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Google Nexus S to be relaunched as Galaxy S2?

The Galaxy S set for a dual-core refresh
The Galaxy S set for a dual-core refresh

The Google Nexus S looks set for a Samsung overhaul and a re-launch as the Samsung Galaxy S2.

The new phone has been tipped for a Mobile World Congress launch by Korean newspaper Chosunilbo (what do you mean, you don't subscribe?) and will come with almost identical tech to the newly-launched Google Nexus S.

This means Android 2.3, NFC technology and a gyroscope - but intriguingly a dual-core processor as Samsung tries to set it apart from the original and popular Galaxy S.

If One=Desire, does S=S2?

There's not much more information than that, but given after the Google Nexus One launched the HTC Desire was hot on its heels with similar hardware, the Galaxy S2 seems a nailed-on certainty.

With the original Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab Samsung has popped its custom TouchWiz 3.0 skin on top, so that would likely be a key differentiator between the Nexus S and Galaxy S2 should it emerge at MWC.

TechRadar will be patrolling the floors in Barcelona next year, so keep an eye out for our in depth Galaxy S2 review if it ever rears its head.

Via Samsung Hub

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.