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Postby longstebe » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 1:26 pm

Are these phones for sale in SG yet? If so, whats the price on them?
Debating on whether to buy one in the US whilst here.
Also if anybody has one, how do you like it?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 1:36 pm

AFAIK, it's not available outside the US yet.

I played with one in Best Buy (in the US of course) and it feels good in hand. The concave screen isn't that prominent but it's kinda natural when using it as a handset. Display's crisp--AMOLED like the Galaxy S. Can't comment much about software performance because it's different hardware AND software. It is snappy though. I would have bought one if I just didn't recently acquire a Desire HD. For other details, I'm sure there are tons of reviews out there (e.g. try arstechnica).

If you want one, yes, get one from the US.

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Postby prkravi » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 1:47 pm

Interesting this time Google didn't go to HTC for the hardware...
Is the S in Nexus for Samsung then? I really dont get this logic of Google as to why they can't make it available as a package with Service operators...we need to pay up in full plus shipping :x

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 2:00 pm

prkravi wrote:Interesting this time Google didn't go to HTC for the hardware...
Is the S in Nexus for Samsung then? I really dont get this logic of Google as to why they can't make it available as a package with Service operators...we need to pay up in full plus shipping :x


Maybe HTC had a different roadmap. Maybe it's with a prior deal with Microsoft. In any case, there doesn't seem to be any hard feelings. I'm guessing the next Nexus would be Nexus M (for Motorola).

Actually, you can get the Nexus S subsidized from T-mobile...just like how Nexus One was.

Moreover, Google's original plan is to really not tie the phones with carriers because US carriers have way too much control and they're basically raping the consumers with charges for features (e.g. wifi hotspot feature in the Verizon iPhone, data connection tethering in AT&T...if at all) that are supposed to be there anyway and crippling phones with ridiculous anti-rooting mechanisms, useful non-uninstallable apps and other shenanigans.

We have it good here in Asia (and in Europe) because we can actually get the phones and have greater control over them. We just need to deal with the s#!+ forced on to us by the manufacturers (hello, useless bundled apps) and we have to pay for the phone without the neutering-and-crapware subsidy.

DISCLAIMER: I bought my smartphone in full without a data plan. Prepaid suits me just fine. :D

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Postby longstebe » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 2:47 pm

It's the price tag thats going to hurt, $529.00 + tax.
The 2.3 really appeals to me and with it being a google phone, it's first in line for any updates. So they say.
I'm guessing the Honeycomb will be available sometime in the summer for cell phones as they have mentioned it will be available for the tablets sometime in March.
Nakatago, how are you finding your OS on your Desire?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 3:46 pm

FYI, Vodafone UK already advertised that they'll have the Nexus S...and they'll be the only one to offer a white one. Soon.

My phone's on Froyo and it's been great so far but I'm not that demanding on my phone anyway. I really should start developing apps for android. It's fairly new so I don't expect Gingerbread to appear soon. From what I gather, HTC comes out with their OS updates 6 months after the Nexus.

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Postby longstebe » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 2:28 am

I bit the bullet. That was an easy sale for best buy. $638 all in for the car charger, screen protection and case. Just charging the little fella up now.
Comes with a t-mobile sim card, don't know what thats all about yet.
I spent 10 mins playing around with the phone before I bought it, very responsive which is what I wanted. Looking forward to checking what apps I can put on it.

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Postby Sad Panda » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 3:28 am

Yea, while it is an unlocked phone it currently has T-mobile 3G bands. Supposedly according to Engadget one w/AT&T 3G bands is coming but you can still get EDGE.

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Postby fumblyfumbler » Sat, 28 May 2011 8:59 pm

I'm thinking of whether to get Nexus S or wait for HTC Sensation. longstebe, how do you like your new phone? is it worth the money? :???:

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Postby carpuff » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:15 am

Perhaps this will help you decide:

http://vschart.com/compare/nexus-s/vs/htc-sensation

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 01 Jul 2011 9:34 pm

Well, having used my phone in several different countries the Google Nexus S has been somewhat of success the reason I mentioned the different countries is that it also depends on how good your carrier is.

Problems I'm facing is the google search function works when it wants too and the Google talk camera option, I think only works with a wi-fi connection. This is with the 2.3.4 update.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:02 pm

longstebe wrote:Problems I'm facing is the google search function works when it wants too and the Google talk camera option, I think only works with a wi-fi connection. This is with the 2.3.4 update.


weird...
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-chat-on-your-android-phone.html

me guesses it's the network, not the phone

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Postby longstebe » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 11:12 pm

The thing is Nakatago not many people I know are using Google talk whether it's on their phones or on their lap tops.
I'm trying to get my brother and mother to download it onto their laptops but not being in the same country doesn't help. You know what their like sometimes, a pain in the arse.
I will be meeting up in a couple of months so I guess I'll have to wait until then. :x

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 11:45 pm

longstebe wrote:The thing is Nakatago not many people I know are using Google talk whether it's on their phones or on their lap tops.
I'm trying to get my brother and mother to download it onto their laptops but not being in the same country doesn't help. You know what their like sometimes, a pain in the arse.
I will be meeting up in a couple of months so I guess I'll have to wait until then. :x


Oh trust me, I know... :(

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 2:56 am

Happy days, I've received the Skype update which allows cam2cam.
Already tested it out and it works a treat.

I'm buzzing. =D>


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