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Google Nexus S unveiled running Android 2.3, price confirmed

Google Nexus S unveiled running Android 2.3, price confirmed

Google has officially unveiled the Nexus S Android, just hours before the handset’s sole UK retailer Carphone Warehouse confirmed it will offer the phone from £35 per month.

Android's main mover and shaker Andy Rubin showcased the second-ever Google-branded phone via a clip on the search giant’s official blog.

Check out the clip for yourself below

As well as giving us a good look at Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, which is set to debut on the phone, the video also sees Rubin extolling the virtues of the handset’s Galaxy S-aping Super AMOLED display.

Other specs confirmed for the device include a five-megapixel camera at the rear, a secondary front-facing snapper for video calling, a 1Ghz processor, 16GB of memory and the usual gamut of connectivity options (3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth).

Rubin gushed: “Gingerbread is the fastest version of Android yet, and it delivers a number of improvements, such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support.”

The good news, if you were planning to grab the handset ASAP, is that Carphone has already started pre-orders and will be offering the handset for free from £35 per month on T-Mobile and Vodafone.

This two-year contract tariff offers 500 texts per month, plus 600 minutes and 500Mb of web use. Alternatively, for £40 per month, you get 900 minutes, 500 texts and 750Mb of Internet.

Carphone has pledged to ship the handset to pre-order customers by the end of December.

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