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As Nexus season progresses, and as we approach Google's October 29th event, rumors and speculation are reaching a fever pitch. Tonight, we caught sight of a story over at Gizmo Fusion pointing out a suspicious Sprint landing page potentially teasing Samsung's mythical Galaxy Nexus 2 so many fans have been hoping for.

The page in question (which one of our readers, Freak4Dell, also noticed) is Sprint's landing page for the original Galaxy Nexus which, for at least two days now, has had an interesting title – "Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 – 4g Android Smartphone from Sprint".

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Just in case anybody out there took this as a sign that their Galaxy Nexus 2 prayers would definitely be answered, we should point out that this almost certainly doesn't tease an unannounced device.

For starters, landing pages are rarely (if ever) recycled with different titles for new products. Further, the "4g" is a bit suspicious – this would be the first time in recent memory any carrier used a lowercase "g" when taking one of many chances to remind us what kind of connectivity our prospective smartphone has.

Finally, the only device some thought may be a new Samsung Nexus (the i9260) has been widely discredited as a different phone, perhaps called the Galaxy Premier, and modeled after the SIII, and it doesn't look likely that we'll see more than one Nexus phone, or even one from Samsung, this season.

In the end, it looks like Sprint's page title slipup is nothing more than an admittedly amusing typo.

Source: Gizmo Fusion, Sprint

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • monoik

    It would be cool though, wouldn't it?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Early on, I was hoping for a Galaxy Nexus continuation - the original GN is a gorgeous device.

      • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

        Agreed, it was the first Android phone that made me jump ship from Nokia.

  • http://twitter.com/namd88 Nam Dang

    Only if Google improved Galaxy Nexus battery life, pumped up the amount of RAM and put a new quad core processor with some LTE chip. We'll have a gorgeous device

    • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

      Didn't you just describe the LG Nexus?

      • http://twitter.com/namd88 Nam Dang

        I have nothing concrete on the LG Nexus. And judging from the newest LG Phone, which supposedly the Nexus 4 is based on, I don't have high hope for battery performance.

        • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

          The S4 has been shown to be very battery efficient. And the size of the battery in the Nexus 4, I'm pretty sure, won't be 1500, but closer the battery on this new LG, it will be around 2000.

          I'm guessing some of LG's software is causing battery drain, there's no technical reason per se to think that the battery on the new Nexus should be bad.

          • Doug Woodard

            Except the fact that all smart phones have terrible battery life!

          • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

            "Bad battery life" is a relative term, and the frame of reference are other smartphones.

        • Sudsington

          That was a prototype apparently. The battery it contained may not be its battery capacity during production.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

        ok well as of now they speculate the new one to only have 8GB with no SD slot, which would be a complete flop...I have faith that Google wouldn't do this but who knows until the 29th...everything up until then is going to be speculation.

    • peacekeeper05

      ahm? Nexus 4?

      • monoik

        Not the same for me. Curved screen FTW.

        • peacekeeper05

          Okay, I'd rather have an RGB non pentile display than the Amoled used on the GNex.

          • monoik

            Fair enough, that'd be a welcome enhancement. But, to be honest, the PenTile on the GNex isn't as apparent and irritating as on, say, Nexus One.

          • Adrian Meredith

            Pentile or not you can't really tell the difference at this resolution. I much prefer it over ips

          • mgamerz

            Its very noticeable on mine, grainy everywhere... even my atrix had a better pen tile screen...

          • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

            Yea, Anandtech even reported that the dot-pitch is physically too low to notice pentile! That's why images/videos look so clear, there's none of the blurring. The only thing of note is the wonky white reproduction (blueish hue) though that's not egregious in my opinion

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694276815 Tim Marshall

      and popped in an IPS panel to replace the pentile ( I like NON pentile AMOLED)

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        Meh, I dont see anything that bothers me until I turn the brightness all the way to the minimum and in real world situations everyone compliments the screen. The reso it too high for pentile to matter to anyone but the most anal (and they have to imagine they can tell the difference).

        • vitriolix

          Agreed. I just can't see subpixels at all on my GN screen. The anti-pentile hype is justified for other screens, but not this one.

    • Harjit Sahota

      Dont forget;
      AND A NEW VERSION OF ANDROID :D

      (caps, sry)

    • Ivan

      Just by that your already asking for a battery drainer. No quad core phone so far that I heard had good battery life

      • CordellCollins

        the lg optimus g has the most powerful qoud-core processor yet it has better battery life than the s III, weird right?

        • http://twitter.com/jsarino James Sarino

          I believe it's due to the processor going into dual-core mode for simpler tasks, then switching to quad-core more for higher intensive tasks. If rumors are true, 8 GB of onboard memory is pretty paltry. I guess we'll know for sure when everything is official.

        • cliffordRosenberg

          I'm not sure about being compared to the SIII, but I've heard the battery life isn't that great
          http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/10/17/optimus-g-review-has-lg-finally-entered-the-big-leagues/

          I hope it's not true though because the Nexus 4 is supposed to basically be the Optimus G, and I'm really considering buying the Nexus 4 when it lands. if the battery life is as bad as I've read however, I will probably pass.

  • Spoken Word™

    If it's nothing more than a typo, why hype it up when you know using Nexus in a story is going to cause people to flock to it? Oh, wait, I get it.... #ClickBait

    • DavidKeith

      because if it turns out to be true (whatever small chance it may be) you can always pull the... #YouHeardItFirstHere :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We're pointing out something interesting on the official Nexus page of the 3rd largest carrier in the U.S. And we're not screaming "look, new Nexus !!11One."

  • http://twitter.com/xplodwild Guillaume

    "it doesn't look likely that we'll see more than one Nexus phone, or even one from Samsung, this season." ... We have one potentially from Sony and one from LG, I can't see why Samsung and htc couldn't join the game too (+ all the rumors months ago about multiple nexuses)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      The Sony one is likely a fake. So far we haven't seen anything believable outside of the LG prototype.

  • http://twitter.com/kapsidi Vasilis Kourtis

    ...or maybe they have an algorithm to produce the titles using the words "Samsung", "S", "Nexus", "Galaxy", "4G", "Sprint" etc.
    Maybe they are testing the algorithm and had chosen by mistake the "uppercase first letter" option. This would explain the lowercase "g".

  • Freak4Dell

    If I knew it would result in a story, I'd have tipped it instead of mentioning it in a random comment that was probably made late at night.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Virtual slaps were given out to you last night.

  • John

    Does anyone have the latest on the Nexus 2? Or any new Nexus phones for that matter? The S3 is too big for my liking and I'm already bored of this iPhone 5

    • Simon Belmont

      In case you didn't read. The Galaxy Nexus 2 doesn't exist.

      It ended up being the Galaxy Premier. The next Nexus phone is likely the LG Nexus 4, which is based off of the LG Optimus G and we'll find out on Oct 29th (probably).

      • John

        Okay thanks! I just skimmed through this article looking for pictures of the phone :p.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schneitz

    This sounds like a better buy than what Apple is coming out with now. Ivan is right, Droid has to do something about their battery life.

  • juan

    troll!! nexus will come! i need it to!! ahhh!!!

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