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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Mentioned in Photo EXIF Data, Buying That Name Yet?

In case you need additional proof that the next Nexus will be known as the Galaxy Nexus when launched, look no further than the photos uploaded to Picasa from a couple of Google employees – one of which works on the Android team. The EXIF data, which you can see above, clearly states the name that we expect to be attached to the phone come launch.

The photos only weigh in at 3MP, but don’t be worried by that. It could easily have to do with the service that was used to upload the photos or maybe these photogs aren’t into 2MB file size shots.

Everyone OK with the Galaxy Nexus? Nexus Prime sounds all robotic and transformer-like, but remember that we saw a merging of Samsung and Google brands last year with the Nexus S. Now, if only we could get a reschedule date for the event that was originally planned for today and we could get on with our lives.

To see the photos, hit up the source link.

Via:  AndroidNext

  • Anonymous

    Did the news that the “Galaxy Nexus” would be different than the “Prime” on Verizon not pan out to be true?  I thought I read it on all the blogs like a week ago?  The Verizon version would be different, right?  Everyone was all pissed about it, like Verizon was getting the “lesser spec” device.  If that’s the case, would this phone (“Galaxy Nexus”) be the non-Verizon version and the Nexus Prime still be the Verizon version?

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad that it took on the “Galaxy” line. It means for sure that Samsung will put all of their efforts into this phone since it’s carrying their “it” phone name. 

  • http://twitter.com/_majesty majesty

    when the bug was shot out of the cannon (CGI of course) in midair, they should’ve had a little voice say “ohhh shiiiiit”

  • Anonymous

    So is the screen really only 4.3″ usable due to menu keys located on screen?  So you would get 4.65″ only when watching HD content?

  • Anonymous

    I feel like a sex addict, and this website is my strip club. If I walk in here and there are no dancing Nexus posts, I rage like the hulk.

  • Alucard9114

    im waiting to see hdmi info!

  • Anonymous

    While on my morning run, I dropped my OG Droid on the asphalt. When I picked it up, I could only think about my next phone (the Nexus Whatever). 

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Nope. Here’s my guess: We just heard the name Nexus Prime mentioned by a Samsung rep. None of the Nexus devices in the past have had OEM branding – the Nexus S was not the Galaxy S Nexus. The Nexus One wasn’t the Nexus Desire. Also, the Nexus Prime has little in common with the SGS2 (unless it is based off the SGS3) – different resolution, screen size, no buttons, different form factor, different display tech, different chip, etc.. So the name Galaxy Nexus (beyond the fact that it just sucks) doesn’t make any sense to me.

    Here’s my theory: The phone will launch on all 4 carriers. It will be called the Nexus Prime on 3 carriers; the Droid Prime on Verizon. Why? Because if this is gonna be the best phone on the market for at least a few months, Verizon will want to push it hard (not to mention their premiere 4g device). If it carries the Droid name, it allows Verizon to use a popular and established marketing brand to push the device.

    This way, the Prime name is consistent across all 4 carriers.

    My guess is that the name Galaxy Nexus is the internal code name for the phone.

  • Anonymous

    5MP seems confirmed, though I suppose they could just not be shooting at max resolution. As long as it’s a good sensor and lens it’s not a big deal. I’d like to think Samsung won’t let the camera be last years tech on next years flagship phone. of course Galaxy Nexus very well could be the Verizon version and everyone else will get the Prime which will be the true Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    I already bought it ;)  http://galaxynexus.com

    • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

      Wait, is that an outline of an iPhone 4????

  • Anonymous

    they could call it the poop phone and i’d be fine. just hurry up and release it already.

  • Kianhjudah

    Do I want this phone??? Hmm… Let’s see: Neus: Check. 4G: Check. Dual-core: Check. Nexus: Check. ICS: Check. Root/Rom/Theme-able: Surely. Battery life gets me at least 3/4′s’ of a day: maybe, and I hope so. Front-Camers: Check. Great screen: Pretty dang sure. 4.65 screen size: Check & no physical buttons or pointless search button: Check. Best network coverage: Check. Nexus: Check. Only problem: not in my hands yet. 

    • Anonymous

      Usable screen size is 4.3″ with menu keys located on screen.  I think you only get the full screen when watching 720 content.  Just sayin….

  • Ogswag31

    Why is camera spelled with a K ?

  • Murphy

    I’m betting it has to do with Verizon and its sales for the *phone 4S, we all remember what happened in February

  • Nate Surber

    Right.  I can hear it now.

    Person – “Is that the curved Droid?”

    Me – SMACK!!!!!!!

    • Kianhjudah

      Hahaha!!! True!!!

  • Bewara2009

    I really appreciate all this kind of news about the Galaxy Nexus, but where the hell is the HTC Vigor? Didn’t you say that the Vigor will be the first one to be release among these 3 powerful phones? And yes I am mad bro! 

  • Rob Becker

    I’ll just call it Bad Ass Mutha Phoner

  • Kellexwearspanties

    Omg….I just saw kellex blowing a Verizon rep…damn I knew u sucked Verizon but I didn’t think it was literally

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking the Galaxy Nexus name and to all of those worried about it not being a true Nexus, why would they call it a Nexus if it wasn’t truly a Nexus?  To me, it seems as though Verizon would want to have it called the Galaxy Nexus simply to sort of tell people “Hey, this is the only reason we didn’t get the Galaxy SII.”

    • EC8CH

      My bet is Google wanted to call it the Nexus Prime, but Samsung insisted on including “Galaxy” in the name to tie it to the branding of their phones.

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

        That sounds about right.

        • EC8CH

          I think Samsung is seriously pissed about all the *pple lawsuits and have decided to take the gloves off.  They’re fighting back in the courts after holding back for the past year, and I think they’re trying to swing for the fences with this phone partnering with Google.  It looks like they’ve spent a lot of time developing this phone, and put a lot of their cutting edge tech into it.  They want this phone to be a hit, and they want their “Galaxy” name attached to it.

    • Sdny8

      I feel it does have something to do with Vz. I think they feel nexus isn’t as well known as galaxy especially to current Vz customers being Vz has yet to carry a nexus. In turn I think that Vz would push for the galaxy name. I do however prefer nexus prime but in the end who gives a sh!t

  • Maybach Music

    I had the OG Droid, and now the Thunderbolt.

    But no matter the model, I’ve always just called it “my cellphone.”

  • Anonymous

    Is there any word about docking capabilities or mirroring?

  • Kianhjudah

    Need…(gasping)…that…(knees buckling and strength faling)…phone…..(rendered useless until that Nexus is in my hands)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why everyone is in a tizzy because of the delayed announcement. I mean, the poem “panda” said the date on was for Nov 3rd, anything before that is fiction. 

    I hope the NEXUS has a very good camera since it seems i might be going with the NEXUS if the Vigor was pushed back, I’m still debating on the two once i hear more info and its confirmed, but i’m leaning towards NEXUS now…   

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe they haven’t already rescheduled the announcement.  I easily would have expected Samsung and Google to jump Moto’s 10/18 announcement with their own press conference on 10/17.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget Verizon is also part of that NEXUS announcement, its not something that just the two of them could just schedule without making sure its good with Verizon first. it doesn’t matter since Nov 3rd is the date originally given for it anyway, so THERE is no delay to worry about atleast.  The NEXUS doesn’t have to worry about 1up’ing the Moto announcement since most if not all Android users (including myself now) want the NEXUS

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        It’s doesn’t take much to 1up Moto.  Just release a phone with good firmware and a good display.  Those are 2 things Motorola hasn’t figured out how to do yet.

        • Anonymous

          Thats very true, not to mention horrible cameras.  The NEXUS is basically an Ice Cream Sandwhich of all the best features of a smartphone (or so we hope thanks to the leaks). 

      • Anonymous

        The vast majority of Android users have no clue what Nexus means, nor do they know the difference between the Galaxy Nexus and the Droid Razr. At least not the differences we understand.

        As for Verizon being involved, they weren’t listed as part of the originally scheduled announcement. Only Samsung and Google.

        • Anonymous

          Internal sources were saying that Verizon was scheduled to be there for the announcement but it was too obvious if they advertised it like that, so instead they pushed up the Motorola announcement to fill the gap.

  • http://twitter.com/icecolddemon Phil Oakley

    I really hope they’ll be the Google Nexus Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

  • Captinobvious

    Obviously if galaxy is before nexus this isn’t a true Google phone…why the hypebeast fanboy kellex hasn’t mentioned this idk….but clearly since galaxy is first in the name it’ll be a somewhat skinned version of Android…and the other carriers will get pure Google with nexus prime…lol at Verizon

    • EC8CH

      I seriously don’t get why people keep insisting the order of the name means anything.

      You honestly think Google is going to allow the first phone to run ICS , a Nexus Device, to have a manufacturer’s skin on it.

      • Anonymous

        I tend to agree with you, however I never underestimate the power of Verizon to muddle things up.

        • EC8CH

          My only concern is what effect LTE will have on the design of the Verizon model.  Will that force compromises in other areas, or will all the phones have the same specs and dimensions?

          Other than that, I think people should chill out a bit.

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        You have to understand something about Google….they’re not Apple.  They don’t care.  They don’t need or want that control.  They give Android away for free and let the OEMs completely destroy it and make it horrible, and they’ve done nothing about it.  I don’t think they’d have one problem with Samsung insisting that Touchwiz go on this phone after the inital vanilla release.  I really don’t think it will happen, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

        • johnny

          yeah but this is going to be a DEVELOPERS phone. there’s no way they would release a brand spanking new OS….only to have it skinned.

    • http://www.guyzcave.com GUYZCAVE

      This phone will be simple to root and you will base able to install the rom/theme that suits your fancy. Doesn’t really matter to me what version as

      • Kianhjudah

        AAAMEN!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

    What is everyone’s thoughts on the Verizon exclusive phone not being vanilla ICS and having some sort of touchwiz crap on it? Also, what would you do if it turns out to be the lower of the two sets of leaked specs and the other is the actual Galaxy Nexus? Personally, this may be my last straw with VZW. As soon as Sprint gets their LTE network out and turns it on where I live, I may be out. All I want is a pure Nexus device that gets updates straight from Google and has Verizon LTE! Come on Verizon. Do it just this one time and I won’t complain for at least two more years!

    • Anonymous

      It wont have touchwiz

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    I’m a little bit worried that it’s Galaxy Nexus and not Nexus Galaxy.  Makes me think the Verizon version is a Galaxy branded product that will eventually get Touchwiz and only be supported by Samsung, while the Nexus Prime (which is rumored to be coming to all other carriers) will be the true Nexus branded, Google supported device.

    • EC8CH

      I don’t think you need to worry about that.

      Stop thinking so much :-)

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        I wish I could.  You don’t understand how Verizon works.  They’ve never done anything awesome like this before, I’m just waiting for the hammer to fall to ruin the whole thing.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          The original Droid was without any type of skin, it was plan jane Android.

  • Anonymous

    Those lines of information don’t even appear to be straight….

  • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

    Call it fruitie pebbles for all i care just release it already!

  • http://twitter.com/Kentholio B-rad G

    Iso 50 is the most interesting thing here.  Im good with galaxy nexus as long as there isnt a nexus prime released later.  It wouldnt make sense for samsung to leave off its brand on such a big phone release.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex thanks for understanding we need a Nexus article every hour until this phone is released.  Keep them coming no matter how insignificant they may seem.  I’d be happy with a screen shot of the usb cable right about now.

    • EC8CH

      I need at least 3 Nexus posts a day to prevent the shakes for starting.

      • Anonymous

        Especially until the official announcement is made to get rid of all the paranoid thoughts. :P

        • babadush

          Amen

      • Nate Surber

        This must be how a recovering alcoholic feels when they drive past a bar.

        • Kianhjudah

          You said that right. 

      • Alucard9114

        same here keep them coming its my life line.

    • KRSwon

      I always thought it would come out as Galaxy Prime.

      And maybe that 3mp is from the ffc :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

    Fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe a Google+ auto upload.  It uploads in a reduced size.

  • SugaShane

    I could care less about the name, it just better perform like a beast. 

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Droid prime sounded more badass, but I like the sound of Galaxy Nexus

  • EC8CH

    Nexus Prime sounds cooler, but Galaxy Nexus makes perfect sense because I can see Samsung demanding that their “Galaxy” name be attached to such an awesome phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Droid_soldier Paul Devey

    I really liked the droid prime name but Galaxy Nexus does me just fine

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t think it will be called that. It doesn’t fit the naming convention in any way.  The name “Nexus” will always come first.  Always.

      The only way a phone will be released with that name is if it is a skinned variant of the hardware used for the actual Nexus phone, not entirely dissimilar from how the HTC Desire (and, to a lesser extent, the Droid Incredible), were skinned versions of the Nexus One.  Even then, there are still issues with the naming convention, for the same reason that we will never see a phone called “Galaxy Droid” or “Droid Galaxy”.

      Droid, Nexus, Galaxy, Evo, MyTouch, etc., are the brand equivalents of surnames in function. In a “marriage” of two distinct product lines, you wouldn’t expect one product to replace its first name with the surname of the other any more than you would in an actual marriage.  The name “Galaxy Nexus” would be the brand equivalent to something like “Anderson Smith” for a person.

      Galaxy Prime would make perfect sense, as would Droid Prime, for a skinned variant. That’s under the assumption that the phone will be called the Nexus Prime.

      • Sdny8

        I love how u stress nexus phones ALWAYS have nexus first in their name. There’s been 2. That’s a really small field to draw conclusions from.

        • Anonymous

          It doesn’t matter if there has only been two, my logic is sound.  You want further examples? Here is a (almost) complete listing of all the devices from the top three lines of Android phones:

          DROID
          DROID Eris
          DROID Incredible
          DROID X
          DROID 2
          DROID Pro
          DROID X2
          DROID 3
          DROID Charge
          DROID Bionic

          Galaxy S
          Galaxy S WiFi 3.6
          Galaxy Player 4
          Galaxy Player 5
          Galaxy Prevail
          Galaxy Gio
          Galaxy S 4G
          Galaxy 2
          Galaxy Tab
          Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
          Galaxy Tab 10.1
          Galaxy Tab 8.9
          Galaxy Tab 7.7
          Galaxy Note
          Galaxy S II

          EVO 4G
          EVO Shift 4G
          EVO 3D

          myTouch
          myTouch 3G Slide
          myTouch 4G
          myTouch 4G Slide
          myTouch Q

          That’s just Android phones.  I could go on listing other product lines if you wish? I may not be correct, and maybe they will break this naming convention, but logical is on my side for this.

          • Anonymous

            Galaxy S
            Galaxy S WiFi 3.6
            Galaxy Player 4
            Galaxy Player 5
            Galaxy Prevail
            Galaxy Gio
            Galaxy S 4G
            Galaxy 2
            Galaxy Tab
            Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
            Galaxy Tab 10.1
            Galaxy Tab 8.9
            Galaxy Tab 7.7
            Galaxy Note
            Galaxy S II
            Galaxy Nexus

            Problem Solved

          • Anonymous

            That would imply that it’s the next phone in the Galaxy line, which is obviously not the case.  It is the next device in the Nexus line, no matter what it will be called.  

            They could call it the “Nexus S II” to indicate its lineage, but even that would be misleading.  The name “Nexus S” worked due to the fact that it was essentially the same hardware as a Galaxy S, while all the currently expected specifications for the Nexus Prime indicate that it will be a vast upgrade from the Galaxy S II in many ways.

            Is the logic I’m trying to get across really that difficult to understand?  I have no idea what the upcoming Nexus phone will be called, but I don’t think anyone could argue that what I’m saying doesn’t make sense.

          • EC8CH

            r u still arguing about this?  Just accept the fact that the names of Android phones are a mess and you’ll sleep more soundly at night.

          • Anonymous

            Well, to be fair, the readers were specifically asked whether or not they were buying the name “Galaxy Nexus” in this article.

            Also, while I agree that the actual names of phones have gotten pretty ridiculous, the actual naming conventions used by all major brands and / or lines have remained consistent and universal.  That’s the point I’m trying to get across.  I find it hard to believe that this phone would buck the trend in universal use by all lines / brands of smartphones, in addition to basically all consumer products period.

          • Mike

            Excuse me, I’ll get this one.

            u mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            I think they should name it the Verizon Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus Droid SIII Touch 4G or VSGGNDS3T4G.  That would put that snarky Dan Hesse in his place and give Rene Ritchie something to laugh at in Mobile Nations meetings too.

          • http://twitter.com/vinso Vinson

            @DOAbarrelroll — I’m with you. I’m still not buying the Galaxy Nexus name either. It’s quite an abomination of the existing naming convention. Sounds like FUD to me.

          • Anonymous

            Oh.  Oh, right.  Now I see….

            http://www.google.com/nexus/

      • Anonymous

        http://www.psychology.gatech.edu/people/faculty/smith_anderson.php

        It’s been done.  Some people have surnames for first names.  LOL 

        Phones could easily do the same.

        • Mike

          Ricky Bobby?

  • http://profiles.google.com/pdenson Paul Denson

    Not if they spell Camera with a K and Model with two l’s. /s

    edit: I know this isn’t english

    • Lpmeteoeraremix

      Im pretty sure its a photo from someone using a german browser

    • EC8CH

      /s doesn’t work with Germans…

      They have no sense of sarcasm.

  • http://profiles.google.com/robert.macri Robert Macri

    ISO 50?  Sweet…

    • babadush

      Exactly