Nexus Prime Stories October 18, 2011
A few minutes early from This is my next who obtained an official press release, Samsung has officially announced one of the most anticipated devices of the year: the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus is the flagship Android device to run Google’s next version of Android, Android 4.o — aka Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Nexus is packing specs wise, featuring a 4.65-inch (1280 x 720) 720P HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Storage wise the device comes in a 16GB or 32GB version. The device features a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera (1o80p at 30FPS) and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. As it goes for connectivity the device features Bluetooth 3.0, USB, Wi-Fi, and NFC — which will hopefully have Wallet enabled.
We’re hearing the device features Google+ integration inside, but we’re sure that has to do more with Ice Cream Sandwich.
The device features the curved design that was rumored, making the Prime 8.94mm thick and 135g in weight. The device also features a barometer! We’re waiting for some official press shots, so hang tight until the event begins.
The Galaxy Nexus lands in November in U.S., Europe, and Asia, but no carriers have been announced
Engadget has posted a video of someone demoing off the Nexus Prime before its announced in roughly two hours. The video shows off the device and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) entirely, both of which are to be announced tonight.We’ll be covering the event, so just hang tight.
Today, we have found a few pictures taken by the upcoming Galaxy Nexus on Picasa. We’ve matched the EXIF data of both images with each other, and then with past leaks which seem to indicate that this is the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus’ camera has a resolution of 1944×2592 pixels, and matches the photos leaked a couple weeks ago of an Apple Store. Note, that the EXIF data of both images called this device the Galaxy Nexus, not the Nexus Prime.
The first image, as seen after the break, was posted by Picasa user Sammy Fte (Samsung FTE?). The EXIF data of the image matched perfectly and actually looks like a nice picture if you ask us. The resolution was only 1944×2595, only sizing in at about 5MP, a low megapixel camera in comparison to the 8MP camera seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S II and there may be a reason for this. A previous photo found with Galaxy Nexus EXIF data on Picasa had the same 5MP quality and it led us to believe that the camera is the same. We believe that this certain Picasa user is an employee of Samsung thanks to the name and other photos posted on the account.
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We’re but a day away from Google’s and Samsung’s major Hong Kong event meant to serve as a launchpad for the Nexus Prime, the first handset to feature Android 4.0 nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Guardian reports that the handset is “expected to be released in the UK within the next four weeks, in time for Christmas”, without naming a source for their claim. Meanwhile, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo wrote on Twitter that the Nexus Prime will land in Japan around November, boasting about it being “among the fastest” devices on the market.
An unlocked version of the phone is already showing up at third-party resellers, priced at about $750. The features allegedly include a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, native 720p display, eight-megapixel camera on the back with 1080p video capture, support for NFC and more.
Google pushed back the Nexus Prime launch originally scheduled for Monday last week out of respect for Steve Jobs. Coincidentally, the new October 19 date collides with a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life due tomorrow in the outdoor amphitheater of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. Apple will even close its brick-and-mortar stores for an hour so employees can watch the ceremony.
Nexus Prime Stories October 15, 2011
Android Police has gotten exclusive screenshots of the Gmail, Calendar, and Email widgets for the upcoming Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. As you can see with the Gmail widget above, the Ice Cream Sandwich version features a slightly upgraded UI, but is missing Labels. Below is calendars expand full story