Samsung Romania seemingly confirms Nexus Prime report

By on July 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM.

Samsung Romania seemingly confirms Nexus Prime report

Samsung Romania appears to have accidentally verified BGR’s exclusive report covering the Nexus Prime along with various specs. Romanian paper Ziarul Financiar recently mirrored parts of our report, stating that the Nexus Prime will sport a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen and will run Google’s new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. Samsung Romania’s PR teem tweeted the story, which is a practice that is uncommon for official company Twitter accounts as such tweets are construed as confirm an article’s validity. The Ziarul Financiar write-up and Samsung’s original tweets have since been pulled, and Samsung Romania is blaming the snafu on a leak from an outside source. We’re also expecting the Nexus Prime to pack Texas Instruments’ new OMAP 4460 processor, and our sources have indicated that Google may be planning to launch “pure Google” devices with multiple OEMs across a number of carriers. A screenshot of Samsung Romania’s tweets follows below. More →

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Google’s Nexus 3 could sport buttonless design, but we doubt it will look like this

By on May 30, 2011 at 7:37 PM.

Google’s Nexus 3 could sport buttonless design, but we doubt it will look like this

A tech enthusiast site called TechHog recently leaked an image of what it says is the upcoming third Nexus-branded smartphone from Google. Though the site’s post has since been pulled, the photo shows a phone with a buttonless design built by HTC and a form factor that slightly resembles that of the iPhone 3GS. If Google wants to ditch the Android menu keys on its next Nexus device — which would presumably run Ice Cream Sandwich, likely eliminating the need for the typical Android menu keys — we’re all for it, but we’re not so sure this particular image is even real. Hit the jump for a zoomed-in portion of the photo that shows a jagged border typically seen when a Photoshopper isn’t careful enough with the clone stamp tool — just one of several problems that leads us to believe the image is not authentic. More →

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