Nexus S

Nexus S unboxing and hands-on

Nexus S unboxing and hands-on

Despite the speculation beforehand, Google launched the new Nexus S last week with little fanfare: no big press event, no gathering of Samsung, Android and T-Mobile execs on-stage to talk about how pleased they are to work together. A noticeable difference from the first-gen Nexus One, then, so does that make the Nexus S a minor update rather than another Android game-changer? Check out the SlashGear unboxing and some first-impressions after the cut.

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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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Samsung 2.3 Gingerbread update for Galaxy S uncertain despite Nexus S similarities

Samsung 2.3 Gingerbread update for Galaxy S uncertain despite Nexus S similarities

Samsung developed something of a reputation for itself as reluctant to upgrade older Android devices in favor of preserving the prestige of its newer handsets, and the company's response to questions regarding an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy S family of smartphones is unlikely to disperse any paranoia. A company spokesperson told Pocket-lint that an official Gingerbread upgrade is still undecided, blaming - among other things - "system requirements" and "the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products."

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The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

Heck man, the day started with Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it basically never stopped. You can get yourself a full Gingerbread features list, see how much a Nexus S is going to cost you unlocked at Best Buy or see a full Nexus S review (courtesy of TechCrunch), and have yourself a compare and contrast festival with Nexus S, Nexus One, and Galaxy S courtesy of yours truly. Then Philip Berne writes a column on [A Cartoonish Way to Prevent Cruelty], Don Reisinger brings us a column deciding [Which is better: Short or long video games?], and Slash Brother Number One Ewdison Then does a full [Acer Aspire 5745DG review].

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Comparing Nexus S to Nexus One and Galaxy S and Choosing Between Them

Comparing Nexus S to Nexus One and Galaxy S and Choosing Between Them

So you've got a decision to make now that Nexus S has officially been announced, yes? You're sitting around with your Nexus One or Galaxy S device, (we use Samsung Vibrant in this comparison, then additional Galaxy S devices,) and you're wondering if it'll be a smart move to switch over to the Nexus S when it's time for you to get a new phone. Well! We've got just the compare and contrast for you! Take a peek here for a full rundown of what you're going to be up against when you take that step into the world of Android phone switching in these late 2010 and early 2011 months.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 6 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 6 2010

Welcome to the world, Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread! We've been expecting you! Check out our full collection of Gingerbread and Nexus S posts below. Then have a nice read courtesy of Philip Berne, a column by the name of [A Cartoonish Way to Prevent Cruelty]. Feel free to have a glance at our [Acer Aspire 5745DG review] and switch over to the new Facebook profile with a simple [CLICK]. After that, you can press the "like" button on our [Parrot AR.Drone review] and figure out [Which is better: Short or long video games?] with a column by Don Reisinger. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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