According to Android and Me‘s sources which include "multiple, trusted sources familiar with the project who have shared the same story with me [and] wish to remain anonymous," in an already-announced New York City press conference scheduled for November 8th (sound familiar?) Samsung will unveil, among other things, the successor to the Nexus One, possibly to be called the Nexus Two, maybe the Nexus S — probably something with Nexus in it.

Details are limited to the timing and that it will be running Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread and that Google, as with the Nexus One and their arrangement with HTC, will have full control over the software, keeping the development flame alive, nice and easy to root, but housed in Samsung’s hardware which judging from their Galaxy line doesn’t leave me too nervous over a departure from HTC.

Another outfit with a source of its own, RadioAndroid, a source they characterize as extremely reliable, said it would be called the Nexus S, that it would have a 4” Super AMOLED screen with a Hummingbird CPU (a la Galaxy S), easy rooting, definitely GSM and CDMA unknown and no hard buttons. And so far that’s all she wrote.

I wrote yesterday that this was slated to be sold by a UK retailer, but given that the Big Apple location of Samsung’s unveiling, I’m allowing my hopes to go up a notch.

Doug Simmons


  1. I am very happy with my Nexus One. I think it’s a fantastic phone. But I’ve also had opportunity to mess with a Captivate (Samsung Galaxy line) which is lighter and thinner with a superior screen and a processor that benchmarks impressively on stock Eclair versus my Nexus on a custom Froyo, overclocked. But to me it was like going in the Hong Kong subway which was all neat and shiny — it lacked the soul of New York City’s grittiness to which I had grown accustomed. It felt a little dinky actually, though maybe that’s because it was thinner and lighter.

    Maybe Samsung can cook up a superior phone versus HTC. If Google puts its name on something, includes the word Nexus and signs off on another company selling it with certain hardware and other understandings, I hear that as Google telling me Hey Nexus fanatic, go buy this now — I don’t care where you come up with the money, get the damn thing.

    To offer a few rational reasons behind that, the Nexus One is the first in line to get hit with new OS releases, it has the biggest and most prolific developer following and it’s the official developer phone and even though I’m not yet a developer I like to fantasize that I am. Also, hardware-wise it’s an excellent device. So in the event of another phone popping up that fits that description better, I want it.

  2. I’m also reading about rumors of a Dell Venue Pro running Android. I really think Microsoft dropped the ball if this is true because they could have promoted this as a professional WP only device to combat RIM. Are you going to be sticking to the Nexus line Doug? It seems your pretty happy with your Nexus One (that is what your using right?)

  3. I still think the Nexus and like have better build quality than the Samsung phones. There is just something so cheap feeling about them, like they are way too light to be durable.

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