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Verizon said to get Google Nexus Prime first with October or November launch speculated

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Verizon said to get Google Nexus Prime first with October or November launch speculated
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless you have just had an opportunity to test drive a hot new Android demo. The guys at The Droid Guy were in Sin City to attend the Verizon Developers Conference and stumbled across a cool looking Samsung handset. They were curious about it and soon Kyle from The Droid Guy was led to a room where he was checked for hidden cameras and recording devices. After he turned up clean, Kyle was presented with a demo version of the Google Nexus Prime, which he described as being bigger and thicker than the Google Nexus S. Additionally, the phone has only a single home button at the bottom of the phone with a power button and a volume rocker on the side. There will be no menu and back buttons.

According to Kyle, the first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored phone will debut on Verizon, although there was no word about the rumored exclusivity period that Big Red had been expected to receive for the device. The launch is supposed to take place in late October or early November. And Kyle was able to confirm some of the specs for the handset including the dual-core TI OMAP chip under the hood (expected to be the OMAP 4460) and the support for NFC, HDMI and MHL on the model. There will be two cameras on board, one on back and one on front coming in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. Android 4.0 was not yet ready, so the demo ran Android 2.3.4.

As we reported earlier, the Google Nexus Prime is expected to replace the Samsung Droid Charge and become the carrier's flagship Android phone for this holiday season, and there is still a chance that Verizon will call this the DROID Prime.

source: TheDroidGuy via AndroidandMe

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:30 2

1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


8mp Camera FTW

Fing Prime FTW

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:30

15. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

just ordered a droid bionic today I guess when I get it Im sending it back.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:20 2

20. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

OMG im sooooo ready for this phone already. Lol

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:36 3

21. 143 (unregistered)

wooohhhoooooo!!! my next phone. bye bye my boring ip4!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:43

2. Enrique (unregistered)

So no confirmation of 720p screen?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:44 1

3. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

No ATT love mentioned yet? Well, its still called nexus prime so hopefully it will cover more then just verizon.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:45 3

4. wowowow (unregistered)

please come out in OCTobER so i can compare the HTC Vigor and PRime please please please

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 13:54

31. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

My money's on first week of November, to commemorate the Droid's 2nd birthday. One groundbreaking stock Droid deserves another.

Verizon wouldn't push out three flagships on top of each other, but they could release one a month. Bionic in Sept, Vigor in Oct, Prime in Nov.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:40

33. yayea (unregistered)

yea as long as its the first week Nov. b/c honestly i cant wait much longer : X i am ready for a new phone... been waiting so long for the Galaxy S2 since January lol.. soo yea i am ready

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:46

5. bubba78 (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 May 2011)

I hope it isn't filled with bloatware. It shouldn't be since it is technically a Nexus device but since they are calling it Droid Prime I am a little worried.

If this has 4g lte this thing will be my next phone for sure.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:49 1

6. wowowow (unregistered)

i am pretty sure its suppose to be 4g lte so :D .

for me i will have to go with this or the vigor so.. . but i'll probably go with this b/c of the screen will be better then the htc most likely

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:57 2

16. bubba78 (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 May 2011)

Yeah I think I will go with this over the Vigor also. It will already come loaded with Android 4.0 ICS and get the latest updates. This will be the phone for me...I cant wait :-)

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 22:33 1

17. wowowow (unregistered)

though the vigor will come with beats headphones and a mic on it i believe so that is a nice option ! guess we will find out and see :D

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 11:17 1

29. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I see the Prime and Vigor appealing to slightly different crowds. I for one think the Prime will be too big for my tastes (looks like Epic Touch size) while the Vigor is in the sweet spot. But many people here seem to think bigger is always better. Both will have high res screens, but the Prime will have an edge at 720p while the Vigor is probably qHD. Sense vs ICS... it's good to have options.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:42 1

34. yayea (unregistered)

yea.. i was kind of liking the headphones that would come with the Vigor.. i love music who doesnt soo.. just wonder how it sounds!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:52 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its nice to know that its an 8mpx camera instead of the 5 that they kept claiming.

If there really is an exclusivity period with it, they need to hurry up and launch it so we can get past that exclusivity period and put it on all carriers. :)

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:55 1

8. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

I just read on another site there will be a GSM and CDMA version of the phone as mentioned by the rep this guy talked to. So supposedly it will be offered on every carrier. I dont care if verizon gets it first. I just dont want to wait 2 or 3 months for the rest to have it. That will suck and i'll just pass it up. :(

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:56 2

9. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

To compete against iphone it needs to be everywhere iphone will be....which according to rumors will be every major carrier this year.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:57 4

10. Knicknevin (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

I just want a phone to replace my Original Droid. The Bionic is the first one to have something similar to what I want, but too close to the Vigor and the Prime to be considered. These two phone (hopefully) will be the stars for V's Holiday Lineup, not counting the ibrick.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:02 1

11. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I hate to be the one that says this but I am not expecting this device to go over well with apple.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:06 2

12. Droider (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

give me a phone with a 4.3 in screen a physical keyboard with 1.5 dualc proccerssor lte4g and a 10mpx camera. and ill never be in this website again lol. meanwhile still looking out for that next big thing

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 07:41 2

26. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I don't understand why cameras need to go any higher. 8 MP is already digital camera quality. Kick it up to 10, 12 or 15 MP and all you get are photos that take up more and more storage space. Unless you routinely print posters, 8 MP is all you need. Anything more would just be for bragging rights.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:08 1

13. chris da computa guy (unregistered)

How BIG is the SCREEN????!!!! LOL Thanks...

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:23 8

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

The iphone 5 is going to bave a hard time competing with the heavy hitters forthcoming...vigor..prime...sgs2...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 01:12 1

22. costcoHotDogs (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

omg DROIDX0430 stop giving yourself thumbs up - your comments are lame, "bave"....WTF is that? here I'll thumbs you dumb :D

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 02:16 2

23. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Keep dreaming. The day a poorly done Android phne outsells the iPhone is the day the Miami heat win the playoffs. Oh wait :P

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 07:35 5

25. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Enjoy your one-size-fits-all iPhone, good sir. The rest of us will enjoy our freedom of choice.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 09:10

27. dirtyflame (unregistered)

i dont think apple is that naive. im pretty sure they've planned an awesome device. last year they had the retina screen while everyone else was piddling with 480x800. they also had the front facing camera. they are pretty well known for future proofing and setting the bar for everyone else.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 19:05 4

35. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Not so much, but nice try...

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 22:38 4

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

This phone looks to be bringing the pain, Thatz waz up, Verizon exclusive,big red is bring the heat at the end of this year, Thatz how u do it, first bring the only 4g lte that is the real 4g and fastest, with the best services,then at the end of the year hit them with the super phones,

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 23:26 1

19. Chendo498 (unregistered)

One home button ehhh!!
I thought Ice Cream Sandwich would eliminate the need for ALL
buttons. What a huge disappointment. Another iPhone wannabe!

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 05:21

24. madmax (unregistered)

Really happy to listen that it gonna have a 8 mp camera the 5 mp really was not gonna cut through in this age and day

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 09:15

28. dirtyflame (unregistered)

traded in my bionic cuz of the stupid headphone squeal. wasn't dealing with that. but now im glad knowing that the 720p Droid Prime is coming out!!!! Definitely will be taking that.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 11:57

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

the nexus phone so far have been nothing but second best in sales to the iphone.. I swear u guy make me laugh.. 1st is the SGI now the prime... jajaja.. always waiting for that phone that will put Apple out of business.. loseers...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 14:22 1

32. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Apple has too many people fellating it to go out of business.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 19:18 5

36. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

I love you guys that think anything Apple is so special, yet you're paying for apps that Android users get for free, have to hook-up to iTunes to change damn near anything, and can barely customize your phone.

I will tell you as a fact that I don't think Android is great, but I will take it over anything Apple any day of the week.

Don't you guys have some kind of fan site where you can go instead of trolling here?

One that has jerk-pictures of Tim Cook or something?

I'm sure you can go there with your phones on your jank browser, because all bets are that the website has nothing Flash-based, so it's green-light-slash-Apple worshipper friendly.

Get over yourselves and your love for your Gestapo devices, this is a phone website about all kinds of phones.

You rarely see me on here trolling on any Apple posts (the sue-happy posts are an exception, because Apple are hypocrites). Nope, every Android post has one of the four or five same d-bags with their snarky remarks. "Not the iPhone". Orly? Same bologna, different day. You guys act like you have the "one and only" freaking iPhone. Guess what? Every non-techie has the SAME phone...the iPhone. Just fanboy rhetoric.

Some of us like a little choice, but I guess some of us are sinners for not butthumping anything that Steve Jobs approved.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 12:27 1

37. yeayea (unregistered)


posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:55

39. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

HUGE Thumbs UP!!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:03

38. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Not really happy with the 4460 as the processor. That is basically the processor in the Bionic and Droid 3, but at a 50% increase in clock and the same GPU right? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the Bionic & Droid 3 are upper tier, yes, but clearly trail the Exynos processor in the GS2 right?

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