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Google Nexus S
Nexus S coming December 16

We've seen leaked information on Google's latest smartphone for the past month or so, but Google today made the Nexus S official. The Nexus S is made by Samsung and will be the flagship for Google's new Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone OS.

The Nexus S is a GSM phone that also comes packed with 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Near Field Communication (NFC) and A-GPS. The screen is a gorgeous 4.0" (480x800) Super AMOLED, and a front-facing VGA camera sits right above the screen. On the back, the Nexus S features a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash (it also support H.264 720p video).

The Nexus S packs a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of internal storage. The phone measures 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm and weighs 4.51 ounces.

The Nexus S will be available for purchase starting December 16 online or at Best Buy stores.

In other news, Google has announced it Android 2.3 SDK and has cited some new features/improvements for the popular smartphone OS. These include:

  • Redesigned keyboard with multi-touch support
  • An improved copy/paste and word selection interface
  • Improved power management
  • Improved application management
  • NFC support
  • Redesigned Downloads manager

Android 2.3 also includes a number of new features to aid video game developers. You can check out a whole slew of Android 2.3 enhancements here.

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RE: Yippie
By Murst on 12/6/2010 1:49:22 PM , Rating: 2
I guess I don't see what you mean by blueish whites, and hard to read text. Although I don't have a Galaxy S, I do have a Focus (which is basically the same thing), and the whites look white on my phone, and text is very clear to read.

RE: Yippie
By Solandri on 12/6/2010 2:11:05 PM , Rating: 2
White is relative. What looks white in one setting can appear yellow or blue in another. Photographers and videographers have to deal with all the time when they do a color balance.

Holding my Galaxy S phone next to my 6500K color calibrated screen, I can see that it has a slight green-blue tint. 6500K is about the same as sunlight, so the phone's screen is venturing slightly into fluorescent light color territory. But until I did this little experiment, I never really noticed a tint. And I do a lot of photo work so I'm pretty sensitive to color tints. Looking at the phone alone, the whites look fine to me (your brain constantly does an automatic white balance of everything it sees).

It is hands-down the best screen I've used, with perfect blacks. I wish my laptop screen were as good.

RE: Yippie
By DanNeely on 12/6/2010 2:23:11 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't realize the suns light had its color balance changed that heavily via the atmosphere. It's black body temperature is only 5770K.

RE: Yippie
By Solandri on 12/7/2010 1:09:19 AM , Rating: 2
The US spec for daylight is 5500K for pure sunlight. The EU spec is 6500K for a combination of sunlight + blue sky. It's kind of a toss-up which one you pick when taking photos, but most monitors are calibrated (or quasi-calibrated out of the factory) for 6500K.

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