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Samsung Nexus S (AT&T)The Samsung Nexus S brings Gingerbread OS a much-needed stock Android to AT&T. But eight months after its original debut, the handset feels under-powered and behind the smartphone curve.
Hi, I'm Kent German, Section Editor for cnet.com. Today, we'll take a first look at the Samsung Nexus S for AT&T. Now, for the most part this phone is no different from the previous two versions. Of course, it doesn't have 4G like the Sprint version but when compared with the Sprint phone, you can see it looks exactly alike. It's got the same design. It's got that same slim profile. It has that contour shape that supposed to mimic the shape of your head. It feels like a kind of plasticky. I wouldn't want to drop it. I want to be very careful of it. Also, the skin is a little shiny and slippery. It shows fingers prints easily as just the display. So, that's one thing you're gonna want to watch. But overall, it's an attractive phone and great display. Now, the phone is running Gingerbread's. So, that's Android 2.3. Of course, it's a stock Android. So, if you really like your Android pure and simple, this is a good phone. The features are gonna be exactly the same as the previous two versions. You have everything you'd expect on a mid to high-end Android phone, you're gonna find it here. But overall, good phone, lots to like in it. I like the big display. I like the Gingerbread. I like the stock Android. But, just at this point in the game, just looking a little way. I'm Kent German and this is the Samsung Nexus S for AT&T.