This week is really looking like the week of Android. First we’ve got the big Motorola/Verizon event on Tuesday (the 18th), where we expect them to release an incredible beast of a phone known as the Droid RAZR. On Wednesday though that may already be old news as Samsung and Google will finally show off the next version of Android— Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich– and with it the all new Galaxy Nexus (previously known as the Nexus Prime or Droid Prime). Yeah, this will be a crazy week indeed.
For those who don’t know, the Galaxy Nexus is, like the Droid RAZR, said to be a beast of a phone headed to Verizon over the coming weeks. Rumored specs on the Galaxy Nexus say that it will have a massive 4.5 inch or 4.65 inch 720p HD screen (or in other words, it’s like having your HDTV in your pocket and everything– movies, games, pictures, Facebook, texts– should look beyond insane on here), a pencil thin design with a curved screen (like the new Galaxy S IIs and Nexus S), a fast dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM (so everything– from opening Facebook, to sending a text, to gaming, to doing all of that at once– runs fast and smooth and without any freezes or lags), and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Yeah, now’s a pretty great time to be on Verizon and have an upgrade.
And while we won’t be at this new event live (it’s taking place in Hong Kong now), we’ll of course have all the info you’re gonna want and need to know about everything Google and Samsung show off. And if you’re interested in watching all the action live as it unfolds, head to YouTube.com/Android at 10 PM Eastern (7 PM Pacific) on Tuesday night (it’ll be 10 AM Wednesday morning in Hong Kong) for the livestream.
Waiting for news on Samsung and Google’s all new Nexus phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Well we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news but it looks you’re gonna need to wait a little bit longer. Samsung and Google have decided to postpone tomorrow’s big event out of respect for the recent death of Steve Jobs. No word on a new date for the event, but we can’t help but have respect Google and Samsung for doing this (and just to be clear, the latest word is that both the new Android 4.0 and the new Nexus are ready to go and this was completely out of respect for Steve Jobs and everything he’s done for the tech world).
Now for those looking for more info on the Nexus Prime/Droid Prime/Galaxy Nexus/whatever this will be called, check out the video below that shows off the first looks of the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the new Nexus device in action. The video is only a minute and a half long and doesn’t look to show off all that much, but it teases just enough that we can’t wait for more!
As always stay tuned– we’re sure more info will be out soon and you know we’ll have it all covered for you right here.
With the iPhone 4S now finally official we can now move on to the next big phone of October– Samsung and Google’s Nexus Prime (aka the Droid Prime). As we wrote earlier this week, next Tuesday Samsung and Google will finally unveil the next version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich and with it, a new Nexus phone which is right now rumored to be called the Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus (or Droid Prime for Verizon). And just like they did with the Galaxy S II, Samsung has put out a teaser with a not so little hit that something big is coming next week.
In this latest teaser video (which you can see for yourself above), Samsung lists off a whole bunch of great combinations (cookies and milk, planner pen etc.), and mentions that another great one is coming next week. And if you pay close attention towards the end of the video you’ll see the side of a phone that is not only ridiculously thin, but also looks to have a pretty nice sized, curved screen (that looks to be much larger than the iPhone 4S’s 3.5 inch one).
We’ll of course keep you updated as more info comes out. And we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Samsung and Google have planned for Tuesday.
Pic of the side of the phone after the break.
It’s finally official. After lots of rumors and teasing Samsung has finally made the US versions of their hit Galaxy S II Android superphone official for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. And wow do they look to live up to the hype.
As we thought, all three Galaxy S IIs have massive, awesome Super AMOLED Plus screens (AT&T’s Galaxy S II is 4.3 inches while Sprint and T-Mobile’s are 4.5 inches like AT&T’s Infuse 4G. Basically, everything and anything you view on them will look insane), 8 megapixel back cameras with 2 megapixel front cameras (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin designs (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0, 4G support, 16 GB of built-in storage, and are super fast with dual-core 1.2 GHZ processors. In short, if you’re looking for a new super powerful Android phone on AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile you’re going to want to check these out.
In terms of release dates and pricing, Sprint will be the first to release the Galaxy S II— with their version called the Epic 4G Touch– on September 16th for $200 on new 2 year contract and data plan. AT&T and T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II’s are said to be coming not too long after that, but sadly we don’t have exact release dates or pricing for them just yet.
Oh, and for those wondering about the Verizon Galaxy S II. Well, we’re sorry to say that Verizon is passing on the Galaxy S II entirely…. and are instead rumored to be getting an even more powerful phone in October called the Samsung Droid Prime. According to BGR, the Droid Prime will be even more powerful than the Galaxy S II, will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and possibly even be the first phone to run the next big update to Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (which is rumored to be coming out later this year). According to the rumors Verizon thinks this phone will be better able to hold it’s own against it’s other top phones like the Droid Bionic and upcoming iPhone 5. Yeah, if the Bionic isn’t for you then this looks to be the Verizon Droid to wait for.
So, anyone see this as your next phone?