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First Pure Google 4G Device with Android 2.3 in the U.S., Nexus S 4G from Google and Samsung, Coming to Sprint this Spring

Journeyman

Sprint extends its 4G device innovation lead once again with the upcoming availability of the 20th 4G device and fourth 4G phone, Nexus S™ 4G1 from Google™.  Coming to Sprint this spring, it will also be able to take advantage of the unprecedented controls and services enabled by Google Voice™ integration built into the Sprint Network.

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), Nexus S 4G comes packed with a pure Google experience using Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available for smartphones.

Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps. In many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.

It is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor that produces rich 3D-like graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to make playing mobile games, browsing the Web and watching videos a fast, fluid and smooth experience.

It is designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED™ touchscreen technology providing a premium viewing experience.  The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more comfortable look and feel in the user’s hand or along the side of the face. It also offers a screen that is bright with higher color contrast, meaning colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size and produces less glare than on other smartphone displays when outdoors, so videos, pictures and games look their best and the sun won't wash them out.

Nexus S 4G features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera.  In addition, Nexus S 4G features a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user tilts the device up or down or pans the phone to the left or right.

Additional key features include:

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery

Nexus S 4G from Google will be available exclusively from Sprint this spring for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (taxes not included) in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), as well as select national retailers.

Nexus S 4G requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $39.99 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and Web (excluding Verizon’s Southern California plan; pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

Links:

www.sprint.com/nexus

www.google.com/voice

www.sprint.com/4G

14G used in connection with the Samsung Nexus S product name refers to the fact that the Nexus S is capable of operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network.

7 Comments
Journeyman

Yeah, and as a so-called "Sprint Premier" customer I can get an upgrade in May.  Now after this T-Mobile/AT&T debacle, and their $79.95 minimum rate for smartphones, this baby better be FREE!  And 4G better in active in Detroit.  Oh, and coincidentally, the date I can upgrade is also my birthday.

Journeyman

I am excited for this phone - I too get an upgrade in May - but I'm worried that the 4G isn't going to have coverage where I live and will waste $10/month for the premium data.  I'll probably try the phone, I have had a Blackberry for 2 and a half years and had a different Droid for a short period of time and didn't love it but I'll give it a chance

Journeyman

I want this phone to be the first Android GSM/CDMA dual mode phone. We need an international Android Phone. I travel a lot with my HTC EVO, all I can do is connecting it with a wifi!! I cannot make a call or send text messages from countries I travel to.

Please sprint we want a pure GSM/CDMA dual mode 4G Google Phone

By the way, is there a place where I can put a simcard in the new Nexus S 4G?

Journeyman

I have been a Sprint customer for 20 years, and would get this phone if they didn't charge an extra $10 for a premium data plan. I thought when the CEO of Sprint DAn Hess was on a commercial saying one rate for 'everything your phone can do' that he was being honest. Now they have extended this $10 surcharge to all smart phones. Well they made a liar out of Mr Hesse, and I don't know if I can trust Sprint not to raise prices if I do get a new Nexus phone.

Journeyman

4g is horrible where I live so I don't even use, it I am excited for this phone but I think sprint should just switch to LTE first because wimax is just horrible

Journeyman

About time!. I've been waiting for Sprint to release a stock Android phone. A 1.2 ghz processor would've been nice to keep the phone from becoming obsolete in the upcoming months. Sprint you are heading in the right direction! If only you could be the first carrier to work with a phone manufacturer to design a phone with crazy battery life 15+ . now that would be something. it seems like Android phones are becoming very similar on specifications. what customers really want is one that won't die with a few hours of use. adding creative apps and features to a phone is pointless if it will die from using those features(4G). Now fix that and that will draw good attention!

Journeyman

My local Sprint store said they will be getting the Nexus in the next few weeks.