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Samsung to launch Nexus S in India for Rs 24,000?

28 Dec

Take this one with a big grain of salt but if Indian online retailer Infibeam is to be believed, the Nexus S is all set to be launched in India at Rs 24,000! The retailer does not offer a launch date at the moment and simply mentions that it is coming soon.

The Nexus S’ India launch would validate our theory as to why Samsung has discontinued the Galaxy S in India but we have our apprehensions about the source – Infibeam. Remember, this is the same online retailer that had not so long ago claimed that it was selling the iPhone 4 that Apple India had imported, which obviously turned out to be false.

Unlike last time, we are keeping our fingers crossed that Infibeam is not taking its customers for a ride yet again.

SOURCE: Infibeam via Tech Bangalore

Samsung discontinues Galaxy S in India to make way for Nexus S?

28 Dec

One of the most popular Android smartphones in India, the Samsung Galaxy S, has been discontinued according to multiple dealers. We checked in Delhi and multiple dealers claim that the phone is out of stock and Samsung has discontinued the product. We have been able to confirm through secondary sources that a similar situation exists in Bangalore.

It sounds unreal as the Galaxy S is Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone and has been quite popular with consumers. Even the dealers we spoke to sounded frustrated as they still get customers asking for the Galaxy S. Meanwhile, Samsung claims that it has already shipped over 9.3 million units of the smartphone globally, marginally short of its target of doing 10 million units by the end of 2010. (Who knows, it might be able to achieve it thanks to the Holiday shopping spree across Europe and the US.)

Coming back to the Galaxy S story in India, could it be that Samsung is now preparing to launch the Nexus S in India? We know for sure that Samsung has plans to launch the Nexus S in India but not even in our wildest dreams did we imagine that it could be this early.

Before some of our “admirers” jump the gun and call this story fake, we are not making any claims when Samsung would launch the Nexus S over here. We are just trying to put things into perspective and giving a likely possible scenario.

Our hat tip to our good ol’ friend Tushar for sharing the situation in Bangalore. Don’t forget to share with us in the comments if your friendly neighbourhood cellphone retailer is also claiming that the Galaxy S has been discontinued.

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

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

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