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FCC hints Samsung readying tweaked Nexus S with Android 2.4

updated 11:35 pm EST, Wed January 12, 2011

Samsung i9023 at FCC hints at new Nexus S

Samsung and Google may be quietly working on an upgraded version of the Nexus S just months after it shipped. An FCC filing has shown a GT-i9023 closely related to the Nexus S (i9020) and using the same T-Mobile 3G bands. While not a direct clue by itself, the discovery has been accompanied by a leaked video (below) of a Nexus S running Android 2.4, implying that it may be a minor revision of the Nexus S updated for a new version of Google's OS.

It's unknown what, if any, hardware changes would be made to the Nexus S in the i9023. The most obvious candidate would be the 21Mbps HSPA+ 3G of the Vibrant 4G, which could be used to keep the new reference Android phone current. Other phones recently unveiled could be clues, such as the Infuse 4G's 1.2GHz processor.

An FCC approval implies a relatively close launch. The nearest opportunity is Mobile World Congress in mid-February, although the T-Mobile support makes CTIA in late March or even Google I/O in May more probable. [via Engadget]





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