It’s been almost a year since Google announced their “iPhone killer”, the Nexus One. A mere 11 months later the Nexus One is no longer available for sale, nor supported by any carrier. If you will remember Google sold the phone through T-Mobile with a two-year contract, or it could be purchased unsubsidized and use it with any GSM carrier.
This sales model has worked effectively overseas yet the concept never took off here in the United States. It seems American consumers are not yet willing to pay higher prices for an unsubsidized handset amongst other issues with the phone which we will save for another piece.
Well, rumors have been abound that Samsung will be introducing the Nexus Two on November 8th while running the Android Operating System. The report also suggests that the design and layout of the phone will be totally different than the Nexus One yet keep the shiny finish. There has been no word on carrier or pricing at this point.
Before you get all flushed and excited about the Nexus Two, Samsung has squashed these rumors not 24 hours after the apparent leak. The compamy said the creation of the new mobile device is “simply not true” and pointed to the fact that CEO Eric Schmidt has made it abundantly clear in the past that Google was “unlikely to build a new Nexus device”.
Whether or not this phone is introduced in the coming weeks there sure seems to be a number of device introduction rumors for this month: iPhone 4 to Verizon and Nexus Two. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few more “device launch” rumors through the end of the year.
So do you think the Nexus Two is on the horizon? Would you give the Nexus Two a shot even though the Nexus One failed miserably?