Does The Nexus Two Really Exist?
Google definitely created a lot of buzz when it launched its first phone, the Google Nexus One manufactured by HTC. At the time, it was one of the few devices running stock Android and it was the first device to receive the coveted Android 2.2 update. Google created the phone as a desirable option to developers who sought a stock Android phone. In addition, it helped revolutionize the hardware advances of Android phones, which led us to the HTC Evo 4G, the Samsung Epic 4G, the Motorola Droid X, and others. Naturally, the question then became will Google release a successor to the Nexus One? According to latest rumors, the Nexus Two is indeed a reality and could be announced as early as November 8.
Now, the Nexus Two is allegedly designed by Samsung and has a very similar form factor to the popular Galaxy S series, as noted by a source familiar with the Nexus Two. As you probably know, the Samsung Galaxy S has taken the Android world by storm, and Samsung battles against HTC and Motorola for creating the best hardware design. It is no surprise that Google would like to partner with Samsung to create the next Nexus Two.
The source has described the Nexus Two with a black, glossy finish, a similar four inch Super AMOLED display, a front facing camera, and running Android 2.3. The fact that it would run Android 2.3 makes the Nexus Two already the leading device in terms of hardware and software. It is also rumored to feature a 1.2GHz processor, and remember that the leading Android smartphones feature processors of only 1GHz.
Likewise with the Nexus One, Google will probably sell the smartphone unlocked and available for usage on T-Mobile and AT&T. At this point in time, T-Mobile has been the favorite to score the Nexus One, even though I do imagine it will be unlocked for use on AT&T. Now, if the Nexus Two could operate on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, I believe it has the makings of a superb phone. Of course, the last issue for Google to tackle is how to sell the phone — through online channels or allow for in-store purchase.
Samsung has an event slated for November 8 in which we’ll see some sort of Android device(s) released. Here’s to hoping it will be the Nexus Two with all the great features mentioned above. Remember folks, this is simply a rumor and nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
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