google nexus s  260x146 Nexus S now available for pre order in the UKJust three days after being officially unveiled by Google, the Samsung Nexus S is now officially available for pre-order via UK mobile phone retailer and operator the Carphone Warehouse.

The Nexus S will be the first smartphone on the market that will ship with Google’s latest Android 2.3 firmware, codenamed Gingerbread. The device will set back customers £549.95 for an unlocked or Pay As You Go handset, with the device being offered for free on contracts costing £35 or upwards.

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The upside for UK customers is that the Nexus S is available for free on all of the main mobile operators, all of which have very similar deals, except T-Mobile which will charge £49 for the handset.

The Carphone Warehouse website describes the Nexus S, noting it features a “stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, curved to fit the contours of your hand and face”, a “speedy 1GHz processor and dedicated GPU for fluid gaming, video streaming and web browsing” and of course Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software.

For more information or to order the handset, click here.