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User Agent Profile outs the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2?

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User Agent Profile outs the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2?
There are rumors that Samsung, Sony and LG are each working on Nexus flavored handsets, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2, the Sony Xperia Nexus and the LG Optimus Nexus respectively. A User Agent Profile has been found for the GT-i9260 which is believed to be the Samsung GALAXY Nexus 2. The profile shows a display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and an ARM 11 processor under the hood.

There are some questions regarding the processor considering that ARM 11 processors aren't really new - they have been used mostly in older smartponhes like the HTC G1 itself, the first Android handset. If this is indeed the next Nexus phone, it would be a shame if it doesn't have the latest silicon. However, this might be some new type of ARM 11 as well, or just an old and dated entry, so we'll just have to for this one and see.

User Agent Profile for the Samsung GT-i9260

User Agent Profile for the Samsung GT-i9260

Water cooler talk has the device called the Samsung GALAXY Premier which would mean that the phone would not technically be a Nexus model. You might recall that Samsung decided to use the Nexus S name for the second Nexus branded handset instead of calling it the Samsung Nexus 2, Back then, Sammy's decision had to do with HTC producing the initial  Nexus One handset and the "S" allegedly stood for "second to none".

Could the Korean manufacturer still be wary about using the number two on a Samsung branded Nexus phone? Could they still be worried that much about appearing to play second fiddle to the Taiwan based OEM? That would be hard to fathom considering Samsung's strong success and HTC's current struggles. Alas, these are questions best left unanswered until we learn more about the GT-i9260.

source: Pocketnow

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posted on 16 Sep 2012, 16:54 4

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd just take it as a successor to the Galaxy Nexus. that doesn't seem confusing to me at all. o:

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 16:57 13

2. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


"ARM Cortex-A11"
Sorry but that does NOT exist, afaik just right after A9 comes A15, there's nothing in-between. Definitely not that obsolete ARM11 too.
Their source is:http://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/GT-I9260.xml
That makes cpu deductions from that website totally unreliable since each device listed there supposedly features an ARM11 processor.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 18:17 1

14. Birds (Posts: 1029; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You never know. Lets stop being logical for a moment and use our imaginations. An A11 chipset would fall in between the 40-32nm A9s and the 22nm A15s. So it could possibly be the 30-26 nm chipsets implemented by Qualcom. Nonetheless, you shouldn't so eagerly dismiss stuff like this. Just be optimistic and hope they come out with a midrange chipset.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 05:47 1

28. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


That would be cool but ARM doesn't even list the Cortex-A11 as an existing product nor do they have it featured on their processor series. This can only mean one thing, the A11 never existed nor will it ever exist in the future. Had it existed ARM would have it detailed way before being manufactured, It just doesn't make any sense.
http://www.arm.com/products/processors/index.php

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 19:13 5

19. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I needs to be a fast and efficient processor, I could care less what it is called.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 20:34 5

21. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


This UAP also claims Zero softkeys. That doesn't sound like a Nexus to me.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:05 1

3. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Have you noticed that we don't get any actual Quad Core phones in the States? SGS III was dumbed down to a dual core processor. This is because Quad Core processors don't get along with LTE too well. But I know the Note II is Quad Core and it will be released in the states. Also I hope the LG Optimus G will come as well. The only question is, will they be dumbed down to Dual Core processors?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:35 5

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No, quad cores work with LTE, just with a seperate chip, which no one had done thus far. It looks like Samsung did that with the Galaxy Note 2, or maybe they just integrated it into the Exynos 4412; because there was a leaked screenshot of the Note 2 on AT&T's LTE, also it showed its processor clock speed running at 1.6 GHz, the same frequency it runs at in the international version. And I doubt they overclocked the S4 if they did switch it out. Also, didn't LG say the Optimus G was supposed to be the first to bridge the gap between quad cores and LTE?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 18:29 2

15. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yea that's what I heard too, that's exactly what LG is supposed to do. I know how it works with the different chip, but I read that it's a bit more complicated, that's why they avoided it with the SGS III. I'm just "hoping" the same doesn't happen to Note II and Optimus G.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 18:52 1

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Eh, I couldn't really care less about what they do. They have done comparisons between the US version of the GS3 and the international, and there is a very minimal difference. Sometimes, the US version was actually faster at opening up apps or multi-tasking. As long as it has at least an S4, I'm fine.

At the very least, they might swap it out for a dual S4 Pro, which is on par with the Exynos 4412. But I'm pretty sure they're going to put a separate chip in for LTE and keep the quad-core.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 19:10 4

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


to me an s4 dual pro would swipe the floor with the exynos 4412.....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 21:24 2

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not really, the regular S4 doesn't perform as well as the 4412, only the quad S4 Pro beats it in power. The dual S4 Pro is on par with the Exynos.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:51

30. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


i think what makes the Exynos superior is the Mali GPU, other than that i think the S4's processor has more powerful and efficient cores. that's why i believe the next Nexus will have a dual core. Google knows that currently Android cannot take advantage of quad cores, at least not as efficiently as dual cores.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 10:19 1

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, the S4 is almost on par with the Exynos in terms of CPU, but the regular S4 was using last years Adreno 225 because they rushed them out, so it was beaten in terms of GPU. But the Pro is using the new Adreno 320, so they're equal across the board, thus the quad S4 Pro is more powerful.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:50

27. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


True, but still you'd want the latest and greatest right?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 10:41

32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I would rather them work on battery tech, we're good on processor power with the A-15 processors, we need battery. I only want the best when it's necessary; I don't want quad core A-15 with a 1080p display and a 40 MP PureView camera and 4 GB RAM. An OMAP 5 processor, 2 GB RAM, 720p RGB display, and 8 MP camera with good optics is enough for at least 3 years. More battery is always welcome though.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 10:49

33. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Essentially when I say the latest and greatest, I was referring to the battery as well. See the thing is, there are powerful batteries out there. The Droid Razr MAXX proved it. But I have yet to see a phone with the perfect package. Like, if they threw in a 3300 mAh battery with the Optimus G, it would be the beast of the beasts. The Note II actually is pretty much that. (just the screen is a bit too big for my taste).

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:02 2

34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, no perfect package as of yet. I think the perfect thing for me would be a Motorola Nexus. Big battery, unibody design, stock Android with immediate updates, OMAP 5 processor or S4 Pro, 2 GB RAM, 4.5 inch 720p display, and that famous Motorola antenna... Would be great

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:32

35. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yea that sounds pretty nice. Updates are pretty important. That's my fear with going with LG. Android 4.2 is probably around the corner.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:20

37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


LG Nexus? Looks like LG is trying to impress everybody with their devices lately, so their Nexus will probably be the most impressive in terms of specs. If they make one that is

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:28

38. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


No I meant the LG Optimus G. Specs are great, but the software updates might never come.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:05

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I figured, but if you're worried about updates and you want the specs, get the LG Nexus. Like I said, it'll probably have the best specs of all the Nexus and will be on par with the Optimus G. It'll basically be an Optimus G with guaranteed updates and stock Android.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:00

41. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Hmm...just no clue when that might come out.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:20

42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


November 5th is when the Nexus will most likely come out. It's Androids 5th birthday, so that's where I get the impression that there will be 5 Nexus phones.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:39

43. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


You've analyzed this much deeper than I have.

That's pretty great news.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:50

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, I really go deep into thought when it comes to certain things, I try to make connections and figure out hidden meanings. Sometimes it works against me though because I over-analyze, and I make it seem more complicated than it actually is.

But yeah, 5 Nexus devices on Android's 5th birthday.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:43 2

10. redmd (Posts: 911; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


G Note 2: Exynos quad + LTE chip
Optimus G: Quad core krait (LTE integrated))

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:57 2

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Quad Krait doesn't have LTE integrated, only the dual cores do. The quad core needs a separate chip as well.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:27 1

25. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Wait for APQ8064 + MDM9x15 LTE modems, you will get your wish.

As long as it's the APQ8064, LTE will be doable for Qualcomm phones.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:06 1

4. zackh121556 (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Would be nice but...fake

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:24 2

7. tango_charlie (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


nope, the device actually exits and the uaprof is from samsung. hit the linkhttp://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/GT-I9260.xml

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:09 1

5. Luuthian (Posts: 219; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


If that's the best Samsung can muster for their next Nexus device, I'll be looking elsewhere for my next phone :/. The Galaxy Nexus is fantastic for what it is, but it was Android 4.0 that made the device. The specs were never anything to write home about. Next time around, without a flashy new OS to show off, the specs are going to matter.

I really hope Sony and LG step this one up, because I'll be moosying over to an LG Optimus G if dual-core with a lame graphics chip is all this year's Nexus can offer.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:14 6

6. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


"There are rumours of Sasmung"

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 18:17 1

13. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I'm about to comment also but you made it first. ; )

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 07:57

29. saltydog15 (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


i heard sasmung lives in the woods of the north eastern united states

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:28 3

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


xperia nexus would be best if not then LG

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 17:58 1

12. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The phone usually brings new features and Android versions. So i'm guessing the new HD screen of some kind and a modest set of new features for android haha call it Nexus S haha apple might sue over the letter S after a phone name.lol (couldn't resist the apple slam)

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 19:10

18. roldefol (Posts: 3182; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hahahahaha Nexus S! Nexus S oh man is that a stupid name for a Nexus phone! Oh wait...

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 21:44

23. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


haha yeah there you go

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 20:10 1

20. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Please god don't give the next nexus phone to Samsung again. Give it to Asus. They've already proven themselves with the Nexus 7. Samsung is just gonna make another very plasticky cheap phone with subpar camera. I know the nexus line isn't suppose to be super innovative as it is a base for others to build on, but it doesn't have to have budget build quality and camera as well.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 21:49 1

24. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


Xperia Nexus G1
Droid Nexus
LG Optimus NeXXXus (An optimus G with lots of preloaded pr0n)
Micromax A45 Nexus
Sharp Aquos Nexus

I hope sharp and other japanese smartphones come to the mix.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:06 1

26. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I hope it comes with OMAP5432 chipset with 2 ghz dual core a15 arm cortex.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:53

36. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


may be like the one in the nokia 808 PUREVIEW an arm 11 that can record 1080 full hd videos

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:49

39. honeynegi (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Samsung just came up with Note 2, great specs and now there is a Nexus 2 from Samsung it will be a great device like Note 2 but just one thing I want in Nexus 2 is Adreno 320 GPU rather than Mali 400 mp ..................

there are some upcoming handsets that will beat Samsung's devices in specs so Samsung has to come up with more powerful phone........

quick review of Note 2 athttp://www.viewloud.com/articles/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-fastest-Android-device-with-5-5-inch-Super-AMOLED-HD-screen-and-Jelly-Bean

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