Google Nexus One sequel plans leaked

Google's Nexus One phone wasn't exactly a smash hit, but that apparently hasn't stopped the company from issuing a sequel.

Google's Nexus One phone wasn't exactly a smash hit, but that apparently hasn't stopped the company from issuing a sequel.

How a Google tablet can avoid the same fate as the Nexus One

According to Android fan page Phandroid, a picture and product description for the yet-to-be-formally-announced Nexus S smartphone appeared briefly today on Best Buy's Web site. The page indicated that the phone would be available exclusively at Best Buy sometime during the holiday season and that it would run on T-Mobile's network. And unlike the original Nexus One, the new Nexus phone will apparently be manufactured by Samsung instead of HTC.

The Nexus S is also rumored to be the first device that will support the new 2.3 version of Android, also known as "Gingerbread." Among other things, Gingerbread is rumored to feature both built-in video chat and native VoIP calling, as well as an increased focus on mobile gaming features.

If the Nexus S runs exclusively on T-Mobile, it will mark a shift from Google's original intent in releasing the Nexus One, which had no exclusivity agreement and was expected to be supported by all four major U.S. wireless carriers. However, plans to have the Nexus One run on multiple carriers fell through when Verizon and Sprint balked and said they would offer alternative Android-based devices on their networks instead, such as the popular Motorola Droid X and the HTC Evo 4G.

Thus, sales for the Nexus One were a huge disappointment compared to other high-profile smartphones, as it only sold 135,000 units over its first 74 days. In contrast, the Motorola Droid and the original Apple iPhone both sold over a million units over their first 74 days on the market.

Read more about anti-malware in Network World's Anti-malware section.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Google Nexus Oneconsumer electronicsGoogleNetworkingwirelesssmartphonesPhonesBest Buy

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Brad Reed

Network World
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?