Monday, December 6, 2010

Google Nexus S announced


The Google Nexus S is finally official, Andy Rubin, Google VP of Engineering and head of Android, announced the Google Nexus S (and Gingerbread) on the company's official blog. 

Here are some important details:
  • Manufactured by Samsung;
  • Will be available on Dec 16 (in the U.S.) and Dec 20 (in the U.K.);
  • Price will be $199 (with T-Mobile contract) or $529 (unlocked);

Most rumors about the Google Nexus S are true: curved screen (which will be called "Contour Display"), the screen will use Super AMOLED technology and measure 4 inches at WVGA resolution.
Too bad Google Nexus S won't be the first dual-core handset. Instead, Hummingbird chipset will power the phone (which is fast enough for today's any mobile software).
Also, Nexus S will also come with 16GB of built-in memory, 512MB RAM, 5MP main camera plus a front one and gyroscope, along with an NFC chip.


At the same time, Android 2.3 Gingerbread was also announced. Here are some interesting things:
  • Support for NFC technology;
  • native VoIP;
  • new on-screen keyboard which shows multiple letter/symbol versions on the same screen;
  • improved copy/paste functionality;
  • Google also promises native wireless tethering to maximum of six devices;
  • True multitasking, alternatively, you can hold the home button, and tap on any of the running applications to go where the app is supposed to be at this point.




Google Nexus S Specs

Source: Google, Nexus S site, BestBuy

Are you excited about the new Google Nexus S? What do you think about Gingerbread?

21 comments:

Willow said...

As pretty as it is I'll stick with the free unlocked and jailbroken iPhone I received late last year....lol.

Derrick O said...

sweeeet i might pick one up to replace my broken blackberry

Smile said...

looks better than iPhone but then again i don't own an iPhone

level85nerd said...

It does look nice, but i prefer my blackberry with NO touch screen.

NooG said...

i'm literally drooling right now... if they fixed all the flaws of the first nexus then i may definitely get this!

Suciô Sanchez said...

The keyboard looks iffy for my fat fingers.
Physical keys like my 'berry work better for me.

Monster Madness said...

That's pretty good news :)

honkhonkpt said...

$199 with a contract? That's not tooooooo bad.

BökChöd said...

Looking at its features and the screen clarity etc. makes me excited, but... that commercial was pretty crudd and low budget. lol... they were obviously not walking naturally. Google can do better with all that money they have!!

thenitefalls said...

haha the ad for nexus looks like a shoe commercial!

SpringyB said...

I love it just for it's name.

Vapor said...

Very slick, I like it!

caretaker said...

good phone

Copyboy said...

Looks like it might be a deluxe holiday stocking stuffer.

David Davidson said...

sick, just sick. Anyone want to get me one?

Major.Mack said...

yeah keyboard necessary-cant stand those touch screen keyboards;

Classically Trained Nub said...

16 Gigs? That is a lot of porn for a cellphone.

Das Auto! said...

my iphone has 16gb, but it ain't no dual core! damn i wish it had a dual core!

Apps Master said...

I'll try when this one when it will be available : )

i_love_weed said...

looks friggin awesome...

to bad i just picked up an iphine and am bound by contract for 2 years :/

HTT said...

I'm not a fan of touch screen :(

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