- 01-12-2011, 07:05 PM #2
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- 01-12-2011, 08:15 PM #6
What a joke. If this is infact an upgraded Nexus S I will laugh. Luckily I didn't buy a Nexus S. Mainly because I always felt that a new Nexus would be coming summer this year.
This is one of the downsides to android and it's really getting old. All this fragmentation and releasing new phones every month is ****ing over the consumer.Current Device: HTC Glacier (MT4G)
Rooted, Overclocked to 1.8Ghz
Running Gingerbread 2.3.1
- 01-12-2011, 08:15 PM #7
It could be what the HTC Desire was to the Nexus One. A "Samsung" released phone of the Nexus S with more features and "4G." Of course, this will mean it'll have OEM skins and bloatware.
But I've been reevaluating how I feel about the Nexus line, and I'm beginning to think unless you're a developer, we're imagining this disparity between clean Android and OEM skins. The fact of the matter is stock Gingerbread hasn't liberated us from the issues which we unapologetically shun those skins for; how they hamper the experience, slow the phone down, etc. These problems still exist to some degree in stock Gingerbread. Some problems, in fact, seem even more glaring (random ringtone changes, rebooting during phone calls, etc). Granted, a clean Google Android is still preferred over OEM skins, but we're really imagining this disparity between a clean Android experience and OEM skins. Likewise, we blow out of proportion the audacity of bloatware. Yes, it's junk, and no, we don't want to see them, but do they do any real harm? The answer which no one wants to admit is no.
- 01-12-2011, 08:19 PM #8
- 01-12-2011, 08:26 PM #9
Some things in the FCC filing are incomplete, or possibly covered under the confidentiality agreement, but the radio bands sure don't look like HSPDA+ to me.
With the info that's given, there isn't enough to go by to say what it is. I'm not hanging it out there on the blog, so I'll post it here
GSM 850/1900 happens to be the same frequencies as the original iPhone. Draw your own conclusions.ಠ_ಠ
- 01-12-2011, 08:42 PM #10
- 01-12-2011, 08:46 PM #11
Samsung is officially the king of Android, they have managed to WOW us SEVERAL times, however... this is not the wow I wanted... if the thing I bought a month ago already has a successor, what's the point of even purchasing the previous device? You are going to replace it within a matter of weeks. I understand the Galaxy line is already 6 or 7 months old, but the Nexus S is barely a month old. I am either going with a new colour, or a carrier branded version. While the carrier branded version seems unlikely ( we know T-Mobiles network works on the original Nexus S anyways) it could be a new colour, but with a new model number? This is just weird, I assumed it was for more bands, maybe a CDMA Nexus? No, another Nexus S that works on T-Mobile. At least, that's what it looks like right now.
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- 01-12-2011, 08:54 PM #13ಠ_ಠ
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- 01-12-2011, 10:08 PM #19
- 01-12-2011, 10:36 PM #20
Looks to me like it's headed to T-Mobile
1700MHz would be T-Mobile's HSPA frequency.....The specs for the iPhone 4 show GSM (AT&T) model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) - Note the lack of the 1700MHz spectrum
So the 1700MHz HSPA spec listed in the FCC makes it look like a 3G (or should I say '4G', lol) T-Mobile device.....BB 8320>G1>BB 8900>BB 9700>G2>Nexus S>Droid Charge>Droid Bionic>Droid RAZR>Galaxy Nexus>GE Galaxy S4
- 01-13-2011, 12:55 AM #21
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Any chance this is a hardware replacement for the current Nexus s? Maybe the rebooting issue is a manufacturing defect. Something they can't fix via software. Maybe they are getting out in front if this in a hurry? It seems too bizarre to come out with another Nexus S weeks after the first was released.
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Oh I know! It is probably the European Version. The reason it had to go through the FCC again is because the European version will not have a S-Amoled it will have a S-LCD. It will have some differences but not a lot. Just enough for it to have to go through the FCC again.
- 01-13-2011, 01:47 AM #23
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- 01-13-2011, 06:02 AM #25
I think they refer to UMTS band IV as 1700 mhz, which uses 1700 for uplink (reverse channel) and 2100 for downlink (forward channel). There are a couple other UMTS bands referred to as 1700 though (IX for example), so this isn't certain to be the case.