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The Nexus S is Google's New Android Smartphone

Dec 09, 2010, 22:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jun Auza)

"If you think that Google has already given up on creating its own smartphones after the not-so-financially-successful Nexus One, think again. Just recently, Google has officially announced the release of Nexus S, the first device to ship with Android 2.3 "Gingerbread". Although Samsung was tasked to manufacture this latest Googlephone, the software is strictly integrated with the hardware and promises to deliver 'pure Google' experience as they say.

"Aside from running the latest and most probably the best version of Android yet, the Nexus S is also equipped with several innovative features. One of which, is its built-in NFC (near field communication) hardware that enables the device to communicate with both existing ISO/IEC 14443 smartcards and readers, as well as with other NFC devices making it compatible with existing wireless infrastructure already in use for public transportation and payment. And since NFC is fast and flexible and can be easily embedded in different kinds of objects, expect to see Android applications that will take advantage of this technology."

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