AT&T to get its own Galaxy Nexus in the form of Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD
0. phoneArena 09 Jan 2012, 13:31 posted on
If you thought AT&T will be left out of the Galaxy Nexus gravy train, you thought wrong. The carrier will be getting its own version, called the mouthful Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, in LTE flavor, of course, and with the well-known 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixels...
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1. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
In no way is this a nexus device. I see nothing about it sporting ICS when it hits and no matter what it will have touchwiz along with a locked bootloader.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If it still has hardware buttons then it's not the Galaxy Nexus. It may have similar hardware, but it's not the Nexus.
18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i agree.. although personally i like the hardware buttons much more than the software ones.. but isnt this like almost the exact same as gII and skyrocket already on att..
3. jove39 (Posts: 1741; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
No word about ICS and those capacitive buttons at bottom have left me thinking!
6. jove39 (Posts: 1741; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
yeah...i understand that...but it doesn't make much sense to me...top+4.65" display+bottom(with buttons)...how long this phone is going to be...long like a tv remote ;)
7. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
The bottom four capacitive buttons do not take up much space. On my friends Nexus, the bottom space where the capacitive buttons would be about the same as on my Galaxy S 2. So I imagine this would have the rough size/shape as the Nexus.
4. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Why do they make such long names...Will you either call it the galaxy 2 or the skyrocket. ..
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
aw lol! poor Skyrocket owners thinking they were better than Galaxy S II owners for waiting. xD
17. Nathan (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Same here! At least the only difference is an HD screen, if it comes out in white I will be super angry.
10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Ill wait till or if AT&T gets the Galaxy Nexus my upgrade is due at the end of Feb. Or until i see A HTC ICS lands on AT&T
11. snowgator (Posts: 3547; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Wouldn't they just call it the Nexus? All the other carriers just call it the Nexus.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5710; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's not the Nexus. the only things they have in common is the display and LTE.
13. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
That is a mouthful. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. If I'm not mistaken, can't you just purchased the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus LTE model.? Would it work with AT&T's LTE or no.?
14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I don't think the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus is LTE, which is what makes Verizon's version special, it's CDMA and LTE. I might be wrong though, haven't had a chance to check
15. Nathan (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
I just got the Sckyrocket in white and now there is one with an HD screen, buyer's remorse. :P Now I know how the HTC Titan owners feel about the Titan S with its 16mp camera.
16. skymitch89 (Posts: 1283; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
There are 2 main things that make this device different from the Galaxy Nexus; the fact that this doesn't have ICS, and the fact that this has Samsung's TouchWiz UI. Just because it's similar hardware wise to the Galaxy Nexus doesn't make it At&t's version of the Galaxy Nexus.
19. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Great FAKE...This far from the real Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Others can fake all they want but the real deal resides on Verizon and nothing else comes close to comparing
22. TheTardisTraveller (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Um buddy, The Galaxy Nexus made by Samsung and so is the GS2 Skyrocket. Why would Samsung try to fake their own phone. I do agree that the Skyrocket is pointless though, even though the Skyrocket has better specs I'd rather have the original GS2.
20. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
This writer is terrible. Next time do some research before jumping into rubbish conclusions.
This phone is not a Nexus device. Fact!
Samsung released two Galaxy SII variants late last year exclusive to South Korea in form of Galaxy SII LTE and Galaxy SII HD.
AT&T got Galaxy SII LTE as the Galaxy SII Skyrocket LTE and will now get the Galaxy SII HD this year as Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD.
21. Elwhite1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
My question is will it have ANDROID Ice Cream sandwich (4.0) like the Verizon Nexus. On the description page it has it using Android 2.3. Android 4.0 is kinda the whole point of getting the Nexus, without it, its just a minor upgrade to the GS2 Skyrocket.