Next Google Phone: Samsung Nexus S Is Official
The Google Nexus One became the epitome of the Android smartphone when it was released early this year. Google has now released the details on its successor, the Nexus S, and it looks like this phone will impress as well.
The Nexus S is built by Samsung (the Nexus One was built by HTC) but it will be sold through Google just as the Nexus One was. It looks like the Samsung Nexus S will be the first smartphone to run the newest version of Android , Gingerbread (version 2.3).
Like the original Nexus phone, the version of Android in the Nexus S will remain largely unchanged from the release version. Many people prefer this to the interface changes and unwanted apps carriers put into their Android phones before shipping them.
The specs are impressive, including a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, gyroscope, VoIP support, 5 megapixel camera on back and VGC camera in front.
The display is also likely to impress at 4 inches. It is a 800 x 400 pixel resolution AMOLED screen (Samsung's specialty ) that is slightly contoured. If you look at it from the side, it is visibly curved inward in order to better accommodate the users face when on the phone.
Early reviews of the Samsung Nexus S are very positive, though TechCrunch noted that the build quality felt a little cheaper than some Android phones. The Nexus S will be available unlocked on December 16 at Best Buy locations, directly from Google or with a 2-year T-Mobile contract.