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SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE TO DELIVER NEXUS S, THE FIRST MOBILE PHONE IN THE WORLD POWERED BY ANDROID 2.3

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SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE TO DELIVER NEXUS S, THE FIRST MOBILE PHONE IN THE WORLD POWERED BY ANDROID 2.3

Nexus S offers the latest version of the Android platform, Gingerbread, 4" Super AMOLED touch screen with curved design, Near Field Communication (NFC), front and rear-facing cameras and 1GHz application processor

LONDON, UK - December 6, 2010 - Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider and GoogleTM today announced Nexus STM, the world's first handset to feature the latest version of Google's AndroidTM 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 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."

"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 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 December 20th."

"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 brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen technology providing a premium 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 SearchTM, GmailTM, Google MapsTM with Navigation, Voice Actions, Google VoiceTM and YouTubeTM, and access to over 100,000 apps and widgets on Android MarketTM.

Starting December 16, Nexus S can be after December 20 at Carphone Warehouse retailers in the U.K.

Nexus S specifications

Network

  2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps) : 900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz

OS

  Android 2.3 / Gingerbread

Display

  4.0" WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800x480)

Camera

  5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA Video Telephony Camera,  Auto Focus,

Self shot, Action shot, Add me, Stop motion, Cartoon shot, Smile shot,

Panorama shot

Video

  HD(720p@30fps) video playing, Video recording 480p@30fps

  mpeg4, H.264, H.263

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA,

Value-added Features

NFC (Near Field Communications) capability

  Android Market for more applications and contents

A-GPS

Gyroscope Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA

Memory

4GB / 3GB / 1GB + 16GB iNAND

Size

 63 x 123.9 x 10.9 mm

Battery

1500 mAh