Samsung Galaxy Nexus codenamed "Nexus Prime" would be launching on coming Tuesday. According to BGR, Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be a pure Google Experience device without any third-party UI or modifications, so no TouchWiz on this one.
Also, one notable feature of Ice Cream Sandwich? The ability to monitor each app's data usage on the device.
Lastly, we're still hearing that the Galaxy Nexus will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive here in the U.S., so it's time to check out those contract end-dates if you're on another carrier and you plan to scoop up the latest pure Google smartphone.
Here are the full specifications of what Samsung and Google will unveil:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 9mm thin
- 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
- TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB of built-in storage
- 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
- 1080p HD video capture support
- LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- 1,750 mAh battery
A statement issued earlier today by Samsung and Google implied that Steve Jobs' death is the reason for the postponement of the official launch:
"Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11. Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course."
Later Google confirmed that Jobs' death was the reason in a statement:
"We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing."
Watch the first Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus video below: