Today is the day Android fans had been waiting for. The first Android 2.3 Gingerbread loaded phone, Nexus S is now available at Best Buy. Announced on , Nexus S is the second generation phone developed by Google after Nexus One. It is manufactured by Samsung while Nexus One was manufactured by HTC.
The Nexus S is very similar to the Galaxy S line of phones by Samsung and in some cases, even lags behind in terms of features such as display, no HD video recording, no Bluetooth 3.0 or FM radio but it makes up for the lack of these features with the latest Android 2.3 update named Gingerbread as well as an NFC chip. To see a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S and Nexus S, check out our chart.
Gingerbread contains the following new features:
- VoIP support
- Video Calling Support via a front camera
- Better Cut-and-Paste
- NFC integration
- Gyroscope Support for more accurate location data
- New download manager
- A redesigned keyboard with multitouch support
- Integrated task manager
And here are the specifications of Nexus S:
- Packed with a 4-inch WVGA display
- Triband HSPA with AWS support
- 5 megapixel camera
- 16GB on board storage
- 512MB of Ram
- Gyroscope(Also on Galaxy S phones)
- 1GHz Cortex A8-based Hummingbird processor
- And most of all Android 2.3
The phone will cost $199 for a two year contract with T-Mobile or $529 unlocked.
Are you getting the Nexus S?