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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted December 06 2010 - 08:04 AM

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


http://googleblog.bl...ingerbread.html


http://techcrunch.co...nexus-s-review/


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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted December 06 2010 - 08:12 AM

New SDK:

http://android-devel...pdated-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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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted December 06 2010 - 08:40 AM

Nexus S Looks cool.

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Posted December 07 2010 - 03:18 AM

Giz is pretty hyped on it:

http://gizmodo.com/5...-23-gingerbread


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Posted December 07 2010 - 10:09 AM

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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Posted December 08 2010 - 02:08 AM

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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Posted December 08 2010 - 08:47 AM

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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Posted December 08 2010 - 10:20 AM

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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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted December 08 2010 - 10:56 AM

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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Posted December 09 2010 - 06:54 PM

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...


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Posted December 09 2010 - 11:06 PM

Curved screen is interesting. I'll be interested to hear how it improves usability.

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Posted December 10 2010 - 02:14 AM



Originally Posted by Ken Chan 

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



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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Posted December 10 2010 - 02:31 AM

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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Posted December 10 2010 - 07:57 AM

Maybe AT&T's rep sucks *THAT* bad for Google/Samsung to prefer T-Mobile for a product launch of this type. Posted Image


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Posted December 10 2010 - 08:17 AM

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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Posted December 10 2010 - 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Hanson Yoo 

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.


The Nexus S only does the 900, 2100, 1700 HSPA/UMTS bands; which is why I said what I said.