GSM version of Google Nexus Prime passes through the FCC

GSM version of Google Nexus Prime passes through the FCC
With speculation that Verizon will soon be offering a CDMA version of the Google Nexus Prime under that name, or as the DROID Prime, or even under a completely different moniker, the unit that visited the FCC turns out to be the GSM variant of the device, the GT-i9250. Back in the waning days of August, we showed you a Samsung support page for this device which really didn't offer much in the way of information, except to alert us that the model is real and is coming.

Meanwhile, the SCH-i515 is the CDMA variant that Verizon is supposedly going to have an exclusivity on for an undisclosed period of time. That version has yet to have had its visit with the Feds, but should do so shortly considering that there is some talk about a November 3rd launch for the phone.

No matter which model is launched first (and the Verizon model is still the favorite), it will be the debut of the new Ice Cream Sandwich build of the Android OS. And as the FCC filing proves, even if Big Red gets first crack at the model or a similar phone, there should be a Nexus Prime for the GSM using population in the States. After all, the version of the handset that passed through the FCC included radio bands compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T.

source: FCC via AndroidCentral

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48 Comments

1. Optimus unregistered

The day is getting closer. I can taste it!

2. koreampuff unregistered

The writer just had to save that last piece of of news I was really looking at this article for until the last sentence. haha confirmation, YES.

3. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I WANTZ IT! :) I'm not gunna lie, I'm pretty excited about ICS.

4. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Cannot WAIT to run some AWS goodness through my Nexus Prime! - D

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

this might be the first Nexus they'll eventually make available for all carriers.

6. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

T-Mobile?????.......PLEASE!!!!

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it just confirmed it had Tmo 4g signals in the FCC Filing. Tmo has launched every nexus device. i doubt this will be different. My gut feeling is the "vzw exclusive" is going to be slightly different than the "nexus". the real question is if its really going to be in store or not.. it better be in every store darn it!! lol

42. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I pray you are correct, sir

7. Carlos unregistered

Yeah in other articles read the same that it has tmobile bands, but then were updted saying they were AT&T bands only.

9. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

please.... t mobile...

12. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

no they neglected to include the T-Mobile AWS at first then they updated their Article saying it DOES include AWS. you have that backwards Carlos. Every Single Article online including the Actual FCC website lists T-Mobile's bands.

13. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Yea, good catch, it does say AWS is called out right in the beginning of the 1st exposure doc

15. Carlos unregistered

Yeah true noiced that

40. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Edited:

8. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

No hating on this phone by apple or wp7 fans. None of you have tried ice cream sandwich. If it was a half baked os no one would be using it. At least android hasn't looked the same since it came out. Apple is copying more from android than android is from apple. The specs make it the best phone coming out, so deal with it. Android has the best phone out right now followed by iPhone4s, Wp7 and bada last.

37. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

WP7 user here, and I'm not hating on this device. I actually have high hopes for ICS, only because the UI is getting a significant face lift from one of the people involved with WebOS, which itself was a nice OS. But, I can safely say that up until ICS, Android's overall UX has been...less than spectacular, and possibly bordering on frustrating. I do hope this changes that though; I don't lose anything by Android getting better.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Make it compatible worldwide! So I can buy it and use it here

14. philanthropissed

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Man, I really hope the AT&T variant has a LTE radio.

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Better chance of HSPA+ than LTE from AT&T for this year.

16. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Not very excited about this phone mainly due to the OS. Ice Cream Sandwich just looks very outdated.

17. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

How would you know? Just based on the leaks?! IT ISN'T EVEN OUT YET!!!!

20. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Indeed based on those very leaks. It can't and won't be any different to what we have already seen.

21. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

How does it look outdated? Please explain..

24. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Just look at it, It is effectively the same as Android 1.5. How can this not be outdated.

25. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

You sir, are a moron.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it looks absolutely nothing like android 1.5 you apparently have never used an android. and to say it looks outdated must mean that there is something that is more functional than android. And that is? iOS certainly hasnt changed in 5 iterations? Are you are new BADA cheer leader?? lol. What is more "updated" than android?

27. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

you have to be joking...1.5 is G1....which i had and it looks nothing like it...

28. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Works on exactly the same principles. Ugly icons and widgets and moving left and right to all your homescreens. Atleast MeeGo Harmatten and Windows Phone are breaking this dreadlock.

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

You realize Live Tiles is basically just widgets right?

46. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

@ roscuthiii Live tiles are not exactly like widgets. Both do display live information, but in WP7, you don't have to download and install widgets. You can basically take ANYTHING and pin it as a Tile to the wall, including an individual web page, a single contact or group of contacts(with live information, status updates, etc. on the tile), or any screen within an application. It's like an advanced bookmarking system with live information rather than a standalone widget.

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