October 28, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
This should be taken with a large grain of salt, but it has been suggested that Google’s rumored follow-up to the Nexus One not only will be manufactured by Samsung, but also that Google and the South Korean manufacturer will officially announce the device November 8th in New York, as the Nexus S.
People have linked the closing of the Nexus One Forums, the pending release of Android 2.3, and Samsung’s November 8th event and come to the conclusion that the next Google phone will be made by Samsung. According to Android and Me, several sources that are familiar with the project have all said the same thing: the Nexus One’s successor will ship with stock Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and Samsung will provide the hardware.
Even more interesting rumors have emerged, thanks to a tip RadioAndroid received. The info is from an “anonymous tipster”, which doesn’t sound very reassuring, but this is what the person said:
- The name of the device will be Nexus S
- It will be a Google experience phone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- It’s going to rock the same 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen as the Galaxy S series
- It will be powered by the Hummingbird CPU, just like the Galaxy S
- Rooting the device will be easy, like it was on the Nexus One
- Carriers or CDMA are unknown, but it will at least have GSM
- The phone will lack hard buttons on the face, similar to a Vibrant
It may be unlikely, but if the supposed love child of Samsung and Google indeed is true, and it’s powered by Samsung’s next-gen dual-core Orion processor instead of the familiar Hummingbird – I want one.