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Nexus S 4G from Google and Samsung with Android 2.3 for a Pure Google Experience Available to Sprint Customers in the U.S. on May 8 for $199.99


The highly anticipated Nexus S™ 4G1 from Google™ goes on sale in all Sprint channels, including, on Sunday, May 8, for $199.99 (plus tax) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Extending the company’s 4G device leadership yet again, it is the fourth 4G phone available and 20th 4G device announced from Sprint.

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States2, Nexus S 4G is the only Nexus S phone with 4G and provides a pure Google experience with Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available for smartphones. With its pure Google experience, Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps, and in many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.

Critics praise Nexus S 4G:

  • “Whether you're an Android fanboy (or girl) or not, it's tough to avoid drooling over the Nexus S 4G. The device has similar specs to its T-Mobile counterpart – the Nexus S – but it will take advantage of Sprint's super fast 4G data network.” – MSNBC Technology
  • “It's probably our pick of Android phones now on Sprint – the Evo is nearly a year old, and the major advantage of the Nexus S is that it'll be on the bleeding edge of Android updates.” – Gizmodo
  • “So, what makes the (Nexus S) 4G different? WiMAX 4G. – IntoMobile

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.

Designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED™ touchscreen technology, Nexus S 4G’s 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. Its higher color contrast means 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 from Sprint for $199.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (taxes not included) in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web (, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Best Buy.

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).

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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.

2Number one mobile phone provider in the United States claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

Nexus S, Google, Android, Android Market, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc.


Any announcements regarding the off-contract price? Best Buy is showing $699 which I have to believe is a placeholder price considering they sell the T-Mobile version of the same phone for $529.


Any idea when we will see it in Radio Shack?






It's not "Pure Google" if you charge extra for tethering.


my problem is why does sprint charge an extra 200 dollars between silver and gold premier upgrades while saying the only difference is 75 dollars. whats up with that? i want the new phone but dont want to pay 500 for it.


@nutmagnet007 that's because when you qualify for the full credit, they usually throw in a 100 dollar instant rebate, behind the scenes. So while the surface dollar amount difference is only 75 dollars, it's really $175 considering the instant rebate they attach to the full rebate.


I'm on the list at my local Sprint store for the Nexus S4G and received a call this morning.  The guy on the line said that the Nexus S4G would be a Best Buy exclusive until June 25th.  He said that they were going on information received in an email.

This contradicts the official Sprint press release giving the May 8th date for all channels.  I'm inclined to believe that the Sprint employee got some bad information.  If the Best Buy exclusive is true, however, this is totally unacceptable imo.

Can someone please clear this up?



That sprint rep was and is wrong.


Journeyman JSC

Since Verizon and At&T seem only interested in appealing to the teenage girl (Apple) market, Sprint is free to grab all the other market segments, such as the Tech Savy market segment.

This phone is a great first step.

Of course coverage and speed are critical to capturing this market permanently, but one thing that Sprint can do really inexpensively is to get software updates downloaded first.  Imagine the technical appeal of having your android updates weeks before your less fortunate Verizon and AT&T using friends.

(Windows Phone 7 users are seething about carrier delays to their updates.  I hear it's a really slick OS that could steal some Apple customers over time if any carrier was willing to work with Microsoft to provide a good experience.)

But as an Android guy, my hope is that Sprint will use this phone and their support of it to become the Android user's carrier of choice.




Thanks for your post! The standard retail pricing available through Sprint for the Google Nexus S 4G will be $449.99. You can preorder the device via, this will also supply you with additional updates and news as it is released. The promotional pricing with the availability of an upgrade or addition of a new line of service will be $199.99 after a $100.00 mail in rebate. ---William



We cannot speculate when the Nexus S will be available through Radioshack. For further updates on the device please register at Thanks for the post! ----William



The standard retail pricing for the Nexus S 4G will be $449.99. For further details please visit, ----William



The unique characteristics of the Google Nexus S 4G are as follows:

Pure Google experience:

  • It is the first phone to run Gingerbread operating system.
  • Nexus S 4G comes pre-installed with the best of Google apps: Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube™.
  • It also has Google Voice – an innovative service that offers new controls and services over traditional voice and SMS services.
  • $29.99 Sprint Mobile Hotspot add-on option turns the phone into a wireless router or WiFi Hotspot.
  • Allows Google Nexus S 4G to share both 3G and 4G data connections with up to 6 additional WiFi-enabled devices.
  • On-network data: Unlimited - 3G and 4G
  • Off-network data roaming (domestic): 300 MB
  • Full details about 300 MB roaming limit found in Sprint Terms and Conditions:

Thanks for the post! ---William

  • "Monthly Recurring Charge (MRC) discounts do not apply"

Wait, does this mean that if I have a 10% discount on my first two lines, I can't keep it if I get this phone?


Pre-order Nexxus S?  Are you sure?  When I click on the "pre-order now" link at, I am instructed to go to my nearest Sprint store.  And when I go to my nearest Sprint store, they tell me I probably need to go to the nearest "Sprint-owned" store to pre-order.  Of course they also kept confusing "Nexxus" with "Nextel", too.  So what is the real scoop?  Where can I really pre-order?


Hey, Cre 8...To clarify, you will NOT lose your 10% discount (with or without the Nexus S 4G).  Sorry for the confusion! 

~ Nicholas



Yes, when you click on the link you are directed to our "store finder".  You must purchase a $50.00 gift card to pre-order the device and be placed on the waitlist at that particular store (the $50.00 gift card can be used towards the device itself).  I do apologize if it is not 100% clear on the site and I have provided the feedback.  Sprint Corporate Stores do participate in this "pre-order".  To distinguish a Corporate Sprint store from an indirect dealer, when you search for nearest stores to your address, all Corporate Stores appear in the search as "Sprint Store".  If it is an indirect dealer, it will will be displayed as:  SPRINT STORE BY (and then there will be a particular name following the "BY").  We understand that your time is valuable, so to prevent an unnecessary trip to the store, each Sprint store phone number will be listed in the store search, so I highly recommend shooting them a call to inquire about the "pre-order".  Thanks for being a loyal Sprint customer!  ~ Nicholas 






I thought that with the Nexus S I would be able to print using the goggle cloud print feature. I cannot find any print command or icon even though I properly set up my printer and have followed all the directions I can find. Does anyone know how to do this, or if this feature is coming soon? You can do it on non Goggle phones, so what gives?


Does anybody know how to imports contacts into the phone from my old touch pro 2 or outlook?


did u ver recieve the nexus, if not i might can help


Any annoucments on fixing the digital zoom on this phone? This main camera on this phone does NOT zoom. If you don't believe me or think I can't figure out how to zoom, do a Google search for this issue.

I can;t seem the find an Android 3rd party app that will allow for zoom either. Please fix this.


there is a Camera ZOOM fx app that can be downloaded. it costs close to $5 but the effects you can do to your photos are worth it, it zooms 6x and you have addt. stuff that can be added to the app as well for free.