Best Buy offering free Nexus S for one day

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

Have you been on the fence about getting a Nexus S? Well, Best Buy has announced that starting last night (August 2nd) at midnight it will begin offering the Google Nexus S for free. You’ll still have to have a two-year agreement with AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile, but it beats full price.

Better hurry because if you wait a day later the price will jump back up. We imagine Best Buy will be very busy today with this news.

Nexus S Coming To AT&T July 24th

Posted in Mobile Phones by Reuben Drake on July 21st, 2011

Google has announced that their Nexus S Android smartphone will be arriving on the AT&T network later this week. July 24th to be exact. The Nexus S smartphone has Android 2.3, a 4” Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz processor for 3D graphics, front and rear facing cameras and support for NFC. Basically everything you want.

The Nexus S also has the latest Google mobile apps, like Google Earth, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Talk with video chat, Google Voice and Voice Actions, and access to over 250,000 apps in the Android Market.

Nexus S 4G on sale today

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

Sprint’s Nexus S 4G has one major difference from the original and that’s the fact that it has a WiMAX radio. It also has Android Gingerbread and goes on sale today, right on schedule. To refresh your memory, this smartphone features a 4-inch curved Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird chip and NFC capabilities, along with the promise of Google Talk video chat.

Sound good? Well, it will cost you $200 on-contract from Sprint, or $50 less if you’re a brand-new customer and get it from Best Buy.

Best Buy Nexus S $100 on contract, two weeks only

Posted in Best Buy by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

So you’ve been wanting a Nexus S, but have been on the fence. Well, get off that fence and into Best Buy. Best Buy has knocked a full $100 off the phone for a limited time only if you’re signing up for a contract.

From today until March 23rd you can get that price and apparently your local Best Buy doesn’t even need to be a T-Mobile dealer for you to get the deal. You’ll just need to get the phone shipped to you. Sound good? Snag up this deal before it goes away.

White Nexus S coming soon to Vodafone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

That White Nexus S that we told you about last month, which showed up in European retailer’s listings, just got confirmed for Vodafone.

It’s a white Nexus S and it is headed for Vodafone. That’s all we’ve got since details are scarce aside from that. Vodafone simply says that the phone is “coming soon,” and that it will be the only carrier to offer the phone in white, at least in the UK. So which of you Brits are getting one?

Nexus S shows up in white

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2011

The Nexus S has shown up with a new white coat, but it’s only on the back, leaving the front end the same old black. Hey, it may not be completely white, but at least it stands out from the norm. Aside from this variation, a “Silver Black” Nexus S was seen recently in European retailers’ listings.

That may be this one. We aren’t sure. It depends on how loose they interpret “silver.” No word yet on when or where this Nexus S will be on sale, but hopefully we will know soon.

Idapt i2+ universal charging dock will charge your Nexus S and your iPhone 4 at the same time

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

The Idapt i2+ has undergone a huge makeover compared to the original and this one will allow you to simultaneously charge three mobile / USB devices. The charging dock ships with a wide variety of tips, letting you charge a Nexus One, BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone, PSP, GPS system or pretty much any combination you want.

There are two docking ports on the top, and a spare USB port for a third item. It will ship in several colors this spring, but we have no pricing info yet.

Nexus S gets overclocked to 1.2 GHz

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2011

If you think that the Hummingbird processor in your Nexus S is a bit slow at 1GHz, maybe you can overclock it, like morfic at XDA has managed to do. He overclocked the Nexus S to 1.2 Ghz and developed a new kernal which allows owners of the Nexus S to add an extra 200 million clock cycles to the processing power.

The only problem is that with this increase in speed, you are going to have some glitches. The increased speed disables the phone’s Bluetooth capabilities for one, but hey you have more power. There’s always a price to pay.

Limited Edition Google Nexus S Smartphone

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Google recently launched their second generation Nexus smartphone, the Google Nexus S, and now one company is selling a limited edition of the popular Nexus S smartphone.

Negri Electronics is offering a limited edition Nexus S, but we aren’t sure if it has been produced by Samsung, Google or a third party company, and it seems a bit more expensive than the standard version. The limited edition Nexus S features a different backplate filled with tiny Android mascots and that seems to be the only difference between it and the standard model.

World’s largest Nexus S at Best Buy

Posted in Best Buy by Conner Flynn on December 24th, 2010

If you are complaining about the Nexus S screen not being large enough for you, then Best Buy has something that they want to show you. A giant functional Nexus S that is on display in the store with a huge 42-inch display.

It’s a functional model with a working touchscreen display, live wallpaper, apps, and the other stuff associated with the Nexus S, but it is said to lag a lot in this larger version.

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Google Nexus S UK delayed until December 22nd

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

The Google Nexus S was scheduled to go on sale in the UK today, but now Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have just announced that the Nexus S wont go on sale until the 22nd of December. We don’t have any details on why the Nexus S has been delayed, but it could be due to the bad weather in the UK right now.

It could be that the units just can’t get where they need to get to. Earlier today there was news that the price of the Nexus S had dropped to £429, and it is now also cheaper on contract than what was previously announced.

Samsung Nexus S is official

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2010

The new Google Phone is official. The Nexus S is built by Samsung, with a curved 4-inch AMOLED screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, NFC support, and it’s running a completely clean version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

This new Google phone has 16GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, along with a gyroscope and VoIP support. It will be available unlocked or on T-Mobile, though according to Google’s product page it doesn’t support T-Mobile’s 4G-ish HSPA+ network.

Nexus S spotted running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on November 25th, 2010

More pictures of the Nexus S have surfaced, coming from the guys over at XDA-developers. Judging by these pics, it looks like the device is running an operating system very much like Android Gingerbread.

It’s labeled as Android 2.3 in the pics, and this one features a back cover that’s similar to the original Galaxy S, just a bit more curved. Looks like the phone will have 720p video recording too.

Google Nexus S listed on Best Buy website

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

Rumors have been swirling around the interwebs that Google will be releasing a follow up to their Nexus One smartphone, the Nexus 2 or Nexus S. We had previously heard that Samsung would be making it for the big G.

However, then Samsung released a statement saying that they were not making a Nexus 2 smartphone for Google. Now it looks as if Samsung was just playing the “deny everything” card. A new smartphone was spotted listed on Best Buy, the Nexus S, with the tagline ‘Pure Google’. Best Buy has since taken the page down.