Samsung and Google to deliver Nexus S

Samsung Electronics, a mobile phone provider, and Google, the search engine, have announced Nexus S, the world’s first handset to feature the latest 2.3 version of Google’s Android platform, Gingerbread.

Powered by Android 2.3, Samsung has packed Nexus S with powerful technology and the latest in hardware features.

JK Shin, president and head of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, said: “Samsung and Google have worked together closely to deliver the best Android smart phone experience for consumers. It has been our ambition in working with Google to continue to push the Android platform forward and create a smart phone that has both superior functionality and a stunning user experience. It is extremely satisfying to see this partnership again bear tremendous fruit.”

Added Simon Stanford, managing director, mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland: “Samsung Mobile is pleased to have worked with Google to create the first device featuring the much anticipated Android 2.3 OS. Nexus S is powerful proof of Samsung and Google’s commitment to bringing technology firsts to market and launch products that utilise the open and innovative Android operating system. Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best in class hardware and technology with the exciting new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience and I’m pleased to say it’s available to UK consumers from 20 December.”

Remarked Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google: “Google is excited to co-develop Nexus S with Samsung, ensuring solid integration of hardware and software to deliver the lead device for the latest version of Android, Gingerbread.”

Nexus S is designed with Samsung’s Super AMOLED touchscreen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The four inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more ergonomic style.

Nexus S also features near field communication (NFC) technology which allows you 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 rich 3D graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content.

Nexus S is equipped with a five 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 smooth, 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.

Nexus S is available from 20 December at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy retailers in the UK.