Techcrunch has a very strong review of the new Samsung Nexus S, which was designed with input from Google. Slightly larger than the iPhone with a bigger screen and running the Android 2.3 operating system, the phone garnered a qualified rave from Michael Arrington. He concluded with this practical advice, which should make you think twice about your next smartphone purchase:

The bottom line is this. If you are an iPhone user this isn't going to make you switch. If you're an Android user you will want this phone more than any other. If you're currently neither, we recommend that you go with the Nexus S. It is better than the iPhone in most ways. What you lose with the slightly less impressive screen and iOS's slightly slicker user experience you will more than make up for with the Nexus S's ability to actually make phone calls that don't drop and Google's exceptional Navigation and voice input applications. The fact that the phone is unlocked and can be used abroad with other carriers is also a very big plus.

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