Review: Google Android 2.3 Speedy on Samsung Nexus S

Google's Samsung Nexus S is a great phone for T-Mobile customers who want to upgrade to Android.

Google last week sent me the Samsung Nexus S, the first Android 2.3-based smartphone and follow-up to the ambitious but ill-fated Nexus One launch at the beginning of the year.

With hardware built by Samsung and software built and or assigned by Google, the Nexus S launched from Best Buy's online and brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. Dec. 16.

The device costs $199.99 with a two year T-Mobile service plan, but as with the Nexus One users may buy it unlocked for $529. Google offers full specs here.

I've tested every Droid phone from Verizon since the original Motorola Droid last November, as well as the Samsung Fascinate and Continuum, so I'm very comfortable with Android handsets.

I tested my Android 2.2-based Droid X side-by-side with the Android 2.3-based Nexus S to discern any speed changes.

Seeing as how Google boasts that every new Android build is noticeably faster, I was anxious to put it to the test with the Nexus S Google sent me. This device was powered by T-Mobile's network, which runs well in this neck of Fairfield County, Conn.

For more, read the eWeek article: Samsung Nexus S Review Reveals Speedy Google Android 2.3.

This article was originally published on 12-16-2010
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