Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Nexus S Smartphone Shows Off Android 2.3, Gaming, Multimedia, NFC

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-12-07
 
 
 

Samsung Nexus S Smartphone Shows Off Android 2.3, Gaming, Multimedia, NFC

by Clint Boulton

Samsung Nexus S Smartphone Shows Off Android 2.3, Gaming, Multimedia, NFC

Display

The Nexus S sports a 4-inch, Super AMOLED screen Samsung has popularized in its Galaxy S line. It's powered by 1 GHz Hummingbird processor with 16GB of internal memory.

Display

Contour

The Contour display uses a thin-profile glass panel. The Nexus S can read information from "smart" tags, or everyday objects that have NFC chips in them. This paves the way for Android developers to write mobile payment apps.

Contour

Side

This side view gives users a better appreciation of the contoured design.

Side

Keyboard

Improved keyboard enables multitasking and displays the current character and dictionary suggestions in a larger style. There is one-touch word copy-and-paste capability.

Keyboard

Gaming

Nexus S improves gaming with a gyroscope and a dedicated GPU. "Playing mobile games, browsing the Web and watching videos are fast, fluid and smooth. It's like having a pocket-size multimedia and game console," Google said.

Gaming

Multimedia

YouTube for Android has been furnished with a personalized home screen feed, in-page playback, and a rotate-for-fullscreen gesture.

Multimedia

Navigation

Google Places enables users to find local restaurants, gas stations, etc., and then use Google Maps Navigation for free turn-by-turn GPS voice guidance.

Navigation

Voice Search

Of course, no Google co-developed phone would be completed without voice search, voice commands and other perks. Google acquired Phonetic Arts for speech synthesis, so expect even better voice interaction in 2011.

Voice Search

Specs

There are two cameras, a 5-megapixel back-facing camera and a VGA camera in the front to enable vide chat. NFC is the key differentiator, in our opinion, opening a whole new sector of mobile app development.

Specs

More Specs

Pay attention to the sensors and gyroscope, as well as the fully integrated suite of mobile apps.

More Specs

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