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Will the Nexus Prime dock into a Nexus tablet?

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Will the Nexus Prime dock into a Nexus tablet?
You remember the teaser video that Samsung outed yesterday, right? It offered us a sneak peek at what will possibly be the Nexus Prime, expected to be unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event, scheduled for October 11. While some things in the video are pretty obvious, like the fact that the phone will feature a curved screen, similarly to its predecessor, the Nexus S, there are other, more subtle signs that might as well reveal a little something about what we may see at the event. Something like... a tablet that might serve as a dock for the Nexus Prime? Well, this sure sounds like a strange move, but it's not like we don't have any reason to discuss it.

First of all, the main theme of the video seems to be around the idea that there are some things in life, which work much better, when they are together. The examples shown include cookies and milk, coffee and a newspaper, a planner and a fountain pen, as well as wine and candles. Finally, the video notes that there's another great combination right around the corner.

Image by Joe Lancaster

Image by Joe Lancaster

This is where Google+ user Joe Lancaster has picked up the idea and hypothesized that the video actually shows a tablet behind the Nexus Prime. With a bit of image altering, he's tried to prove the existence of what should obviously be the very first Nexus tablet, or at least a tablet dock for the Nexus Prime. According to Lancaster, the three dots visible on the side of the Prime will serve as means to connect the phone to the tablet. Honestly, we wouldn't jump to such a conclusion just by looking at the teaser, but of course, there may be something true behind this, as he calls it, "crazy hypothesis". Who knows.

By all means, there will be a combination of some sort, and we too have a few suggestions about what it might be.


Suggestion 1:

Our first suggestion is the same as Joe's - that we might indeed be looking at the Nexus Prime smartphone, and a special tablet where it can dock. When it comes to docking, we're willing to think that the phone may either fit somewhere inside the tablet, or just remain visible on its side, docked via some kind of connector.


Suggestion 2:

There may be a phone and a tablet, which, however, would not dock. Our idea is that with Ice Cream Sandwich, your info, data and apps found on the first device should be perfectly compatible with the second device, and it would always stay in the cloud, so that your experience would be the same on both devices. However, this makes the eventual existence of a Nexus tablet a bit less possible, as these capabilities should be available with all Ice Cream Sandwich devices.


Suggestion 3:

The "perfect combination" in question might simply be the partnership between Google and Samsung. However, this partnership isn't something new, so that too doesn't make perfect sense.

That's what we see in the video, folks. Do you have any ideas of your own?

Don't forget that we'll cover Samsung's Unpacked live, in order to bring you the newest information from the event, so stay tuned!



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posted on 06 Oct 2011, 10:00

1. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


all 3 are very plausable :)

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 10:15

2. @ce12 (unregistered)


I thought they might have meant the fusion of Gingerbread and honeycomb into ICS...

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 10:20 1

3. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


I was already saying this!!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 10:21

4. MIKE (unregistered)


The idea of the tablet as a dock-only is a MUST. this IS the future - carry your phone only, use the tablet-dock (one at work, one at the gym, one at home...) for better access.

the current smartphone is very powerful device. It only needs a bigger screen, a keyboard, and a bigger battery to be fully functional computer.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 11:00

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


It could be the combination of various projects into one as many things hint,.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 11:17

6. KS (unregistered)


Phone and ICS (OS) makes a perfect combo
its my thought

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 11:38

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I like the idea of a phone that can fully doc into the tablet, much like what Asus was trying to do. However, if they do something like that, then the "tablet" part needs to be cheap since its basically just a screen and (hopefully) bigger battery.

I was thinking it was just the fusion of the exynos gen 2 chipset with ICS, which sounds like geek nirvana to me.. lol.

or it could be #2 which i find the most likely. I dont see a point in a nexus "tablet" as most android tablets right now are pretty stock. Of course, google could just force tablet makers that use straight ICS to allow google to update it directly. That would be awesome. But if both your phone and your tablet run ICS, i dont see any reason why they wouldnt stay completely linked at all times so i could start a document or a game or music from G-Music on one, and then finish it on the other at the exact same spot. Seamless instant integration between multiple devices. Thats the future.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:11

8. MiguelZamora (unregistered)


Nexus device with LTE is a very good combination also!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:18

9. trusstopher (unregistered)


Some have said that the "perfect combination" is the joining of the Galaxy line and the Nexus line...

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:55

11. hhaa (unregistered)


if that is the tablet behind then it may not feature any hardware at all..
similar to the asus padfone concept and motorola webtop where the larger counterpart is just enlarging the phone's function and usage on a bigger screen.

great stuff!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:09

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


this'll be an awesome half pipe for my tech deck boards. :D

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:38

13. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


how about the joining of the mobile phone and the access to the internet?!?!?!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:00

14. Just a thought... (unregistered)


It's obviously Nexus and Verizon LTE. There is no tablet just like there was no iPhone5. No company could have kept that little tidbit secret this long.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:50

15. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


http://www.gsmarena.com/source_close_to_google_reveals_real_nexus_prime_specs-news-3239.php

This article from gsmarena says otherwise...........dont know really what to expect.....

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:04

16. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


This may absolutely be true, since Samsung makes both the best phone (Samsung Galaxy SII) and the best tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) on the market right now.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:18

17. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


A dock would be very lame.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 17:35

18. nick (unregistered)


Check out gsmarena.com they have new specification on nexus prime.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 20:23

19. CellularNinja (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


i think its the second one

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