Samsung DROID Prime bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Verizon in October?

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: August 29, 2011

Verizon Wireless

Heads up, Verizon customers: we've got some news that may just cure your no-Galaxy-S-II blues. According to a source speaking to BGR, Verizon plans to exclusively launch the Samsung DROID Prime — aka Nexus Prime — in October. The device will reportedly carry the model number SCH-i515 and is expected to be the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device on the market. BGR's source also claims to have knowledge of why Verizon passed on the Galaxy S II, alleging that "Verizon doesn’t think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches.”

Considering that Verizon is now the only carrier to never have released a Nexus device, the news that a flagship Ice Cream Sandwich handset may be headed to Big Red's shelves is a pretty exciting way to kick off the work week. This is still very much a rumor at this point, though, so you probably shouldn't begin making plans for your current phone's funeral just yet. Still, if the rumor does hold true and we see a DROID Prime land on Verizon in October, I'd say that all of you Big Red Android fans are going to be pretty busy over the next couple of months.

Via BGR