A closer look at the Nexus Prime's possible dedicated Google+ button
0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2011, 16:57 posted on
There are a number of things to worry about with this rumor, and we'll go through the whole lot as we look at the claim that the next Nexus phone will be made by HTC and have a dedicated Google+ button...
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1. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Whatever the specs are and whoever makes it, this will be mine the day it comes out. If the only competition on who is making it is between HTC and Samsung then I think the world is in good luck, both companies make outstanding phones.
HTC EVO's - Nexus One
Samsung Galaxy Series 1 and 2 - Nexus S
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I thought Ice Cream phones won't have buttons? Obviously the next Nexus phone is going to have Ice Cream OS.
3. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
Um, no.... That g+ button is about as likely as me marrying a super model. As much as Google obviously wants Google+ to be a hit, they wouldn't put a dedicated button on their flagship phone on the off chance that Google+ flops. They wouldn't want that reminder floating around on thousands of phones.
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Ha, I remember when PA showed leaked photos of the HTC Cha Cha or whatever it's called with the dedicated Facebook button. We all thought that was a obvious fake.
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The cha cha (to me) was supposed to be the "Facebook phone " but ended up being an Android phone with a "much deeper Facebook integration " so I don't know if that counts as beings wrong
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
That's true, I just really hope the original rumors are true that Ice Cream devices won't have buttons. I really don't like the android soft keys and I have really gotten use to and love Honeycomb tablets. A Power button and a camera button is all it needs, IMO.
9. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Agreed, the honeycomb bar is quite powerful and we may find ways to put any button on it (manufacturers are already doing it) so maybe he is just talking about that
12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea Ice Cream is rumored to be a nice mixture of both Honeycomb and Gingerbread. Which may not sound all that tasty, but trust me it will be LOL
14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Not to mention, without the buttons the cell phones could be shorter or have more room for the screens without being Droid X tall. It's a good phone, but it is one of the tallest and can be uncomfortable for some.
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Don't think it will happen .... it may not be HTC And also think it may not have any buttons at all, honeycomb showed we don't need them and it leaves space for more screen on the same size device. Now that it may allow to use custom buttons and G+ is one of those .... well that's a possibility
8. alex (unregistered)
Samsung had just confirmed via twitter cause they will build the nexus with android 4.0
11. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
He's trolling. There is no such confirmation on Twitter.
13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea we are just getting at 3.2 for Tablets and 2.4 for cell phones, not even close to 4.0
28. Mario (unregistered)
There will not be a 2.4 only 3.2 and then later this year Google will make 4.0 ice cream. Google confirmed this. It is to combine honeycomb gingerbread and Google tv, to make it like what is on the iPad iPhone and mac
27. santod (unregistered)
via Google Translate and Phandroid: Samsung Romanian Twitter feed
15. Andrew Gravenor (unregistered)
Looks like a nexus one with the search button replace by a Google plus button, couldn't imagine that is what the nexus 3 or whatever you want to call it will look like.
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
It's not suppose to be an actual photo of the Nexus Prime. It's just showing you what it would look like on a Nexus phone.
17. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
So, back to HTC which means Snapdragon innards, and possibly no SAMOLED (HTC hasn't done AMOLED since the Nexus One days and they've only built IPS (or similar) LCD displays in phones since then.
At least we might see a return to the aluminium unibody days rather than the very typical plastic offering from Samsung which is a real positive.
18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
If this is going to be called the Nexus Prime, it seems like LG is the one who is making the phone. Maybe they would use their new NOVA display that they used on the LG Black.
24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I don't blame you. The only phone I have ever liked was the Voyager and back then it was something else. I just really liked the keyboard.
19. Drafty (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I agree with the article, I wouldn't want a dedicated g+. Nor a facebook button, not everyone is on facebook. I'd like to have a life and not want to share it with eveyone.
Going back to the article I believe that HTC, LG, Samsung are all making a phone in secret, and sending in to Google to decide on which phone will be the nexus prime.
20. ltr (unregistered)
I dont care who makes it.
If it doesnt have a 1980x1200 res, 2400 battery, 4,7 inch screen. 15.1mp camera, 3.5 ghz, Bose audio, .....the phone is fail.
23. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
For God's sake its a Dev prone.... if you make it wayyyyy above then devs will make app that run like a sedan on a new road but have issues on less powerful devices (and yes my car analogy is horrible as I'm I car ignorant so sedan may not be the most fit)
25. dddddd (unregistered)
I honestly wouldn't mind if they just used the Nexus One's design (or refined it just a little) for the next Nexus phone. I loved that design!
26. santod (unregistered)
29. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Google+ is a dud. It's just trying to copy off something Facebook and twitter have already done. How about focus more on improving all the errors and bugs with Android and leave social networking to the pros.
31. trail (unregistered)
Word I heard recently on Android Central is that it will be a Samsung Device, 4.6" screen, ICS.