Ultimately, since the Nexus S 4G is running an unbranded version of Gingerbread, there isn’t much to really set it apart from other Gingerbread devices. This also means one loses some functionality which would normally be included in a carrier or manufacturer-branded kit. For example, the default Samsung phone software opens up a lot of extra tools and capabilities (such as tap to zoom), but the Gingerbread phone software does not.
Thankfully, the lack of branding means the device runs very efficiently, and without bloat…at least until you start installing applications.
The Nexus S 4G is available from Sprint for $200 with a two year contract.
Check back for our more in-depth review of the Sprint Nexus S 4G.