12-09-2010 10:52 AM
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  1. netninja's Avatar
    Hi everyone! Longtime forum lurker and Android enthusiast here. Finally decided to join the community

    Ok so I'm currently on a nexus one and am wondering who else here is contemplating switching to the nexus S? We all know that specs wise, it ain't much of a step up. But being an Android enthusiast with lust for shiny new gadgets I'm seriously considering it.

    Chime in if you plan to or plan not to upgrade to the Nexus S. I'm interested in starting a discussion on this and hearing your rationale.

    p.s. Mods: I think the nexus s should be posted under google not Samsung section
    12-08-2010 01:47 AM
  2. kinster02's Avatar
    Currently have a launch day Evo and in no way will I get a Nexus S for obvious reasons, carrier and its not htc. The only phone I would upgrade to is an Evo 2.
    12-08-2010 02:48 AM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I have a Fascinate and i wont be "upgrading" to a Nexus S but i believe i will be buying one as a Sidegrade lol ... i think it will be a great phone to tinker with. but as for everyday use ill stick to my fascinate.
    12-08-2010 04:00 AM
  4. Dexter73's Avatar
    I will be getting this phone for the faster updates and no carrier bloatware. I think the Nexus S will have 3.0 before the Galaxy S phones even get 2.3. It is a perfect combination, Samsung handles the hardware and Google handles the software updates.
    12-08-2010 05:59 AM
  5. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I will be getting this phone for the faster updates and no carrier bloatware. I think the Nexus S will have 3.0 before the Galaxy S phones even get 2.3. It is a perfect combination, Samsung handles the hardware and Google handles the software updates.
    Oh im sure it will at this rate lol
    12-08-2010 06:02 AM
  6. RUSH's Avatar
    Currently have a launch day Evo and in no way will I get a Nexus S for obvious reasons, carrier and its not htc. The only phone I would upgrade to is an Evo 2.
    I concur - Just got my Evo and loving every moment of it. Ha,ha.
    12-08-2010 06:04 AM
  7. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    I will be waiting, personally. I think the Google/Sammy partnership came mid-year during or after the Galaxy S success, and they both rushed to get the next Nexus with Gingerbread out before Xmas. It just doesn't seem right to drop $529 dollars for a phone that isn't a little more future-proof, at least into the year 2011.

    I think the real disappointment is not in the lack of dual-core vs. single-core, but the baffling decision to not support HSPA+. Considering all carriers are pushing and moving toward "4G" for the year 2011 (which is coming in 3 weeks), and that some handsets out currently feature it already, makes it difficult to spend that kind of money. Along with other minor detractors (eg. lack of SD slot, 480p HD, NFC seemingly only a glorified bar code scanner, dropping the LED) it just seems like a step back, and doesn't live up to the Nexus branding.

    I'm not sure if I'd be happy allowing Google/Sammy to get away with it, especially when there are rumors of future handsets as soon as January/Feb. which will be more future-proof. Yes, technology always is improving at a rapid pace, but within a month or two? I think I can wait.
    12-08-2010 07:11 AM
  8. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    I may get one to review for my youtube channel, but it may not even be worth my time.
    12-08-2010 09:04 AM
  9. frozencloud's Avatar
    I may get one to review for my youtube channel, but it may not even be worth my time.
    LOL..so that is ur youtube....i watched a few of your video before.
    12-08-2010 09:40 AM
  10. serpico's Avatar
    I need my docks baby! Where my docks at? Where's the accessories and the contact points on the bottom of the phone like the N1?

    I'll need to see what else is on the market when February rolls around for the other model to arrive for the rest of us. Maybe Google knows that dual core phones will be announced but not shipping until Honeycomb is available a year from now. But I'll wait for 2.3 to be available on my N1 before I make any solid decisions. It might be enough to get me through another year.
    12-08-2010 09:52 AM
  11. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    The real issue is, you're giving up a lot more than just $529 (a hefty sum already) price tag. You're also giving up HSPA+, bluetooth 3.0, higher than 480p HD recording, the LED light (for some), and an expandable SD card slot.

    I guess the question is, is it worth those trade-offs to have direct and clean Google updates. It may be for some.
    12-08-2010 10:17 AM
  12. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    LOL..so that is ur youtube....i watched a few of your video before.
    Yup that's me lol.
    12-08-2010 12:30 PM
  13. Grimmy's Avatar
    I currently have a Nexus One, and being the shameless Google ***** that I am, I've already pre-ordered. The internal storage improvements are worth it for me. I have never filled my 4GB SD card on the N1, but run out of internal storage on a weekly basis. (Yes, I know I could root, but I'm really not up for that at the moment).
    12-08-2010 06:16 PM
  14. RSGray's Avatar
    Well...I have a Cliq. So basically anything I get will be an upgrade. I'd been salivating over the Nexus S since the rumors first started swirling but now that the specs are out, I'm rather disappointed. Still, it'll be an upgrade in a major way, and I'm not sure that, after the Cliq update drama, I can handle waiting on Android upgrades.
    12-08-2010 07:02 PM
  15. patfactorx's Avatar
    WTB keyboard and what it does really have thats better other than the OS?
    12-08-2010 07:30 PM
  16. sandpaperback's Avatar
    I'm torn. I picked up the MyTouch Slide when it came out. My wife just got the MyTouch 4G and it is sweet. At this point it would be between those two, but I'm not due for an upgrade until March. So we'll see what we can get at that point.
    12-08-2010 08:08 PM
  17. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Just convinced our cleaning lady at work to get one , so she is going to preorder it , lol looks like ill be playing with it sooner than i thought
    12-08-2010 09:00 PM
  18. Tanatorn's Avatar
    Currently playing with my n1, and will probably wait for 2.3 on this nexus before i go out and attempt to buy the n-s... chances are i won't,i dislike samsung phones. I dont know about a lot of you, but i sit on my phone in my butt pocket, and i sit the **** out of my nexus one, i just dont think that curve screen and plastic outsides will be... very... good? (in terms of how long it last and durability) So right now i'm currently not very "impressed" by this nexus s, but i would rather wait maybe for a dual core phone, since i know the n1 is getting 2.3 so it should last a couple more months before it just gets completely outdated by newer competition. (plus i just got swype on this n1) happy camper
    12-08-2010 09:22 PM
  19. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Currently playing with my n1, and will probably wait for 2.3 on this nexus before i go out and attempt to buy the n-s... chances are i won't,i dislike samsung phones. I dont know about a lot of you, but i sit on my phone in my butt pocket, and i sit the **** out of my nexus one, i just dont think that curve screen and plastic outsides will be... very... good? (in terms of how long it last and durability) So right now i'm currently not very "impressed" by this nexus s, but i would rather wait maybe for a dual core phone, since i know the n1 is getting 2.3 so it should last a couple more months before it just gets completely outdated by newer competition. (plus i just got swype on this n1) happy camper
    i have a fascinate with a hard two piece case and i sit with mine in my back pocket and it hasnt affected the phone or the case not one bit.
    12-08-2010 09:34 PM
  20. ibabox's Avatar
    I need my docks baby! Where my docks at? Where's the accessories and the contact points on the bottom of the phone like the N1?

    I'll need to see what else is on the market when February rolls around for the other model to arrive for the rest of us. Maybe Google knows that dual core phones will be announced but not shipping until Honeycomb is available a year from now. But I'll wait for 2.3 to be available on my N1 before I make any solid decisions. It might be enough to get me through another year.
    I second that, the N1 is still running strong for a 1 year old, the only thing that I am sad about is my N1 is not first in line for the new updates.

    Why oh why did Google have to go with Samsung when HTC already proved themselves with the awesome N1 why google why?
    12-08-2010 09:52 PM
  21. Simer03's Avatar
    Here's the thing.........I have a Nexus One, and i am buying the Nexus S because for one, getting the latest updates is HUGE for me! Thats the biggest thing for me! Gingerbread will be on the Nexus One, but it wont be as smooth because the GPU in the phone is not that good! And eventually the N1 will be snubbed for the NS (single core and dual core versions). Second, there's the touchscreen issues on the N1 that have been acting up MAJORLY these past couple weeks for me! the Multitouch issues and the constant confusion of where you're touching the screen on the N1 will be fixed on the NS! There's no LED notification, but there wasnt on the N1 either, but the trackball made up for that....but we couldnt even change the color til Froyo (unless by rooting, which i didnt)! the SD card thing, it has 16 gb internal storage! what more do u want? i sent in two N1's for exchange because the SD card was not being read but the internal storage was fine! So i guess i prefer no SD card! No HSPA+ is the only big problem, but even thats small as i am getting 5 mbps where i live on my N1, i know it could be faster, but there's absolutely no need for it for me! Plus i think Samsung's design is sexy! Let's not forget about the faulty buttons on the N1.....not as sensitive as it should be! I love my Nexus One, but i welcome the Nexus S! Eventually, the dual-core version will come and the Nexus S is already fast as hell!!!
    12-08-2010 10:11 PM
  22. serpico's Avatar
    Oh ok you convinced me, I'll buy one when it's available for Canada. Lol
    12-08-2010 10:31 PM
  23. going_home's Avatar
    I'll be getting a Nexus S about February, when the start showing up
    on Craigslist for $200 less than the new price.

    Who is actually going to pay $550 (with tax) for a phone anyways ?
    You can get a halfway decent Laptop for that price.

    12-08-2010 10:38 PM
  24. netninja's Avatar
    I think a lot of the reasons why people are disappointed with the nexus s is because at the time, the nexus one came out of nowhere and shocked everyone with it's specs. It just set the bar so high at the time. Therefore most of us android fans expected the same thing this time, which perhaps isn't veery realistic.

    I love my nexus one too but one thing i've always lamented was that the touchscreen was never as responsive as I would have liked. That's really one if the main reasons I'm upgrading to the nexus s because the touch screen plus dedicated gpu hardware acceleration will make for a buttery smooth touch experience.
    12-08-2010 10:42 PM
  25. serpico's Avatar
    Lol craigslist still sells the nexus one between $400-500. I don't think the nexus s will be $200 off by February. Who would pay $700-800 for the iPhone? We will for unlocked phones.
    12-08-2010 10:44 PM
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