Samsung Google Nexus Two coming November 8th?

Samsung poised to show off new Google-branded handset

Will it be Android 2.3 or 3.0?

The web is alive with rumour today that a sequel to the Google Nexus One smartphone, naturally called the Nexus Two, will be with us this side of Christmas courtesy of Samsung. Where does this gossip come from? The image to the right, which promises a new Android Sammie handset on November 8th.

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We wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is a dead cert, firstly because Motorola is also hotly tipped to be the Nexus Two’s manufacturer, and secondly because Google has said themselves that the company doesn’t really have any plans for a sequel.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been noted as saying on the matter: The idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did. It was so successful, we didn’t have to do a second one. We would view that as positive but people criticised us heavily for that. I called up the board and said: ‘Ok, it worked. Congratulations – we’re stopping’.

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