Monday, December 6, 2010

Google Nexus S - Released and available for Pre-order
Just last night, I was thinking of selling my iPhone 3g and upgrading to the new iPhone 4. This morning, I read that the Google Nexus S was already released.

The write-up below is from the official Google Nexus S Page (Source)
Nexus S is the next generation of Nexus devices, co-developed by Google and Samsung. The latest Android platform (Gingerbread), paired with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, makes Nexus S one of the fastest phones on the market. It comes pre-installed with the best of Google apps and enabled with new and popular features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet Callling, NFC support, and full web browsing. With this device, users will also be the first to receive software upgrades and new Google mobile apps as soon as they become available. For more details, visit
I compared Google Nexus S and iPhone 4 via GSM Arena...
(Nexus S to the left and iPhone 4 to the right)

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 1700 / 2100 /900 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2010, December 2010, June
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2010, December Available. Released 2010, June
Size Dimensions 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 129 g 137 g
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches
- Oleophobic surface
- Contour Display with curved glass screen
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes Yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack - 3.5 mm headset jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited 100 received, dialed and missed calls
Internal 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot No No
Data GPRS Yes Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Yes Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread iOS 4
CPU ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor 1 GHz Apple A4 processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML HTML (Safari)
Radio No No
Games Yes Downloadable, incl. motion-based
Colors Black Black, White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application No
- Social networking integration
- Digital compass
- MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Flash Player v10.1
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
- Near Field Communications
- MicroSIM card support only
- Scratch-resistant glass back panel
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- Google Maps
- Audio/video player and editor
- Voice command/dial
- TV-out
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh
Stand-by Up to 713 h (2G) / Up to 428 h (3G) Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G) Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play
Up to 40 h
Misc Price group

According to this website, it will be available for pre-order!!!

You will be able to buy the new Google Nexus S via Best Buy in the United States and in the UK you can pre-order via Carphone Warehouse.

The Google Nexus S will be available on Best Buy big box stores and 157 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and on, the phone will cost $529 unlocked and that means no contract or you can buy on contract on the T-Mobile network with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan for $199 and will be available from December 16.

All UK buyers can pre-order the Google Nexus S smartphone via Carphone Warehouse from free on a £35 a month contract right up to £549.95 on Pay As You Go plan, the phone will be available from December 20.Source:

The specs sounds great!! Can't wait to read reviews of the Samsung-made Google Nexus S! I wonder how the actual Google Nexus S performs! Below are pics from the official Nexus S website:

Official Google Nexus S website:

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