Google Nexus S not attractive for Korean carriers

Google may have been really pleased when announcing the Samsung-made Nexus S, but not everyone shares that excitement.

For example, South Korean mobile carriers are currently reluctant to sell the new smartphone – the world’s first to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

According to Korea Times, SK Telecom and KT (South Korea’s largest mobile operators) don’t plan to offer the Nexus S yet, because they can’t include locally-customized services – like SK’s T-Map – on it.

Sure enough, Google probably doesn’t care too much if SK and KT want the Nexus S or not – although the two carriers would surely help raising the total number of new Nexuses shipped around the globe.

KT is offering the (now old) Nexus One as of July 2010 and it’s said that it sold about 50,000 units until now.

At the moment, the Nexus S is available only in the US and the UK, either with, or without a contract agreement.


Author: Florin

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