Droid Prime, Droid Nexus Prime or Nexus Prime?General

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  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member

    With all the rumor and speculation of the handset being called the Droid Prime have to say if they go this route I hope they at least acknowledge the Nexus designation in the name i.e call it the Droid Nexus Prime. I personally hope they forego the Droid Monikor and just stick with it being the Nexus Prime.

    The idea of the Nexus is one unified handset across ALL carriers. No seperate names or seperate features for the different carriers. When one buys the Nexus Prime, whether they be on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T it's all the same phone. Just like Apple does it with the iPhone.

    Google is in a position to do exactly what Apple is doing. They, meaning Google, can build the Nexus brand if they play their cards right. So far they have failed but hopefully starting with the Prime that will change.

    I for one am tired of the constant influx of new hardware only to be outclassed a few months later and pretty much forgotten a year later. The idea of ONE unified handset that I could purchase year after year or every 2 years would be a welcome change in my opinion. I like the way Apple does it and would love for somebody to step ahead of the pack and do the same. I want to see a single brand with Android, just one handset that I can track year to year instead of being all over the place.

    So here's to hoping that Verizon doesn't muddy up the name with the Droid monikor. Let it stand on it's own 2 feet Verizon and if you insist on calling it the Droid Prime please acknowledge the phones roots (no pun intended) and throw in the Nexus designation as well.

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  2. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I don't know. . . .I think that the "Droid" name is what's going to sell it. I don't know if Google is as interested in making the best phone out there as they are with making the best OS. Judging from sales of the first 2 Nexus's, they don't really seem like they can compete in hardware.

    Unless they change tactics and use one manufacturer for their Nexus devices from here on out (which will probably be Moto starting next year).
  3. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    I kind of hear you both. But I see the GSII's popularity and reputation overseas as a sign of the phone building doubt you have as perhaps being fixed as in Samsung wants to do it right. And the Prime may stand out more in the crowd than the previous handsets if Google does not neuter the build eh?
    I'm waiting to see for myself I guess.
    I don't know if Verizon muddied up the iPhone or not, I have not paid attention.
    The Bionic is looking more and more like a DX2 with LTE and a dual core to me but ts not out yet and I don't own one so I cannot judge.
  4. Ynomrah

    Ynomrah Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with cereal killer. Honestly who cares if the "droid" moniker is going to sell more units. They wouldn't have to worry about that anyway if they just advertised android, or more specifically the nexus line more heavily. I'm totally with the idea of google clearing up the fragmentation within the android ecosystem. It shows stability, and if they were to release and simultaneous nexus unit on all carriers yearly, i think that alone would single-handily free up alot of the consumer confusion that goes on in the android space. This of course still allows carriers and OEMs to do whatever the hell they want throughout the year with the platform. Just as long as google is leading the pack like they should (along with possible pure android via motorola now).
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  5. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp Well-Known Member

    The iPhone's hardware is outdated before it even releases.

    Technology is moving fast and has no plans of slowing down, and Android is the perfect example of this theory. As long as the smallest improvements in mobile technology release, OEMs will continue to make phones so they can make more money. They would make significantly less if they were to stick to 1 phone per year or 2 years, because there are people that actually pay full retail price for phones if they're significantly better than the past ones.
  6. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member

    Excellent point(s)!! Well said my friend well said!
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  7. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    You know, with both the SCH-i515 and GT-i9250, I'm wondering if there really will be only 1 "Nexus Prime" device in the States for a while?

    The GT-i9250, according to web chatter, is most likely the Vodafone device (basically they are Europe's version of Verizon, they both own mutual stock).

    I haven't seen any other models that might be variants of the Prime for other US carriers.

    So I'm wondering if Verizon really will have exclusivity for longer than I originally thought. . . .
  8. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member

    I think you may be right Han. They all are getting the beautiful SGSII so that may hold them over for a bit. Certainly looks that way to me. At this point in time at least.
  9. rockstar323

    rockstar323 Well-Known Member

    I'll be the first one to say this is entirely speculation and I have no proof but I just have a gut feeling the Droid Prime...

    1: Will be the exact same as the Nexus Prime except it will have TouchWiz. This is supposed to be an exclusive Verizon device and Google wouldn't let a Nexus device be tied to a single carrier. Plus we know that Nexus and The Droid Primes have both received wifi and bluetooth certification.

    2: Won't be LTE. Verizon wouldn't dump the ad $ into the Bionic if it didn't one up the Prime somehow.

    3: If it's the first ICS device, will be pretty buggy because Samsung is probably rushing this out the door to compete with the Iphone 5. There is a chance if it's running TouchWiz it may be Gingerbread.
  10. iowabowtech

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    I think my jaw will hit the floor if it's not LTE.
  11. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    1: Possible, I could see near identical phones on different carriers
    2: Zero chance. The LTE ship has sailed on high-end devices (after D3)
    3: Possible, but OG Droid was still plenty usable w/2.0 -- and fixes will come
  12. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I highly doubt that it will be non-LTE. If that's the case, they lost about 85% of customers who were going to get it, including me.

    But emotions aside, that's not likely. They're releasing the Stratosphere the same day as Bionic, with LTE.

    I think from here on out, anything mid-range to top-end will have LTE enabled on Verizon.
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  14. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    1. Developing TW working on ICS would require extra time/effort. So I doubt it when they are trying to get this out as soon as possible.

    2. Anything high end android on VZW should have LTE from now on. So it doesn't make sense and they are not so foolish to put out 3G only phone high end phone these days.

    3. They were in the work on Prime for more than 6 months. So I don't think it's being rushed.
  15. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    I hope something more concrete, semi-official comes out soon. So many speculations, rumors on names, carriers, etc...
  16. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

  17. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    The optimist in me wants to believe that it'll be October for Verizon, and November for everyone else... :)
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  18. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Unfortunately, these corporations tend to be rather overly optimistic. Motorola said. . . .geez, doesn't even need to be said what Motorola claimed, but fine. . .the latest prediction was Bionic in "summer". Technically true. 2 weeks before Fall.

    Samsung CEO said SGSII would release in the US "sometime in August". Turned out to be middle of September.

    Now Google says October/November. I'm betting sometime between November 28 through 30 for ICS release, and probably end of December for Prime.

    Looks like my sister (holidays) might've been more right than she knew. :confused:

    Oh well. I can blow my money on other fun things until this comes out.
  19. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    As far as I'm concerned, your sister calls the shots around here :)

    So if it's November, it's November. LATE November? It had better be an EPIC friggin' phone. But yeah, I'll keep saving my money up... after all, with 3 upgrades available, I won't be the only one around here shopping for new phones :rolleyes:
  20. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    I gotta do something by 1/1/2012 because that is my 2 year mark.

    What happens if I do not upgrade and NE2 by then? Masters?
  21. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    Can we see a pic of your sis? :D
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  22. HanSolo

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  23. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    I Deserved That
    Not having a sister and as restitution in the name of being a proud Father I'll post my Oldest Daughters pic below. She is on the far left with her buddies at a friends opening night gig.
    If you run into that savvy crew be forewarned, they will see you coming a mile away.

    Attached Files:

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  24. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    If I worked for Verizon day in and day out, I'd probably look like that too :p
  25. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member

    Holy smokes Gapi. Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL. What a body on her.... man she is fine. I LOVE redheads like that.

    No disrespect but I would date her in a minute. DAYAMMMM

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