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Nexus Prime Launching in Hong Kong on October 19 [Updated]

by: Elmer MontejoOctober 13, 2011

[ Update 2011-10-13: New information has been provided regarding the new date of the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 event originally intended for this week at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference.  The post has been updated accordingly. ]

[ Update 2011-10-11: We’ve heard chatter of a precise expected release date for the famed Nexus Prime.  This article, originally published on October 7, has been updated to reflect the new information. ]

Samsung and Google did promise to only postpone (not completely cancel) their joint product announcement of “something big”–presumed by most folks to be the Nexus Prime, whose likely name would [...]

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Nexus Prime (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) Primed at FCC, as Big as Samsung Galaxy S II

by: Elmer MontejoOctober 10, 2011

The Samsung handset rumored to transform into the Nexus Prime upon release has received the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stamp of approval just recently–and FCC documents suggest that not only is it compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Canadian networks but is also as big as the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The Samsung GT-I9250 appeared in recently published FCC reports, which showed that the handset carries communications equipment compatible with GSM 850, GSM 1900, WCDMA II, WCDMA IV, and AWS 1700 bands.

No hints of CDMA or LTE support were reported, but the FCC information does suggest that the GT-I9250 (FCC ID A3LGTI9250) would work with the 3G [...]

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Nexus Prime Caught in Act, “Confirmed” to Come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5-MP Cam, 1750-mAh Batt

by: Elmer MontejoOctober 7, 2011

A tipster who asked to remain anonymous has unleashed what could potentially launch a new wave of rumors and speculations about the Nexus Prime. In a nutshell, the Samsung GT-I9250 is the Nexus Prime, and it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 5-megapixel primary shooter, and a 1,750-mAh battery.

Just a few hours ago, two conflicting reports of alleged Nexus Prime official specs leaked out, sending the blogosphere afrenzy over more rumors and speculations regarding the yet-unconfirmed upcoming Google flagship reference phone for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But, here’s the freshest and the juiciest so far–straight from Romania:

The version number [...]
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Nexus Prime Release Date on Verizon Leaked, Set for October 27

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 6, 2011

Samsung decided this week to tease everyone with its “perfect combination” video, which almost everyone claims to be definitely referring to the Nexus Prime.  Alas, the video does not seem to show signs of a release date for the Nexus Prime, but if leaked tips were to be believed, we can see the Nexus Prime on Verizon Wireless on October 27.

Droid Life got hold of a copy of a schedule of release dates purportedly being circulated within Verizon.  The list of release dates shows this:

Device Launch Information

Please note Launch Dates Are subject to change:

Motorola Xoom 4G LTE Tablet – 10/6 Pantech Hotshot – 10/6 Samsung Stratosphere [...]

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Nexus Prime Teaser Vid Decoded, Found Showing Curved Tablet Buddy for Nexus Prime

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 6, 2011

Just this week, Samsung released a teaser video that showed a quick glimpse of what almost all Android fans suspect to be the Nexus Prime. And, if you look close enough at the frames in the video’s last few seconds, it looks as if the Nexus Prime is hanging on to something very slim, interesting, and curved.

While everybody else was still drooling over the teaser video, Joe Lancaster had an epiphany, and it goes a little something like this:

• I think we are looking at the side of a phone, possibly the Nexus Prime • I think the 3 dots suggest a landscape docking mode • I think there is another device behind it • I think that is a TABLET • This would make [...]

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Nexus Prime Demo’d at ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 15, 2011

A person allegedly employed by Samsung showed the Nexus Prime to a few people at the ARIA Resort and Casino yesterday. According to the Samsung employee, the Nexus Prime has a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP processor, an 8-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel camera, Near Field Communication (NFC) capability, MHL, and HDMI.

“The Droid Guy,” who writes for Android blog The Droid Guy, saw the device himself after persuading the said Samsung employee. “The Droid Guy” was with an unspecified number of companions at the Verizon Developers Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they stumbled upon the Samsung employee toying around with a curious [...]

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Verizon’s Upcoming Android Phones for the Holidays Leaked; Include HTC Thunderbolt 2, Samsung Prime, Samsung Stratosphere

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 14, 2011

Verizon has several new Android devices lined up to replace older models for the holidays. According a photo of a list leaked by a tipster, the new upcoming Verizon devices include the HTC Thunderbolt 2 (replacing the HTC Thunderbolt), Samsung Stratosphere (replacing the Samsung Fascinate), and the Samsung Prime (replacing the Samsung DROID Charge), among others.

A member of Android Forums who claims to be working for Best Buy allegedly received from a Verizon representative a copy of a list of upcoming phones slated for release on Verizon for the holidays.

Of note on the list are the HTC Thunderbolt 2, the Samsung Stratosphere, and the Samsung Prime (whose [...]

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Samsung GT-I9250 to Be Called Galaxy Nexus, Not Nexus Prime; to Be as Thin as Galaxy S II

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 9, 2011

The Samsung GT-I9250 has been a hot item in the news lately, chiefly because it is almost everyone’s primary suspect for the upcoming Google reference phone, the official name of which has not yet been officially made known. But, a tipster has said that the upcoming Google phone from Samsung will be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, rather than the Nexus Prime, Nexus 3, Nexus Plus, or some other rumored name being floated around.

The tipster, allegedly a “well-informed source from the industry,” told the final name of the first Android smartphone to come out as the reference device for Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

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Nexus Prime Candidate Handset Shows Up on Samsung Support Site

by: Elmer MontejoAugust 31, 2011

The Samsung GT-I9250, rumored to be the upcoming Google Nexus Prime, was spotted appearing on Samsung’s official support page.

A tipster pointed out the page to AndroidGuys and was able to provide a screenshot.

Assuming authenticity of the tip, the presence of the GT-I9250 on Samsung’s support site practically confirms the existence of the GT-I9250. Such confirmation will bring us one step closer to knowing more about whether it is or is not the Google Nexus Prime rumored to be running out of Samsung’s stables in October.

Handset model GT-I9250 appeared on a leaked list of upcoming Samsung devices and was shown on the list as the only [...]

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Samsung Lawyer Confirms Nexus Prime Does Exist

by: Elmer MontejoAugust 26, 2011

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 Nexus Prime leaked out. Someone got hold of the firmware. Samsung doesn’t want him/her to release it or disclose it publicly without Samsung’s consent.

Samsung’s own legal department confirmed these juicy tidbits about the Nexus Prime–that is, if the cease and desist letter that Geek reported about earlier today is authentic.

A developer apparently got hold of leaked firmware purported to be that of the Nexus Prime. When Samsung [...]

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