Google is definitely releasing a second Nexus smartphone. It’s called the Nexus S and it’s definitely made by Samsung. How do we know? It’s called the Samsung Nexus S and it’s just been reviewed. That’s why.
Ever since the rumours of a Nexus Two device first hit the net, blogs and tech-sites alike have been ablaze with reports of the second-generation Google-branded phone.
Gizmodo was lucky enough to get third-party hands-on review of the new Samsung Nexus S well before it’s official release, which is thought to be before the end of the year.
According to Gizmodo’s source: ‘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.’
In short, this device is essentially the same deal as the Galaxy S. So, anyone that was expecting something as mouth watering as the original Nexus One will be sorely disappointed.
Apparently, the source in question was “surprised” that the device was the Nexus Two as it was so similar to the Galaxy S.
In addition to this, the Nexus S also features a front-facing camera and a seriously buggy stock build of Android.
Obviously, this will be remedied before it’s officially released. We reckon it’s simply a tester handset, though, that’s somehow escaped out of Google HQ.
The Nexus S will not doubt launch on Android 3.0 and possibly before the end of the year as well.
Looks like it could be a Gingerbread-flavoured Christmas after all.