Nexus Prime incoming after iPhone 5: Two possible release dates

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We have some fresh information on the Nexus Prime to bring you now, as recent reports suggest that the Nexus Prime is still on course for a release within the next few months, with one source claiming that it could come straight after the release of the iPhone 5.

Google has already said that Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming very soon and the general feeling amongst the Android community is that the Nexus Prime will be the handset that is selected to be the flagship launch device for the new software.

Now then, an email sent to Phandroid from an apparent tipster with a friend who works for Verizon has told the site that the Nexus Prime will actually be launching towards the end of November. Two dates were even mentioned as well, these are November 17th and November 24th – falling both on a Thursday just for your reference.

This is significant in the fact that it may be roughly one month after the iPhone 5 is launched towards the end of October, meaning that Google will be paying close attention to the release of the iPhone 5, although a month apart could end up being a risky move in our opinion if everyone rushes out to buy Apple’s device.

Since the Nexus Prime will be a Verizon device, there has been no details yet on whether or not it will end up being the next member of the Droid family after the recently released Droid Bionic. Nexus ‘Droid’ Prime doesn’t quite have that edge to it, so we would actually prefer it if the Nexus brand stayed separate as the Google Nexus Prime – who agrees with us about the name?

Don’t forget that this information definitely isn’t official, but it is well worth making a note of those two possible release dates in case they are mentioned again down the line as we attempt to piece the puzzle together on the Nexus Prime.

Have you already decided to get this handset, or are you waiting for the iPhone 5 announcement still?

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  • Nelis

    can’t wait for this device to drop already…..Nexus Prime definitely

  • Mrdunnehy

    i waited on the bionic since january and after going into verizon store and playing with it. I will wait until the prime is released before making a choice. My choices are: The Bionic, The Vigor, The Iphone 5, and The Nexus (Droid) Prime. Right now i’m leaning toward the prime because of specs

  • Brandon

    November 24th seems highly unlikely to me because it’s Thanksgiving day.  

  • Slickrick

    Verizon is getting the Droid Prime, not the Nexus Prime. Verizon is getting the model number SCH-I515, and the Nexus Prime is model number GT-I9250. Verizon might get their phone a month late because the real Nexus Prime will come out earlier, and they will want it to be the exclusive ICS device.

    • Brandon

      That, along with anything else you can find on the web right now is all speculation.

    • Tom

       You know there is a possibility that they are the same phone, just with varying model numbers to differentiate GSM and CDMA versions. If you look at their model number scheme… SCH is the model they use for Verizon…

      That and everything is speculation, as Brandon said…

  • Slickrick

    Verizon is getting the Droid Prime, not the Nexus Prime. Verizon is getting the model number SCH-I515, and the Nexus Prime is model number GT-I9250. Verizon might get their phone a month late because the real Nexus Prime will come out earlier, and they will want it to be the exclusive ICS device.

  • Wiseone65

    Last I herd Verizon will not get the nexus prime I herd from someone at AT&T will be a best buy exclusive. It will run on AT&T and tmoble networks but not sold in AT&T stores.

  • Primetime

    No one is mentioning whether or not the Prime will be available on the Sprint network. Does anyone have any insight yet?

  • http://markus.birth-online.de/ Markus Birth

    This is definitely my next device and will replace my beloved Nexus One.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait …

  • Anonymous

    I’m switching from Verizon to Sprint soon (many reasons) and I’m disappointed that this will drop on Verizon first. I’m holding out against buying a Nexus S just to get the Prime, especially now that I’ve heard it’s the same style, just bigger and better.

  • kata

    where did you get the info it will be a verizon phone. the rumor (and it is a rumor) that it’ll launch 1st on vz, then quickly thereafter on all other 3 carriers. google wants to compete with the iphone using all carriers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551055542 Raven Lotz

    Great! Now its rumored to be the middle to the end of November. I heard another rumor saying it would be released on November 3rd. I don’t understand waiting a month after the release of the Iphone 5. I think it should be released late October if anything.