The new Google Phone, the Nexus S, will soon become the new standard of Android devices simply because of Google’s involvement with the development process of the device. Now although the fact that it’s an “upgrade” from the Nexus One is debatable, users have shown great interest in the device and what better way to get it to more people than to release it on Verizon as well?

In the Samsung Nexus S contest rules the following bit of information is listed:

“The currently available Nexus S is a GSM device and is not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.”

Now this could mean a lot of things, but hopefully this means that Google has learned from their Nexus One being only available on T-Mobile and may push Samsung to release the device on other networks.

Also, it’s worth noting that @Samfirmware has gone and tweeted the following:

Latest news from Samsung insider its better to wait to buy this Nexus S. February!!!

This could give us a bit of a backbone to this rumor and potentially means that we will see a Samsung Nexus S on Verizon come February 2011.

[Via TalkAndroid]

  • Distortedloop

    Still not interested in this ever-so-slight upgrade to the current crop of Galaxy S phones…UNLESS the February 2011 Nexus S on Verizon is an LTE device, in which case, I’ll be first in line.

  • Deckard67

    I understand your complaints about the device, but if it gets a wide release on both CDMA and GSM networks, it will be a phone I would love to have.

    True, it might be only a slight upgrade, but one huge advantage with a Google device such as the nexus 1 or nexus s, is these owners would be the first to get the latest version of android, directly from Google.

    You don’t have to wait for your service provider or manufacturer to push out an update which seems to take ridiculously long.

  • 16309A

    If anything Google learned not to sell it web only. Don’t blame T-Mobile for the N1 “failure”.

    By saying wait till February could mean a million things–4G on tmo, expand memory, availiable on Sprint, etc.

  • Distortedloop

    @deckard67 I currently own a Galaxy S i9000; I’m sure the workings of that phone and the Nexus S are close enough that the ROM modders will have i9k versions of anything Google pushes out in a matter of days, if not sooner. The firmware might be compatible to begin with.

    I’m not dissing the Nexus S too much. If you don’t have a Galaxy S based device, the NS would be a great choice of phone, but it seems like a very small upgrade to what is essentially an 8 month old phone line; and in some regards, you could argue that the current phones are better choices. Example, if an external sdcard is more important to you than a front facing camera (I never use mine), then the Vibrant would probably a better choice for you.

    The thing that’s mind boggling with the T-Mo Nexus S is that they released it without the dual carrier (T-Mo and AT&T) radio that the Vibrant comes with, or with a HSPA+ “4G” radio. On T-Mo, it’s hard to think of something that doesn’t support their fastest network as the flagship phone, when a couple of lesser phones already do.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon sucks.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon sucks.