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Android 2.3 Gingerbread debuts on Samsung Nexus S

6 Dec

We have been missing in action for the past fortnight or so but what a day we chose to return. A few moments ago Google announced the Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread on board. enough has already been leaked about the Nexus S that it already seems like a phone that has been around for a while but the marketing gurus at Samsung have managed to spring up a new jargon for us – contour display. Yup, the phone really has a concave display as rumoured earlier.

Other features of the Galaxy S include a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, an NFC chip, 16 GB of internal memory with no memory card slot, a 5.0 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. Of course, there  is A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n and proximity sensor and the works. You can check out the detailed specs on this Nexus S product page.

However, more than the hardware, it is the new Android OS dubbed Gingerbread that most consumers should be looking out for. Android 2.3 brings with it some refinements like an easier copy/paste, which has been a major gripe of ours so far. The onscreen keypad has been tweaked as well for easier typing and support to make Internet calls has been added. For developers, new features would pave the way for graphics-rich games and better sound quality.

Is this the Google Nexus 2 aka Samsung Nexus S?

12 Nov

There have been rumors about another Google Nexus Android smartphone and this time it would probably involve Samsung. Well, the eagle eyes at Engadget have spotted a picture of what could be the Nexus 2 or what could eventually be called the Nexus S (Nexus One+Galaxy S, geddit?).

The screenshot on the device does indicate it could be running Gingerbread or Android 2.3 and there certainly is a video calling camera. If this indeed is the next Nexus, we would be betting our chips on a November announcement, just in time before the Christmas shopping season begins.

While we wait for the announcement, how about guessing what would be the specs on this beast? Let us know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Engadget