Samsung GT-i9023 Drops At The FCC, New Version Of Nexus S With Android 2.4

This is a rather interesting development that the folks at Engadget have caught wind of. Recently passing the FCC is a Samsung device, model number GT-i9023 which includes AWS T-Mobile 3G. Engadget makes careful note that this device, just by its outline, looks incredibly like the Nexus S.

The i9023 recently received both Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certification but without any sort of evidence that could point us to the actual name of this device. Given some European intel however, it’s very possible this is simply just a color change but as is pointed out, why would that necessitate a new FCC filing?

Is it possible Samsung is looking to tweak the Nexus S a little, drop in some HSPA+, add some Android 2.4 and put this puppy up for sale?

What makes this even more interesting is that German site, BestBoyz released a video of the Nexus S in the wild claiming to be running Android 2.4 WITH the model number “i9023.”

So is this something new? Is it possible, however unlikely that this is the Vibrant 4G with a slightly different shape than the original Vibrant? Take a look at the video and tell us what you think!

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  • Vicdamone4

    Well if you bought the Nexus S be pissed! I just watched the video and its the Nexus S running android 2.4! If you look above android version durng the video you’ll see it saysNexus S! Although I think this one has a keyboard though!

  • Vicdamone4

    Well if you bought the Nexus S be pissed! I just watched the video and its the Nexus S running android 2.4! If you look above android version durng the video you’ll see it saysNexus S! Although I think this one has a keyboard though!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s I thought! How about you upgrade the f@#kin vibrant that’s out now!

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    “google GT I9023FSANEE
    You will see that i9023 is just Nexus S for the rest of Europe (Germany)”

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    “google GT I9023FSANEE
    You will see that i9023 is just Nexus S for the rest of Europe (Germany)”

    • FCC for the US

      So why a new FCC filing in the US if this was a Nexus S for Europe. The FCC has nothing to do with Europe’s wireless laws.

  • Suriya

    I am not going to buy another Samsung phone till Vibrant is updated atleast to Froyo

  • Anonymous

    If TMobile makes the mistake of offering the Vibrant 4G before updating current Vibrant users, And not offer a free or convenient upgrade path (very low cost, < 20 for handling fees for T Mobile no money for Samsung) It would be welcome.

    Anything short of the above, will cause mass exodus of Android loyals out of T Mobile.

  • remixfa.

    why do people get mad that new versions of phones come out? do you think your are owed a free upgrade? no you choose to buy the phone u bought. it was great when u bought it, and nothing has changed. noone signed a garuntee saying u would get updates or anything of the like. so shut uuuuuup… lol.

    if you dont like the upgrade wait, then take it to XDA forums and do it yourself like everyone else. If your too lazy for that then quit complaining.

  • trump

    Wan wan wan!!!!!!!!!! All of u cry about updates. Go to xda and get the latest updates! I’ve been on this site alot and have seen to many uninformed people. HD2 android!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • trump

    Wan wan wan!!!!!!!!!! All of u cry about updates. Go to xda and get the latest updates! I’ve been on this site alot and have seen to many uninformed people. HD2 android!!!!!!!!!!!!