Google and Samsung debut the Nexus S

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Google and Samsung are all set to launch the successor of Nexus one, the Nexus S in the US. Nexus S is the next Google branded smartphone which is manufactured by Samsung and will be available both unlocked and with a contract with T mobile in the US starting Dec 16, 2010. No word on pricing yet. UPDATE: The Nexus S will go for $199 with a contract and $529 for the unlocked version at Best Buy.

The nexus S is very similar to the bestselling Samsung Galaxy S and offers butt loads of improvements over the nexus one. In addition to being much more sleek and thinner, it boasts of the following features:

  • Gingerbread – the latest iteration of the Android OS pre installed without any crappy UI layer
  • 1 GHz Hummingbird processor
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 5 megapixel rear and VGA front facing camera
  • 4’’ contour display with 480×800 resolution
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Native VOIP/SIP support
  • Up to 6.7 hours of talk time over 3G
  • Portable WiFi hotspot for up to 6 devices

Surprisingly, there is no SD card slot in the phone which means you cannot expand the memory beyond 16GB.

Google and Samsung handed out a few review pieces to some popular tech sites and their initial reviews are out. Check out Techcrunch’s detailed review.

Here are some videos and pics:

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[via Google & TechCrunch]

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4 Responses to this post

  1. Name: Mark says:

    Epic still hasn't received an OFFICIAL froyo release and now gingerbread going out in a few weeks. Will us epic owners ever see gingerbread? Hahahaha only at a bakery lol. Btw nexus s will FAIL just like the nexus one, why because its only on ONE CARRIER. You'll see.

    • Setu says:

      We understand. The biggest problem with android phones is that every 3 months there is a new (and somewhat better) android phone and your phone is obsolete.

  2. swetha paspuleti says:

    looks gud! better than my nexus one but…samsung??????

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