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Jun
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We're as skeptical of oddly-specific rumors as the next blog, but given the source, we feel it'd be negligent of us not to pass on this information to you. A couple weeks back, we reported on a BGR-exclusive story that leaked information about the next Google Nexus Android phone.

Now, "Prime" is rumored to be the device codename being tossed around at the Googleplex for the upcoming handset, but BGR's exclusive source has reason to believe that name will make it to end consumers. There's also the fact that this name has been bandied about before and bears a certain pop culture reference - so we're not exactly sure how legit it is, or if it's just an affectionate/humorous pet name until the device gets a real label.

Additionally, the source has confirmed that the next Nexus phone will be packing a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor - a beefed-up version of the one you'll find in the upcoming DROID 3. As for the whole Samsung thing, BGR's source claims the phone's "monster" 720p display is utilizing a technology called Super AMOLED HD - clearly a Samsung product.

But this doesn't actually confirm that Samsung is building it, merely that their display technology will be the phone's pixel-powered canvas of choice. A recent AMOLED shortage has caused the many-lettered technology to be practically limited to Samsung devices, but the company has been fervently attempting to expand production in a bid to meet 3rd-party demand. Admittedly, it would be a bit odd for a non-Samsung phone to debut a brand-new iteration of AMOLED, but it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

The insider responsible for the leak has also divulged that Google is working with "multiple carriers ... and OEMs" on their own iterations of Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones to be launched alongside the upcoming Nexus phone. That last part sounds a little optimistic to us, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see how all of this pans out. And again, it's all just a rumor - so take it with a grain of salt.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Vince

    "...built by Samsung".

    Abandon all hope.

    • BeeBop

      As a Galaxy S II owner, I respectfully disagree.

    • JW

      I tend to disagree the charge is getting Gingerbread in the very near future with a stable GB build already leaking much quicker than HTC has been and the phone has been much more reliable than the thunderbolt has ever been. So id like to say Samsung has turned a new leaf and has stepped up its competition.

    • Chris

      Samsung makes good phones, the problem being that they make them in leaps and bounds, attempting to milk all the money they can out of a current generation before being forced to jump dramatically to the next.

      So if you get a Samsung product right after a generation jump, it'll be amazing, and will have all the newest features. But Samsung will keep repackaging that product until it's almost obsolete, then make a huge spec jump to the next generation.

    • neotekz

      as a previous samsung owner i completely agree

  • THETRUTH

    Samsung makes boss screens. and omap chips are boss. I am so "primed" for this phone

  • EggoEspada

    I would not be surprised by There being a multi device launch across all carriers. That's what's Google did with Honeycomb. So maybe that's going to be their thing with all big future releases. Regardless, I hope to see one on Verizon's LTE network by November.

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    FU** NO!!! Not again.... WTF, Google????

  • Brian

    Super AMOLED HD @ 720p, and the Omap 4460 dual core. This might be what I needed to hear to buy a Samsuck device. I hope they don't " suck " it up. Use a metal frame instead of plastic. I hope HTC gets to make it. Then we can be sure of the build quality. HTC + Super AMOLED HD @ 720p + Omap 4460 dual core =HOTNESS!!! This is my next phone :-)

    • Noel

      Samsung can make the Super Amoled HD screens per Googles request just like the N1 with Amoled screens but the device will be ma

      • Chris

        The Nexus One was made before AMOLED screens became popular, and before the Galaxy S-series launched which skyrocketed demand. A lot of companies were using AMOLED screens from Samsung before the SGS launched, but once it did, Samsung cut off all other orders to use the supply for its own phones. So now even late-model Nexus Ones use SLCD rather than AMOLED.

  • http://www.themobsoftware.com Scott

    Won't happen. Nexus Prime was one of the original 13 transformers. The name is surely copyrighted.

    • David Ruddock

      Definitely not trademarked.

    • http://none.com Kai

      Trade Marks typically have an expiration on them...

  • JayMonster

    This "leak" just doesn't add up. Who would ever buy a Hummingbird processor again (mfr as well as consumers) if Samsung passed over their own processor in favor of the TI design?

  • Wackadroid

    Yay another crap phone with no reception from samsung! thank you jesus.

  • g

    google should have apple make the nexus prime!

  • ErsMerz

    Check the Galaxy S2 Guys. No better phone right there, seriously. HTC makes nice phones as well, but none of them reach the GS2

    Thats just fact

  • TareX

    I love the screen... but I hate the OMAP4 processor. I love it now, but not in 6 more months.

    Why not Kal-El?

    • JayMonster

      Perhaps because at least so far Tegrra2 has failed to live up to the hype? 6 months ago, everybody was drooling over Tegra 2 like some are doing over Kal-El, but thus far what device using it is anywhere near as fast as was expected?

  • PacoBell

    I'm assuming that because this bears the Nexus brand, it will have fastboot oem unlock? The SGS2 had it, right? So it should be in the bag.

  • Ray2Jerry

    Awesome!! I can't wait for the new Nex..... ohhh... another phone developed by Fisher-Price. :( I wonder if this one will let me talk to Cookie Monster...

    Sensation 4G it is...

  • Pooya

    I wonder given its "monster" screen, whether Nexus S will be upgradable to ICS

  • Warner

    Noooooooooooo. Built from SAMSUNG is cheap and it's plastic. WE WANT HTC to be the manufacturer of the new Nexus!!!

  • Warner

    Nooooooooo. Built by Samsung is CHEAP AND IT IS PLASTIC. WE WANT BY HTC. Also, it would be great phone if there's a secondary mic for noise cancellation and manufactured by hTC =)

  • Nexus McIntosh

    I agree with 1 comment that Google should let apple make the next nexus phone and all you single minded geeks stop hating a thing that doesnt like you anyway and how can we hate apples?? cut it in half and it looks like a vagina so hate it you're gay

  • http://www.facebook.com/pachi72 Fernando Diaz

    They better put an SD card or give up a 32gb or 64gb version...