Just got this phone and it's really cool, very fast. Wifi works great too, need to get used to the navigation though. i'll give it an 8 out of 10
Also Miriam Joire aka tnkgrl of Endgadget and her colleague Vlad has used the Nexus S for past 6 months because they want the pure Google experiance and what Andy Rubins dream is about.
Also the Phones Show CHat by Steve Litchfield podcasts has just acquired the Nexus S as a reference device...THese two well respected podcast and review site/shows and they also want the raw pure Android device for reference..This Nexus S is what is Android and anything else is manufacturers add on ons.
I am getting one soon but have to order it from my shop.I am going pay as you go.
deden, 14 Jul 2011just had this phone for 2 days.. love it and hate it.. hate it coz the display is degraded to ... moreHere in UK a lot of people seek out LCD displays now over super AMOLED because of more natural colours and sharpness..Their have been complaints in out techy groups of folk NOT liking the over saturated colours and blurryness of super AMOLED and usual screen burn that Super AMOLED can have but not proven.
In UK the desire and some others later on like san fransisco had LCD panels because of shortage of AMOLED and it was this that led to folk enjoying the clarityof the LCD panel..
while doing video chat in yahoo, the secondary camera is directly activated. can anybody advise me how to switch on the rear camera for video chat.
just had this phone for 2 days.. love it and hate it.. hate it coz the display is degraded to Super Clear LCD.. I still have my old Galaxy S and compare them side by side and the difference is significant.. And the missing radio too is a shame.. Btw is the Nexus' screen anti-scratch despite it's oleophobic? I haven't removed the factory plastic layer coz no store in my town sell the Nexus' screen guard.
David, 12 Jul 2011I have the Nexus S and I agree, it's very good, arguably one of the best in the Android camp, ... moredid not expect that answer,very interesting what may happen next then..i will wait and see but still saving for next nexus whenever that maybe.
David, 12 Jul 2011I have the Nexus S and I agree, it's very good, arguably one of the best in the Android camp, ... moreThanks for info and look forward to see what turns up.You say about things innovating well sammy readying quad core smartfones..Now you say about perhaps not needing this power and not a competition but people always pay for lastest and greatest..
What i mean is us geeks expect the nexus to be the peek of tech and were a lot dissappointed with nexus s with it been out of date even before release..But as you say the nexus s is still capable in todays smartfone era and its about being first with the lataest Android NOT PERHAPS latest spec..
callum, 12 Jul 2011Love this developer smartphone but when is Nexus 3 out?I have heard the Nexus 3 might be made by HTC..WEll unless HTC get decents components then i will have to see reviews of Nexus 3 before buying.
callum, 12 Jul 2011Love this developer smartphone but when is Nexus 3 out?I have the Nexus S and I agree, it's very good, arguably one of the best in the Android camp, considering it's pure Google. I second what others said: of all phones, everything else equal, apps will work best on this. I develop occasionaly for the Market and I use my Nexus S to do so.
About the next Nexus phone, that will be the Nexus Prime. I'm guessing they will launch it as soon as they release Android 4 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") later this year, Q3/Q4... phone probably coming in Q4 I'd guess, but don't hold your breath.
Keep in mind that the Nexus phones are not for competition, it's to spur innovation (to set the bar high enough for others) in the Android field. Depending on what is available in ICS/4, I wouldn't be shocked (but chances are dim) if they just upgrade the Nexus S. It's a good hardware with lots of promising technologies that are not explored entirely yet (case in point: NFC). But, chances are they will probably release one with updated hardware. After all, the Market is becoming more and more evolved, and even the Nexus S is starting to become slow to develop and debug some of the top-tiered games available there. And those people need a developer platform.
Google it, there is plenty of info about the rumours surrounding the Nexus Prime.
Just because this is pure google you can still sport it up with apps from the market,,i have the galaxy s music player apk which i hope will work on here giving me concert hall setting and DNSe..It is then a galaxy s with flash albeit with lower resolution video recording.
mark786, 02 Jul 2011Can anyone help me to choose between desire hd, nexus s r the dell streak. Thanx in advancemy friend is using the desire HD. I have the nexus S, and i'v played around with dell streak.
the desire HD seems ok actually. its just too big for me though. if you like huge screen then maybe you'll like this. although Nexus S screen clarity is much better. desire HD's screen looks washed out and pale. and please note this doesnt have front facing camera, so if you're after video calling, this is not for you.
Dell streak seems ok too but if desire HD is too big for me, this one is gigantic. i cant carry a phone this big everyday. if you dont mind that, this is for you I guess. but dell streak's specs is kinda outdated already.
nexus S is perfect. im loving this phone everyday. the advantage of this is it's pure google so you get the important software updates first than any other phone. and almost all apps in the Android Market works for it with no problem because most developers use this phone to program their app since its pure android. Please note though that it doesn't have a memory card slot. only the 16gb internal. which is not a problem for me coz 8gb is enough for my use, dont know with yours. and it doesnt have a sim toolkit app where you can access your SIM card's built in menus like for banking maybe.
eshantorres, 09 Jul 2011i want to know if this fone has a document editor??It's android, it definitely has one, it does not depend on the phone.