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Could the Galaxy Nexus replace the Galaxy S II?

Written by Rich Fiscus @ 20 Oct 2011 1:23 User comments (7)

Could the Galaxy Nexus replace the Galaxy S II? In less than a year, the Galaxy S II has taken the world by storm. It was the first in a long line of so-called iPhone killers which appeared to live up to the title.
But along with all the hype and rave reviews came a campaign of lawsuits from Apple asking for Samsung phones and tablets running Android to be banned in nearly every major market in the world.

While most companies use their patents to extract licensing fees from their competitors, Apple has made it clear they have no intention of allowing other companies access to theirs.



Clearly that has led to a shift in strategy from Samsung. According to Korea's Yonhap News Service, Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung's mobile division, told reporters his company took great pains to ensure the Galaxy Nexus doesn't infringe on any Apple patents.

If Samsung is correct about the Galaxy Nexus being safe from Apple lawsuits, it would make sense for them to phase out the Galaxy S II before Apple's lawsuits can do any serious damage to Samsung phone sales.

As the first device to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Galaxy Nexus is already the logical choice to compete head to head with the iPhone 4S.

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7 user comments

120.10.2011 01:31

IMO, I prefer the look of the gs2. It's what this years iPhone should look like. Besides the hD resolution, once ICS comes to it, it'll put it on par with the nexus galaxy.

220.10.2011 02:22

Its not replacing my S2, the lack of a settings button sucks for nexus.

320.10.2011 03:09

LEAK: The Samsung Galaxy S III "might" replace both:
http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-gal...-more-20111010/

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420.10.2011 05:05

Originally posted by Mrguss:
LEAK: The Samsung Galaxy S III "might" replace both:
http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-gal...-more-20111010/
it looks Photoshopped , look at the III and compare the distance between the first and second I to the third.

520.10.2011 06:21

Originally posted by 3MUK:
Originally posted by Mrguss:
LEAK: The Samsung Galaxy S III "might" replace both:
http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-gal...-more-20111010/
it looks Photoshopped , look at the III and compare the distance between the first and second I to the third.
I say "might"
The photo was take it from a monitor.
The article is just a speculation.
But Samsung could be the first to build a quad-core phone....
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620.10.2011 13:40

Even though it's bigger, the rounder edge/corners should make it easier to hold than the GSII. can't wait to try this out. I was psyched about the Droid Razr, but the hard edges will most likely make it difficult to hold, it's wider than the GSII and I found the GSII awkward to hold. Not to mention it's going to Rogers. Telus has the nexus s in Canada so if they get this too I'll be happy. Now Hopefully they get the HSPA+ version and not the LTE, since the HSPA+ will be thinner/smaller.

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721.10.2011 16:44

Originally posted by mike.m:
Even though it's bigger, the rounder edge/corners should make it easier to hold than the GSII. can't wait to try this out. I was psyched about the Droid Razr, but the hard edges will most likely make it difficult to hold, it's wider than the GSII and I found the GSII awkward to hold. Not to mention it's going to Rogers. Telus has the nexus s in Canada so if they get this too I'll be happy. Now Hopefully they get the HSPA+ version and not the LTE, since the HSPA+ will be thinner/smaller.
A 3rd. variant of the Galaxy Nexus (Sprint):
http://bit.ly/qShDLg




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