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Pictures of Nexus S Running Gingerbread Arrive

The Nexus S finally broke cover and made an appearance in the wild running the next version of Android aka Gingerbread.  While this is another tipster with zero camera skills, at least  some stuff is confirmed like the new grey/black notification bar and green highlights.  Other than that, we can see that the device is indeed a Samsung, will be stuck on  T-Mobile (seriously?) and has a newly squared off launcher that differs from the rounded version seen on Froyo.  And these pictures were taken just 2 days ago, so this puts us another step closer to launch.

Ton of additional pics after the break.  

Via:  XDA Forums

Cheers Josh!

  • Guest

    SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE AVAILABLE????

  • http://www.icomtablet.net Tablet Reviews

    I'll post the same information to my blog, thanks for ideas and great article.

  • Mr. Steve

    Am I the only one happy that the battery manager now breaks down the remaining battery into 1% intervals, rather than 10% ones?

  • Bennotae

    Oh the the glory and pain of open source

  • Swoosh

    Looks like Xmas Holiday Launch..
    gingerbread cookies is a favorite past time during Xmas
    so look for a XMas Nexus S Launch..
    Go!! Samsung

  • jasonangle

    How about some blurry pictures of something showing dual cores?

  • Eaturcrap

    They shouldn't have let Samsung make this, they should have stuck with HTC.

  • Eaturcrap

    Why does GingerBread have the stupid Green accents?

  • 1bad69z28

    Oh, btw Happy Thanksgiving evryone :)

  • 1bad69z28

    Hey where are the big changes on the UI, I like the grey/black notification bar and the green highlights. But where are the BIG CHANGES???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      I doubt that they'll ever even make big changes to the cell phone android OS's. Honeycomb will hopefully but it's tablet exclusive

  • PAKmann2k

    Was gonna post the exact same thing when I saw the picture.

  • sylent101

    I thought this was supposed to sway companies away from adding custom skins.. this looks like it'll inspire more customization.. :-/

  • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

    I'm sorry…. but those pictures were uninspiring. I think having rooted and flashed awesome roms on my phone has ruined my gingerbread excitement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163993649 Kierra Jones

    So the lock screen gets changed back, I do like the look of it better than the Froyo one.

  • ebdiesel08

    “Tmobile seriously” shut your face!, oh if had to be on verizon? Douche!

    • Zaiger

      lrn 2 english plz

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      a small amount of people are on tmobile compared to verizon so when only a small amount of people get an interesting phone the larger percentage pisses me off.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kkj.droid Kenny Jackson

      If it was on Verizon, it ew'd at least have a release time frame, it would be on 4G launch day. VZW 4G beats HSPA+ (once there are phones that use it.)

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    seriously…who cares about photos that prove that a Nexus S and 2.3 exist? We already know that. I want to see what's new and meaningfully different. How bout some blurry photos of that?

    I think it's clear that this version won't have any major UI changes unfortunately. I guess that stuff will be ready for the update next Spring.

    • tanknspank

      In your eyes, what would UI changes consist of?

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        I've been using the MIUI ROM on my Droid for the past two days. I can tell you that there is plenty of room for Google to refine the UI in both minor and major ways.

        Pressing the Menu button brings up options along the bottom of phone as small icons stretching horizontally. MIUI instead makes these icons stack vertically, with each icon being text only and stretching the length of screen. This makes it so much easier to choose an option. A little thing that is consistent throughout the ROM UI and really makes a huge difference.

        More flexibility in controlling home screens. MIUI Rom allow you to reorganize home screens any way you like and easily choose which screen is the main Home screen.

        The ability to change folder icons.

        MIUI Rom, and now Cyangen Mod, now have toggle settings included in the Notifications drop down. Things like Backlight, WiFi, Ringer, Vibrate, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync…etc, all of these can easily be toggled by simply swiping down the notification bar. Helps to keep the home screen clear of these things.

        A more unified and consistent experience. SMS app, Google Voice, Gmail, Gtalk, all have a slightly different feel to them. I think they can do a better job of making this all more consistent and similar.

        A unified inbox option for all of these (like Blackberry has had forever) would also be great. Facebook is making a huge push into a “unified inbox”. It just makes sense.

        An improved music experience. The Music player in Android gets the job done, but I would like more features. The MIUI music app has an unobtrusive equalizer animation, or whatever you call that, and just a better thought out UI that I find is easier to use.

        I would love the ability to star tracks or mark them as like / dislike and sync with other stuff.

        Hardware acceleration for the UI. I believe this is why iOS is so snappy and Android sometimes is not. On newer phones this isn't really a problem anymore, but it's noticeable when you use a iOS device, Zune, or WP7 device, that many Android phones don't share the fluidity of touch control. Close but not quite.

        I love Android and would love it all the more if these types of changes were made.

        • Oobloodydayoo

          Whoa there, you really do know what your talking about. I fully agree, except i doubt these changes will arrive in vanilla Android anytime soon. Mabye a few of the things you said in 3.0, but again, I highly doubt it.

        • ninjalex76

          I completely agree with you Jon. I too am running MIUI on my Droid and am amazed at the potential for change within the Android OS. Everything you said in your post I was planning on typing out myself but you saved me the time! I wish there were truly “major UI improvements” as well, but I'm just not seeing them in any of the screens so far. We're barely seeing changes, let alone improvements. The icons are green. That's what I see.

        • Aguilacahc007

          Jon, you said it. I've been using MIUI since it came out, and it keeps getting better. Google should definetely look into this, it has potential and room for improvement

  • Mrpicolas

    Kellex Dude go eat some Turkey and take the rest of the day off

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.cordrey Richard Cordrey

    looks the same to me… where are the big UI changes?

    • Brianmitchell66

      Agreed

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

    I HATE how the soft keys are arranged! Why do these manufactures keep differencing themselves to this extent?

    • Oobloodydayoo

      Agreed.
      I hate how some phone developers decide to slash off the search key, to make it more “stylish”.
      I personally love how the Evo's soft keys are arranged. Home, Menu, Back, Search.

      • digitalicecream

        Could be to keep you going back to the same manufacturer.

        • http://harrellj.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

          Shame that that isn’t even true. Look at the soft key layout of the D1, DX and D2. All Motorola phones, all different layouts.

        • http://harrellj.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

          Shame that that isn’t even true. Look at the soft key layout of the D1, DX and D2. All Motorola phones, all different layouts.

        • http://harrellj.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

          Shame that that isn’t even true. Look at the soft key layout of the D1, DX and D2. All Motorola phones, all different layouts.

      • OGDroid

        hi, OGDroid here…back//menu//home//search, for life!

      • OGDroid

        hi, OGDroid here…back//menu//home//search, for life!

      • OGDroid

        hi, OGDroid here…back//menu//home//search, for life!

      • http://www.facebook.com/kkj.droid Kenny Jackson

        That goes back to the GSM Hero–HTC is at least consistent. Going from the Eris to the Incredible was a breeze because of it.

    • CompCrash

      I just think it is to confuse the hell out of us.

    • Anonymous

      I dislike that, but I’m really more concerned about the new squared look. I think I prefer how it’s a little rounded in froyo…

    • Anonymous

      I dislike that, but I’m really more concerned about the new squared look. I think I prefer how it’s a little rounded in froyo…

    • Anonymous

      I dislike that, but I’m really more concerned about the new squared look. I think I prefer how it’s a little rounded in froyo…

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      They should’ve kept the ones from OG Droid. {{-_-}}

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      They should’ve kept the ones from OG Droid. {{-_-}}

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      They should’ve kept the ones from OG Droid. {{-_-}}

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidMatt Matt Robinson

    i really wish moto would give us the option for blur or stock. cuz all of these appearance changes (which is a HUGE portion of gingerbread) will no doubt be overwritten by the crappy blur launcher and status bar

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      Yup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1204145624 Jason Naylor

    DROOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/beegore Brandon Bombard

    From what I see in the crud vapor pictures it's no different. I'm a developer and when I make something the same but different. Let me tell you it's different.

  • Berny26

    Charging 26%? Is Gingerbread going to show 1% increments for the life of the battery?

    • http://twitter.com/MrZiou Dion Tueros

      actually the nexus one has that, in fact, I think just Motorola doesn't have that

      • Anonymous

        My Droid x has that. Only on the lock screen.

      • Anonymous

        My Droid x has that. Only on the lock screen.

      • Anonymous

        My Droid x has that. Only on the lock screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-M-Clark/1420215236 Darius M. Clark

    first really!