- 12-16-2010, 04:13 PM #2
Well...so much for "Pure Google" -- Yep, let the floodgates to the backlash begin in 5...4...
- 12-16-2010, 04:14 PM #3
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, 04:14 PM #4
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- 12-16-2010, 04:21 PM #8
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, 04:22 PM #9
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- 12-16-2010, 04:48 PM #11
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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 businessNever forget my Brothers and Sisters that gave their lives on 09-11-01. FDNY/EMS, NYPD, PAPD and the Pentagon. Also those who are still dying to this day.
- 12-16-2010, 04:51 PM #12
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Still, doesn't stop me from wanting one, but I want to see the CES phones before spending $529.
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.ಠ_ಠ
- 12-16-2010, 06:07 PM #15
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- 12-16-2010, 06:40 PM #18
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 SDevices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 12-16-2010, 06:52 PM #20Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 12-16-2010, 06:59 PM #21
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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?
- 12-16-2010, 07:14 PM #23Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
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