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Galaxy Nexus Coming “Sooner than you think” or Delayed Because of Dispute with Apple? (Updated)

Fire up the wacky Galaxy Nexus rumor mill! With the Samsung/Google CTIA event no longer happening, the gossip has started flowing in waves. What do we have this morning? A couple of things to note. First, is Samsung UK’s sales director who confirmed to T3 that we will see the Galaxy Nexus (aka Nexus Prime) “sooner” than the second part of this post would lead you to believe.  

Here is his quote after receiving an award for their Galaxy SII:

“You will have an announcement of the Nexus Prime very shortly and will be seeing it in shops sooner than you think”

Sounds great, right? Not according to rumor machine Eldar Murtazin, who as an industry reporter, has been pretty hit or miss over the years. And his sources are telling him that some features in Ice Cream Sandwich have come in to question in this never ending patent battle with Apple, leading to a delay.

Buying a delay? I’m not willing to just yet. Every person I have talked to over the last week is under the impression that the next Nexus and ICS will be here around the end of the month.

Update:  9to5Google received word from an “impeccable source” saying that invites to the new Samsung/Google event will be sent out in the next couple of days and that there is no dispute over ICS features.

Ahh rumors.

Via:  T3, Twitter, Phandroid

Cheers John and Walt!

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