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  • jjj - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    "Google and Samsung will be hosting their joint Ice Cream Sandwich-New Nexus Phone event in Hong Kong on October 19th at 10:00pm EST"

    the event is on oct 19 @ 10 am HKT and that makes it oct 18 @ 10pm EST
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Fixed! Reply
  • coldwave007 - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Awesome!!! My Nexus One is getting a bit long in the tooth now, so I've been anxiously awaiting the new Nexus Prime.

    In other news, that picture is making me hungry. Seriously
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  • InternetGeek - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Phones are heading the same way of the PC. You have to choose when to 'upgrade' knowing you might be a few generations behind in as short as a few months. Example in case: I bought my Nexus S in HK for $400, completely out of a contract back in May.

    I'd love to buy the Nexus Prime, but I wish there was a trade-in program from Google or Samsung (like Dell/Alienware has), so I could at least recoup some of the investment.
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  • Amoro - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    I know it won't be fun or easy but your best bet is to try and sell the phone privately. Of course, you run the risk of people snooping around the drive once you sell it to them. Reply
  • deV14nt - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    There is. It's called "eBay" Reply
  • webmastir - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    i've got so much crap up on craigslist & ebay right now. i'm so getting this phone! Reply
  • Roland00Address - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Or will Google keep it bottled up like they did honeycomb. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Google never released the source code for Honeycomb because they didn't want it used on phones. They also wanted control over who manufactured tablets. I don't see that being a problem with ICS. Reply
  • InsaneScientist - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    They've stated that they will release the source for ICS, they just didn't want the tablet code released until it was integrated with the phone code. (Let's be honest, Honeycomb was rushed and really isn't ready for a full release - have you ever tried setting the emulator's screen size down to phone levels? It's horrible...) ICS brings the two lines together, so this is where they release it.

    Rumor mill also has it (though I can't speak to the accuracy of these rumors) that once ICS is released, they might also finally release the source for Honeycomb. :)
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  • rpmrush - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Verizon missed the GS2 for this and now I have to wait til Nov. for it to finally be available to purchase. It better have the OMAP 4460 and not the 4430. I want the Bionic to kiss my phone's ass. The screen is gonna be gorgeous either way. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    The 4460 looks like a speed bump of the 4430, so it's not really that big of a deal. Reply
  • 3DoubleD - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Ya, I'm not very excited for the 4460 at all. Looking at the iPhone4S preview that Anandtech posted a few days ago, I'd much rather Samsung use their Exnyos SOC. Better CPU and GPU performance.

    Actually, if the OMAP 4460 somehow had the SGX 543MP2 (A5 GPU), that would be acceptable as well. I can't believe how far ahead apple is in GPU performance, while Android phones are stuck with an SGX 540, which is about three times slower.
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  • zorxd - Monday, October 17, 2011 - link

    Back when Apple was stuck with the iPhone 4 SGX535, nobody complained how far back Apple was, even if the SGX540 was twice as fast.

    Now Apple gets the same lead (2x over Mali 400) but 6 months late. I am sure something else will beat the SGX543MP2 in an other 6 months.
    Smartphones evolve pretty quickly these days.

    The TI 4460 isn't a bad chip. The CPU is just as good as an Exynos. But like you said, the GPU performance will suffer if it's still the SGX540. The killer feature of the Nexus Prime will be the 1280x720 display. For the rest as long as it's at least 1.2 GHz and 1GB RAM it can't be a bad phone.
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  • dalcool - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    If you like the new Ice Cream Sandwich wallpapers I found a cool site that has them. It's formatted for mobile so it is easy to install them. www.freedroidwallpaper.com Reply
  • The Crying Man - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    I hope they have a moment of reflection for him at that event. Reply
  • LoneWolf15 - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    I've been eligible for upgrade on our corporate plan for a bit, but every new phone isn't a significant upgrade from my Droid 2 running Gingerbread. The Droid 3 is good, but lacks LTE (though that's not the highest feature on my list given battery life). The Droid Bionic looks pretty cool, but is just running Gingerbread, and who knows when they will upgrade it (it took over a year to take the Droid 2 from Froyo to Gingerbread), and I choose a phone based on the OS it comes with, not what is promised --too many carriers have proved a stumbling block to OS upgrades.

    I'm really hoping the Prime turns out to be the phone I'm hoping for. Can't wait to see AT review one.
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  • DanD85 - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    I hope this is not another let down like the iPhone 4s announcement! After the tear down of iPhone 4s, I feel even more down! :D Reply
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