Nexus S, and Android 2.3

New king of the Android hill: a pure “Google experience” (i.e. nothing added or changed by the carrier or Samsung) successor to the Nexus One; will ship with the brand-new Android 2.3 release. Looks good. The curved screen is interesting.

Android 2.3 looks like a nice upgrade. They finally added a UI for text selection that doesn’t require a cursor-placement trackpad or rollerball. It’s meant for T-Mobile’s 3G network, alas, so if you use it on AT&T, you’re stuck with EDGE, just like with the Nexus One. $529 unlocked, $199 with a two-year T-Mobile contract.

Update: One interesting detail: the Nexus S has 16 GB of built-in storage space, and no SD-card expansion.

Monday, 6 December 2010