Samsung Teases and Briefly Shows Off the Galaxy Nexus Ahead of CTIA Event

Hello there beautiful phone.  In a video released tonight by Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus aka Nexus Prime aka mystery Ice Cream Sandwich device was teased as the next “BIG” thing to hit the tech world. Not that any of us were assuming we would see anything besides the next Nexus at their “Google Episode” CTIA event, but we weren’t expecting to see a tease this massive at this moment.

The timing sure couldn’t have been better though.  With the iPhone 4S getting crushed by media across the globe, it looks like Google and Samsung played this one perfectly.   (more…)

First Live Nexus Prime Photo Appears, No Physical Buttons in Sight

Are you looking at the first live picture of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on the Samsung Nexus Prime?  It certainly appears that way.  The photo above leaked to GSMArena this morning, showing off a 720p HD display at 320dpi, a screen that looks slightly curved, and on-screen back and home keys.  The absence of physical keys has long been rumored back to the day we first heard that ICS would bring the best parts of Honeycomb to phones – this is the first time we have actually seen it.

Nice timing.  The day that the new iDevice will be announced.

Via:  GSMArena

Cheers Konrad and Charles!

Nexus Prime, DROID HD, and HTC Vigor All Start to Appear in Cellebrite Systems

Talk about the type of info we love to see on a late Friday afternoon.  Loaded (as of this week) into Cellebrite systems, we have three devices that have been on the minds of all Android enthusiasts over the last few weeks:  Nexus Prime (Galaxy Nexus?), DROID HD (RAZR?), and the HTC Vigor (Rezound?). While no other details ever accompany Cellebrite listings, we do at least get further confirmation that all of these phones exist along with their model numbers.  The Prime as we all know is SCH-I515 and the DROID HD is XT912.  The Vigor for some reason is listed under its FCC number as PH98100, but should hit stores as the ADR6425.   (more…)

Samsung Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) Stops by Bluetooth SIG

The GSM version of what we believe to be the Samsung Nexus Prime, stopped by Bluetooth SIG over the last couple of days as any phone that is on the verge of a release does.  Most of us are under the impression that this is the model that will become available some time after Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus on other carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint.  It’ll have Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), should have an HD Super AMOLED screen, and will be just as or even more game-changing as any Android phone ever has been.

Rumored release dates currently peg this for November-ish.

Via:  Bluetooth SIG, Ameblo

Mysterious Samsung Device Up For Gaming and Entertainment Award at CTIA, Any Guesses? (Updated)

We already know that Samsung is holding another of its Unpacked events at CTIA in just a couple of weeks, but details have yet to be released.  Whatever it is though, is sure to pack some sort of gaming or big-screened-multimedia punch.  The nominees for CTIA’s “Hot for the Holidays Awards” have been announced with a mysterious and unannounced Samsung product listed under the “Gamer & Entertainment Enthusiast” category.

If you look at the other items listed, you will see two of their tablets, so this could be the 7.7″ Tab that has yet to land in the states or as a few other sites have suggested, is the Galaxy Nexus.  Rumored to have a 4.65″ HD screen (Super AMOLED HD?), you would almost think that the next Nexus would have found its way into the “Gadget Guru” category – or would that have made it too obvious?  A big HD screen on a phone does scream, “Play games on me!” though.

Then again, wouldn’t Google want to unveil the next Nexus and not Samsung?  While I would love for this to be the Ice Cream Sandwiched Verizon beast, I’m not willing to put a ton of money on that, just yet.  The good news is that we will be there to find out.

Update:  Galaxy Tab 7.7 just cruised through the FCC.  Would not be surprised if this is the device they announce.

What do you guys think? Any guesses?

Via:  CTIA, GSMArena

Cheers Jim!

Samsung Nexus Prime…err Galaxy Nexus…err Confusion – More Details Emerge About the First Ice Cream Sandwich Device

In one of the more aggressively toned reports we have seen in a while, some additional next “Nexus” points have been brought up that need to be addressed.  Everyone ready for all of this?  In a follow-up to their rumor of the Nexus Prime having a physical home key (which it won’t), The Droid Guy is back with more, but would like to clarify some things.

First, all of this confusion about the name, “Nexus Prime.”  According to their report (which I actually do beg to differ with slightly), the Prime and next Nexus are two different phones.  I will say this.  They are…sort of different.  Anyone been wondering why we have used the name Galaxy Nexus and those sexy images up top a ton lately?  We sure weren’t doing it just because we thought they looked pretty – which they do by the way.  To our knowledge (along with separate reports), the Galaxy Nexus is headed to Verizon as the first Ice Cream Sandwich device.  Then, potentially within a few weeks, a different version of the phone which will more than likely be re-named slightly, will be released to other carriers.  Moving on…   (more…)

Rumor: November 3 for the Samsung Prime on Verizon? So Says the Panda.

Our favorite LTE Panda and his newly appointed poem friend Tom have been all over Twitter the last 12 hours, hypebeasting (yep, we’re not the only ones that do it) with a new set of rhymes for the Galaxy Nexus aka Nexus Prime aka DROID Prime.  According to their sweet melodic words, the device that many of you have held out long enough for, will arrive on the day that Batman’s creator died.  Since Bob Kane died on November 3 and that’s a Thursday, you can mark that down as the newest tentative date.

Also embedded in their dual-poem are mentions of LTE, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the idea that purchasers of the iPhone 5 will be jealous.

While we love the Panda though, take it as tentative/rumor.  He clearly has the inside track on a lot of Verizon happenings, but those of us that have been doing this for a minute or two know how quickly these dates can change. November 3 sounds great for now – let’s just hope we don’t run into last minute delays like we have grown accustomed to from Big Red over the last year (Thunderbolt, Charge and Bionic ring a bell?).  Let’s also not forget about Honeycomb and its push backs.  This does match up nicely with yesterday’s 4chan mega-rumor that we first reported.

So that gives us the HTC Vigor on October 20 and the Nexus two weeks later.  Talk about a prime two week stretch.  Sorry, had to.

Saturday hypebeast.

This Week In The Life Of DROID: 9/16/2011

Full of HTC Vigor and Nexus Prime (aka Galaxy Nexus aka DROID Prime, aka Samsung Prime), this week has been dishing out some goods on everyone’s favorite up and coming phones. If the DROID Bionic isn’t what people have been looking for in an upgrade, then these phones are sure to excite some of you.

Here’s what you shouldn’t have missed this week:

October is shaping up to be a sweet month for Android lovers. Let’s sit back and watch this all unfold. Have a great weekend everybody!