December 6, 2010 | by Michael Heller
Google quietly posted a blog today officially announcing the Nexus S, the Gingerbread SDK, and the full Gingerbread feature list!
The Nexus S will be available Decmber 16th at Best Buy stores in the US and December 20th at Carphone and Best Buy stores in the UK. It will be available unlocked or with a T-Mobile contract in the US. Surprisingly, the Nexus S will not feature a dual-core processor, nor HSPA+. It is listed with a 1ghz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of internal memory, a 4″ contoured curved glass screen, front-facing VGA camera, back-facing 5 megapixel camera and NFC hardware. There’s a full list of specs and info at Google’s new Nexus page.
The Nexus S looks nice, but it’s not the leap forward in hardware that I was expecting from Google. I expected to see a dual-core processor, HSPA+ support, and a higher res screen (the Nexus S is listed at a 800×480 Super AMOLED display), because I have always felt that the Google Experience phones are about being the pacecar for the Android ecosystem. The Nexus One set the bar for Android hardware, but the Nexus S isn’t pushing enough in my opinion.
Here’s the Nexus S backstory:
Here’s a look at the Nexus S: