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Google debuts Nexus S with Android 2.3 'Gingerbread'

Warwick Ashford

Google has unveiled the Samsung-made Nexus S, successor to the HTC-made Nexus One.

The Nexus S includes new NFC technology and runs Android 2.3.

Inclusion of near field communications (NFC) technology indicates Google's plans for the Nexus S to make contactless payments.

Google has also backed Samsung's Super AMOLED display, which it claims is four times more visible in sunlight than the Nexus One.

Samsung's integration of ARM's latest generation of Cortex A8 into silicon through the Hummingbird 1GHz processor also makes the Nexus S faster than its predecessor.

Other features include a front-facing camera, improved 3D graphics hardware for gaming and more accurate motion sensors.

The Nexus S will be the first device to ship with the latest version of the Android operating system, version 2.3 called "Gingerbread".

The Nexus S is expected to be available free of charge on a two-year, £35 contract before the end of the year.


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