Now that the Motorola Droid Bionic launch has come and gone, the eyes of the Android faithful are now firmly rested on a device called the Samsung Nexus Prime. Details are scarce and there have been rumors swirling about Verizon launching it as the Samsung Droid Prime. But what about the other carriers? And are these devices one in the same? According to a report from The Droid Guy, who claims to have seen the Nexus Prime, the device is apparently going to be headed to all carriers with Verizon getting it first in either October or November.
The rest of the carriers will follow after the Verizon launch. Why? Well, if you recall, Verizon didn’t launch a Samsung Galaxy S II, so it’s possible that Big Red snagged exclusivity over it and may indeed call it the Droid Prime.
As for the device itself, the report claims that a Samsung employee had the phone in hand at the Verizon Developers Conference in Las Vegas and when spotted, agreed to show off the device if there were no cameras, phones, hats, or backpacks. Anything that could reveal this phone.
The device is said to resemble the Nexus S, only it’s a little taller and a little wider which might be because it will have a 4G LTE radio although they couldn’t be sure. It apparently had an 8MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, and will also purportedly run a TI dual-core OMAP processor. No quad-core here.
Interestingly, the device is said to have one home button, just like the Samsung Note. It also was apparently running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich but only because the ICS build wasn’t quite ready.
So, that’s that. It’s a rumor but it seems like what they saw could very well be the elusive Samsung Nexus Prime.
How’s it sound to all of you? A possible 4G LTE Nexus on Verizon? A Nexus on all carriers?
Almost too good to be true but then again, I think Google really wants to stick it to Apple and Microsoft this year and this kind of a launch would do just that.
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