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Photo Taken With Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 (GT-i9260)?

The GT-i9260 could potentially be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2. Since the original Galaxy Nexus rolls with the model number GT-i9250, it would make sense that the next version of it would jump up in numbering sequence. To add to that thought, remember that Samsung almost always keeps follow-up phones on a similar model number scheme, much like we have seen with the Galaxy S (i9000) to S2 (i9100) to S3 (i9300). 

So if the the GT-i9260 is the new Galaxy Nexus, then the first photos taken with it have been uploaded to Picasa. No real information is given other than the f/2.65 aperture and 4mm focal length. The pictures are most definitely not taken at full resolution, so it’s tough to tell if this will be an upgraded 8MP camera or not.

In one of the photos, we do have someone using a Samsung laptop and the mention of Bluetooth on a spreadsheet, but that could be a coincidence and not phone related. In the past though, Picasa has been a great source to find the first mentions of unreleased phones.

Other than random rumors, we know nothing about this phone. Most are expecting it to look almost identical to the original Galaxy Nexus, but with an upgraded 4.65″ display, more RAM, and a better processor.

If there is indeed a Galaxy Nexus 2, are you interested?

Via:  Picasa | DroidDog

  • I want to see a real update to something that once again trumps the iphone in essentially every way. And that means a lot thinner and faster, but with much better battery life.

    • Kyle Fullmer

      I don’t get the obsession with thin. I know I don’t want to talk on a dollar bill all day. The Razr was too skinny in my opinion and the iphone5 makes it just a little worse. Please keep making phones for men with man hands.

  • Upgrade the camera and they got themselves a buyer

  • Bionic

    Really not understanding why we’re not hearing any rumors of a moto nexus. Given all the radio issues and crap with the first samsung galaxy nexus i cant say im all for a 2nd one. But to each their own I guess.

  • jay sherman

    Here’s my credit card. Charge me and ship it!!!

  • Cam

    Still terrible quality photo. Help us SONY, you are our only hope.

    • Liderc

      Help us Sony wan kenobi, you’re our only hope.

  • I’d be interested, but I’d rather keep the same display and have an improved battery. I got the extended for my G-Nex and it works for normal use but that doesn’t mean I’m getting through 24 hours on a charge.

    I’d love a Moto or HTC Nexus. With great battery and that hardware design, I’d actually consider switching.

  • ddevito

    Either your Nexus or against us.

  • EC8CH

    but will it be on Verizon….

    • paul_cus

      Million dollar question.

  • MrWicket

    I suppose I am excited but I am waiting to see what becomes available.. not sure if I would go another Samsung if there was another brand option.

  • Diablo81588

    Samsung AGAIN? Ugh..

    • LionStone

      I dont think it will be a Nexus.

      • samsung sgs4 in testing for release next spring most likely

  • 3 nexi are being made by three different companies

    • i would take that rumor with a grain of salt

    • Larizard

      it’s Nexii

  • Someone has a foot fetish?

  • Jacob

    Since Kellex won’t respond to me on twitter any nexus owner who wants jelly bean follow these directions it works. saturday morning. this is how i got it.
    2.all apps
    3.google services framework
    4.clear data, force stop, disable
    5.back all the way out to home screen
    6.go back into apps, all apps, scroll all the way to bottom to google services frame work, enable it, then back out to check for updates

    • Jacob

      I forgot to add this is for non rooted phones. Enjoy:)

    • JamesU513

      doesn’t work – been trying this since the announcement – just have to be patient and wait for my batch

      • daniel375

        i did that on friday a few times and it didnt work for me either, what did end up working was disabling mobile data and doing these steps and then trying to pull the update….cant hurt to try. Good luck! (I am rooted and unlocked but stock everything else)

        • JamesU513

          That worked! thanks a lot!

    • zUFC

      he told us about that three days ago(what do you mean he won’t answer you). Plus i heard another trick is put the phone in Airplne mode. worked for a bunch of people that your trick didn’t for.

    • Tim Swann

      or you could just unlock, root and flash any of the awesome JB ROMs out there. I mean, I’ve been running JB for a LONG time now. I HIGHLY recommend Affinity.

  • fgclolz

    If it has the same crappy radios as the orig GNex then I’m not interested. Everything else on the OGNex is perfect for me though.

  • peeyourownpants

    love my galaxy nexus, but my next won’t be on verizon.

  • Jigga_Z

    Worth noting that one of the images is titles “Allshare Play” which is one of the Samsung features on the GSIII…which means it probably isn’t coming from a Nexus device unless Google is changing their Nexus standards as part of allowing for more OEMs to produce one.

  • Tony Allen

    Verizon loves sequels.. it’d be nice to see the CDMA/LTE version get a spec bump as well, with radio/chipset more like the Galaxy SIII since it plays so well with signal and battery life on Verizon’s 4G network compared to the Gnex.

    That said, I’m keeping my eyes open for the Nexus version of that 5″ monster. I miss my Incredible but I thrived for more than a 3.7″ screen, so I got it.

  • chris boyer

    More interested in the HTC rumored nexus device. I’m hoping verizon nexus devices will be sold through the play store. I’m not going to lose my unlimited data, so off contract phones are a plus.

    • LionStone

      I’m with ya Chris!

    • There is a way around their co*kblocking schemes.

      • CapnShiner

        Oh yeah? What is your secret method of keeping your legacy plan after renewing the contract and buying a subsidized phone?

        • You need the following:

          1. A disposable smartphone data plan, dumb phone, or iPad.
          2. 30 of patience if required.
          3. A credit card.
          4. Multiple myverizon logins, and all with account manager privaledges (can’t spell.)
          5. Somebody willing to give their grandfathered unlimited data.

          Step one:

          upgrade to the phone you want on said sacrificial/dumb phone/grandpa’s iPhone line.

          Step two:

          active said phone with features you want on their line.

          Step three:

          Deactivate your own smartphone.

          Step four:

          Deactivate the sacrificial line(or suspend if that works too).

          Step five:

          Switch the phone you want to your account from the sacrificial account.
          Step six:

          reactivate grandpas iPhone/dumbphone in his line again WITHIN 14 DAYS.

          You can do this a MAXIMUM of once every thirty days per line.

          For example you have 4 lines, you and the wife both want motonexus’s and the only way to get them is to sacrifice little Johnnie’s iPhone unlimited data.

          This means you get your new motonexus one month, and your wife gets here’s 30 days later.

          30 days in between upgrades to make this work. And this has been verified by Verizon reps to work, and even endorsed by said individuals.

          Attempt at your own risk, but do so cautiously.

          Have fun.


          • CapnShiner

            I only have one line. Adding another wouldn’t be worth it.

          • WCDave

            I love how your sarcastic demand to see his solution was answered thoroughly. Good job, @wasteofskin

  • I love my Galaxy Nexus, but if it has a crappy camera again, I don’t think I’ll get it. At least not by Samsung. I’ll stick with the Note 2 or pray HTC or Motorola make one.

  • ddevito

    I’m not due for an upgrade but my wife might be 😀

  • I will leave my tbolt for a gnex 2.

  • TJM

    very interested Gnex is the best phone I ever had easy….Wifey is a big red employee so can upgrade every 10 months…but will not upgrade to anything but a gnex 2…..not even the s3! Love the Gnex!!!!

  • Jason Jackson

    i just want better battery life on the next G-Nex

  • Dain Laguna

    a mild spec bump and the same plasticky design is NOT something i want out of the new nexus

    • I agree, but I feel that’s what Samsung tends to do, unless it’s the flagship (Galaxy S) product line. Look at the Galaxy Tab 2. I just held a friend’s iphone 5, and it makes my GNex feel bloated and plasticy. But the worst part is, I have to turn my LTE off to get through the day; he doesn’t.

  • moelsen8

    I’d get a gnex2, sure. Although I’m not sure if I would just wait this year out at that point. I want moto, damnit.

  • htowngtr

    Not for a mild spec bump. I really wish Moto would have made one.

    • hkklife

      I am almost positive a Moto Nexus of some sort will occur next year. This year around, if the 3 separate Nexus handset rumor pans out, it’s basically going to let Samsung squeeze a bit more out of last year’s GNex design with allowing a mild spec bump for marketing & component sourcing reasons. Nothin’ wrong with that. It already sound more promising than the One X refresh.

      Then whatever other Nexii that are released (HTC & Sony/LG?) Nexus handsets will basically be throwing a bone to the non-Googlerola/Samsung manufacturers who have been faithful to Android but falled by the wayside as Samsung remains the only company to make any real $ from Android. GNex’s primary shortcomings are its poor radios, camera module, and screen. Beyond that, any kind of storage or SoC spec bump is icing on the cake, though I don’t believe the rumors that say it’ll have expandable storage.

      • htowngtr

        Well I fully plan on buying a RAZR HD MAXX and selling my Nexus. I like the software dev community, but I’m fine with vanilla 4.1 on a phone that will easily last all day, have better radios, and better build quality.

        • cooksta32676

          Is Moto really the best hardware and radio, or has it been said so many times that it’s just taken as fact?

          • htowngtr

            In general they are. Much like Nokia, their radios and build quality are fairly well known. The current Galaxy Nexus had poor quality and average radio signal.

          • hkklife

            Over the years, I have tried various other brands of phones, starting in the old Nokia AMPS candybar and Moto MicroTAC days, and always end up coming back to Moto for day-in, day-out reliability (both for build, battery, and primarily reception/voice quality). I’ve never dealt much with GSM carriers here in the States but as far as AMPS, CDMA, TDMA and LTE in my experience, Moto phones are always a cut or two above. Certain older Moto CDMA handsets, such as the E815, StarTac 7868W, RAZR V9m and V60C were legendary in their ability to hang on to a signal without overheating or devouring a battery.

            The only time I’ve ever been disappointed on a Moto was the horrible LTE drops on my Bionic and the ICS leaks have definitely addressed that. Now, bloat/performance/screen/camera/specs/OS updates are another story entirely. But for the most part, Moto hardware is always the best if you care about using it as a PHONE. My new GSIII struggles mightily to hold onto any kind of a signal in areas (windowless basements, tunnels etc) where my Bionic, Droid X, OG Drod, etc all had reliable service.

            P.S. I would definitely jump from a GNex to a HD Maxx. I’ll wait to see if the JB update improves the radios any on the GSIII before making another rash decision, however.

          • Nokia nexus would be effing badass! I can see it now… 4″ screen and best display in its class. Yes, this would be a direct competitor to iPhone.

      • The radios were only an issue if you stayed on stock AOSP. There were some lemons out there, but for the most part all of the radio ills were cured by moving to a custom ROM. The curvature of the glass is worse than the pentile screen itself. It slaughters any chance at being useful outdoors in direct sunlight.

    • I also want a Moto Nexus with a keyboard!

  • blakjakdavy

    I’d be all about it if they also upgrade the battery. A lot.

    • blakjakdavy

      Oh yeah and use a radio that works consistently

      • Alexander Garcia

        Sounds like you guys want a Moto-built Nexus. I do too for those same reasons. =)

        • cooksta32676

          Is there solid data to back up the ever so often mentioned Moto hardware/radio superiority? My DX and Bionic fell short of my Charge and s2 by leaps and bounds. Just curious

          • cobjones

            They didn’t own the D2..awful awful radios.

          • Solid data? Hmmm. Unless somebody actually did a unbiased study on all the verizon phones at a certain point with focus on DB’s in reception, ability to hold it, and penetration through different barriers, then no. At this point you’ll just have to hold one up next to another.

            Speaking of which: I am holding my razr up next to an iPhone 4 on the left side, and a S3 on the right side. Reception measured in DB’s on the latter 2 devices is 98db’s, while the razr is sitting at around 92. That holds true just about 90% of the time with motorola’s phones. For whatever reason they always get better reception when measured by decibals… not bars. Of course the same holds true for voice quality, loudness, and ability to not drop a call in general.

          • Scott

            I won’t go into this decibal thing, but wife’s iPhone gets clear reception where my Gnex can’t even make a call.

        • LiterofCola

          Sign me up as well

        • Liderc

          As long as the new CEO has fired the entire motorola design team, yes.

          • ^this^

          • UrDoGG

            I agree for the most part. However, I actually held the Razr M the other day and came away impressed.

        • KleenDroid

          I wouldn’t want a Motorola Nexus since it would be the first Nexus to be fully locked down tight… LOL (for those with no Moto sense of humor I am joking)

          Yes I also wouldn’t mind a Moto Nexus but I doubt that will happen this year…. Maybe next…

    • TheDrunkenClam

      As long as the battery is removable. I won’t buy any phone where I can’t swap out spare batteries. Having 4 fully charged batteries makes my nexus amazing.

      • YouForReal?

        Are you serious? You call carrying “4 fully charged batteries” with you an acceptable solution? You would rather do that than have a large non-removable battery that would easily last you through the day like my Razr MAXX?

        • SolipsisticPsychologist

          I’d much rather be with the person who has spare charged batteries, if I get into a situation where I have no outlet or other means to recharge my dead battery. Not to mention, I can absolutely make sure my phone will not power on for some reason, if I have the battery removed.

      • Really? Four batteries? So you aren’t around an outlet/car charger during work hours at all? Not even some quick juice during your lunch break? I’ll admit my Gnex battery life is bad but the thought of carrying around 4 batteries as opposed to 2 and having a wall charger in my bag is a little crazy to me… just saying lol

      • 2 will last me 24 hours…wtf are you doing that you need 4?

      • To everyone criticizing this, my gnexus wont charge my battery, having the ability to throw in another battery or just to remove is a very useful feature.

      • KleenDroid

        Those downvoting this guy for wanting a removable battery must own Motorola phones. These same people want nothing to do with an unlocked bootloader…. LOL

        But yes.. needing 4 is a bit excessive for most people. But Moto people don’t remember what a removable battery is anymore.

        A Nexus would be my choice from now own unless they started having batteries that couldn’t be removed…. then I would pass.

        • SolipsisticPsychologist

          Yeah, as Android phone makers keep modeling their storage and battery off of the freedom killing iPhone selling model. I find it more and more disturbing, the number of Android users that find this practice exceptable, and not depressingly ironic. To each their own, but I’ll never support something that removes freedom of choice from my Android phones, especially if it’s main cause is manufacturer greed.

          (edit for: typos)

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Upgraded camera, 2gb RAM, 1.5ghz dual or quad core, better radios and a non-pentile 720p display and I’d be sold…. if I wasn’t stuck on a Verizon contract. Next time around, its a GSM Nexus all the way!

    • Ryan

      Honestly can your naked eyes see the pentile difference?

    • zUFC

      you’ll regret leaving Verizon. What good is a GSM Nex if you can’t make a call with it?

  • greeknasty

    I’m fine with my GN. I’ll wait for a motoogle nexus device once my upgrade is here

  • palomosan

    It’s Nexus for me or nothing, once you go Nexus you won’t go back. Just give us options to choose from.

    • Abhisshek Das

      No external Memory Card slot is a Huge Trade off for me 🙁

      • I thought so too, until I tried it. Honestly, SDcards are a hassle now by comparison.

        • This.

          • SolipsisticPsychologist

            That, and sometimes why.

        • Yeah, I really could care less if there is no SD card slot. As long as it has at least 32gb of memory I’m good. I don’t know what I would do with my 16gb class 10 card tho. It is easier to deal with only one storage point with an android device!

          • I ended up using my 32GB class10 in my xoom wifi. Not that it gets much use these days anyway.

          • SolipsisticPsychologist

            So you care a lot about not having removable storage, huh? I feel you, I feel the same way. But, I think I indeed care enough about it.

        • TheOiulkj

          Agreed. No more waiting to mount as USB storage, and mounting again if it fails for some reason. Not to mention no more dead widgets and other inconveniences while it’s in USB mode.

          Most people only have 16 or so GB on their SD card anyways. So I’m still ahead of the game with 32GB internal.

          • SolipsisticPsychologist

            Hmmmm, seeing as the Rezound has capacity for a 64GB SD card, in addition to the 16GB internal memory. Well, I don’t think you are as far ahead in the “game”, going by your standards, as you think you are. But it does make sense to not want the freedom to swap out storage at your leisure.

    • billy routh

      That’s what I use to say, until I tried the gs3. Samsung just adds such a better user expierince.

      • Riz Virani

        It’s all preference. I like vanilla Jelly Bean more than anything.

      • They took ICS, and made it like Gingerbread. I guess you really love gingerbread

      • TheOiulkj

        And stock Jelly Bean just adds such a butter user experience.

        • CapnShiner

          I see what you did there.

    • options like… more than one OEM for the nexus phones, and one of them being motorola with verizon radios. Yes, that is what we want!

      • KleenDroid

        The brand new Motorola Nexus!

        The first Nexus to be fully locked down!


    • fixxmyhead

      nexus is a good phone and i have the choice to switch with my wife who has it but i’ll stick with my s2. besides it already has aokp jb but i also like touchwiz

      • KleenDroid

        Nothing wrong with the S2 until the next Nexus drops.

    • Riz Virani

      Completely agreed. Since I got my Nexus 7, I hated my Droid 3, and now that I have my GNex, I’m a happy droid 🙂

    • brad1505

      Gnex is the best phone I’ve ever had. I’ll never buy anything but nexus now.

      • SolipsisticPsychologist

        It would be interesting to see if it happened for some reason that another Nexus phone model was never released, that you held true to your word, and never bought another new phone.

  • nightscout13

    The resolution is really low is that something we will just overlook?

  • If it’s the same build quality of my current gNex, I’m not interested. It’s time for Samsung (and more Android phones in general) to step up to the plate and start building higher quality phones with awesome internal hardware to match the amazing software. This flimbsy thin plastic back is no longer acceptable to me.

  • Alan Paone

    F/2.65 almost certainly means a pretty bad camera. The HTC One is F/2.0

    • Dain Laguna

      i concurr 🙁 droppin the ball again

      • Alan Paone

        Its better than the F/2.8 we currently have, I guess there’s that.

    • LionStone

      Yep, even my Inc4 has an f2.2, with bsi sensor…which allows for great close-up shots…equivalent to a 28mm lense.

  • Not interested in samsung.

  • Rex Ryan

    Get that chair leg out of the way!

  • Alan Paone

    I sincerely hope this isn’t the only nexus. Samsung needs to take a nexus break and let someone with real design chops try their hand at it.

  • michael o’brien

    That girl looks to have some SEXY FEET…side note…yea GNex2 would be nice…love mine.

  • Bewara2009

    Well its that time of the year where we get to hear rumors after rumors And goes on and on….. This should be fun@!

  • chuckg73


  • Flat_Stanley

    Not interested in a Samsung. I’ve been disappointed with the quality of the components in the current one (speaker, camera, battery, etc). I’m not sure how much of that is Samsung’s fault, but I’m just saying.

    • If our phones didn’t have all those problems, who the hell would buy the sIII?

  • trumpet444

    If its treated like a real nexus

  • Interested? Sure. G-Nex is the best phone I’ve owned. Would prefer an HTC Nexus.

    • KleenDroid

      I agree that my G-Nex is the best phone I’ve owned so far compared to my D1, D2, DX, Thunderbolt. Either Samsung or HTC would be fine with me.

  • That would be awesome. Hey, does anyone know if I use my mom’s upgrade on my line if I’ll lose my unlimited data?

    • Yes. You must pay full retail price to remain unlimited.

      • Thanks for clearing that up. Looks like I’ll be paying the unsubsidized prices for as long as they will let me hold on to my unlimited plan.

    • Tony Allen

      yes, any upgrades on a family plan at this point automatically push the entire plan to shared data pooling.

  • Ive swapped mine out so many times that they will prob just give me this one if i call back again.

  • I’d prefer an HTC Nexus device over a new Samsung device, but I’ll take either.

  • Tim Swann

    Would love to see Razr Maxx HD Nexus…hell, I’d even be interested in a Razr M Nexus (I kind of like the sleek, slim design of it)

    • I would also like to see a nexus by moto. I really think it should not even be a distant relative of the razr series tho. Something totally different with a 4.5-5″ screen, 2gb RAM, 3300 battery, and last but not least that bad to the bone Intel single core chip inside. Yes…

      • Greg

        maybe Intel chips next, right now the Qualcomm S4 is king!

      • Tim Swann

        agreed with almost everything…I don’t want to see screen size bigger than the Razr Maxx HD. I have big hands, but G-Nex (which I have) is about as big as I want in a phone.

    • KleenDroid

      A Nexus should have a removable battery in my opinion.

  • No no

  • muffnman

    Yep. Sign me up.

  • I think they’ll be at least two Nexuses year: this GNex spec-bump (they won’t make a big thing about it) and a device by another OEM. Hopefully HTC or Sony.

    • Brian Sargent

      I was down with the HTC one put up a couple of hours ago. I don’t like the HTC skin but since its a Nexus, it wouldnt have any of that on the phone.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Not sure I understand those hoping for a Sony made nexus device. From what I’ve seen, they’ve made nothing but underwhelming android devices with mediocre specs.

      • JoshGroff

        If you only look at what the US got, I’d have to say you have a point.

        • TheDrunkenClam

          You’re right, I probably haven’t seen any of their good stuff that never comes here.

      • In the US they’ve been underwhelming. In the UK/Europe, I find them to be generally good. Excellent build quality. Brilliant Design.

        But yes, specs are a bit down. Hoping they fix that and offer and Snapdragon S4 Pro Nexus.

    • zUFC

      Am i missing something? Why do people keep saying “Sony”. I have never heard of or seen any good sony phones. But it must be me (I’m not as good as you guys on this stuff). Can somone please tell me about a sony phone they are taliking about? I just googled it and saw garbage.(I’m not being a smarta$$, i really want to know). Is it like that LG? that thing is sweet and i always hated LG(not anymore)

  • no