Nexus S Details from Eric Schmidt on Android Gingerbread Features

Posted on Nov 15 2010 - 11:53pm by Richard Sharp

Today has seen the release of various photographs and snippets of information regarding the hugely anticipated Google Nexus S, the successor to the hugely popular Nexus one handset. If the rumours are to be believed then the Nexus S will run the brand new version of Android 2.3, Gingerbread.

Eric Schmidt has been spotted nonchalantly holding a new device at the Web 2.0 conference, he has said that the Nexus 2 would never be made but made no mention of the Nexus S – is this smoke and mirrors. The rumours have been coming thick and fast with journalists revealing bits and bobs throughout the day.

Although some of the details are a little sketchy some things have remained consistent from all the reports, namely that the Nexus S will feature a 5 megapixel camera with zoom and auto-focus, will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – that’s about all that has been confirmed.

One very interesting snippet is that the Nexus S looks very similar to the Galaxy 2; this is good news as it might include the same duel-core processor – Speedy if true.

Schmidt also revealed a snazzy inclusion of Google checkout and near-field communication technology, this would allow the handset to send and receive information within short distances which would be useful for locating local services and shops – a good example of this is Groupon who target users by their location.

If users had opted in they could be walking around a mall, receive an offer from the store, enter the store and pay – all with their mobile phone.

We will bring you more info when it comes.

What do you think of the rumors, will the Nexus S be here soon?

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