The Nexus S's candy bar design resembles most of the company's Galaxy S handsets. Yet, the overall effect is sleek and polished.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
The 4-inch Super AMOLED display is rich and vibrant. The "crawl" design of the main menu will be familiar to Nexus One users.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
The Nexus S (left) barely resembles its predecessor. It lacks a navigation trackball, which we missed just a bit, but it has the same touch controls below the display.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
On the downside, the Nexus S feels a bit fragile. Also, its plastic skin attracts a lot of fingerprints. Here you can see the dial pad interface.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Gingerbread brings a new virtual keyboard design to the Nexus S. The individual buttons are more rectangular and the suggested text from the dictionary is more visible.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
In this profile you can see that the Nexus S has a slight curved shape. The "contour" display is designed to mimic the shape of your head, but we didn't think much of it.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
The Nexus S's camera and flash sit on its back side.
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

Home screen

Thanks to Gingerbread, the pop-up menu on the home screen has a black background and a new "Manage apps" icon.
Updated:
Photo by: Google / Caption by:

Copy and paste

We like the new Gingerbread copy and paste interface.
Updated:
Photo by: Google / Caption by:

Manage your power

We also welcome the new "battery use" information that shows a visual representation of how much power each feature is using and how much time the battery has left.
Updated:
Photo by: Google / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.

Hot Products