Google Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread official
Google has finally introduced the new version of its OS, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and in the same time together with Samsung announced and the Google Nexus S smartphone.
The Samsung-made Nexus S measures 63 x 123.9 x 10.9 mm, weights 129 grams and features a “Contour Display”, a 4-inch Super AMOLED (800×480) touch screen with curved design and anti-fingerprint coating. It is powered by Powered by a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, has 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone’s connectivity include Quad-band GSM and Tri-band HSPA, also HSDPA and HSUPA support, packs Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA support, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and 3.5mm headset jack.
But this it not all the Nexus S is also equipped with dedicated graphics processing unit, three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor and light sensor. It has two cameras – a 5 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and flash, plus 720 x 480 video recording and a VGA front facing camera for video calling.
Nexus S gives access to Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google Voice and YouTube and also feature Near Field Communication (NFC) short-range wireless connectivity technology which allows you to read information off of everyday objects like stickers and posters that are embedded with NFC chips. The phone is backed by 1500 mAh Lithum Ion battery that will offer up to 6.7 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G talk time.
And of course it runs latest Google OS – Android 2.3 Gingerbread which features new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), One-touch word selection and copy/pasteand, video calling support, enhancements for gaming and a new user interface.
The Nexus S will be available starting December 16 – unlocked for $529 or with a T-Mobile contract for $199. The UK customers will have to wait until December 20.