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Canadian Nexus S 'coming in March,' Mobilicity CEO says

Dave Dobbin, CEO of Canadian carrier Mobilicity, dropped by a sponsored forum member meet-up last night and revealed that the Nexus S, so far absent from Canada, will be launching there sometime in March. In addition to Mobilicity, Dobbin confirmed that Bell, TELUS and Rogers will also be...

Samsung prepping Nexus S update to fix Android SMS bug

If you're rocking a Nexus S and are concerned about that SMS bug that could cause you to inadvertently send a text to the wrong person if you're not paying attention, rest easy. Samsung and Google are preparing to push out an update to fix things. Makes sense that the Nexus S, Google's latest...

Mysterious new 'Nexus S' model sighted, gives weight to Android 2.4 possibility

  A recent FCC filing for what seems to be an updated model of Samsung's Nexus S has given some credibility to the possible existence of Android 2.4. Engadget recently noticed the listing for the Samsung GT-i9023, the outline of which appears to perfectly match the current Nexus S. Coincidentally,...

New Android Market client finally pushing to the Nexus S

The new Android Market client is finally being pushed to the Samsung Nexus S.  Nobody is really sure what took so long for Google's newest phone to get with the program; guesses range from Gingerbread compatibility with the current client, to an all-new client for Gingerbread phones only. Whatever...

MeeGo and Ubuntu ported to the Samsung Nexus S

We've seen this happen in the past on many devices, but this is a first for the Samsung Nexus S. Yes, the beautiful Samsung Nexus S that runs Gingerbread out of the box has now been persuaded to run MeeGo and Ubuntu. If you're going to be trying this out, it's only fair to warn you it's not...

Google confirms Nexus S reboot bug

Are you a Samsung Nexus S owner who has been experiencing random reboots during calls? If so, you'll be pleased to know that Google has now been able to replicate the issue and is working with Samsung to address it. Although reported a while back, this bug has a history of being noted and then...

Use your Nexus S with gloves

Hate the winter cold, and want to keep your fingers warm and toasty even while using your phone?  You're not alone, and if you picked up a Samsung Nexus S you don't even have to take the gloves off to operate it.  Evan and company over at Android Community stumbled across this one, and by gosh it...

Nexus S gets a custom kernel treatment and now trots along at 1.2GHz

  Take the Nexus S, add a little whiskey (Team Whiskey that is) to the kernel, and you get a step closer to warp speed on your phone.  On the left is the outcome of a Nenamark benchmark run, and to the right is our old friend Quadrant, minus the graphics scores to quell any cries of tomfoolery. ...

Samsung Nexus S review

Google's latest developer phone brings Android 2.3 Gingerbread and new hardware, but is it the right choice for the average consumer?One of the biggest gripes many of us have about Android is the way manufacturers and carriers change the software.  Whether it's an OEM skin in place of the stock...

Cyanogen Mod 7 Alpha build now available for Nexus S owners

If you're the proud owner of a Samsung Nexus S and disappointed about the lack of Cyanogen Mod ROMs available for your device the above news should interest you greatly. As announced on Twitter, Cyanogen Mod 7 is now available for download via ROM Manager. Given that it is an Alpha build you'll...

Bigger is better, right? - Check out this 42-inch Nexus S

We already knew Android is huge, but this takes it to a whole new level! What you're looking at above sits in a Best Buy store in San Carlos after having been installed there last night. For the moment, it's one of a kind but Google is using the setup as a test to see how well they will do in...

Nexus S gets its first OTA update

Just six short days after its release, the Nexus S is getting its first over-the-air update, bringing the system to GRH78.  The update apparently "contains important bug fixes plus the latest version of Maps."If you don't feel like waiting for the OTA (and who does?) here's the manual method.  Note...

Nexus S now available in the UK from Carphone Warehouse

Samsung's Nexus S is now available to purchase from the Carphone Warehouse. Customers considering the "Pure Google" experience can get one for £429 sans contract and free with a variety of contracts to choose from (lowest being £30/month).The phone can now be bought through Best Buy or Carphone...

Gingerbread feature: Near Field Communication

Another new feature to Gingerbread is Near Field Communications (NFC).  It's a fancy term for wireless communication between things that touch each other.  You've probably seen this with your current credit or bank card, and special terminals at places like gas stations or bank teller machines, and...

Samsung offering limited edition Nexus S -- battery door is peppered with Android logos

If you've got an extra $843.50 burning a hole in your pocket, and you're looking to grab a Nexus S, Samsung and Negri Electronics have something special in store for you.  This special edition Nexus S won't leave anybody wondering where your mobile OS loyalties lie, as its battery door is plastered...

Nexus S users -- how's your WiFi strength?

  OK, folks, we're looking for input here -- how is the WiFi performance on your Nexus S?  I noticed today while fooling around in my living room that I'm not getting the best throughput while on WiFi from my Nexus S.  I'm not the only one that seems to have noticed, SPE Senior Editor-in-Chief...

Get the new Android Market on your new Nexus S

For anyone who has tried the new Android Market client on their Nexus S and was disappointed at the odd visual glitches -- that and the fact that it reverted itself to the old market in just a few hours -- here's at least a partial fix.  Jury is still out on whether this one will be a bit more...
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Android Central Podcast Episode 43

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Nexus S camera software sports macro mode

 As we slowly tear into everything new about the Nexus S and Gingerbread, we're sure to come across a slew of little things that add to Android. Macro mode with a decent camera is one of them. Sure, it's not a professional DSLR by any means, but these kind of small improvements add up --...

Nexus S torn down: Touchscreen is flat, no hidden SD card

Want to know what's inside a Nexus S?  It's not peanut butter or creamy nougat, but it's almost as good.  The folks over at iFixit put their screwdrivers on turbo mode and have the Nexus S in a few dozen pieces, here's some of what they found:  Only the front glass panel is curved, the rest of the...

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