Report: Samsung's next Android phone will be the Nexus S

A random tipster has told Radio Android that Samsung’s November 8 Android announcement will see it unveil the “Nexus S” – a plain, unbranded Android phone free of Samsung user interface tweaks and running Android 2.3.

The tipster says the phone will feature the same processor and 4″ AMOLED screen as found in the Galaxy S, only with a redesigned case. We already know that Samsung is announcing a new Android phone on November 8 – and we’re expecting a new, Google-endorsed phone to arrive before the end of the year. So it makes sense. Perfect sense.

Here’s an unrelated old favourite image of the Galaxy S:

samsung nexus s

We’re not usually keen on writing news based on what someone on the internet said to someone else on the internet, but this matches up so well with existing rumours we’ll take the chance. In summary – new Google phone, running the Gingerbread OS update, made by Samsung, announced on November 8.

We’ve placed a £5 bet on that amazing rumour accumulator.

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  1. I’ll be shocked if its made by Samsung. They can’t even push out 2.2 on their flagship device yet. Free of Samsung branding… yeah right. I hope I’m wrong.

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  2. I’m also betting this will be a Samsung Omnia 7 but with Android. (you heard it here first).

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  3. I really want a google phone running vanilla Android but I will never buy a samsung phone as long as I live. I know I speak for many others too.

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  4. Snake

     /  October 28, 2010

    I hope it comes with the orion chip dual core ,5x the graphics!!!ps3 power!!! I wish lol

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  5. Timbo

     /  October 28, 2010

    If its true I hope somebody pulls the ROM and ports it to my T-Mobile UK Galaxy S; the crappy ROM just cripples this handset, it should be a flier!

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  6. NoFone

     /  October 28, 2010

    City AM (the original source of Nexus Two) is a free paper and free papers desperately need sources of revenue. They do this by creating buzz for clients that we don’t know about. Just look at the buzz on the internet in the past 24 hours about N2. It was a great source of revenue for them. IMHO most of the buzz in the UK will be going to Carphone Warehouse where there will be no sign whatsoever of a Nexus Two but you might just consider another phone while you’re passing by, mightn’t you dahling?

    Again, I love Android but I have worked in PR and media so that’s my cynical take on the N2 rumour.

    Still hope I’m completely wrong tho…

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    • Gary C

       /  October 28, 2010

      I did think that perhaps City AM’s source didn’t understand what a “Google branded” phone actually means. As in, the Huawei Ideos is a Google branded phone, as are many handsets.

      So it’s possible that Carphone Warehouse is indeed getting a new Google-branded phone – but it’s not going to be *the* Google phone. Just another Android phone. If you get my meaning.

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