The Google Android team is working on its next flagship device, which is to be launched by the end of this year. This smartphone will be the first handset to feature the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update. BoyGeniusReport was tipped, stating that the phone is likely to be branded as Nexus Prime and that it will be Google’s third flagship device after Nexus One and Nexus S. Nexus Prime is to have a dual core 1.5 GHz processor, and will probably display 720p resolution on a Super Amoled HD screen.
According to BoyGeniusReport, Nexus Prime will run on a dual core 1.5 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor. This processor is capable of supporting full 1080p HD video playback and 1080p stereoscopic 3D. To compliment that, the 1.5 GHz processor will be coupled with PowerVR SGX540 graphics that will power the next major Android update, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. Nexus Prime will not have a custom interface and will deliver a “plain vanilla” Android experience just like the Nexus S and Nexus One did.
Google’s flagship handset will flaunt a Super Amoled HD display, which sort of hints at Samsung being the hardware manufacturer. It’s quite possible that Google ordered displays from Samsung, but that’s just a possibility. As hinted earlier, the Nexus Prime won’t have any hardware home button on the front panel and will have capacitive buttons instead.
It is likely that Ice Cream Sandwich will be delivered to existing Android devices in the market in due course of time after Nexus Prime is launched. Rolling out the latest Android updates for different existing devices is challenge for several handset OEMs and the process often leaves smartphone owners frustrated. Hopefully, with the launch of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google plans to change the way the update cycle for older and existing handsets works.