So the Nexus Two (Nexus S) is real, eh?

Nexus Two (S) mockup
Nexus Two (S) mockup

We know that the Nexus 2 rumors have been around for a while, but only this week had we thought that there may be a possibility of actually seeing one at some point. Schmidt pointed out that there would not be another phone in the Nexus line, but it seems that they may have flipped on that decision, and supposedly someone just got some hands on time with the thing.

A friend of Gizmodo apparently has actually got hands on with the Nexus Two, or Nexus S, rather. Instead of being a cool few steps ahead of what’s available today, the new device is said to be very similar to the Galaxy S series, but a tad better. The Nexus S comes with a front-facing camera, which would make sense, as Google is trying to make video-chatting an integrated feature in Android going forward, likely through the pre-installed Google Talk application.

It makes sense that the next Nexus phone won’t be much better than the high-end Android phones we’re seeing today, because so many are just so damn good as it is. Other than the fact that the device looks like a refreshed Galaxy S, it is said to have been running a very buggy version of stock Android, with no further explanation of what features it had. We’re going to assume it was Gingerbread, as that’s likely they software version the device will ship with.

The Nexus S appears to have the very same 4 inch Super AMOLED display as the Galaxy S line, but the front of the device is “sort of concave,” lined with hard edges. The back of the phone is said to be slightly curved, which will likely make the phone a bit thinner, but the person who had the hands-on with the device imagined it was about the same thickness as the Galaxy S as well.

I’m actually not as excited for the Nexus Two, or Nexus S, as much as I thought I would be for one reason. Samsung. They have a solid line up of handsets, but after prolonged use of the Galaxy S phone for T-Mobile (Vibrant, from my experience) it started giving me force closes errors for just about any task I threw at it. I’ve heard very similar reports from co-workers and other Galaxy S devices, and I can only hope the TouchWiz UI is to blame. If for some reason it’s the hardware, I won’t be jumping out of my seat to get one of these things, even if it does hit the US.

Who knows, though, the handset may be a major hit.

[Via: Gizmodo]

  • Someinternetdude

    What a shame, HTC makes some great hardware. I would have loved to see what they come up with for a rumored Google Nexus 2. But still I’m very excited at the mention of a Nexus 2 prospect.

  • tdoughone

    um the Galaxy S phones are buggy because of the touch wiz this will be stock so it won’t feel like a Galaxy when you use it. Is the Mem card hot swapable? I wanted HTC to make the N2 but basically all N1 owners wanted was a Super Amoled, hot swapable mem card, bigger batt, unlocked and stock android. As long as it has that I am happy. Don’t care about the front facing camera but now we can throw it in the average Joe iPhone 4 owners that we have that to lol. Please don’t feel like the cheap galaxy plastic.

  • tdoughone

    oh and please remove twitter and facebook app!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534208924 Anardo Emmanuel Cuello

    This is all going to end once Dell gets in the game baby!!

    • Fiberlink187

      not if samsung still controls pretty much all of amoled production and distribution… if samsung stays true and smart, all you will be getting is slcd (sony + samsung) lcd old tech sold to apple (iphone 4), htc, moto, etc…

      with battery tech at a check mate…. you can have your cell gobbling pixel increased slcd… you simply can’t compete with amoled….

      ill keep the light weight hybrid plastic, while you can still think you purchased something elligant bc you paid 500+ clams for lcd tech from the 1990′s and some faux alumin (stamped tin) and glass that you think is, but its not…

      you all need to wake up smell the donuts!

  • Anonymous

    We don’t have official specs on the thing yet. I wish HTC would have made the thing too, even a slightly upgraded Nexus One would have made me happy. While it’s more than likely that the TouchWiz UI is to blame for the bugginess of Galaxy S phones, they have left a bad taste in my mouth, and would rather it not be made by HTC. Who knows though, this could be one bad ass phone… hopefully it will be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683709737 Michael Angelo Rivera

    hate this one err.. samsung if only they will use the stock gingerbread !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683709737 Michael Angelo Rivera

    hate this one err.. samsung if only they will use the stock gingerbread !

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • http://pimpmyi.com/ iPimp

    A plastic smartphone isn’t really exciting anymore.

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Dante_joe2000

    nexus s
    orion processor
    super amoled display
    1 gig of ram

  • Anonymous

    1) No more cheap plastic (read: no more plastic)
    2) Add a freakin’ flash to the main camera.
    3) ORION. ORION. ORION. I’m not paying top dollar knowing Tegra 2 is on the horizon.

  • http://prowest.ua/ Blokzhyvlennja

    so what makes this a follow to the nexus one versus just another Samsung? Will it be sold only unlocked via google? Is it just that it’s called a Nuxes-something but will otherwise be from T-Mobile and the like? Am I missing something?

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