This is a discussion on What's so special about Nexus S (or Nexus One)? within the Nexus S forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by TerD I just read the 400 page plus Gingerbread manual. I'm just questioning why should I even do an update to FRGD. ...
What's so special about the Nexus S?
-In my opinion the only thing that the Nexus S has for it is the fact that it is a Dev phone and will be supported by google and should future receive updates for a while. Apart from this can someone please tell me why I should even consider this phone?
Whats so special about my Nexus One?
-It is rooted.
-Can run tons of custom rom's. (Currently with stock MIUI rom which is fast, snappy, can change themes in about 1 minute)
-with most stock kernels can usually get 1600 benchmark scores
-with WM kernels get 1700 -1800 benchmark scores
-for the time being still receives google support
-NOT MADE OF PLASTIC
-I am still very proud of it (hell may even buy another new one).
Why should I consider the Nexus S? My Nexus will be able to do everything that the Nexus S can do and a bit more now that we find out that the Nexus S will not have any type of LED notifications. Ya my benchmark scores might be down a little from what a rooted Nexus S will be able to get, but really who gives a crap. And really who wants to see each other when ever you speak. Nothing but trouble with that imo.
So again someone please enlighten me to why I should spend money on this phone?
Rooted One Click Method 8/11/10
Unlocked Bootloader 11/11/10
Rom: CM7 RC1 w/ Honeybread theme
Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam
(I'll either find a way or make one)
Fair question. Well, I did say the next iPhone ! The UI on the N1 doesn't have the same clunky sturdiness as the iPhone ( which I think has multi-tasking in the new version of the OS). Putting a wall around the garden stops the cats and dogs from coming in to have a pee.
Still, the lifecyle of this N1 phone is a couple of years, so I have a little time to change my mind.
Saw this in Huffington Post about Google announcing Nexus S.. This is how it starts
"Google has taken the wraps off the Nexus S smartphone, a successor to the failed Nexus One."
Nexus S, Android 'Gingerbread' OS Unveiled By Google (PICTURES)
I like to believe that.. bought the Nexus One on launch day.. got a few of my friends bought it too. Then Google stopped selling the phone, shutted down the web site (changed to Android phone gallery), and made the Nexus one support forum read only... then they admited it's a trial product (and we are the suckers who pay $530+tax to help them test the market). Now they also admit they bit off more than they can chew.
My N1 died recently and get a refurbished phone from HTC to replace. and yet, both phones has screen calibration problem.
what a downer I am..