Hardware

Google Nexus S Teardown

Cracking open the Nexus S

In December 2010, Google partnered with Samsung to release the Nexus S--a variant of Samsung's Galaxy S line of phones.

Check out our teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate.

After testing the device, TechRepublic's Jason Hiner was less than enthusiastic about the new device:

"Overall, the Google Nexus S feels like a step backward for the Nexus line of “Google phones,” and not just because of Google’s less ambitious agenda with the product. The Nexus S just doesn’t offer enough important hardware upgrades from the Nexus One to make up for the lower build quality."

Despite Jason's lackluster review, we wanted to see the hardware inside this new Google phone. So, follow along as we crack open the Nexus S.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...