The highly anticipated Nexus S was announced today. Made by Samsung, the Nexus S is the first handset to feature Google’s Androids 2.3 platform aka Gingerbread.
The phone features the latest next generation technology, including a 4-inch Super AMOLED display,1GHz processor, a competitive 16GB of internal memory, in addition to 5 megapixel front and rear-facing cameras for video calling.
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Nexus S also features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which allows you to read information off of everyday objects like stickers and posters that are embedded with NFC chips. Powered by a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, Nexus S produces rich 3D graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content.
The Nexus S is also equipped with a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right.
Android 2.3, ‘Gingerbread’ is the fastest version of Android yet and new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a clean new user interface. The Nexus S will also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking, access to all Google mobile services and over 100,000 apps and widgets on Android Market.
There will be a ‘limited’ release of the Nexus S at the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, with a pre-Christmas UK release date announced. The phone will cost a £549.95 SIM free, or for free on a £35 a month contract.