Google might release Nexus Two next month

Neowin has just learned from an inside source close to Google that they are hard at work on the successor of the Nexus One, dubbed the Nexus Two.

Although not too much information has been revealed about the Nexus Two, the tipster has revealed Google is going to release it within the next month. With other rumors of Android 3.0 in the wild, running on what looks to be the Nexus One, which could actually be the first image of the Nexus Two, shows the device running a new firmware with a piece of paper covering the top of the phone.

Nexus One may not have sold a lot of units, around 135,000 units in the first three months, and was even dropped by Sprint due to poor sales and because its bigger competition, the HTC EVO 4G, was about to debut for release.

Google stopped shipping the Nexus One earlier this month, closing its online store so consumers couldn't purchase the phone directly from the company themselves.

According to our source, the Nexus Two is set to release next month, but no pricing, date or technical specs were released, but Google is secretly working on the Nexus Two. One thing is for sure, Google will need to make this release a good one if they want to compete with Apple's iPhone 4, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, and the HTC EVO 4G.

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a big fuss was made over nexus one, google have always had a ADP device.
G1, Magic and Nexus One they will will make another Android Developer phone.

They have G1 and Nexus one(N1), both names end with the "one".
I think the next model should also follow the same pattern, so no Nexus 2, may be U1, "Unite one"?

Now see I would've bought a Nexus One. Why didn't I? Sprint dropped it. So I got a Hero.

Please, Google, if you do make a Nexus Two... get it on Sprint and don't put 4G in it. I am not paying that fee!

Silverskull said,
Now see I would've bought a Nexus One. Why didn't I? Sprint dropped it. So I got a Hero.

I had the Hero and changed it for a Nexus One and I can tell you that getting a Hero instead of a Nexus One is bonkers! The N1 is running laps around the Hero and is the most fantastic device I have ever owned. I will definately get any successor as long as they keep it free from hw keyboards, even if I have to go to the USA to get it.

I dont really believe it's true, because I actually believe google saying they have no need to release nexus two, and considering the online store in the US was kind of a failure.
Of course, google could be pulling an apple. iPhone/iPad weren't supposed to happen at some point either.

The only thing that would me inclined to believe google is releasing a nexus two, is the fact that the nexus one is not sold in the US at all any more.

Really would like to test a Nexus One, want to see Android without all that crap that HTC (Sence) put on it.

SK[ said,]Really would like to test a Nexus One, want to see Android without all that crap that HTC (Sence) put on it.

Sense is crap? Ok... just go over to XDA and get yourself a custom ROM that doesn't have sense or a shell running on top of Android.

/- Razorfold said,

Sense is crap? Ok... just go over to XDA and get yourself a custom ROM that doesn't have sense or a shell running on top of Android.

Yes but the parents point is you shouldn't have to. As the owner of a device you've paid money for I think its reasonable to expect that one can uninstall the software that comes with it. I for one hope Google do make a nexus 2 because I want a pure android experience I don't want Sense and I don't want touchwiz, let me disable it without having to root the phone. Lets not forget software updates from google is a plus.

If google release it in the US and Europe on all networks and sell it without a contract too then there's no reason why the phone should bomb. If they put some bigger batteries in it too then they'll defiantly succeed (but there I go on my dreamy little tangents)

/- Razorfold said,
Then go do a google search

I did one, found this in like 5 seconds:
http://home.leakdroid.com/2010...le-steps-on-the-htc-desire/
Also, the nexus one was made by HTC

Thanks for the advise but I know about google's search oddly enough and i've already seen that site and it doesn't actually work; I have 3 mates with the phone from various networks you can kill sense ui but you can't disable or uninstall and as soon as you hit the home button its loaded again, it won't bloody die! I don't know if the unlocked phones are different in this instance but the ones in the UK you get from Orange, three, vodafone etc you can't

hey are this news is wrong, stupid or what. the device running a new firmware with a piece of paper covering the top of the phone is nexus two. come on man, you see the model number, it said "NEXUS ONE"... what a stupid rumor

Everything Google try is getting bigger and moving fast forward to what they wish to accomplish.
but so far,almost 70% is [half-bake]

mayamaniac said,
They said "no Nexus Two", but they didn't say "no Nexus II".

hahah
i can see this one really happening all jokes aside

Sounds good! Would love to have Google keep up with the Nexus. I own Nexus One and love it, hopefully it'll last me a few years, but seeing Google keep working on their phones is a big plus to me. =)

I was thinking today that it would be cool if they made a Nexus Two for LTE. That way they would cover 3 phone networks -- possibly 4 if Tmo and Spring merger rumor is real.

Is the source Cleo? A local psychic? The source provided no details other than 'sometime, somewhere, a Nexus Two is coming' which is suspect in itself combined with 'close' to Google (i.e. not in Google) usually means some factory worker in a manufacturing plant somewhere who received some new fab designs for something resembling a phone from a supplier associated with Google.

This is non-news imo. Google rarely (if ever?) backpedal on their position and I doubt this will be an exception.

ascendant123 said,
Is the source Cleo? A local psychic? The source provided no details other than 'sometime, somewhere, a Nexus Two is coming' which is suspect in itself combined with 'close' to Google (i.e. not in Google) usually means some factory worker in a manufacturing plant somewhere who received some new fab designs for something resembling a phone from a supplier associated with Google.

This is non-news imo. Google rarely (if ever?) backpedal on their position and I doubt this will be an exception.


They can't change their mind because....?

Owen Williams said,

They can't change their mind because....?

Of course they can. But why would they in this instance. There's no logic behind it.

Owen Williams said,

They can't change their mind because....?

Can't isn't the right word to use here. They certainly can. History says they don't. Combine that with no new information or market research that indicates a Nexus Two would be any more of a seller then the Nexus One and you get fluff. In fact by all accounts the Nexus One is still quite a good phone that didn't have very many complaints and is very current with other smart phones.

It simply doesn't make sense at this point. If a Nexus Two was coming we would be seeing marketing--and A LOT of it--because Google learned the hard way that marketing is what sells phones not your hardware or software.

If this is true, I just hope they enable the multi-color track ball, Wireless N wifi controller, and the FM tuner / transmitter that disabled on the Nexus One.

Hrm, could be interesting. I still have my n1 didn't get the Galaxy S yet, was thinking about it though.

Owen Williams said,
Just because Google *says* there will be no nexus two, doesn't mean there wont be one

They've been pretty adamant that there's no need, just like Microsoft has said there's been no need for a Blu-Ray add-on for the 360. I really don't see the point of Google doing this since the original was such a colossal failure, even if it was a good phone. The Android phone market has rapidly improved, which really negates the need for a new phone from Google. Really don't see the point at all.

Ayepecks said,

They've been pretty adamant that there's no need, just like Microsoft has said there's been no need for a Blu-Ray add-on for the 360. I really don't see the point of Google doing this since the original was such a colossal failure, even if it was a good phone. The Android phone market has rapidly improved, which really negates the need for a new phone from Google. Really don't see the point at all.

I think you are missing the true point of the nexus one. It exists to show how stock Android functions as a phone. It's important to keep in mind that no major phone released this year has done so without a skin running on top of it. The Nexus One is basically "reference hardware" which Google has been using to develop Android with (previously it was likely the G1). It's also a good developer phone since it came without a contract.

dagamer34 said,

I think you are missing the true point of the nexus one. It exists to show how stock Android functions as a phone. It's important to keep in mind that no major phone released this year has done so without a skin running on top of it. The Nexus One is basically "reference hardware" which Google has been using to develop Android with (previously it was likely the G1). It's also a good developer phone since it came without a contract.


Um, not really.

Nexus One was done for many reasons. To push the Android hardware, to experiment with new channels, things like that. Yes, it is a reference platform. But Google has no problem with skins or anything like that, and there are plenty of Android phones out there without skins.

I don't see your point.

Ayepecks said,
I don't see your point.

You said the original phone was a colossal failure. How? Because it didn't sell as many as an iPhone? Do you believe they intended the Nexus One to sell millions?

AfroTrance said,

You said the original phone was a colossal failure. How? Because it didn't sell as many as an iPhone? Do you believe they intended the Nexus One to sell millions?


- Because it sold exceptionally poorly.
- Because Google barely broke even.
- Because Sprint stop selling it.
- Because their new channel structure proved to not work well.
- Because service carriers didn't care for it.

Ayepecks said,

- Because it sold exceptionally poorly.
- Because Google barely broke even.
- Because Sprint stop selling it.
- Because their new channel structure proved to not work well.
- Because service carriers didn't care for it.

-They mostly soldt it from their webpage and you had to use proxy to get it if you live outside the USA
-I have not seen one single ad for the Nexus One anywhere, if they really planned to make heaps of dough selling it, they would market it.

I was thinking about getting another Android Phone because Google said they wouldn't be releasing a successor to the Nexus. Guess now I'll hold out to see if this rumour is true.

This could **** off a lot of recent Galaxy S purchasers.
I went for the S in the end because of the SuperAMOLED and the fixed multitouch, but I really wanted a stock android phone for immediate updates from Google.

yakumo said,
This could **** off a lot of recent Galaxy S purchasers.
I went for the S in the end because of the SuperAMOLED and the fixed multitouch, but I really wanted a stock android phone for immediate updates from Google.

I don't see how it could **** them off. At best it would just make them wish they waited for a bit before buying the Galaxy S.

Its the tech industry, things change very fast. However, the Galaxy S will still remain a very good phone and the Super amoled screen is awesome.

yakumo said,
This could **** off a lot of recent Galaxy S purchasers.
I went for the S in the end because of the SuperAMOLED and the fixed multitouch, but I really wanted a stock android phone for immediate updates from Google.

The Galaxy S is a stunning phone and I couldn't care less about the Nexus Two

yakumo said,
This could **** off a lot of recent Galaxy S purchasers.
I went for the S in the end because of the SuperAMOLED and the fixed multitouch, but I really wanted a stock android phone for immediate updates from Google.

dont regret the galaxy s purchase. At the worst it will be rooted and you will get near instant releases from the hacker community. Clean android 2.2 or sense android 2.2 (its really the only good android skin) on my vibrant sounds sooooo good.

/- Razorfold said,

I don't see how it could **** them off. At best it would just make them wish they waited for a bit before buying the Galaxy S.

Its the tech industry, things change very fast. However, the Galaxy S will still remain a very good phone and the Super amoled screen is awesome.

Exactly, this attitude ****es me right off tbh - there is always something better if wait a little, but that means constantly waiting!

Companies are not obliged to let you know what their plans are, because letting you know is letting competitors know, regardless of what your opinion is they have very competent marketing people making these decisions who know a dam sight more than you.

So wait if you want - I'm holding out for a 10Ghz quad core, 25BG ram phone using quantum dot technology and a whopping 25TB of storage on a ultra micro SD card with a 25Gps sustained transfer rate, internal HD projector and 10.1 surround sound output over bluetooth 10.3 dolby profile....................................

Or I could get the best available right now, and then next time do the same thing - kinda keeps revolving it does..

yakumo said,
This could **** off a lot of recent Galaxy S purchasers.
I went for the S in the end because of the SuperAMOLED and the fixed multitouch, but I really wanted a stock android phone for immediate updates from Google.

Just wait for CyanogenMod...

Owen Williams said,

How often do companies say one thing and actually mean another?

Yeah, I remember when the first rumors came out about Google entering the mobile phone business, they denied it officially... and what do you know several months later they had Nexus One out...

Euphoria said,

Yeah, I remember when the first rumors came out about Google entering the mobile phone business, they denied it officially... and what do you know several months later they had Nexus One out...


Nexus One sale was stopped because they ran out of stock. Their AMOLED supplier is backed up due to large demand from cell phone manufacturers so there won't be any new ones anytime soon unless they choose to use LCD screens.

Jebadiah said,

Nexus One sale was stopped because they ran out of stock. Their AMOLED supplier is backed up due to large demand from cell phone manufacturers so there won't be any new ones anytime soon unless they choose to use LCD screens.

I wasnt commenting on why Nexus left the market but on Nexus One entering the mobile phone market.
A year before it happened there were rumors that Google is working on a phone, which Google itself denied... but in that time Google was also working closely with Apple, so maybe that had to do something with it...