December 19, 2014

Pictures of Gingerbread and the Nexus S Leak... Finally [UPDATE]

Well if this ain’t the best gift to get Thanksgiving off on the right foot, I don’t know what is. Our buddies over at XDA have scored some legit shots of Gingerbead and the Nexus S; and get this… they’ve got more on the way.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice the phone is running on T-Mobile (which we already knew). You’ll also see that OS version is most certainly 2.3. Noticeable, there are basic teaks to the UI, including a new taskbar, heavier green in the launcher icons, and the same overall style as found in the latest Google Maps update.

One of the photos shows the newly skinned dialer. It’s unclear from the photo if it allows for T9 enabled address book search like HTC Sense provides, but it would sure be nice if it did. There are also a bunch of things blacked out in the pictures. One of them even shows a blacked out icon title. Perhaps there are some interesting new apps that Google doesn’t want the public to know about yet. Whatever the reason may be, it’s pretty exciting.

With all the recent Android Market changes and word of a Gingerbread announcement in the next few weeks, it would make sense that Andy Rubin unveils the build on December 6th.

According to XDA, the known specs for the Nexus S are as follows:

  • ArmV7 CPU – Could be Dual Core
  • Open GL ES Supported
  • 512 or 328MB Ram (Not 100% known)
  • 1GB or 2GB Internal Memory (Not 100% known)
  • 800×480 Screen Resolution
  • 4″ Screen Size
  • SuperAmoled2 – Possibly
  • 720P HD Video

Enjoy the pictures in the gallery below. They’re as juicy as a good ol’ deep fried turkey.

UPDATE: XDA’s source has apparently confirmed that the device is sporting a “Dual Core Orion 1GHz CortexA9″ processor. Also, in reference to one of the commenters below, I wanted to make it known that the Nexus S will have a front facing camera. It was likely omitted from the original XDA post due to it already being a known thing.

Thanks for the tip, Siddharth!



  • Eddie Android

    I’m really excited about the NS. I want to know the release date!

  • Sid

    So basically, the RAM on the Nexus S is gonna be less or the same as the Nexus One?

    • AndroidShiz

      I’m sure they would at least put 16gb of RAM like the others S’s out there. A lot of the phones down the future pike for Android coming up, are 8gb of ram and up. At least for hi-end Androids anyway.

      • http://androidguys.com Thijs Koot

        Errr, even modern computers don’t have 16GB RAM. You mean 16GB memory? For apps and stuff? 16GB, hell, you can run like a thousand apps on that, but that won’t happen until 2232 ;)

  • adam

    You mean verizon phones has 8gb internal memory look at first phone that had it. DROID INCREDIBLE before galaxy came out in july.

    Droid x has 8 gb internal memory just like it little brother droid 2.

    T-mobile is cheap and told sammy to allow 1.2 gb of the 16 to be used for users.

    T-mobile didnt want to charge users off contract $600-700 for a phone with 16 gb. cheap ass

  • Zero

    all i want is a stable os.

    • God_Dammit

      Android 2.1 is more stable than iOS 4.2. Froyo and Gingerbread make Android’s speed faster than iOS 4.2.

      • andr01d

        be real. I havent used froyo, but 2.1 is not as stable as ios 4.1

      • Josh

        Im sorry but Im not sure where your getting that from, I have a Galaxy S and a iPad and i get more force closes and slowdowns in 2.1 than iOS 4.2

        • God_Dammit

          Yes, Android 2.1 is slower than iOS 4.2, but I’ve only had force closes from poorly written apps. This is on my Samsung Captivate. These apps did the same thing on my Nexus One with Froyo. I should note that this was because of the quality of the apps, not because of the Android OS.

  • soulson25

    so there’s no front face camera & not running on 4g??

    • Benjamin Rubenstein

      It’s possible that it will run on HSPA+ since it’s a T-Mobile device. And yes, it has a front facing camera.

  • mark

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  • http://harmelody.com chris

    I dont know, I was really excited about this phone mostly for stock android… but if I have to wait till january, why dont I just get the galaxy 2, thats supposed to be out in February.