Eric Schmidt has Google Nexus S in hand, says that it and Android 2.3 just a few weeks away

Eric Schmidt has Google Nexus S in hand, says that it and Android 2.3 just a few weeks away
Saying that he has an "unannounced phone from an announced manufacturer" in his hand, Google CEO Eric Schmidt introduced the Google Nexus S at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.  The executive says that the phone will be launched in a few weeks and considering that the T-Mobile name was on the prototypes, it would seem that the nation's fourth largest carrier will have first crack at the device, which is manufactured by Samsung.

Schmidt also fudged a bit when he said that Google did not break his pledge that Google would not produce a Nexus Two since the model is the "Nexus S". He also noted that the phone would be powered by Android 2.3, but did not mention if it would have a dual-core processor under the hood. As we reported, Russian tech writer Eldar Murtazin sent out a tweet saying that he had hands-on experience with the Google Nexus S and that it did indeed have a dual-core processor. However, hearing it from Murtazin is not exactly like hearing it directly from Eric Schmidt.

Google's CEO did say that besides the phone coming out in a few weeks, Google will release its next version of the open source OS, Gingerbread, also sometime in the next few weeks. There has been speculation that Google is currently revising Android 2.3 to optimize it for use on dual-core handsets.

Also, no word yet on Gingerbread.

source: Engadget

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Nexus S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)



1. Lollylost100

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2010

Nexus S has a dual-core processor. It was confirmed by Eldar Murtazin in this tweet:!/eldarmurtazin/status/3774614010335232 .

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I swear, there is a now Android OS out every few weeks it seems. Bigger than that, there are some phones that haven't been upgrade to 2.1 yet...

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I hope Google comes with news regarding this matter I'm thinking there could be two lines of work, one that deals with the providers and ensures devices get updated faster, other line for those who create devices for people looking for "smart less phones" (i know some that are happy with 1.6 or 2.1 on their phones and that where not thinking updates) regarding the update mater i belive some companies got into android without thinking they where going to have to give updates frequently to phones and are having trouble getting used to that, (setting up an os for the first time is never easy) hopefully will see updates more often from manufacturers, but I still think Google should slow the android train a bit. regarding the phone matter... well i prefer a phone a day.... i dont like to see a lot of people with my phone, it makes me feel like a bought some acatel phone.

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

haha just notice i wrote the same thing again

6. A-Dawg unregistered

i know tell me about it. thats cuz they wanna make money they dont care about the rest of us ..

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