Monday, December 6, 2010

Introducing Nexus S with Gingerbread

The very primary Android phone hit the market in November 2008. Just over two years later, Android’s dream of openness has spurred the development of more than 100 different Android devices. Today, more than 200,000 Android devices are activated every day worldwide. The volume and diversity of Android devices continues to surpass our wildest prospect—but we’re not slowing down.

Today, we’re pleased to bring in the latest version of the Android platform, Gingerbread, and reveal the next Android device from the Nexus line of mobile products—Nexus S. And for developers, the Gingerbread SDK/NDK is now obtainable as well.

Nexus S is the lead device for the Gingerbread/Android 2.3 release; it’s the first Android device to ship with the new description of the Android platform. We co-developed this invention with Samsung—ensuring tight addition of hardware and software to highlight the latest advancements of the Android platform. As part of the Nexus brand, Nexus S delivers what we call a “pure Google” experience: not closed, unfiltered access to the best Google mobile services and the latest and maximum Android releases and updates.

Take a look at our backstory video for more on the dream behind this product and to understand why we think “a thousand heads are better than one”:

Nexus S is the first smartphone to feature a 4” Contour show designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and along the side of your face. It also features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear facing cameras, 16GB of internal memory, and NFC (near field communication) hardware that lets you read in order from NFC tags. NFC is a fast, versatile short-range wireless technology that can be entrenched in all kinds of everyday objects like movie posters, stickers and t-shirts.

Gingerbread is the fastest description of Android yet, and it delivers a numeral of improvements, such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text assortment tool, Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support.

Here’s a glimpse of the “magic” of Google on Nexus S:

You can find more Nexus S videos and in sequence at or follow @GoogleNexus on Twitter for the latest updates. After December 16, Nexus S can be purchased (not closed or with a T-Mobile service plan) online and in-store from all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile provisions in the U.S. and after December 20 at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy retailer in the U.K.

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