Is this the Google Nexus S? [Update x3: Live Shots]

Earlier we wrote about an alleged Google Nexus S phone that would be the successor to the outgoing Nexus One. The name appeared in a Best Buy ad with a mention of the T-Mobile network. If you head to Best Buy Mobile’s website right now, you can see an image of a never-before-seen device that looks to have similar design to the Galaxy S series of devices. Is this the Nexus S? Perhaps. Also note the use of green icons in the notification bar, plus the green coloring on the web browser icon on the bottom of the screen, which may indicate that this device is running Android 2.3 (which promises to be more green).

Update: It looks like Engadget is all over this story, first identifying the Nexus S as the Samsung GT-i9020 which recently passed the FCC, and now coming up with what are supposedly actual photos of the device (two of which are pictured below). According the the write-up, the photos were taken about a month ago, at either Google or Samsung properties. First impressions? This does indeed look a lot like a Galaxy S, right down to the frustratingly-invisible “hardware” buttons up front.



Update 2: Android News and Reviews Blog has posted a photo that supposedly depicts a November 14th start to Best Buy’s Nexus S displays, where the newest Google phone will allegedly receive coveted endcap space. ANR Blog claims that a BB employee allowed the photo to be taken of a confidential company screenshot. (via: Android Police)

Update 3: The leaks just keep on coming, as Phandroid has posted a purported Best Buy internal screenshot listing a few of the Nexus S specs, including a five-megapixel camera and 1500mAh battery. As suspected, it looks like T-Mobile will be the carrier, with support for 7.2mbps HSPA+ and global roaming (but no AT&T bands) seemingly confirmed as well.

Source: Best Buy Mobile

Via: Engadget

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Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.