The Nexus S's candy bar design resembles most of the company's Galaxy S handsets. Yet, the overall effect is sleek and polished.
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The 4-inch Super AMOLED display is rich and vibrant. The "crawl" design of the main menu will be familiar to Nexus One users.
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The Nexus S (left) barely resembles its predecessor. It lacks a navigation trackball, which we missed just a bit, but it has the same touch controls below the display.
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On the downside, the Nexus S feels a bit fragile. Also, its plastic skin attracts a lot of fingerprints. Here you can see the dial pad interface.
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Gingerbread brings a new virtual keyboard design to the Nexus S. The individual buttons are more rectangular and the suggested text from the dictionary is more visible.
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In this profile you can see that the Nexus S has a slight curved shape. The "contour" display is designed to mimic the shape of your head, but we didn't think much of it.
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The Nexus S's camera and flash sit on its back side.
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Home screen

Thanks to Gingerbread, the pop-up menu on the home screen has a black background and a new "Manage apps" icon.
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Copy and paste

We like the new Gingerbread copy and paste interface.
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Manage your power

We also welcome the new "battery use" information that shows a visual representation of how much power each feature is using and how much time the battery has left.
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