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Nexus Prime To Be Released In October According To Newest Report?

According to the newest development on Google’s Nexus Prime, filed by the Korean site Electronic Times, Google’s first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone is set to be released some time in October. The report also suggests some device specs which everyone had been looking for – 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 720p Super AMOLED HD display, on a 4.5″ PenTile screen.

Do these specs speak to anyone hoping this device will unite the gap between Android’s tablet OS, and their phone’s OS? Is there a spec this device needs to have upon release? NFC? Bigger screen? Or how about the rumor that Samsung is making it, and that it will be available on Verizon? Let us know.

Via: BGR

  • Ryan C

    no pentile ):

  • Buckgrad

    IIs the Pentile screen as bad as people seem to say?

  • Ninekat

    Amen to that, a nexus phone on Verizon would be the best Christmas gift ever

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    My day-one DInc account is eligible for updating on Dec 29th… looks like Christmas is coming a few days late!! 

  • Anonymous

    If this comes to VZW I’m getting it Day 1 and never looking at another phone lol

  • I hope It will come to Verizon. i wouldn’t mind picking that up and shelving my Thunderbolt. 

  • Anonymous


  • Did you say PenTile screen?? I hope not…  

    • StillTOcome

      yes the superamoled HD screen is not the plus and is also confirm to be using the Pentile matrix

  • StillTOcome

    1. the nexus will prob go to t-mobile or atnt which for most people suc in terms of coverage
    2, the HD screen will most likely require more from the processors leading to more battery usage, heat, and lag
    3. powerVR 540 is outdated in this case just clocked higher (new iphone has a 543)
    4. HD screen uses pentile and we have yet to confirm if there is even a noticable difference in image quality

    me it seems that gs2 is still better, but what happened to the rumors
    that samsung has another flagship phone with 3d coming by the holiday or
    a higher clock gs2 variant to compete against the iphone 5 or whatever?

  • I think it’s totally possible that the Nexus Prime will see an October release, although I’d rather have them release it in December or January. I think Google should take all the time they need to really polish Ice Cream Sandwich. I know it’s importantly go to market as soon as possible to actively compete with Apple, but in the end, it’ll save them a lot of time and trouble if they just release a more stable version of ICS as opposed to getting it out quickly and have it be buggier. Regardless, the Nexus Prime is gonna be one sexy device that I’ll surely look into…although I must say, HTC’s Beats integration is tempting as well. More on what I have to say about the Nexus Prime and Google marketing on my blog at: http://wp.me/p1BlyQ-50

  • Shanklin07

    This is worth waiting for. I wont upgrade till I know if the next nexus device is going to verizon or not. If its not then i will upgrade already but I know not to blow my wadd prematurely if you know what i mean. 

  • I just paíd $22.85 for an íPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, Centb.côm

  • On Verizon at top of the list.

    November release, just in time to grab Droid Incredible customers (I will be eligible for upgrade on Dec 12th 🙂 )

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    Well, if the Samsung-made PenTile screen speculation is accurate, wouldn’t that confirm that Samsung is the manufacturer?

  • steveo

    Hmm Samsung is announcing something big via commercial tease (4.5′ screen + Big Red) on September 1st…..Nexus prime?

  • now this phone is worth talking about…….Screw Halloween I want it for Christopher Columbus day

  • Because Google is going to buy Motorola does that mean the the new Nexus Will be made by Moto?? If so that would be hot.. !!! But since An OLED screen is being rumored i guess its going to be a Samsung 🙁

  • Djstar2k2

    a 4 incher w/ a kb and im all over no matter what carrier

    • DBK

      lol I think you mean gb.  🙂

  • Anonymous

    Man I hope we get more leaks on this before the Bionic comes out.

    • DBK

      Won’t matter, you won’t see it on Verizon anytime soon.

      • Anonymous

        A man can dream.

        • DBK

          Yes, yes he can. I just don’t want you to get your hopes up. Dreams can hurt.

  • Rizzidy

    It’s obviously going to have NFC if it is a Nexus phone.  What kind of dumb question is that?

  • i’m pretty sure its not going to be on Big Red. Moto won’t be making this nexus but possibly the next one. The next Nexus device has probably already been in the works for a year now. …oh yeah all you Moto haters are going to hate life when Google and Moto take over. 

  • If it’s made by motorola, then hell naw

  • DBK

    1) I love how Pentile on a Moto is the root of all evil yet Pentile on a Nexus is a gift from the gods (as if the Moto hate wasn’t already painfully apparent). Hypocrites much?

    2) This phone may be released in October, but don’t expect it to be on Verizon until at least next year, if at all.

    3) The specs on this phone are only slightly better than the Bionic, if that. The only thing that is truly better about the Nexus is that it is stock. However, for some reason, that makes it the greatest phone ever made, even though you can just root the skinned phones to make them stock, or at least as stock as possible (and before people start complaining about the D3 not getting root yet, any phone is rootable, some just take longer than others).

    Seriously, anything coming out this year after the Bionic is nothing but a variation of it. Except for the iCrap 1.5, that will be inferior. The only good phones coming out these last few months will be the Vigor, Bionic, and Droid HD. The SGS2 and Nexus probably won’t happen on Verizon (if the SGS2 does, it will be brutally raped by Big Red), so don’t hold your breath.

    • ^^that 

    • Anonymous

      SO TRUE DUDE. NICE….  :):)

    • Matthew Ryan

      I don’t want to get too deep into this but there’s a couple issues with what you’re saying:

      1. Not all pentile screens are created equal. There are different levels of quality on the variations; this is something there have been numerous articles about.

      2. Baseless assumption. Well slightly based if you’re using the GSII as evidence, but no other carrier has gotten that either yet so that’d be like saying when the Nexus Prime gets released no carrier will have it because it’s taking all of them so long to get the GSII.

      3. Truly better? It’s alleged to have an HD screen, run the biggest update of Android available (which the other phones will get eventually yes), and be ‘ultra-thin’ (Whatever the hell that means). Plus it’ll get all of the delicious Google goodness before the other phones (most likely) as has been the case previously.

      The Bionic will be dated technology once the HD hits. It seems fairly obvious to me that the screen resolution being ‘HD’ will be a base point for these phones after the release of the Bionic. Now how long that will take to come out is a whole ‘nother ball game I’m not interested in playing. I just want my GSII (only if it has 4G) or the Vigor. I don’t know if I can handle another Motorola phone. The last HTC I had was the Touch Pro 2 back in the WinMo 6.5 days and I loved that phone (especially since you can actually sideload Android onto it), Sense is a lot more enjoyable to work with while waiting for root than Blur.

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      • DBK

        1) My point exactly. The bash the Bionic because of Pentile solely based on the previous versions of it, and yet praise the Pentile on this one, which will probably be similar to the one on the Bionic. I was pointing out the stupidity of it.

        2) You read that wrong. They won’t be on Verizon anytime soon because they are stock, which Verizon frowns upon. They will delay it until it is properly screwed with. So even if we do, they won’t be as good as the regular ones. Not to mention that it is just as baseless to assume that they will be on Verizon when they get announced.

        3) Software wise, it will be a little better, but hardware wise (which is more relevant) the Bionic is better. Thinner doesn’t always equal better. And the Bionic will get the same amount of love as the Nexus (Google owns Moto now, remember?) assuming it ever ends up on Verizon.An improved screen doesn’t make the prior phone dated when it’s other hardware will either be equal or still  slightly better. The new Blur is amazing and closer to a stock Android experience then sense (you would know that if you actually tried it).

        • Adam Wiggins

          Hardware only slightly better?  The fact alone that it has an HD screen is a big deal. If it also has a 1.5GHz dual core processor, that’s pretty crazy. Some of the most important specs on the Nexus are clearly superior to the Bionic. 

          The fact also remains, that because the Bionic has Blur it will not get updates as quickly.  Regardless if the new Blur is good it is there and slows development. 

          And, having a locked bootloader is incredibly annoying. It means less good roms. 

  • webby

    This is a larger phone than I like, but if it comes to Verizon, I’ll probably get it anyway.  

    I want a Nexus phone on Big Red!!!

    • it prolly isnt bigger than 4.3 inch phones because it doesnt have any bottons

  • Urmomlikesit11

    If its true it will b coming to Verizon its MINE ALL MINE!!!

  • EnergyAtma

    Does anyone have that green hexagon wallpaper or know where to get it?

    • Simplyrafa8

      Light grid pro my dear friend, it’s on the market 🙂

  • WormDoes

    Nexus on Verizon, I’ll believe it when I see it.


  • Anonymous

    I want it to be on Verizon, with a 4″ screen and 1GB of RAM. No bigger than 4″ because then it’s just getting too large to be a phone.  That’s all that matters to me. 

  • Doubt it comes so soon, more like november/december…

    Let the cry of Pentile begin.

    But it’s Samsung so Pentile is awesome.

  • The chance of a Nexus on Verizon seems to be slim to none. 

    • Pennywise

      Yup, everyone gets pissed at the manufacturers for locking bootloaders. Blame Verizon.

      • Mike

        Why does Verizon sell multiple unlocked or unlockable devices then?

  • PowersUSA

    Please include the simplest of features, a notification LED

  • Fertch

    autobots cousin, Nexus Prime, to be on the market Just in Time..is all i really want for christmas, this yeeeaar!(8)

  • PowersUSA

    I’m getting sick and tired of the pentile resolution claims. There is simply less visual data with a pentile display. 2 sub-pixels per pixel vs 3 sub-pixels per pixel in a RGB display. The advertised resolutions are “perceived” resolutions.  

  • Rob Meyer

    Still cant understand the obsession of a new version of an o/s, especially the first one at that. most phones dont even have gingerbread yet = )

  • Brett

    Could this be something big from Samsung?

    • You might be right

  • Anonymous

    I just päid $21.87 for an iPäd 2 – 64 G,B and my boyfriend loves his Pänasonic Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prîces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch L,E,D T,V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/AuctionPenny

  • hopefully this comes to verizon….i wish droid life would of posted a better explaining post about pentile and the different kinds of pentile because now when people hear pentile they act like its a swear word and codemn it for life…people please read upon screen tech before posting things that are false and causing hysteria … i could say one word and half the readers will go crazy “im not buying that phone” im going to say it PENTILE

    • Anonymous

      Pentile screens have an annoying pattern and inferior color accuracy but it may not be so noticeable with a high ppi in 720p.

  • Jared Kirk

    Please please please let this be on Verizon!  They need a high end vanilla android phone… and a Nexus phone on top of that?  Gravy. 

  • If the Nexus comes with LTE and NFC, i’ll buy it.

    If the Nexus comes with LTE and no NFC, i’ll buy it.

    If the Nexus comes with NFC and no LTE, i won’t buy it.

  • I really don’t know what to do now. I want the Droid Bionic bad but this phone looks just as sexy hahaha. Ive always wanted a Google device so I can get updates first but the Droid line of phones has never done me wrong. What should I do people?

    • Pennywise

      The Motorola Bionic is a Google device now ; )

      • Edensdesign

        I think your confused, the bionic may be made by a soon to be Google company, however it will not be a google experience device, unless they decide to give it a real shot and shock us all… that’d be the day

    • NSBJJ

      Wait a couple more weeks and get the Samsung Galaxy S II

  • FortitudineVincimus

    please be hella thin

  • I’ll be right back…I think I just Ice Creamed my pants…

  • shit, I am due an upgrade the 2nd week of september.  Hopefully they have all of this figured out because if Big Red is going to be getting this then I will just wait until October, Novemeber…shit even December

  • I really don’t know what to do now. I want the Droid Bionic bad but this phone looks just as sexy hahaha. Ive always wanted a Google device so I can get updates first but the Droid line of phones has never done me wrong. What should I do people? This phone is more powerful than the Bionic….how much RAM does it have though, I think that will be the kicker for me too.

  • Anonymous

    If this comes to VZW, R. I. P. Bionic.

    • jimbob

      The Droid HD is already cause to say RIP Bionic.

      • Anonymous

        True. If Moto can break its habit of delay. Let’s hope Google gets them on track.

      • Anonymous

        Given their recent track record, I’m more inclined to believe we won’t see the HD until 2012, even if Jha says 2011.

  • Oliver Acevedo

    I was trying to decide between the Bionic and the Galaxy S II. If this is coming to Verizon, I’ve just wasted a lot of time comparing 2 phones that I’m not even gonna get. This would be worth the extra month wait (hopefully it’s just a month)

  • Anonymous

    Boner time

  • Anonymous

    I’m not understanding something is this going to have a 720p Super AMOLED HD display or a  PenTile? Can someone explain what they mean by layout?

  • Larry Jr. Lima

    I’m crossing my fingers for VZW as well. The only thing I’m worried is that the Bionic is also launching around that time.. So two high-end Verizon handsets less than 3 weeks apart. Possible?

  • How big of a battery will a 720p screen and 1.5 GHz dual core need?…..and will it last more than a few hours?

    • Anonymous

      GOOD question…

  • Tha Headquartaz

    I. Want. This. On. Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    I really hope Samsung does make it. I went and held the Nexus S at Best Buy for the first time and I must say that is probably the sexiest device I’ve ever held. I want to buy one just for a PMP. I hope the Nexus Prime has similar looks and is on Verizon. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

  • Jason Purp

    If it’s a Nexus, and it’s on Verizon, I would buy it even if it had a 3.2 inch screen with Android 1.5.

  • Stelv81

    Anyone use that light grid live wallpaper in the photo? Does it eat your battery like other live wallpapers?

    • No not that bad and there is no lag I like it

      • Stelv81

        Thanks man. I’ll give it a try.

  • booboolala2000

    Verizon will disappoint us yet again I’m afraid. Wish it would happen, but not thinking so.

  • Mark Lewis

    So ICS = 4.0?

    • i think 2.4 because its meant for phones. i assume google jumped to 3.0 just for tablets

      • ICS is for Phones and Tablets… that’s the whole point, as it is bridging the interface and app compatibility.

        So ICS IS Android 4.0

    • Yea 4.0

  • Matthew Galyon

    This doesn’t mesh with the newest Samsung leak from telefonino.net.  They don’t have a 4.5 on the list and the Ice Cream Sandwich device is claiming an a Super AMOLED Screen.

    Could the Droid HD be the Nexus Prime?

    • Samsung already “leak” that list is a fake.

      • Matthew Galyon

        Unless BGR is super late to the game (as they often are) then there is a new leak.  They just posted it an hour ago…

    • Motoblah

      Did you fail to notice he said “720p Super AMOLED HD display”

      • Matthew Galyon

        Yes, I did, sorry!

  • Raptor912

    If this comes out on the VZW network, this will be my next phone!

  • tmqrm

    Let’s hope it’s on Verizon and they don’t forget LTE!

  • Anonymous

    If the Prime gets on Verizon and is packing lte with a processor built off of 28mm architecture than it will be undeniable 

    • Anonymous

      28mm! Damn that would be a massive SOC. 

    • I’m guessing you mean 28nm…? 😀

      But yeah, the Prime sounds awesome.

    • I’m guessing you mean 28nm…? 😀

      But yeah, the Prime sounds awesome.

    • WalkingDead

      totally agree not sure that I care about the chip arch. cause I have no idea what that means in the grand scheme of things but the other two absolutely, if this phone is on big red with lte, and stock android I’m all over it 

    • WalkingDead

      totally agree not sure that I care about the chip arch. cause I have no idea what that means in the grand scheme of things but the other two absolutely, if this phone is on big red with lte, and stock android I’m all over it 

  • Interstellarmind

    IF it’s on verizon…the camera will make-or-break this for me.

    i’m weary of getting a samsung phone (i used to own the original omnia)…

    looks like it’ll be htc vigor versus nexus prime (prime might win jsut by being a nexus device)

    • Anonymous

      omnia what was that like 3 years ago the gs2 baby will be sign towars nexus prime

      • Anonymous

        Omnia still leaving a sour taste in my mouth. I finally go rid of it about a year ago for a DX. That said, I’m not put off by future samsung devices. I really want this to be on VZ but don’t have much hope.

  • Me

    Man just when I feel like nothing can pull me away from bionic u guys pull this onk noe!? I hate you all j/k

    • Turner

      At the rate things are going this could come out before the Bionic.  Making my decision easy.

  • Anonymous

    I just want Gingerbread for my Charge so I dont wallow in high ram usage for two years.

    • booboolala2000

      Same here. But if this comes to VZW before GB for my Charge, Looks like someone will be getting my hand-me-down

    • Dipesh

      you bought a samsung phone, did you really expect to get update on time, if at all?

  • Okay, but, the most important question: will it have a notification LED? Seriously 🙁 I was so bummed when I saw the Galaxy S II didn’t have one. I need a new phone so badly.

    • Anonymous

      there are workarounds.

      • Anonymous

        Yea my 4 buttons on the bottom used to blink in the bottom when there was a notification

  • J G

    Very cool!  Hope it comes to VZW!

  • J G

    Very cool.  Hope it comes to VZW!

  • There is no way that it comes to Verizon.  If that does happen, it won’t be until months after other carriers released it.

  • Charles Dare

    A Nexus phone on Verizon is all I want for Christmas

    • Screw Christmas, I want this for Halloween.

      • Anonymous

        Screw Halloween i want this now!

        • Screw now I wanted it last month

          • Intesar Zaman

            screw last month I wanted it since Android stared on VZW

          • Adam Elghor

            screw when android started on vzw i wanted this since i was born

          • Anonymous

            Screw when I was born! My dad wanted this since my mom was pregnant!

          • Screw when you were born.  In the beginning God created Nexus Prime for VZW. Genesis 1:1.

          • Screw your god. In all of the universe for all time, the appearance of this device has been foretold and coveted by all of the important religions and scientific doctrine.

          • Screw religion and science. This device was foretold at the beginning of the universe that was prior to the universe that came before the universe that was prior to the universe that was prior to ours. (4 universes ago!) Those two universes ended because someone finally figured out that the way things were going those universes would never create this device. Good thing they are making it now, as our limit was December 21 2012 as the Mayans said!

          • LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Screw 4 Universes. This phone is badass

          • Bobby Moufarrege

            C-C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER

          • EEE

            I thought the PRIME was what caused the Big Bang!

          • Screw the Mayans- This phone will prevent the end of the world!!!

    • Anonymous

      Nexus on Verizon = My next device!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, I’ve been thinking about the Droid3, but now I’ll just wait for this if it’s gonna be on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aXHi

      • Garrett S Sullivan

        You can go to hell little man

    • FortitudineVincimus

      well guess what, you can get it for Halloween!

      • Anonymous

        Trick or treat?

        • Adam Elghor


  • Carlito Pr787

    Pentile???? Hssssssss!!!

    • Anonymous

      At that resolution…it will still look awesome!

  • probably a stupid question but what is NFC?

  • probably a stupid question but what is NFC?

  • T1392

    Super AMOLED HD & 4.5″ says Samsung but Omap & pentile sound like Motorola. Maybe Google is handing Samsung a page outta motorola’s book or they choose exactly the specs they want on there next Nexus. Either way I like what I hear.

  • T1392

    Super AMOLED HD & 4.5″ says Samsung but Omap & pentile sound like Motorola. Maybe Google is handing Samsung a page outta motorola’s book or they choose exactly the specs they want on there next Nexus. Either way I like what I hear.

  • T1392

    Super AMOLED HD & 4.5″ says Samsung but Omap & pentile sound like Motorola. Maybe Google is handing Samsung a page outta motorola’s book or they choose exactly the specs they want on there next Nexus. Either way I like what I hear.

    • most phones use penttile just different variationss….see droid life look at what you did

      • PowersUSA

        You sir have a strange definition of “most”

        • what you mean they do…should i start a list

          • PowersUSA

            Sure start at list. For each pentile phone you list I will list two that are not.

  • My birthday is on October 13th 1995… this is perfect!
    (Yes i was born on a friday the 13th, shuttup lol)

  • You guys are ridiculous. You do realize the screen on the Nexus S is a pentile screen right? Samsung uses the Pentile layout of RGBG on their screens not the RGBW that Motorola uses.

    • Nick

      And? The screen on the Nexus S looks fantastic.

      • Vaperware

        I guess that depends on what you call fantastic. I can see every single pixel easily at normal viewing distance on SAMOLED + and consider it much worse than the pixel structure on Moto’s version of PenTile. Not to mention the grossly oversatured colors that look worse than cartoons, the overall dingy brightness of the screen, whites that aren’t even close to white, and lots of people reporting burn in after only short periods of time. If that’s what you mean by fantastic, the you are 100% correct.

    • Anonymous


      Also I believe that RGBW is used exclusively with LCD and RGBG is AMOLED only.

    • PowersUSA

      Compare the a Super AMOLED screen to a Super AMOLED “Plus” of the same size and resolution and you can see the difference

  • Devin

    very off topic but what is that really nice clock weather widget in that picture?

    • booboolala2000

      Wallpaper is Light Grid Pro (Awesome) and the Widget is Beautiful Widgets might be Simple Solid 

  • Anonymous

    If it’s on Verizon than I’m getting it. I can’t wait to finally have a stock android phone again!

  • Drummer62

    Verizon has been left out of the last two Nexus devices. I sure hope Google can find a way to give Verizon some loving this time around with this beast!!

    • Anonymous

      LTE should bring this thing to Verizon… at least I hope

  • themusicmonkey

    I would get this over the SGSII, because it would be skin-less, but I’m not sure how it stacks up to the HTC Vigor yet. I prefer Sense… But Stock would second. The three I mentioned are all I have hope in for Verizon. The Bionic is already behind, and it’s not even out yet.

    • are you fukin stupid

      • Anonymous

        he’s debatable, but your comment definitely is.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich in October, but the thunderbolt doesn’t have gingerbread! 

  • do we know that Samsung is making it?

    With Motorola becoming GMoto wondering if this could be the Prime

    • Mike

      The sale was 3 days ago.  The next nexus has been in the works for at least 6 months.  Think about it.

  • I would think that NFC is a given.  It’d be stupid of Google to leave it out, especially considering Google Wallet

  • Anonymous

    Verizon thinks they are too good for any Nexus so don’t get your hopes up. I also seriously hope this isn’t pentile.

    • Actually the new Super AMOLED HD screens are pentile, sorry. But at that resolution you probably won’t notice.

      • PowersUSA

        Until you compare it to the Super AMOLED HD Plus that comes out next year

  • As long as the new Nexus phone supports CDMA network connection via SIM card based authentication, it doesn’t matter whether or not Verizon will sign on for it. Verizon’s 4G LTE SIM cards also include a CSIM program for the CDMA2000 network along with the USIM program for 4G LTE. That means that a phone that supports using SIM-based user auth for CDMA will be able to use Verizon’s 4G LTE SIM cards in it to access the CDMA2000 network, essentially offering the same kind of portability that GSM networks have.

  • I don’t know anyone else that uses a SAMOLED screen other than Samsung.  I would, however, like to see a PGE phone on Verizon.  LTE please?!?

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t PenTile matrix suck ass?

    • Anonymous


    • PowersUSA


  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t see the new Nexus not having NFC. Would expect at least 1.5GHz dual-core, 1GB RAM, and an HD display. Also would have to be 4.3-4.5″ (4.5″ if it doesn’t have built-in buttons).

  • gregmr

    While the PenTile display is generally a letdown, I think the pixel density of a 720p screen will address any of it’s pitfalls

  • Gottheguds112

    Sounds like the Celox? Samsung needs a decent Verizon offering, be it Nexus or GSII

  • I think it needs a lack of Pentile display

  • I almost don’t care what it is, my incredible is really tired at this point, and there’s no skinned phone out there I would even consider, so I’m buyin it.

  • Anonymous

    I hope 4.5″ screens don’t become the norm. I’d much prefer 4″ and if anything, not over 4.3″. That said, if I can get the Prime on Verizon, then I’ll take it…

    • Mctypething

      Agreed. 4.5″ is just way too big. I’m not sure why bigger is better for so many people when it comes to screen size on a smartphone. I don’t want to carry a brick around all day.

      • in the case of ICS its not that the phones will be any bigger, being that the idea is to scrap the softkeys/physical keys

      • Anonymous

        Thing is, if this takes full advantage of ICS it won’t have the softkeys at the bottom & they can extend the screen down to the bottom of the phone. The phone it’s self shouldn’t be bigger then the DX or Thunderbolt. If that big b/c those have the softkeys. But who knows.

        • Jake

          Has it been confirmed that ICS on a phone will have softkeys? It definitely will have softkeys on a tablet, as Honeycomb does. However, when someone forced Honeycomb on a phone-sized screen, the UI, including the lockscreen, looked identical to that of Gingerbread (no softkeys).

          • ics has the ability to use soft keys but are not required….it is up to the manufacturer to use soft keys in ICS

          • Anonymous

            Every Honeycomb tablet I’ve used(Xoom, Thrive, Transformer, Aconia) doesn’t have them. The home, return, etc keys whatever there called is what I was talking about. 

      • Anonymous

        Because more people are using smartphones for everything. If they can push the screen size and make it easier to work on without increasing the footprint of the phone(by much) it’s better.

        • awm

          Agreed…my DroidX isn’t awkward to carry, however, a larger screen is always welcomed.

    • Anonymous

      that’s definitely not what she said

    • Anonymous

      that’s definitely not what she said

    • Pcman1911

      You do realize that 4.3 and 4.5 are exactly the same size. Since IceCream doesn’t require any buttons the leftover space will make up for the screen. So the phone will still be the same size

      • Jack

        So the screen is longer but the width is the same?

    • Anonymous

      I hope people will stop bitching about the size of a phone they’ve never seen in person. There were the same reactions a year ago when the DX was announced.

      • Mito

        The DX was and still is too big along with all the current  4G phones.

        • Fenton

          Yup, went to a VZW store and all the phones with 4.3 inch screens were too big. Stupidly big.

          • Anonymous

            Sucks for you guys to not have an option then. The screen size is awesome IMO and will never go smaller,. The footprint is fine too, never thought to myself “I wish my phone were smaller”.

    • Anonymous

      If I have a 4.5″ phone, then I wont need a tablet anymore.  It’s just redundant.

  • Anonymous

    Available on Verizon?! If it is, I will be a happy man 🙂

  • not saying first!

    • oh, and sweet phone…  except pentile… and probably sprint.

      • a llot of phones use pentile…there are different kinds of pentile…