Nexus S, the second phone designed by Google, is set to hit Indian shores. According to AndroidOS.in the phone will start shipping to India by the end of next month.
Nexus S has been developed by Google and Samsung. It is the first phone to feature the latest version of Android, 2.3 also known as Gingerbread. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and has a 16GB of memory.
AndroidOS.in was tipped off by one of its Hyderabad readers who learned about the impending release from a Samsung sales representative. Mrigesh, the reader, recently purchased a Galaxy S which turned out to be dead on arrival. Samsung is unable to replace the unit due to a shortage and has instead told Mrigesh to wait until February because it will be bringing the Samsung GT-I9003 to India then.
That might just happen to be the model number of a version of Nexus S that has a Super Clear LCD screen. This edition is sold everywhere except in the USA and the UK, where Nexus S has an AMOLED display.
That Samsung will give Mrigesh a Nexus S in replacement for a Galaxy S, which is priced at Rs 27,000, suggesting that the two devices will be priced about the same.
Samsung’s Nexus S is installed with the best Google apps and is capable of multitasking; has a built in Wifi router; can make calls via the internet; supports Near Field Communications; and full web browsing.
Gingerbread is said to be the fastest version of Android yet, and it delivers a number of improvements such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy-paste functionality, and a gyroscope sensor for tracking the phone’s motion on six axes for motion control gaming etc.