Tag Archives: Google Nexus S

NASA’s Smart SPHERES Use The Nexus S, But Why?

NASA’s Smart SPHERES recently graduated from in house computers to Android devices, specifically the Nexus S. Though it’s cool that space faring orbs have Android devices built into them, what’s the reason for using our beloved platform? What makes Android, and specifically the Nexus devices, so attractive? Modding, of course! Using a smart phone as… Read more

UPDATE: GSM Google Nexus S gets manual update to Android 4.0.3

News that the Google Nexus S would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich hit blogs everywhere earlier today. Unfortunately, details were thin and everything was up in the air. Now, nothing is left to the imagination because the package is available for download and manual update. Yes, though usually, releases lag behind promised dates, the month waiting period… Read more

8 Android phones exhibit security flaws in pre-installed apps

Researchers at North Carolina State released a study recently wherein they evaluated the security configurations of popular Android devices from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung. The study revealed that the manufacturers did not properly implement Google’s native security protocols. This lapse in secure implementation has led to phones not properly protecting… Read more

2.3.4 for Nexus S available now for manual install

Thanks to Google (With some help from XDA), users who are looking to flash Android 2.3.4 to their Nexus S, but don’t want to wait for it to arrive OTA, can now do so. There are some requirements for the newly posted update file including your model number, and current software. You must be using a Nexus S i9020T (the AWS version), and you must be on… Read more

Google extends the availability of the Nexus S

As mediocre as the original launch may have been, the Nexus S is still Google’s baby. As such, they’re going to make sure the device will land in as many hands as possible. Not only has El Goog released the Nexus S 4G to get Sprint users interested, but they’ve also now pushed the original 3G version of the device to 17 countries. So just where is… Read more

Nexus S comes complete with no Gorilla Glass

It seems odd that the entirety of Samsung’s Galaxy S line comes complete with an extra durable, scratch resistant Gorilla Glass screen, but the Nexus S doesn’t. Unfortunately, that’s the fact of the matter. This weekend, @Samsungservice was asked by @Corning, who was asked by someone else, if the Nexus S has a Gorilla Glass screen. The answer? “@Corning… Read more

ifixit tears down Nexus S

Whether you dropped your lovely new device in liquid and need to clean it out or you just like to see the guts of gadgetry, ifixit, as always, has you covered with a tear down of the hottest new phone on the market. This time, Google’s Nexus S is exposed. Ooooh, that contour screen. Mmmm, that 1GHz Hummingbird. And oh, oh, the 5MP cam. Hummina, hummina,… Read more

Google sends the Nexus S into space

If you ever doubted the power of the Nexus S, then do so no more. A team of scientists, comprised of Google engineers and students from University of California, Santa Cruz, have gotten together to test the Nexus S in a slightly less conventional way than most handset manufacturers or software developers do – By sending it into space. Seven Nexus S’… Read more

Nexus S launch details from Best Buy

December 16th is the big day for techies who like to stay up to speed with Google’s latest iteration of their truly mobile OS, Android. And Best Buy is counting on a lot of those folks showing up at their retail locations on Thursday, ready to snatch up their considerabel supplies of the Gingerbread equipped Nexus S phones. Stock levels vary by location,… Read more

Nexus S pre-orders for delivery by end of year

UK Android fans can pre-order their Google Nexus S right now from Carphone Warehouse with delivery promised by the end of December. The Gingerbread toting device will set you back £549.95 ($868) outright, but can be had for FREE if you enter into a qualifying contract with Orange, O2, T-Mobile, or Vodafone. The Nexus S runs the latest and greatest… Read more