Google to give its employees free Nexus S devices

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Every Google employee will be getting a free Nexus S handset running the company's latest Android operating system. The device went on sale in the US last week and in the UK this week. As a result, it's not completely clear whether employees from around the world will get the device at the same time, according to Delimiter.

Google reportedly gave some of its employees the HTC Dream handset, one of the first Android handsets, when it launched in late 2008, and earlier this year, Google gave all of its Indian employees a Nexus One, which was also developed by HTC and is the predecessor to the Nexus S.

The Nexus S is the first device to ship with Android 2.3. Google and Samsung developed the product together to highlight the latest advancements of the Android platform. As the Nexus One before it, the Nexus S delivers a "pure Google" experience: an unlocked device that is the first to get the latest updates to Google's mobile services and Android releases. The Nexus S features a 4" Contour Display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear facing cameras, 16GB of internal memory, and NFC hardware that lets you read information from NFC tags on objects like movie posters, stickers, and t-shirts.

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