Leaked Nexus Prime app list shows no bloat but FaceLock

Leaked Nexus Prime app list shows no bloat but FaceLock
Any new information on the upcoming Nexus Prime is always interesting, and this new batch of info is especially fun to think about. Someone over at MyDroidWorld posted a list of apps installed on the Nexus Prime, or in this case what is likely the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, because the list does include a couple Verizon specific apps. What the list doesn't contain is bloatware, which is a huge relief. And, there are some other very interesting listings installed. 

The most interesting is probably an app labeled FaceLock.apk. Google mentioned a long time ago that Ice Cream Sandwich would feature facial recognition, but we didn't know exactly how it would be used. This seems to point to one use as a way to protect your phone by using your face rather than a password or gesture to lock your device. 

Another interesting listing is that the Books app is actually labeled BooksTablet.apk, which would lead us to believe that the Honeycomb version of Books is going to become the default for ICS devices. There is also a ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk, which seems fairly self-explanatory. There is also a mysterious PlusOne.apk, which could be part of the +1 integration with the Android Market, or could point to an expansion of +1 features throughout the Android system. 

For the full list, just jump over to MyDroidWorld, and let us know if we missed anything interesting.

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22 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

No bloatware? Don't play with me man! Is this true or what?

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It is starting to seem that Google can make a deal with Verizon without conceding everything.

5. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I believe that the last two Nexus also didn't have boatware, so it should be the same for this phone if it's branded as a Nexus.

6. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

they never came to big red though. big news for android. thats def the right direction!

14. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

Only reason the nexus one didn't come to VZW was it was too similar to the HTC Incredible so they were just like "meh. we won't bother."

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's why everyone was worried. The point of a Nexus device is a pure Android experience - no skin, no bloatware. Those are two things that Verizon has rarely done.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thank god samsung and Google are finally a big enough part enough of VZWs line up that they can start controlling whats on the phone a bit, like apple does... because you know VZW didnt give up its bloatware easily. I hope they get to start doing that with other carriers too.

15. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm sure the trade-off was tethering. I have no faith that tethering will be default unlocked on any of the Nexus Prime variants, but Verizon least of all.

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Me neither, but I'm crossing my fingers anyway! VZW is the greediest and stingiest of all carriers, so I wouldn't be surprised if free tethering didn't make it. I think they had to do it with the Palm Pre because the sales weren't there. I was even shocked to see free navigation make it on the OG Droid. But then again, they couldn't hold off the iPhone with Env's and Blackberries for much longer.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

have faith. maybe VZW is finally learning their lessons about dictating features on the phones only to have customers scream at them about it..... maybe.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The CDMA xoom didn't had bloat did it?

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

at the time there wasnt much honeycomb bloat to put on it.. but im sure there was some VZW crap in there.

2. Orbiter unregistered

any guess on if/when this beauty will be available on the other networks???

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Hopefully its a USA release on 4 mayor carriers at the same time, and maybe some countries. But there is no telling just uet

17. Allday28

Posts: 330; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Its not gonna be the same time. Verizon got the rights to release it first.. Thats why they didnt get SGS2..

3. longhairbilly

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 23, 2010

No Bloat on a Verizon phone? I don't believe you. LIARS!!

18. Allday28

Posts: 330; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

OG Droid didnt have any.. People act like Verizon phones are the only one with bloatware.. They all do it!!

19. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

that was like the orginal nexus phone though.

23. ? unregistered

The Original Droid was not a nexus device? The only nexus devices are: nexusone, nexus s and soon to be nexus prime...

8. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

VZW LTE+ NEXUS x NO BLOAT = FTMFW

11. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Yeah can't ask for more...

21. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I will be opening up a new line on my VZW account just to get this... lol I was all about the Vigor until I heard the Verizon might possibly getting a Nexus phone.

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