Nexus S Comes to AT&T

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 8:00 AM

Since launching Nexus S with Samsung, T-Mobile and Sprint customers have enjoyed the pure Google experience, running the latest Android releases and Google mobile apps. Today we’re excited to announce a Nexus S device optimized for AT&T, available in Best Buy stores this weekend.

Nexus S runs Android 2.3 and features a 4” Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz processor for showing 3D graphics, front and rear facing cameras and support for NFC. It also features the latest Google mobile apps, including Google Earth, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Talk with video chat, Google Voice and Voice Actions, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps in Android Market.

Nexus S for AT&T will be available in Best Buy stores starting July 24. For those of you who just can’t wait, it’s on pre-sale today in Best Buy stores.

You can find more information at google.com/nexus or follow @googlenexus on Twitter for the latest Nexus S updates. And if you need something to pass the time until you can get your hands on one, try our Nexus Contraptions game, where you can bubble, bounce, and bump apps into the phone.


Updated 1:09pm 7/21/2011: Pre-sales are currently only available in Best Buy stores, not on www.bestbuy.com. 

Posted by Hiroshi Lockheimer, Director of Engineering

19 comments:

noahcruzan said...

Does this mean that those of us who have previously purchased an unlocked Nexus S, using an AT&T SIM card, can access AT&T 3G network??

brodieduncan said...

Now we just need Verizon and then, you'd have the whole set.

Darnell Clayton said...

Finally! Although I'm going to wait until iPhone 5 comes out before committing to one or the other.

Jake said...

There's no mention of anything on bestbuy.com or google.com/nexus.

Don't you think that you should have this stuff lined up *before* making the announcement?

I wonder how many orders you lose to frustrated/annoyed consumers doing it this way.

Christopher said...

Please let the next Nexus phone be on Verizon LTE!

Jason said...

Why can't there be a simultaneous release if the Nexus on all the carriers next time?

you said...

Finally... my biggest hangup is worry about not having access to the latest version of android, but having a clean google phone with no manufacturer impeding. I'm just ignorant as to the LTE capabilities.

Either way hopefully this means good things and that future pure google phones will roll out to AT&T...

Refugio said...

awesome. bout time! course nexus 3 is about to be released soon right? why not just wait for that one. LTE is awesome, too bad they had nothing but lackluster phones only.

Chris K said...

8 months later for the att version is just too long of a wait. Really sucks since i would have definitely preferred this version over the t-mobile version. I don't quite understand why they cant just include all supported gsm frequencies in the same phone. It makes sense to me that the cdma phones are separate, but why they can't just include both the att and t-mobile 3g frequencies is just something i never understood.

Colin Young said...

Should they really be rolling this phone out to more carriers if they haven't fixed major bugs that have been in place since April?

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?hl=en&tid=49e8ca84071d51a4&start=600

Rob said...

Superb phone, but still waiting for the FM radio app (or an explanation as to why one will never come).

John Flinchbaugh said...

I'm reluctant to buy a device from the carrier again. What am I trading for their subsidy? Is it *just* locked to AT&T SIM? Do/can they bloat or disable any software? What's the downside, if I intended to just stay with AT&T anyway?

Sparksis said...

This blog post is cute. I have a Nexus S from Rogers Canada and it's firmware clearly says that it is an AT&T capable device. All this blog post should really say is that AT&T is now willing to subsidize the purchase cost.

Chino Loco said...

I second Colin. Some major device specific bugs such as massive battery drain while on Latitude still ignored:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=6bcdbe3c9425039c&hl=en

humz said...

what about the nexus s2?

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Scott Beamer said...

I wish the Nexus S had better specs. I like the pure Android aspect of it, but otherwise, I prefer my Samsung Captivate. Also, the upcoming (IS Market) Samsung Galaxy S II phones will blow the Nexus S out of the water in terms of specs.

1 GB of internal storage is lame. 16GB, FTW!

Álvaro said...

no FM radio app? I would think that with data plan caps it would be a reality this time around :-(