AndroidandMe did some researching, and now has reason to believe that Samsung and Google are working together on a Google Experience Android phone which may become the first phone to launch with Android Gingerbread. The phone is rumored to do away with Samsung's TouchWiz interface, instead running a vanilla version of Gingerbread.
According to the story on AndroidandMe, two separate sources confirmed the existance of Samsung and Google cooperating on a Google Experience phone that will run Android Gingerbread without a skin. The other features that are being rumored so far include an AMOLED screen, MasterCard PayPass ability (the ability to use your phone as a as a credit card through radio signals) and possibly a newer processor than what the Galaxy S family of phones is using.
If this phone is indeed real and will be one of the first phones to release with Gingerbread, it only makes sense that Google would require the device to run without a new skin/UI, as the core experience would not be revealed to the public in that case.
As for when to expect the device, AndroidandMe believes that the device will be in the hands of testers this year, and should see a release sometime next year. AndroidandMe thinks that an appearance at CES next year is also likely.
Phandroid indicates that depending on how this phone is treated, this may be the beginning of the tale of the successor to the Nexus One.
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