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Tethering and hot spot standard features on the Nexus S

Great news it’s official the Samsung Nexus S is coming with tethering and wi-fi hot spot built into the OS. No more unlocking or hacking to get these features to work on your phone. Sprint and Verizon have already blocked these services on their phones. This is a great step in the right direction allowing users to have the features they always wanted.


If you are not familiar with tethering it allows you to connect your computer other other device to your phone so that it can be used to connect to your 3g/4g data plan. Unfortunately you have to connect through USB right now. I am sure in no time developers will allow you to connect via bluetooth or wi-fi.

Wi-Fi Hot Spot

This feature allows you to use the Nexus S as an Internet connection point for up to 5 other devices and you don’t need a usb cable. To activate simply visit the settings menu in the phone and under the default network SSID is “AndroidAP”. Don’t forget to secure the connection so that you don’t get an unauthorized users using your bandwidth.

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Same day release same day Root!

And there you have it folks! The Samsung Nexus S just released today and already the folks at Xda-Developers have rooted the new Android Gingerbread 2.3. Now that phone is rooted we can only wait to see what the Nexus S can really do. Better yet now we will be able to see Android 2.3 Gingerbread on other rooted Android devices. It’s as Google makes it too easy for us to unlock the phone. There is no stopping the developers now! Cheers!

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The Nexus S teardown!

Our good friends at IFixit, has down it again. They are always the first to get their hands on new products and completely rip it apart. Here you can see the specs of the breakdown.

  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird Multimedia Applications Processor based on the ARMv7 architecture.

  • 16 GB internal storage capacity

  • 512 MB total RAM

  • 5 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA (640×480) front-facing camera.

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

 If you want to read all the step by step break down of the Nexus S check the related link below to find out all the details.

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Ninjas Unboxing the Samsung Nexus S

 We saw the first Ninja’s unboxing from the first Google Nexus 1 phone. If you thought that one was amazing wait till you see the unboxing for the Nexus S. Patrick Boivin does it again with Google.  The video of the Ninja’s  unboxing is simply amazing. If you don’t believe me check it out for yourself!

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The Samsung Nexus S vs. The Vibrant

                          Samsung Vibrant

At first sight you may think that Google Nexus S looks much better than its predecessors from Samsung. However, you should be ready with your opinion later when you see the specifications attached inside. There’s still another device from Samsung offering s bit better spec rather than the Nexus S such as Samsung Vibrant, though it couldn’t be denied that the Nexus S comes with much improvements. So, let’s just take a look at the comparison below.

The Vibrant wins over the Nexus S as for the connectivity feature at the point of Bluetooth, for the device sports Bluetooth 3.0, while the Nexus S is till equipped with the older Bluetooth 2.0. The rest of the features are exact the same since both come with 3G HSDPA and HSUPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and microUSB 2.0.

Size & Weight:
The Nexus S measures 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm and weighs in at 129 g, while the Samsung Vibrabt measures 122.4 x 64.5 x 9.9 mm and weighs in at 117,9 g. Do you think size and weight do matter? Both phones only differs a bit for the dimension, thus it’s not something to make you confuse when it comes to choosing one of those phones.

The Nexus S offers a 5-megapixel camera that sports 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus and LED flash, while the Vibrant gives us the exact same 5-megapixel camera, though you would only find 2592 x 1944 pixels of resolution and autofocus. In addition, the Vibrant’s camera features geo-tagging, touch focus and face and smile detection. Next, both offer video recording capability with high definition quality at 720p@30fps.

                         Google Nexus S

There’s nothing to compare when it comes to the display spec since both phones offer the exact same Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and 4.0-inch in size. The dimensions of the pixels even still the 480 x 800, though the Nexus S is the newest phone to sell. Even if the Super AMOLED comes with high clarity, the iPhone 4′s display is still the only one to grab much attention today with its retina display. Thus, there’s nothing special to share for the display.


Of course the newest OS would be a great thing to pull your interest out and the Nexus S knows better how to do it. By having the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, the Nexus S offers some improvements for the phone performance sight rather than its predecessors from Samsung. Moreover, the ARM Cortex A8 processor which runs at 1 GHz is better than what the Vibrant keeps inside that is Samsung Hummingbird processor that runs at 1 GHz. We find the Vibrant comes with the Android 2.1 (Eclair), thus it is obvious that the Gingerbread would easily hit the older version of Android OS. In conclusion, the performance battle is won by the Nexus S because of its incredible speed.

Both phones offer the exact same internal memory capacity with 16GB and 512 MB of RAM, but it is unfortunately that the Nexus S lacks of external memory to improve its overall storage system. The Vibrant gives us an expandable microSD up to 32GB and 2GB card included.

Battery life:
The Nexus S comes with 428 hours of standby time and 6 hours and 40 minutes of talk time, while the Vibrant gives you 432 hours of standby time and 6 hours and 30 minutes of talk time, though both are actually equipped with the same type of battery that is Li-Ion 1500 mAh.

In some cases the Vibrant is still capable of hitting the Nexus S, particularly the external memory spec that you cannot find on that new device. However, the rest of the key specifications are won by the Nexus S, in addition the device is equipped with NFC chip allowing you to do a lot of tasks as you wish.

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