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We all knew when Google spilled the beans on the Nexus S it would be big, better yet huge! Well not literally, but there is this huge 42-inch kiosk at a Best Buy in San Carlos, California and one of the guys from TechCrunch decided to play around with it. Actually it works pretty well considering it’s a giant display. Not too sure if these will be popping up in stores across the country, but it is a good way to show off a new OS, and it will definitely draw some attention. If they’ve done this to push Gingerbread we can only imagine what they’ll do for Honeycomb, perhaps a giant beehive? Or maybe import some killer bees? Nah, probably not a good idea. Well take a look at a gigantic Nexus S in action.
Those crazy folks at XDA-Developers have done it, and done it in record timing. It being rooting the Nexus S the same day of it’s release. This has got to be some kind of record. So you feel like taking your new toy on a trip? Come on you know you wanna. Give it a shot, it’s half the reason you bought the phone. Oh yeah, if you do it, it’s at your own risk, yada, yada, yada, and all that other stuff.
So we’ve seen Gingerbread in action already and we’re completely stoked about it. In fact we’re waiting on our Nexus S as we speak, but what does the future hold for Google’s Android platform? Engineering VP Andy Rubin sat down at D: Dive Into Mobile and not only talked about the future of Android, he showed us a glimpse of it when he pulled out a Motorola tablet prototype running Honeycomb. We don’t even officially have Gingerbread yet and here comes Honeycomb, geez! With that said check out the video, enjoy it while it lasts.
So after all the internet buzz and blurry cam sightings, the Nexus S is officially on it’s way! The Nexus S will be available December 16th for $199, on contract with T-Mobile. So let’s clear the air about some of the hardware. Google’s second born has a new momma! As speculated the Nexus S is built by Samsung and features: a 4-inch WVGA display, 16GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, integrated VoIP support, and of course Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Speaking of Gingerbread, the going word is that the Nexus One is set to be receiving Gingerbread as we speak! That’s right, it seems Google believes in keeping it in the family. With all this said the Nexus S is looking a lot like a Samsung Galaxy S, and we’re not complaining. Now that Google has come clean about the handset, they’ve released some propaganda via video, be sure to check it out.
After a ton of speculation and blurry cam videos, the Zeus aka PlayStation Phone finally gives us a clear close up video. Not too sure if this is a final build, but it looks darn good. If you look close enough you’ll notice a PlayStation symbol on the handset’s menu. Hopefully Sony will show us something come CES? Did we somehow forget to mention this thing is running Gingerbread?
Android’s Gingerbread has been the toast of the town lately (well at least here on the internet). The soon to be released OS has been showing up in blurry pictures and videos all across the web. This time around it’s making a cameo in Google Hong Kong’s Google Voice Search video after the 0:46 mark of the video. We know it’s not in English but things clearly look different, take a look for yourself.
Check out the Web 2.0 Summit’s interview with Google boss Eric Schmidt. Right off the bat the Schmidt shows an “unannounced product” the same one the internet is referring to as the Nexus S. He also gets into the newest Android OS Gingerbread which is “coming in a few weeks” and the use of NFC (Near Field Communication). Now we have to warn this is video is just shy of 45 minutes, so a snack and bathroom break is most likely required.