get?” Two popular handsets getting kicked around are the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Nexus S (also made by Samsung). We decided to pit these two against each other in a randomly shot side by side video. We’re gonna start doing this more often and things will get better with time. Hit the jump to see these two go toe to toe.
Unlike the Nexus One before it, the Nexus S is definitely Sprint bound! In fact a little while ago we received an “Oops!” screen when going to now.sprint.com/nexus, it’s no longer working, but take our word for it. Sprint’s pure Google baby is expected to be cruising the Now Network’s Wimax. As far as anything else goes, we’re hearing you can expect the same song and dance in regards to hardware and form factor. We’re expecting to hear something come CTIA in the next couple of weeks.
We all knew when Google spilled the beans on the Nexus S it would be big, better yet huge! Well not literally, but there is this huge 42-inch kiosk at a Best Buy in San Carlos, California and one of the guys from TechCrunch decided to play around with it. Actually it works pretty well considering it’s a giant display. Not too sure if these will be popping up in stores across the country, but it is a good way to show off a new OS, and it will definitely draw some attention. If they’ve done this to push Gingerbread we can only imagine what they’ll do for Honeycomb, perhaps a giant beehive? Or maybe import some killer bees? Nah, probably not a good idea. Well take a look at a gigantic Nexus S in action.
Those crazy folks at XDA-Developers have done it, and done it in record timing. It being rooting the Nexus S the same day of it’s release. This has got to be some kind of record. So you feel like taking your new toy on a trip? Come on you know you wanna. Give it a shot, it’s half the reason you bought the phone. Oh yeah, if you do it, it’s at your own risk, yada, yada, yada, and all that other stuff.
So after all the internet buzz and blurry cam sightings, the Nexus S is officially on it’s way! The Nexus S will be available December 16th for $199, on contract with T-Mobile. So let’s clear the air about some of the hardware. Google’s second born has a new momma! As speculated the Nexus S is built by Samsung and features: a 4-inch WVGA display, 16GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, integrated VoIP support, and of course Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Speaking of Gingerbread, the going word is that the Nexus One is set to be receiving Gingerbread as we speak! That’s right, it seems Google believes in keeping it in the family. With all this said the Nexus S is looking a lot like a Samsung Galaxy S, and we’re not complaining. Now that Google has come clean about the handset, they’ve released some propaganda via video, be sure to check it out.
Some said Google was done with standalone phones after the Nexus One’s lackluster market performance, but if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. It appears that’s what they’re doing and it seems they’re going from scratch. The Nexus One follow-up is being called the Nexus S and will be made by Samsung not HTC. Engadget has spilled the beans on Google’s new hope. It looks a lot like the Galaxy S handsets we’ve seen and is said to be packing Gingerbread, yep Gingerbread. Google remains in denial about the phone’s existence but we’ve heard that before. Little hardware info is known but we expect the usual Galaxy goodies, Hummingbird processor, Super AMOLED, and who knows what else? We’ll keep an eye on this as more develops.