Friday , June 22 2018

Good news for those wanting a Nexus S on Telstra

Canadian telco TELUS had some interesting announcements yesterday, including the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G (what a mouthful), but this we don’t really care about – the Galaxy S variants are already available across all telcos here in Australia.

What’s more interesting is they’ve announced the Samsung Nexus S will be available on TELUS as well.

Why do we care?

Well, TELUS use the same network frequencies as AT&T and Telstra – which means this TELUS variant of the Nexus S will work with Telstra’s Next G network.

In terms of time, TELUS is looking to have the phone available from the end of March or early April. While this doesn’t mean a local launch on Telstra will occur, what it does mean is that intrepid Android adventurers will be able to import a Nexus S from Canada and have it work on Telstra here. Those who don’t want to import it themselves could order it from our mates at MobiCity, who have it on pre-order for $849.

Source: Phandroid.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Me thinks that the S will much better than the Nexus did in Australia. I think it was far too early for android locally. Not looking to upgrade any time soon, but it might be a possibility next year. By then the Y will be out.

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Hey when did that Nexus S competition close?

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