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Android Gingerbread and Nexus S News Round-up

Android Gingerbread and Nexus S News Round-up

In our newest Nexus S news round-up, Google began a contest yesterday to give away 10 Nexus S handsets, and a post by Samsung Russia indicates that due to continueing shortages of Super AMOLED displays, the Nexus S will be sold with a Super Clear LCD to consumers in Russia (and probably other countries). Finally, it has been revealed that Gingerbread supports many more languages than the last Android OS.

The first clue was given out yesterday around 9am PST and a new puzzle/question will continue to be posted to the GoogleNexus Twitter feed every day around that time during the period from December 7th to December 16th. Answers have to be no longer than 140 characters, so as to fit into a tweet.

Basically, whoever answers the question first and correctly for the puzzle question will win. There will also be short essay questions and photo challenges, which will be judged based on areas such as creativity, originality, humor, and "best use of limited characters in Twitter response to compose Solution." Also, only one answer is allowed per users per puzzle/essay/photo challenge.

I myself was initially excited about the contest, as I was hoping to get a crack at winning a new Nexus S, but the competition is only open to residents of the United States, Canada (except Quebec) or the UK, and you have to be physically within that country at the time of submission entry. In addition, you also have to be the age of the majority in one of those previously mentioned countries.

More in-depth rules regarding the contest are at the Google source link below. Good luck!

According to Unwired View, a post by Samsung Russia on LiveJournal informs readers that the Nexus S handsets which will be sold in Russia will not have the Super AMOLED displays which have become synonymous with the Galaxy S line of phones. Instead, they will have Super Clear LCD screens.

It is not yet clear how many other countries will be receiving this other type of Nexus S. The US and UK-bound phones will have SAMOLED displays, and I'll try and keep you guys informed as more details come to light regarding sales and availability of the handset.

In Gingerbread news, native support for many new languages have been added to Android Gingerbread. The complete list of new languages which are supported can be viewed here. With this latest development, we may be seeing many more users from more nations join the ranks of Android users.

Image from Engadget

Source: Google

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