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Samsung building Google's Android 4.0 'Nexus Prime'?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2011 12:39 User comments (8)

Samsung building Google's Android 4.0 'Nexus Prime'? According to BGR, who leaked details of an upcoming Nexus device last month, the phone may be called "Nexus Prime" and be manufactured by Samsung.
The smartphone will be the first to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which should mix the best aspects of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Google TV.

For specs, the device will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (either an OMAP 4460 or brand new 28nm Snapdragon) and have a SuperAMOLED display, a hallmark of Samsung phones.

Furthermore, the device will be the first to move completely to softkeys, removing all physical menu/home/back buttons.

Adding to the "magic" of the new phone is an LTE radio, 1GB RAM, 1080p HD video support and capture, a 1MP front-side camera and a 5MP standard camera with an "advanced 5-megapixel sensor delivering class-leading image quality in addition to superior low-light performance."

Rumored launch? September. Just in time to compete with the anticipated launch of the iPhone 5.

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8 user comments

127.6.2011 14:37

What's the deal with removal of physical keys. On my HTC Desire that's one of the things I love, is still having physical keys!


SmokeThis2006

227.6.2011 15:04

Originally posted by ST2006:
What's the deal with removal of physical keys. On my HTC Desire that's one of the things I love, is still having physical keys!
Soft keys are actually pretty great if done correctly like with Cyanogen Mod 7 has done it and I'm sure Android 4.0 will have something better.

327.6.2011 16:28

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by ST2006:
What's the deal with removal of physical keys. On my HTC Desire that's one of the things I love, is still having physical keys!
Soft keys are actually pretty great if done correctly like with Cyanogen Mod 7 has done it and I'm sure Android 4.0 will have something better.
I don't know I just like the ability to physically click something. Like how are users suppose to know if their phone is definitely off if there isn't a single button they can press without turning it back on? That was a must in my exam period, or it woulda cost me loads!!

But on that note, how did they do it? Because obviously that's to do with software and not hardware..

SmokeThis2006

427.6.2011 21:10

I want google to release more information on ice cream sandwich. Hopefully they will give users to ability to actually end and close out applications instead of their task manager closing it whenever it feels the need to. Also they really need to implement some security in it so we can lock text messages and pictures.



528.6.2011 2:24

Originally posted by biglo30:
I want google to release more information on ice cream sandwich. Hopefully they will give users to ability to actually end and close out applications instead of their task manager closing it whenever it feels the need to. Also they really need to implement some security in it so we can lock text messages and pictures.
There is no need to end or close out apps. Using a task manager on a regular basis is NOT a good thing to do. In the end you waste more battery power and waste cpu doing this. Why? Because chances are when you do this, depending on the app, many are designed to simply relaunch themselves. Therefore this takes more CPU power relaunching all these apps then it does if you were to leave them alone and let them run in memory like they were designed.

As for the security measures, there are apps that can do this, and there is of course androids built in passcode system which locks users out of the phone if they do not know the passcode.

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628.6.2011 13:23
dp
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Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by ST2006:
Whats the deal with removal of physical keys. On my HTC Desire thats one of the things I love, is still having physical keys!
Soft keys are actually pretty great if done correctly like with Cyanogen Mod 7 has done it and Im sure Android 4.0 will have something better.
WHAT soft keys in CM7??

729.6.2011 16:45

Xplorer4 - Tell me how to close the built in Android music player. It hogs battery power even if I've paused the music and exited to the main menu (my phone is significantly hotter all day if this is in memory). No options in the menu to close it. The only way I can kill it is with a task manager. Seems I have a handful of apps that just want to hang out in memory (chewing CPU) that I have to use the task manager to kill that don't restart themselves. I tried Winamp, but I'll be damned if I can find the option to just shuffle every song on my phone.

I can easily set my task manager not to close tasks that I know are just going to restart themselves.

829.6.2011 17:09

Originally posted by dp:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by ST2006:
Whats the deal with removal of physical keys. On my HTC Desire thats one of the things I love, is still having physical keys!
Soft keys are actually pretty great if done correctly like with Cyanogen Mod 7 has done it and Im sure Android 4.0 will have something better.
WHAT soft keys in CM7??
CM7 for my gTablet has soft keys..maybe the version for your device doesnt? No clue man

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