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Breaking: GINGERBREAD HAS ARRIVED: Samsung Officially Announces Nexus S

Samsung has just released the press release for the Samsung Nexus S.  Androidandme, aside from the date, got this story right breaking it two months ago.

Samsung announced today the Nexus S the world’s first handset to carry the newest version of Android, Android 2.3 dubbed “Gingerbread”. The Nexus S is feature packed see the list below:

Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps) : 900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz

OS Android 2.3 / Gingerbread
Display 4.0” WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800×480)
Camera 5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA front Camera,  Auto Focus,

Self shot

Video HD([email protected]) video playing, Video recording D1 (720×480)@30fps

mpeg4, H.264, H.263

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-NB,
Value-added Features NFC (Near Field Communications) capability
Android Market for more applications and contents
Gyroscope Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Memory 16GB iNAND
Size 63 x 123.9 x 10.9 mm
Battery 1500 mAh

In addition the phone has a little more curvature which makes it more comfortable when held to the users face. It is also the first device to feature Near Field Chips (NFC) which interact with products, stickers and posters that have NFC chips installed as well.

Google’s Andy Rubin Said “Google is excited to co-develop Nexus S with Samsung, ensuring solid integration of hardware and software to deliver the lead device for the latest version of Android, Gingerbread,”

Samsung Mobile’s Chief Strategy Officer, Omar Kahn said  “Samsung was thrilled to work with Google to create the first device featuring the much anticipated Android 2.3 OS. Nexus S is powerful proof of Samsung and Google’s commitment to bringing technology firsts to market and launching products that utilize the open and innovative Android operating system,” and went on to say“Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and technology with the exciting new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience.”

The next version of Google’s developer phone will be available on December 16th in the United States, UNLOCKED and December 20th in the UK

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