Android This Week: Nexus S; Galaxy Tab on Video

Google may have stated there wouldn’t be a follow-up to the Nexus One, the flagship Android phone sold by the company online, but information leaked this week that a second iteration is on it’s way. Best Buy online leaked photos of a handset made by Samsung, dubbed the Nexus S. It is expected the Nexus S will be the first phone to ship with Gingerbread, aka Android 2.3. The hardware of the original Nexus One handset made by HTC was ahead of the pack when released, but with high-end phones the norm nowadays can the Nexus S sell as well?

The growth of Android adoption has not slowed, and numbers released this week showed the platform had moved into the global number two smartphone position behind Symbian. Android has captured 25.5 percent of the world’s smartphone market, up from a mere 3.5 percent a year ago. Smartphones are all the rage currently, but only account for 19.3 percent of all cellphones sold, so there is a lot of room for smartphone makers to grab a piece of the ever growing pie.

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