Google have officially announced the Nexus S flag-ship smartphone running Gingerbread, aka, Android 2.3. This phone offers a curved ‘contour’ display which is designed to fit ‘comfortably in the palm of your hand’. It provides Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor as well as front rear facing cameras. One of the other highlights of the device is that it packs 16GB of internal memory along with near field communication (NFC) hardware that “lets you read information from NFC tags”.

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.

If you would like to learn more about NFC and what it can be used for, including potential security vulnerabilities when used with mobile phones, check out this link. Please note that this is a 70 page PDF document, but very interesting and well worth the read.

[Source: Google]

James Tromans
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