by Elmer Montejo, 1 year ago
Google’s reference phone for the upcoming Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich exists. It will be called Nexus Prime, not Nexus Plus or Nexus 3. Samsung is going to manufacture the Nexus Prime. Firmware for the…
Samsung “unpacked” several Android smartphones and tablets at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin earlier this month, and the company is again about to “unpack” something new at the upcoming CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference next month. Speculations–and wishful thinking–are running wild about the possibility of Samsung’s finally unveiling the long-awaited Nexus Prime at the said conference.
The company has been reportedly sending out invitations for another Samsung Mobile Unpacked event scheduled for October 11, which also coincides with the start of the CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference to be held from October 11 to 13 in San Diego, California.
Samsung, of course, has not leaked out any hint about what device it plans to unpack at the CTIA expo, although most people are thirsting for official word about the Nexus Prime, which Samsung will reportedly be producing.
The Nexus Prime has been the subject of a lot of rumors and speculations. The name itself, although quite popular, is even just a rumor, as no one really knows what Google or its partner manufacturer might call the successor to the Google Nexus S (which was made by Samsung). Interestingly, however, Samsung “accidentally” leaked the User Agent Profile (UAProf) for a device called the Nexus Prime, but the file has already been taken off Samsung’s website.
Also referred to in various reports as the Nexus 3 and the Nexus Plus, the Google Nexus Prime is expected to debut Android’s next major, unitive, and cohesive version–Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), rumored to be ready for serving some time this October or November.
Recent “leaks” have hinted at the possibility of two Nexus Prime variants–one exclusively for release on Verizon Wireless as the Samsung DROID Prime and one to be released with the Nexus branding (said to be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus). Both devices are expected to run ICS.
Another possible device speculated to be unveiled, or at least talked about, at Samsung’s upcoming event is the rumored Samsung Galaxy S III.
Although we are hoping Samsung will chirp something about the Nexus Prime at the CTIA conference next month, we practically have no clue about what the company will unveil at the event. For all we know, it could be an entirely different device. Other tech sites are floating the possibility of a U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which Samsung unveiled at IFA 2011.
What Android device would you want Samsung to unpack at next month’s CTIA trade show?
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