Google has officially announced the Samsung Nexus S, which will be available online and in Best Buy stores on December 16, 2010. This unlocked phone will be the champion product for Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Unlike the previous Google flagship phone — the HTC Nexus One — the Nexus S doesn’t blow the competition away in terms of specs. The Nexus S features:
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- 16GB of internal storage
- 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA touchscreen with curved Contour Display tech
- 5-megapixel camera
- Front-facing VGA camera for video chat
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Software-based noise cancellation
- NFC support
- Anti-fingerprint coating on the display
It looks like a great phone, but it’s not much better than what’s already available. While I’m envious of the front-facing camera and larger screen, the Nexus S doesn’t bring enough to the table to make me want to give up my HTC G2 (especially with T-Mobile’s WiFi calling and HSPA+ network speed).
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13 thoughts on “Google Announces Samsung Nexus S (With Videos!)”
Meh. I think new devices at CES will really put the tech in this handset in an antiquated light.
Gingerbread doesn't seem like it has many changes. They keep touting the NFC but I'd be hard pressed to be able to ever use that.
I don't understand the curve display, is their an advantage to it?
SIP calling and the new camera API for video calling are pretty major. I'm curious to see if the power management tools will help people like Evo 4G users.
Apparently there's no MicroSD slot on the Nexus S. That's just…weird.
I noticed that as well. 16gig internal isn't enough for me honestly. I carry a lot of data on my iphone. I have 3 gig free on my 32.
It looks like the Galaxy phones.
A lot of it is the same. Obviously the software is different. The curved screen is also different.
I finally got a smart phone last week. I got the affordable LG Optimus powered by Android 2.3. I'm loving it so far but have to get used to how quick the battery drains.
2.3??? I think you are mistaken.
I sold an android tablet tonight with 2.1…that's my only real contribution to this conversation. I was surprised at how cheap it was though, only about $170ish
At least I was told it was 2.3 or maybe I heard they guy wrong.
It's 2.2, I just checked.
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