Nexus S Specs – Lame or Evolution?

 

By Posted 8 Dec 2010, 15:47

After much speculation the Google Nexus S was finally announced on December 6th, and will be released on the 16th of this month in the US. Now we can take a closer look at the specs of what many are calling a sort of Galaxy S hybrid. Has Samsung and Google gone far enough with the Specs of this new handset – are they lame or are they an evolution?

Looking at Google Nexus S page you will be met with an array of details, but it is those specs that is of most interest to you and I. The first piece of hardware and the most important is the 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor; I have to wonder why they have stuck with a 1GHz and not gone for a more powerful option like the 1.5GHz Snapdragon that was rumored to be launching this year?

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I cannot see any mention of how much RAM the new Google Android 2.3 handset has, so this makes me think that it will not be that much – we will just have to wait and see. As for the display and the camera, we have a 4-inch WVGA and a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera.

Looking at those specs i would have to say that there has not been much effort into the design; I would have thought that Samsung would have evolved this over their current range of Galaxy S phones, but that is not the case.

Desire Athow from ITProPortal believes that the Nexus S will fail, and has even given four reasons why he thinks this. He says that it is just like the Nexus One, as the “the Nexus S didn’t live up to expectations.” He also states that the new device is not different enough over other Android based handset; well apart from Gingerbread that is.

We will know in just over a weeks time just how good a job Samsung and Google have made with the Nexus S, until then the speculation continues.