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Eric Schmidt Takes His Nexus S to Web Summit

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Hey Eric, what's that you've got there?

With all the Nexus S leaks tapering off, it's starting to feel like we might never see the phone anywhere but those month-old photos that were sent to Engadget. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's great to see the phone at all, but with all this is it or isn't it nonsense, it would be nice to see some more current photos to prove that it hasn't really been scrapped.

Well, here to save the day is none other than Google CEO Eric Schmidt. At this week's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, the Chief Executive Officer showed off his Gingerbread-toting Nexus S, describing it as an "unannounced phone from an announced manufacturer."

Schmidt didn't mention a release date for the phone but had no problem saying Gingerbread would be out in the next few weeks. If we're to assume that this device will launch at the same time as Gingerbread, then that kind of cuts down earlier rumors that the Nexus S had been scrapped in lieu of a dual-core version that would be able to keep up with 2011's inevitable Tegra 2 offerings.

Hit up Engadget for lots more photos of Schmidt and the device.

Source: Engadget

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    mikem_90 , November 16, 2010 10:39 PM
    If its the older tech like they say it might get swallowed by the sheer wave of droids and Galaxies. Other handset makers are churning out tons of phones, might be hard to stand out.

    A faster processor would go a long way to make itself distinct.


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    ALANMAN , November 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    Nexus...Samsung?
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    cashews , November 16, 2010 11:55 PM
    The hardware of the Nexus S will need to be more than a Galaxy rehash, if they want it to sell. I mean if it doesn't feature better hardware, there isn't much to differentiate it frrom the Nexus One. A front facing camera, onboard GPU chip, and 0.3" more screen just isn't a big enough upgrade to justify purchase.
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    descendency , November 17, 2010 12:49 AM
    If the rumored Orion SoC is contained, it will be more than just a minor bump over the Galaxy S.
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    Scanlia , November 17, 2010 1:26 AM
    I don't like the look of it, all plastic and all.
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    guanyu210379 , November 17, 2010 11:04 AM
    Nexus S = Nexus Samsung = Nexus SH*T.
    I ain't buying anything ever again from Samsung.
    I have only bad experiences with Samsung and Google gave the project to Samsung.
    HTC, Sony Ercisson or Motorola would be a lot better.
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    nutriment6464 , November 17, 2010 12:11 PM
    motorola sucks, no way I'm gonna buy a blocked phone, sony ericsson can't even keep up with 2.1, wtf 1.6??? HTC is ok, and so is samsung as well.
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    Anonymous , November 17, 2010 12:17 PM
    Pretty clearly says T-Mobile for the carrier name at the top. A have an HTC HD2 with Froyo installed, and absolutely love the 4.3" screen. I think a 4.5" screen might actually have some tangible benefits, at least to a screen whore like me. Coupled with facetime chat and AMOLED screen, I think the Nexus S could be a good upgrade phone for anyone who doesnt already have the latest and greatest. Then again, the real benefits are probably in Gingerbread, and once I have that installed I probably wont care about anything else.
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    tipoo , November 17, 2010 6:25 PM
    Bleh. The Nexus One set a benchmark for phones and hand a very fast processor and more RAM than most smartphones back when it was released. It makes no sense to release a Nexus successor that doesn't raise the bar for other Andorid phones, that was the whole point of the Nexus One.
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    tipoo , November 17, 2010 6:25 PM
    Bleh. The Nexus One set a benchmark for phones and hand a very fast processor and more RAM than most smartphones back when it was released. It makes no sense to release a Nexus successor that doesn't raise the bar for other Andorid phones, that was the whole point of the Nexus One.
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