Samsung could release a rebranded Nexus S variant

Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm by Andy
Nexus S

Samsung version on it's way?

The Google Nexus S has been available for almost a week but now Samsung looks ready to remove the Google branding and rename the underlying hardware as the Galaxy S2, in order to make the most out of this cutting edge smartphone which it manufactures in-house.

This would be a repeat of the steps taken by HTC earlier in 2010, when it launched the Nexus One for Google and then slapped its own software and an improved optical trackpad onto the bare bones of the phone, to create the Desire, one of the most highly praised handsets in recent memory.

Reports in a Korean newspaper have hinted at the plans for the Samsung Galaxy S2, which means specs including Android 2.3, Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities and a curved four inch Super AMOLED display, would be available under an alternative brand name.

Samsung will probably choose to put its own user interface over the top of the vanilla Android offering, just as HTC did when it added Sense to the Desire, so users would be getting a different experience to the Nexus S if they opt for the Galaxy S2 as an alternative.