Google Nexus S gets official
So Google announced the Nexus S, a handset created in collaboration with Samsung. The smartphone will be the first one to come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Google Nexus S is basically the Samsung Galaxy S which was modified a bit and added a couple features (like a built-in Flash).
Google Nexus S
4.0″ Super AMOLED @ 480×800 pixels
1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
16GB iNAND flash memory
HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
WiFi 802.11 n/b/g
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
5 megapixels camera
720 x 480 video resolution
1500 mAH Lithum Ion
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Like first Nexus phone (Google Nexus One), the Google Nexus S will have the latest Android OS, codenamed Gingerbread.
However, since it has the same genes as the Galaxy S, expect the latter to get Gingerbread one way or another.
What’s curious is why Google went to Samsung for this project after partnering with HTC on the first Nexus phone. The Nexus One didn’t sell as much as Google expected it. It also boosted HTC’s position in the Android line-up. The Galaxy S has about 4 iterations in the US with various carriers taking on a different label for the Galaxy S.
The Google Nexus S will retail for $529, which is the same price as the Nexus One when it came out early this year. The Google Nexus S will start selling in December 16, 2010.