Nov 15 AT 5:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 87 Comments

Eric Schmidt confirms that Gingerbread and Nexus S are coming in the “next few weeks”

Well we didn’t get a full announcement of Android 2.3, but Google CEO Eric Schmidt just confirmed the Nexus S would run Gingerbread and should be available in the “next few weeks”. When he pulled out the “unannounced phone” to give a brief preview of Google Maps, you could clearly see that he was on T-Mobile, which is rumored to be a launch partner.

When questioned about his comment that Google would never product a Nexus Two, Eric Schmidt joked that was still correct since the new phone will be called Nexus S (and S was a dyslexic 2). He also hinted that mobile payments would play a large role in Gingerbread and that a phone like the Nexus S could replace credit cards.

Now we know for certain that the phone is real, but it remains a mystery what the hardware specs will be. Originally we reported it would be a single-core 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor, but our sources say that version was scrapped in favor of a faster dual-core model.

Source: Web 2.0 Summit

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  • http://twitter.com/vandam500 Yaril Moni

    I just wish they would release 2 models of the Nexus S. One with and without a keyboard. I don’t plan on giving up my amazing keyboard on my G2 anytime soon. Oh well, one can dream I guess :P

  • http://Website Nico

    That is one sexy sexy phone

    • http://Website Steve Jobs

      no its fugly

    • http://Website OumpaLoompa

      Not to sound gay, but that phone looks really nive in Schmidt’s hands. I though it looked huge and thick from the photos we’ve seen from engadget, but it just turns out that person has really tiny hands. It looked nice and slim in the video. Can’t wait, please release this soon google (samsung). I know he said Gingerbread is coming out in a few weeks, hopefully the Nexus S will as well before December.

  • http://Website BenJA

    I don’t remember him announcing the Nexus S coming in the next few weeks?

    Android 2.3 looks cool, but the “UI enhancements” are somewhat of a let down. Also, couldn’t they have partnered with anyone else BESIDES Samsung?

    • http://Website Lazaro

      I don’t think you really got to see the UI. Just the lock screen, top notification bar and a loading screen for maps. I would wait to see the whole UI before calling it a letdown.

      • http://Website BenJA

        I’m actually referring to leaked screenshots in general, I’m sure there’ll be a ton of great new features, an enhanced UI, however, not being one of them.

        Oh well, Honeycomb perhaps?

        • http://Website B

          Are you talking about those blurry cam shots where you couldn’t side anything at all? If not, do you have any links?

          • http://Website BenJA

            I wouldn’t consider this entirely blurry: http://is.gd/hbl4q

            But from everything that I’ve seen, the UI enhancements aren’t anything too different or improved. Mind you, I’m not saying the changes to the UI are bad by any means. In fact, the launcher’s updates look amazing if that’s really what it looks like, and I’m digging the dark notification bar.

            I hope Google proves me wrong, and Gingerbread comes loaded, complete with a mindblowing UI: especially a major improvement to the media player.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

    Damn, Taylor, you were right all along.

  • http://twitter.com/goncalossilva Gonçalo Silva

    Nice! I wonder if the Nexus One will get all the updates simultaneously with the Nexus S… and surely hope so.

  • http://Website BiGMERF

    You forget to mention when he said ” Do you see the resemblance between an S and a 2? ” What is an S backwards? A 2, Thus your Nexus 2. I was cracking up. Hey guys nice job breaking this story first. You guys deserve some big accolades , since everyone doubted your reports!

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

      Lol, so I guess they could go to a 3 next without any issues.
      Or will they to with a Nexus T (ablet)?
      Three also starts with T. Hmn….

      • Virtue

        Whats a 3 backwards? It’s an E, and T backward is still a T so problem solved. =)

        • http://Website BiGMERF

          I think it is pretty obvious now that there intentions are to release 2.3 and the Nexus successor at the same time. Period

  • http://Website Hans

    Now the question remains: single or dual core?

    Maybe the reports of the current Nexus S being scrapped for a dual core were wrong. Maybe there will be two versions: one with a single core and another with a dual core. Or maybe the phone in development/production was the dual core version all along.

    We won’t know for sure until it’s released.

  • Virtue

    I’m so excited! And it says that the phone is running on T-Mobile to boot. =)

    • http://Website Drew

      I know! Bravo to Tmo! I don’t know what’s going with this new forward momentum ( 1. better, higher end phones, 2. different plans to fit various budgets, 3. did i mention better, higher end phones?) but I like it! I’m excited to see what this new CEO brings to next year! No offense to anyone with Big Red but I really hope Tmo steps up to take the crown!

  • http://Website semajhan

    omg, time to finally sell my N1 if this really is going to have dual core.

  • http://Website Harpstar

    He said Gingerbread was coming in the next few weeks. When did he say that the phone was as well?\

    • http://Website DKY

      Probably the same date as Gingerbread.

    • orginn

      They held out for 2.0 for the Droid, so they will more likely do the same for this phone also…….vibrant is on the auction block now…any takers????

  • http://Website 53517Droid

    What are the chances it comes to Verizon and is LTE?

    • http://Website mike

      none if it comes to VZW it wont have LTE

      • http://Website Bel

        Why would that be? Verizon has announced that it will launch roughly six devices for LTE on their network in the first half of 2011, and if we see the same offset launch the Galaxy series saw on verizon it would remain likely that Nexus S would make it there.

  • http://Website milkie

    my G2 at 1.8 GHz will still kill or atleast the nexus S dual 1GHz so my phone isnt obsolete yet!maybe next month haha

  • PhineasJW

    If this phone is a single core, it’s going to be a really tough decision.

    Dual-core, I’m at Best Buy on launch day.

  • http://webosworld.com Supersonical

    I remember you guys mentioning something about the screen being somewhat concave. http://www.engadget.com/photos/eric-schmidt-shows-off-a-nexus-s-at-the-web-2-0-summit/#3573820

    ^Its right there in full glory

  • http://Website Ukandroidconvert

    Oh what great news. The world has to wait for Gingerbread over the ‘next few weeks’ because Samsung can’t build a phone that’s fit for purpose.

    • http://Website B

      The delay could be due to both companies. Gingerbread wasn’t/isn’t optimized for dual-core processors, supposedly, and if they ended up going dual-core in the actual phone at the last minute, maybe both Samsung AND Google decided to delay it a bit and release a phone w/Gingerbread that has a shot at becoming a success instead of being obsolete in a matter of days/weeks.

  • http://Website Kiff

    NOoooo…I was just going to get the DesireZ! Any word on when this will hit At&t/rogers frequencies? If I remember correctly, the At&t N1 came out 2 or 3 months after. If its 3 months I’m grabbing the DesireZ now, build quality/materials seem much nicer.

    • Virtue

      The headline of this article says next few weeks. And the Nexus S will definitely be better than the Desire Z. No need to worry.

  • http://Website Steffen

    The more I see this device I’m actually starting to like the looks of it. Definitely looks much better than all the Galaxy S devices. I’m interested to see how it feels.

    Does anyone know if it has a notification LED? Because, if it doesn’t, I’m going to go back to hating it.

    • http://Website frozencloud

      that’s the same feature i want….I loved the whole led notification on the blackberry.

    • PhineasJW

      +1000%

      If this thing doesn’t have a notification led, it will be unforgivable considering Google (and Eric Schmidt himself) are dogfooding the phone.

      It was an absurd commission by Samsung on their Galaxy S line.

  • http://Website Alex

    Despite the home key being on the far right (even though th emore i think about it it makes sense, back arrow on the left, home on the right) I like how the menu icon resembles the nexus one and not the god-awful menu button on the galaxy s phones.

  • http://Website Hinds

    I want to know if canada is gonna get a sniff of the nexus s from any of our carriers! Nfc nice,makes me proud to be androidite

  • http://Website Alex

    While gingerbread may not be here until december, or christmas make no mistake the phone will launch before then. Christmas is a big shopping time, especially the day after Thanksgiving, and people want new phones. It would be stupid of Google and Samsung, not to get these babies out.

  • http://Website zymo

    i hope it will run on a dualcore processor, but i don’t think so. The dualcore samsung will be the galaxy s2 not nexus s.

  • http://Website Eric Schmidt

    looks like an ordinary phone…underwhelmed

    • whalecliff

      those are some really low-quality pictures. wait for some better pics. right now all you can tell is that it is a phone, there is an android lock-screen and it has maps…. wait for some real pictures before you judge

  • http://Website Rubrewskey

    Stock gingerbread on T-Mobile. I think yes! I’m going to get it dual core or not because I’m sick of my current phone. Thank you for the updates Taylor.

  • http://Website leonardo

    Will this have hspa+ or will it have normal 3G?if it has hspa+ then im sold.

  • http://Website Panic

    I lost all faith in samsung phones, I bought the epic 4g expecting the best and we still haven’t got our 2.2 update as far as I’m concerned htc has been the only manufacturer to roll out updates on point

    • PhineasJW

      This would be a completely stock phone, so the updates would come directly from Google.

    • http://Website YoYoMa

      I gotta say, I’m still dissapointed with how the Nexus S looks. It looks flimsy, and pretty thick IMO. If samsung was just gonna take a galaxy s and beef it up, then why not just take their fascinate (which is a nice slim looking phone), improve the build quality and then change the CPU, ram, etc. Or better yet, make a NEW origional phone. The Nexus One set the standard for specs AND appearence. Nexus S just looks like Samsung and Google didn’t even try this time. No wonder it’s not called the Nexus 2.

    • http://Website Teece

      I just cannot see myself buying a Samsung phone, which is a shame. I wish I could get past how they look compared to a HTC phone which I feel has a more solid build and feel.

    • http://Website Richard

      PANIC…..YOU ARE SO CORRECT BULLSEYE…..I would not pick up this nexus s or nexus 2 whatever they want to call it mainly because it is made BY SAMSUNG….Why would Google go to Samsung when it is clear they have a great relationship with HTC is all about this open source mess and Mr. Schmidt believes in spreading the wealth…HTC is clearly the better smartphone makers in the industry. The nexus one is holding up just fine….NEW BULLETIN TO ALL SAMSUNG EPIC OWNERS HOP ON THE HTC BANDWAGON WHILE YOU CAN IF YOU WANT A COMPANY THAT WILL SUPPORT YOUR DEVICE PROPERLY…I AM A PROUD HTC EVO 4G OWNER AND ALL I NEED IS MY GINGERBREAD FOR NOW I WILL WAIT FOR HTC TO COME OUT WITH THE HTC EVO 2 BETWEEN JAN/MARCH OF 2011…QUIETLY HTC TRADEMARKED THE HTC EVO NAME SO BE READY FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF THE EVO..HTC WILL BEAT THIS NEXUS S…TRUST ME….ALL MY CURRENT EVO NEEDS IS SOME GINGERBREAD FOR NOW AND I WILL PUT MY EVO UP AGAINST THAT NEXUS S ANYDAY OF THE WEEK….IF YOU PAID ME I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE A.SAMSUNG DEVICE THAT IS JUST LIKE GIVING ME AN IPHONE 4 ON AT&T…..THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN NOT EVEN FOR FREE

      • Virtue

        I don’t believe Google is a stupid company. They know what they’re doing. This phone will live up to the Nexus name which INCLUDES software updates because it is all being handled by Google and not Samsung. And just so you know, HTC doesn’t even come CLOSE to Samsung in terms of build quality. Sure, their phones are light and made of plastic but HTC’s phones have bad hinges, poorly machined aluminum parts, loose screens, I could go on and on. Who even cares what the phone is made of when it’s built poorly?

  • http://Website Rustle Wang

    There’s no way any new advanced smartphone on T-Mobile won’t be HSPA+. I’m sure that BestBuy screen cap wasn’t accurate. It’s probably just filled out with default entries for some lines. It’s ridiculous to assume that this phone or any new advanced Android phone for TMO will have anything less than HSPA+.

    I’m in the market for a new phone now. Seriously when is this phone being released? Thanksgiving? Mid-Dec? I’m dying here.

  • whalecliff

    So definitely t-mobile! Hopefully other carriers at a later date? (crossing fingers)

    • http://Website Fahad

      I don’t think it’ll be tied to one network. It’s more likely to be unlocked and sold by different carriers, like the nexus one was.

  • http://Website Alex

    The important thing to remember here is that this is a stock Google phone, and when I say stock I don’t mean 99.99% stock like the G2, but 100% like the N1. I’ve said quite a few times in previous comments that Eric never said they wouldn’t make a nexus 2, he just said the N1 was so successful that they didn’t need an “N2.” (BTW I loved that bit where he said “I said we wouldn’t make a nexus 2 )

    To think that there would never be another nexus phone was ridiculous. In reality the Dream was a nexus phone, because what it amounts to is that these devices are developer devices. The only difference between the nexus now and the Dream then, is that Google realized there’s a market to be had for people who don’t want bloatware and omissions on their Android device, because after all it’s THEIR Android device.

    I know the majority of us are not pleased with the build quality that will most likely be on this phone, because of how cheap the galaxy S phones feel (and yes I’ve held and played with all of them, they all feel somewhat cheap) but let’s remember that while it may not feel as good as the N1, there are always cases….in fact we should be happy, the iPhone 4 is a beautiful looking phone that needs a case out of necessity, I would put a case on the nexus s just for preference, knowing that I don’t HAVE to.

    Despite the build of the galaxy s line, no one can deny how gorgeous the sAMOLED screens are. I can’t wait to get stock gingerbread with a gorgeous screen that’s more than likely 4 inches.

    I wish Eric would have given us a date for the nexus S and for gingerbread instead of “the next few weeks.” They said the same thing about Froyo and even though the developers build leaked out within a week and the majority of us enjoyed it, the basic users had to wait over a month for the OTA.

    It’s a good time to be a Phandroid and I can’t wait for this phone, as well as what will happen at CES on the tablet front.
    Viva La Android!

    • http://Website Joshua

      Somebody explain to me why we’re downranking that comment? I guess it’s bad to be an android supporter and be happy about the future.

      • http://Website Alex

        Yes, apparently me talking about how happy I am in regards to Android and future android tablets on an android site, gets me downranked….there must be a lot of iFanboys on here who didn’t like my comment about the iphone 4, even though I commented on the nice look of it.

        • http://Website ANDEEE

          I’m thinking it’s because of the wall of text

          Makes the eyes bleed

      • http://Website Donovan

        Probably for “I know the majority of us are not pleased with the build quality that will most likely be on this phone”. No one has had personal experience with this as-yet unreleased phone. HTC vs Samsung bias.

        • http://Website Alex

          I’m not biased. I’m just assuming the build will be overly plastic and that’s not my personal preference. I’m also not one of the “OMG LIKE HTC OWNS THE NEXUS NAME AND LIKE THEY BUILD AWESOME PHONES SCREW SAMSUNG”

  • http://Website Alex

    I’d assume that screen is 4.0 inches, it just looks small somehow….anywho.

    Taylor,

    What are your thoughts about the device, supposed launch dates….your sources have to have something new….any chance a developer build of GB will leak out like with the Nexus One FroYo?

  • http://Website frozencloud

    ummmm guys…someone on another forum just bought this to my attention.did anyone notice that key layout at the bottom of the phone. That is some stupid key layout. who in the world would put the back button first.

    • http://Website Alex

      Ever hear of this device called the nexus 1?

      • http://Website frozencloud

        opps i forgot about that…u got me there lol….but they switch the search and home key. I dont know, i just wish they can at least keep some consistence for the layout rather than mixing it up every few months.

        • http://Website alex

          I agree there should be some standardization to it. HTC has standardize it now with their phones I believe (Home, Menu, Back, Search) but it would be nice since they changed the menu button to resemble the nexus one, they kept the same configuration.

          • http://Website luke

            I agree 3. They should have some sort of standardization on these sort of things. I do not like the idea of reteaching myself the layout when I’m so used to how it is currently is. However, that layout does work well in landscape view IMO.

  • http://Website Ted C.

    Was that his comment about a dyslexic 2 or yours Taylor?

    I’m pretty tired of the quips about how funny dyslexia is. It actually isn’t very funny. And the whole reversing letters things is largely a myth. That’s not what’s going on in dyslexia and only the uninformed have ignored the real progress in understanding that has been made about this condition in the last couple of years. Disabilities aren’t funny. Period.

    Shame on whoever seems to still think they are.

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Im not switching phones any more. I got my wonderful iPhone 4 which is available already and not coming “next few weeks”. The iPhone 4 doesnt look that cheap either. Nice try samsung nice try

    • http://Website RICHARD

      Mr. Ben Johnson, There is nothing special about your iPhone 4 you should not even be commenting in this forum but while ypu are how’s the antenna issue coming along on your iPhone 4?? Did you get your free case to cover your beautiful sides of that device. How’s your facetime calling over WiFi going??….Why don’t you go buy a real smartphone 8 could hook you up with the HTC EVO 4G….We can video chat over 3g,4G,and wifi…Plus we just make your iPhone 4 look like a toy….All android devices just make your iPhone so OUTDATED.

  • http://www.AllSanDiegoComputerRepair.com SDscorch

    mm.. samsung – not as good build quality as HTC (feels plasticy.. “light weight” in my hand)

    no h/w keyboard – that’s a problem for me

    also.. i really don’t like the idea of credit cards in phones

    • http://Website Identitycrisis

      Since when did the light weight become a downside? Get a heavy case people, if you don’t like it light. If the phone itself is heavy, users won’t have a choice

      • http://Website ANDEEE

        Yeah, lolol

        I laugh my ass off every time when people say “the phone is too light”

        I work at a tmobile shop and 9 out of 10 customers prefer light weight.

  • http://Website Manuel

    Where’s the Front Facing Camera?

  • http://Website ANDEEE

    I find it funny when people say about plastic casing on the phone.

    plastic =/= bad

    Just because you don’t like plastic doesn’t mean it’s bad quality

  • Aakash

    the phone looks perfect for me… my only concern is that it should be available unlocked and should be < $600. I dont see the later happening if the Nexus S is "the first" dual-core phone.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    I think I could swallow the hard fact that it has that shiny plastic look of the mytouch brand, but why for the love of a mother is it that checkerboard on the back?! I like my phone sleek and uniform. I’m not some 7th grade tween who bedazzles or places stickers and neon cases on my phone! I’ll probably pick up one to toy around with, but I could’nt make this my main device. Sticking with my EVO until HTC does that magic it does so well. However, when the first Nexus came along it appeared to be a horrid yellowish green color. Maybe that isn’t the final product. I pray!

  • http://Website Ben 1.0

    I’m sure that the Nexus S will be a great device, and I’m looking forward to finding more about it. I’m happily using a Nexus One so I’m more interested in finding out more about Gingerbread – let’s hope the official announcement comes soon!

  • http://Website zymo

    it seems there is just another stock android smartphone. LG “star” tegra 2, 8mpx, 1080p recording, frontfaacing camera. If this device really runs on stock gingerbread and the nexus s is a singlecore device, than i would say R.I.P. Nexus S- Dead before seeing daylight.

    • http://Website Usman

      Agreed..can’t see myself buying an LG though.

  • http://Website Kimbo

    If this thing is dual core, it is going to be my new phone, period, no ifs ands or buts. But even if it isn’t, I will be still be sorely tempted to buy it. I’ll miss my physical keyboard though, but I figured I’d have to ween myself off of it eventually…

    WRT to the screen shots of the UI, I don’t think you can tell a lot from them as to how the UI is.

  • dekehero

    Is there any chance that it comes to Sprint??..Does anyone know

  • http://Website Mark

    No thanks, its still a Samsung phone. After the Galaxy S debacle, I’m sticking with HTC from now on. The MT4g is better than my sure-footed N1 so I’m staying put until HTC puts out some bada** dual core.

  • Woolagaroo

    Hey Guys,

    I’m from Germany and I would like to know, whether this beautiful device is supposed to be sold in Europe (especially Germany), too?! Does anybody have information about this?

    I mean, I’d really like to know, whether it’s worth waiting!

    So long!

    • http://Website zymo

      nobody beside google or some german carriers can tell you for sure if this device will be available in europe. the nexus one was released in germany too, so why not release this baby?

      Abwarten und Tee trinken! Weihnachten weiß man mehr.

  • http://Website Rustle Wang

    Is there any news about a possible release date for the Nexus S? Rumored or anything? I mean if Eric Schmidt is already using it, it can’t be that far off? Anything , Anybody?

  1. Yaril MoniGuest 4 years ago

    I just wish they would release 2 models of the Nexus S. One with and without a keyboard. I don’t plan on giving up my amazing keyboard on my G2 anytime soon. Oh well, one can dream I guess :P

  2. NicoGuest 4 years ago

    That is one sexy sexy phone

    • Steve JobsGuest 4 years ago

      no its fugly

    • OumpaLoompaGuest 4 years ago

      Not to sound gay, but that phone looks really nive in Schmidt’s hands. I though it looked huge and thick from the photos we’ve seen from engadget, but it just turns out that person has really tiny hands. It looked nice and slim in the video. Can’t wait, please release this soon google (samsung). I know he said Gingerbread is coming out in a few weeks, hopefully the Nexus S will as well before December.

  3. BenJAGuest 4 years ago

    I don’t remember him announcing the Nexus S coming in the next few weeks?

    Android 2.3 looks cool, but the “UI enhancements” are somewhat of a let down. Also, couldn’t they have partnered with anyone else BESIDES Samsung?

    • LazaroGuest 4 years ago

      I don’t think you really got to see the UI. Just the lock screen, top notification bar and a loading screen for maps. I would wait to see the whole UI before calling it a letdown.

      • BenJAGuest 4 years ago

        I’m actually referring to leaked screenshots in general, I’m sure there’ll be a ton of great new features, an enhanced UI, however, not being one of them.

        Oh well, Honeycomb perhaps?

        • BGuest 4 years ago

          Are you talking about those blurry cam shots where you couldn’t side anything at all? If not, do you have any links?

          • BenJAGuest 4 years ago

            I wouldn’t consider this entirely blurry: http://is.gd/hbl4q

            But from everything that I’ve seen, the UI enhancements aren’t anything too different or improved. Mind you, I’m not saying the changes to the UI are bad by any means. In fact, the launcher’s updates look amazing if that’s really what it looks like, and I’m digging the dark notification bar.

            I hope Google proves me wrong, and Gingerbread comes loaded, complete with a mindblowing UI: especially a major improvement to the media player.

  4. Damn, Taylor, you were right all along.

  5. Gonçalo SilvaGuest 4 years ago

    Nice! I wonder if the Nexus One will get all the updates simultaneously with the Nexus S… and surely hope so.

  6. BiGMERFGuest 4 years ago

    You forget to mention when he said ” Do you see the resemblance between an S and a 2? ” What is an S backwards? A 2, Thus your Nexus 2. I was cracking up. Hey guys nice job breaking this story first. You guys deserve some big accolades , since everyone doubted your reports!

  7. HansGuest 4 years ago

    Now the question remains: single or dual core?

    Maybe the reports of the current Nexus S being scrapped for a dual core were wrong. Maybe there will be two versions: one with a single core and another with a dual core. Or maybe the phone in development/production was the dual core version all along.

    We won’t know for sure until it’s released.

  8. I’m so excited! And it says that the phone is running on T-Mobile to boot. =)

    • DrewGuest 4 years ago

      I know! Bravo to Tmo! I don’t know what’s going with this new forward momentum ( 1. better, higher end phones, 2. different plans to fit various budgets, 3. did i mention better, higher end phones?) but I like it! I’m excited to see what this new CEO brings to next year! No offense to anyone with Big Red but I really hope Tmo steps up to take the crown!

  9. semajhanGuest 4 years ago

    omg, time to finally sell my N1 if this really is going to have dual core.

  10. HarpstarGuest 4 years ago

    He said Gingerbread was coming in the next few weeks. When did he say that the phone was as well?\

  11. 53517DroidGuest 4 years ago

    What are the chances it comes to Verizon and is LTE?

    • mikeGuest 4 years ago

      none if it comes to VZW it wont have LTE

      • BelGuest 4 years ago

        Why would that be? Verizon has announced that it will launch roughly six devices for LTE on their network in the first half of 2011, and if we see the same offset launch the Galaxy series saw on verizon it would remain likely that Nexus S would make it there.

  12. milkieGuest 4 years ago

    my G2 at 1.8 GHz will still kill or atleast the nexus S dual 1GHz so my phone isnt obsolete yet!maybe next month haha

  13. If this phone is a single core, it’s going to be a really tough decision.

    Dual-core, I’m at Best Buy on launch day.

  14. SupersonicalGuest 4 years ago

    I remember you guys mentioning something about the screen being somewhat concave. http://www.engadget.com/photos/eric-schmidt-shows-off-a-nexus-s-at-the-web-2-0-summit/#3573820

    ^Its right there in full glory

  15. UkandroidconvertGuest 4 years ago

    Oh what great news. The world has to wait for Gingerbread over the ‘next few weeks’ because Samsung can’t build a phone that’s fit for purpose.

    • BGuest 4 years ago

      The delay could be due to both companies. Gingerbread wasn’t/isn’t optimized for dual-core processors, supposedly, and if they ended up going dual-core in the actual phone at the last minute, maybe both Samsung AND Google decided to delay it a bit and release a phone w/Gingerbread that has a shot at becoming a success instead of being obsolete in a matter of days/weeks.

  16. KiffGuest 4 years ago

    NOoooo…I was just going to get the DesireZ! Any word on when this will hit At&t/rogers frequencies? If I remember correctly, the At&t N1 came out 2 or 3 months after. If its 3 months I’m grabbing the DesireZ now, build quality/materials seem much nicer.

  17. SteffenGuest 4 years ago

    The more I see this device I’m actually starting to like the looks of it. Definitely looks much better than all the Galaxy S devices. I’m interested to see how it feels.

    Does anyone know if it has a notification LED? Because, if it doesn’t, I’m going to go back to hating it.

  18. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    Despite the home key being on the far right (even though th emore i think about it it makes sense, back arrow on the left, home on the right) I like how the menu icon resembles the nexus one and not the god-awful menu button on the galaxy s phones.

  19. HindsGuest 4 years ago

    I want to know if canada is gonna get a sniff of the nexus s from any of our carriers! Nfc nice,makes me proud to be androidite

  20. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    While gingerbread may not be here until december, or christmas make no mistake the phone will launch before then. Christmas is a big shopping time, especially the day after Thanksgiving, and people want new phones. It would be stupid of Google and Samsung, not to get these babies out.

  21. zymoGuest 4 years ago

    i hope it will run on a dualcore processor, but i don’t think so. The dualcore samsung will be the galaxy s2 not nexus s.

  22. Eric SchmidtGuest 4 years ago

    looks like an ordinary phone…underwhelmed

    • those are some really low-quality pictures. wait for some better pics. right now all you can tell is that it is a phone, there is an android lock-screen and it has maps…. wait for some real pictures before you judge

  23. RubrewskeyGuest 4 years ago

    Stock gingerbread on T-Mobile. I think yes! I’m going to get it dual core or not because I’m sick of my current phone. Thank you for the updates Taylor.

  24. leonardoGuest 4 years ago

    Will this have hspa+ or will it have normal 3G?if it has hspa+ then im sold.

  25. PanicGuest 4 years ago

    I lost all faith in samsung phones, I bought the epic 4g expecting the best and we still haven’t got our 2.2 update as far as I’m concerned htc has been the only manufacturer to roll out updates on point

    • This would be a completely stock phone, so the updates would come directly from Google.

    • YoYoMaGuest 4 years ago

      I gotta say, I’m still dissapointed with how the Nexus S looks. It looks flimsy, and pretty thick IMO. If samsung was just gonna take a galaxy s and beef it up, then why not just take their fascinate (which is a nice slim looking phone), improve the build quality and then change the CPU, ram, etc. Or better yet, make a NEW origional phone. The Nexus One set the standard for specs AND appearence. Nexus S just looks like Samsung and Google didn’t even try this time. No wonder it’s not called the Nexus 2.

    • TeeceGuest 4 years ago

      I just cannot see myself buying a Samsung phone, which is a shame. I wish I could get past how they look compared to a HTC phone which I feel has a more solid build and feel.

    • RichardGuest 4 years ago

      PANIC…..YOU ARE SO CORRECT BULLSEYE…..I would not pick up this nexus s or nexus 2 whatever they want to call it mainly because it is made BY SAMSUNG….Why would Google go to Samsung when it is clear they have a great relationship with HTC is all about this open source mess and Mr. Schmidt believes in spreading the wealth…HTC is clearly the better smartphone makers in the industry. The nexus one is holding up just fine….NEW BULLETIN TO ALL SAMSUNG EPIC OWNERS HOP ON THE HTC BANDWAGON WHILE YOU CAN IF YOU WANT A COMPANY THAT WILL SUPPORT YOUR DEVICE PROPERLY…I AM A PROUD HTC EVO 4G OWNER AND ALL I NEED IS MY GINGERBREAD FOR NOW I WILL WAIT FOR HTC TO COME OUT WITH THE HTC EVO 2 BETWEEN JAN/MARCH OF 2011…QUIETLY HTC TRADEMARKED THE HTC EVO NAME SO BE READY FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF THE EVO..HTC WILL BEAT THIS NEXUS S…TRUST ME….ALL MY CURRENT EVO NEEDS IS SOME GINGERBREAD FOR NOW AND I WILL PUT MY EVO UP AGAINST THAT NEXUS S ANYDAY OF THE WEEK….IF YOU PAID ME I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE A.SAMSUNG DEVICE THAT IS JUST LIKE GIVING ME AN IPHONE 4 ON AT&T…..THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN NOT EVEN FOR FREE

      • I don’t believe Google is a stupid company. They know what they’re doing. This phone will live up to the Nexus name which INCLUDES software updates because it is all being handled by Google and not Samsung. And just so you know, HTC doesn’t even come CLOSE to Samsung in terms of build quality. Sure, their phones are light and made of plastic but HTC’s phones have bad hinges, poorly machined aluminum parts, loose screens, I could go on and on. Who even cares what the phone is made of when it’s built poorly?

  26. Rustle WangGuest 4 years ago

    There’s no way any new advanced smartphone on T-Mobile won’t be HSPA+. I’m sure that BestBuy screen cap wasn’t accurate. It’s probably just filled out with default entries for some lines. It’s ridiculous to assume that this phone or any new advanced Android phone for TMO will have anything less than HSPA+.

    I’m in the market for a new phone now. Seriously when is this phone being released? Thanksgiving? Mid-Dec? I’m dying here.

  27. So definitely t-mobile! Hopefully other carriers at a later date? (crossing fingers)

    • FahadGuest 4 years ago

      I don’t think it’ll be tied to one network. It’s more likely to be unlocked and sold by different carriers, like the nexus one was.

  28. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    The important thing to remember here is that this is a stock Google phone, and when I say stock I don’t mean 99.99% stock like the G2, but 100% like the N1. I’ve said quite a few times in previous comments that Eric never said they wouldn’t make a nexus 2, he just said the N1 was so successful that they didn’t need an “N2.” (BTW I loved that bit where he said “I said we wouldn’t make a nexus 2 )

    To think that there would never be another nexus phone was ridiculous. In reality the Dream was a nexus phone, because what it amounts to is that these devices are developer devices. The only difference between the nexus now and the Dream then, is that Google realized there’s a market to be had for people who don’t want bloatware and omissions on their Android device, because after all it’s THEIR Android device.

    I know the majority of us are not pleased with the build quality that will most likely be on this phone, because of how cheap the galaxy S phones feel (and yes I’ve held and played with all of them, they all feel somewhat cheap) but let’s remember that while it may not feel as good as the N1, there are always cases….in fact we should be happy, the iPhone 4 is a beautiful looking phone that needs a case out of necessity, I would put a case on the nexus s just for preference, knowing that I don’t HAVE to.

    Despite the build of the galaxy s line, no one can deny how gorgeous the sAMOLED screens are. I can’t wait to get stock gingerbread with a gorgeous screen that’s more than likely 4 inches.

    I wish Eric would have given us a date for the nexus S and for gingerbread instead of “the next few weeks.” They said the same thing about Froyo and even though the developers build leaked out within a week and the majority of us enjoyed it, the basic users had to wait over a month for the OTA.

    It’s a good time to be a Phandroid and I can’t wait for this phone, as well as what will happen at CES on the tablet front.
    Viva La Android!

    • JoshuaGuest 4 years ago

      Somebody explain to me why we’re downranking that comment? I guess it’s bad to be an android supporter and be happy about the future.

      • AlexGuest 4 years ago

        Yes, apparently me talking about how happy I am in regards to Android and future android tablets on an android site, gets me downranked….there must be a lot of iFanboys on here who didn’t like my comment about the iphone 4, even though I commented on the nice look of it.

      • DonovanGuest 4 years ago

        Probably for “I know the majority of us are not pleased with the build quality that will most likely be on this phone”. No one has had personal experience with this as-yet unreleased phone. HTC vs Samsung bias.

        • AlexGuest 4 years ago

          I’m not biased. I’m just assuming the build will be overly plastic and that’s not my personal preference. I’m also not one of the “OMG LIKE HTC OWNS THE NEXUS NAME AND LIKE THEY BUILD AWESOME PHONES SCREW SAMSUNG”

  29. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    I’d assume that screen is 4.0 inches, it just looks small somehow….anywho.

    Taylor,

    What are your thoughts about the device, supposed launch dates….your sources have to have something new….any chance a developer build of GB will leak out like with the Nexus One FroYo?

  30. frozencloudGuest 4 years ago

    ummmm guys…someone on another forum just bought this to my attention.did anyone notice that key layout at the bottom of the phone. That is some stupid key layout. who in the world would put the back button first.

    • AlexGuest 4 years ago

      Ever hear of this device called the nexus 1?

      • frozencloudGuest 4 years ago

        opps i forgot about that…u got me there lol….but they switch the search and home key. I dont know, i just wish they can at least keep some consistence for the layout rather than mixing it up every few months.

        • alexGuest 4 years ago

          I agree there should be some standardization to it. HTC has standardize it now with their phones I believe (Home, Menu, Back, Search) but it would be nice since they changed the menu button to resemble the nexus one, they kept the same configuration.

          • lukeGuest 4 years ago

            I agree 3. They should have some sort of standardization on these sort of things. I do not like the idea of reteaching myself the layout when I’m so used to how it is currently is. However, that layout does work well in landscape view IMO.

  31. Ted C.Guest 4 years ago

    Was that his comment about a dyslexic 2 or yours Taylor?

    I’m pretty tired of the quips about how funny dyslexia is. It actually isn’t very funny. And the whole reversing letters things is largely a myth. That’s not what’s going on in dyslexia and only the uninformed have ignored the real progress in understanding that has been made about this condition in the last couple of years. Disabilities aren’t funny. Period.

    Shame on whoever seems to still think they are.

  32. Ben Johnson, GAGuest 4 years ago

    Im not switching phones any more. I got my wonderful iPhone 4 which is available already and not coming “next few weeks”. The iPhone 4 doesnt look that cheap either. Nice try samsung nice try

    • RICHARDGuest 4 years ago

      Mr. Ben Johnson, There is nothing special about your iPhone 4 you should not even be commenting in this forum but while ypu are how’s the antenna issue coming along on your iPhone 4?? Did you get your free case to cover your beautiful sides of that device. How’s your facetime calling over WiFi going??….Why don’t you go buy a real smartphone 8 could hook you up with the HTC EVO 4G….We can video chat over 3g,4G,and wifi…Plus we just make your iPhone 4 look like a toy….All android devices just make your iPhone so OUTDATED.

  33. mm.. samsung – not as good build quality as HTC (feels plasticy.. “light weight” in my hand)

    no h/w keyboard – that’s a problem for me

    also.. i really don’t like the idea of credit cards in phones

    • IdentitycrisisGuest 4 years ago

      Since when did the light weight become a downside? Get a heavy case people, if you don’t like it light. If the phone itself is heavy, users won’t have a choice

      • ANDEEEGuest 4 years ago

        Yeah, lolol

        I laugh my ass off every time when people say “the phone is too light”

        I work at a tmobile shop and 9 out of 10 customers prefer light weight.

  34. ManuelGuest 4 years ago

    Where’s the Front Facing Camera?

  35. ANDEEEGuest 4 years ago

    I find it funny when people say about plastic casing on the phone.

    plastic =/= bad

    Just because you don’t like plastic doesn’t mean it’s bad quality

  36. the phone looks perfect for me… my only concern is that it should be available unlocked and should be < $600. I dont see the later happening if the Nexus S is "the first" dual-core phone.

  37. Paul AtreidesGuest 4 years ago

    I think I could swallow the hard fact that it has that shiny plastic look of the mytouch brand, but why for the love of a mother is it that checkerboard on the back?! I like my phone sleek and uniform. I’m not some 7th grade tween who bedazzles or places stickers and neon cases on my phone! I’ll probably pick up one to toy around with, but I could’nt make this my main device. Sticking with my EVO until HTC does that magic it does so well. However, when the first Nexus came along it appeared to be a horrid yellowish green color. Maybe that isn’t the final product. I pray!

  38. Ben 1.0Guest 4 years ago

    I’m sure that the Nexus S will be a great device, and I’m looking forward to finding more about it. I’m happily using a Nexus One so I’m more interested in finding out more about Gingerbread – let’s hope the official announcement comes soon!

  39. zymoGuest 4 years ago

    it seems there is just another stock android smartphone. LG “star” tegra 2, 8mpx, 1080p recording, frontfaacing camera. If this device really runs on stock gingerbread and the nexus s is a singlecore device, than i would say R.I.P. Nexus S- Dead before seeing daylight.

  40. KimboGuest 4 years ago

    If this thing is dual core, it is going to be my new phone, period, no ifs ands or buts. But even if it isn’t, I will be still be sorely tempted to buy it. I’ll miss my physical keyboard though, but I figured I’d have to ween myself off of it eventually…

    WRT to the screen shots of the UI, I don’t think you can tell a lot from them as to how the UI is.

  41. Is there any chance that it comes to Sprint??..Does anyone know

  42. MarkGuest 4 years ago

    No thanks, its still a Samsung phone. After the Galaxy S debacle, I’m sticking with HTC from now on. The MT4g is better than my sure-footed N1 so I’m staying put until HTC puts out some bada** dual core.

  43. Hey Guys,

    I’m from Germany and I would like to know, whether this beautiful device is supposed to be sold in Europe (especially Germany), too?! Does anybody have information about this?

    I mean, I’d really like to know, whether it’s worth waiting!

    So long!

    • zymoGuest 4 years ago

      nobody beside google or some german carriers can tell you for sure if this device will be available in europe. the nexus one was released in germany too, so why not release this baby?

      Abwarten und Tee trinken! Weihnachten weiß man mehr.

  44. Rustle WangGuest 4 years ago

    Is there any news about a possible release date for the Nexus S? Rumored or anything? I mean if Eric Schmidt is already using it, it can’t be that far off? Anything , Anybody?