Google and Samsung are holding off on their announcement of what's probably going to be the next Google Nexus smartphone. It was supposed to be announced Oct. 11 at the CITA show in San Diego, but was delayed in the wake of Steve Jobs' death on Oct. 5.
When the Nexus Prime, as it's thought to be named, is announced it could come with Google's new version of the Android operating system. Ice Cream Sandwich, the version's nickname, is Google's first attempt at putting its mobile phone OS together with its tablet OS. All future Android devices could then share one OS (with more updates coming later of course).
Samsung, who made the Nexus S, Google's most recent smartphone, also just released the Galaxy S2 into the U.S. marketplace, but it's running Android's 2.3 OS. Because Nexus Prime hasn't been announced yet, there's no word on if Galaxy S2 will get updated, but there's no reason it shouldn't eventually get Ice Cream Sandwich.
That leaves Nexus Prime the, er, prime challenger to iPhone 4S. Nexus Prime is said to be coming out with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM and a curved 4.65-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display. This display is the feature that will really have Nexus Prime competing with iPhone 4S. It's larger, 4.65-inch compared to 3.5-inch for iPhone 4S, comes with the Super AMOLED technology that Samsung invented, and is curved for better privacy. Additionally, the curved screen feature is unique and stylish, something Apple tries to promote its products with.
iPhone 4S can only stay in the number one spot for so long, and unless they announce an iPhone 5 early next year, Nexus Prime could be number one on people's shopping lists very soon.
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