Support page for the Samsung GT-I9250 spotted, is it the Google Nexus Prime?
Although the carrier situation is confusing, the specs are pretty much solid. The display is expected to be 4.5 or 4.65 inches with resolution of 720p. Under the hood, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor will be driving the device with Android's new Ice Cream Sandwich OS build installed.
While the "support" page for the GT-I9250 doesn't reveal much in the way of information, the combination of the page being live and the recent Wi-Fi certification of the handset leads us to believe that a launch of the phone is not too far away.
1. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yeeeesssssssssssssss. It has a giant display and camera.
5. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
Why would I get this when I could get the iPhone 5G in october? I know me and my buddy the miz are gonna be the first ones to get it
8. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
....lol unless you're being sarcastic get ready for the massive thumb downs for that stupid comment....
12. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
I was being Sarcastic Miz is hella annoying I wish I could kick his fat ass in real life
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
lol BobbyTaba.. for a second there I thought you were serious..
I wish I could send all the iSheep to the sausage factory. Their ignorance and pointless zeal might make for some spicy burgers.
9. p0rkguy (Posts: 675; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Why not just get the iPhone 5GS? It's practically the same as the iPhone 1/3G/3GS/4/4S/5.
17. ilia1986 (unregistered)
lol no no no the iPhone 5 will be teh magical and teh revolutionary - it will be so gooood that your hand will melt to liquid gold while holding it - your eyes will pop out of your head, and your wallet will be stripped of cash.
if you hold it correctly.
2. biophone (Posts: 1879; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I wondor what else will change from the nexus prime to the droid prime. Screen size maybe?
4. Newton122189 (unregistered)
All of this information is totally rumored at this point. This article is totally misleading. None of this is confirmed AT ALL. PhoneArena needs to say THIS IS A RUMOR, because passing it off as fact is just unprofessional.
11. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Remember the Function was going to be the first Galaxy s 2 released and that was going to be on verizon now they arent getting it so far... could it be the same with this.. i hope it has Optimus Primes voice saying Droid..... it would just be funny...
6. WhiteZero (unregistered)
Lets not get too excited here. There has been no clarification if this will actually be a Nexus device. In fact, it's been said it'll just be called the Verizon DROID Prime.
There is no way Verizon will let a pure Nexus phone be let on their line-up.
7. networkdood (Posts: 5248; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
To really make the phone ahead of its time, Samsung should release an ANDROID OS with Ice cream (or newer), quad core 2GHz processor with two 16 MP cameras, 5" screen phone, with SUPER AMOLED HD-BLU GORILLA GLASS screen of the highest known resolution, 1080p or higher.. Also, have it come with 64GB of internal memory and 8GB of RAM.
10. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
and be a full inch thick.. and the battery will last only 3 hours even though its a 3800Mah battery... lets throw in the LTE and full usb port on the fucker for a wired keyboard and mouse.
really dude. think about basic electronics first before you expect more...
13. networkdood (Posts: 5248; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
lol, I know....but it will be possible before too long. LTE 4G - yes, we gotta have that - just turn off the data when asleep, to save battery. Battery can be self charging using solar energy, or static electricity. Yeah, it would still need to be a big battery. Every year some company comes out with a smaller processor. Just wait as the next 5 years should bring some advancements in phone tech. It will happen due to competition with the iphone - a phone made by a company that does not believe in innovation.
15. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
I acknowledge that the iPhone is a huge competitor but in terms of advancements, Everyone has been coming pretty far..
To make a phone ahead of its time now is to set it up for disaster. Stability is what i need and want and if it can replace my netbook than really its all i need. 1.2ghz does that duelcore even better. Droid Prime or HTC vigor or Incredible HD what ever they are going to call it for me. .. just wish they had the physical Keyboard.. thats all i desire. and a battery that lasts more than 7 hours of heavy use.
18. ilia1986 (unregistered)
vantenkiest - not any longer.
The iPhone 5 will launch with 1GHz dual core processor. That's end of 2010 specs.
iPhone used to be the among the best in hardware.. right until Android came (end of 2008, 412 Mhz on the 3G, 528Mhz on the G1), and then it became inferior in both hardware AND software.
20. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Dude leave that crack alone!!!! Wtf is you serious ? Lmao
39. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
battery would only last two seconds, it'll be filled with so much bloat that it'd make verizon "do stuff," it'd be last to the iPhone, it'd have so many viruses and malware, and so on.
14. ltr (unregistered)
they got info about the GT I9220, that one has dua band wifi 2-5ghz I think
Not sure which one is legit.
Not sure which one is the True Droid Prime
19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
What's the point in having a 1.5ghz or a 3.5ghz, when the android OS still laggs!!! I noticed this on almost ever android phone and tablet, including my own tablet..... Fix the OS first , then bring on more power :) IMO
21. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well, CX3NT3_713 here's the thing:
First - Android is like your PC. Overload it too much by graphical elements and apps running in the background - it's going to lag. Same here.
Second - if it lags - FIX IT YOURSELF! You see, in Android you can change the entire operating system! All by yourself! It's called installing a custom rom. Something iOS will NEVER be able to do among many other things.
22. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Well illa, the g-slate doesn't have a easy root method yet.. So I'm pretty much screwed,, and yea I heard of roms ect,
23. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Did anyone say it was always easy? Besides - one of the things you gotta check before buying a phone.
Buttom line - the need to root, the need to maybe change your rom, even an app crashing on you once a week is NOTHING compared to the possibility of customizing your phone the way YOU (and not some fruit company) want.
It's like Car Vs bicycle. Sure, car has a lot more technical problems - but which one would you choose if they were about evenly priced?
42. mwebber473 (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)
This argument doesn't make any sense. When I buy I a smartphone I'm expecting the programmers, engineers and anyone else involved to design hardware and software that are compatible with one another and runs efficiently. I DON'T WANT TO FIX IT!. That would be like buying a car that should get 25mpg and only getting 20mpg and asking the buyer to redesign the engine. I don't think so.
24. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Agree with CX3NT, every Android phone i've tried lags, even the Galaxy S2 when i have tried it in the shops. Allright it is the fastest and best android phone, but it still is not as fast and as smooth as my bada phones (my bada phones has 1 ghz hummingbird, Galaxy S2 has 1.2 Ghz dual core exynos).
25. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You see peter - Android can be smooth as well. With the right rom and the right phone.
Again - the price you pay for using Android is tweaking it - sometimes as little as nothing - and sometimes as much as trying out 20 custom roms one after the other in order to find the one which suits you best. That price is nothing compared to the ability of customizing your phone the way you like.
Bada at least also has some form of customization - unlike iOS which has almost none.
26. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
in fact bada has more personalization options than both WP7 and IOS, only android has more personalization options than bada, but that might change after bada 2.0 is out. I'll have to wait untill i have the wave 3 before i can know that.
Android can probably be smooth with custom roms, but i don't really think the average consumer has a clue on how to root an android. That's what the nerds like to do.
bada is smooth and fast right out of the box ; )
27. ilia1986 (unregistered)
That's why the average consumer buys the iJoke or WP7 - and the smart people - get bada or Android phones - and get to customize their phones.
I say to all - be smart - buy the right stuff.
28. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
and bada does not support multi task yet and has a lower resolution and a smaller screen size
33. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
What's the point of that video ?
It just shows how fast and smooth bada is : )
And by the way, the Wave2 and Galaxy S both have 800 x 480 pixels resolution. And bada does support multitasking, but not for 3rd party apps yet, that will come in bada 2.0
34. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
you sure?..... they go pretty head to head for me and the browser seems much better on the Galaxy, and you just said the S2 is not as smooth as the wave 1 yet I see the S1 performing just as smooth
but hey let people watch the video and judge by themselves
35. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
people should judge the video for themselves. I myself thought the Web browser was faster on the Wave than on the GS1.
37. blugger (unregistered)
I actually agree with this.... both Windows 7 mobile and iOS have managed to have a better performing OS on similar hardware. Maybe it is the tight integration with the hardware that yields these results for Apple but MS also been able to accomplish this. UI customization doesn't help the situation either but even vanilla Android has this issue.
41. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Its mostly related with hardware acceleration that's not implemented on Android yet
29. Mike (unregistered)
All = "FORCE CLOSE"
32. protozeloz (Posts: 5285; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
you know how a force close even works to begin with? how are they relate d and how can they be reproduced? you happen to use a task manager by any chance
30. Mike (unregistered)
I've owned dual core androids. iPhones. Never seen iPhone crash, never seen a "force close". I do prefer the Android but seriously not even close to being as stable as IOS. That is a true statement and truely cannot be defended.
31. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well Mike - have you heard about custom roms?
Cars crash. Rocks don't. So rocks are more stable than Cars. But which one would you prefer to have, Mike?
36. deleebar (unregistered)
my iphone 3GS does crash...it lags, my text messages don't show up, it doesn't orient correctly, i have to force close, it freezes in calls, it takes about a minute to load the camera and picture...
i can go on...
i never jailbroke, never dropped.
i have an iPhone and can assure you that it does have its fair share of problems.