The original Nexus One debuted in February and was sold unlocked by Google directly from its online store. That was a nonstarter as major carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, and AT&T flooded the market with a slew of new Android devices as well Apple's iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. First saw it from 10 feet away, I thought it was the Galaxy S," says our source, who got to handle one. "I was a little surprised it was the Nexus Two," because it's so different from the Nexus One. The Nexus Two is real. It’s made by Samsung, and a pal of ours got to play with it. It’s not likely rock your face like the Nexus One did. However it will record it with a front-facing camera. It’s black and shiny, built with glossy plastic. Up close, though, it’s ” got this curve to it.” While the screen, which our source thinks is an identical 4-inch AMOLED affair from the Galaxy series, is flat, the front is ” type of concave” with hard edges. And the back is curved. The tapering makes it feel thinner than Galaxy S, though it would be concerning the same thickness. ” It feels really clone of the Galaxy S in an awful lot ways. At first blush, it's a little disappointing that Google possibly isn't pushing things forward in the same way they did with the Nexus One, since it seems like the Nexus Two is a refreshed Galaxy phone. On the other hand, it says a lot that the Android ecosystem is so stocked with high-powered phones, from the Evo to the Droid X, that even Google won't radically jump ahead of its partners with a new flagship.