The Nexus S is a smartphone co-developed by Google and Samsung and manufactured by Samsung Electronics. It is the first smartphone to use the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" operating system, and the first Android device to support NFC in both hardware and software. This is the second time that Google has worked with a manufacturer to produce a phone, the first being the Nexus One. The base version of the phone is the GT-I9020 and it is based on the Samsung Galaxy S hardware with the principal hardware differences being the absence of a SD card and the addition of a near field chip.
The Nexus S was demonstrated by Google CEO Eric Schmidt on November 15, 2010 at the Web 2.0 Summit. Google officially announced the phone on their blog on December 6, 2010. The phone became available for purchase on December 16th in the US and on December 22nd in the UK.
On March 21, 2011, Sprint announced that it would bring the Nexus S to its network this spring in the US. Unlike the T-Mobile version, the Sprint Nexus run on its WiMax 4G network. It would come on May 8th at a price of $199.99
On the 8th of February 2011 Engadget announced that Vodafone will be selling a white version of the phone in the UK....