This morning as I was sifting through all the Steve Jobs emails and articles I happened across a BGR article that was stating that Verizon was going to get an exclusive on the next Nexus Prime due out pretty soon. I dismissed the exclusive part almost immediately as I am tired of exclusive rumors altogether and kept reading and looking at the specs. According to BGR,. the specs on the next Google flagship device named the Nexus, is pretty weak in all honesty. There is no way of course this device comes out with anything less than the new OS that will be called Ice Cream Sandwich. 9mm thin, TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front, whoa, what? You are telling me that Google is going to allow this device to launch with a 5 megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz processor? I was a little suspicious of this and elected not to print it, Until now.
GSMArena has come back this afternoon with another inside Google tipster with what I think are a lot more credible specs and information. They are stating that the Nexus Prime will launch with a 1.5GHz Exynos Processor which makes WAY more sense than the 1.2GHz stated earlier this morning. Also is expected that the chipset will have a dual core GPU from Imagination the PowerVR SGX543MP2 “or in other words, the same GPU found in the iPad 2 (and quite probably on the iPhone 4S as well).”
Also improved over this mornings specs is the camera. Not the 5mp shooter, but an 8 megapixel camera with full 1080HD and improved sensor. Battery is also battery and coming in at 2050mAh. GSMArena is also claiming that the Nexus Prime will not only be CDMA (Verizon) but a dual mode just like the iPhone 4S GSM/CDMA.
I am going to have side with GSMArena here and say strike two BGR, because the specs released this morning are not the battleship caliber that the Nexus Prime should have and I think Google knows this and has delayed for the final launch of Ice Cream Sandwich. A device like this will certainly do it’s name justice, we welcome you Nexus Prime!