Google S and Gingerbread official

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Hmmm, Samsung S based and not sold direct by Google. Not on Verizon. Hmmm


    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-nexus-s-with-gingerbread.html


    http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/06/google-nexus-s-review/
     
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    New SDK:

    http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/12/android-23-platform-and-updated-sdk.html


    re: the above articles:

    "Over 100 Android devices"... How do you (where by you I mean my mom who doesnt know an android from a cyborg) tell which ones suck and which ones don't?
     
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    Giz is pretty hyped on it:

    http://gizmodo.com/5707392/5-reasons-were-crazy-excited-about-android-23-gingerbread
     
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    I am sure that carriers are going to strip out the VOIP and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot that doesn't require additional carrier fees.
     
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    Google Nexus S and Android 2.3 gingerbread has officially been announced and official video of both Nexus S and Gingerbread is also available at Youtube. I think the upcoming google andorid phone Nexus S will be the tough competitor of iPhone.
     
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    Is it like the original Nexus, where you could buy it at any carrier you wanted, as long as it was T-Mobile? Or is it sold broadly this time?


    Is the screen actually curved? Or is that an illusion from the body shape / marketing hype? That would be a curious design choice.


    Will the new 2.3 available for all Android phones?
     
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    Right now it will be only on T Mobile. It comes unlocked so I imagine it could work on any GSM network.


    Yes, the screen is curved to curve with your face when you told it up to talk.


    I haven't heard anything about 2.3 being available on any other released phone but who knows what

    the New Year will bring.
     
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    One complication with the unlocked phone is that while you can get EDGE on AT&T, you can't get 3G.


    As for getting 2.3 on other phones, the answer is "soonish" to "never (officially, maybe someone while hack one together)" -- the same answer for every version, since the carriers add their own "enhancements" to the base OS, on their own schedules. The price of freedom.
     
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    I like the curved form factor idea (as I've always disliked having a large flat screen up against the side of my face) although it probably won't be curved enough to make a big diff me thinks -- and of course, I'm assuming the curvature doesn't negatively impact anything else.


    RE: upgrading existing phones to 2.3 OS, yeah, not much freedom there unless you're going to root your phone I guess...


    _Man_
     
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    Curved screen is interesting. I'll be interested to hear how it improves usability.
     
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    Actually, that's a limitation of the on-board radios since AT&T and TMo use different frequencies for 3G. If the Nexus S has the right collection of antennas, it could get 3G with an AT&T SIM. If you buy a TMo phone, it typically won't have the ability to tune in the AT&T 3G freq, but I don't know the story with this phone.
     
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    Why is the Nexus S only on T-Mo? I've got nothing against T-Mobile, but isn't it the fourth-largest carrier in the US? What does Google release its flagship, Android-defining phone on the smallest network in the US? If it's for GSM world-compatibility, why not go with the #2 network AT&T? (Being EDGE-compatible on AT&T is better than a poke in the eye, but only just barely.)
     
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    Maybe AT&T's rep sucks *THAT* bad for Google/Samsung to prefer T-Mobile for a product launch of this type.


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    TMo was the carrier for the Nexus One, so there's an existing relationship between Google and that carrier. At that time, AT&T was an iPhone shop and not the greatest choice to partner with Google's dev phone. Obviously, you can't have an unlocked CDMA phone, so Verizon and Sprint were out of the question. Which is probably the reason Google settled with TMo in the first place.
     
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    The Nexus S only does the 900, 2100, 1700 HSPA/UMTS bands; which is why I said what I said.
     

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