Eric Schmidt may have showed it off back in November at the Web 2.0 Summit, but the Google Nexus S is now official, along with Android 2.3. The Gingerbread-toting device has just been announced on the Google Blog, and will be available exclusively through Carphone Warehouse in time for Christmas.
The first phone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread to be released, the Google Nexus S is made by Samsung, and is the successor to Google’s Nexus One, made by HTC.
It’s also the first with a curved screen, designed to fit your face better for clearer calls, and the 4-inch super AMOLED display is one and a half times brighter than traditional LCDs, reflecting four times less sunlight. It’s similar to the one found on Samsung’s Galaxy S.
Inside you get 16GB of memory, a 1GHz processor, HTML5 for seamless browsing, near field communications (NFC) for transmitting data by touching the phone on other enabled devices or objects like posters. It also has a 5-megpiaxel camera.
The Google Nexus S is available for pre-order now from www.carphonewarehouse.com . It’s free on a £35 a month contract, or £549.95 SIM-free.