The Good Runs the latest version of Android, 2.3 Gingerbread; big, beautiful screen; fast; packed with features; likely to get updates promptly.
The Bad Some features are complicated to set up; no big changes in Gingerbread; NFC wireless technology isn't that useful yet; no memory-card slot.
The Bottom Line If you want bells and whistles, the Google Nexus S smart phone has plenty to offer. It's not cheap, and it's complicated in places, but it's on the cutting edge of Android and it's likely to stay there for a while.
Google Nexus S by Samsung
The Nexus S has popped out of the oven stuffed with freshly baked phone to run the latest version of Google's Android software. It combines Samsung's slick hardware with Android 2.3's seemingly endless features, and the result is a confection that's worth nibbling. But don't expect massive changes compared to Android 2.2 Froyo or the Samsung Galaxy S' hardware. The Nexus S is a subtly refined dessert, rather than a gastronomic innovation.-- it's the first
The Nexus S will be available from 20 December for free on a £35-a-month contract, or £550 without a contract, exclusively from Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. Either way, the phone will come unlocked so you can use it on any network.
The Nexus S is Google's latest flagship phone, following in the footsteps of the T-Mobile G1 and Google Nexus One. The 'S' in its name signifies its Samsung origins -- and that's a company that knows how to make some very sexy hardware. But the software that Samsung added to phones like the Galaxy S did more harm than good in places, so it's a pleasure to see pure Android running on the Nexus S.
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