Feeds

Google waggles free* Android phones at Americans

* 2-year wireless and small piece of your soul required

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Google is offering Americans a free Nexus S Android phone from its rather popular homepage.

The offer lasts through the end of today (August 3). And you must agree to a two year wireless contract with an American wireless carrier. And you must agree to share yourself with Google.

The Nexus S is an Android phone whose software is designed solely by Google. Google calls it a "pure Google experience". It's the first Android phone to include an NFC (near field communications) chip that allows for wireless payments through the Google Wallet service.

It would appear that Google is trying to win a few more Android converts before the arrival of the next Apple iPhone, whose touchdown is rumored for next month.

Google free Nexus S offer

The free handset is offered through the US retailer Best Buy, and it can be used with networks from three of the four big American carriers: Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

The Nexus S runs Gingerbread, the latest incarnation of Android for phones, atop a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of internal memory, and a dedicated GPU. Its contoured display measures 4-inches across the diagonal, and it offers both rear- and front-facing cameras. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages
Hello. HELLO. Can EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE HEAR ME?!
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
Broadband slow and expensive? Blame Telstra says CloudFlare
Won't peer, will gouge for Internet transit
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?