Ever since we first caught word of the Nexus Prime, we’ve been waiting eagerly to catch word or hints from Samsung. The next in line of the Nexus phones would be the first to feature Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” and a Super AMOLED Plus display. We’re now hearing that the Nexus Prime may actually be the DROID Prime, which would make it exclusively for Verizon.
We already knew that Verizon was passing up on the Galaxy S II, and we figured that the carrier was holding out for some more impressive version of the Galaxy S II, or GS2, but it looks like something sweeter is on the way. But because the DROID Bionic is coming September 8, it might be a while – maybe December or January – until we see this thing. And will it be packing support for Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE network?
Apparently, “Verizon doesn’t think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches.” Instead, not only is Verizon launching the Samsung DROID Prime, a device that is sure to be the new flagship Android phone ahead of the holidays, but the company will have the handset as an exclusive. The DROID Prime is expected to be the first smartphone to launch with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” and we have been told the model number is SCH-i515.
We’re hearing that the iPhone 5 may hit all the major U.S. carriers, which is great news for Sprint, who’d been wanting the Apple smartphone for some time, but it still looks like Verizon has the lockdown on the better Android handsets.