Google made it official: Nexus S will be available from December 16th and will cost $529(unlocked)

  • 07/12/2010 AT 00:46 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets, Mobile Phones, Platforms, Technology

Google Nexus SGoogle Nexus S is finally out from the rumour zone as today Google steeped out and released the official page and statement regarding their next mobile phone innovation.

Google Nexus S is made with Samsung help and it has his foundation on Android Gingerbread operating system. From the beginning it surprises us with a 4-inch Super Amoled touchscreen with 16M colors and 480 x 800 pixels.

As sensors Nexus S is full of new technology: haptic feedback vibration, three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity and light sensor.

At the back of this gorgeous phone there is a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and capable of HD videos(720 x 480 video resolution), but this something you already know. What you didn’t knew till now is that the front facing camera is VGA based(640 x 480 resolution).

On the connectivity side Nexus S features GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC(Near Field Communication), GPS, microUSB 2.0 and a 3.5 mm port.

Looking inside we will discover a 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor and 16GB of iNAND flash memory. The Lithum Ion battery has 1500 mAH and can provide 6 hours of talk time and at least 17 days in standby mode. We all know that Android 2.3 Gingerbread will come installed with Googles latest developed applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Mobile Instant, Voice Actions, Gmail, Google Earth, Google Voice and so on. According to Google there are over 100,000 apps, games, and widgets available on Android Market.

According to Best Buy, Google Nexus S will cost $529 unlocked and $199.99 on a two-year service agreement with T-Mobile.

SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE TO DELIVER NEXUS S, THE FIRST MOBILE PHONE IN THE WORLD POWERED BY ANDROID 2.3

Nexus S offers the latest version of the Android platform, Gingerbread, 4″ Super AMOLED touch screen with curved design, Near Field Communication (NFC), front and rear-facing cameras and 1GHz application processor

SEOUL, Korea, and DALLAS, US December 6, 2010 – Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider1 in the U.S., and Google™ today announced Nexus S™, the world’s first handset to feature the latest version of Google’s Android™ platform. Powered by Android 2.3, Samsung and Google have packed Nexus S with powerful technology and the latest in hardware features.

JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “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.”

“Samsung was thrilled to work with Google to create the first device featuring the much anticipated Android 2.3 OS. Nexus S is powerful proof of Samsung and Google’s commitment to bringing technology firsts to market and launching products that utilize the open and innovative Android operating system,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer of Samsung Telecommunications America. “Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and technology with the exciting new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience.”

“Google is excited to co-develop Nexus S with Samsung, ensuring solid integration of hardware and software to deliver the lead device for the latest version of Android, Gingerbread,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Nexus S is designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more ergonomic style and feel when held to the user’s face. 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.

Nexus S is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and camcorder, as well as a VGA front facing camera. In addition, Nexus S features 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. Nexus S also comes with 16 GB of internal memory.

Android 2.3, Gingerbread, 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 clean new user interface. Nexus S also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking, access to Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google Voice™ and YouTube™, and access to over 100,000 apps and widgets on Android Market™.

Nexus S can be purchased (unlocked) online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in the U.S. starting after December 16 and at Carphone Warehouse retailers in the U.K. after December 2010.

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2 Comments

  1. Cables and Adpters UK says:

    A very Competitive price but watch them pile up the taxes when it come to the UK.

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