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The Nexus S Was Almost the Nexus Two

December 9, 2010 - Written By Scott Beard

Sometimes success is all in the name. The recently announced Google Nexus S from Samsung didn’t always have the name it now does. This was partly due to the manufacturer  not wanting to make “a sequel to the world’s first superphone,” according to its CEO Eric Schmidt. Thats right, the Nexus S was originally to be called the Nexus Two.

News from website  TechCrunch is that the final name change for the smartphone came from Samsung not wanting to be number two in any aspect. They wanted their new device to stand apart from the original Nexus One, so that it could be its own superphone. As previously reported, the Nexus S is stacking up to be just that.

The phone will launch with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), already one-upping every other device on the market. The only things that could have pushed the Nexus S over the top would have been the inclusion of a dual-core processor and 4G capability. We can’t always get what we want, at least not just yet. The device is shaping up to be a hit with Android consumers either way. We’ll all find out come December 16th.

Source: Techcrunch, IntoMobile