Google gets official with Nexus S smartphone

Google has officially announced the Nexus S smartphone, which will be the "lead device" for the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform.

Google has officially announced the Nexus S smartphone, which will be the "lead device" for the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform.

HTC helped out with the Nexus One smartphone, but this time Samsung has been called in to co-develop the Nexus S, which sports the following features:

  • 4-inch contour display
  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • 16GB of internal memory
  • NFC hardware support
  • Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling
  • Improved copy/paste functionality
  • Gyroscope sensor support

Surely more will be discovered before the December 16 launch date when the Nexus S will be available for purchase either as an unlocked device or subsidized with a T-Mobile service agreement at Best Buy and Best Buy mobile stores. The Nexus S will also pop across the pond on December 20, set to roll out at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy locations in the United Kingdom. Pricing has not been announced yet.

For a hands-on look at the Google Nexus S, check out the promo video below: