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Updated Nexus S Going Through FCC?

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Are Google and Samsung providing a slightly modified version of the Nexus S? The Nexus S, just released a few weeks ago as the second-generation Google phone as the GT-9020 model number, may be succeeded by a phone with similar rounded and curved edges by the model number of GT-9023. The device in question was seen strutting through the FCC with T-Mobile USA’s AWS 3G frequencies.

The Samsung 9023 model number phone was recently seen passing WiFi and Bluetooth certifications as well. European retailers are saying that the model is a Black Silver Nexus S.

Though Android 2.4, codenamed Ice Cream, may come pre-loaded on the Nexus S, a software update doesn’t usually necessitate having the phone re-certified at the FCC. Speculation has it that the phone may come with faster HSPA+ radio support to keep up with T-Mobile’s evolving 4G network or some alterations to the hardware. The minor hardware radio refresh is likely given that Samsung is already working on a T-Mobile Vibrant 4G, adding a faster radio and front-facing camera to the device.

The phone, which was recently in the news for a faulty radio, could also see that issue resolved through a hardware fix as well, though it’s likely that a software patch may be the answer to dropped calls.

Via: Engadget

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2 Comments

  1. W!LL

    01/13/2011 at 3:11 am

    why people keep calling android ice cream sandwich 2.4 ppl android gingerbread is 2.3 honeycomb which is the next version of android is 3.0, and the reason why is 3.0 is because is a big update to the android UI…….. so remember 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 are still GINGERBREAD ……………………………………Thank You

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  2. VuLN

    01/20/2011 at 3:24 am

    Well, good news for me, thanks!

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