With 100 Android phones having seen the light of day, and 200,000 Android devices being bought every day, Google has good reason to celebrate, and they’re doing it by releasing Android 2.3 – Gingerbread, together with a new Android phone from Nexus – the Nexus S.
The Nexus S is the result of joint work between Google and Samsung, and for a while at least will be the symbolic flagship of the armada of Gingerbread phones that will set sail for consumer horizons.
Being developed under Google’s watchful eye means the Nexus S should have a flawless matching of software and hardware, making sure to showcase the best of the updated platform, while delivering what they call a “pure Google experience”.
What’s that? In a way it’s something like an Android-filtered version of open source, an unlocked phone that can access all Google services and updates, which of course isn’t open-source but might as well be when compared to Apple.
The Nexus S has a 4” Contour Display built for comfort around the face, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear cameras, it comes with 16GB internal memory, and NFC hardware, which is very fast short-range wireless technology – bound to make its mark in the near future.
NFC is one part of the updates in Gingerbread, along with a revamped interface, VoIP/SIP calling and support for a gyroscope sensor.
Now feast your eyes on the videos provided by Google: