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Nexus Two Debunked Again: Sascha Segan Debunks Nexus Two rumors– Sort of

PC Mag’s mobile/Android guru Sascha Segan immediately went to work to dig out the truth behind the rumors originally reported on by androidandme.com and other sites. Although Taylor Wimberly is up in arms and preaching about the nexus two like he’s telling the world the sky is blue, there seems to be a little confusion.

As we reported here yesterday, Segan confirms that the Novembe 8th event for Samsung is not the Nexus 2 or the Nexus S. We know exactly what device it is and it’s a press event so that information is confidential until the event. Samsung will be bringing a new concept to the phone and it should be a great event.

Segan also confirms, which we also said, that Samsung is working on bringing an unlocked phone to the United States with the developer sector in mind. He also cites the story with photo mock ups and such about the “Nexus two” on gizmodo.com. It’s our policy here at thedroidguy to take what gizmodo says with a grain of salt, they are often, in fact very often extreme Apple loyalists. However that doesnt automatically discount their story.

Samsung is definitely working on something that appears to be unlocked, feature packed and could be the debut to Gingerbread on a device. We think that the words “Nexus Like Phone” got quickly turned into “Nexus Two”

In our own research we went straight to the US Patent and Trademark Office. Both Samsung and Google are meticulous about making sure their proprietary information is secure before releasing it to the press. We did discover that “Nexus One” is a Google trademark so it could be possible that google could take that name to another manufacturer, but given the many times that this has happened in the past, where one manufacturer rolls out the second edition to another manufacturers phone, it wasn’t likely. (for the record we couldn’t find any time that this has ever happened in the wireless industry).

We also found that Samsung hasn’t registered anything new in the last little while either. Sure you could go with the argument that these things take time to appear in a government regulated database however a quick check prior to the Galaxy S event showed all the Samsung trademarks in-tow.

Segan goes on to say that Samsung is doing a product launch even citing the name Continuum as the phone it is debuting, a dual screen Android device on Verizon Wireless. In the very first invitations sent out the file name for the picture invitation was “Continuuminvite final”. I realize how bad the community wants the Nexus Two or wait let me correct that now, a Nexus One like device, and Samsung is definitely working on an unlocked device so that developers can have access to important features, Vanilla Android and the latest releases. Samsung is very supportive of the developer community. Samsung has developer websites, regularly support developer conferences and has developer evangelists.

Hold your breath just a little longer something new from developers is on the way.

souce: PC Mag and The Good Ole Sascha Segan

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  1. uhhh.. the sidekick changed OEMs while still keeping the same branding.. from sharp, to moto, to sharp…

    and I dont get what Gizmodo being “Apple Loyalist” has anything to do with them having a source on the samsung vanilla android phone (the actual name and release date is just debating semantics)

    your debunking of the nexus two with the little evidence you have seems like your the one searching for page. I dont think anyone is debating the continiuum is being released the 8th, the real story is that theirs a samsung vanilla gingerbread device on the way and 2 major tech blogs have gotten word of it. End of story… seems kinda childish to be disputing not the device itself but the release date and frickin name which we all know can change in a heartbeat

  2. Clark I appreciate your candor here is what I have to say on this. First off, I carried a lot of information based on Taylor’s thoughts about the upcoming Motorola phone. I know his sources on that are good and I saw personally how hard he worked that lead.

    With this Samsung thing I am not disputing that there is a phone but Taylor is a smart guy and I can’t believe he doesnt, didn’t realize that the Press event on November 8th is for the continuum. He also knows from experience and the same shared connections that Samsung doesn’t make it a thing to release two devices at one mobile event.
    I haven’t spoken directly with Taylor on this, the last time I spoke with Taylor directly was at CTIA however I am almost certain that he knew all along the event on the 8th is the Continuum which is NOT the Nexus 2.

  3. It’s like you don’t read the whole posts or something. How do you take statements like this:

    “Some people will continue to argue over the name or exact reveal date, but we all know this phone is real now. I’ve said several times that the product name is not “Nexus Two”, but I will keep using it when referring to this Google-experience phone until the actual name is announced by Samsung.

    Others are also really stuck on the date and trying to use that to discredit the story, but does that really matter? My original source told me it was coming on November 8th (which I still believe), but someone else told me it would launch on November 11th. Either way, you will be able to get your hands on this phone soon.”

    and come up with a statement like this:

    “Taylor Wimberly is up in arms and preaching about the nexus two like he’s telling the world the sky is blue.”

    I don’t think he could possibly be clearer about what he is doing. He is just sharing his current info. The silly debunking posts are about as bad as the rumors.

    No one has concrete info. And even if they did, it could always change. Just report what you know, not what you think others don’t.

  4. Finally someone said it. I don’t believe all this Nexus 2/S talk. A new developer phone yes, but not announced this way. Google is too fond of themselves to let Samsung announce it for them. Just my .02

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