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

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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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posted on 13 Jan 2011, 10:44 1

1. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 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.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 16:45 1

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

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 13:12

2. yesman (unregistered)

Amen testman22

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 17:04 1

4. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 17:25

5. Univice (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 17:39 1

6. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)

its german

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 18:32

7. Wardski (unregistered)


posted on 26 Jan 2011, 10:50

8. j-snika (unregistered)

did you notice that it says nexus s right under modellnummer

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