'Nexus Prime' to Be Ice Cream Sandwich Phone?

Google's Nexus line of smartphones is popular among those that don't like to wait months for their OS updates; so it seems only fitting that a brand new Nexus device be the first to bring us Ice Cream Sandwich. Last week BGR reported on the specs of what it purported to be either the next Nexus handset or, at the very least, a "pure Google" flagship handset from one of the search giant's partners. Today, we've got a few more snippets of information.

In addition to the dual-core CPU (clocked to either 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz), 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD video capture and playback, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a rear-facing camera with an "advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance" that we heard about last week, BGR reports that this device will also boast a 720p-resolution Super AMOLED HD display. What's more, while it's still not clear if the phone is part of the Nexus line, or a standalone device, Boy Genius sources say it carries the codename 'Prime' and could launch as the Nexus Prime.

Another possibility is that Google is working separately with a number of OEMs to develop exclusive Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich devices that will all launch at the same time. The device being discussed by BGR is thought to be Samsung-made.

Last week's rumors put this device in particular down for a Thanksgiving launch so we'll focus on that date until we hear something more solid.

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  • LePhuronn
    Nexus Prime vs LG Optimus - sorry, unnecessary geek out
  • bennaye
    These specs are extremely sexy. I'd jizz my eyes all over AMOLED HD display playing 1080p video. But you know what? iPhone 5 will outsell it despite it having inferior specs and being more expensive because, lets face it, the sheep have too much wool and feel that they need to be sheared. And they will line up for miles for this 'service'.
  • chunkystyler
    should start with a J! jelly something!
    it's been in alphabetical order so far:
    cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ICE cream sandwich!