First Google Ice Cream Sandwich devices may launch in October

By on August 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM.

First Google Ice Cream Sandwich devices may launch in October

We’ve received some information from a source with knowledge of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich plans, and it’s looking like the first Ice Cream Sandwich devices could start hitting the ground in as early as October. We have been told that Google is looking to push up the release of Ice Cream Sandwich devices as Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected in September or October, and the Mountain View-based company doesn’t want potential customers coming out of contracts (especially original DROID owners) and “drooling over the iPhone 5.”

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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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