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

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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1. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

VZW FTW 8mp Camera FTW Fing Prime FTW

15. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

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

20. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

OMG im sooooo ready for this phone already. Lol

21. 143 unregistered

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

2. Enrique unregistered

So no confirmation of 720p screen?

3. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

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

4. wowowow unregistered

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

31. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

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

5. bubba78

Posts: 57; Member since: May 23, 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.

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

16. bubba78

Posts: 57; Member since: May 23, 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 :-)

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

29. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

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!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. :)

8. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 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. :(

9. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

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

10. Knicknevin

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

11. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

12. Droider

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 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

26. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

13. chris da computa guy unregistered

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

14. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The iphone 5 is going to bave a hard time competing with the heavy hitters

22. costcoHotDogs

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

23. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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

25. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

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.

35. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Not so much, but nice try...

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 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,

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