Nexus S: Hands-on Gingerbread Preview and Video

By Posted 7 Dec 2010, 13:00

The Nexus S is becoming one of the most anticipated phones of the year and as we told you previously that it is due for a US and UK release later this month. We have also brought you the official specs with a gallery of photographs for your viewing pleasure, we didn’t stop there, and we also offered you a Gingerbread preview video which you can still watch here.

Now we are bringing you a preview of the Nexus S as well as the device running the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The video shows how the Nexus S uses NFC which offers quite an intriguing way of interacting with our surroundings.

From the video at the bottom of the article you can see that the Nexus S is really responsive and is seamlessly quick, flicking between screens and scrolling through the main screens, none of the lag that has been observed on previous Android based handsets. This will be partly down to the Hummingbird 1GHz processor core that it possesses which is the same as in the iPhone 4.

It also has a full on screen QWERTY keyboard. Google has brought in some much needed improvements to the copy and paste functionality and the texting options. With an array of animation throughout the phone like interactive backgrounds and nice little touches here and there, it has made the device brilliant. From the animation to the effortless fluidity of movement right now it seems faultless. Head on over to engadget.com where Joshua Topolsky has written an article.

What do you think of the Nexus S? Is it the next phone you will be getting? Let us know in the comments below.