Google Nexus S in hand
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).
Nexus S comes pre-installed with the latest Google apps and has features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet Calling, Near-Field Communication (NFC) support, and full web browsing. ruby on rails developer
Comparing the Nexus S to the Galaxy S in terms of major features, I gained a camera flash, front camera, a GPS that works, Adobe Flash and Gingerbread. I lost the Swype keyboard and SD card slot. Most everything else is the same. When I first bought the Galaxy S, I said to myself, "I'm going to happy with this phone for a long time." Three months later (and still on Eclair), it's sitting on Ebay right now. I'm disappointed in how Samsung dropped the ball with the Galaxy. Considering its price tag, crippled features and delayed updates are unacceptable. The Nexus S is also made by Samsung but I'm "told" that Google controls the updates on this model. People with the Nexus One are still singing its praises. If I am wrong and the Nexus S gets crippled like the Galaxy, then I'm moving to HTC and saying goodbye to Samsung phones.
too bad the Nexus S is made by Samsung. I have now a Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 plagued by an obsolete OS (Android 1.5 aka Cupcake) with no hope of having Samsung update to 2.3, 2.2, 2.1, 2.0 or even 1.6 !!!!!!!!! Because of the lack of responsiveness of samsung I have decide to boycott ALL Samsung products for ever! I guess my next mobile phone will the one and only : I named the iPhone!
You spend so much time and effort producing these really excellent and important slide shows. Sorry, they are totally useless to me in that format. Most valuable to me would be a 'Print' version that I could drop into a 'Word' document / File. If that is too much to ask, maybe a PDF version? Thank you for your consideration. -- Yes, I'm going to continue bugging you about this. Happy Holidays !
I briefly looked into some phone (?) that was running an earlier version of the Android OS. Is this running the latest version
Having switched from an iPhone to an EVO 4G, I've fallen in love with the Android OS. It was a difficult choice between choosing the EVO over Samsung's Epic 4G, as my son owns an older Samsung phone (the Impression) and likes the feel of that phone -- and of course the AMOLED screen is awesome. I prefer HTC look, however(Don't care for shiny plastic). The question I have for T-Mobile is 'how does the Nexus S stack up against the G2 (ignore the silly Z-hinge thingy for now)?'. Is the Nexus S T-mobile's EVO, just as the G2 is T-Mobile's answer to the EPIC? Does it have a Hotspot feature? Does it use HSPA+? Does it have an HDMI port?
Android is missing the boat. Still no easy way to sync with common desktop PIM's. Until they include a supported method to sync with Outlook and others Android will be largely ignored in the business community. RA
The NexusOne had a nice solid, quality feel, this one is very plasticky. HTC are consistently doing a better job with their phone designs in my view, and since the hardware and software are all so similar, it comes down to how the unit looks and feels in the hand, This one misses.....
It looks clunky and old fashioned. Clearly, Google need to employ someone with an eye for sleek, modern design.
I'm looking at getting one of these. They look spot on. Not sure which networks are supported in the UK as Carphone Warehouse has the "exclusive" on these.
...or a lightbox version so I can skip between images without having to load the entire page with all ads etc which takes forever!
Spot on !!! no way to sync except thru Google is a tragedy for the business user. Don't be fooled by phone sales people in stores when they say "oh yes, the phone syncs just fine". Just have them show you ... cuz it doesn't work without several hoops to jump thru or additional software to purchase
I use my Android in business and I use Google to sync my contacts and it is hardly a "tragedy!" In fact, I love the way it syncs and chose Google over the default Tmobile contacts list because it is easier to edit and syncs faster. There is NO extra software to buy all you have to do is set up a Gmail account which is well worthwhile.
I moved us to Google Apps last summer and the results have been grand. Of the 23 accounts, 3 decided that they wanted to continue using Outlook. I put Google Apps Sync on their machines and forgot about it...done! I understand that this can be more complex on a larger system. I don't know anyone that uses Outlook for personal use anymore.
Are you syncing to Outlook? Contacts? mail? notes? The sync to Outlook is what requires additonal software etc