Nexus S 4G: First Pure Google 4G Device with Android 2.3 in the US

Mar 22, 2011

Sprint extends its 4G device innovation with the upcoming availability of the 20th 4G device and fourth 4G phone, Nexus S 4G from Google. Coming to Sprint this spring, it will also be able to take advantage of the controls and services enabled by Google Voice integration built into the Sprint Network.

Manufactured by Samsung, Nexus S 4G comes packed with a pure Google experience using Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available for smartphones. It is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor that produces rich 3D-like graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated (GPU) to make playing mobile games, browsing the Web and watching videos a fast, fluid and smooth experience.

It is designed with ’s Super AMOLED touchscreen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more comfortable look and feel in the user’s hand or along the side of the face. It also offers a screen that is bright with higher color contrast, meaning colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size and produces less glare than on other smartphone displays when outdoors, so videos, pictures and games look their best and the sun won't wash them out.

Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps. In many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.

Nexus S 4G features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera. In addition, Nexus S 4G features a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user tilts the device up or down or pans the phone to the left or right.

Additional key features include:

• 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
• Android Market for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
• Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar, Voice Actions and YouTube
• Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
• Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
• 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
• Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
• Integrated GPS
• 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery

Nexus S 4G from Google will be available exclusively from Sprint this spring for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement.

Sprint Nexus S customers also will be able to easily use their current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without having to port their number, avoiding porting charges and potential service disruptions. Voice makes it easy for people to manage and access most of their voice-based communication. It lets users manage up to six different phones through one number with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking and recording.

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