Nexus S

The Nexus S is a smartphone produced jointly by Google and Samsung and released in the US on December 16, 2010. In other areas of the world it steadily became available; UK December 22, 2010; Canada April 7, 2011; Serbia April 4, 2011; and Thailand April 1, 2011. The Nexus S is produced in four variations, the GT-I9020, which uses Super AMOLED, the GT-I9023 that uses Super Clear LCD, The SPH-D720 using the 4G network, and the SHW-M200 released for the Korean market specifically.

The phone features 512 MB of memory with 16 GB of internal storage and 15 GB of storage through a USB port. It does not feature a microSD slot.

The display is a slightly curved (contour display) 4.0 inch touchscreen, the first smartphone to use this feature. Phones sold in the US, Canada, and the UK, the Super AMOLED display was used. Everywhere else the Super LCD was used.

The Nexus S has both a front and rear camera; the front is a VGA 640×480, and the rear is a 5 mp with auto focus and LED flash.

The phone originally came with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. An automatic update to Android 4.0 released on December 19, 2011, was suspended after it was claimed to lower battery performance. However, in March 2012 the Nexus S 4G received the Android 4.0.4 upgrade, then on July 26, 2012, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) was released for the Nexus S. The final upgrade was released in October 2012, to the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OTA, no further updates have been released.

Accessories include, interchangeable batteries, cases, headsets, cables, screen protectors, Bluetooth sets, memory cards, chargers and charging stations.

Image Caption: Front view of Nexus S ISC. Credit: Google/Wikipedia