There is many a rumour doing the rounds that Google is readying itself to launch the Nexus 2, the predecessor to the Nexus One. As tends to happen with rumours, things have snowballed with a wild variety of different ideas, some clearly half baked with others a lot more sensible.
Carphone Warehouse look to be the company to help aid the launch and it is believed that the phone will essentially be an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy S which obviously means that Samsung will have to be involved in the manufacture of the new device. To say that seems more likely than Apple is a minor understatement.
The Galaxy S was released way back in March 2010. OK, in real terms that isn’t too long ago, but in the ludicrously advancing world of smartphones it’s a generation ago and although the Galaxy S was a great phone it’s already beginning to look a little tired so if this rumour turns out to be true then the upgrade better be a good one for Google to succeed.
A larger screen is hoped for, though not too large otherwise you’re basically looking at a Galaxy S tablet. Pixel density should be increased and the phone should most definitely be HD ready, which we think is pretty much a given. It should also be packing a major chip upgrade thanks to the boffins at ARM. The camera will be massive (not in terms of size but quality and features) and there may just be a surprise or two along the way as well.
Obviously, nothing’s certain, and if the Nexus Two does materialise it could still end up being a 30 quid bargain basement special with no camera, but sporting a particularly ineffective FM radio.