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News Google launches Nexus S

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Dec 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Blackie Chan

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    Lets hope this phone doesn't have to use the garbage Samsung software to update.
     
  3. Matticus

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    It is, as far as I know "stock" android. Much like the Nexus one was. Even though HTC made it, it did not include Sense for example.

    I really want to get my hands on this, even though I was hoping for something a little more powerful as the specs are similar to the current gen of phones, with the Nexus range being the flagships (which so far haven't made it out of the harbour) you expect them to really be something extra special.
     
  4. Joey9801

    Joey9801 Eric the Half a Bee

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    The carphone warehouse have full pricing info :)

    If you cant be bothered to click on the link, the cheapest contract is £35 for 24 months, or £550 for a simfree handset :)
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Interesting - that hadn't gone live at the time of writing. Shame it's too expensive for me to upgrade my old Milestone...
     
  6. Ljs

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    Yeah, I'm sure they would have ripped all the Samsung crap (Samsung phones have been quite solid for years but their software and UI has been lacking) out and made it better. For Google anyway.

    I like the fact there is now more on offer for sure and will definetly check it out but despise 24month contracts. Kind of fancy a Blackberry next anyway.
     
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    I think you mean Samsung :)
     
  8. Skiddywinks

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    So, again, I am underwhelmed with the hardware. Nothing really beats everything else by much, if at all, with all these phones running Snapdragon. Granted, I do really like Samsung's Hummingbird, but I wish these companies would stop throwing out phones with the same specs. The only thing differentiating smart phones nowadays are the actual handset's shape, weight and feel.

    Sure, the Nexus is a little long in the tooth in terms of time, but in terms of hardware it is still up there. When the hell am I going to see the dual core Snapdragon I've been reading about for what feels like an eternity?
     
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    Yawn...phones...
     
  10. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I had a play with one of these about two months ago. The most striking thing about it is how ergonomic it feels - everything is curved somehow, which is a nice change from the blockiness of the latest iPhone.

    Gingerbread wasn't finished on the version I had a play with, so there wasn't much I could try, but what was working ran as smooth as butter. It's certainly a lovely device, but it's really not that different from the current range of smartphones - at first glance, I thought it was just a Samsung Galaxy S with new casing.

    The previous Nexus was dumped on by the HTC Desire (they were, in effect, the same phone), so it remains to be seen if this one can do any better.
     
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    Very interested in this phone. I currently have a contract free Nexus One, and plan to get the Nexus S. I'm also please that Google's approach here in the U.S. is to storefront through Best Buy mobile, which unfornately for U.S.'s love of contracts, will give the phone far more exposure beyond the tech crowd than the Nexus One had.
     
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    Wrong! This handset is very different because it runs vanila OS. Not HTC Sense rubbish, not Motoblur bogdown etc. You won't have to wait for your carrier to approve and release the OS full of branded rubbish apps you can't remove.

    Original Nexus One always gets the new OS the first. People do see that as an advantage and they will buy this phone....
     
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    Ok, you have a point there, but when you can debrand just about any Android device out there, it kind of becomes a moot point for the more technically inclined. And the less technically inclined are going to be less inclined to care anyway, so I consider the whole thing a moot point really. Inclined.

    Sure, it does make it much more hassle free, but to be honest I think it isn't all that big of a deal. If anyone hates something on their Android phone enough, they are going to change it themselves. That's the whole point of Android.
     
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