1Nexus S 4G Unboxed
Sprint is selling the Nexus S 4G for $199.99 with a two-year contract this spring from Sprint retailers and Best Buy stores in the United States. Like the Nexus S, Sprint’s Nexus S 4G is powered by a 1GHz Samsung chip and runs Android 2.3.
2Nexus S 4G
Sprint’s 4G WiMax network is promising data speeds of up to 10M bps, compared with 3.1M bps for its 3G service. Like others before us, we found the 4G service on the Nexus S 4G solid, though unspectacular compared with Verizon Wireless’ newer 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network-powered HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Droid Charge.
7Google Mobile Apps
The Nexus S 4G application launcher boasts the tag-reading application you see here. NFC tags can include URLs, text and images. While eWEEK is excited about NFC, the potential currently outweighs the promise. There just aren’t enough NFC supporters to make NFC communications super-useful and, ultimately, ubiquitous.
14Google Voice in Action
eWEEK provisions Google Voice to handle some calls. Google Voice users may also replace their Sprint numbers with their Google Voice numbers when placing calls or sending text messages from their Sprint handsets.