If you are standing in line behind Simmons for the next Google flagship device to supersede the Nexus S, then Thanksgiving 2011 will be the date to circle on your calendar if early reports are correct. The next Nexus to be called the Prime will pack some serious muscle with a reported dual core 1.5 processor as well as a “Super AMOLED HD” screen featuring a 720p resolution. Where early reports leaned towards a Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP4460 chip which can operate up to 1.5GHz, other sources are speculating that Sammy’s own dual-core Exynos chip would make more sense.
Lastly, look for the Nexus Prime to be a straight up smooth buttonless device running on some Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” goodness. Verizon lovers LTE 4G is also the safe bet for the Prime for anyone standing in line from the Big Red campfire. Will Simmons get the Nexus Prime, most definitely yes. Will he switch to Verizon? Well, let’s see if Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse has his way and blocks T-Mobile’s sale to AT&T before we answer that.
Stay tuned for more Nexus Prime news as it develops from the Google folks.