Rumor: Could We See a Second Phone by Google Before Christmas?

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Today has been a crazy day so far with rumors coming from every direction like the HTC Incredible HD and now with an apparent Google Nexus One successor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and could be available just in time for Christmas. According to City AM, Google is apparently working on a deal with Carphone Warehouse to get the device overseas.

The report says that Google is trying to avoid selling the device through carriers and is looking to partner with a vendor already in the business of selling unlocked devices. According to City AM, the device will run the latest version of Android which is Gingerbread and seeing how Google’s latest treat landed in the lawn last week, we’re sure that OS would make it on to this rumored device.

While the manufacturer of the device, dubbed the Nexus Two, is still yet to be determined, previous rumors point to Samsung as we’re sure HTC would get another go at this device. What do you all think, is this just a dream or do you all think Google has another phone in the works?

Via: City AM, EuroDroid

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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • Everblazingboy

    I sure hope it is

  • Edsal24

    I want the N2 to be built by either Sony Ericsson or Nokia (highly unlikely) because HTC cheaps out on materials like camera and batteries.

    • JasonX

      SE will only skimp you out on hardware here and there dude… suck balls…

      Nokia is a ship dead in the water as far as smartphones go… pretty sure it is taking on water too

    • JasonX

      SE will only skimp you out on hardware here and there dude… suck balls…

      Nokia is a ship dead in the water as far as smartphones go… pretty sure it is taking on water too

    • Anonymous

      If you could only hear all the complaints about the SE X10i, you wouldn’t recommend Sony Ericsson for anything……

  • Zedklind

    wasnt someone saying that the new google experience phone would be from samsung?

  • joeyloke

    I hope its not built by Samsung! Touchwiz sux and you probably won’t get any updates until they drop like five newer devices with the newest ui!

    • yasuya

      um if it’s a google dev phone, it wouldnt have the manufacture’s ui, it would have stock android wouldnt it?

  • Meireles

    I doubt that there would be a skin over the “Nexus 2″

    • JasonX

      there was no skin in the first place for Nexus 1… so you are saying a moot point

  • BiTcHpLz123

    i hope its htc, samsung has weak build qualities. and btw if its a DEVELOPER device, it’ll be the first to get an upgrade even though it is by samsung, google would be in charge of the updates and such

  • BiTcHpLz123

    i hope its htc, samsung has weak build qualities. and btw if its a DEVELOPER device, it’ll be the first to get an upgrade even though it is by samsung, google would be in charge of the updates and such

  • http://www.facebook.com/masilver Michael Silver

    Absolutely. As their Nexus One ages, they will need a replacement for both internal and external development. Just as the Nexus One was a replacement of the ADP1 or whatever the first developer phone was called.

    These are highly desireable phones since they are the first to get the latest updates from Google and subsequently the community. Why wait for the carriers?!? I have the ADP1 and still get the latest updates thanks to Cyanogen.

    • http://twitter.com/southeastbeast Brian

      Finally someone else who understands. Screw the carriers and manufacturers for updates. I’m going straight to CyanogenMod.com haha. Here’s hoping to a replacement for my Nexus One!

    • Anonymous

      HTC G1 = ADP1
      HTC Magic = ADP2
      Nexus One = ADP3

  • tmobilefinally2.2!!

    Ever since the Nexus One came out i have been wanting it but didn’t want to pay the ultimate price for it. Will definitely wait to see if this is true before grabbing the MyTouch 4G/HD

    • Anonymous

      I paid full price for my Nexus One…and when the time came, I traded it for a Samsung Galaxy S (16GB) in a straight swap. You’d probably find you can recoup a lot of the price if you sell at the right moment…and move to the next top phone. Yeah you have to keep topping up the amount…but it’s usually only a small amount relative to the full price. That way, you get the new phone – effectively – at a huge discount….and no contract times. It works out cheaper in the long run…and even if it doesn’t you’ve always got the new hotness for $100 or so…..beyond what you get when you sell your phone after buying the new one. But you don’t wait too long or the resale value of your old hotness falls away.

    • Anonymous

      I paid full price for my Nexus One…and when the time came, I traded it for a Samsung Galaxy S (16GB) in a straight swap. You’d probably find you can recoup a lot of the price if you sell at the right moment…and move to the next top phone. Yeah you have to keep topping up the amount…but it’s usually only a small amount relative to the full price. That way, you get the new phone – effectively – at a huge discount….and no contract times. It works out cheaper in the long run…and even if it doesn’t you’ve always got the new hotness for $100 or so…..beyond what you get when you sell your phone after buying the new one. But you don’t wait too long or the resale value of your old hotness falls away.

  • Pgallardg1

    I hope is true, if is true I will not buy the new mytouch 4G. Also I am going to sell my Vibrant for $290
    I wish the new Nexus has
    1-Bigger screen 4″+
    2-Bigger Internal hard drive 16gb +
    3-Processor 1.3GHz+
    4-Memory Ram 1000MB
    5-Camera 8mp +
    6-Battery 2000 mAH

  • dcheng11

    i don’t know where all this htc bashing is coming from, but htc to me has proven to have the best build qualities. really tough hardware–not like the plastic that’s coating the galaxy s line–and has top notch specs. i really hope google doesn’t pull something weird and not have htc manufacture this–htc dream and htc nexus one; htc has been a huge part in the android movement.

    • nobif

      i would agree with u any other day and time until i got my g2, great looking phone but the shittiest damn hardware, how in the fuck do you pass off a loose hinge as a phone design. so if i wanna lay on my bed and text, i cant because the design wouldnt let me

    • Anonymous

      HTC have – so far – made the best Android phones of any phone maker. The Desire and Nexus One are excellent. The Samsung Galaxy S has them both beat on features and functions, but fails every time the phone lags. It should not lag. Mine can lag…and we’re not talking a couple of seconds….we’re talking anywhere up to a full minute – or more – waiting for the phone to respond to the user after the last action was initiated. Galaxy S would be King but for that sometimes crippling lag. My Nexus One never lagged like that. But then it lacked a lot of features I *really* like that the Galaxy S has….

    • Anonymous

      HTC have – so far – made the best Android phones of any phone maker. The Desire and Nexus One are excellent. The Samsung Galaxy S has them both beat on features and functions, but fails every time the phone lags. It should not lag. Mine can lag…and we’re not talking a couple of seconds….we’re talking anywhere up to a full minute – or more – waiting for the phone to respond to the user after the last action was initiated. Galaxy S would be King but for that sometimes crippling lag. My Nexus One never lagged like that. But then it lacked a lot of features I *really* like that the Galaxy S has….

  • http://twitter.com/Hands0n Danny Thompson

    Quite agree with dcheng11 – HTC are making some amazingly strong and sexy stuff. The new WP7 Mozart, for example, with its solid aluminum body, is industrial strength. The design aesthetics are superb, HTC have come a long way from their early days.

    Samsung, on the other hand, is a plastic scratchfest nightmare! Google will be making such a mistake going for Samsung kit.

    I’m delighted with my Nexus One and would expect and want the Nexus Two to be an improvement/upgrade. As a Samsung part it would be an inferior product.

  • Anonymous

    I’d heard a rumour a couple of weeks ago that “ADP4″ – the successor to ADP3 (a.k.a. Nexus One) would be made by Samsung. This would help spread the love around a little among phone makers and make the design and construction of the Android development platforms somewhat contestable and competitive. I can see why Google would want choice. I can see why phone makers would like to be able to offer their services in partnering to design it….and I can see why HTC might be OK with that, having developed the first 3 ADP devices….time for someone else to have their shot. I just hope whatever Samsung does – if they do it at all – won’t lag like a one-legged drunk climbing a sand dune in a hurricane……as the Galaxy S does after you install more than about 60 apps.

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