12-17-2010 08:25 PM
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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar


    Yeah, thats not what I expected to see on my unlocked Google branded phone.

    Phil said it best -- that's horse-doo-doo. Bad form Google, very.
    12-16-2010 03:12 PM
  2. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Well...so much for "Pure Google" -- Yep, let the floodgates to the backlash begin in 5...4...
    12-16-2010 03:13 PM
  3. donatom3's Avatar
    Doesn't the market on any android phone figure out what carrier you are on and put their tab? I'm on an EVO with Cyanogen Mod 6 and it has a Sprint tab.

    Otherwise there does not appear to be any other special branding on that screen shot.

    I don't see the problem here at all. I'm sure a Nexus S unlocked on another carrier would show a different carrier tab for the last one.
    12-16-2010 03:14 PM
  4. decyphersmc's Avatar
    what happens if it's switched to a different carrier, does the tab just picked up the name or is T-mo hard-coded into that market app?
    12-16-2010 03:14 PM
  5. bigbuss786's Avatar
    In a way i was shocked... but it is mainly for their network here in the US. Most people will be signing up with T-Mobile... so they have to mark their spot. I just want those dual chips, so we can have GSM/CDMA/LTE in one phone. That would be epic.
    12-16-2010 03:16 PM
  6. Prof-KOS's Avatar
    Neither my Nexus One nor my Milestone have ever had anything other than 'Downloads' in that position. That is kind of BS there Google. Easily fixed for the rooted I'm sure, but still bad form.
    12-16-2010 03:16 PM
  7. chrispix's Avatar
    I saw that too, really don't like it, now it is an additional tap to get to my downloaded / purchased apps.
    12-16-2010 03:17 PM
  8. jonesdavide's Avatar
    I was just in my local Best Buy and the demo Nexus S they had on display did in fact show "Downloads" and was NOT carrier branded.

    However, this particular unit was also not registered on the T-Mobile network but was connected to AT&T because it had Cingular APN settings. I tried to register it on T-Mobile so i could compare signal strength with my G2 and it failed every time i tried to register it.

    This particular Best Buy also doesn't sell T-Mobile phones so that might have something to do with why that demo unit couldn't register onto T-Mobile.
    12-16-2010 03:21 PM
  9. chaz_uk's Avatar
    Have you tried the newer market on it? Hopefully it goes away then.
    12-16-2010 03:22 PM
  10. Smokexz's Avatar
    I honestly do not really care, however it should be fixed.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    12-16-2010 03:26 PM
  11. Raven71's Avatar
    My Captivate says ATT on the tab. I'm sure whichever carrier you get that's the tab. Still with a 15min try or buy on apps the market ain't going to be getting much business
    12-16-2010 03:48 PM
  12. kgeissler's Avatar
    I remember reading somewhere today that it only displays "t-mobile" if the SIM card is in, otherwise it says "downloads".
    12-16-2010 03:51 PM
  13. vladk.ru's Avatar
    My Captivate says ATT on the tab. I'm sure whichever carrier you get that's the tab. Still with a 15min try or buy on apps the market ain't going to be getting much business
    The Captivate has an ATT tab because it's a ATT branded phone. Since the Nexus S is "pure Google" and unlocked it should not have a T-Mobile tab, just like the Nexus One didn't have one.

    Still, doesn't stop me from wanting one, but I want to see the CES phones before spending $529.
    12-16-2010 04:09 PM
  14. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    My Captivate says ATT on the tab. I'm sure whichever carrier you get that's the tab. Still with a 15min try or buy on apps the market ain't going to be getting much business
    All the other unlocked phones I have here don't have a branded market, regardless of the SIM. This one does. This means, you can only download and install apps that the carrier hasn't blocked.

    Not a big deal with T-mobile, but if an unlocked Nexus S with an AT&T SIM card has an AT&T butchered market, that's a serious problem.
    12-16-2010 04:16 PM
  15. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Is it really that big of a deal? Seems a little silly to me.

    OMG, there is a hint of T-Mobile on this phone!

    I can understand if there was a bunch of their own apps and crap on there but just a title buried in the App store seems petty. IMO.
    12-16-2010 05:07 PM
  16. uansari1's Avatar


    Yeah, thats not what I expected to see on my unlocked Google branded phone.

    Phil said it best -- that's horse-doo-doo. Bad form Google, very.
    I asked that very same question when Engadget posted their hands on...
    12-16-2010 05:08 PM
  17. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Is it really that big of a deal? Seems a little silly to me.

    OMG, there is a hint of T-Mobile on this phone!

    I can understand if there was a bunch of their own apps and crap on there but just a title buried in the App store seems petty. IMO.
    So you're OK with apps missing from the Market, on an unlocked Google dev phone, because a carrier has blocked them?

    Google PdaNet + T-Mobile
    or
    Where + AT&T

    If I wanted a carrier locked Market I would have bought a carrier locked phone.
    12-16-2010 05:13 PM
  18. Smokexz's Avatar
    Its true what you say Jerry, however it probably isn't something that bothers him... which is why it doesn't really bother him.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    12-16-2010 05:40 PM
  19. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Its true what you say Jerry, however it probably isn't something that bothers him... which is why it doesn't really bother him.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    I just need something to complain about lol. Minus the USB connector issue with the first unit, I'm already in love with this thing

    Galaxy S hardware and unfettered Google software = nerdgasm.
    12-16-2010 05:48 PM
  20. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    I just need something to complain about lol. Minus the USB connector issue with the first unit, I'm already in love with this thing

    Galaxy S hardware and unfettered Google software = nerdgasm.
    Lol.

    Funny to see t-mo, the most laid back of the carriers throwing that on there. Strange, and un-needed.

    Btw, hows the no sd card or 4G going?
    12-16-2010 05:52 PM
  21. font1975's Avatar
    Be curious if there's ever an official statement or anything about it.

    I wonder, though, are there two SKUs for the Nexus S? I know it's supposed to be the same phone either way, but maybe there's one part number for the one that's purchased outright and another one for the one on a T-Mobile contract?

    Perhaps the outright purchased SKU doesn't have the branding?

    -Mark
    12-16-2010 05:59 PM
  22. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    It's just fine....and twice as fast as my Evo.

    #OhNoHeDin't lmao
    12-16-2010 06:04 PM
  23. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    It's just fine....and twice as fast as my Evo.

    #OhNoHeDin't lmao
    Ouch. Stuck me right in the gut with that one.

    We will see whats up when the AOSP branch is released and the CM team gets ahold of it... hehe
    12-16-2010 06:14 PM
  24. dan1431's Avatar
    At my local Worst Buy, I convinced the kid at the mobile area to let me stick my at&t SIM in an unlocked S and I checked the market.

    There was no sign of an at&t tab, I wonder if it a T-Mobile thing.

    Dan
    12-16-2010 07:34 PM
  25. henningspruth's Avatar
    At my local Worst Buy, I convinced the kid at the mobile area to let me stick my at&t SIM in an unlocked S and I checked the market.

    There was no sign of an at&t tab, I wonder if it a T-Mobile thing.

    Dan
    Must be. I just tried a german prepaid SIM card, and the "T-Mobile" tab is replaced with "Downloads".
    12-16-2010 09:35 PM
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