Google Nexus S & Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Officially Announced

Google Nexus S & Android 2.3 has been officially announced by Google!

Google Nexus S


Google Nexus S

Nexus S is the next generation of Nexus devices, co-developed by Google and Samsung. The latest Android platform (Gingerbread), paired with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, makes Nexus S one of the fastest phones on the market. It comes pre-installed with the best of Google apps and enabled with new and popular features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet Callling, NFC support, and full web browsing.

Specifications:

  • Connectivity

    • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
    • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
    • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
    • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    • Near Field Communication (NFC)
    • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Processor and memory

    • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • 16GB iNAND flash memory
  • Display

    • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
    • Contour Display with curved glass screen
    • Super AMOLED
    • 235 ppi
    • Capacitive touch sensor
    • Anti-fingerprint display coating
  • Cameras and multimedia

    • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
    • 720 x 480 video resolution
    • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
    • Auto focus
    • Flash
    • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
    • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack (stereo audio plus microphone)
    • Earpiece and microphone
    • Software noise-cancellation
  • Hardware

    • Haptic feedback vibration
    • Three-axis gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Digital compass
    • Proximity sensor
    • Light sensor
  • Battery

    • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G (14 hours on 2G)
    • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G (29.7 days on 2G)
    • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion
  • Size and weight

    • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
    • 129g

Official Page: Google Nexus
Official Page: Google Nexus S

Android 2.3

Changes:

  • UI refinements for simplicity and speed
  • Faster, more intuitive text input
  • One-touch word selection and copy/paste
  • Improved power management
  • Control over applications
  • New ways of communicating, organizing (Internet calling, Near-field communications, Downloads management, Camera)

Platform Highlights: Android 2.3
SDK: Android 2.3 Platform

Press Release: Samsung And Google To Deliver Nexus S The First Mobile Phone In The World Powered By Android 2.3
Official Blog Post: Introducing Nexus S with Gingerbread

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