'Nexus Prime' to Be Ice Cream Sandwich Phone?
Last week we heard word of a device rumored to be the Nexus 3. This week, the scuttlebutt has it that the phone will actually be named the Nexus Prime.
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.