New Nexus S 4G handset incoming
Sprint has announced that it will be getting the first pure Google 4G device on its network this spring. The smartphone is called the Nexus S 4G and comes from a collaboration with Google and Samsung. The smartphone will have tight integration with Google services like Google Voice integration.
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The Nexus S 4G has Android 2.3 as the OS and will use a 1GHz Samsung APU that promises high-quality 3D graphics and faster upload and download times for HD video. The smartphone also has a dedicated GPU inside for mobile games and richer web browsing.
“Nexus S 4G shows the strong commitment Sprint has to Android, and when combined with our 4G network capabilities, it gives customers the option of a pure Google experience,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “As the first 4G smartphone with Android 2.3, Nexus S 4G delivers on the promise of the advanced data capabilities of 4G to deliver an incredible Web browsing experience, offers quick and easy access to future Android updates and access to the services built into Google Voice.”
The smartphone uses the Samsung Super AMOLED display and it measures 4-inches. The display has a curve to it and is known as the 4-inch contour display. Sprint also promises that the users of this phone will be among the first to get new updates for the Android OS. It has a 5MP rear camera and a front facing VGA camera. It also has a gyroscope inside for fluid gaming controls.
Other features include 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability, Android Market access, Google services access, support for corporate email and personal email and NFC tech integrated. Internal memory is 16GB ROM and 512MB RAM. 802.11b/g/n is supported along with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and integrated GPS. Power for the phone comes from a 1500 mAh battery. The device will sell for $199.99 with a new 2-year agreement.