Sep 06 AT 7:02 PM Alberto Vildosola 86 Comments

Samsung confirms upcoming Google phone will be named Nexus Prime

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Samsung might have just confirmed the next “Google Phone” will be called Nexus Prime. The company has decided to upload the User Agent Profile file of the device with “Nexus Prime” clearly written on it. A name that was actually first brought to light by our very own Taylor way back in May. The page also officially confirms the GT-I9250 device as being the Nexus Prime, something we didn’t know for sure until now.

As you might already know, the GT-I9250 is in the process of getting both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications, which means that an official release by Google or Samsung might not be that far off. This fits perfectly with that rumor we heard a while back about Google rushing the release of the Nexus Prime in order to compete with the iPhone 5. However, we also heard last month that the GT-I9250 will be released between November 28 and December 4. It’s completely up to you which rumor to believe.

The User Agent Profile page also reveals a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution screen and an ARM11 processor. Having said that, this could very well be just a placeholder for the real specs, which will most likely be something along the lines of a OMAP4 processor and a 720p screen.

It’s quite interesting that Google has once again chosen Samsung to build a Nexus device. Maybe those rumors about Andy Rubin being a huge Samsung fan are true after all. On one hand, I’m kind of happy that my next phone will be made by Samsung and not LG or Sony Ericsson. But on the other hand, I’d have liked to see Google give someone else a chance at bat.

To wrap up, the next “Google Phone” will be made by Samsung and be called Nexus Prime. It’ll surely launch with Ice Cream Sandwich, and it might be powered by an OMAP4 processor with a 720p screen. Stay tuned to Android and Me, I’m pretty sure Mr. BlurryCam will have its way with one of these in the near future.

Via: This Is My Next

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    As long as it hits all major carriers, and is not made by LG, I’m in.

    • Sam Sung-Il

      Im rather waiting for the iPhone 5 Prime.
      I hate Scamsuck with a passion.

      • rstat1

        Too bad you’ll be waiting forever for that…since there isn’t and never will be a an iCrap device with Prime in the name.

      • Nate B.

        Its one thing to troll but be a smart one at least. Prime stands for 3. So what the hell would a iPhone 5 Prime be?

        • willy

          How does prime mean 3? if u mean as in prime number then u are incorrect. % is also a prime number. jsut pointing it out. 7 would aslo be one.

        • Mr P. Rime, primevil prime minister

          Dont forget Optimus Prime!

        • AME

          Nate B. is a math troll.

        • Anders Breivik

          Wow you are dumb, stupid. No wonder, why your country full of fat and uneducated people (without a health insurance wtf) filed for bankruptcy.

          • Tim Cecil

            Jeez that’s a little harsh, and completly based in fantasy. What can you expect from someone who lets propaganda form his view of the world.

      • Hank

        You do realize that the iPhone 4 was mostly composed of Samsung hardware, right?

        So go take your sheeple, and throw back some Kool-Aid.

    • erhersgrgr

      This is kinda disappointing..
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

      • jl

        Wtf are you talking about? 720p screen is higher than almost anything available and nowhere does it say its not 1080p video. And why would you want a dual core when you could have quad?

        IPhone specs have never demolished the competition and never will its not their selling point

  • xsynth

    Now can we see what it looks like please?

    • ru

      This is kinda disappointing……
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

  • http://justinpulsifer.com/ ferman

    This is kinda disappointing.
    Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

    I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

    • Transient

      I think the iPhone 5 will be bad ass but your wrong about being sure that it wont have a HD display or dual core CPU. An ARM11 is worse than an A8 which was used in the original Nexus One – we’re talking HTC Hero grade CPU. That’s obviously a placeholder, so hope is very much alive. I’m feeling a HD SAMOLED+ display plus a dual, or dare I say, Quad, core CPU.

      • someone

        How will an i5 kick ass?

        following the track record, the only difference in hard hwware between versions

        • someone

          Stupid pulse reader.

          Anway, it’s going to look the same. it’s going to have 3g only. The only major difference is that it’s going to have a faster processor with the same resolution screen for another 3 years at least.

          The software tweaks (mostly Android inspired, or Android app inspired) will largely be available on the older phone.

          That said, flockers will still waste their money and throw a perfectly fine phone away to “upgrade”.

          • ihatefanboys

            the flockers are affectionately called “sheep”…because theyre dumb and are amazed by shiny things that all their sheep friends have….lol.

            Iphones are for simple people, with simple minds, theyre made cheaply and sold for extreme prices because they know the simple minded people dont research, they just follow the trends. apple is successful because young people these days are dumber than a fresh coat of paint, its great marketing, directly aimed at the stupids roaming the earth…..plus following dumb trends is the only reason why blackberry could possibly still exist.

      • http://justinpulsifer.com/ ferman

        I take my comment back about the cpu TI makes great cpus im sure this will be great……

        And im retarded. I read this to fast. Its 720p screen and recorder… I doubt the quad core though but the TI dual core is a definite possibility.. SAMOLED+ is going to be awesome and definitely that a high resolution…

        To be honest specs are amazing but if Ice Cream Sandwich in general just doesnt suck I would be super happy.

        I apologize for the misunderstanding. :)

    • Dev1359

      Read the entire article you dummy

      • rstat1

        Trying reading you retard. You’ll see that both the resolution and processor type info was placeholder info.

        • ANDROID=MORONS

          fuck off cunt!!!!!

  • Galen20K

    Cannot wait to hold my AWS Nexus Prime – )

    • jik

      This is kinda disappointing…………
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    Can’t wait for the Nexus Prime! Ahh im so mad at myself for upgrading to my Atrix :( I should’ve waited for the Nexus…

  • Daniel T

    that’s been up for a while ausdroid.net reported it, they also reported the Nexus S has an almost identical page.

  • nory

    Absolutely getting this beast. Can’t wait. Hoping it’ll still come to T-Mobile

    • tuh

      This is kinda disappointing………………………………………
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

  • Acey

    I think its more likely for us to see a 1280×800 screen instead of a 720p one after seeing the Galaxy Note

    • Nate B.

      That’s exceptal to: )!

  • Joe

    So, “ANDROID & ME” :
    Will the rumored “DROID PRIME”
    (VERIZON exclusive) be basically the “SAME” phone???

    • joe

      Just like the Droid Incredible was to the Nexus One will the “Droid Prime” be to the Nexus Prime. A slightly modded case on teh same core phone.

      • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

        I would have said te desire was the nexus 1 clone actually..

      • Tony

        on what grounds do you say this out of curiosity..

        • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

          only that they had exctly the same internals and almost exactly the same outer shell. (except for the track ball)

          i loved them both.

  • Interpol91

    You just made my day, Alberto!! Great news :)

  • Futureboy

    Happy to hear that it will be a Samsung phone. Prior to the Nexus S, I had HTC phones and was very happy with them. I was a little hesitant about getting a Samsung phone, but as it was a Nexus, I had to get it. I have to say, I’ve been pretty happy with the Samsung. I still wouldn’t mind seeing another HTC Nexus device soon, but in lieu of a HTC device, I think Samsung is a solid choice.

    • Captain Mechico

      This is kinda disappointing.
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

  • BiGMERF

    Here’s to going its in tmobile!

    • Helder84

      Only 2 more votes and you are 1337 :D

  • Moto Triumph

    They dont have to worry about competing with iPhone 5. Apple is slowly headed towards their downfall.

    • kazahani

      Apple is still actually gaining market share from RIM. Who knows if that will still be the case after the QNX Blackberries come out, but for now they are doing ok. Personally, I prefer Android, but I can see why other people would prefer an iPhone. It really is a lot simpler to learn how to use one.

  • Nate B.

    Personally I think Sammy is the best manufacturer. I just might wait to see this thing and decide which one I’ll use my upgrade on and spend full amount on. Because I want this and Epic touch.

  • http://www.developerscode.com/ Developerscode

    Oh……..the Present market is only for mobile platform……

  • Nathan

    Hopefully this place holder thing are true and that it will have better specs then it for tells, but anyway I’m glad too see something about this I been dieing to see some more nexus post :)

  • Chahk

    Definitely will be buying one off-contract, and flashing with CM8 shortly after :)

    • kazahani

      But you don’t even know what stock ICS is gong to be like yet… What if it rocks your face off?

  • Nate B.

    I hope it does come out in Oct and not half done when or if it does. If it comes out Nov-Dec, then I will get the Epic Touch 4G and then this.

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    glad there is some more rumored info on the prime as i am waiting patiently for it. (not wasting my upgrade)

    just FYI: samsung have confirmed nothing. a bit misleading on the title.. again..

    • ferma

      This is kinda disappointing…………………………
      Not that fact that it is made by samsung though, its the fact that its not a dual core processor from samsung that should be super fast and its not a higher resolution screen and that its not 1080p video.

      I expect the iphone 5 to unfortunately demolish what is right now rumored to be the nexus prime. This saddens me and makes me mad I have no say in what google or a phone manufacturer should do to make the phone an obvious victor over the iphone. :(

  • lobej

    SGS2 or Nexus Prime…. I want Both!

  • Sid

    I currently own the Nexus one. I feel that android phones sporting the Tegra 3 processors are gonna be worth the wait in terms of both – performance and battery life. I’d personally prefer to wait for these true super phones which I guess will launch by the second quarter next year.

  • Sturoid

    I have a tough time believing that this device will come out in October. Think about it, Samsung just announced all its US GS2 devices that will be coming out in the second half of September. If this beast phone came out only a couple weeks later it would totally canabalise the sales of their new flagship devices if this does come with the rumoured specs. I think the first week of December is when it will launch and as much as I’d love it to have a higher resolution screen I don’t think it will. Reason being this is a dev device and 800 x 480 is the most common

  • http://www.thatboyjay.com Robot Human

    I love the way the Nexus One looks. Nice colors and I love the track ball BC when I’m typing in fields such as this, I can edit more efficiently by moving the cursor up, down, left and right to the point I want to edit. In my Nexus S, I couldn’t do that. I have to tap on the screen in the exact location I wanted to backspace on or whatever I wanted to do and it was frustrating. Plus, I liked the Nexus One BC the trackball had a LED in it that was useful for LED notifications by color which was even cooler when I rooted my phone and flashed CyanogenMod 6 and 7. Having said that, I hope the NP has a trackball or some sort of tracking device on it like some blackberrys do but I highly doubt it BC everything is becoming more touch so I hope it at least has an LED for notifications BC I had to download the noLED app on my Nexus S and I didn’t like the way it worked. It drains more battery than a LED notification does BC it’d light the screen up with notification icons spawning in random locations and unlocking the screen isn’t so smooth.

    • Paul

      100% Agree No LED NOtification then No thanks, Motrorla, HTC & Sony Ericsson (on the side???) have LED notifications & it is a must have in my opinion.

  • Paul

    Google has ONLY chosen Samsung because of there screens, I wish they would choose motorola or Sony ericsson, All samsungs have no real style & are so plasticly. Sony ericsson have better styling & so does Motorola, If Android is to compete with the iphone & Nokias windows phone, the Android manufactures NEED to get some style in there phones.

    • Rovex

      SE phones are hideously cheap looking and very ugly. Motos look quite industrial, which i like, but frankly they are otherwise poor in every way. I agree Samsungs do look plastic at times ,but the SGS2 proves thats not always the case. Its a very tough phone. Mine is as old as they get, being bought on launch day in the UK and it was no marks at all. Not one.

      • http://nothing Lars

        Well, Samsung may make their phones in plastic, but its the best d*** plastic I’ve seen on a phone!

        My Galaxy S2 doesn’t have a single scratch, it’s very solid and feels very nice when it’s hold.. Extremely light weight. I love it, plastic or no plastic

  • Lewis

    If you press the home button, it transforms into a mini Truck

  • uknowme

    I’m still saddened because it is a Samsung. I would prefer an HTC. It just seems that most of my friends that went from the OG Nexus to the S wish they would have waited. That or upgraded to something else. Oh well no Nexus for me.

    • ihatefanboys

      i agree…..wish it was HTC. oh well, so much for a nexus…….ill just wait for the T-mobile G3. HTC is THE BEST hardware manufacturer. Almost a year in with my G2, and not a prob, just like the 2 yrs i spent with my G1……. HTC, T-mobile, and G-series rule !!

  • http://gplus.to/jgt Joshua Talley

    So, is Apple going to try and block the sale of this phone, too?

    I hope whatever the Prime turns out to be is a worthwhile upgrade from the Nexus One. I could use more than 196MB for apps.

    • ihatefanboys

      surprised u never upgraded…my G2 has a 7 gig SD card…..preloaded

    • http://blessayfromamerica.blogspot.com Guy Bailey

      That is my only gripe with the N1 – If I got 1gb for apps then I wouldn’t upgrade at all. but I’ll get the prime purely for that.

  • Paul Atreides

    Since Sprint hasn’t restored my upgrade yet, hopefully some more news(release date) and actual pictures will show up before I grab my ET 4G. Google plans to compete with the Iphone 5 they need to release the Prime in the same time frame, not allowing Apple to get a lot of steam going behind the new device(s) they have. Hopefully, it’s something really new and ICS is mindblowing. Don’t see an Android device knocking the Iphone off it’s throne just yet, but with the right device it could get the tables turning in the right direction.

  • Black Kristos

    If I believed in a god, I would thank them.

  • jd

    before people get carried away and want to buy the next latest bestest thing, lets remind ourselves on all the faults of the nexus S 3g. the random reboots, the problems with google voice, etc, etc

    • xoldier

      OMG!!! Nexus S sucked haarrrrrrrd. For a flagship phone to screw up as much as Nexus S did, Samsung should have been barred from making a Nexus device at least for the follow up.

  • ihatefanboys

    i know ill get flamed, but ill never ever buy a mobile phone made by samsung. sorry guys, its just preference. i just want to know that if i drop my phone it wont break into 2 to 4 pieces, i know thatll never happen with an HTC device.

    if samsung makes a kickass TV i might buy that because, samsung makes good tv’s.. if whirlpool made a mobile phone, would u buy it ? even if it has kickass specs, its still a whirlpool….some companies are just better at making certain things, and tend to suck when they branch out…..the only one that seems to be immune to that is sony…but then again, its SONY ! lol

    • RonWeez

      are you serious ? so your saying that a plastic phone will break easier than a aluminum phone ? all my metal made HTC phones break with ease…. mytouch 4g G2 sensation as appose to the GS4G and the NExus s….

      • ihatefanboys

        yes of course it will, its plastic. ive dropped my G2 from varrying heights and nothing has happened to it. myG1 arguably the worst of the htc models survived numerous drops, the keyboard snapped out on its hinge, its got a scuff but never broke…..so YES in my experience they never break when dropped.

    • ben dover

      yes, my htc evo screen cracked into a hundred pieces when it slid off my tablet onto the ground while I was walking across the parking lot.
      dude, a phone is and phone. if you drop it, it will break!

      I said I would never buy a samsung phone because of their update schedule and the way they did things but they came out and said they are changing that and they have lived up to their word.

      Samsung phones are now more impressive to me than htc phones.

      by your logic, you shouldn’t buy a BMW because they started off by making airplane engines and then motorcycles. So by that, we can automatically assume a bmw car sucks… haha

      you have to right to not like samsung but just because they make good tvs doesn’t mean they automatically can’t make a good phone.

      • kazahani

        They lived up to their word? Hardly. The Captivate for AT&T is the only original Galaxy S to have Gingerbread announced. My Vibrant is going to be stuck on Froyo forever…

        That being said, I love Samsung hardware and displays and will continue to purchase from them.

      • ihatefanboys

        well BMW didnt neccessarily gain notoriety for their airplane engines, more so their cars, but would u buy a BMW smartphone ? or television ? no. in my experience samsung makes subpar buggy phones, and user reviews back that up…granted u can say its a few phones, but for buggyness to be across the whole platform, its not just software…as i said in my original post ,its just preference, just like you, have your preference…. HTC is tops…with motorolla a close second..

  • ben dover

    Does anyone know or heard any rumors of any conference rooms or centers google has booked for the next month? I want this thing announced and in my hand! :)

  • pyramid

    How about cost this baby? 625$?

  • kazahani

    I don’t get all the Samsung haters. I love the way that they make all their devices as thin and sleek and shiny as possible. All things being equal, I would much rather have a thin, sexy Samsung than an oversized Motorola or Sony Ericsson.

  • Anonymous

    I think the User Agent Profile of the Nexus Prime is a placeholder.

    It says that the Nexus Prime is a JavaME CLDC/1.1 and MIDP/2.0 compatible device

    Yes

    CLDC/1.1
    MIDP/2.0

    CLDC-HI

    Yes

  • binarylab

    I think that the next Nexus might be powered with 480 x 800 WVGA screen. Look at the Nexus S. It was totally rip of the Galaxy S. The next Nexus will be like SGS2 but with IC.

  • Droidster

    Just check out the link http://theprimesmartphone.com/

  • SliestDragon

    I want this phone. Doesn’t matter what “placeholder” info they put in place to throw off us tech geeks, this phone will blow everything away, and I cannot wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002275344855 luiek20

    Why do so many iPhags troll android blogs, scared much? Well i for one am excited for the nexus prime im just praying its not just a Samsung Galaxy S II with stock android. I want a device that stands out in the ocean of devices just as the nexus one did :)

  • Black Kristos

    .. And only homophobe’s cannot read a simple sentence and understand its meaning.