It seems someone is working on the next “Nexus” phone, and it looks like Samsung is up to the challenge. But more than likely won’t be called the “Nexus Two”. Gizmodo has pulled another rabbit outta the hat today with photos and details on what they are calling the new Google branded phone, possibly codenamed Nexus Two. It was just two days ago when rumors from a UK news source said the the Nexus Two was indeed real, would be available in time for the holidays, and would be sold exclusively at Carphone Warehouse. How much of that is true? Probably not much, but what we do know is that there is a new Google phone in the works.
The main difference bwtween the Nexus One and this new “Nexus” phone, is the way that Google tried to sell an market the Nexus One. We now all know Google was unsuccessful at the Google Phone experiment. So if this new device is going to be a real “Nexus” branded phone, Google would need to come up with a new way to sell the unlocked handset. Google’s Andy Rubin has said that Google is still trying to find ways to bring unlocked Android phones to the U.S. market, but have yet to of found a successful formula.
Getting back to phone itself, at first glance Gizmodo’s source thought it was just another Galaxy S device. “It’s black and shiny, built with glossy plastic. Up close, though, it’s “got this curve to it.” While the screen, which our source thinks is the same 4-inch AMOLED affair from the Galaxy series, is flat, the front is “sort of concave” with hard edges. And the back is curved. The tapering makes it feel thinner than Galaxy S, though it might be about the same thickness. “It feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways.” What doesn’t look like, is the original Nexus One. The biggest difference is the front facing camera.
There are no real internal details or specs so far for this new Samsung phone. Aside from the 4-inch LED screen and new camera, the “Nexus Two” will be running the latest version of Android, a.k.a Gingerbread. Gizmodo’s source said that the phone was running a stock build of Android that was “still really buggy.” There is no sign of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, and if there is any chance that this will be the “Nexus Two”, then the final product will defiantly not have TouchWiz either. Google would want to continue the whole “stock” style of the Nexus series.
The final thing in question is the upcoming November 8th even being held by Samsung in New York City. The biggest rumors seem to be that the unveiling of the Nexus Two will be on November 8th, when in fact it probably won’t. PCMag reports that the event is for the new Samsung Continuum, that will be on Verizon Wireless.
Still nothing is clear as of this Friday morning. For some of us who have been wishing and waiting for the Nexus Two, our wish might come true, just not as we would of imagined.
We will have any new updates for you on the new Nexus Two, as they emerge.