The First Android 4.0 Phone Is the Samsung Nexus Prime, and It's Only on Verizon

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Last week I was thrown into an anti-Verizon rage when I heard that Verizon wouldn't be picking up the Samsung Galaxy S II like the rest of the networks. But BGR claims they're getting something better: The Nexus Prime.

"Verizon doesn't think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches," according to their sources. So instead they're running with the much-anticipated Nexus Prime, the first phone with Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich). And it's gonna be a Verizon exclusive when it lands in October.


We know almost nothing about it (other than it's supposed to merge Android for phones and Android for tablets), but it had better be very good in order for Android to keep up with iOS 5 and WP7 Mango.

Clearly, they were so afraid of losing my love and business that they went ahead and made this deal. You're welcome, America! [BGR]

Update: As some commenters have pointed out, the BGR article says DROID Prime, not Nexus Prime. It's likely that they are the same phone, though it does still leave room for doubt. Don'tcha just love rumors?


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First I hear that the iPhone 5 might only have a 3.5-3.7" screen, now this. I'm sorry I ever doubted Android.