One more handset runs Android 2.4, is it an improved Nexus S?

One more handset runs Android 2.4, is it an improved Nexus S?
Here are the facts - a handset with model number GT-i9023 paid a visit to the FCC with the AWS 3G band, which happens to be the spectrum T-Mobile uses. Moreover, Samsung GT-i9023 sounds pretty much like Samsung GT-i9020, which is, yes, you guessed it right - the model number of the Google Nexus S (while i9000 was the original Galaxy S). Furthermore, in a leaked video, a handset, which is strangely reminiscent of the Nexus S, has a baseband version starting with i9023. On top of that, it runs Android 2.4.

As we reported to you, this version of Android may be a minor Gingerbread update in the same way 2.1 updated Eclair 2.0, Ice Cream (Sandwich) or... a configuration error.

To make the mystery even bigger, this handset received both Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certification and some European retailers are calling this handset a "Black Silver" Nexus S.

With all these leaked details, it's virtually certain that we'll have some kind of announcement for this Samsung GT-i0923 model very soon. What's your opinion on this interesting story?

source: FCC via Engadget and BestBoyZ



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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

i'm huge fan of android, but these updates and dessert OS rumors are getting out of hand. Barely anyone has 2.3, and a lot of people still dont have 2.2.

3. donzere88 unregistered

I agree with you. i am also a big android fan but this is the reason i miss iOS, the android updates are just not organized i mean some phones like my vibrant still has 2.1 while some people are running 2.3/2.4 is just ridiculous

2. yesman unregistered

Amen testman22

4. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

Thats why you don't get a bottom feeder android phone, or one with a ridiculous UI overlay like the touch wiz on the galaxy S phones. The closer your phone is to base android, and the better the specs, the faster you'll get your software updates.

5. Univice

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I don't know if that's a photo of a real device or what but it doesn't look like a finished product. Look at the spelling of "number" they spelled "nummer". I haven't seen any misspellings like that in my galaxy s model.

6. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

its german

7. Wardski unregistered

BWAHAHAHAHHAH!

8. j-snika unregistered

did you notice that it says nexus s right under modellnummer

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