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Apr
2011-10-21 17h07_01

Things are really starting to heat up for the arrival of Sprint's Galaxy Nexus on both the 'net and in Sprint stores; in fact, rumor has it that employee training started today. Graciously, one of those employees happened to send a few slides over to Android Life that confirms almost everything we want to know about the device, excluding one small detail: the release date.

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Ever since Sprint announced the GNex at CES this year, there have been rumors that it will have a 1.5GHz processor. Not to burst anyone's bubble, but if these leaked slides are to be believed, then that simply isn't true - it will sport the same 1.2GHz processor as its Verizon brother. Sorry, guys.

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In fact, everything about the Sprint GNex appears to be identical to the Verizon version in terms of hardware and size. There is one pretty major difference between the two, however: support for Google Wallet. That's definitely a selling point for many users, and one that Sprint is pretty proud of, as well (as it should be).

Last we heard, the Sprint GNex could be launching on April 22, so an official announcement should be coming fairly soon.

[Android Life]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Baris Bicer

    Google Wallet is not really much of a selling point for the Sprint version of the GNex. A little bit of trickery and you can download it for the Verizon version. Okay, well, yeah it's preinstalled on the Sprint version so that might help a bit.

  • jaydeeIL

    I might pass on this and go for the HTC One X. Got to be selective now with these contracts

  • Bo

    Where's the slide pushing Advanced Task Manager? Every Android salesman I've met pushes that as the answer to "what about battery life?"

    I agree, probably gonna go the One X route, get back to HTC after 2 Samsungs.

  • Mei

    Tired of waiting for Nexus. And to see that it only comes with 1.2GHz processor? Forget it. As might as well get HTC One X.

    The only things I do not like about the HTC One X are that the battery is not removable and there is no microSD slot.

    If only there is a phone with Snap Dragon 4 like HTC One X but have removable battery, great screen (like Samsung's) and include microSD slot! =_=.

  • Colorado_Al

    "almost everything we want to know about the device, excluding one small detail: the release date" I would say 2 deatils. Price?

  • J

    What the... What is up with that first slide. That slide is a disaster...

  • Kryptus

    I am curious to see how the HTC One X battery will cope with its quad core 1.5 Ghz CPU and slightly bigger screen than the Galaxy Nexus. I think 1.2Ghz dual core is more than enough, this is just a phone after all...!

  • Will

    I am in the same boat with you guys, I was hoping for the 1.5 I was on board for this phone until that information was released. I can wait the 2 months for the HTC phone to drop. The removable battery concerns me a little, but I can get over that. One thing I do NOT like about HTC phones is that they won't allow you to use special characters in your passwords. Hopefully this is remedied in the ONE.