The Samsung Nexus S is the first phone to ship with Android 2.3 (aka “Gingerbread”). Manufactured by Samsung, the Nexus S sports the company’s Super AMOLED display technology and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor.
Nexus S looks a whole lot like the Samsung Galaxy line of Android phones.
There are a few differences–
The display is slightly curved (which Google and Samsung are calling a “Contour Display), but it seems more like a gimmick than an actual useful feature.
Unlike the Galaxy phones, the Nexus S does not have a microSD slot; you’re limited to only 16GB of storage.
It also doesn’t have a dedicated camera key, which might not be a big deal for some people. As somebody who is constantly taking pictures with her phone, I sorely missed the shutter key.
The Nexus S is powered by a 1GHz processor (presumably Samsung’s Hummingbird processor) and comes with 16GB of on-board memory. It has a 5-megapixel camera as well as a front-facing camera for video calls. According to Google, applications in Gingerbread can make use of any cameras that are available on a device, for either photo or video capture. Expect front-facing cameras to become the norm for all high-end Android smartphones next year.
So, does the Nexus S impress? Do you see yourself using it? Sound off in the comments below.