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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 Rocket321 on 12/6/2010 3:03:04 PM , Rating: 2
Just to throw in my expirence with the epic:
With the brightness below 50% it does have a slight blue tint, but if you set brightness at or above 50% it looks crisp white.

As for the build quality...I know its not saying much, but it is MUCH more solid than the palm pre. No flex, squeeks, clicks or groans. It feels quite solid to me.

RE: Yippie
By Solandri on 12/7/2010 1:59:17 AM , Rating: 2
Ok, you guys got me curious enough to check it out. I popped out the colorimeter. At max brightness displaying (R255 G255 B255) pure white, my Sprint Epic Galaxy S measured 7730-7740 K, and 162.3-162.5 cd/m^2 (candela per square meter) brightness.

Like I said above, that's a slight blue-green tint compared to holding a white sheet of paper outdoors in sunlight during the day. Nothing to really get excited about. In fact, use it outdoors in the shade and it will look perfectly white.

For reference:
1850K - candlelight
3000K - incandescent light
5500K-6000K - direct sunlight, typical CRT
6500K - sunlight + blue sky (also cloudy day), typical CRT, sRGB
7500-8000K - shade on a sunny day
9300K - highest color temp option typically used on CRTs.

The people who view 6000+ K as being "too blue" are usually folks who are way too used to working under incandescent lights.

"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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