S is the first smartphone to feature a 4” Contour Display designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and along the side of your face. It also features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear facing cameras, 16GB of internal memory, and NFC (near communication) hardware that lets you read information from NFC tags. NFC is a fast, versatile short-range wireless that can be embedded in all kinds of everyday objects like movie posters, stickers and t-shirts.

Gingerbread is the fastest version of Android yet, and it delivers a number of improvements, such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support.

Here’s a glimpse of the “magic” of on Nexus S:

You can find more Nexus S videos and information at google.com/nexus or follow @GoogleNexus on for the latest updates. After December 16, Nexus S can be purchased (unlocked or with a service plan) online and in-store from all and Best Buy Mobile stores in the U.S. and after December 20 at and Best Buy retailers in the U.K.

We’ll be open-sourcing Gingerbread in the coming weeks and forward to new contributions from the Android ecosystem in the months ahead.