Vodafone gets Google Nexus S smartphone

Google Nexus S confirmed for Vodafone in Australia

Google's Nexus S Android phone; coming to Vodafone in Australia

Google's Nexus S Android phone; coming to Vodafone in Australia

Vodafone has announced that Google's Nexus S smartphone will soon be available in Australia, but hasn't confirmed a launch date or pricing details.

Read our comprehensive Google Nexus S review.

Check out our guide to other top Android phones on the market.

"Vodafone can confirm the Nexus S will be available in Australia. Pricing and launch details to be announced soon. Customers can visit www.vodafone.com.au/nexus tomorrow morning from 9am to pre-register interest for the Nexus S," the company posted on its blog.

The Google Nexus S Android phone, manufactured by Samsung, is just the second Google-branded smartphone to hit the market. It succeeds the Google Nexus One, which was also sold exclusively through Vodafone in Australia but was manufactured by HTC.

The Google Nexus S is the first mobile to natively run the 2.3 version of the Android platform. Its new features include a revamped keyboard, better copy and paste, improved power management, and a slicker user interface. The Nexus S also has a 4in Super AMOLED touchscreen display — the same used in the Samsung Galaxy S — and comes with what is called a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip. NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology; the same technology used in many new credit cards, whereby the card can be simply swiped across a smartchip to make a purchase.

The Google Nexus S is currently a 900MHz and 2100MHz 3G device, which means it won't work on Telstra's 850MHz Next G network in Australia.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesVodafoneAndroidGoogle AndroidNexus Sandroid phonesGoogle Nexus

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?