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XDA gets some blurry shots of the Nexus S

With today being Thanksgiving, things are a bit slow in the tech world, but the fellas over at XDA have a nice scoop to whet your appetite before stuffing your face with turkey later today. The site has not only posted some [blurry] shots of the upcoming Nexus S smartphone, but they've also got some images of Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread).

According to XDA, the Nexus S features the following hardware specs:

  • Possible dual-core ArmV7 processor
  • 800x480, 4" screen
  • SuperAMOLED2
  • 720p video support 

Other possibilities include up to 512MB of internal RAM and 2GB of internal storage.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt first showed off the Nexus S at the Web 2.0 summit earlier this month.

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Taste bypass
By Tony Swash on 11/25/2010 12:21:45 PM , Rating: 2
I see they are borrowing from the Microsoft aesthetic standards for the interface design (codename: Bad Acid).

RE: Taste bypass
By semiconshawn on 11/25/2010 2:42:54 PM , Rating: 3
No they borrowed apples design. Screens full of icons. Brilliant ui 25 years ago with win 3.5. Now just seems like an unorganized mess. This is from someone with 2 ipod touches (4g) an EVO and a HD7 (swapped out for a G2) in the house. If we are talking straight ui the new MS phone7 deystroys both apple and android. The complete app catalog and feature list arent quite there yet but the ui itself just feels next gen compared with android or apple.

RE: Taste bypass
By Jedi2155 on 11/25/2010 4:36:15 PM , Rating: 2
I have not yet used a Win7 Phone yet so I haven't given it a fair shot yet but my initial impressions from the reviews of how the interface is plus my experience Zune players brings only a pique interest rather than a revolutionary difference.

Although I do also get that feeling with the massive number of icons between all the devices. We need to revamp that interface because it is insufficient to handle the massive number of apps utilities that we will be able to access. (Screens full of icons)

RE: Taste bypass
By cmdrdredd on 11/25/2010 9:41:13 PM , Rating: 2
If we are talking straight ui the new MS phone7 deystroys both apple and android.

I find it quite a bit easier to put icons of what you use most on your home screen. After all I only use my phone for quick access to information and the like. It will never replace a standard PC/laptop for me.

RE: Taste bypass
By robertgu on 11/25/2010 10:21:30 PM , Rating: 3
I agree on the WP7. I have a Nexus One and my wife has an iPhone 3G. Since I am an IT Director I get to "test" each new communication device which might be useful for my company. I started testing the WP7 and I have to say, I'm seriously impressed. You really start seeing the intelligence of the UI design after using it for a few hours and then having to go back to the Nexus One or my wife's iPhone, they just feel so disjointed by comparison

Needless to say I'm giving my Nexus One to one of my employees and keeping the Samsung Focus WP7 for myself. My wife has been playing with my phone and is starting to angle me to upgrade hers to one. At least if we do, all her itunes songs will not go to waste since the Zune player WP7 uses to sync with can import all those. A nice bonus.

RE: Taste bypass
By mcnabney on 11/26/10, Rating: 0
RE: Taste bypass
By Alexstarfire on 11/26/2010 7:12:16 PM , Rating: 2
Are you kidding me? I've never even used a WP7 phone, nor do I plan on it, and even I can tell his post was very unbiased and rational. Just because someone posts something positive doesn't make them a fanboy or employee for that product.

RE: Taste bypass
By mostyle on 11/29/2010 8:38:02 AM , Rating: 2
Just because someone can articulate their motives well doesn't make them a fanboy. Please.

I'm not for or against WP7 but reading his review inclined me to try one out. I have a Captivate, Vibrant, and an old Touch Pro. Frankly I've been waiting for an intuitive UI because lets face it.. The Galaxys S devices are smooth and run like a demon once tweaked but their UI is very similar to iOS in the icon clicking sense. You don't get the feel that things like Twitter and Facebook or push emails and texts are integrated into the interface rather applications that can be launched as needed via clicking on icons. Sure its stays with the methods we are all used to (PC/Mac/*Nix desktop UIs) but if I really wanted a desktop feel I'd use a desktop or laptop. I would love to see more fluidity in the targeted functionality that today's mobile devices offer.

If WP7's UI is something different it may well be worth having a look at.


Curved screen
By dani31 on 11/25/2010 12:43:33 PM , Rating: 2
You should have shown / mentioned the one and only unique feature of the NS - the curved screen.

RE: Curved screen
By Alexstarfire on 11/25/2010 7:40:17 PM , Rating: 3
I think that SuperAMOLED2 and a dual-core CPU are pretty unique for this phone, at least for the moment.

Also, by curved do you mean convex?

RE: Curved screen
By silverblue on 11/26/2010 7:25:11 AM , Rating: 2
Any word on the difference(s) between SuperAMOLED and SuperAMOLED2?

RE: Curved screen
By dani31 on 11/26/2010 12:29:14 PM , Rating: 2
Also, by curved do you mean convex?


RE: Curved screen
By Alexstarfire on 11/26/2010 7:19:51 PM , Rating: 2
IDK the differences between SuperAMOLED and SuperAMOLED2, but there have to be some.

I was thinking that concave would be crappy, but that makes a little bit of sense. I would think that being concave, even if only slightly, would reduce glare and therefore mean you wouldn't need the brightness set as high. IDK, I think I'd need a hands on experience to get a good idea.

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