Unboxing the Samsung Nexus S
It’s not the Nexus Two.
It could just be that Samsung wanted to go along the lines of its current Galaxy S series, as evidenced by how eerily similar the Nexus S was designed to that of the rest of the Galaxy S power team. It could also just be Google signifying that this was not a direct sequel to the not-as-popular Nexus One, but a fresh new design with a fresh new strategy.
Whatever the reason, it’s really not all that important. What IS important is the actual phone itself. Carrying the title of inaugural phone running Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, it signifies the beginning of another era in Android history. Let’s just hope it’s a chapter that’s worth reading.
Samsung opted to use the same S icon that it uses on the Galaxy S series, and therefore it’s expected that both phones would be incredibly similar. Indeed, they are, though the Nexus S does add in a few extra things to set it apart, such as the curved display (which normally sounds dumb, but in theory it’s designed to fit your ear better) on the front, a front-facing camera, and Gingerbread inclusion, which allows for Near-Field Communications capability.
Now it’s time for some exploration. I’ve been eager for quite some time now to see the phone in all its glory and play around with it. Expect to see my full review in just a few days, but in the meantime I have provided a brief video that goes over the basics of the phone, and even takes a brief look inside the Nexus S box.