The Nexus Two…uh…Nexus S officially launched yesterday and those who have had a chance to use the device have some nice things to say. The quality Samsung hardware combined with the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system make for a very snappy and pleasing experience.
As Slashgear points out, the Nexus S brings a “glossy black plastic housing, touch-sensitive buttons and general hand-feel” which is reminiscent of other Galaxy S devices. The most interesting physical characteristic is the screen, which is actually curved. It makes the phone surprisingly more useful as the screen curves to meet your fingers as you slide up and down.
Most important to note with the Nexus S is what’s under the hood. It features a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, which is the same as you might find in other Samsung handsets. What shines is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Compared to other Android phones with similar processors, the Nexus S provides a much snappier and responsive experience as “homescreen panes and apps whip about with no delay.”
Google CEO Eric Schmidt briefly demonstrated the Nexus S at the recent Web 2.0 Expo and Google VP Marissa Mayer was seen with one at LeWeb 2010 today, demonstrating the new Google Maps 5.0. Check Slashgear for photos and video.
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