Google Nexus S On Ice Cream Sandwich

The Google Galaxy Nexus is the world’s first phone with a 4.65″ high-definition Super AMOLED display meaning more trouble for Galaxy S2 in the Android Ring following the Razr’s revelation. This handset will be a joy to anyone who loves their videos and games on Android market. It follows the recent releases of the Motorola Razr and the iPhone 4S.


Google Nexus S

Google Nexus S


It’s also quite interesting, what’s is happening to smartphone input methods with all parties now looking to throw their weight behind the voice interface.  After conquering touch , mouse and keyboard we are now looking voice systems as the latest addiction. Apple released their latest smart the iPhone 4S with  a virtual assistant called “Siri”.


Google have approached this interface with voice type. The biggest changes are again in hardware and operating system but hacks are being developed to negate this issue.

Improvements to the OS include:


Google Nexus S - Face Unlock

Google Nexus S – Face Unlock


Android Beam – Allows NFC enabled devices to share contacts, websites, apps, maps, directions and YouTube videos with other similar devices close by. It will easily connect to any DLNA certified devices in your house like your tablet, laptop, smart television and wireless speakers.

This is important especially if you want a smartphone that will stream content from media providers like internet radio, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and many similar services.  Connect to Android market and download apps like Spotify, Napster, YouTube and stream your music or video to your networked home systems.

Face Unlock –   Quickly unlock your phone by  just switching on your phone and just looking into the camera.


Google Nexus S - Voice Type

Google Nexus S – Voice Type


The best part of this handset is the added Google services integration. Your Gmail documents get better support being the companies proprietary device.

Other features,Voice Typing – Voice input – use your voice to instantly type your emails, SMS or to enter text.

Powered by the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

A blazing fast 1.2 GHZ dual core processor good for videos and games.

Built in Google+ For video or chat with up to 9 people.

5-megapixel camera.


Its worth noting that the next Nexus handsets will probably be made by Motorola which was recently purchased by Google. One thing is for sure – most of the ventures that Google have been involved have turned to be very successful.  At the moment Android is the leading mobile operating system in the world.


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