It's the end of the line for the Google Nexus S 4G at Sprint

It's the end of the line for the Google Nexus S 4G at Sprint
On May 8th 2011, the Google Nexus S 4G was launched and now, a little over a year later, the phone has been discontinued. This comes just days after Sprint was offering the phone for free with a 2-year pact. And last month, the phone was updated to Android 4.0 which means it crosses over with an updated OS. While many prefer the 4 inch screen on the phone, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is the successor to the Nexus S 4G and offers a 4.65 inch display. Hard to imagine that a 4 inch display would be on the low end of smartphone screen sizes just a year after the phone was launched. But the single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor is well short of today's norm.

The Google Nexus S 4G will be remembered for its NFC support which made it the only handset that featured Google Wallet for a time until the Samsung GALAXY Nexus was released.. If you absolutely, positively need this device, you might want to check with some third party retailers like Best Buy or Radio Shack.

source: Sprint via TheVerge, UnwiredView

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Nexus S 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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41 Comments

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

That's disappointing, it's camera quality was better than the GSM version of the Nexus S. Not to mention, it would be a great device if it was free or around $50 on-contract.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

boo. they could have totally made it like a prepaid phone or a free on contract phone. oh well, the tech in it is a bit long in the tooth, but it still works quite well.

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Android phones age quickly... as fast as they come.. they leave...

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And Iphones remain the same design just a different antenna like the iPhone 5 will have

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

but at least they stay relevant...

15. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

...until the next one comes along. Then they put out a cheaper version with smaller storage space and phase out the other models. Plus, for every one iPhone each year, you get about a dozen good Android phones, with at least 2-3 coming from one company. Besides, it's all about what you do with the technology you have. You can have a 1-2 year old phone (like myself) and it could still be everything you want and need right there. Not with iPhone; the next one comes out, people HAVE to get it.

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I can probably mention 3 android phones still relevant after a year.. from a dozen released.. SGSII is one.. find the other 2...

21. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Apple can't or even come out with a different design Same crap every year. What a junk 1 phone to choice hey... can't they come out with new inceptions

39. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Apple can, they just don't. They have dozens of prototype designs that they've never used. Why do more than you have to? If your have high customer satisfaction and your company is the most valuable in the world, then why exert yourself as if you're still trying to make it to the top? Also if we're being honest, Apple sets the bar in phone standards every year. If you compare iPhone specs on paper to a top tier Android phone, then Apple loses. Now, go to every major tech site and when you see a phone review, tell me what phone always is the one that people compare the newest phones too...it's always the most recent iPhone. The point I'm making is that as amazing as the GS3's specs are on paper, it still won't be the bar setter. It will just be considered the over-achiever compared to the iPhone. In case i haven't made myself clear as to why Apple sets the bar, i'll try again...No matter how great an Android phone is, the minimum standard for a phone is whatever the iPhone's specs are. As in no phone can have specs below what the current iPhone has and still be seen a real competitor. This is why Apple hasn't rushed LTE, a 4"+ screen, quad cores, etc to the market because they know they don't have to because the set the bar for what a phone must have.

27. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Why can't u afford a new phone every 6 months$... Well its not for u Android... stick to Apple 1 Phone after 18 months. .. bogus.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

how? the only thing they change is the OS nothing new in hardware and still don't support SD MICRO CARDS

9. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Exactly unlike iPhones. The 3GS is still being supported,and recieving updates

13. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A year is a phone aging quickly? And yet, quarter after quarter Android grows at roughly twice the rate of iOS, even though it already has twice the marketshare. Despite all the "issues" you proclaim it has. I guess aging isn't hurting them any, huh? That's your cue to start rationalizing why twice as many people choose Android over iOS.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you just gave the mother of all answers regarding Android.. insert that answer in any topic.... read the article it seems that you disagree with the article but only directing your "answer" towards me... dont forget to copy and paste your answer into every discussion from now on... ps. because is friday... Android is not aging.. only the majority of phones... just want to clarify.. but heck use your answer.. and you win!!!!

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Gallito is right. Do you copy and paste the same response troll? iOS has way more market share when you count all devices. Apple also dominates in profit, customer satisfaction, loyalty and device sales. iLife

19. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

we're talking about mobile devices you dumb s**t. Google it, too lazy to do so

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so is it a yey or ney on the tablets... just asking

38. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are all mobile devices just to clear that up for you.

40. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

okay, let me specify, we're talking about smartphones, not mp3 players or oversized mp3 players

22. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Its a trend. Every one wants an iPhone. Mid range restricted phone, but the public don't give a toss, about features, typical how so nasty everyone holding iPhones.

24. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

spoken like a true ' iIDIOT '

26. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

U only have 1 phone to choice. How crap is that... can't they revolution or evolute....

28. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Full of innocent civilian in smart dumb People in this world that Apple has captured them in there trap.... unlike the Androids Fandroids....

33. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

They leave only to make way for better and more innovative, feature rich devices not to mention more attractive design unlike I phone which sells the same thing over and over by only adding a new number.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Watch the denial pour in.

4. GeekMovement unregistered

iPhones age quickly... as fast as they come.. but they stay the same every year...

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is ok.. at least the iphone 4 and the S version are still available. and even the 3GS... so iphones dont age quickly... sorry but come up with something original...

7. TR0LL

Posts: 41; Member since: May 20, 2012

What do u expect from a fashion phone..... Wow look I've got an iphone! Im cool... Iphone is a fashion, just like how the N95 was. Its a trend! No wonder it still not discontinued.... comparing fashion vs tech!

10. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Awwww shutup

11. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Hit the iBrain hey....

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