Google-Samsung Nexus Prime Announcement
Google has announced its plan for its latest Nexus android phone last May 2011. It is expected to be released by the middle or end of October. Although recently, Samsung has postponed the Samsung Mobile Unpacked during the CTIA where the Nexus Prime is expected to be released. Samsung:
“Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11. Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course.”
Meanwhile, Handtec, an online retailer in UK, listed the phone but got no official price and date of availability. The official date of release is indefinite as of this time. Price is is also yet to be officially announced. (Stay tuned on this page for updates).
But we got some good scoop about what’s inside this Google-Samsung Phone.
The Nexus Prime is expected to have the following specs:
|Network (2G)(4G)||GSM/CDMA (dual mode)LTE|
|Operating System (OS)||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Processor||1.2 or 1.5 GHz dual core processor|
|Screen size||4.65” Super AMOLED HD display|
|Resolution||1280×720 pixels (720p) HD|
|Camera||8 MP or 5 MP primary camera (rear)1.3 MP secondary camera (front)|
|Storage||32GB internal memory1 GB RAM|
|US Carrier||Probably Verizon|
Google through official statement from its executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the new operating system (OS) for Android will be named as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and may be released by October or November. Looking back, Google has launched new OS together with a new hardware device, a scenario which we had seen when Nexus One and Nexus S were revealed. This time, it is highly possible that this phone will run on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike its predecessor, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb which is solely dedicated to tablets, Ice cream sandwich will be running on either tablet or phone. The name ‘sandwich’ may have been chosen for this reason.
Samsung as Manufacturer
Which consumer electronics would manufacture the Nexus Prime? Even though Google recently made a deal with Motorola to take over its mobile division, it is most likely that Samsung will be the manufacturer for this smart phone especially since just a few days ago, Samsung together with Google made an announcement on the postponement of the event during the CTIA. Looking back, HTC has been tapped by Google in making the Nexus One although currently, HTC is not likely the manufacturer for this phone.