Google releases Nexus S and Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread

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(image credit: Google) Google Nexus S | US$tbc |

finally, a news that dispel all speculations and leaks. Google announces its next generation Google Phone, dubbed the Google Nexus S along with the new Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. unlike its predecessor, Nexus S is the next generation of Nexus devices, co-developed by Google and Samsung.
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the new Google phone now spots a 4-inch WVGA 800 x 480 screen with Anti-fingerprint display coating. that’s a tad bigger than its predecessor. powering the Nexus S is a 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, making it the fastest phone in the market.

on the battery end, the Nexus is packed with a 1500mAh Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) which touted to have a 6-hours talk time and up to 428-hours of standby time. athough this is 100mAh more than the Nexus One, surprising the talk time (on paper) has dropped by 4 hours, though the standby time has a 128-hours increase. i wonder why is this so?

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connectivity is pretty much standard-issue by today’s standard, which includes WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. other features include USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio/headphone jack, built-in accelerometer, built-in three-axis gyroscope and a 5.0 megapixels camera with flash and video capability.

though the Nexus S is physically bigger than its predecessor, adding bulk in all directions but surprising its weight doesn’t increase a bit. just one thing to note: although Nexus S has been given a boast in terms of internal storage, there will be no microSD slot for further expansion unlike the Nexus One. which could be a huge minus point for some users.

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check out the promo video of Nexus S. its pretty cool, but i must i say it did gave me headache after watching it. why? just try walking around and looking down at feet and nowhere else…

Published by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.