Gingerbread – aka Android 2.3 – is arriving. The SDK is already online and the OS will appear first in the Samsung Nexus S which you can now see in action below. It’ll have a 4″ WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED capacitive contour display which is “designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and along the side of your face”.
But we want the meaty specs don’t we? Inside there’s a rapid 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and two cameras – one 5 megapixel shooter at the back (with HD video recording, auto-focus and flash) plus a front-facing VGA camera up front for video calls. A 3.5 mm audio port, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope and 1500mAH battery are also included.
But. From what we can see of the specs there’s no microSD card slot. Instead it’s 16GB of flash memory and no way of expanding it. Hmm.. sounds familiar..
Google state that the Nexus S will be available after December 16th and is sold unlocked and through Best Buy stores in America and, sometime after December 20th here in the UK in Carphone Warehouse.
More shots and video below.