Samsung Annouce Nexus S – But Not For Oz

  • Nexus S has latest Android OS
  • Produces 3D graphics
  • New keyboard with multi-touch support

Samsung Electronics has announced Nexus S, the world’s first handset to feature the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system platform, however the company has yet to set a date for its Australian release.

In a press release, the local company said: Samsung Electronics Australia is excited at the prospect of bringing the Nexus S to Australia. We are currently reviewing our options on how to bring this to market locally and look forward to sharing more details at a later stage.”

Powered by Android 2.3, the Nexus S is designed with Samsung’s Super AMOLED touch screen technology. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more ergonomic style and feel when held to the user’s face, claims the manufacturer.

Nexus S also features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows users to read information off of everyday objects like stickers and posters that are embedded with NFC chips.

Powered by a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, Nexus S produces 3D graphics, fast upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content.

It is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and camcorder, as well as a VGA front facing camera. In addition, Nexus S features a gyroscope sensor to provide a fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. Nexus S also comes with 16 GB of internal memory.

Android 2.3, Gingerbread, is the fastest version of Android yet. It features a new keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a user interface.

Nexus S also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking, access to Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google Voice and YouTube, and access to over 100,000 apps and widgets on Android Market.

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