New Android? Check. New features? Check. New phone? Check. Revolutionary new phone? Nope.
The Nexus S has specs that are basically on par, and features that won’t really change the way we look at phones. As much a disaster as it was, the Nexus One was revolutionary. It had the fastest processor, brand-spanking-new OS, great AMOLED capacitive touch screen and dual noise canceling microphones. The Nexus S? NFC chip and gyroscope support. Meh.
Sure, it has a cool curved 4″ screen, but other than that it’s rather ordinary. And the phone’s materials do disappoint a lot. For that price, one would expect premium materials such as those in many HTC phones instead of plain plastic. And a design that is unique and trend-setting (Nexus One brought about the Desire, Desire Z and Wildfire designs), not a design that looks like a melted iPhone clone.
I know, one shouldn’t believe the hype that rumors build up, but I was seriously expecting the Nexus S charge the industry with a dual core CPU! With that power, I’d forgive any of its shortcomings, even the fact that it’s a Samsung.
But hey, it’s out and maybe it really could be a phone to uphold the Nexus S name. Only time will tell, exactly 10 days to be precise.