An interesting rumor is coming out of Android and Me today. According to the site, the upcoming Samsung event is going to be the unveiling of the Google Nexus Two. This phone will supposedly be running stock Android Gingerbread (3.0 or 2.3, version number unclear). We’ve been expecting an announcement regarding the next version of Android, but a new Nexus seemed unlikely.
The Nexus One, while generally positively regarded, didn’t sell very well. Carriers were nervous about supporting the stock Android phone and users could only buy it online. The Nexus One online store was closed, and even the support forums are going read-only soon. The Nexus One was made by long time Google partner HTC, but would Google contract Samsung to create a new Nexus?
This could end up just another situation like the Droid. Google officially backs a handset with a new version of Android, but the phone itself is managed by the manufacturer. What’s your take?