The Nexus S has landed. So, what’s all the hype about? Well, there’s nothing groundbreaking to report in terms of traditional hardware. The story here is about the NFC chip and the tasty Gingerbread, the newest version of the Android OS.
The Nexus S has an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip under the hood, let allows devices to pair up by getting physically close, but transfer information over a more traditional and usually faster connection. The main use of this being bandied abou is mobile credit card payments. However, the future is not here, yet, as few retailers are set up to accomodate this.
The Nexus S is the first phone to operate on Android 2.3, compete with new UI features designed to create the pure Google experience of the original Nexus One. It’s also the first phone to have NFC Actually, that’s the only similarity to it’s so-called predecessor. The Nexus S is essentially a Samsung Galaxy S, sans a few features. The Nexus One was an HTC handset.
Here’s a look at the key specs and features of the Nexus:
Size and weight
Processor and memory
Cameras and multimedia