Google And Samsung Unveils Nexus S – The First Android 2.3 Smartphone

Google and Samsung finally announced their much awaited smartphone, the Nexus S. It is the world’s first handset to feature the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

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Google and Samsung finally announced their much awaited smartphone, the Nexus S. It is the world’s first handset to feature the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Nexus S comes with a 4 inch WVGA SUPER AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording and so on. This handset allows you to access more than 100,000 apps from the Android Market. Check out the complete specs of Nexus S below.

“Samsung was thrilled to work with Google to create the first device featuring the much anticipated Android 2.3 OS. Nexus S is powerful proof of Samsung and Google’s commitment to bringing technology firsts to market and launching products that utilize the open and innovative Android operating system. Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and technology with the exciting new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer of Samsung Telecommunications America.

“Google is excited to co-develop Nexus S with Samsung, ensuring solid integration of hardware and software to deliver the lead device for the latest version of Android, Gingerbread,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Nexus S Specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA SUPER AMOLED display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz application processor
  • Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread)
  • 5 megapixel camera with Auto Focus
  • VGA front Camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) Capability
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • A-GPS
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity and Light Sensor
  • Android Market
  • 1500 mAh battery

Nexus S will be available online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in the U.S. starting after December 16 and at Carphone Warehouse retailers in the U.K. after December 20. The price of this handset is not announced yet. Are you planning to buy this amazing smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Omkar Dutta is a 19yrs old Technology Blogger from Mumbai, India. He is currently studying Bachelor of Management Studies. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently he writes for Fone Arena,Techie Buzz and Tech PP. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr