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Google Nexus S – unboxing

One Mobile Ring has just taken stock of the Google Nexus S, for a review to be published around the same time the mobile goes on sale with Carphone Warehouse. We thought we would publish these unboxing images, along with a brief walkthrough of the handsets features to whet your appetite.

The Google Nexus S – in its retail box. The Samsung manufactured Nexus S box, wait to spill its contents for all and sundry to behold at the marvel that is the latest Google branded mobile phone, following on from the HTC Nexus One.

The Google Nexus S - unboxed. The retail box of the world's first Android Gingerbread 2.3 run device contains the handset itself, a few pieces of literature, a set of Samsung earphones, along with a data cable and European charging block - although, this will be replaced with a UK version.

The Google Nexus S, running the newest version of the Google mobile untouched Android operating system, with a 4-inch AMOLED touch screen, from a 1Ghz hummingbird processor with a dedicated GPU. There's also 16GB of internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash - plus, the much raved about NFC chip.

The Google Nexus S - right-hand side of the phone. The right side of the Nexus S houses the power button, which is in the same location as the Samsung Galaxy S'. What is evident from this image is the curvature of the phone's glass, which curves up towards the base of the screen.

The Google Nexus S - left-hand side of the phone. The left side of the mobile just contains the volume rocker, also in the same place as it is on the Samsung Galaxy S.

The Google Nexus S - base of the handset. The base of mobile phone has the microUSB charging socket, along with the 3.5mm audio port - at the direct opposite end to the Samsung Galaxy S.

The Google Nexus S - rear of the handset. The Google mobile phone has two main differences to the Samsung Galaxy S, the inclusion of an LED flash to back up the camera in poor lighting and also the lack of a microSD slot.

The Samsung Galaxy S vs the Google Nexus S. Both handsets have a similar look and feel to each other, in the same way as the Google Nexus One had to the HTC Desire.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.