Report: Second Google-branded phone launching before Christmas, exclusively via unlocked retailer

There’s a very interesting report in business paper City AM today about a possible tie-up between Google and Carphone Warehouse. The paper says Google’s Android-powered follow up to the Nexus One is arriving before Christmas and will be sold exclusively, avoiding the networks and direct to customers, through the CPW chain.

Here’s the juicy bit:

“The second Google-branded mobile phone will hit the UK in time for Christmas through an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse … The deal with Carphone represents a major rethink of Google’s sales strategy, with the Nexus One released exclusively in the UK through Vodafone”

The extremely well informed (for a financial news site) report goes on to suggest the Nexus One successor is expected to run the next version of Android, ie, the Gingerbread 3.0 or 2.3 release. It’ll be Google’s new flagship Android phone. Very, very interesting.

google-phone-carphone-warehouse

Nothing is mentioned about who Google is contracting to make the hardware this time around, which will be the key for us. Thanks to reader Ryu for the tip.

27 ResponsesLeave one →

  1. MrChaz

     /  October 26, 2010

    Samsung has a press thing next week…

    Reply
    • Gary C

       /  October 26, 2010

      Oh lordy, you may have just hit a billion tiny nails right on their precious little heads.

      Reply
  2. Baz J Scott

     /  October 26, 2010

    I love my Nexus One but would like a Google Experience phone with a front facing camera for the rumoured Google Talk video update and also more ROM for apps

    Reply
  3. Something exciting indeed

    Reply
  4. JayA

     /  October 26, 2010

    Weren’t Moto rumoured to be doing a ‘Nexus’ device at some point, too?

    Reply
  5. Rumours have been circulating for months, but I was told LG. However, LG hasn’t done anything special this year, so I’d be quite surprised.

    Reply
  6. sansenoy

     /  October 26, 2010

    Sadly, the chances of another HTC device taking this throne are slim…

    Reply
    • I don’t see why it’s that slim. I very much doubt it’ll be Motorola, SE or LG. It’s almost certainly doing to be some OEM manufacturer, Surely none of the big companies would ship a vanilla Android phone without any of their branding and bloatware all over it.

      Reply
  1. Tweets that mention Report: Second Google-branded phone launching before Christmas, exclusively via unlocked retailers » Eurodroid -- Topsy.com
  2. Followup Google-Branded Phone to be Launched before Christmas 2010 | Android Community
  3. A second Google phone out before Christmas? | Motorola Droid X
  4. Google Readies Nexus One Follow-up, Launching by Christmas? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
  5. Rumor: Could We See A Second Phone By Google Before Christmas? | Andro Crypt
  6. A second Google phone out before Christmas?
  7. Rumor: Could We See a Second Phone by Google Before Christmas? : AndroidSPIN | Your No.1 source for Everything Android.
  8. A second Google phone out before Christmas? | everbeta.com
  9. 傳聞:Nexus One後繼機聖誕前推出? | UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活
  10. Rumor: Could We See a Second Phone by Google Before Christmas? — AndroiDear
  11. Tendremos Nexus Two para Navidades con Gingerbread, eso dice un diario británico | Todo sobre Moviles
  12. Report: Samsung’s next Android phone will be the Nexus S » Eurodroid
  13. US retailer Best Buy confirms existence of “Nexus S” Android phone » Eurodroid
  14. US retailer Best Buy confirms existence of “Nexus S” Android phone | Android Market, Apps, Phone, News & Review
  15. Samsung’s Nexus S Android phone photographed » Eurodroid
  16. Google Nexus S launching “after December 20″ at Carphone Warehouse in the UK » Eurodroid
  17. HTC planning to launch a “Facebook phone” at Mobile World Congress » Eurodroid

Leave a Reply

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]

Archives

Categories