Attendees at the Web 2.0 summit had a glimpse of the rumoured “Nexus S” and it was showed off by Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt himself! He was giving a breif sneak peak of Gingerbread to the crowd with an “unaccounced” Android device from an “announced” manufacturer. From the pics, it is no guessing that it came from the same guys who did the Samsung Galaxy S. If you take a closer look, it looks closely the same as the “Nexus S” showed by Engadget earlier on.
According to Engadget, the phone was seen running on T-Mobile’s network and is revaled that it features NFC which potentially allows mobile payment. Since it is based on the Galaxy S, we note that they didn’t include any trackball/touchpad of some sort which we felt is a necessary feature for text selection. Hopefully the Gingerbread OS itself offers better on screen text editing than the Galaxy S.
If you could remember, a few months back the CEO had mentioned that there won’t be a Nexus Two. When asked to comment, he jokingly said that yes, it was correct there won’t be a Nexus Two. The new device will be called the Nexus S.
Check out more pics over at Engadget.