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Earlier this morning, the buzz was all on the upcoming Nexus S device which was briefly teased by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. He also revealed that the next Nexus One successor will feature NFC which allows mobile payment from your mobile device. When questioned about his statement that Google is not making a Nexus Two device, he responded that he said there would never be a Nexus Two but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a Nexus successor at all.
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Attendees at the Web 2.0 summit had a glimpse of the rumoured “Nexus S” and it was showed off by Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt himself! He was giving a breif sneak peak of Gingerbread to the crowd with an “unaccounced” Android device from an “announced” manufacturer. From the pics, it is no guessing that it came from the same guys who did the Samsung Galaxy S. If you take a closer look, it looks closely the same as the “Nexus S” showed by Engadget earlier on.
According to Engadget, the phone was seen running on T-Mobile’s network and is revaled that it features NFC which potentially allows mobile payment. Since it is based on the Galaxy S, we note that they didn’t include any trackball/touchpad of some sort which we felt is a necessary feature for text selection. Hopefully the Gingerbread OS itself offers better on screen text editing than the Galaxy S.
If you could remember, a few months back the CEO had mentioned that there won’t be a Nexus Two. When asked to comment, he jokingly said that yes, it was correct there won’t be a Nexus Two. The new device will be called the Nexus S.
Check out more pics over at Engadget.
In an interview with UK’s Telegraph, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked if there will be a Nexus Two for the Google device diehards out there.
His answer left no lingering doubt in anyone’s mind that there will not be one, despite the many rumours floating around about such a device is currently being a work in progress.
For those who are unaware, rumours of a second Nexus device surfaced sometime early May with Motorola being named as the manufacturer that will be working with Google to bring the now vapour ware device into the market.
If Google is not going to continue with the Nexus legacy why bother with the device in the first place?
Google felt that the Android mobile platform needed a boost to showcase, what the OS could do with the right hardware and the right people behind it. Hence the partnership with HTC was established and the Nexus One was born.
You have to give credit, prior to the Nexus One, there wasn’t really a desirable Android device and from that perspective, we’ll give it to Google, with the Nexus One, they have succeeded in putting Android on the map. But we disagree with Schmidt when he says there’s no need for a Nexus Two.