Earlier today, Google announced the launch of their new Nexus S phone, the predacessor to Google’s Nexus One phone, which was released in January of this year. Also announced was the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, Gingerbread, or Android 3.2.
The Nexus S phone was co-developed with Samsung and is the first phone to run Gingerbread. The phone features a 4 inch (480 x 800) WVGA, AMOLED contour display, with a curved glass screen. The screen also has an anti-fingerprint coating and a capacitive touch censor. The phone also gives haptic feedback vibrations.
As for size, the Nexus S measures 63mm wide, 123.9mm long, and x 10.88mm thick and weighs 129 grams, or 4.6 ounces.
The Nexus S also features a 5 mega-pixel back facing camera, with a flash. The camera is also capable of recording video at a resolution of 720 x 480, using either H.263 or H.264 compression. There is also a front-facing VGA camera, which has a resolution of 640 x 480.
In addition, the phone contains a three-axis gyroscope, an accelerometer, a digital compass, a proximity sensor, as well as a light sensor. Also included on the Nexus S phone is a 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack with software noise cancellation.
The Nexus S also has a 1500 mAH Lithium Ion battery, which is capable of providing users with 6.7 hours of talk time on a 3G network and up to 14 hours of talk time on a 2G network. The battery provides up to 17.8 days of stand-by time on a 3G network and up to 29.7 hours of stand-by time on a 2G network.
The phone also comes with a variety of different Google or Android applications, including YouTube, GMail, Google Voice, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Maps, as well as others.
If you’d like to learn more about Google’s new Nexus S phone, you can do so from the Nexus S website.