Google officially announced the Nexus S; the second Nexus phone. Not only that Google owns Android OS they also have an Android phone under the flagship name of Nexus.
The first Nexus is the Nexus One, manufactured by Taiwan based HTC. HTC is one of the top Android handset vendors however the Nexus One did not sell well in the United States while currently the Samsung Galaxy S is making its name in the US.
Nexus S is a modified Samung Galaxy S. The Nexus S is the first handset to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of Android.
Google Nexus S Features:
“Gingerbread builds on some of the most popular Android features like multi-tasking and Wi-Fi hotspot and adds a refreshed user interface, an improved keyboard, near field communication (NFC) support, and more.”
Gingerbread is the fastest version of Android yet, and it delivers a number of improvements, such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support.
Google Nexus S Specs:
CPU: 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
Storage: 16GB iNAND flash memory
RAM : 512MB
Display: 4.0″ Super AMOLED @ 480×800 pixels
Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
WiFi: 802.11 n/b/g
Near Field Communication (NFC)
GPS: Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Battery: 1500 mAH Lithum Ion
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Android Market
- Google Earth
- Google Maps with Navigation
- Google Search
- Google Talk
- Google Voice
- Voice Actions
The expected date of release in the United States is December 16, 2010. Most likely it would take months to become available here in the Philippines.
The retail price for the Unlocked Nexus S is $529.00.