Disappointing rumours are surfacing that the mooted Google Nexus Two could just be an updated Samsung Galaxy S. What Gizmodo‘s tipster played with is massively different to the HTC-made Google Nexus One. Black with a shiny, glossy finish, the anonymous source said, “It feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways.”
The main difference between this rumour-ific device and the current Galaxy S is the inclusion of a front-facing camera – after all, where Apple leads thousands will follow. As sharp-witted commenter ordinary_boy points out, the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S does indeed have a front-facing camera. Sorry, Samsung – we take it all back.
Supposedly, Google is working on integrating video chat into Gingerbread so it’s not a surprise to see the addition. There’s not much detail on the handset’s internals, but if it comes running Gingerbread we can expect a slight cosmetic redesign, overhauled YouTube app and gaming updates along with other features we’re yet to discover.
This development goes against the rumours that the Carphone Warehouse-bound Nexus Two wouldn’t be made by Samsung. Will we see it hit the shelves in time for Christmas?
Phone fanatics may be disappointed that the supposed Nexus Two isn’t a bit more exciting – we certainly are – but we’re keeping the faith. It could still blow us away like the Nexus One did. Come on Google, don’t let us down. [Note: that image is a mock-up from the ever-talented folk over at Gizmodo]