It’s official! Samsung has announced the highly anticipated Samsung Nexus S, which will be the first mobile phone to feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung, commented, “Samsung and Google have worked together closely to deliver the best Android smart phone experience for consumers. It has been our ambition in working with Google to continue to push the Android platform forward and create a smart phone that has both superior functionality and a stunning user-experience. It is extremely satisfying to see this partnership again bear tremendous fruit.”
Android 2.3 is the fastest version of Android yet. It features support for Near Field Communication (NFC), a new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a brand new UI. The Samsung Nexus S also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, multitasking, access to Google services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google Voice™ and YouTube™. The device will also allow access to over 100,000 apps and widgets via Android Market™.
And now onto what us Android geeks really wanna know: specs!
The Samsung Nexus S will feature:
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 4″ WVGA SUPER AMOLED display
- Gyroscope sensor for gaming
- Connectivity with GSM/EDGE networks
- 1GHz processor
- 5MP camera and front-facing VGA camera, autofocus
- Bluetooth technology
- 16GB memory
- 1500 mAh battery
Sounds like a killer device, right? To get your hands on a Samsung Nexus S, it can be purchased (unlocked) online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in the U.S. starting after December 16. For the UK, Carphone Warehouse retailers will be offering the Samsung Nexus S after December 20.
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