Samsung Nexus Prime: Verizon First Others After
We have a bit more news today on what should be the first Android smartphone sporting Google’s newest operating system Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Nexus Prime, and apparently the Nexus Prime is slightly thicker and taller than the Google Nexus S.
According to an article over on The Droid Guy, they were at a Verizon developer conference in Las Vegas and managed to talk to a Samsung employee who was tinkering with a smartphone they didn’t recognise and then managed to get the guy to let them have a closer look at the device, although naturally there were not allowed to snap any pictures.
Apparently the suppose Sammy guy then let them know that the handset was indeed the Samsung Nexus Prime and the smartphone sports an 8 megapixel rear facing camera along with a 2 megpaixel front facing camera, a single home button, HDMI, MHL, NFC, and sports a TI dual core OMAP processor.
Apparently this guy also suggested that Verizon will gain the Samsung Nexus Prime first although the name might be changed to the Verizon Droid Prime, and it will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, although this particular handset was running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread due to Ice Cream Sandwich not yet being ready, and apparently there are both GSM and CDMA versions of the device.
Word is Verizon expects to have the Samsung Nexus Prime sometime late October or early November with other carriers gaining the Android handset sometime after, so it looks like the Big Red might have a little exclusivity lined up for the Samsung Nexus Prime albeit only for a short time perhaps.