Samsung is all set to launch its Nexus S 4G soon, some say it may be as soon as 18th April. This will be released by Samsung and mobile career is Sprint.Most likely Samsung Nexus S will not be very different from its earlier version, Nexus S. it will be having the same 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera and a front-facing camera), 1 GHz dual core processor , 512 MB of RAM (here Samsung can surprise us by boosting RAM to 1GB), Wi-Fi b/g/n with mobile hotspot, NFC for contactless payments(Google is banking heavily on this new technology), GPS, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Today Google tweeted about its expected release of Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) for Nexus One. This is really a happy news for Nexus One owners. The exact availability date of Android 2.3 for Nexus One is yet now out but Google has asked its customers to ‘hang tight’ for the release.As per Google’s tweet , this will happen in coming weeks, lets hope its sooner than later!!
So now the big question is , what happens to Froyo (Android 2.2), well lets not talk about it as its already dead. Google is all set to release Android 2.3 (already here in market with Nexus S) and tablet friendly Honeycomb (Android 2.4) .
Just to make sure Nexus S get its share of buyers, One should expect from Google a similar kind of upgrade for Nexus S , when Honeycomb is released in coming Feb.
In less than 48 hours, François Simond within android community got this going, he extracted the gingerbread ROM from the newly released Google’s Nexus S (hardware by Samsung) and got it working on old Galaxy S. Being the first attempt to burn Gingerbread, it is not 100% migration. Galaxy S with Gingerbread is not supporting WIFI and GPS currently. But soon this will be fixed soon given the proactive android community.
Successor of Nexus One : After the release of first Nexus early this year; Nexus S is the second offering from search engine giant Google.Let us see how Nexus will be decked up when it is released on 16th Dec this year.
Contour Surface : Among many first ,Google’s Nexus S is first smart phone to introduce AMOLED Contour Display . So what is this contour display ? If you look carefully at the below image of Nexus S , you will notice something curvy about its screen surface. This can be a new design paradigm shift for screens. It is being said that this new contour screen offers better handling and its easier to talk when the phone is near your ear.
Android 2.3 (successor of android 2.2 froyo) aka Gingerbread : Google claimes it as an open mobile operating system and it is meant for developers , it is one of the best Androids available , with improved API for web app development and has better support for faster and better Games. Continue reading