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Google Nexus S to be launched in India tomorrow?

March 24, 2011 3 comments

If my reliable sources at Google and Samsung are to be believed, then India is getting it’s first Gingerbread Android 2.3 device tomorrow. Yes! you read it right – 25th March 2011 and that too at an unbeatable price.

Google Nexus S – S may stand for Samsung, Speed, Superior, Second (First one was the HTC manufactured Nexus One, which was a success in its own way in the countries it was released). Now, before I go on about the device specifications let’s have a look at the hands-on picture of device.

It does resemble a lot with its sibbling Samsung Galaxy S rather than its predecessor Nexus One. And the reason for that is – Nexus S shares a lot of the Samsung Galaxy S components. Powered by the very same 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and having the same 512MB of RAM. So what makes it so special? In my opinion, nothing as it just seems like an over-clocked Nexus One or a faster Samsung Galaxy S thanks to Gingerbread. The only good thing about it is that its the Royal Droid.

Now, let’s read the specs of the Royal Droid. Oh! Before I forget, I call it the Royal Droid because its the first device to be launched with Android 2.3 and also, in the future all the Android updates will first come to this device by its Father – Google Inc.

Now its time we read what’s this Royal Droid all about:

Connectivity

  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0

Display

  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g

Hardware

  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processorSamsung
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
    (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation

Battery

  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
    (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
    (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion

Software

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube

If you are grinning reading all the information above or planning to get one for yourself then let me remind you, that I am unbiased blogger and you haven’t read the bad & sad part about the Nexus S.

So let’s Rock & Roll :

  • No microSD slot
  • No Gorilla Glass
  • No 720p video recording
  • All-plastic body, fingerprint magnet
  • No  Droid-pouch provided like it was in the case of Nexus One.
  • No DivX and XviD support (no actual video player) out of the box
  • No dedicated camera key and no lens cover
  • No FM radio
  • No smart dialing
  • Bluetooth 3.0 gone

Now, doesn’t it seem like a stripped down version of SGS and that too an year after it was launched. When the world is awaiting Dual-core processors, Google came out with the hardware that has already been there for an year. I wonder where all the innovation has gone from Google?

Well, that concludes my review for Google Nexus S. Now let’s wait for tomorrow to see if the device actually launches 😉

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K.I.S.S. NOKIA N900

March 6, 2010 2 comments

K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SHORT & SIMPLE – N900 REVIEW

Everybody who knows me knows that the only device I would ever use for telecommunication is a Nokia, irrespective of whether it is a Nokia 5110 or a Nokia N900, it just has to be a Nokia. So when I got my hands on to the most powerful Nokia device known to man(Nokia N900) I was more than elated to express how it made go on a high. Though it was too short lived as just 7 exact minutes for Greek God of mobile phone’s doesn’t count at all but it was worthwhile as something is better than nothing. When I was handing the Nokia N900 back to my friend,the same line was going on in my head for which I was famous at s60 blogs when Kristina Ferrari & Raj Unny always used to refer my name with this line- ” Why do all good things come to an end?”

I wish had got more time to do R&D on Nokia N900 as its not available in India that I could have bought it and reviewed it but I am going to share whatever I could get grasp in those 7 minutes.

Here it goes:

K.I.S.S. N900 Pros:

  1. It’s a Nokia
  2. Maemo the future platform of Mobile OS
  3. ARM Cortex A8 600MHz CPU, PowerVR SGX graphics accelerator; 256 MB of RAM
  4. Contacts integration of Skype, Google Talk and other VoIP services
  5. WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player
  6. State-of-the-art Mozilla-based web browser with Adobe Flash 9.4 support
  7. 5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video
  8. 3.5″ 16M-color resistive touchscreen of WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution
  9. The Paranormic wallpapers are to die for
  10. FM Radio receiver, FM transmitter

K.I.S.S. N900 Cons:

  1. Not officially available in India yet
  2. No voice recorder, no MMS, and no handwriting recognition
  3. No smart and voice dialing
  4. Large and heavy
  5. Limited application availability
  6. Till more Maemo developers come in the league – its only going to be liked by Nokia fanatics or techies
  7. Resistive touch screen makes it hard to compete with the likes of Iphone and Nexus One
  8. Only available in Black colour
  9. Not enough integration with Ovi services
  10. Cant be updated to Maemo OS 6.0 in the future

I dont have more to share as its supposed to be a K.I.S.S. Review  but I promise to do a more in depth review of the Nokia N900 once I get it for review from some source(WOMworld,S60 etc) or once it officially available in India.

P.S. : For all those who don’t know about my phone’s – http://nikhilchawla.wordpress.com/my-phones/