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Keyboard themes

Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard brings built-in themeing

Thanks to the talent and hard work of our very own AC Developer Beezy, we've been playing with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S for a while now.  One of the cool things that caught our eye recently was the native themeing of the stock Android keyboard.  Built into ICS is a keyboard theme engine...
Google Wallet

Hacks bring Google Wallet to all Nexus S phones

NFC may or may not be the future of on-the-go banking, but for most Android fans it's pretty damn cool.  That's why there was a whole lot of disappointment when Google decided to go exclusive with Sprint and the Nexus S 4G on the Google Wallet app for Android, leaving the majority of Nexus S users...
ICS

Ice Cream Sandwich supposedly seen in short video - is it the real deal?

So here's the story -- supposedly an anonymous fellow purchased a Nexus S on eBay, and to his surprise found it running Ice Cream Sandwich.  There are quite a few visual differences, namely a new launcher style, a new "Google Apps" folder, a new notification bar, and a new lockscreen.  There's...
Nexus S Update

T-Mobile Nexus S gets an update to Android 2.3.6

Hot on the heels of the Nexus One getting an update, the Nexus S is now in the throes of a 17.5-megabyte download that brings Android 2.3.6 (build GRK39C) along with "bug fixes and security patches." Should just take a couple minutes to update, and then you'll be able to go back to lording it over...
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Android 2.3.6 rolling out to some Nexus S owners - Fixes voice search, breaks tethering

Some Samsung Nexus S owners are seeing Android 2.3.6 roll out to their devices. We say some, because not all devices and not all carriers appear to be supported as of yet, though Google states the update will be rolled out over time and in some cases -- depend on carrier approval. Sprint has an...
Android Central

Aboard space shuttle Atlantis, Nexus S is enjoying a productive vacation

  Since NASA launched the final Atlantis shuttle mission earlier this summer, the two Nexus S devices on board have been hard at work upgrading three SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) aboard the shuttle. NASA has expressed interest in Android due to its...
Oxygen ROM

ROM review: Oxygen for the Nexus S 4G

We're back with another reader submitted ROM review, this time around we have Android Central member digitalslacker showing some love for the Nexus S 4G with a great review of Oxygen ROM.  I've used this one for the GSM flavor of the Nexus S, and he hits it right on the head with his review -- a...
Ice Cream Sandwich

First pics of Ice Cream Sandwich leaked, running on Nexus S

The first photos of a phone running Ice Cream Sandwich have been leaked out, and we get to see a little bit of the UI running on a Samsung Nexus S (T-Mobile USA).  Visually, things look a bit different, with a less AMOLED-friendly blue color scheme and a revamped launcher and app drawer.  A little...
Browser battle

Browser battle: Nexus S vs. the iPhone 4 and the new BlackBerry Bold 9900

Our pals at CrackBerry are marveling in their first new device in, well, forever, and your old pal Bla1ze is putting them through a bit of a browser battle. Above, you see the iPhone 4, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, and, of course, the Samsung Nexus S.Let's be honest here: We're actually pretty...
Android Central

Best Buy offering Nexus S free for a day, new contract required

 Have you been on the fence about the Nexus S?  Maybe this will get you to take the plunge.  Best Buy will be offering any version of the Nexus S (for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint) for free.  The catch?  You have to sign a two year agreement (new line or upgrade) with the respective carrier.  The...
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AT&T Nexus S officially available today at Best Buy

If you are an AT&T customer and have been waiting for a Nexus S that'll actually use your carrier's 3G bands, your big day is here. The Nexus S for AT&T is officially available today at Best Buy locations, as well as via BestBuy.com.  The device will run you $99 with the use of an upgrade,...
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Poll: Would you buy a Nexus S this far into the year?

Asked this on Twitter earlier today, and let's put it to you folks: We're more than halfway through the year, and chances are we'll see a new Nexus device -- whatever it may be -- by the end of the year, if Google keeps up with previous schedules. (Though we have no assurances that it will.) So...
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Nexus S hits AT&T on July 24, presales start today

Can't say we haven't seen this one coming for a long time, but now it's finally official. AT&T is getting its own Nexus S on July 24. It'll be available only at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile (just like the T-Mobile Nexus S and Sprint Nexus S4G).Cost is $99 with a new two-year contract, or $529...
Seidio CONVERT combo case for the Nexus S

Accessory review: Seidio CONVERT Combo for Samsung Nexus S

Tired of switching cases on your Nexus S (all models) anytime you need something extra rugged?  The Seidio CONVERT Combo case for the Nexus S is something you'll want to have a look at.  The first layer is the smooth and slim Seidio Surface, which offers a tasteful look and protection enough for...
Samsung Nexus S

Cincinnati Bell now offering the Samsung Nexus S 3G

The Nexus S has arrived on Cincinnati Bell, according to the regional carrier’s website. Customers can grab Samsung’s pure-Google device for $150 on a two year contract or for $300 without commitment, though either way you’ll have to send in those pesky mail-in rebates. Keep in mind that this Nexus...
PayPal NFC payments

PayPal unveils peer-to-peer NFC payment system

PayPal has shown their new peer-to-peer NFC payment system at MobileBeat 2011 today, using two Android powered Samsung Nexus S phones.  The premise is simple -- open the app on both phones, enter the payment amount on one, and bump them together.  After the buzz, enter account details, and the...
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Nexus S in White now available from Telus

It has been a while since we spoke of the White Nexus S and we were wondering where, exactly it would turn up next for quite a while. As it turns out, the great white Nexus S has now landed in the Great White North on Telus. Want one? $500 no contract and it is all yours, unless you're down for...
NASA

Nexus S hitching a ride back into space on the final shuttle flight

The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for its (and the shuttle program's) final launch today (weather permitting). And while its most precious cargo is the astronauts on board, probably the most nerdy is the addition of a pair of Nexus S Android smartphones, making yet another jaunt into the...
Android Central

Skype brings UI update for all, video calling for a few

Fire up Skype today, and you'll be greeted with a nicely redesigned user interface, as well as the ability to use SMS from Skype. But that's not the big feature the internet calling giant is really pimping. Video calling is finally officially here -- but only for a select few phones. Yeah, there's...
Google Books in the UK

Google Books headed to UK phones?

Don't take this as gospel, but it looks like certain Nexus S users are able to download the latest offerings of Books and Music from the Android Market.As of now it's hard to tell if this is some sort of glitch or if it signifies an impending UK rollout, but if you're a Nexus S user in the UK, keep...

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