The Nexus S comes less than a year after Google’s first mobile the Nexus One and it will be the first device to ship with Gingerbread aka Android 2.3.
Phone features include a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip for non-contact payments, VOIP calling, a gyroscope, a four inch super Amoled 800×400 ‘contour display’ designed to curve around your face, two cameras – one 5Mpixel front and one rear facing, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of internal memory.
“As part of the Nexus brand, Nexus S delivers what we call a “pure Google” experience: unlocked, unfiltered access to the best Google mobile services and the latest and greatest Android releases and updates,” wrote Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering, on the Google blog.
The Nexus S is expected to arrive in the US on the 16 December, and in the UK on the 20 December where it will be available from Carphone Warehouse and the Best Buy stores in the UK. The Nexus will be free on contracts from £35 per month, on the Vodafone network, or can be bought SIM-free at £549.95.