We’re pretty sure it’s coming. We’ve known about it for months and it looks like its announcement is just around the corner. And attempting to steal some thunder away from the somewhat disappointing iPhone 4S unveiling is Samsung, which just released a teaser for its Nexus Prime superphone. Yes, something big is coming.
The relationship between Apple and Samsung is getting more and more sour by the day and the timing of this teaser furthers that sourness. The Samsung Unpacked event is set to take place next week in San Diego and it is there that we assume the Nexus Prime will be revealed. The teaser video really tells us nothing other than some things go well together and, based on the final image, the Nexus Prime will have a similarly curvaceous screen as the Nexus S it follows.
Tech Crunch is reporting that the Galaxy Nexus may be a Verizon exclusive, at least for the time being when it launches October 11. Luckily it will run on Ice Cream Sandwich which will be able to reportedly able to track data use on an app-by-app basis.
Following the rumors, we can expect the Samsung Google Nexus Prime (which might be called the Galaxy Prime or Galaxy Nexus) to be the first smartphone with Android 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, an OS that marries the smartphone-centric Gingerbread with the tablet-friendly Honeycomb. We’re also hearing about a dual core 1.5GHz processor and plenty of other heavy-hitting horsepower, but just like the iPhone rumors leading up to yesterday’s event, they’re just rumors for the Nexus Prime too.