Is Google Planning To Advertise The Nexus S On TV?

Ignoring for a moment the fact that this commercial, if you watched it blindfolded, could easily be mistaken as an ad for the iPhone, it’s actually pretty wonderful.  While we can’t say for sure that we’re looking at an actual TV spot for the Nexus S here, it certainly gives off that aura. It’s a 32-second look at the Nexus S and it just might help sway a few who are undecided as it really does play to the device’s strengths, being unlocked with a front and rear camera.  The general public at large probably has no idea what Gingerbread is but they like shiny phones and having Google’s name attached will likely peak plenty of interest.

As an aside, I’d love to see Google run more commercials like this because they need to move away from the “Droid” experience, which is quickly becoming synonymous with the Android platform as a whole.

We can only hope this commercial makes it to the airwaves but for now we’ll just watch YouTube and see how it develops.  The lack of advertising is arguably what killed the Nexus One so hopefully Google learned that lesson and is willing to put their money where their Android is and advertise the hell out of this thing.  It certainly has the chops to draw a few converts.

Androidandme via YouTube

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  • tato22

    phone looks like every dam android there is when will they start making better. and to me that is not the nexus 2 like most ppl say not even close

    • Anonymous

      Your post really brings out the grammar Nazi in me! =/

    • Anonymous

      What??!!??!?! English Mu$%& Fu$%@ do you speak it?

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

      You people need to get over yourselves the fact of the matter is this IS the Nexus 2 aka Nexus S

    • tato22

      i said that every phone that samsung makes looks the same . and when will they start making new model phones that look diff. and how can they compare this phone the the number 2 of the nexus one

  • Anonymous

    Lack of HSPA+ and micro-sd slot killed it

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      ok the lack HSPA+ is why i wouldn’t get it and the lack of a dual core processor but the iphone has no sd slot and people don’t complain. what stops me from getting the iphone is lack of android lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      ok the lack HSPA+ is why i wouldn’t get it and the lack of a dual core processor but the iphone has no sd slot and people don’t complain. what stops me from getting the iphone is lack of android lol

    • Drzfr3shboialex

      only reason i wouldnt think of getting this phone

  • Anonymous

    Lack of HSPA+ and micro-sd slot killed it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNU3NALCIFM62FBW4DCO5G7QII John

    I know this phone has AWS Band I (1700/2100) and Band VIII (900). Does anyone know if it also has Band I (2100) ? Vibrant has Band I.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS_frequency_bands

  • http://twitter.com/mghtyred mghtyred

    The song is real catchy.

  • Erebusting

    I hope you all realize that you could build a micro usb dock easily….that is what I am thinking of doing, because all I really want is just something I can put it on while its on my desk…then I could just add maybe a 3.5 mm plug with a female plug in the back of the dock possibly next to a micro usb extension of the same fashion…

  • la_resistance28

    I think this is just a web-only video for phone enthusiasts because the key words they use like “contour display”, “unlocked”, and “Gingerbread” mean absolutely nothing to the general public. But the main thing is that the ad isn’t even very good at showing off the Nexus S’s features. The ad doesn’t make it very obvious that a contour display means the screen is extra curvy; it mentions but doesn’t show the front-facing camera; and it doesn’t even say “Android” once in the ad. To top it off, there’s no hint of Best Buy or T-Mobile or where to purchase the phone, so I can’t imagine this ad would air as is on national TV.

  • tom

    does anyone know the nexus s has a fm tuner

    • YOOivansterr

      It doesnt.

  • somebody

    i want it.

  • Will

    No HSPA+. No buy

    • http://www.facebook.com/JustinBauder Justin Bauder

      Keep your skinned android device then…no one cares.

      Btw….whats version of android is YOUR phone running?

      thats what I thought ;)

      • Anonymous

        Look, you are bashing somebody with a legitimate complaint. Google/Samsung is trying to push this over on people as the next great phone, but they took some shortcuts. Lack of HSPA+ is a big deal with this phone. What Google/Samsung is telling you is that you can have vanilla Android, but you have to pay for it with lessor hardware. WTF?

        • mikeyo

          when it goes to verizon or something, there will be other people saying “oh if it doesnt have LTE then its a no buy”. look guys there will nerever be a phone that has all the newest features. at once. its called marketing.

  • Anonymous

    stupid annoying song. lame ass phone. phuk google.

    • Snoopyalien24

      you sir.. suck :)

  • Angarma

    Hope so, beacuse if they expect T-mobile to do it, they’re in for a surprise… T-mobile only advertises and promotes in the stores their pet projects such as MyTouch phones.I’m surprised they sell any phones at all!!

  • Angarma

    Guess you don’t understand the words of the song, it’s for international audiences, it’s french. North americans only understand english…

  • BRUNOID

    How an we watch it if we were blindfolded??? LOL

  • Wilma Flintstone

    song is kind of catchy. Unfortunately the phone is not. No SD card, No HSPA+ & 2 year old D1 video already has this phone in the fireplace before it even launches.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Wait, are you kidding? I also just found out that this doesn’t have a Super AMOLED either? Whats the point of them going with Samsung if they don’t have a SAMOLED? Man, sounds like the Galaxy S is better than this minus the Touchwiz UI.

      • Anonymous

        Where did you find out it doesn’t have a Super AMOLED? http://www.google.com/nexus/#/tech-specs

        • Wilma Flintstone

          good it has a Samoled. If it didn’t then there is really no reason to get this. No Sd Card, No Hspa+ and D1 video recording will not suffice. Terrible decision google.

      • YOOivansterr

        Its confirmed that the Nexus S does have a SAMOLED screen. Where did you hear that it doesnt? O_o

    • infamous

      Really no SD card??? where did you read that?

      • Wilma Flintstone

        from a very reliable source. Gsmarena.com and they were spot on.

  • Jdoza87

    NEED YOUR HELP TMONEWS!! Should I get the mytouch 4g or the nexus S?

    • infamous

      I would go with the MT4G. The specs are about the same, but the MT4G has 768 megs of ram and benchmarks higher then any other android phone (quadrant standard app) It’s also sold directly from T-mobile so you will have warranty and an insurance option, not to mentioned the native wifi calling capabilities. Now you will not have gingerbread, but I’m still trying to figure out the real benefit to gingerbread. 2.2 is all I need, it has speed and flash support.

    • infamous

      I would go with the MT4G. The specs are about the same, but the MT4G has 768 megs of ram and benchmarks higher then any other android phone (quadrant standard app) It’s also sold directly from T-mobile so you will have warranty and an insurance option, not to mentioned the native wifi calling capabilities. Now you will not have gingerbread, but I’m still trying to figure out the real benefit to gingerbread. 2.2 is all I need, it has speed and flash support.

  • Jdoza87

    NEED YOUR HELP TMONEWS!! Should I get the mytouch 4g or the nexus S?

  • tom

    does it have a fm tuner

    • YOOivansterr

      No.

  • 4guru

    I bought this dock at an official T-Mobile corporate store.

    This official dock is useless and entirely too expensive for what it is. There. Stop right there, and abandon all thoughts of buying this thing. Use a card holder, or make your own dock from parts at home. Trust me, this thing is not worth it. Stop reading, and go enjoy your life.

    No? Want to know more? Okay…

    First of all, it is nearly impossibly to seat your phone. That defeats the purpose of even having a dock. In trying to seat the phone, you will damage the area of the phone, surrounding the USB jack. What’s that? “USB jack!?” you ask? Yes. Instead of using the docking pins (!?) this thing jams a hardly-visible USB port into the side of your phone. Brilliant job, T-Mobile and HTC.

    Apparently, this decision was made, because T-Mo’s stupid Insurance company (Asurion) would not insure the phone, if the dock did not securely hold the phone (even though Asurion covers ‘everything’ like accidentally running over your phone with your car). In early press shots for this dock, you can see that it did not have a USB port. And here we are: no docking pins and a crappy USB connector that scratches and digs into the side of your phone.

    This. Is. Stupid.

    So, besides the fact that you will damage your expensive phone, the dock (as it does not have pin connectors) does not automatically throw your phone into any ‘desk mode’ like you might see on a Nexus One. Nope. It simply charges and mounts via USB, and pairs via BT to stream audio from the dock’s 3.5mm audio jack. It is pretty useless.

    Bluetooth audio is horribly compressed, and there’s no reason they couldn’t have just streamed the audio stream out from the USB connector.

    The swivel works decently, and the stand is nicely weighted with a rubberized bottom. But what’s the point? It’s going to chew into the side of your phone every time you dock, and damage your USB port.

    Utterly useless. Do not buy, and pray that some third party invents a better dock (unlikely, and depressing).

  • 4guru

    I bought this dock at an official T-Mobile corporate store.

    This official dock is useless and entirely too expensive for what it is. There. Stop right there, and abandon all thoughts of buying this thing. Use a card holder, or make your own dock from parts at home. Trust me, this thing is not worth it. Stop reading, and go enjoy your life.

    No? Want to know more? Okay…

    First of all, it is nearly impossibly to seat your phone. That defeats the purpose of even having a dock. In trying to seat the phone, you will damage the area of the phone, surrounding the USB jack. What’s that? “USB jack!?” you ask? Yes. Instead of using the docking pins (!?) this thing jams a hardly-visible USB port into the side of your phone. Brilliant job, T-Mobile and HTC.

    Apparently, this decision was made, because T-Mo’s stupid Insurance company (Asurion) would not insure the phone, if the dock did not securely hold the phone (even though Asurion covers ‘everything’ like accidentally running over your phone with your car). In early press shots for this dock, you can see that it did not have a USB port. And here we are: no docking pins and a crappy USB connector that scratches and digs into the side of your phone.

    This. Is. Stupid.

    So, besides the fact that you will damage your expensive phone, the dock (as it does not have pin connectors) does not automatically throw your phone into any ‘desk mode’ like you might see on a Nexus One. Nope. It simply charges and mounts via USB, and pairs via BT to stream audio from the dock’s 3.5mm audio jack. It is pretty useless.

    Bluetooth audio is horribly compressed, and there’s no reason they couldn’t have just streamed the audio stream out from the USB connector.

    The swivel works decently, and the stand is nicely weighted with a rubberized bottom. But what’s the point? It’s going to chew into the side of your phone every time you dock, and damage your USB port.

    Utterly useless. Do not buy, and pray that some third party invents a better dock (unlikely, and depressing).

  • http://twitter.com/owbert owbert

    What is wrong with Droid and why is there an assumption of a problem with Droid for the need to move away from it?