The rumors about the Google Nexus S are spreading like wildfire and the official announcement is very close. Leaked photos are coming online one after another. In all those images the common things are rounded edges, front camera, a big touchscreen and last of all the OS: Google Nexus S will be running Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’. This is one of the reasons that creates more and more rumors: according to the leaks the phone will run a stock version of Android. It means there will be no manufacturer’s customized UI in it and this will be a pure Android experience.
One of the most trustworthy sources are the pictures from Flickr. Reports say that the camera has 5 megapixels and features autofocus and a LED flash. Another interesting fact is that the pictures are uploaded by various Google employees. The model number which is showed in the camera information was GT-i9020 which is the estimated model number of Nexus S. The 5 megapixel camera is also known to be capable of HD video capture.
The main attraction of Nexus S, Gingerbread is still in rumors too. If it is coming with Nexus S than the time is running short though various sources indicating many dates of release. The Android team already has given the hint that ‘Gingerbread is imminent’. We know that unspecified dates are always subject of permanent discussions, but let’s hope this will not be true this time.
Other rumoured Nexus S specs include a 4” touchscreen with resolution of 800×480 pixels with SuperAMOLED 2 display, a 1 or 1.2 GHz dual core Orion Cortex A9 processor or ARMv7 processor and 512MB RAM(some even said 328MB!). It is also expected to support mobile payment, but this will be a classic feature applicable for all Gingerbread phones. It seems that though the number of leaks is high. the phone specifications are still kept well hidden as the various tech blogs are publishing conflicting news about processor and RAM. But they are doing their job well by teasing us and leak Nexus S several times.
The previous version, Google Nexus One did not do as anticipated maybe because of Google’s wrong marketing strategies. We hope this time Google are not going to do the same mistake and they will sell this phone not only in the Google’s store(like Nexus One), but in all worldwide mobile stores.
Neither Google nor Samsung has confirmed or even opened their mouth about the anticipated Nexus S so none of this rumours can be 100% accurate. To know what is really coming, we’ll have to wait and see.