Nexus S archive

  • Nexus S Jelly Bean update starts
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    Nexus S Jelly Bean update starts

    By 20 July 2012

    Google has confirmed that it is rolling out the Android 4.1: Jelly Bean update to Nexus S owners on Friday night. "We've started rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on a number of carriers with more to come. Enjoy! http://t.co/yuuDvk6K"...

  • Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update starts to roll out
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    Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update starts to roll out

    By 16 December 2011

    Google Nexus S users, check the update option on your phone, you might just have a nice surprise. Google has announced that over the coming month you will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. "We're rolling out Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to GSM/UMTS...

  • Ice Cream Sandwich hitting Google Nexus S 'in weeks'
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    Ice Cream Sandwich hitting Google Nexus S 'in weeks'

    By 27 October 2011

    Good news Google Nexus S owners - the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, will be hitting your devices "in weeks". Bad news Google Nexus One owners - you're stuck with Android Gingerbread. The update news comes courtesy of Hugo Barra, product...

  • Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S
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    Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S

    By 20 October 2011

    With each major Android update comes a Nexus phone and now that Ice Cream Sandwich is here, the Galaxy Nexus has arrived to carry it. Less than a year has passed since Gingerbread arrived on the Nexus S, however, so exactly how dated should anyone with...

  • VIDEO: Android Ice Cream Sandwich in action
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    VIDEO: Android Ice Cream Sandwich in action

    By 29 September 2011

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, silence the pianos and with muffled drum, bring out the Nexus S for some Ice Cream Sandwich fun. Yep, you read that right. No, not that Pocket-lint loves its Auden...

  • Google Wallet official: MasterCard, Amex, Visa want you to pay via your phone
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    Google Wallet official: MasterCard, Amex, Visa want you to pay via your phone

    By 19 September 2011

    Google Wallet, Google’s newest money making venture, has become official with the company signing up not just MasterCard, but Visa, American Express and Discover in the US and Europe. "In May we announced Google Wallet - an app that makes your phone...

  • Google acquires Motorola: Industry reaction
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    Google acquires Motorola: Industry reaction

    By 15 August 2011

    It's all official - Google has acquired Motorola Mobility for the sum of $12.5 billion. On what we thought would be a slow news day, the internet bohemoth unveiled the acquisition of Motorola's phone and tablet arm in a deal that it says will "supercharge"...

  • First pics of Android Ice Cream Sandwich emerge
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    First pics of Android Ice Cream Sandwich emerge

    By 12 August 2011

    Well, well, well - what do we have here? If it isn't the much discussed and anticipated Android update Ice Cream Sandwich, flaunting its wares for all the world to see. First impressions - it's very blue isn't it? Lots of aqua action going on too. The...

  • Paypal shows off NFC-powered money transfers between Nexus S handsets
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    Paypal shows off NFC-powered money transfers between Nexus S handsets

    By 14 July 2011

    Paypal's electronic money mastery continues to grow, with the company now entering into the NFC mobile payments field.  Paypal has designed a system that allows you to instantly transfer money between accounts by simply tapping two different handsets...

  • 78 Android tips for beginners
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    78 Android tips for beginners

    By 27 June 2011

    With over 500,000 new Android devices activated each day, there are a lot of people out there who've got plenty to learn about their phones. If you're one of them, then you're in the right place. Now, it might be that you've joined the Android revolution...

  • What is Google Wallet?
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    What is Google Wallet?

    By 27 May 2011

    With the arrival of another in the long line of services from the Big G, today’s tech-savvy man on the street is left with the burning question, what is Google Wallet? Naturally, we at Pocket-lint wouldn’t want our readers to spend their time sifting...

  • Android 2.3.4 adds Video Chat for the Nexus S
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    Android 2.3.4 adds Video Chat for the Nexus S

    By 29 April 2011

    The latest version of Android Gingerbread has landed - 2.3.4 - bringing with it Google Voice Chat from within Google Talk. The update means you now can use your Android device to make video calls to your pals, not only to other Android smartphone and...

  • Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4G (WIMAX) speeds in
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    Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4G (WIMAX) speeds in

    By 21 March 2011

    Samsung, Google, and Sprint have announced that they have created a 4G version of Samsung's flagship Android device, the Samsung Nexus S at this year’s CTIA conference in Orlando, Florida. The new Samsung Nexus S 4G will be virtually identical to...

  • Why Google axed Facebook contact syncing in Android 2.3.3
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    Why Google axed Facebook contact syncing in Android 2.3.3

    By 3 March 2011

    Android 2.3.3 has recently landed on the Nexus S, but brings with it an interesting development: on the Nexus S it ends contact syncing with the Facebook app. Some will see this spat between Google and Facebook as one that is all about data. The cynic...

  • Nexus One gets Android 2.3.3 update
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    Nexus One gets Android 2.3.3 update

    By 23 February 2011

    Nexus One owners rejoice as the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update has finally arrived for your handsets; bringing with it a whole host of wondrous OS-goodness. The latest 2.3 update was promised at the beginning of December, the 8th to be exact, and Nexus...

  • White Google Nexus S hands-on
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    White Google Nexus S hands-on

    By 18 February 2011

    The world loves a shiny white smartphone and it seems that both Google and Vodafone are aware of this as together they bring the exclusive that is the white Google Nexus S Android phone. Rocking the Gingerbread version the open source mobile OS, the pretty...

  • Vodafone nabs the Google Nexus S
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    Vodafone nabs the Google Nexus S

    By 7 February 2011

    Vodafone has announced that it will be stocking the Google Nexus S worldwide, and what's more there are reports aplenty of a brand spanking new white version that is sure to really kick fanboys in the teeth. Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director...

  • Best white smartphones
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    Best white smartphones

    By 1 February 2011

    A journalist asked us recently what all the fuss was about regarding the now infamous “white iPhone 4”. It’s like a black swan we told him - you just don’t see white handsets that often. While Apple struggles to get the paint finish right on its...

  • Orange and Barclaycard make NFC mobile payments a reality
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    Orange and Barclaycard make NFC mobile payments a reality

    By 27 January 2011

    Orange and T-Mobile customers will soon be able to ditch their wallets by turning their mobile phone into their cash card, after Everything Everywhere, the parent company, announced a new deal with Barclaycard. The companies will launch the UK’s first...

  • White Google Nexus S goes on show
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    White Google Nexus S goes on show

    By 25 January 2011

    A white Google Nexus S has shown up in leaked pictures on a German website, adding to the ever expanding pile of white smartphones - a pile that still has one very noticeable absentee. The white Nexus S joins the HTC Desire, the Samsung Galaxy S, the...

  • Samsung and Apple fight it out for most tweeted tech
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    Samsung and Apple fight it out for most tweeted tech

    By 24 December 2010

    What have been the most popular gadgets this year? What about the most talked about companies? It's a tough one isn't it? While Twitter has produced a bevy of analytical posts on its blog about the top trending topics, here at Pocket-lint we thought it...

  • Google Nexus S survives trip to space
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    Google Nexus S survives trip to space

    By 24 December 2010

    It's official. The Google Nexus S is space-worthy, after surviving a trip into near space - which is presumably not quite as good as outer space (we wanted to say innerspace but apart from being inaccurate it might be confused with the classic 80s sci-fi...

  • Google Nexus S price slashed
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    Google Nexus S price slashed

    By 20 December 2010

    The Carphone Warehouse has dramatically slashed the price of the Google Nexus S by £120 - down by almost 22 per cent to £429.99 for a SIM-free handset. We haven't received word from our CPW contacts as to why the price has been altered, or indeed if...

  • Google Nexus S teardown treatment
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    Google Nexus S teardown treatment

    By 17 December 2010

    Joy Division famously sang, "Love will tear us apart". But it isn't love that is doing the damage nowadays - it's the iFixit gang who just love tearing apart all of the hot devices in the world of tech. Their latest victim is the Google Nexus S, which...

  • Google Nexus S review
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    Google Nexus S review

    By 14 December 2010

    Google has turned to Samsung for the next generation of Nexus device, this time known as the Google Nexus S. The “S” heritage plays it straight down the line as an evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S.  Lift the Nexus S from the box and two things strike...