The Nexus S is Google’s second bid for a slice of the mobile phone market. The Samsung-built device comes less than a year after the launch of the Nexus One, built by HTC, which failed to win over many consumers.
The Nexus S will initially be launched in the UK and the US and will be available “from the end of the month”. It’s the first phone to feature the latest version of Google’s Android operating system known as Gingerbread. It also comes with new hardware such as Near Field Communications (NFC).
NFC is a growing trend in smartphones and will start to become more pervasive in the new year, and the next version of the iPhone is also rumored to contain the technology.
In the UK, the Nexus S will come free with £35 per month contracts or will be offered unlocked – to be used on any carrier – for £549.