Samsung-made Nexus Prime to usher in Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung-made Nexus Prime to usher in Android Ice Cream SandwichGoogle will usher in Android Ice Cream Sandwich later this year with the next instalment in its Nexus series of smartphones, a Samsung-made handset to be known as the Nexus Prime.

And as you'd expect, Google's standard-bearer looks set to be one serious piece of mobile kit, coming with a huge 720p display and a powerful mobile processor under the hood.

The next-gen Nexus first came to our attention a couple of weeks ago courtesy of US tech site BGR, and it's the same site that's given us the latest details on this Android 4.0-wielding beast.

For the most part, the latest rumours serve only to confirm what was reported in the original piece, but there are some fresh new nuggets of information to digest. According to BGR's source, that “monster-sized display” we've been promised will be a Super AMOLED HD panel running at 720p.

It's still not clear just how big “monster-sized” actually is, but the presence of a new brand of AMOLED display tech seems to confirm that Google has chosen to retain Samsung as its Nexus hardware partner after working with the Korean firm on the Nexus S.

As for the processor, it appears now certain that TI's OMAP4460 will be the chip in question, as speculated in the original piece.

So far, Google's two Nexus phones have launched in isolation, but the source suggests Google might be looking to change things around this time and may work with several manufacturers on releasing a number of Ice Cream Sandwich-infused handsets at the same time alongside the Nexus Prime.

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blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:01

Timeframe is obviously to try and snuff out press for the iPhone 5. With iOS 5 playing catch up and offering next to nothing new, it could be a great chance for Google and Android manufacturers to grab some more market share.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:36

Can we have "Optimus Prime" from LG? :p

blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:06

Why didn't I think of that gag? :p


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