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Anyone planning on getting Nexus S?
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December 8, 2010
3:43 PM
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How many Android fans we have on dotTech? Anyone planning on getting the Nexus S? I am debating on selling my current phone and jumping ship to it. The Nexus S is like a $529 (+tax) temptress calling my name, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

December 8, 2010
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I want.  But can't have.

Darn.

Oh, the site that was :(
December 8, 2010
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Somebody slap some sense into me before I drop half a g on this phone.

December 9, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Somebody slap some sense into me before I drop half a g on this phone.


Just think of what that money could do to help the homeless or how much joy it could bring to little kids that are in the hospital with terminal diseases! Besides, that phone will be obsolete in a few months anyway.

Does that help?

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December 9, 2010
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Ashraf,

Do you have an android phone now?

 

I can't speak for the new Nexus but I just got my first android phone about 5 months ago and I love it.  Myself, I have an HTC Hero from Sprint and I LOVE it.  Yes, it's not the greatest android phone out there but it was cheap ($50) and it turns out that the Hero is almost impossible to brick.  I've got mine rooted (like jailbreaking for Android), overclocked and some other really cool tweaks.

 

Anyway, if you really want to find out about just about anything Android (hardware, software, accessories, etc), do yourself a favor and google XDA developers.  Go to their site and register for free and you'll be absolutely amazed at how helpful they can be over there.  One of the greatest tech sites ever (as is your own).

 

Also,, for what it's worth, I've read some great things about the first Nexus, so I can only imagine that the new Nexus S is even better, but again, I have no first hand knowledge, I'm just assuming.  Go to xda and you should find what you're looking for.

 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to post back here or email me directly.  I'd love the opportunity to help you out, as I have gotten so much from your own site.  Thanks for all the things you do.

 

Eric 

December 9, 2010
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Wheezer said:

Ashraf said:

Somebody slap some sense into me before I drop half a g on this phone.


Just think of what that money could do to help the homeless or how much joy it could bring to little kids that are in the hospital with terminal diseases! Besides, that phone will be obsolete in a few months anyway.
 

Does that help?


You are a cruel person, Wheezer, very, very cruel.
December 9, 2010
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Eric,

Yes I own an Android phone, and don't worry – I already troll XDA :-).

What is so great about the Nexus S is not simply its hardware. Yes it has good hardware but the real attraction is the fact that it is the next developer phone. A big part of Android is receiving updates. Often an Android update can outweigh newer hardware. Simply see how the Nexus on Froyo was kicking *** and taking names while newer phones with better hardware on Eclair were getting their *** kicked and getting their name taken.

The main advantage of the Nexus S is that it will receive software updates very quickly, just like the Nexus. Other phones typically take forever to receive updates; just see how the Samsung Galaxy S line still haven't all gotten Froyo, a year after it has been released.

If I sell my phone I may have to put up a few hundred on top of it but I feel it would be worth it. I don't think any phone but the Nexus S could keep me satisfied for atleast one year.

Thanks for the willingness to help. If I have any questions I will be sure to ask you!

December 9, 2010
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Ashraf said:

You are a cruel person, Wheezer, very, very cruel.
 


My mother always said to stick to what you're good at… Wink
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December 9, 2010
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Well, I’m sticking with my iPhone. But if I was to get an Android phone, the Nexus S is what I would get.

Ashraf – I thought you had one of the Galaxy S variants. If so, isn’t it the same hardware as the Nexus S? What would you get from the Nexus S that you cannot get from rooting your existing phone (other than the hassle of not having to root it)? Not sure who your current carrier is, but you may also need to consider that the Nexus S will only work on T-Mobile in the US if you want 3G speeds. I think it will work on AT&T if you are happy with 2G speeds. Kinda the reverse of the iPhone which even if jailbroken and unlocked can only run on 2G on T-Mobile since AT&T and T-Mobile use different frequencies for their 3G service.

December 9, 2010
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Karen,

I do have a Galaxy S variant. You are right in saying the SGS and Nexus S are very similar phones. However, Samsung has really dropped the ball on the SGS phones Not only are they laggy but Samsung has not updated them to Android 2.2, which has been out for over a year. Honestly, the reason I would get the Nexus S is because it has Samsung hardware but Google software.

Are you sure about the 3G frequencies? I know Nexus S is available for $199 w/ two year contract with Tmobile but it would be really dumb of Google/Samsung to cripple the 3G capabilities of the phone on a non-Tmobile network.

December 9, 2010
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I’m fairly sure about the 3G frequencies. AT&T and T-Mobile frequencies are not the same and I’m not sure there are any phones which support all the needed frequencies. In this case, AT&T has the more common frequencies as iPhones can be used worldwide. That’s why I’m always puzzled about people in the US who want to unlock their iPhone even if they don’t travel much. Because they can unlock and get only 2G speed from t-mobile. Jail breaking I get, unlocking I don’t if you are primarily in the US.

Anyway, definitely check on this before you purchase. I have been known to be wrong. I’ll try to dig up the article I saw about the Nexus S being restricted to t-mobile.

BTW – the new site design looks great on the iPad. .

December 9, 2010
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Dang, what a lame move by Google/Samsung. Shoulda made this a world phone, especially considering it will launch worldwide so it wouldn't have been that much more expensive.

That said, though, I don't mind using T-Mobile for this beast. My (soon to be) Nexus S can beat up your iPhone Laugh.

Glad to see you are putting that iPad to good use Smile.

December 9, 2010
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SO, the new Nexus S wont work with ATT at least properly??? currently an AT&T user.. and when I get home. i have to get a new phone since my wife stole/acquired my old iPhone 3G…. so.. i have been trying to debate on getting either the new iPhone 4 or a Droid…. or maybe even a windows 7… this was starting to look like a nice choice. .but if I can't get it with AT&T that is going to stink :( .. any good recommendations to go with for AT&T?

December 9, 2010
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While I may make fun of the iPhone 4, going with the iPhone 4 is hardly ever a bad choice; it is a great phone after all. Just make sure you hold it properly Laugh.

(Sorry I had to.)

That said, AT&T has other Android handsets, such as the Samsung Captivate (although the Captivate has many problems – take this from a current SGS owner). It also has WP7 handsets, such as the Samsung Focus. You can always look into those two – they are both high-end.

December 9, 2010
10:26 PM
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Oh dang it seems like I totally dodged your main question. Nexus S will work “properly” on AT&T — it just won't be able to use AT&T 3G, so it may as well not be working properly, lol.

December 9, 2010
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Hehe thanks Ashraf.. and yeh.. not being able to use it on 3G to me would be “not functioning” properly :( .. so i think that would limit me from getting that phone with them..

 

I'll take ea look at those 2 as well… but yeh.. the iPhone just might end up being the choice.. the OS is just so much more stable from what i can find :P  and just cant seem to go wrong with it.. other than the stinking “hold wrong” feature :D

December 9, 2010
11:23 PM
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Zug,

I don't know where you are right now but the Nexus S is also launching in England at the same time it launches in the USA. I assume the 3G frequencies for the version launching in England will be different – they may match AT&T. So if you can check that you, you may want to.

December 10, 2010
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@zugshad – I’d go with the iPhone4 if I were you. I love mine. But you better watch out or your wife will take the iPhone4 and give you back the iPhone3G. I got mine on the first day and I’ve never had reception issues (and I don’t use a case). I do use a lot more data than I use actually voice calls though. I think the antenna issue is only really an issue if you live in an area (like SF) that has bad AT&T service to begin with.

December 10, 2010
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Noooooooooo pro-Apple brainwashing

I kid, I kid. iPhone 4 is a great phone – there is a reason it has been bought by millions of people.

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