Home

Share this Story

Nexus Prime Name Confirmed Through Samsung Site?

If that cease and desist letter that rolled out to an Android community developer from Samsung wasn’t all-that-believable, then maybe this xml file found on their very own site is.  If you were looking for proof that the next Nexus will be known as the Prime, then this might be just what you were looking for.  Can you see it up there?  The model number GT-I9250 and that little “nexusprime.xml” spot.

With that said, this UA profile isn’t blowing anyone’s mind with specs.  Is that a 480×800 screen resolution?  What happened to that HD goodness?  Don’t freak out just yet, as this could be a place holder that needs to be updated…hopefully.  Can you imagine Google not doing their part to give us the next godly-spec’d phone?  I guess they skimped on the Nexus S, but with this phone launching with Ice Cream Sandwich, I would imagine that it will blow minds.

Via:  Samsung, This is my next

Cheers Jigga_z and everyone else!

  • Just Trollin’

    Why the hell are they using a Mac.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    I’m pretty sure that the Verizon version of this phone won’t be what we consider a real Nexus phone.  I’ll switch to whichever carrier gets the actual Nexus Prime that receives updates directly from Google.

  • Anonymous

    So everyone else gets a Nexus Prime and Verizon is going to get the Droid Sub-Prime.  All of the sudden the HTC and Moto options are sounding better.

  • Anonymous

    I’m calling BS and here’s why:
     
    First, they list the Android browser as 1.0 in that UAPROF.  I don’t see why they wouldn’t have used the latest release browser if the info listed was “correct” and not just “generic” in spots.
     
    Second, I found a UAPROF for the iPhone 4 that showed it as 320 x 240 resolution.  If that isn’t enough to debunk this article, I’m not sure you want to believe the truth.

  • Spike760

    Why is the screenshot from a Mac?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Why not?

  • Anonymous

    Ummm if you read more of that xml file, it says ARM11 processor…. You know, the same kind in the G1.

  • http://twitter.com/cheese cheese

    that same Samsung leaked roadmap accurately predicted that there would be a 5.29 inch phone (GT-I9220) which turned out to be the Galaxy Note. I still believe that this GT-I9250 is a 1280×720 Super AMOLED Plus HD (PenTile) phone.

    refer to this spreadsheet for more info: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aptx1BjjPjZhdFQtQnBzeDBUVVR3UXNtVm5UTkRKYXc&hl=en_US#gid=3

  • Cory Lykins

    This is soooooooooo my next phone if it’s a true Nexus and has a gorilla glass screen.

  • http://twitter.com/InyRules Iny

    The specs better blow minds. This is the phone I’m holding out for.

  • whatsaprime

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 480×800!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA… enjoy your tiny pixelated screen!

    • Tora

      I guess reading isn’t your strongest skill.

      • Anonymous

        He won’t understand what you just said  :S

  • Anonymous

    It seems as though people can’t distinguish the difference between fact and rumor anymore.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        Do you say anything other than u mad bro? Are you dumb bro?

      • Anonymous

        You spelled “you” wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    It seems like the Nexus devices are never really outrageous specs since devs use them to create software for all our mortal devices.

  • Anonymous

    Except this still isn’t the Prime you’re looking for….

    • Mctypething

      please expound….

      • Anonymous

        this is the i9250 that’s not coming to Verizon. 

        • Mike Sutherland

          ZepFloyd, I always get a vibe from you that your comments are holding back, that you actually have more info than you reveal but for whatever reason do not. May I ask, what do you know about both the Nexus Prime and the rumored Prime device going to Verizon?

          • EC8CH

            Let me summarize what he has said so far:

            1. He doesn’t buy the “Droid Prime” name2. Out on Verizon in November
            3. VZW is considering disabling NFC functionality
            4. Stock Android

          • Anonymous

            5. Bloatware

          • EC8CH

            SleazyNavigator must die

          • Anonymous

            5. Bloatware

          • Mike Sutherland

            Thanks for that info. I want to know what else he seems to know…

          • EC8CH

            The big question I want to be answered is will the updates come directly from Google or not.

            If VZW gets to piss all over the software then it’s not really a Nexus device anymore.

          • Mike Sutherland

            Agreed. Is the coming Verizon Nexus-like device worthy of being called a Nexus? Or is Verizon going to have its mitts all over it?

          • EC8CH

            A true Nexus device on VZW is just a step closer to what the future should be, where carriers don’t get to determine what is included in a device’s software.  Imagine in your cable internet isp got to monkey with your home computer OS before they would allow you to connect with it. The sooner wireless carriers are stripped of their power that allows them load devices full of self serving bloatware, the sooner the wireless internet can move on toward a more customer friendly future.

          • Anonymous

            I agree with your sentiment, however not the analogy.  Your ISP doesn’t sell you the PC with a subsidy, in that respect it’s not apple to apples.  I would imagine Verizon would argue part of the subsidy they provide comes from the bloat revenue. 

          • EC8CH

            You have a point.  In my mind it is fair to sell a subsidized device only to those willing to sign a 2 year contract, but loading that device with non-removable bloatware is just taking advantage of their customers.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed, in a perfect world you would at least have the option to buy it outright bloat free and unlocked.

          • Anonymous

            “If VZW gets to piss all over the software then it’s not really a Nexus device anymore.”

            yep. precisely. DROID Turbo-Charge coming soon.

          • EC8CH

            *sad panda*

          • Matthew Galyon

            Well, guess we’ll just have to root it. :-)

          • EC8CH

            if that is the case… correction:

            Droid Turdo-Charge

          • Anonymous

            The trouble is the more time passes, the further from Nexus this device seems to get…

          • Anonymous

            Well in various cases you are correct….this is not one of them though. As was (correctly) pointed out as recently as yesterday, the SCH-I515 is the version that is CDMA/LTE coming to Verizon (so far…) November. the i9250 here is the GSM verison. 

            Now as to comments themselves, when you may or may not know something that can only come from a fairly small circle you have to protect said circle. I’d prefer that the people I do, er, don’t, know actually stay employed. They like their jobs, and I occasionally like getting some inside info. It sadly has to be a delicate balance. You’d be VERY surprised who reads these things. 

          • Matthew Galyon

            Understandable…although clearly the people “who read these things” aren’t paying attention to what their customers want…

          • Anonymous

            You are sooo right. It’s not like we want a big ol sign that says the things we want, just put the options somewhere the novice user wont mess with it. We want to root we want to remove your crappy apps you think everyone needs. That’s all. We are not dumb robots. 

          • Anonymous

            So it’ll be Droid Sub-Prime then?

          • EC8CH

            oh that’s good :-)

    • Trix Knicely

      these aren’t the prime’s you’re looking for

  • Master Baits

    I want a nexus device so bad. I fist pumped the air when I read this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/weissmike Mike Weiss

    As a web developer I see that as UserAgent… I’d suspect they are reporting that resolution to websites to prevent them from trying to load full res websites.

  • http://twitter.com/drudometkin David R.

    That sucks.  My OG droid still runs so good.  Running petes latest gingerbread @ 800mhz.  Only thing is, mine’s loose at the slider track.

  • droidlvr

    enjoy your 480×800 resolution. lawlz

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Enjoy being a 12 year old girl that says things like lawlz.

  • Anonymous

    I really want this phone, but I just don’t have a warm fuzzy feeling about Samsung radio’s and HTC’s. It was interesting over the holiday weekend I went to on a trip in middle of WI and found my wife’s thunderbolt losing GPS signal, while my droid 2 is solid. Even during the night, she had to use my phone to talk to her brother in which her phone failed to pull a signal. This goes the same for my dad’s droid charge. I think sometime we forget at the end of the day, it’s primary use has to be a phone above anything else. I might regret getting a prime, but I’m just sold on Motorola hardware delivering over other manufacturers. Let the flame wars begin!

    • Anonymous

      Agree. Just wish Moto would pull their head out of their butt, what with all the delays and locked bootloaders and pentile screens.

      • Anonymous

        I played with the phone yesterday at Verizon, and it is much much better than X2 and D3, it’s hard to explain why that is, but it works nice. My wife’s thunderbolt display is over exaggerated colors, especially in google maps, while my d2 looks more natural. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C3ZCGHFQMAFMJTQ2MS5V36OHKI KennethH

    This is torture… especially being 1 day before the Bionic releases.  I like to hope they are reading all hype and are doing this (knocking down the rumored specs) to keep us surprised some what, however you’d think Samsung would want to purposely leak way better specs than this to keep ppl away from picking up the bionic…

    • Carbja23

      This is my point exactly.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C3ZCGHFQMAFMJTQ2MS5V36OHKI KennethH

        I just saw your previous comment now…We are definitely on the same page about the leaked specs…  I also am hanging on to a dying OG so this is just becoming frustrating at this point.  I have to say though, Mctypething has a good point – might as well wait a month and see 1. how good the bionic is in real world & 2. what the real specs on the prime will be, whatever ones comes to big Red…  Not to mention a price drop by then…  But then again by that time, the Vigor is going to look quite pretty…ugh

    • Anonymous

      Yea with what we saw at Ifa from sammy, why would they go backwards from right now? We’re talking possibly 3 to 4 months from now this will be released. They already have a phone (the note I think) that has res of 1280×720. No way they will do 800×480! This is not accurate imo.

  • Anonymous

    The processor type is also listed as ARM 11, which I believe is rather old (not in the current generation of Cortex chips).

    That would lend credibility to the idea that this file isn’t correct or finalized by any means.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe they caught wind that a lot of early adopters are holding out for it instead of getting the bionic so they decided to leak some bogus specs to perhaps convince some of them to jump on the bionic instead….  because if those truly are the specs for the prime I think I’d rather have a rooted bionic. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakestorms Jake Storms

    This really says nothing of the SCH-I515 for certain though and that may be the first and only ICS device here stateside for awhile.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still down for showing up in an Optimus Prime outfit outside VZW HQ eating Ice Cream Sandwiches with a case of beer. Who else wants to join? ;-)

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Eh Ice Cream Sandwiches with beer? No sir. I will join in the beer drinking though!

      • Anonymous

        Root Beer! Nom nom nom

    • OGDroidacon

      Make it Guiness Ice Cream Floats, and Ill roll out!

    • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

      They better include a higher res screen than that….. unless they’ve decided they hate stealing iPhone customers.

      In the same vein, if they hate money the 800×480 is a great way to go.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus prime was expected to have same specs as Galaxy S2, only with Ice cream sandwich and stock android so the screen resolution is expected. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

       Source?  I’ve not seen any solid evidence stating the the Nexus phone will just be a rebadged GSII.

      • Anonymous

        Anecdotal evidence. No sources. 
        1. Nexus S was a rebadged Galaxy S. If Nexus prime is by Samsung, as it seems, then it will be their flagship phone, which currently sits at Galaxy S2. 
        2. Samsung doesn’t have higher resolution Amoled screens in mass quantities. As for the Galaxy Note that  they demoed at IFA, has a much larger screen which Nexus Prime is unlikely to have. 

  • Carbja23

    I’m really torn now, Do I wait for this or buy the bionic tomorrow.  I was hoping (and wouldn’t it make sense) that Samsung would announce some info so that people would hold and buy their product.

    • Mctypething

      Why do you need to buy the Bionic on Day 1? Just hold out a few weeks and see what transpires. It’s okay if you don’t have the newest toy the day it comes out. I have no clue why people are agonizing over this. Just sit tight a month.

      • Carbja23

        My OG Droid is dying a slow death.  Its not running as well as it used to.  

        • Mctypething

          Well, just let it ride a little bit longer. I think a lot of us are in the same boat here, i.e. we are OG Droid 2 year contract holders with an upgrade available and a declining OG Droid, deciding between the Bionic and the Prime for our next 2 year contract phone. Personally, I’m going to wait, and my OG Droid sucks now also. Until enough details come out to allow me to decide between the Prime and Bionic, I’ll be waiting. Doesn’t mean I won’t get the Bionic, just not tomorrow.

          • SenorDeuce

            I’m thinking I buy the Bionic tomorrow, then ride out the 45 day return period from Best Buy waiting for more news on the Prime.  Give my OG a rest, but maybe not put it to rest quite yet in case it has to last a few more weeks between returning the Bionic and buying the Prime.

          • Mctypething

            Seems like a huge pain to me, but to each their own. Trust me, I understand the desire to get the new cool phone on Day 1, but as a Xoom 3G owner, I’ve learned my lesson on trusting Motorola to not be outdone in a short period of time. The Bionic looks amazing, but I’ll be waiting on Nexus Prime news before pulling the trigger. I have a feeling the Prime on VZW will disappoint anway. Verizon never gets the best phones.

          • guest

            why is it that everyone’s OG droid is dying / declining at the same time…did they design these things to not last past the two year contract?  I mean, I usually get a new phone anyways pretty soon after the contract allows me to, but the fact that my droid has slowed to a crawl over the past month and so many others are having similar issues is kinda odd.  I’m hoping it lasts long enough for me to choose between the prime and bionic, but I guess we’ll see.

          • Dom Battle

            Yup, right on the head. Except my OG Droid can easily last another year ( cosmetically anyway, could really use the speed boost new hardware brings). So for now I’ll just sit back, relax, and wait patiently for whatever comes out around Christmas time.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      You can always wait and then buy the Bionic if you don’t like the phones choices in a month. Sure won’t kill ya!

    • Dom Battle

      I’m so glad my update isn’t until January 2nd. Now I can just sit back and wait for “The Beast” to be released around Christmas time!

  • Rob Meyer

    yeah apparently the bionic is now “officially” yesterdays paper = )

  • EC8CH

    LET THE PRIMEBEASTIN’ BEGIN!

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t understand that reply

        • Anonymous

          yeah seriously wat a tool

      • Anonymous

        Happy Bro!!! :P

      • Anonymous

        You’re doing it wrong.

        • Anonymous

          That’s not what she said

    • Anonymous

      Hah I like that. May have to steal it. :P

      • EC8CH

        Do whatever you want.. just keep them Prime posts coming! :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        its hypebeastin to a whole nother level

    • Anonymous

      I want a Nexus Flavored Ice Cream Sandwich please :P with all of the spec’d good ness on top :)