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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.

Does the Samsung Nexus S have a concave display?

17 Nov

Something new about the Samsung Nexus S is being revealed with every passing day. Yesterday it was the presence of an NFC chip and today rumours have it that the Nexus S has a concave display. Yup, Engadget is claiming that the Nexus S is curved and is thinner in the middle than the top and bottom edges. Apparently, this design provides a better experience (or perceived to provide) than the normal flat displays that we are used to. Samsung has reportedly been showing off this design to carriers in the US for almost a year now but could not deliver the goods when Sprint bit the bait. Probably, Samsung showed the same to Google, which led it to become the flagship Gingerbread device. Sounds like a believable story but we would like to see it on the device itself.

SOURCE: Engadget

Breaking: Schmidt reveals Gingerbread's juicy details… developing

16 Nov

Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, is currently showing off the device we know as the Nexus S at the Web 2.0 Summit 2010. The first juicy bit is that the device will have an NFC chip and Gingerbread will support the technology (duh!). Schmidt is also talking about mobile payments and is hoping that it will be big in the next year with NFC chips.

When asked to comment on what he is most dissatisfied with Android, Schmidt says that he would like to focus more on the apps layer. Iit is difficult to control in an open environment.

Schmidt: I said there will never be a Nexus “Two.”

Relevance of Chrome in an Android era

Schmidt: Android is primarily for devices with a touchscreen while Chrome OS has been designed for a keyboard based device like a netbook. Chrome OS will be available in the coming months while Gingerbread will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Nexus S gets the hands on treatment

12 Nov

It did not take long for this one to turn from rumour to a full fledged leak. Barely two hours after the first pic of the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus S, was snapped from a Best Buy flyer, Engadget has received the first live hands on pics of the Google phone. Yes, it is made by Samsung (GT I9020), yes, it looks similar to the Galaxy S, yes, it is Google branded and yes, it will run Gingerbread Android 2.3.

SOURCE: Engadget