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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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LAME
By mavricxx on 12/6/2010 11:25:49 PM , Rating: 2
I can't beleive Google put its stamp on an inferior phone! This phone should have had been done with the BEST specs available meaning- dual HD cams like the LG STAR (also with 1080p recording), USB 3.0, HDMI out, Dual core processor, 1gb RAM, 4G and World bands so those of us who travel abroad constantly don't have to be using a different phone if we switch SIMs. Also, if they made it with world bands it would expedite fabrication as they don't have to make 2 or 3 different phones, this is practically the MyTouch 4G with a slightly bigger screen, Gingerbread OS and no 4G!




RE: LAME
By ScotterQX6700 on 12/7/2010 12:02:48 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with you 100%.


RE: LAME
By semo on 12/7/2010 3:25:39 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with half of what you said!

The thing that bugs me the most though is that since this is not a subsidized phone, why didn't they make it dual SIM? There are many Chinese fakes that can take calls from 2 different lines simultaneously but they usually use outdated hardware, are flimsy and everything else associated with fakes!


RE: LAME
By Breakfast Susej on 12/7/2010 9:39:12 AM , Rating: 2
I am a little disappointed as well. I would still consider it just for being unlocked though, and out of the incredibly poor choice we have in Canada from our horrible carriers. (unlocked would be preferred for overseas travel)

But then it doesn't support the bands necessary for AT&T, and Bell/Telus. So out of luck there unless the UK version does, or unless they release a version for Canada like the nexus one.

Sad to say I am one that would probably still go for this phone simply for having access to the latest possible updates without having to root my phone or wait for carriers.

I had a Galaxy S Captivate for a bit but the GPS problems and other quirks put me off so I returned it. Overall it was a nice phone but GPS was important to me and it just irked me considering the very high outright purchase cost of the phone.

I am definitely wanting for a perfect android phone, sadly we just have such poor choices in Canada.


RE: LAME
By ryedizzel on 12/7/2010 3:07:11 PM , Rating: 2
maybe they actually valued battery life.


RE: LAME
By bug77 on 12/9/2010 5:09:47 AM , Rating: 2
No, they didn't. The battery is supposed to last a less than Galaxy S. Which isn't exactly stellar either.


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