Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Earlier this month, the rumor mill churned out a report claiming that Google was hard at work on an Ice Cream Sandwich device that may feature a 720p display and 4G LTE connectivity, and today more rumored details on the handset have emerged. The folks over at BGR claim to have confirmed that the phone features a "Super AMOLED HD" display, which suggests that the device will be manufactured by Samsung, as well as an OMAP4460 processor. It's also rumored that the mystery phone is currently codenamed "Prime" and that it may come to market under the moniker "Google Nexus Prime."

The high-end Android rumors don't stop there, as BGR is also reporting that Google is planning an entire wave of DROID/XOOM-like flagship Ice Cream Sandwich devices. Details on the products are scant, but it's said that the exclusive devices will be hitting multiple carriers and will be made by several different manufacturers.

So there you have it. There's not a ton of new information on either the Nexus Prime or the flagship ICS device(s), but it definitely gives those of us in the market for a new smartphone something to look forward to later this year. It'd be kind of interesting to see Samsung given the reins for another Nexus phone after the Nexus S, but if Google is planning several reference ICS devices for release on multiple carriers perhaps it won't be as big of a deal for Moto, HTC, and LG. What do you all make of the rumored Nexus Prime and halo Ice Cream Sandwich devices? Do you like the idea of each carrier getting its own flagship?


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Danny Stone @Jonathan i was just saying that because i know alot of people actually think they do.
Jon Recinos More indecision. Woo.
Jon Recinos @Danny Who said they did? I was merely telling him that wasn't correct. On tmonews they were talking about the Samsung T989 getting approval-wonderful! If it's the Hercules, then it's a tossup between waiting or getting the GSII(Assuming it's out by then)
Danny Stone I want a nexus like the n1. Teflon coated metal. No plastic for christ sakes. Its a 600 phone i want something other then plastic. Also quadrant scores don't mean jack.
Jon Recinos Melvin, Nexus S gets 1.7k around there, am I correct? In which case, HTC Sensation, LG G2x, and Samsung Galaxy S2(even an overclocked HTC Desire Z/G2) all top it. Granted, they are all dual core devices(save the G2) but you said "highest among single and dual core."
Tony Abiama If it comes to Sprint then that's what I'll get
Melvin Chng Yi Cong Nexus s has highest quadrant among single and dual core. I can't wait to see what is the new quadrant ffor nexus 4.0
Jon Recinos So much indecision. Sensation. SGS II. Evo 3D. Bionic. Targa. SGS II Plus. SGS Plus. Nexus. Charge. G2x. G2. Doubleshot. Atrix. Good lord.
Cesario Brito Jr. I'll get it only if it comes to Sprint. It has to be a game changer. If not, I'll keep my EVO till 2012.
Ellery Arellano The only carriers I see getting a Nexus named device will be Sprint and T-Mobile. They are the only 2 that are part of OHA. VZ and ATT may get a phone with similar specs, but it definitely won't have the Nexus name attached to it.
Angel Miguel Peguero everyone saids the samsung phones are plastic but I haven't seen no complaint of ppl breaking them so isnot a big deal
Jon Recinos Can someone explain to me why samsung is bad? I don't understand. -Great Screen -Exynos processor is great -Plastic might seem flimsy but in reality the device is fine, as well as not nearly as bulky -Metal heats up when charging the battery making it uncomfortable to use the phone. Plastic doesn't.
Wylan Gross Nope, still a crap Samsung go back to HTC and i'll buy.
Gerard Hyacinthe my Mytouch 4g was obsolete within a couple of months. now the buttons are shitting the bed on me. so, yes, i would gladly pay a premium for a better phone.
Samuel Toles If the only the ice Creme sandwich completes the nexus prime :D
Jose Luis Gonzalez Salas yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah interest me!
Amanda Sutton Messer Yes, bring it on!
Sam Bahhur I hope LG doesnt make it, I think either samsung or HTC will make, it better be for tmobile.
John Cruz Yes I wonder how it would look like
Will Gonzalez ohh yesss... can't wait to get my hands on it... thats for sure... with Dual Core, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and 720p Super Amoled HD Display....bring it on
Eddie Velasquez If its on sprint then yes
Jon Jerico Calanio Multiple Nexi (lol) with each on a carrier sounds interesting indeed. As long as one isn't as radically different from the other (thus skewing potential customers to its home carrier) I'm cool with it.
Jerry Adney The part that intrigues me the most is the part about having one on all carriers. The sooner people can start choosing based on price and service instead of handset exclusives, the sooner carriers will be forced to compete...then again they will probably all rebrand the hell out of them and nobody will care as long as it is on their current carrier.
Zach Cline I would get it if it came to verizon. It seems that samsung does a slightly better job with the nexus devices. I haven't read any complaints about build quality or anything which is unusual for a samsung product.
Ron Bragg Heck yeah!!!!
Jon Jerico Calanio @Jonathan: Oh, I see. The EVO 4G is still a good contender to the iPhone 4, and I believe Phonedog already gave the win to HTC's phone during its comparison.
Hugo Contreras Lagos Damn! If Nokia could take back that stupid Microsoft partnership and go Android!, meaby we could get an Nexus-Nokia Awesome phone!
Jon Recinos @Jon Jerico Calanio: He was referring to a video called "HTC Evo vs iPhone 4" on youtube, I believe.
Jon Recinos Only if it's made by Samsung.
Jon Jerico Calanio @Anh: Cool, I guess. Don't rage though when future ICS superphones will run circles around the iPhone 4 when they come out.
Zhang Yang yes of course
Naram Moshe If its made by htc or LG and its on Sprint then yes
Anh-Tuan Le I don't care. iPhone 4. I want an iPhone 4.
Joe Noyola Its the only thing the interest me...
Jon Jerico Calanio ICS should have its source code released for legacy devices to get the new Android version ported. Awesomeness for everybody!
Gabriel Fernandez Hell yeah. That's what I'm talking about. This is great news.
Jon Jerico Calanio Hope it's another manufacturer like LG or Motorola. HTC and Samsung already got their turn.
Stephen M. Knipe II Depends on the carrier, and the ability to have external storage (unlike the Nexus S)
Kelvin Reid Yes out does, I definitely will be buying it
Dave Keller If it exists, then definitely.
George Millhouse it clearly says samsung
Justin Marden It doesn't interest me at all, actually. Know why? Because we're not even sure it exists yet. Right now, it's just a rumor that everyone is throwing around.
Thor Schroeder Deff! I'd think about not using my iPhone completely!!! Raw GOOGLE ice cream sandwich!
Patrick Singleton Ass long they can make it better than the IPhone, I no objections.
Aaron Blain This phone will have tiger's blood of course!
Ethan Hallesy Hopefully its multiple phones on multiple carriers. Verizon needs a good 4G LTE phone.
Paul Heaven yeah actually...i just hope that if Samsung DOES end up making it, that they use some more...premium...materials in the construction of the device.
Danny Stone I still don't trust Samsung from the plasticy devices to no support
Antonio Pagan Hell yeah if its on sprint n if HTC is making it
Flako Ramirez Hell yes Verizon FTW!!!
Prabhath Jay mm yah..
Orga Price Depends on how many Gs it has.
Nindy Singh oh yeah
Tim Moore Not knowing what network makes me question.
Jerry Benoit Not if Samsung is making it
Jason L Naylor Only if its on Sprint
Lamar H Morgan yes the fuck im lol

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