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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: 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.


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