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Yesterday we reported on a shocking bit of news discovered within an XML file on Samsung's website. The file nexusprime.xml suggested that the next Nexus device was to have a screen resolution of just 480x800. This, along with the ARM11 processor listed in the file proved to be a source of concern for many, but the bewildering specs seemed too out of place to be true.

After some digging around (thanks, Florin and others who raised valid concerns), a similar file for the Nexus S was discovered on Samsung's site in the very same folder (nexuss.xml). The two turn out to be exactly the same, save for the model numbers of the devices they represent.

$ diff nexuss.xml nexusprime.xml 
61c61
<         <prf:Model>GT-I902X</prf:Model>
---
>         <prf:Model>GT-I9250</prf:Model>

It would appear that the Nexus Prime file is nothing more than a placeholder with all data copied straight from the Nexus S file, so the specs listed within are in no way official. The Android community can now exhale a collective sigh of relief, sit back, and wait for the official details of the Nexus Prime to surface.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • SparklingCyaNide

    Oh good! I knew there had to be an HD screen on it.

    • ERIFNOMI

      I'd rather have a 480x800 screen than a pentile qHD or even 720p

  • theineffablebob

    I don't think the Nexus S uses an ARM11 processor, though. So these XML files may not be totally reliable.

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Right. The fact that the Nexus Prime file and nexus S file both list incorrect specs indicates that the specs listed are simply placeholders.

  • Matt

    I think you meant "Wrap" file?

  • Shitsung

    I could only be happy if HTC was the maker not Shitsung.

    • ocdtrekkie

      HTC is about the only brand of phone I *won't* touch, they feel like crud to hold, and their software butchers every OS they put it on.

      • RockingmyEvo3D

        The crud you are speakimg of is your upper lip. HTC has the best software and remains the best from an update standpoint. Nobody is better

        • xploited

          Oh gosh, is the OEM flame war really necessary?

          HTC phones are way too plastic / crude for my liking as well.

          Samsung and Motorola makes better phone design-wise.

        • squiddy20

          His upper lip "feels like crud to hold"? If you're going to stoop to such low insults (as you've always done), at least ensure they make sense (which they never have).

      • http://quirijngrootbluemink.com Kiwi

        HTC has one of the best hardware imo, still loving my Desire, i did install vanilla though. Not a fan of Sense

    • ERIFNOMI

      Honestly I was extremely excited to get a thunderbolt, especially coming from a moto Droid but I'm a bit let down. Of all the skins for android, Sense is the best for sure. Unfortunately, its a battery hog. I'm using a bamf ROM which gets possibly the best battery life of any Sense ROM and I ran my battery down until it shut off. About 13 hours of battery life with only 3.5 hr of screen on time and all but a half hour on wifi and i ddidn't use any data while on 3g. That's poor. I can easily double that with CM7.

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