Samsung and Google Officially Announce the Nexus S with NFC
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Dec 6, 2010, 11:18 AM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 7, 2010, 2:06 PM
Google and Samsung today officially announced the Nexus S. The Nexus S will become the next officially-sanctioned developer platform for Android coders. It is based on Samsung's Galaxy S line of Android devices, and is the first to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Nexus S has a four-inch Super AMOLED "Contour Display" that Samsung says has a more ergonomic feel in the hand. Other features include a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor; 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, video capture, and user-facing VGA camera; 16GB of built-in storage; GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR radios; and a gyroscope, accelerometer and digital compass. The Nexus S is the first Android device to launch with built-in near-field communications, which will allow it to make contactless payments are properly equipped retail locations. Samsung and Google called Android 2.3 Gingerbread the fastest version of Android yet, and note that it now includes a redesigned user interface, an improved keyboard that supports multi-touch gestures, and VoIP-based internet calling. The Nexus S will be available unlocked in Best Buy stores starting December 16. The first variant available supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and 900/1700/2100MHz HSDPA at 7.2Mbps. It is compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network. It will cost $529 unlocked or $199 with a new T-Mobile contract.
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Any word on the pricing for this beast?
$529 - No contract
No "4G", no SD Memory, and no Flash 10 support?
I know I do! It would be nice if there was ONE AT&T compatible band ( 😡 ), but day-amn!
Dollars to doughnuts it will have Flash support. Doesn't Froyo have it?
No HD play back
when r they releasing an at&t 3g frequency compatible version?
But a T-Mobile phone will not be compatible with at&t's data network since T-Mobile and at&t operate on different frequencies
Wheres the Hspa+
So the g2 and my touch 4 have one big advantage over google's new flagship device. 😳
Ill stick with my Epic 4g 😎
Welcome to GSM
1. Samsung's recent (pseudo)handling of their GPS issues doesn't make them look that great.
2. When I bought an N1, I ended up with problems with 3G switching to Edge and back, and calls dropping. Google and T-Mobile just pointed the finger at each other about where the problem was. I was stuck in the middle with a $530 phone that didn't work as well as my old RAZR.
I absolutely LOVE Android, and still use it. It just seems that the only way to ensure good support is for the phone to come from the carrier. Hopefully that'll be the case this time.
Frankly, doesn't seem that big of an 'upgrade' from the Nexus One.
unlocked will work for at&t?
since they did the same stunt last time, i wouldnt be surprised if they released an ATT version like 2 months later.
does it come with FREE gift? Fake GPS?