Nexus S

Nexus S UK price-drop confirmed as launch slips to December 22

Nexus S UK price-drop confirmed as launch slips to December 22

As we spotted over the weekend, Google's Nexus S has seen a price-cut in the UK, with the SIM-free Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone now coming in at £429.99 rather than the original £549.95. However, Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy UK have also confirmed this morning that the handset has been delayed a couple of days from Google's original launch plan: the UK Nexus S will now go on sale from December 22 2010, rather than from today.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 17 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 17 2010

Take a trip on the root train with Nexus S, emulate your way back into the greatest system ever SEGA Dreamcast - on Android, see Google aspire for a musical future, and translate foreign text in real time with Word Lens for iPhoto! Then just incase you missed it last night, take a peek at this first look at the L1v2 Laser Pico Handheld Projector with none other than your humble narrator, and get your first taste of TRON: LEGACY with a full review by Philip! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Nexus S Teardown

Nexus S Teardown

Oh those folks at iFixit, they're so wild in their need to take everything apart. Come with me and see their unscrewing and note with me how they find Nexus S to be more of a gimmick than a feature-filled device. Ruh roh. Did they say gimmick? They sure did. They note first and foremost the fact that it's got a curved display and is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, saying basically that these shouldn't be enough to convince someone to purchase the brand new phone. They do say some nice things though! Or maybe they're just funny. They note that once the back of the phone is off, it looks like something out of Tron: Legacy. Then they say that you shouldn't give the battery to a baby. And you know good and well that it only gets better from there!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 16 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 16 2010

The greatest unboxing of all time has happened today in celebration of the Nexus S being released: Ninja Unboxing. You know what that means? It's going to be a wild day. You'll see a torrent of Nexus S news as everyone busts their boxes open non-ninja style, that's for sure. Take a peek at iBooks 1.2, see the FBI backdoor situation continue to unfold, and check out the sweet tips on new MacBooks and iMacs for 2011. And what's this? Android App Inventor for everyone? Hooray! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

Today you'll totally get your hands on a HP ENVY 17 3D Laptop when we totally unbox it. Get funky really quickly with Philip in an article by the name of Five 80s Tech Movies That Deserve a Refresh. Take a sweet ride through the world of Gingerbread on our Nexus S review. Then WIN A FREE Google Cr-48 Laptop in a SlashGear Google Chrome OS giveaway! Oh and what's this? Win a Google Cr-48 at Android Community too? That's wacky! It's a massive amount of exclusive content and a completely fantastical amount of everything else here on The Daily Slash!

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Nexus S Review

Nexus S Review

Google shook up the Android world with the Nexus One, throwing down the gauntlet to manufacturers to step up their hardware game and pushing the open-source platform to the bleeding edge of smartphone functionality. Now the search giant is back with its second self-branded device, the Nexus S, a Samsung-made handset with a few unique features of its own. Is this the best Android smartphone today, or just another Galaxy S sibling? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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