Since Google announced the Samsung-made Nexus S the smartphone world has been waiting with baited breath to find out whether the ‘S’ will be the new Android king or just another carbon-copy handset. Having read the lengthy and characteristically well-written review over at Engadget I think it’s fair to say Samsung’s Nexus S will be the must have handset for those outside the world of iOS.
I’m not going to paraphrase the entire review here – I heartily recommend you head over to Engadget and have a read yourself – but suffice it to say that Google might finally be on to something with this ‘ere Android malarkey.
One of the main complaints thrown at the Android OS by iOS fans is the user interface and its lack of polish. Boring 2D buttons and engineer-inspired dialogue boxes were the norm, but no more! Of course this is mostly down to the spangly new version of Android the Nexus S is sporting, namely 2.3, Gingerbread. Seeing as future handsets will also be receiving the Gingerbread goodness the differentiator has to be the hardware and according to Joshua Tapolosky Samsung has really pulled out all the stops. Curved screen and NFC sound like your bag? Yep, me too!
Head on over to engadget.com for the full review and let us know what you think in the comments – is Android catching up in the bells and whistles stakes or is iOS still the shiny loveliness for you?