Lots of news and rumors about whatever the new iPhone(s) that Apple bequeaths upon us next month, but the Verizon’s industry watching site VzBuzz delivers a piece, via a third party source, that the highly anticipated Nexus Android phone will go the name of Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.
That’s why Verizon passed on the Galaxy S II because it got an exclusive for this phone.
The news comes with a warning about the source, which isn’t a particularly strong or particularly credible one, but the source claims a Samsung rep showed him the Nexus Prime, sporting the new Android OS called Ice Cream Sandwich.
The rep claims the Galaxy Newus looks like an Epic 4G Touch with a curved display. The screen is a huge 4.65 inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED plus. It has a 1.5 gigahertz dual-core processor, 16 gigs of storage, 1 gig of ram, a huge battery and the new OS. The phone is made of metal and not Samsung’s all-too-frequent black plastic
If those specs are true, this will be one meaty phone.
The rep offered details on the new OS, too, claiming it was a major facelift over Gingerbread. It’s smoother, with fast animations and different sections in the app drawer and a preview mode for widgets (kind of Windows Metro UI like).