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This Google Nexus Prime might be next

There’s this rumor about the next Android Nexus phone that will be released next quarter by Google and they’re naming it the Nexus Prime. The specs are drool-worthy so it definitely attracted a lot of speculative attention.



Samsung Nexus S

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

The name Google Nexus Prime sounds believable but I thought the name feels like it’s been timed with the showing of Transformers 3. Besides the term “Prime” does not reflect a 3rd-generation Nexus handset.

Well, Samsung was able to convince Google to name their co-branded handset to Nexus S instead of Nexus Two so it’s possible that this time, Samsung (who is rumored to be the partner for this new project) might have a hand with the naming.

But here are some more details — 720p-resolution display (1280×720 pixels) with a Super AMOLED HD, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a TI OMAP4460 processor (which is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore 1.5Ghz and PowerVR SGX540).

If Samsung is the partner, then they should be using a dual-core Orion ARM Cortex-A9 chip with quad-core MALI 400 GPU.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

35 Responses

  1. Avatar for alain alain says:

    well i am using the nexus s now and it works real gud no problem. i would like still to see a google prime with a htc body and htc ui latest version that would be unbeatable. i still beleive the prime will be a monster but i prefer to wait for the htc vigor.

  2. Avatar for Jhelo Cruz Jhelo Cruz says:

    I so want this phone!

  3. Avatar for Totem Totem says:

    Wow! Drool-worthy specs O__O

  4. Avatar for Mikhail Mikhail says:

    Plus this one: “Google could be working with multiple carriers and multiple OEMs on their own exclusive Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) halo devices, and that they may all launch around the same time.”

    That should be interesting.

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/27/googles-first-ice-cream-sandwich-phone-to-be-manufactured-by-samsung-possibly-dubbed-nexus-prime/

  5. Avatar for allan allan says:

    i would like to know who thought of these names?
    sana magkaron din ng pinoy sounding firmware name like leche flan & android yema sounds nice. :-)

  6. Avatar for nix nix says:

    siguro magkakaroon dn ng android blueberry cheesecake!:D gnda naman nito!

    • Avatar for MarCine MarCine says:

      Pwede! hehe but i think AndroidOS naming is in alphabetical order.

    • Avatar for luiboowee luiboowee says:

      Tama! It started with Cupcake. Then Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and lastly Honeycomb. After Ice Cream Sandwich it would start with letter “J”. Perhaps Jelly, Jam, or Juicyfruit (LOL). Bottomline is, codes are named after desserts. :)

      I’m guessing why there are no “A” and “B”. Baka kasi nag-start sa “Beta”. hehe.

    • Avatar for bri bri says:

      i still go for the previously suggested firmware name for android.. the Android Yema..

    • Avatar for bri bri says:

      i’ll still go for the previously suggested firmware name for android.. the Android Yema..

    • Avatar for zgkent zgkent says:

      I guess android “A” and “B” would be android alpha and beta…^_^

      “android juicyfruit”, reminds me of the bubble gum..hehe

  7. Avatar for jamby jamby says:

    the edges looked like that of the N5800….

  8. Avatar for slabster slabster says:

    ugh…and here i am planning to buy sgs2…i have nexus s now, seems like i have to wait for this
    i like its simplicity, most of all ^____^

  9. Avatar for marvin marvin says:

    I think google should give other android manufacturers a chance to make a nexus device. LG should do the next nexus. I love lg’s hardware. Doesn’t feel cheap unlike samsung’s glossy and plasticky appearance.

  10. Avatar for Mike Mike says:

    Let me guess! Samsung galaxy s3 specs most likely:

    Super AMOLED HD
    2.0 GHZ DUAL CORE
    2 GB RAM
    ANDROID ICE CREAM SANDWICH

    • Avatar for jaicon jaicon says:

      that would be crazy!!
      hell yeah i just brought sgs2 last month at heto na naman sila. I can’t breath in between…

  11. Avatar for Dippin Slash Dippin Slash says:

    I’m excited for this phone. The only Android device I have is the Galaxy Tab.

  12. Avatar for jonas jonas says:

    Stable na ba ang honeycomb? May icecream sandwich na. Gaya ng symbian, di pa narelease ang symbian anna e may symbian belle na

    • Avatar for Pinoy Persuasion Pinoy Persuasion says:

      Tama! I am happy with Froyo 2.2. I consider myself a techie pero bakit wala naman akong makitang flaw sa Froyo as far as my needs are concerned. Very stable ang Froyo so I wonder why others really want a Gingerbread upgrade and so on. Now eto naman ang Ice Cream sandwich.

    • Avatar for Num Lock Num Lock says:

      This should be done or we would be stock with nokia’s menu or android 1.0. I hope android’s apps will be compatible with mainstream os like windows ala sun’s open office to ms’ office.

  13. Avatar for JepNear JepNear says:

    OMG! the specs are drool worthy indeed!

  14. Avatar for coollearner coollearner says:

    i guess that the partner is LG this time

  15. Avatar for sago sago says:

    Eek… I just bought a SGSII, but that looks mighty yummy.

  16. Avatar for anon anon says:

    what a shiny, cheap piece of plastic

  17. Avatar for Benchmark Benchmark says:

    anu daw? Ice Cream Sandwhich? Hala! Wala pa akong Android…nako…I need to catch up! Baka kung kelan Android 10.0 Sweet Yam, dun ako magkaroon ng andoid phone! WAH!! :(

  18. Avatar for Jared Jared says:

    when will this be released?

  19. Avatar for thermometer thermometer says:

    nice…and what will be the expected market price?

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