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  1. allan1313's Avatar
    Still looking for some more details. Bionic is getting very tempting....

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    09-05-2011 10:11 PM
  2. ejaymd11's Avatar
    Still looking for some more details. Bionic is getting very tempting....

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    I think the Bionic is old news now. Seems like so many phones are right around the corner. I read though that if there is indeed a "Droid Prime" that it would be coming with touchwiz. If that's the case Samsung can keep it!! They suck when it comes to updates.
    09-05-2011 11:03 PM
  3. sndplace's Avatar
    I think the Bionic is old news now. Seems like so many phones are right around the corner. I read though that if there is indeed a "Droid Prime" that it would be coming with touchwiz. If that's the case Samsung can keep it!! They suck when it comes to updates.
    So you have a Samsung Phone already? If the Droid Prime comes with TWz then its not going to be a Nexus phone.. If it is coming with TWz 4.0 It will a better improvement from the past. Sammy can't be that bad. 5 million+ people will the GSII and alot more getting the us version would agree with me on that...
    09-06-2011 06:08 AM
  4. crzycrkr's Avatar
    So you have a Samsung Phone already? If the Droid Prime comes with TWz then its not going to be a Nexus phone.. If it is coming with TWz 4.0 It will a better improvement from the past. Sammy can't be that bad. 5 million+ people will the GSII and alot more getting the us version would agree with me on that...
    Didn't someone say that the Droid Prime is NOT the next Nexus? I think it was another BGR article. Surprised no one else read it, or everyone is ignoring it.
    09-06-2011 08:13 AM
  5. nemov's Avatar
    Didn't someone say that the Droid Prime is NOT the next Nexus? I think it was another BGR article. Surprised no one else read it, or everyone is ignoring it.
    Nope. The BGR article referred to the device as the Droid Prime. There's nothing official at this point.
    09-06-2011 08:39 AM
  6. crzycrkr's Avatar
    Nope. The BGR article referred to the device as the Droid Prime. There's nothing official at this point.
    Yes, I'm aware of that, I've been preaching that through all these threads on the next Nexus. My point is that now its been suggested more than once that the Prime is not the new Nexus but just another flagahip Android phone, and everyone is ignoring that. The Nexus is highly unlikely to carry the Droid name. For all we know, all the rumors have been started about this phone and not the next Nexus.

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    09-06-2011 09:20 AM
  7. DolfanCole's Avatar
    Yes, I'm aware of that, I've been preaching that through all these threads on the next Nexus. My point is that now its been suggested more than once that the Prime is not the new Nexus but just another flagahip Android phone, and everyone is ignoring that. The Nexus is highly unlikely to carry the Droid name. For all we know, all the rumors have been started about this phone and not the next Nexus.

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    I think all of the references though started from the original BGR article. So, it might just be that reference getting propagated now through other articles. Either way, I treat pretty much everything as speculation (as is the nature of this forum). I actually don't care whether it's a "Droid" Prime or "Nexus" Prime. I'm much more interested in the hardward associated with it.
    09-06-2011 09:47 AM
  8. crzycrkr's Avatar
    I think all of the references though started from the original BGR article. So, it might just be that reference getting propagated now through other articles. Either way, I treat pretty much everything as speculation (as is the nature of this forum). I actually don't care whether it's a "Droid" Prime or "Nexus" Prime. I'm much more interested in the hardward associated with it.
    Again, I agree. I've been saying that all along and have questioned BGR's "reporting." The difference with me is I do care. I want a Nexus, not some bloatware laden Droid
    09-06-2011 09:49 AM
  9. allan1313's Avatar
    Again, I agree. I've been saying that all along and have questioned BGR's "reporting." The difference with me is I do care. I want a Nexus, not some bloatware laden Droid
    If it comes with the rumored hardware and ICS I will take it and de-bloat it myself. No big deal.
    09-06-2011 10:30 AM
  10. TheDave's Avatar
    Best reasons to have a nexus:

    1. No bloatware
    2. If Android updates, you get it first and you get it period.

    Nomenclature? Does it really matter?
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    09-06-2011 10:56 AM
  11. ejaymd11's Avatar
    So you have a Samsung Phone already? If the Droid Prime comes with TWz then its not going to be a Nexus phone.. If it is coming with TWz 4.0 It will a better improvement from the past. Sammy can't be that bad. 5 million+ people will the GSII and alot more getting the us version would agree with me on that...
    I have had enough of these phones with their crap skins. They ruin android more than they help.
    09-06-2011 11:57 AM
  12. huskerkate's Avatar
    like others have said, and as i have said, i don't really care what they call it. i wouldn't mind it being called the Droid Prime, as that would add some instant marketing to the device. what i do care about is, regardless of the name, that it be a pure Google/vanilla Andy device, or at least an unlocked bootloader.

    that being said, i'm a little confused by recent news. the Sammy GT-i9250 and SCH-i515 have both now received BT and wifi certifications (DROID Prime Receives WiFi Certification, Nexus Prime Jumps Into Bluetooth SIG - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog). both of these are thought to be the Prime, but the SCH-i515 being the VZW device, and the GT-i9250 being Vodafone device. my question is: if these are the same devices, but for different markets, why would the Vodafone device need US wifi and BT certification??
    09-06-2011 12:06 PM
  13. DolfanCole's Avatar
    like others have said, and as i have said, i don't really care what they call it. i wouldn't mind it being called the Droid Prime, as that would add some instant marketing to the device. what i do care about is, regardless of the name, that it be a pure Google/vanilla Andy device, or at least an unlocked bootloader.

    that being said, i'm a little confused by recent news. the Sammy GT-i9250 and SCH-i515 have both now received BT and wifi certifications (DROID Prime Receives WiFi Certification, Nexus Prime Jumps Into Bluetooth SIG - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog). both of these are thought to be the Prime, but the SCH-i515 being the VZW device, and the GT-i9250 being Vodafone device. my question is: if these are the same devices, but for different markets, why would the Vodafone device need US wifi and BT certification??
    Good question. Maybe it's not the Vodafone version, but the version for the other carriers?
    09-06-2011 12:33 PM
  14. huskerkate's Avatar
    yeah, but that doesn't make much sense either. the GS2 was just announced for every carrier other than vzw, and the Sammy Prime would seem to be very similar to the GS2 - why would Sammy release 2 very similar devices right at the same time?? maybe the "hook" is the fact that it's a Nexus, and the GS2 isn't, but that doesn't seem right, either. i'm just not sure how to square the info on these two....
    09-06-2011 12:40 PM
  15. crzycrkr's Avatar
    like others have said, and as i have said, i don't really care what they call it. i wouldn't mind it being called the Droid Prime, as that would add some instant marketing to the device. what i do care about is, regardless of the name, that it be a pure Google/vanilla Andy device, or at least an unlocked bootloader.

    that being said, i'm a little confused by recent news. the Sammy GT-i9250 and SCH-i515 have both now received BT and wifi certifications (DROID Prime Receives WiFi Certification, Nexus Prime Jumps Into Bluetooth SIG - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog). both of these are thought to be the Prime, but the SCH-i515 being the VZW device, and the GT-i9250 being Vodafone device. my question is: if these are the same devices, but for different markets, why would the Vodafone device need US wifi and BT certification??
    I really don't think it will be a pure Google device if it has the Droid branding. But I could be wrong. I also don't see Google allowing a Nexus to be renamed by a carrier, but again could be wrong. I still think the most likely possibility is that the Droid Prime and the next Nexus are 2 completely different phones and the rumors have been getting mixed up between the two because of that

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    09-06-2011 12:41 PM
  16. huskerkate's Avatar
    I really don't think it will be a pure Google device if it has the Droid branding. But I could be wrong. I also don't see Google allowing a Nexus to be renamed by a carrier, but again could be wrong. I still think the most likely possibility is that the Droid Prime and the next Nexus are 2 completely different phones and the rumors have been getting mixed up between the two because of that

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    i don't necessarily disagree with you. but, again, because the GS2 is launching on all other carriers, the most likely conclusion (if they are, in fact, 2 separate devices) is that both are coming to vzw; and that doesn't make much sense to me. another possibility is that one could be the VZW Droid Prime (with bloatware and locked BL) and the other could be the VZW Nexus Prime (vanilla Andy and unlocked BL), but that also doesn't make sense to me.
    09-06-2011 12:55 PM
  17. DolfanCole's Avatar
    yeah, but that doesn't make much sense either. the GS2 was just announced for every carrier other than vzw, and the Sammy Prime would seem to be very similar to the GS2 - why would Sammy release 2 very similar devices right at the same time?? maybe the "hook" is the fact that it's a Nexus, and the GS2 isn't, but that doesn't seem right, either. i'm just not sure how to square the info on these two....
    There can be enough differences between the two devices; skinned vs. not-skinned, SAMOLED+ vs. SAMOLED HD, CPU bus speed, etc. I'm still one that thinks the GS2 would be a better seller than a Nexus (and that's actually been shown to be true). So, there are advantages to having both devices. Maybe it's only Verizon that opted not to carry both.
    09-06-2011 01:06 PM
  18. DolfanCole's Avatar
    i don't necessarily disagree with you. but, again, because the GS2 is launching on all other carriers, the most likely conclusion (if they are, in fact, 2 separate devices) is that both are coming to vzw; and that doesn't make much sense to me. another possibility is that one could be the VZW Droid Prime (with bloatware and locked BL) and the other could be the VZW Nexus Prime (vanilla Andy and unlocked BL), but that also doesn't make sense to me.
    If they are two separate devices, that doesn't mean that both would be coming to Verizon. The model numbers actually suggest that only the SCH-515 would be. I didn't find any other info on the GT-i9250 to indicate what radios, etc., it has to suggest what carrier it would be coming to.
    09-06-2011 01:08 PM
  19. TheDave's Avatar
    I would assume a lot of international phones get certified in a lot of places, even if they dont plan on selling it there, just to be sure.

    Not like these certifications tell anyone anything, anyway....
    09-06-2011 01:19 PM
  20. huskerkate's Avatar
    There can be enough differences between the two devices; skinned vs. not-skinned, SAMOLED+ vs. SAMOLED HD, CPU bus speed, etc. I'm still one that thinks the GS2 would be a better seller than a Nexus (and that's actually been shown to be true). So, there are advantages to having both devices. Maybe it's only Verizon that opted not to carry both.
    If they are two separate devices, that doesn't mean that both would be coming to Verizon. The model numbers actually suggest that only the SCH-515 would be. I didn't find any other info on the GT-i9250 to indicate what radios, etc., it has to suggest what carrier it would be coming to.
    that does make sense; altho, i would still question why the other carriers would release 2 very similar phones. in any event, i just hope that whatever hits VZW is vanilla Andy and unlocked bootloader!!! that would be awful hard to pass up...
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    09-06-2011 01:27 PM
  21. huskerkate's Avatar
    I would assume a lot of international phones get certified in a lot of places, even if they dont plan on selling it there, just to be sure.

    Not like these certifications tell anyone anything, anyway....
    the certs tell us the device exists, and is on its way - it's a start...
    09-06-2011 01:28 PM
  22. nemov's Avatar
    For those scoring at home... the amount we don't know about this phone vastly outweighs what we know about it.

    I could be a Nexus device. It has been rumored to be a Nexus device. There hasn't been any news of another Nexus device.

    It might not be a Nexus device. The first phone released with ICS doesn't necessarily have to be a Nexus phone (see: OG Droid). It seems unlikely that VZW would allow a phone without their bloat included. They left the iPhone alone though so who knows.

    The first Nexus wasn't supposed to be a developer phone. It just turned out that way. Google wanted to sell phones independently instead of going through the carriers. That didn't work. They went in a different direction with the second version.

    Since there's only been 2 Nexus phones it's difficult to follow much of a pattern.
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    09-06-2011 02:15 PM
  23. ejaymd11's Avatar
    I'm still one that thinks the GS2 would be a better seller than a Nexus (and that's actually been shown to be true).
    How has that been shown to be true? What Nexus has the GS2 competed with?
    09-06-2011 02:26 PM
  24. EggoEspada's Avatar
    For those scoring at home... the amount we don't know about this phone vastly outweighs what we know about it.

    I could be a Nexus device. It has been rumored to be a Nexus device. There hasn't been any news of another Nexus device.

    It might not be a Nexus device. The first phone released with ICS doesn't necessarily have to be a Nexus phone (see: OG Droid). It seems unlikely that VZW would allow a phone without their bloat included. They left the iPhone alone though so who knows.

    The first Nexus wasn't supposed to be a developer phone. It just turned out that way. Google wanted to sell phones independently instead of going through the carriers. That didn't work. They went in a different direction with the second version.

    Since there's only been 2 Nexus phones it's difficult to follow much of a pattern.
    The iPhone is a totally different case. It's a phone that could bring millions of subscribers to their network and of course Verizon was willing to sign any deal Apple offered to make that happen

    Also, it's quite possible we'll some similar to what happen with the OG Droid and Nexus One. I just hope the specs and experience will be similar To one another. Lately on the rumor mill is that the display is just WVGA -- certainly hope not.
    09-06-2011 02:45 PM
  25. huskerkate's Avatar
    well, this could turn out to be a real kick in the crotch: False Alarm, No Google Nexus Prime Coming To Verizon After All?

    i may end up with the Droid HD after all...

    edit: after closer reading, GizmoCrunch cites AndroidSoul, who cites Droid-Life, who cites BGR. in other words, Gizmo isn't relying on any of its own sources, but is merely giving its own interpretation to a 3rd iteration/interpretation of the original BGR article..... nothing new here, and certainly no facts.
    09-06-2011 04:31 PM
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