After debuting Nexus One many months ago, the boys and girls at Google have unveiled Nexus S, which was created with the help of Samsung.
Despite the variety of Android devices available, it looks like Google isÂ publiclyÂ frowning upon the custom UI screens that made HTC Android devices famous and is instead pushing for something more uniform.
Nexus S is the lead device for theÂ Gingerbread/Android 2.3 release; itâ€™s the first Android device to ship with the new version of the Android platform. We co-developed this product with Samsungâ€”ensuring tight integration of hardware and software to highlight the latest advancements of the Android platform. As part of the Nexus brand, Nexus S delivers what we call a â€œpure Googleâ€ experience: unlocked, unfiltered access to the best Google mobile services and the latest and greatest Android releases and updates. (Google Mobile Blog)
As you can tell from the video above, Google seems to have poured a lot of resources into developing the Nexus S, and even took a cue from Apple by verifying that the mobile OS specifically compliments the hardware which should help them go head to head against the iPhone.
While boasting a 5 MP camera as well as a front facing VGA camera for video chatting, the device only comes with 16 GB of internal memory with no way to expand it, which means videoholics like me will quickly run out of room upon the device.
As a bonus, the Nexus S does support NFC (near field communication) which should give Google an extra edge over the iOS rival (until Steve Jobs unveils the next iPhone of course).
Google is planning on releasing the Nexus S on December 16 to the masses online as well as in brick in motor stores (via T-Mobile and Best Buy) although unfortunately the company has yet to reveal how much the device will cost unlocked.