Nexus S with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in stores Dec 16

Google announced today that Samsung Nexus S will be the first phone to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it goes on sale December 16 at US Best Buy stores. It will be available for $529 unlocked or $199 with 2-year T-Mobile contract. Similarly to Nexus One, Nexus S is a developer phone with an unlocked bootloader (for easy installation of custom system images) and is not locked to a carrier (can be used on any GSM network using a SIM card).

Hardware

Nexus S specs include 4.0″ WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 1Ghz Hummingbird CPU, 16GB internal storage, Quad-Band GSM, Tri-Band 3G (T-Mobile frequencies), HSDPA, Near Field Communication (NFC), gyroscope, 5 MP rear camera w/ flash and front-facing VGA camera. Notable omissions from the specs are: HSPA+, microSD slot, 720p recording.

Samsung Nexus S

Software

Nexus S will be the first phone to ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and with NFC chip, gyroscope and front facing camera it is equipped to fully utilize new Gingerbread features.

For more info see Google’s Nexus S page, brief Techcrunch review (good news: no problems with gps) and watch the promotional video:

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 12, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    This is the cool phone better than iphone 4g with extremely useful features. I was looking for it for quite long time.. now its available.; I had written a review on it at Nexus s 4g review

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