Google Officially Announces Nexus S Phone Powered By Gingerbread [UPDATED]

Posted Dec 6, 2010

In late October, the Gingerbread man statue arrived at the Google campus headquarters in Mountain View, California. And today Google has announced that the Gingerbread version 2.3 of the Android platform is available. The company has also announced the latest Android device from the Nexus line of mobile devices. The Nexus S, powered by Gingerbread, is the lead device for the new Android version launch.

The Nexus S has a 4″ Contour Display and has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. There is also front and rear facing cameras and 16GB of internal memory. There is also near field communication (NFC) hardware that lets you read NFC tags. Some of Gingerbread’s new features include user interface refinements, NFC support, a new text selection tool, VoIP/SIP calling, improved copy/pasting, and a gyroscope.

Update: You can buy the phone for $529 unlocked or for $199 with a two year T-Mobile contract. You can also buy one through Google or through Best Buy.

[Google Blog]