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Samsung and Google have recently announced the latest in the Nexus range ‚ the Nexus S. According to the companies, this smartphone is one of the first in the world to feature the Google Android 2.3 operating system – also known as ‘Gingerbread’.

Samsung Electronics and Google recently announced the Nexus S, said to be the world’s first handset to feature the latest version of Google’s Android platform. 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 smartphone experience for consumers. It has been our ambition in working with Google to continue to push the Android platform forward and create a smartphone that has both superior functionality and a stunning user-experience. It is extremely satisfying to see this partnership again bear tremendous fruit.‚

‚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,‚ said Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland.

‚Nexus S integrates Samsung’s latest hardware and technology with the new features and upgrades of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to give consumers a breakthrough smartphone experience.‚

“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,”” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.

Nexus S is designed with Samsung’s Super AMOLED touch screen technology providing a great viewing experience. The 4-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 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 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.

Android 2.3, ‚Gingerbread’, is the fastest version of Android yet. It features support for Near Field Communication (NFC), a new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a clean new 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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