Google Unveils Second Nexus Smartphone

Internet giant Google and Samsung Electronics have announced the launch of the Nexus S smartphone, the follow-up to the HTC-built Nexus One .
The Nexus S comes with Android 2.3, the latest and fastest version of Google’s OS. Code-named Gingerbread, the OS has a new interface, a new keyboard with multitouch support, improved copy-paste functionality and built-in VoIP calling.
Features of the new Google mobile include a 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, two cameras – a 5-megapixel camera on the back that can shoot 720p HD video and a front-facing VGA camera, a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor and 16GB of internal memory, plus all the usual connectivity options.
It also comes with new hardware such as NFC (Near Field Communications) capabilities, the same close-range wireless technology used in smart travelcards, such as the Oystercard, and contact-less bank payment cards.
The Nexus S smartphone will go on sale in the UK in Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores from 20 December.
Prices will start from £35 a month on a two year contract with Vodafone, or £549.95 SIM free .