by Al Sacco

Google Nexus S with Android Gingerbread Now Available via Best Buy

Dec 16, 2010
MobileSmall and Medium Business

Google's Nexus S smartphone with the latest Android OS, Gingerbread (v2.3), is now available in the United States via Best Buy.

This morning, Google and Best Buy starting selling the latest, and potentially greatest, Android smartphone, the Google Nexus S with the Android Gingerbread mobile OS (v2.3), in U.S. stores, online and by phone.

Google Nexus S Smartphone with Android Gingerbread
Google Nexus S Smartphone with Android Gingerbread

The Nexus S, manufactured for Google by Samsung, is available via Best Buy along with a T-Mobile service contract, for $199 with a new, two-year agreement and $249.99 for customers looking to add a new Nexus-line to their existing T-Mobile contracts; and the unlocked version with no contract retails for $529.

More than 200 hundred of Best Buy’s U.S. brick and mortar stores will offer the device, and they all should have demonstration units on hand for potential buyers to experiment with. (Check out a list of U.S. Best Buy stores that will sell the Nexus S on launch.)

Google’s Nexus S is notable for a variety of reasons; it’s the successor to Google’s popular Nexus One smartphone, made by HTC; it’s the first device to run Android Gingerbread—which packs a number of new features including support for Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies, a new on-screen keyboard, gyroscope sensor support and more—and it sports a unique, curved “Contour Display,” among other cutting-edge features.

For a detailed breakdown of the Nexus S’s most notable features, read “Google Nexus S Smartphone: Nine Facts You Need to Know.”

Gadget geeks anxious to get thumbs on the new Nexus S would be wise to make their way to the nearest Best Buy store post haste, surf on over to or pick up the phone and dial the company’s Nexus S call center (866-813-2021) ASAP—this initial batch of Nexus S smartphones is bound to sell out in record time. (Note: Nexus S sales are limited to two units per customer.)

Pop over to Google’s Nexus S Web page, or Best Buy’s Nexus S FAQ page for more details on the device and how you can make one your own.


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