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Google Nexus S, the first smartphone with Android 2.3

In mid-November, rumors that have surfaced on the internet they realized that Google was working on the development of the successor to the Nexus One: the Nexus S. In fact, the rumors were true.

Google officially announced today the launch of the Nexus S. Manufactured by Samsung, and based on the Galaxy S, currently the biggest selling success of the Korean manufacturer, the Nexus S has a 4.0 ?WVGA (480 × 800) Super AMOLED screen Touch, measures 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm and weighs 129g. Equipped with an accelerometer, proximity and light sensor, the Nexus S also has a Cortex A8 1GHz processor (Hummingbird) and an internal 16GB iNAND memory. The smartphone comes with a front camera, which can capture images in VGA (640 × 480), and a rear camera, with 5MP (2560 × 1920) resolution, which records videos in 720 × 480, has autofocus, flash, and uses the H.264 and H.263 MPEG4 codecs for recording.

All the specifications of the new gadget were not enough (which, by the way, are quite robust), maybe the big news is due to the operating system of the smartphone. The Nexus S runs the brand new Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread, which was also released today. According to Google, Gingerbread was developed in partnership with Samsung, to ensure that there is, in the Nexus S, a total integration between software and hardware.

Gingerbread makes Nexus S count on improvements in its interface, which has gained speed and simplicity, in addition to menus and easier settings to find. It also has the NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, which can read information from other devices equipped with chips that offer the technology, in addition to allowing calls to be made via VoIP.

Many should wonder why the Nexus S is not called Nexus Two. After all, he's a continue of the model originally manufactured by HTC. As soon as Google suggested the name Nexus Two Samsung, the Korean company replied, "We don't like being number two." : D

The Nexus S will go on sale on December 16 in the United States and, in the United Kingdom, after December 20. For us Brazilians, we can only hope that the same thing that happened with the Nexus One does not happen with it: that it never reaches Brazil.

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