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Samsung creating the next Nexus?

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Samsung Romania announced/leaked on Twitter more than a week ago (wonder how nobody noticed it, but that’s a discussion for an another day) that Samsung just started the production of Nexus 3. In a tweet, Samsung Romania stated that the next generation Nexus will launch before the end of 2011 and it will launch with Android 4.0, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich. Given from rumblings that Samsung was working on the next generation Nexus deemed Nexus Prime (which is a real character in Transformers cartoon), this comes as a no surprise. Although Google tends to rotate manufacturers of Nexuses, those rumblings and tweets do nothing to distill rumors that the next generation of Nexus phones will come from Samsung. Given that Android-powered Galaxy S II has been flying off the shelf and serving as a de facto flagship Android devices in many countries, it almost seems like Google is rewarding Samsung for its great effort.

Of course, there was another rumor that Google is not creating one Nexus phone, but several Nexus phones, each from different manufacturers. So what will actually happen with Nexus is still up in the air. Yet, either way, we can see Samsung hitting this out of this park with a beautiful ‘Super AMOLED HD’ display (which will feature a 4.3-inch, 720p display) and a dual-core, 1.5 Ghz Exynos CPU as well as a LTE connectivity. You really cannot beat Samsung on the spec superiority as we have seen in Galaxy S (beast of a hardware) and Galaxy S II, and with stock Android 4.0 on board, I can’t see how Samsung and Google can go wrong with this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Source: Geekword

Source: http://pocketnow.com/android/samsung-romania-confirms-a-samsung-made-nexus-3

Written by Geek Park

July 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Droid Bionic launching on August 4th?

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Guys at AndroidCentral got the slide on Verizon’s next big Android launches and they give us a clearer picture of when we can expect those Droid handsets to make an impact. According to the slide, Droid 3 should launch in July 14th, which matches exactly with the general launch date rumored earlier. The previous leak also said that the device will be available on July 7th, a day after the end of unlimited data plans), for those upgrading, so we’ll see whether that sticks as well.

Also, as guys from AndroidCentral said earlier, LG Cosmos II and Samsung Convoy II should be available this August, although there’s no news on new Blackberrys on this slide.

But what is most interesting about the slide is that we finally got a clear date (which can be changed, given Motorola’s history of delaying this handset) on when the Droid Bionic, the handset with LTE and dual-core Tegra 2, a first for LTE phones, will launch. The handset will launch on the August 4th according to the slide, which means people who bought phones from Costco to lock in unlimited data plans can exchange their phones for Bionic, given the Costco’s generous 90-day return/exchange policy. While Tegra 2 falls short in some aspects, it’s head and shoulders above CPUs that the current crop of LTE phones have, which range from Hummingbird seen in last year’s Galaxy S phones to second-generation single-core Snapdragons. So it’s exciting to see the first dual-core, LTE phone hit the market, as dual-core handsets can take more advantage out of lightning fast speed of the LTE network. Now, hopefully the date sticks.

 

 

 

Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic-launching-aug-4-according-leaked-screen

Via: http://9to5google.com/2011/07/04/leaked-screenshot-points-to-august-4th-launch-for-droid-bionic/?utm_source=feedburner

Written by Geek Park

July 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM

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