What A Holiday Treat, Some Nexus S Goodness

Well it’s so very early in the morning but thanks to the very good folks at XDA Developers we’ve got some more pics and info on the Nexus S.  Thanks to an anonymous source, XDA Developers has received some early holiday goodness from Mr. Blurrycam. Of course that means the usual hard to completely make out but still totally awesome pics clearly showing the device running on the T-Mobile network. Of course this early morning goodness wouldn’t be complete without the Nexus S showing off some early images of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as well. According to the XDA source we can get a better idea of the specs this device could be working with. We emphasize that these specs are not yet known to be 100% and all of this is subject to change!

  • ArmV7 CPU – Could be Dual Core
  • Open GL ES Supported
  • 512 or 328MB Ram (Not 100% known)
  • 1GB or 2GB Internal Memory (Not 100% known)
  • 800×480 Screen Resolution
  • 4? Screen Size
  • SuperAmoled2 – Possibly
  • 720P HD Video

A few more images await at the XDA link showing off some definite curvature to the back of the device absolutely showing this device to be uniquely different from the Galaxy S series its rumored to be based off of. Hit the link!

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  • Anonymous

    yes!!! finally, my dreams will come true………..today

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Who said anything about a release date today?!

      • jmc97

        Is there a huge diference between 800×480 & 480×800? Thank you.

        • Ali

          JMC97, no. one side has 480 “lines” and the other side has “800″ lines. They all have equal spacing, and the smaller the screen, the smaller the pixels produced are. Regardless of which way you say it, the smaller side is the smaller number and the bigger side is the bigger number. Same thing with televisions.

          Also, you can learn the resolution by looking at the smaller number. For instance, this is a 480 and most likely 480p.

        • Ali

          JMC97, no. one side has 480 “lines” and the other side has “800″ lines. They all have equal spacing, and the smaller the screen, the smaller the pixels produced are. Regardless of which way you say it, the smaller side is the smaller number and the bigger side is the bigger number. Same thing with televisions.

          Also, you can learn the resolution by looking at the smaller number. For instance, this is a 480 and most likely 480p.

      • Anonymous

        i dont see saying anything about a release date….. just that more pics mean closer release date

  • Donkey

    When is it the release date?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      We still don’t know that. :-(

  • Ohnoezzzz

    i’m not a fan of Samsung’s plastic phones and no trackpad/trackball. you really don’t know how much you miss it when it’s gone! also Samsung loves to put the lock switch on the side…ugh.

  • Ohnoezzzz

    i’m not a fan of Samsung’s plastic phones and no trackpad/trackball. you really don’t know how much you miss it when it’s gone! also Samsung loves to put the lock switch on the side…ugh.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      Trackball? Good grief, that came out on the Pearl and was considered outdated over a year ago. Reason, it’s a deficient design: dirt, dust and crap gets inside, on the rollers and the trackball then malfunctions.

      That’s why they went to trackpads. But few people want trackpads either.

      Think about it. How hard would it be to put a trackpad these latests phones. Ever stop to think why few new superphones have them. Could it be because no one wants them. ;)

      Oh, I had trackballs and trackpads up until I got rid of my Blackberry Curves. Don’t miss it at all. So you might be the lone person longing for a trackball or pad, out of the billion handset users who don’t have nor long for one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    800×480? wow thats cutting edge

  • Anonymous

    No HTC, no sale.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Oh it will sell, just not to lame htc fanboys like yourself. HTC doesn’t even make most of the hardware they use but Samsung does. There really is ZERO reason to hate on Samsung for making the next Nexus. Get over yourself please. good day sir.

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    I will save my judgements for the the final confirmed specs….but as far as expectations go, this thing better be a BEAST….I don’t want any BS trickle-down, non-innovative hardware/software carrying the NEXUS torch…. And, I think just about everyone who has owned or owns a Nexus One will agree….

  • Jay

    Wouldn’t it be great if Google announced it today (Thanksgiving day), and sold it immediately starting on Friday? They did that with the Nexus 1!

    • Anonymous

      hell yes!!
      i’d be first in line

    • Anonymous

      hell yes!!
      i’d be first in line

    • Anonymous

      hell yes!!
      i’d be first in line

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      Ah yes… the N1. Hmm… where’s the N2? No N2? I wonder why.

      Could it be that it’s only a fool or moron who does the same things over and over again and hoping to see if they get a different result. So I assume Google is not staffed by morons nor is Schmidt captain of a ship of fools.

      With all the Black Friday news and people concentrating on other things, this day would be the worst time to introduce a new phone.

      But I guess if some want to provide yet another example that history repeats itself, sure let’s see the phone come out today.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Sweet. I just hope the specs come out being top of the line rather than equal to current devices. Can’t wait for more info.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Soda-Poppinsky/1765082035 Soda Poppinsky

    awesome. i’m beginning to like samung devices since rooting and flashing roms on my vibrant have been such a breeze and the phone is so hard to brick/damage via bad flashes (they call it soft bricking on xda which is easy to cure via reflashing through odin software),

  • trickinit

    Why did they move the Home button to the far right side? I don’t think I could get used to that. It would be nice if there were some sort of standard for the button layout.

  • somebody

    hspa Plus ….. ??

  • Omeer

    Crap! I hope that information is wrong about the RAM and Internal storage. A dual core processor coupled with only 512 MB RAM or less? 1-2 GB of internal storage? That’s not very “Nexus” like to say the least.

  • Smithwicky

    Excellent article…even more excellent phone. Can’t wait!

  • Drzfr3shboialex

    This phone is awesome although I’m still getting the mytouch 4g

  • Amdestined

    Even if it has a dual core, the Myt4g seems far superior!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Nooo

      if these specs are as it is… then only thing MT4G has over it is that its HSPA+ and that is has a little bit more storage.

      • Rob

        false the mt4g has 768 mb RAM, just because you dont like the UI don’t hate the phone it is the top of the line headset right now. I personally am waiting for the Nexus S, but you have to recognize the mt4g. Only thing other phones have on it is screen resolution. I’d take speed over a very slight advantage in screen resolution.

        • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

          Fine and maybe 768ram as well but only those two things well unless the specs for the Ram are 768 it is still unconfirmed. I don’t believe I ever said I hated the UI I just prefer others over it. So NOT false, still correct. I recognize the great specs but they aren’t the greatest. Its does beat others but can easily fall due to the slew of new device running with dual core goodness and Android 3.0. Unless I see the MT4G do something Amazing like 2.xghz overclocking then I might change my mind but really other than HSPA+ and 768 ram whats so great about it? I like the MT4G I might get it if the Nexus S isn’t released soon.

    • Anonymous

      Have you used a myTouch4G? its… glitchy. And the WiFi calling, while handy, sucks.

      • Anonymous

        My myTouch4G isn’t glitchy at all. It’s downright amazing. Dual core may give the Nexus S an edge, but 512 RAM doesn’t compare. No reason to hate, they’re both awesome phones. It’s a good time to be a T-Mobile customer.

      • Amdestined

        Um… ya using it to type this. And mine does none of the things you claim

      • justme

        wrong….have not had any glitches with my mytouch 4g.

    • Anonymous

      Ummm NO. Mytouch HD is not and will NOT be more superior to Google’s Nexus S lol…

      That samsung super amoled screen alone dumps on Mytouch HD.

      Not to mention of course google’s stock android thats going to come with it!

      I tried mytouch HD extensively (I’m a G2 owner) and mytouch HD’s os looks horrible. Yuck.
      Some cool stuff in the notification bar but overall looks horrid and chops up despite it’s 768mb of ram.

      Ram etc means nothing unless the OS is optimized. And hopefully gingerbread is more polished.

      Mytouch HD looks good on paper with 768mb ram but it chops moving around in the app launcher etc etc. With 768mb ram, you’d think it’s smooth as hell but nope.

      This google nexus s is going to be top dawg because google is 100% behind it. It’s their android showcase phone.

  • Amdestined

    Even if it has a dual core, the Myt4g seems far superior!

  • jimsu

    I really hope the real specs are a little better for ram and internal storage.

  • bert

    im not much for specs phone, but this one seems to be lacking compared to the other super android phones … just sayin

  • 2scoops

    hope the nexus s didn’t take those pictures because they suck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

    That Ram size sounds disappointing…. Hopefully its at least 512 or 768 1gb would be awesome.Hopefully that screen resolution is upped as well I mean if changing the game is what they are gonna do again they should really up it some more. I would love to see the SAmoled 2, Samoled regular is just awesome how it is can’t imagine them topping it but can be done. I am pretty sure Dual core is correct. The only truly impressive specs seem to be the dualcore and samoled2

  • Josh M.

    Its still a samsung, or did we all forget how “great” samsung phones are?
    Vibrant was a waste of money, and I am still kicking myself for it.
    I want WebOS on tmobile dammit!

    • Anonymous

      I think most people would disagree with you. The Vibrant is an absolutely excellent device. I actually switched back to it from a myTouch4G because I missed the screen and was sick of dealing with all the software glitches.

      • bmg314

        I think you got a good Vibrant, whereas most of them actually had pretty major lag and GPS glitches. Interestingly, it seems like the opposite happened with your MT4G. You must have gotten one the few that had problems, whereas most of them were ok. So, no, most people probably would not disagree with Josh M in regards to Vibrant regrets. Of course, with any phone, there are always exceptions.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

          FYI you and Josh M. aren’t most people.

        • Robinjohn2399

          the only thing that the vbrant has on the mt4g is contrast ratio… Anything other than that is a walk in the park for the MT4g. only the epic and the iphone 4 can even stand ground with the mytouch as far as specs… iphone 4 has a 11% return rate and the epic can’t surpass the evo in sales due to lack of proper marketing, even though the epic is better… all in all those are the best three phones u can get point blank period… and if u dont think so, specs speak for themselves.. Here are the most important features of both phones
          MT4g Vibrant
          front cam N/A
          led flash N/A
          amoled super amo
          768mb ram 500mb+(i dont even remember the exact number lol cuz the number is too low)
          2.2 froyo 2.1 eclair

          MT4G wins 4 out of 5 categories, and if there is another important category i am missing please do tell lol… Like i said walk in the park for MT4G

        • Blablabla

          the mt4g does not have an amoled screen…HTC no longer uses amoled screens. The screen on the mt4g is just an LCD

        • Grammatica di Polizia

          LOL… 11 million Samsung Galaxy S phones sold. You basing your opinion on Joke M and yourself. Amusing, have to admit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Vibrant was and is the best T-Mobile device with the screen beats all other androids and beats iPhone if not matches it. The features of the Vibrant are so much better than other android HTC can’t even compare to Samsung in terms of camera. Only plight ANYONE really have with Samsung is their software updates. Only issues other than that are the GPS issues but not everyone has them. Vibrant is a great deal for the money. What really does MT4G have over the vibrant? an FFC, LED Flash which was proven non needed and HSPA+? Pshh any new device will easily beat the MT4G its not like MT4G is really the ultimate device, really its not even close. Also I much more prefer Twiz 3.0 over HTC Sense UI. Only thing HTC sense really gots that I desire are the widgets and there are alternatives that are better. Stock android is plain and boring but I would only prefer it due to the quickness of updates, that’s it nothing else is really all that great about stock android.

      • Rob

        go look at speed tests of the mt4g on youtube no phone is close

  • Realdeal1205

    Still waiting for a touch screen bold or black berry torch on tmobile.( G2 user) andriod/google needs to improve the battery life. Love android but iphone and blackberry leaves android in the dust when it comes to battery life. Sigh”

  • Anonymous

    I dont like the Home buitton placement on the Nexus S but its not going to stop me from getting it. The only thing that will is if it isn’t HSPA+ compatible.

    • asdgf

      oh what the hell, im buying it even though its not hspa+..its a DUAL CORE phone!!!

  • jimsu

    Button placement only has home and search switched from the Nexus One. So I think i can live with that.

    But one thing that I keep forgetting about.. I hope they add the cisco vpn capability in.

  • mikeyo

    that notification bar is fugly as hell. they need to fire that palm guy. the look of stock froyo is soooo much better if this is the look of 2.3 then i have no desire of upgrading. even the new launcher is gross hard lines instead of soft curves ewwww!

    • mikeyo

      no the look of the OS is even fragmented. looks like some twelve year old kid made a custom theme for himself.

    • mikeyo

      no the look of the OS is even fragmented. looks like some twelve year old kid made a custom theme for himself.

  • Joshnelkin

    Hey Guys,

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. I have a quick question and would love some help. I am about to be buying two phones for my girlfriend and I. We are upgrading from the original MyTouch and I would like to know if we would want the Nexus S or the MyTouch 4G. Much appreciated!

    Josh

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Wait for Nexus S most definitely no question. I just hope the Nexus S has HSPA+ because Nexus S is essentially what the vibrant should had been FFC and LED Flash with Dual-Core stock android Goodness

    • Spovik

      I dont mind the MT4G hardware, but you gotta root it and get that awful preinstalled UI off. For that reason alone I’ll go with the Nexus S. The fact it comes with better hardware seals the deal.

  • Joshnelkin

    Hey Guys,

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. I have a quick question and would love some help. I am about to be buying two phones for my girlfriend and I. We are upgrading from the original MyTouch and I would like to know if we would want the Nexus S or the MyTouch 4G. Much appreciated!

    Josh

  • amnic

    ok, so it has a 4 inch screen size… but how wide is the phone?
    my main reason for never getting one of these devices is that the
    phone is too wide for me to hold with my hand and still have thumb functionality.

  • http://twitter.com/trini_pirate trini_pirate

    late as usual

  • Jwicks82

    phone looks kind of ugly

  • C-Fu

    I just don’t understand. If an insider with the phone is going to go through the trouble and time (and loss of employment risk?) of leaking pics of his test device, couldn’t they at least take GOOD pictures???

  • YOOivansterr

    Whats up with all the number 7′s floating around on the lock screen.

  • Enoel69

    This should be a pretty good device..ofcz it is a google phone w/out all the bloat ware. But would have prefered a different outer body casing instead of the usual rounded form of the galaxy S, The outer body of the recently announced Samsung Giorgio Armani galaxy S device with a little tweaking would have made for a better Nexus S design. The Samsung G Armani galaxy looks durable probably with a battery cover that looks metallic. A device that carries the Nexus tag should be…eeehmm so aaawesome and durable….lets just wait and see what the Nexus S is made of. But so far it looks like i would be holding on to my N1 a while longer till some bad ass Dual core vanilla Android device in 2011. HTC are u listening..work ur magic. Or Acer listen up…make another version of the 4.8 inch screen device u just announced to a 4.0 inch super Amoled screen then slap on some dual-core, vanila android, 3 to 4G radios, 8 megcam, front n rear HD cams, etc

  • Enoel69

    This should be a pretty good device..ofcz it is a google phone w/out all the bloat ware. But would have prefered a different outer body casing instead of the usual rounded form of the galaxy S, The outer body of the recently announced Samsung Giorgio Armani galaxy S device with a little tweaking would have made for a better Nexus S design. The Samsung G Armani galaxy looks durable probably with a battery cover that looks metallic. A device that carries the Nexus tag should be…eeehmm so aaawesome and durable….lets just wait and see what the Nexus S is made of. But so far it looks like i would be holding on to my N1 a while longer till some bad ass Dual core vanilla Android device in 2011. HTC are u listening..work ur magic. Or Acer listen up…make another version of the 4.8 inch screen device u just announced to a 4.0 inch super Amoled screen then slap on some dual-core, vanila android, 3 to 4G radios, 8 megcam, front n rear HD cams, etc

  • Enoel69

    This should be a pretty good device..ofcz it is a google phone w/out all the bloat ware. But would have prefered a different outer body casing instead of the usual rounded form of the galaxy S, The outer body of the recently announced Samsung Giorgio Armani galaxy S device with a little tweaking would have made for a better Nexus S design. The Samsung G Armani galaxy looks durable probably with a battery cover that looks metallic. A device that carries the Nexus tag should be…eeehmm so aaawesome and durable….lets just wait and see what the Nexus S is made of. But so far it looks like i would be holding on to my N1 a while longer till some bad ass Dual core vanilla Android device in 2011. HTC are u listening..work ur magic. Or Acer listen up…make another version of the 4.8 inch screen device u just announced to a 4.0 inch super Amoled screen then slap on some dual-core, vanila android, 3 to 4G radios, 8 megcam, front n rear HD cams, etc

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    no 4g no buy

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    no 4g no buy

  • Htyoung

    I really hope they are wrong about the Internal memory. I have a Vibrant and I WILL be getting this phone, but I hope it has the same 16GB internal that the Vibrant has.

    • 4G OR NOT TO 4G

      I am wit ya Htyoung…1 or 2 GB is to laugh at

    • 4G OR NOT TO 4G

      I am wit ya Htyoung…1 or 2 GB is to laugh at

  • Leaponover

    People talking up this phone are foolish based on these specs. The specs are crap and the only thing that would make this anything special is a dual core processor and they can’t even confirm that. Some tard down here said that somoene should pick the Nexus S over the MyTouch 4G because of the UI. Stop bad mouthing the UI. There are people purposefully turning this phone down because of what a few morons think about the Sense UI. Let some of these people try it out because I came from the Nexus and I like the Sense UI a lot! Every day I find something beneficial from it and I like what Tmobile has done w/ their new widgets as well. Sense UI is great, but if it’s not ur cup of tea download a different home launcher, no need to root. Too many special eds on here man!

  • mr.atx512

    512MB or 328MB or ram and 1GB -2GB or internal memory, is this a joke?

  • http://twitter.com/iFlossHIC iFloss™

    Dude if this phone doesn’t have 768mb ram or 1GB of ram I’m probably not even going to get it. Its pointless in having a phone with the same 512mb ram. There’s already HTC phones coming out with 768mb and there’s a motorola one dropping with the same amount of ram.

    I doubt google will make that stupid move. Also I’m unpleased with the screen res, when are we going to see some iPhone 4 competition??? That screen is gorgeous especially since this one is supposedly 4inches that means less PPI meaning less clarity.

  • mr.atx512

    I’m getting that “I’m about to be disappointed” gut feeling :(

  • Blablabla

    i’m unimpressed by gingerbread. If their focus was to make the UI more aesthetically pleasing then they totally failed. It still looks the same except with more color but it does not look any more polished then before.

    • http://twitter.com/rekaviles rekaviles

      from what I’ve read, honeycomb will bring UI changes. Gingerbread wasn’t going to change much, just add a few things and some backend improvements.

  • Blablabla

    what I want to really know is when is google going to focus on improving the browser experience. The multitouch experience is no where near as smooth as iphone or WP7. I love android but it’s so damn choppy and not as responsive as it should be.

    • Trill

      Multitouch works fine and is smooth for me but what phone do you have? I don’t like the way IOS renders pages cause when you scroll you see those damn checker boards which annoys be but browsing is better on Android overall but flash can cause some lag when scrolling

    • Info

      Bla bla bla bla bla!

  • Atst2000

    Can we please use better grammar on the internet for this article? I mean please people…”more nexus s goodness”?….is that the only word you think of “goodness”? The human race looses 1 IQ point every hour on the internet….

    • House3272

      You seriously have a problem with this site’s…..grammar? Wow. The human race loses 1 IQ every time someone like you is born.

  • Trill

    Gingerbread is just going to lay down the framework (foundation of the UI) Honeycomb will be an overhaul aka major release not to mention its 2.3 so of course it would be minor. I would stay stop reading so much into speculation and when stuff gets leaked why have 500 comments posted about how its disappointing and so on when you have know idea what the phone or specs would be like. That mostly ticks me off and its not hard to understand Ram and Rom and 1GB of memory for apps is fine and all other media is on the memory card of which you can install apps to in most cases

  • sprinTmobile

    why google chose samsung for their next NEXUS? not only that but this phone looks like the Epic 4g without the keyboard.google have to surprise us with something brilliant with this coming device.awaiting on the real specs and release date.