Nexus Prime confirmed by Samsung lawyers

Nexus Prime confirmed by Samsung lawyers
That another Nexus device existed and would launch as the first phone running Ice Cream Sandwich, we already knew that to be true. It's always been the specifics about the device that have been subject to the rumor tag, but it looks like at least one rumor can be smashed. The Nexus Prime is a Samsung device.

Rumor had it that Samsung was showing off the Nexus Prime at Verizon HQ recently, but that was just a rumor. This information was confirmed by Samsung themselves after company lawyers issued an injunction against someone who had obtained the firmware of the Nexus Prime. Samsung lawyers want to keep that person from sharing the firmware. In the letter, Samsung confirms that the device is its property, and also refers to the device under the name Nexus Prime. While it seems easy to assume that Nexus Prime will be the official name of the device, there is still no confirmation of that, and the name Prime could very well be a product codename, much like the Nexus One was the HTC Passion, and the Nexus S was Crespo.

Given that it is confirmed the next Nexus device is being made by Samsung, that makes it a much higher likelihood that it will also feature the Samsung-made Super AMOLED HD screen. The device is expected to be launched in just a couple months, so it seems like now is the time when rumors will start turning into facts. We're excited to see more details.

source: Geek via Android Authority

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1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. Lawyers are confirming devices now. Kinda scary. You know, from the number of posts from people on here still holding out for the U.S. to get the GS2 on our carriers, is "a couple months" really too long to wait for the Prime? Or is Sammy to wrapped up with Apple (More lawyers. These guys have job security, don't they??) to get the Prime out on time, and a couple of months becomes like sometime in the Spring? I know this is supposed to be a monster of a device. Worth the wait? Let the rumor watch begin......

2. firstplayer unregistered

pretty cool. sgsii move aside!

4. tellmeYnHOW unregistered

i wouldn't say that the nexus beats gs2 outright because nexus IS clocked up to 1.5ghz but what does that mean in real world performance? more battery drain? the gpu nexus prime will use an old clocked up powerVR 540 found on the gs1 same amount of ram and here's the thing with the super amoled HD- it is a higher resolution screen in terms of pixels but than it's also based on pentile matrix. So I will reserve my judgement until I can compare it to the gs2 screen which uses a rgb stripe. All these pixels will require more power from the processors and battery. I really hope google didn't rush ICS just so it can have an earlier launch date because than this could potentially be a really bad thing. Last thing is that there is NO confirmation on when the nexus prime will be launched and to which carrier. In my area ATnT and T-mobile suCs so if it goes there than I can't get it. So to my eyes I can't see why the gs2 needs to move over. Maybe your just mad that gs2 didn't go to Verizon.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im in the same boat. im not sure if i should get the SGS2 and XDA update it myself to ICS or wait for the prime. prime has a higher rez screen sgs2 has exynos where supposedly the prime doesnt. sgs2 has 8mpx camera where the prime is supposed to be a 5mpx gingerbread is stable... is ICS? the prime will get updates about 5 years before carriers allow samsung to update sgs devices.. lol

15. Prime unregistered

The big draw to the Prime over the SGS2 for me is as follows: Higher Res Screen.. 1280 will probably be the rage next year in screens.. I'd rather not buy old tech! Camera.. I'd actually PREFER a 5mpx camera! Better photo quality, especially indoors. Prime may do away with the capactive buttons, a new feature of ICS.. I want this! More screen is a good thing. Updates on Prime... YES!

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

remember the Galaxy S II might not come to the States with Exynos.

3. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

what countries will have this on their shelf?

5. tellmeYnHOW unregistered

gotta be US first

6. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

At least this ends the STUPID rumors that Motorola will build the next Nexus. MOTOROLA CAN'T BUILD PHONES!

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I feel like even if this launched tomorrow, major U.S. carriers wouldn't get it until 2012.

9. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

I think all the other Google phones were launched in the US first.

12. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

but the other google phones weren't launched during an apple s**t storm.

8. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

I skipped the Evo3D to compare with the Photon. I skipped the Photon to compare with the SGII. I think I'm skipping the SGII to see what happens with the Nexus Prime.

13. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

i think you should just skip the nexus prime. there will be something better in a few weeks after that anyways, but then again you probably should skip that one too......

20. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Difference is that EVO3D and Photon were not enough of an upgrade over the Evo to make it worth it. SGII is tempting for the form factor if not the screen resolution. But the Prime is really looking like an upgrade on all levels over the Evo.

11. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I'll be waiting for HTC device with ICS.

21. touness unregistered

HTC ? what s that ? Oh you talk about the brand that google ditched for samsung to build their nexus phones.. yeah I remember, then u really seems like an idiot in doing that

14. Moo unregistered

Me want

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i will for Samsung's lawyers to revelead the specs for this phone,

18. andro unregistered

I work in the mobile phone industry and have been talking to a Samsung rep in recently,the rep has seen and held the nexus prime and said its the same spec as the galaxy s2 but with a curved screen and metal frame back. Nexus prime will not allow memory card storage but will have ample memory The phone does has ice cream os but does not features the super amoled plus hd screen as that according to the rep will be by the looks of it kept for the galaxy s3 in the start of 2012. Th rep also claimed the galaxy s2 will be getting an update to ice cream in october/november

23. A.G. unregistered

so in the end Prime is not much better than the current Nexus S rather it feels more like a Nexus S v2.0 with a dual core CPU at 1.5 instead of single core at 1.0 and a newer SAMOLED+ HD screen instead of the old SAMOLED+ screen and probably 32GB storage instead of 16GB i'm out, Nexus is great for the upgrades. but not having an microSD support is a major hold back for my taste, currently own the Nexus S and I hate it with passion due the lack of space.

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

seems like a totally new Nexus to me. what would you want it to have to make you push it to a next generation Nexus?

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