Samsung Nexus Prime (4G) & Ice Cream Sandwich: Google First

Regular readers of OSM may remember we recently brought you details of a smartphone dubbed the Google Nexus 4G due to release around Thanksgiving. We now have further news on that device which is now being dubbed the Nexus Prime, as we now know it will be a Samsung phone and will be the first Google smartphone to feature the next Android OS, 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.

Based on leaked specs we previously also compared this Nexus phone to the upcoming iPhone 5 and the news that Samsung will be manufacturing the phone will have many people drooling, especially after the success of it’s Galaxy S2 (still awaiting US release). We told before how leaks suggested a beast of a display and sources now say it will have a mahoosive 720p resolution and is actually described as a Super AMOLED HD display.

Not only that but there is also confirmation that the processor will be an OMAP4460, according to an article by Jonathan S. Geller over on BGR. The name is still unconfirmed but at present it’s dubbed the Nexus Prime and will possibly be released as the Google Nexus Prime. Another juicy bit of news concerning Google and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is that sources say there may well be multiple Ice Cream Sandwich devices launching around the same time from various manufacturers and on different carriers. Geller makes a great point when he says that summer devices are looking good but the wave of devices coming in the fall could be even better.

Jared Newman over on PCWorld also reminds us that the Nexus Prime and other flagship devices on Ice Cream Sandwich, will be up against the next Apple operating system iOS 5 and that devices for the Windows Phone Mango OS, will also be released around the same time. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy but exciting ride! What are your thoughts on the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone and are you looking forward to various flagship handsets for Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know with your comments.