Let’s get right to the point. The Nexus S is a Galaxy S that has Anroid 2.3 loaded on it. There are some new hardware features like a front-facing camera and near field communications (NFC) support, but both of those are mostly useless at the moment, so the phones are pretty competitive.
If you want to go out and buy a new Android phone today, the Nexus S would be my top recommendation. It’s one of the best overall smartphones on the market and it’s the only device with Android 2.3. This means Google will be supplying all future software upgrades, so there is no worry of waiting over 6 months for updates (like Samsung has done with the Galaxy S).
We all know that Tegra 2 phones are coming in a matter of weeks at CES, so if you are a hardware geek (like me) then you might want to pass on the Nexus S. However, there is still a large group of people that could care less about dual-core processors and just want an Android phone that will always get updates in a timely manner.
I’m really impressed with the overall build quality so far, but I need to spend some more quality time using the phone and testing it out before I post my detailed impressions. If you have any questions about the Nexus S or Android 2.3, please leave a comment and we will do our best to answer them.