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Nexus S rooted (to nobody's surprise)

It's of little surprise that the Nexus S has been rooted and already has Clockworkmod recovery installed, which is what you see above. Just as we predicted, custom ROMs are right around the corner, folks. If you need help getting started, we've got bootloader and fastboot info in our Nexus S...

Nexus S Hands-on Photo Gallery; Update: Video

  Happy Nexus S day, gents and ladies. We high-tailed it over to our local Best Buy Mobile and picked one up to put it through its paces.  The screen is curved, yes, but not enough to elicit wows from anybody. The overall feel is very Galaxy - which is to say lighter than you might expect but also...

The Nexus Ninjas return!

Remember the ninjas who unboxed the original Nexus One? They're back for the Nexus S, and they're breaking out of YouTube box and doing their ninja thing all over your browser. It's not your typical YouTube video and we can't embed it here, so hit up the link for some slicing and dicing.Oh, when...

Nexus S available online now (with free shipping); stores open at 8 a.m.

The Samsung Nexus S -- the newest "Pure Google" Android smartphone with a smattering improvements over the Nexus One -- is now available for purchase from Best Buy Mobile online. Best Buy's thrown in free overnight shipping, so if you don't mind waiting a day, you can save a few bucks. The phone...

Nexus S live wallpaper available for download [from the forums]

While the Nexus S isn't available quite yet, that didn't stop some enterprising hackers from fashioning a re-work of the ho-hum boring original Nexus live wallpaper into the beauty you see above.  It's easy to install (yes, you have to be rooted), but it does overwrite the original -- so back that...

The Nexus S takes a trip into space

A handful of Google engineers, students from UC Santa Cruz and seven styrofoam beer coolers each packed with a Nexus S sure sound like a lot of geek fun.  Start attaching weather balloons and talk about sending the phones to the edge of outer space, and it just got serious.  That's exactly what...

Gingerbread to be in AOSP soon says Googler

While we still don't have a definite date, Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru lets us know that we'll be seeing Gingerbread in the AOSP tree soon after the Nexus S ships.  My geeky side is all tingly, as this means we can expect it on our Nexus One at any time after.  Oh and that means these guys you...

Nexus S kernel source available for download

Google has just posted the 2.6.35 Linux kernel source for the Nexus S to its git repository. Not only is this Step 1 in the release path for the phone itself, but it gives developers (and developers-in-training) a head start to hacking away at the device. With that being said, let's get to it.  Hit...

Nexus S listed as 'in stock' at Carphone Warehouse

By now we're all aware of how the Nexus S is going to be sold.  Come Dec. 16, buy it online or on-site at Best Buy in the U.S., or at Carphone Warehouse across the pond in Europe.  Looks like someone at Carphone Warehouse didn't read the news, as the Nexus S is listed as in stock and ready for...

Best Buy Mobile proffers list of stores that will sell Nexus S on contract

With the launch of the Nexus S here on Thursday, Best Buy Mobile listed which stores will sell the phone on-contract with T-Mobile. All Best Buy Mobile locations will carry the device unlocked at a full retail pricing; only select stores will have the option to purchase the device with a two-year...

Best Buy gives detail for Nexus S launch

Best Buy has dropped info on Thursday's U.S. launch of the Samsung Nexus S. And they are as follows:Stores open at 8 a.m. local timeOnline sales nationwide start at 8 a.m. Eastern time.There's a limit of two phones per customer; stores have a finite supply (natch)Demo phones will be on hand. (Let's...

Gingerbread brings the ext4 file system to new devices

In an almost overlooked note on the Android Developers Blog, Tim Bray lets us know that starting with the Nexus S and Gingerbread, some Android devices will be moving from the YAFFS file system to the ext4 file system.  This is going to bring a big boost in input and output file operations, and...

The Google Nexus S shows off the new Maps app

 We saw Andy Rubin showing off the new Google Maps application on the mystery Motorola Honeycomb tablet on Monday, now we get to see Google showing it off on the upcoming Nexus S.  While it's a render, the 3D buildings and smooth scrolling look great, and it's something we're all looking forward to...
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Nexus S now available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

Samsung's Nexus S is now available for pre-order for UK customers from The Carphone Warehouse. The device was officially announced on Monday alongside the new version of Android: Gingerbread. The Carphone Warehouse says that those who pre-order the phone will be able to receive it by the end of...

Best Buy posts frequently asked questions for upcoming Samsung Nexus S buyers

We're assuming here that Best Buy has been getting nailed with Samsung Nexus S questions thus, the reason why they have decided to post up a pre sale FAQ section page on their website. The questions answered, mainly serve those wondering where to buy it, when they can buy it and how much it will...

Google and NXP integrate NFC in Android 2.3, starting with the Nexus S

Hot on the heels of the Android 2.3 SDK announcement along with the unveiling of the Samsung Nexus S, NXP talked more about its work with Google and Samsung to be the provider of the on board NFC (Near Field Communications) components for the Nexus S. In fact, their whole open software stack has...

Nexus S and Gingerbread video gallery

With the official announcement of the Google Nexus S and Gingerbread (Android 2.3), the fine people over at Google decided to bombard the internet with new videos of Android goodness. Hey, we at Android Central aren't complaining. In fact, we love these videos so much, we decided to compile all...

Official Nexus S contest rules posted by Google

Google is holding a contest to give away a bunch of Nexus S's. You need to follow @googlenexus and solve the puzzles they give you.  Google will release new puzzles around 9am PT and followers are only allowed one entry per day. If you submit multiple entries, your subsequent guesses will be...

Gingerbread and Nexus S: It's all going down in the Android Central Forums

Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Samsung Nexus S? You guys are nearly blowing up our forums. We had to order extra hamsters and wheels. It's nuts. It's insane. And it's freakin' awesome. Here are but a few topics du jour:Win a Nexus S - First and foremost, we're giving one away, shipping it anywhere...

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