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Google Nexus S arrives in UK: £430 SIM-free or free on contract

Google Nexus S arrives in UK: £430 SIM-free or free on contract

The Google Nexus S has gone on sale in the UK today, with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone available to order online as well as in "key" Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores. Priced at £429.99 SIM-free - after a price-cut this weekend - or free with a new, £30 per month agreement, the Nexus S has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, NFC and a 5-megapixel camera, and, as we suggested in our full review, may well be the best Android device on the market today.

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Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Google has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source shortly after the Nexus S ships today, with developer Jean-Baptiste Queru confirming that the new version is headed to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) imminently. The news means that we can soon expect custom ROMs from the homebrew community, bringing handsets like the Nexus One, the Galaxy S and others up to speed with the new OS.

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Google acquires NFC specialist Zetawire for “Walleto” e-wallet tech

Google acquires NFC specialist Zetawire for “Walleto” e-wallet tech

Google has acquired a little-known Canadian startup, Zetawire, apparently aiming to use the company's NFC technologies for their mobile wallet ambitions. Relatively little is known about Zetawire, beyond a patent application for an electronic wallet that would work with "a payment system, an advertising system, and an identity management system" and a trademark for the branding "Walleto".

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Google Hotpot NFC stickers will work with Nexus S

Google Hotpot NFC stickers will work with Nexus S

Google is planning to use its new NFC support in Android 2.3 Gingerbread - and in the Nexus S - to allow businesses to wirelessly send information to interested would-be consumers. A trial program is kicking off in Portland, Oregon, where Google is distributing Google Places Business Kits containing NFC-enabled stickers to companies listed in their online reviews system.

Owners of a Nexus S - or, indeed, another Gingerbread handset with NFC support, when they start hitting the market - will be able to hold their phone up to the sticker and see business information on their device. The kits will also contain leaflets and guides helping businesses increase the number of reviews covering them online.

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