When we first said to you that the upcoming Nexus 4G could be the iPhone 5 killer we were short on a number of facts, one of which was its name. There are now rumors that the new Nexus 4G could be called the Google Nexus Prime by Samsung instead. Now we cannot say for certain if this is true or not, but it might not be as far-fetched as we think.
This is said to be the first Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS mobile device from Google, but what would the affect be of not having 4G in the name? Well this could be a smart move by Google, as a name like Prime means that they are No.1, much like Samsung who is about to become the No.1 phone maker.
We already covered a few of the specs of what might now be called the Samsung Prime, such as a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, which is just a little faster than the speed bump that the Galaxy S II is about to get in September. Add to that 1GB of RAM and 4G LTE and you start to get the sense that both Samsung and Google will have a phone that will keep them on top of phone market.
The Google Nexus Prime as we know will be a Google flagship device and will be one of the most anticipated smartphones in some time — even more so than the iPhone 5 in some cases. There will also be a huge difference with this handset, as it might work with multiple carriers and OEMs.
This would mean that the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or even Sprint might offer their own take on Android 4.0 instead of just the one version. This would make it a handset similar to the Galaxy S range, as BGR reports that they could all launch at the same time. If this were to happen then Android could take yet another leap ahead of iOS.
We cannot say for certain why Google might go down this route, but we do know that they have come under fire before for sticking to a single partner at launch. There is one more thing that we can take from this, and that is the fact that the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola might soon be able to launch flagship handsets with the latest version of Android, and not have to wait for a while like they have had to do in the past.