01-18-2011 08:16 AM
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  1. Baconator's Avatar
    According to Engadget Samsung is making a sorta Nexus S looking device that as T-Mobile's 3G radio frequencies. The model number of the device is really similar to the one of the Nexus S and they look alike. If it is a better version with Honeycomb like they said then I will be returning my Nexus and getting the upgraded version. Here is the link.

    Samsung GT-i9023 hits FCC: a new version of the Nexus S with Android 2.4? -- Engadget

    Tell me what you think!
    01-12-2011 06:02 PM
  2. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    This would be that huge slap in the face that many people said Samsung wouldn't do.
    01-12-2011 06:05 PM
  3. Baconator's Avatar
    This would be that huge slap in the face that many people said Samsung wouldn't do.
    IKR this would. I am REALLY hoping it will be the Vibrant 4G.
    01-12-2011 06:10 PM
  4. netninja's Avatar
    I would be super pissed if they released a Nexus S 2 only a month after they released the original nexus s and 2 days after I bought this device! Don't screw us Google and Samsung! If you do it, bye bye Android
    01-12-2011 06:58 PM
  5. Baconator's Avatar
    They better hurry and announce it because i can still return my nexus s
    01-12-2011 07:07 PM
  6. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    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.
    01-12-2011 07:15 PM
  7. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    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 07:15 PM
  8. KCphotog's Avatar
    Anyone recognize that video. Seems like old news already...lol
    01-12-2011 07:19 PM
  9. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    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.
    01-12-2011 07:26 PM
  10. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    ATT Nexus S?
    01-12-2011 07:42 PM
  11. Smokexz's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    01-12-2011 07:46 PM
  12. Baconator's Avatar
    ATT Nexus S?
    doubt it it says it has T-Mobile 3G
    01-12-2011 07:48 PM
  13. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    doubt it it says it has T-Mobile 3G
    Correction -- Engadget says it has T-Mobile 3G. The filing with the FCC says otherwise.

    But to be fair, half the info is missing -- I even had our resident expert on this sort of thing -- Mickey Papillion (the cell phone junkie) -- look at it and he agrees things are missing.
    01-12-2011 07:54 PM
  14. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    Sounds like AT&T 3G to me.
    01-12-2011 07:58 PM
  15. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    If this is the rumored nexus s with 4g dual core and 2.4 for gingerbread with support for dual core
    01-12-2011 08:05 PM
  16. Baconator's Avatar
    If this is the rumored nexus s with 4g dual core and 2.4 for gingerbread with support for dual core
    I will still be mad but will be one of the first to get it if it is. I can still sell my Nexus S and use the money I got to buy it.
    01-12-2011 08:11 PM
  17. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    If i got a nexus S i would change to a g2 then mytouch 4g, vibrant, just go back and forth until this the vibrant 2 and othwrs come out and try those never getting out of the 30 day window
    01-12-2011 08:23 PM
  18. Gone24's Avatar
    01-12-2011 08:41 PM
  19. Jalarm's Avatar
    Oh man, I'm gonna be so pissed if they do this!
    01-12-2011 09:08 PM
  20. TrivialTweeter's Avatar
    Correction -- Engadget says it has T-Mobile 3G. The filing with the FCC says otherwise.
    I want to agree with you, but am thrown off by the '850/1900 GSM/EDGE/GPRS and 1700 WCDMA/HSPA' spec listed next to Equipment (EUT) Type in the FCC image you posted.

    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.....
    01-12-2011 09:36 PM
  21. voghan's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk
    01-12-2011 11:55 PM
  22. Baconator's Avatar
    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 12:24 AM
  23. Gone24's Avatar
    Did people not read my post on page 2. It IS the european version...
    01-13-2011 12:47 AM
  24. Droid800's Avatar
    How could this be for T-mobile? Its missing the 2100 band, which is what all HSPA+ smartphones on T-mobile use, in addition to 1700. This could NOT be an HSPA+ smartphone for T-mobile without the 2100 band.
    01-13-2011 02:38 AM
  25. anon62607's Avatar
    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.
    01-13-2011 05:02 AM
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