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Google announces the next Nexus handset

Internet search engine giant Google has unveiled the replacement to the Nexus One – the Nexus S, made by Samsung with the newest version of Android.

Google has announced the successor to the HTC made Nexus One, which arrives with a similar set of specifications as the Galaxy S – from the very makers of the Nexus S.

The Nexus S arrives running Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS, with a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, powered by a 1Ghz Cortex A8 ‘Hummingbird’ processor with 16GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash, along with a front-facing VGA camera and with a near field communication chip.

The latter of which is reportedly the next generation of information delivering technologies, which has the ability to turn the phone into a device for goods payments, reading RFID tags and as an electronic key.

Nexus S has a look of the Samsung Galaxy S, just as the HTC Nexus One had the look of the HTC Desire handset – where they both launched with the latest Android OS, with the Nexus S being the world’s first handset to run ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3.

Google’s Nexus S arrives on December 16th in the USA, where the mobile goes on sale at Carphone Warehouse in the UK from the 20th SIM free and unlocked for £549.95.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.