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Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

At this point, it's pretty clear that we've all been knee deep in Ice Cream Sandwich goodies all week long. We've already given you the Music 4.0.1, Google+ 2.0, and ICS Clock widget APKs, but that's not all - now we have some details regarding the CDMA Verizon Nexus Prime. At least that's what we thought it was called before Google and Samsung decided on the Galaxy Nexus as the final name, according to our reliable source who goes by Geek Vundotra (remember the leaked apps above?).

A few days ago, we heard two variations of very different specs for the Prime: one from BGR, which stated that it should have a 1.2Ghz OMAP processor, LTE, and be exclusive to Verizon; the other came from GSMarena, which stated that the next Nexus (should we call it "Nextus" as one of our readers suggested?) would be packing a monstrous 1.5GHz Exynos and a Power PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU. According to our source, one of these is close to reality. The other, however, isn't necessarily wrong, but perhaps talking about a different device altogether. Intrigued? Read on.

According to our source, the first CDMA Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. (which should be Samsung model SCH-i515) will undoubtedly and unsurprisingly indeed have an OMAP processor, LTE, and be released on Verizon (Clarification: we have no information on the GSM version; it may or may not come out at the same time as the Verizon version - we're strictly talking about SCH-i515 specs here), which points to BGR's specs being more accurate. Here are the specs we were able to reliably confirm ourselves so far, independently of BGR or anyone else:

  • OMAP 4460 processor, Update: underclocked to 1.2GHz probably for stability (leaving quite a bit of room for overclocking)  which is rated at 1.5GHz (it's unclear if Google will underclock it or not - BGR seemed to think it'll be clocked at 1.2GHz, but our source thinks otherwise). Therefore, we're going to say the processor model is confirmed, pending exact clock speed clarification
  • 32GB internal storage
  • no SD card slot (like the Nexus S, argh)
  • LED notification (unlike the Nexus S)
  • 1GB RAM
  • LTE
  • NFC
  • 1080p HD recording @30fps
  • 5MP rear camera
  • possibly some sort of a time lapse feature
  • Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed as Android 4.0
  • Internally, the Verizon Nexus is known as Tuna/Tuna 4G (board/model) as well as Toro (product/device)
  • Galaxy Nexus name
  • large screen - we all take 4.65 or so for granted, but I wasn't able to confirm the exact size, so I am only including things we know

However, this doesn't mean that GSMarena was wrong. We have reason to believe that those specs are from a completely different device. The device in question may be set to release further down the road, but there is a possibility it is indeed legit.

That's it for now - if more details come to light, we'll be sure to let you know. Specifically, I'd like to know the details of a possible Sprint version, if one is planned, as well as its GSM siblings. I'd also love to confirm the battery size and see all the new apps (especially Gmail - yum!). It won't be too long now before we find out every detail about this highly anticipated device.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • @toofly504

    so sd card slot? they can suck toenails

    • James Jun

      32GB is still more than plenty. Do people actually use more than 32GB? I've only filled 10GB at max on my 16GB microSD.

      • mduran1023

        Yes, people do fill up their memory cards. I use my phone as my primary music player, and have a 32GB microSD card completely filled with "lossless" audio files, which leaves my internal 8GB for apps, photos, etc.

        And I realize that my usage might be a little extreme, but my needs require that I have a device with an external microSD slot, and the lack of one is the main reason I would choose another device over this Nexus.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Same here, I want to utilize my 32GB mSD in addition to whatever internal memory. Plus, this way you can just pop the SD card out if your phone dies and move it.

        • JimJam

          Seriously? Lossless on a phone? Mate it is a phone, not a high end audiophile piece of audio equipment. Do yourself a favour and sign up for Google Music or Amazons music cloud storage and you wont be able to tell the difference in quality and have all your music everywhere and plenty of space on the phone.

        • Flippy125

          @JimJam Good luck getting high quality audio with edge or no connection! It is quite easy to tell the difference between Google Music and FLAC

        • Miann

          Why would you use FLAC on your phone? Unless you stream the music from your phone to some external music player? Its like playing FLAC on an IPOD... they are designed to only play up to mp3 quality... if your gonna use flac go buy a cowon with W3 headphones or something.

        • Endless Mike

          @JimJam: Except that many of us would rather not drain our battery having wifi or 3G running all the time just to listen to music. I MUCH prefer to listen off local storage (though I'm not using lossless). Plus I find the Google Music interface to be awful and difficult to use.

        • cowgaR

          @Dexsoft: well because all my music is in FLAC?

          because my Westone3 can tell the difference even between 320kbps screwed mp3?

          because some mobile devices (say Sensation) actually have good sonic output?

          Buy yourself Shadow (Ray Samuels Audio) and you'll never look on some lossy format again...

          wow, I just checked, it is no longer 2007, why I am even responding to guy in 2011 about loseless music? omg

      • cowgaR

        it's not only about that.

        You can wash microSD in a washmachine, drop it in a hot coffee or trow it from MtEverest up to the sahara, then clean it with Fairy, plug into the card reader in notebook and voila...

        it works, pictures, music, data, everything is there! (assuming you have Sandisk Class 4 32GB as me)

        with phone built-in memory, it's much more fragile, say one washing programe even on 30 degrees and everything's gone... ;)

        hope you get the point... (not talking about how much more convenient it is to use microSD cards to transfer data)

      • jon

        Have thunderbolt since day one. I know have 3.3 gigs sd n .93 internal. I need more space not less. It is a huge shame i wanted this phone bad. Looks like the vigor for me.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You mean "no sd card slot"?

      • edd

        I'm another one who will not buy a phrase without an SD card. I currently have a 32g in my HD2 and I use it a lot for video. While I have no issue with docking my phone or using wireless sync, I need that fllexibility and the additional backup potential.

    • http://www.romanstwelve.net Jeremy Reger

      This is why I use Spotify

  • James Jun

    It is a bit of disappointment to see those specs for the Verizon exclusive, while the other supposed Nexus will have those awesome specs. But, I'll get it for the software and update guarantee in the end. It's not like those specs are too obsolete.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      We're assuming the other phone is also a Nexus, but who's to say it is? Why can't it just be another regular ICS phone in the making?

    • Kevin

      If these are the specs ... I will pass this around ... Probably buy the HTC Vigor off contract and wait until Jelly Bean ....

    • Zomby

      It could be a totally different phone, like the Galaxy S III

  • Nigel

    Please Please Please NO bloatware!

    • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

      It's a Nexus device, highly doubtful there will be any bloatware, that's not how Google plays.

      • scuttlefield

        Agreed. If there's is bloatware, it's not a Nexus device.

  • scuttlefield

    Fingers crossed for a kick-ass Sprint version. Unless (and I don't see this happening) they do something to completely blow me away that will push me to renew my T-mo contract.

  • Willis

    For one I can't wait for this thing to come out, but that will suck if the Verizon version gets the dumbed down specs and the other ones get the better processor and gpu. Either way I think this could be the first time I get a phone on launch day.

  • jason

    32 gb... yes!!!
    No sd slot... noooo :-(
    Wanted to throw my 32 gb sd card in there with all my shows and fill the phone with appear and music. Oh well. Only down a total of 16gb I am sure I can clean up that much space.

  • J

    Wasn't the excuse for no SD in the S that there "wasn't room" with the NFC chip? Are we really going to have to chose between the two?

    I'm kind of disappointed. 32GB internal + 32GB SD would have been epic.

    As much as the gadget geek in me would LOVE to get a new phone, unless I can snag it on a great deal, I think I may pass.... Wait till my contract is up next year & get the Galaxy Nexus S with Jelly Bean... Not just due to lack of SD... I'm from a rural area that barely has 3G so I doubt we'll be getting 4G anytime soon, and no NFC so... Only thing I'd like to try would be the front facing camera, but I don't see using video calling too frequently (loose all the convince of a quick txt). And hopefully CyanogenMod drops a stable 9.0 ICS release for the DX shortly after it drops...

  • Matt

    No SD card slot? No deal. They can keep it.

    Also, a TI OMAP 4460 packing an SGX540? Really? No thanks. I'll wait another year for an updated Motorola Photon 4G worldphone with Sprint LTE, a Tegra Kal-el, improved cams, kickstand, and a sharper screen.

    Wouldn't mind a SDXC slot either. Hint hint, Motorola(er... Google)!

  • asktonyc

    I would rather have the 1.5GHz Exynos and a Power PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU. I'm excited about getting a phone with zero bloatware. I'll appreciate getting early system updates.

  • Tkun

    Not having an SD card slot is a major dealbreaker to me, but being completely honest here, I probably wouldn't have bought this device anyway, since my upgrade isn't until around May of next year.

  • Cullen

    Does anyone else think that the source of these leaks is Vic Gundotra? Looking at the pseudonym of the leaker, Geek Vundotra, this looks to be very plausible. Vic Gundotra is the Google+ dude. :P

    • glyco

      i was thinking the same thing

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Man, I don't even know what you guys are thinking about one of our other source, Pig Benis.

        • Darrell Jones

          I am familiar with Pig Benis and I would not trust anything he says about screen sizes. He thinks 4" is a foot.

        • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

          @Darrell A big +1000 to you! X-D

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. I was thinking the same thing the first time I saw Geek Vundotra.

      It seems too coincidental. The spoonerism also makes it super fun.

  • hs

    maybe Exynos is for the HSPA+, GSM variants ?

  • Drootz

    No mention of a FFC? No google video chat? Seems strange this phone wouldn't have a FFC?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No mention doesn't mean it's not included. It's what we've been able to confirm.

    • Justin

      well if you would take a second to look at the leaked pic from gadget.ro you would know it has a FFC

  • Nexuz-Uno

    Hi Artem, it would really be awesome if you guys over at AP could try to solidify some At&t details. I have been waiting a long time and would love to know some information, especially since the GSM version passed through the FCC. Thanks!

    -Ben B.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No info on GSM yet, but we'll let you know if we hear anything.

      • JimJam

        That phone that got leaked the other day in the video the GT9250 is the GSM version which will likely have same bands as the GS2 which will work on AT&T

  • JoshL

    Only problems I have so far:
    Need to know about bloat.
    Need to know about battery size.
    Need to know how the 5 MP camera functions (I'm quite worried about this. I know that there are other factors that come into play, but I don't know why Samsung would decrease the MP's).

    • tommy

      Its a nexus device, there wont be bloat.

    • Simon Belmont

      It isn't all about megapixels. The size of the sensor and other factors including the lens affect it to a greater degree.

      Samsung makes decent shooters. I wouldn't worry too much.

      • DFT

        I made that assumption based on my wife's old Omnia having a good camera - way better than my HTC Hermes of the time - but the camera on my current Nexus S is very poor compared to my previous HTC Desire.

  • L boogie

    Wasn't there some sort of delay with the 4460 processor? Let me get this straight; no SD card slot, not sure if the front camera is VGA or 2MP, a slightly lower gpu AND NOT KEEPING THE PRIME NAME!! I'll wait for galaxy s 3 unless Verizon cooks up another reason for not picking that up or just upgrade to HTC vigor..... I'm gonna wait till the 27th then know what phone to get.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I think the OMAPs were scarce and this may be where some of them went.

      • L boogie

        Thanks for the 411 Artem, so I gotta wait for the 19th or 27th to get the answers to all of these rumors and then the truth would be known to all

  • Greyhame

    Why VZW would pass on the phone of the year (SGS2) only to bring a phone with lesser specs and screen rez + LTE as the only major upgrades is truly beyond me. They should've given us the SGS2 and then made the Prime a world phone, with the GSM Arena specs, released across all carriers simultaneously. If this phone has bloatware, then I will have lost all faith in VZW.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      If it turns out to have 1.5GHz, which is very likely, why would this have lower specs than the SGS2? In what way?

      • Greyhame

        The problem here is me. I was expecting this to blow me away in every aspect. No SD card, lesser GPU, letting the 4s have bragging rights in the camera department.. I guess you can't have it all. Still lots to look forward to. Thanks for the article!

    • Berzerker

      The fuck. It's got a bigger screen *and* it's higher resolution. Every SGSII is 800x480. The Nexus is going to be 1280x720. The only thing that's lower speced is the GPU. The 4460 is pretty on-par with the Exynos CPU wise, the GPU is where it's not as good, but it's still going to be good enough for you not to care, trust me. And it will not have bloatware since it's going to be a Nexus phone.

      • Greyhame

        For some, the increase in screen size isn't necessarily a plus. I'm sure this phone will deliver. Just voicing my opinion.

        And I'll believe bloat free on VZW when I see it.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          It was already shown that if you take the on-screen buttons into account, the remaining effective screen size is 4.3"

        • Justin

          "And ill believe bloat free on VZW when I see it."
          Where does this crap come from? Its a freaking Google Nexus device, it wont have bloatware. Google wont allow it. Verizon has no say in the software on this phone. Stop it with this bloatware nonsense.

        • Greyhame

          @Justin: I want it to be bloat free as much as anyone! But I know VZW's track record. Truth is no one knows the details of this phone but Samsung, Google, and VZW.. so anything is possible. Honestly have no idea why people can't voice their OPINION without hate. We're all on the same team (aside from the trolls). Cheers!

      • Zomby

        A much bigger resolution with a slower GPU will result in a huge penalty hit for games. That's what scares me. Then again, I may jsut be used to my Exynos being faster than everything else that I'm forgetting what others have speedwise.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Mkay...

  • Eclectron

    What does "time lapse feature" mean?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I'm guessing it's a camera feature to take time lapse videos or photos, but I wasn't able to confirm.

      • carbonbased

        When I read it I'd assumed it was an OS integrated backup system.

        • Ian

          Judging by the Honeycomb Tablet, time lapse is a video function that allows you to specify a time (1-10s) and it will take a picture. Once you click stop it will put all of the pictures together into a movie.

          It works pretty well, but I don't know what good that will do for a phone

  • SD Card Lover

    No SD slot, so....if the phone crashes, along with it goes your data? WTF?? ...and having to copy what I already have on a 32GB card?? What a beating!!!? So much for transferring your app data from titanium.

    • Berzerker

      Just because it doesn't have removable memory doesn't mean it doesn't *act* like an SDCard. You'd still be able to go into recovery and pull your data.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        If it powers on.

        • nctrnl

          +1 if the phone doesn't power on or is bricked for some reason, everything is lost.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wrg25 W!LL

    don't believe anything from any site.... just wait until Google makes things official..... if Verizon will get a device with IceCreamSandwich and they will have it exclusive then it is not a GoogleNexus device...... the "Nexus" as we all know it is a developer phone.. an unlock device to use with any carrier..... but IF, IF Verizon is indeed getting the Nexus as exlusive then it will be the same case of Sprint with The NexusS4G which is exclusive for them. so the Verizon Nexus3 will be 4G LTE and will be exclusive for them, and they will have it in their stores just like Sprint..............Google 1st two Nexus devices were available on T-Mobile and then AT&T and Sprint. so I don't think Google will make their Nexus only available in one carrier in the USA... trust me that will make a lot of people angry... the "Nexus S" is available in 3 carriers right now and those customers are expecting to upgrade to the next Nexus.... so like I say, wait until Google makes it official and don't believe anything from sites....

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Exclusive can mean for a limited time, just like every other Nexus so far.

  • Yod-b

    You sd card sluts! :D Anyway, I can live with 32 gb built-in, and no sd card. In my phone I have a 16 gb card, and that's kinda enough. Sure, I'd use more space for musics, but 32 seem pretty nice.

  • Hail

    Jesus Christ you guys are some fucking nerds

    • http://www.vevo.com petetandon

      Beep Boop Bop Beep beep.

  • Tee

    With no SD slot, most of us would have big problems after a ROM flash. Well, perhaps not problems, but a lot of work to regain the phone without the backups.

    • Me

      The SGT10.1 doesn't have an actual SD slot, but flashing a ROM keeps the user data stored in /sdcard = titanium backups still there :)

  • Justin

    Unlocked bootloader-check
    Easily rootable-check
    Guaranteed CM support-check
    Amazing screen-check
    Dual core cpu-check
    VZW LTE-check
    NFC-check
    Notification light-check
    My dream phone

  • Jack

    Any ideas if this will have HDMI or not?

  • cj_31

    This new spec list does make me want an upgrade. People complaining about the 32gb have some serious problems. Yeah, because of music... there's Google Music for that and who listens to 32gb of music? Don't you have things to do? lol

  • lincthra

    Hmmm... I'm not due for an upgrade and so wouldn't have been able to get this phone anyway, but have been watching it anyway.

    That being said, there are a lot of pluses AND minuses on this thing, when we've come to expect mostly pluses with Nexus devices.

    • brendon

      The Nexus S didn't have a lot of pluses, compared to the galaxy s of the time it was actually a downgrade (no sd card, thicker, heavier)

  • Franz

    This will be slower than the SGS 2.
    Sorry, this is not for me.

    • brendon

      Why would you want the nexus 3 when you have an sgs2 anyways? You will be getting ICS a couple weeks after the official release through cm8 or custom roms anyways

      • Simon Belmont

        Actually, ICS will be called CyanogenMod 9 (CM9), and not CM8. This is because Honeycomb would have been CM8.

        Since Honeycomb's source was never released they skipped CM8 in favor of CM9. Pretty nifty thinking.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Especially if HC source ever does come out - then it can potentially be CM8. If anyone will even give a crap about it then.

  • Balthazar B

    Is there any word on whether this will be CDMA/LTE only, or will also support GSM/HSPA as well? With TI chipsets, it could be either, and a world-capable VzW Nexus would be very attractive.

  • Namuna

    Considering Sammy already pulled the multiple versions of the same phone trick with the GSII, this rumor of offering one version of the Nexus for Verizon then another version for other carriers is completely credible.

    ...AND makes me happy! I can wait a little longer for the monster Exynos chip to come to TMo! :-)

    • KG

      Agreed! I am hoping for the Exynos 1.5 + SGX543MP2 GPU on the GSM version with both TMO and ATT bands for 4g/HSPA+ and I am set.

      I can actually see this happening as Exynos is known to have issues with LTE, that could be a reason VZW and possibly Sprint would get the OMAP processor while the TMO/ATT version would be Exynos.

  • wyngo

    Other than 720p and ICS, what's really new about this phone? The Nexus S had NFC that no other phone had at the time but will soon become standard. I was hoping for something comparable in the hardware of the Nextus.

  • Apunkalypse

    Not interested. I'd rather have a quad-core with an SD card slot. And I have no interest in NFC whatsoever. And if we want to talk about a phone that's future-proof, why not give it something better than 2010's camera standard of 5 Megapixels?

    And besides, after having had 3 Nexus S 4G's on Sprint (two replacements!), I can say that Nexus phones can be buggy as sh*t. I'll take bloatware and an OEM skin if it means better stability, any day.

  • Pb

    Only 5MP? No google you cant allow that.. 8mp please...
    Good news for led ;-)

  • Hunter

    I knew there was a reason why I hated the fact that Samsung was in charge of the Nexus 3. I specifically did not buy the Nexus S because of the lack of an SD card slot, and no LED. This time, they added LED but no SD card. I hate Samsung. they can take the phone and shove it up their &*(#.

  • BHazard

    No SD card is a big loss for those of us who flash roms all the time. You might as well get the iphone 4s then, since the A5 and gpu spank the 4460. Unless there is some huge surprise in this thing, it is turning out to be disappointing. I may skip it and wait for that "other" model.

    • http://worldofashishb.com Ashish

      32gb is a loss for anyone who wants more space. It has nothing to do with roms. Their is a separate partition which acts like a SD card. I'll take 32 gb internal vs 32 SD, because I won't use all that space and more then likely it will be faster memory.

  • Mike

    How are people having such a hard time understanding that not having a removable SDcard slot doesn't mean there isn't still the internal SDcard that still shows up as /sdcard in Android and that will never get touched during a wipe or a reinstall, just like a removable SDcard wouldn't?

    • nctrnl

      If the device crashes and won't power up, there goes your data. If it had an SD slot, you could just move the data to a new device.

      • Mike

        Between the pictures I take generally being for the purpose of putting on Facebook, Google +, Picasa, or Flickr, and all of my documents and such being backed up either in Google Docs or via Dropbox, I have to wonder what all it is in this day and age that people are losing on their phones if it can't be powered on (and I'm assuming you mean into the OS, as one could just mount the phone's SD from recovery if it was a flashing issue.)

  • Cheefoid

    I'll let this one pass due to lack of "new" features. What happened to the Nexus line being the future of industry standards? Setting the bar for all others to follow? Haven't seen it since the N1. Besides the 720p, my sgs2 feels on par with the (not so) Prime. Give me ICS and I think I can hold out until the sgsIII

  • Cheefoid

    I'll let this one pass due to lack of "new" features. What happened to the Nexus line being the future of industry standards? Setting the bar for all others to follow? Haven't seen it since the N1. Besides the 720p, my sgs2 feels on par with the (not so) Prime. Give me ICS and I think I can hold out until the sgsIII.

  • Deltaechoe

    Verizon better not be getting stiffed again with the nexus line

  • http://www.facebook.com/pac0naut Paco

    No external SD card I thought was going to be an issue, but I think I'll keep my old Captivate as a media player if the Nexus comes to AT&T. I'm not too worried about it. I need to start using my phone as a phone anyhow.

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    My take: if they're talking about code names like Tuna and Toro, they're definitely working on two models. Toro is generally a much higher quality sushi (and more expensive), so maybe that board will have the faster processor, etc.. Just my speculation.

    I'm annoyed there's no external SD again. Granted, it gives a really nice speed boost, but I don't like the idea of it being fixed and not removable.

    As for people's opinions on the 5MP camera, keep in mind that the iPhone's 5MP camera surpasses many of the 8MP cameras on other phones. And how many of you are really going to print a 2'x3' poster of any photo you take with your phone to nitpick over the extra pixels?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nah, it's different names for different things - just like Nexus S was soju and herring.

    • http://worldofashishb.com Ashish

      I have a iPhone, the pictures look beautiful on the phone itself, when looking at them on PC the graininess becomes fairly evident and that's at around 800* 600 resolution.

    • Willis

      Man I really like your take on the two names.

  • Simon Belmont

    I hope the announcement is on the 19th, so we can finally know. I am so excited about ICS.

    My friend wants to see if Sprint will get the Nexus Prime before he pulls the trigger on the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. One more week, hopefully.

    • Mei

      Same here. Waiting to hear when Nexus Prime will be coming to Sprint. If it's too far out, I'm just going to get Samsung Galaxy S2. Sprint will be rolling out LTE starting mid 2012 anyway, so will need new phone eventually when that hits. This phone will be good for a year at least.

  • http://electrojelly.wordpress.com Emmanuel

    I don't know why people are so disappointed. It's freaking curved!! Of course there is no space for a micro SD card. That's how Google phones have been rolling for a while. Nothing new.

  • Hotmann

    "It's freaking 2011, stop storing things"

    -Google

    I'm on Google's side.

  • LAmDroid

    removable SD is a major convenience, and a necessity to some, that needs to valued.

    i cant remember what specifically, but i kno I've used it a few times pulling files and adding files when there wasnt the luxury of hooking up a usb cable to my phone. I claimed warranty on my OG Droid, and popped the SD card in and w minimal restoring, everything was exactly as it was (minus widgets)

    why take away something that was widely appreciated? what next? non-removable built in batteries?

  • Zac

    Google is up to something. There's no way this device can have the same GPU as my Samsung Fascinate (PowerVR SGX540). It's way over a year old. Seeing as how the OMAP 4470 (with PowerVR SGX544) is just around the corner, they may be launching with that (Downclocked from 1.8 to 1.5 GHz). Makes much more sense to me.

    • Jake

      No, they are not.

  • Tomson

    @LAmDroid probably to prevent us from installing Roms. That would be my guess.

  • Adi

    If this phone is dead and requires a repair/replace, what will happen to my private data I have in the internal memory? I still prefer SD cards to store my private data such as messages and photos, so that i can pop it out in such cases. I really need this phone. But i am worried.

  • masterpfa

    I'm waiting until it's released, as right now I'm tired of rumours, leaks and speculations of what is and isn't in the next Google Phone.
    Google, let's hope you are not falling into the same trap with self inflicted wounds that Apple with the lacklustre iP4S and RIM with the network farce recently.
    The time is right, the time is now Google,
    as the opportunity for stealing the limelight starts to fade and the hopes you have raised are being dashed.
    Google Nexus, let us have it soon as personally I'm starting to get bored with this sideshow

  • Dave Fowler-Timms

    I am really disappointed. What is the point of working on (let alone releasing) a mid-spec phone in the Nexus line - it gives me no incentive whatsoever to upgrade to it from my Nexus S and is very much an "also ran" to the iPhone 4S hardware - which has now got to be considered class leading.

    Certainly not worthy of carrying the Nexus name.

  • Michael

    I'd rather have an underclocked 4460 than an overclocked 4430.

  • Borgey

    Wow, some of you people are phucking retarded. Just drop the whole boatware thing. I don't get how some people can say how the specs let them down. Are like you're really going to realize a 300mhz difference in the cpu. Some people are just never satisfied no matter what comes out. Don't get me wrong, I sometimes am one of those people but this phone is going to be epic point blank period..... common now a Nexus device with Verizon LTE lets be serious here!

    • anthonyostrich

      The problem is that, other than the LTE, it isn't that much better than the GS2. Don't get me wrong; that was a great phone, but people expected this one to be groundbreakingly better. And it's not.

  • John in L.A.

    Hey guys I just saw a video on droid life where a guys takes off the back of his Galaxy Nexus Prime and shows that he has a micro sd in it!!! So whats going on if it has 16internal and 16mb micro sd thats plenty!! But can anyone confirm this? He is apparently with Google or Verizon. Please respond someone....

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      Google themselves have talked about why the Galaxy Nexus will have no SD card. Post the video here so others can scrutinize whether it was in fact the Galaxy Nexus.

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