Nexus S hit store shelves this week, effectively putting the latest Google phone right in the thick of the holiday buying scrum. As we noted recently, the Samsung-built handset is a full-featured machine, from the 4-inch Super AMOLED display, to the 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and Google’s Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” OS. Fast, smooth and elegant, the Nexus S is the new top Android phone, the first “Gingerbread” phone, and it’ll be the first one to receive new updates to Android as they come out.
However, it appears that the torch is being passed on as Samsung received the prestigious opportunity of being the manufacturer of choice to build the second ever Google branded device. And instead of following the sales model employed with the Nexus One, the Google Nexus S trudges an alternate path as the device is being sold through Best Buy Stores across the country. Some of its features include a 4″ Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 16GB of internal storage, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC support, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Check out Google Nexus S Hands-on and Unboxing videos,