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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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By Tony Swash on 12/6/2010 6:35:50 PM , Rating: 2
Google's Android sales rate may have leveled off, according to details the company gave out with the Nexus S launch on Monday. It reported that it was activating about 1.5 million Android devices of all kinds each week, or just over 214,000 devices each day. The figure is just a small step up from 200,000 per day in August and a much smaller increase than with its previous growth rate.
The number would also come in spite of the addition of tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which accounted for one million sales in its two months in stores. Google's activation rates only for smartphones may have been virtually unchanged as a result, since it would have had to activate about 16,700 Galaxy Tabs each day.




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