by Derek Ross, 8 months ago
Android superhero Jean-Baptiste Queru has reminded us once again that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is in fact, a Nexus. It may not get updates in a timely manner. It may not get updates before other…
It’s that time of the year, Android fans, when Nexus rumors fly around on a regular basis. Word on the street is that Google will unveil at least one new Nexus smartphone at some point in the following weeks, although there’s nothing official from the Search giant yet.
Just recently we heard that LG will make this year’s high-end Nexus handset, although other Android handset makers are rumored to also release Nexus-branded products, including a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 (Galaxy Nexus Plus), a Sony Xperia Nexus, and an HTC Nexus 5.
Of those, the Galaxy Nexus 2 rumor has been the most prominent, as we’ve seen various leaks suggesting that Samsung is working on a Galaxy Nexus successor. The device, model number GT-I9260, has been spotted a few days ago on Carphone Warehouse’s website as the Galaxy Nexus Plus.
Today, we have one more leak originating from the same UK-based electronics retailer that mentions the device. This time around the handset is called “Samsung Nexus 2;” just take a look at the picture above that lists an accessory for the device, the “Invisishield for Samsung Nexus 2.”
That’s certainly an unfortunate association of terms – Samsung Nexus 2 – a product name the South Korean maker didn’t want to use for the Nexus Two (the second Nexus handset in the world, chronologically speaking, after the HTC Nexus One,) as, legend has it, Samsung believed it’s second to none in the business.
Getting back to the screen image above, we’ll also note that Carphone Warehouse lists a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, which would be a welcomed addition to Google’s tablet inventory. The Nexus 7 is currently available in 8GB and 16GB flavors only, with no microSD memory upgrade support – in fact, various reports suggested that the 16GB Nexus 7 tablet was more popular than the 8GB version when the tablet was launched a few months ago.
Not to mention that another report suggested in the previous weeks that Google will launch a $99 Nexus 7 by the end of the year. Considering today's leak, we wouldn't be surprised to see the existing 8GB and 16GB Nexus 7 versions get significant price cuts in time for Christmas, which would let Google release a budget-friendly 32GB model.
However, Carphone Warehouse is yet to reveal when thse two devices will actually be available, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Are you looking forward to buy the Galaxy Nexus 2 and/or the 32GB Nexus 7?
[Update] As our reader zymo pointed out in the comments, the person who provided this screenshot to Droid-Life came out to clarify that the “Samsung Nexus 2″ entry actually refers to the Nexus S, not to an upcoming Nexus phone.