First we have Android Police who found a Best Buy planogram that says the Nexus S could appear on an endcap display as soon as Sunday, November 14th. An earlier report this morning also showed the Nexus S on Best Buy’s website and it was pictured in their buyer’s guide, so we are fairly confident that they are selling the phone but I wouldn’t pitch my tent in front of Best Buy just yet.
The latest word out of TechCrunch was that the Samsung Nexus phone had been delayed by hardware issues and that seems accurate since Samsung didn’t unveil the phone at their NYC press event on November 8th. Some were also expecting Google to announce Android 2.3 today, but we checked with them earlier this week and they said no Android-related events were scheduled.
It is possible that some dummy units could appear in stores over the weekend, but if we don’t get an official announcement tomorrow then it looks unlikely.
Next we have Phandroid who dug up an internal product listing from Best Buy. The document confirms the Nexus S will support T-Mobile, feature a 5 megapixel camera, and include a 1500 mAh battery. These specs match what we heard earlier, and I still believe the Nexus S will also feature a 1.2 GHz processor. Best Buy’s listing does not mention HSPA+ support, so there is no telling if the Nexus S will take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G network or not.
Even though the Nexus S is looking more and more like a slightly upgraded Galaxy S, I’m still really excited to get the official details from Samsung. We know some details about Android 2.3, but I’ve heard there are a lot of surprises left to reveal.
What day do you think Google and Samsung will spill the beans?