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If Verizon's "Prime" isn't the Prime. . .General

If Verizon ends up with an SGSII variant (HD LTE) and NOT an ICS device. . . .

  1. I'll gladly snatch up the SGSII. It's a dreamboat!

    28 vote(s)
  2. I'll be very disappointed but I'll go with what Verizon gives me, as usual.

    20 vote(s)
  3. You've screwed me for the last time, Big Red! I'm jumping to another carrier.

    11 vote(s)
  4. I'll wait for another device

    30 vote(s)

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  1. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    With a few leaks around the world spilling out about the SGSII HD LTE variant and the fact that there are 2 distinct model numbers floating around with Nexus-like specs, I was just wondering what everyone's thinking is.

  2. somato

    somato Member

    Wanted a SGSII pretty bad since it was first shown at CES (or was it MWC?), so an upgraded LTE version suits me just fine. :)
  3. GoogleFanBoy

    GoogleFanBoy Well-Known Member

    My Dinc has been running Gingerbread since December, and though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles as an SGSII, it runs pretty fantastic. For me, a new phone is not a new phone until it's upgrading hardware and software. I won't be jumping ship from Verizon and I won't be settling for another GB phone, so I'll be waiting until Verizon releases a phone built for and equipped with ICS out of the box. None of the Above.
    sgtmilstack likes this.
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Pretty happy with my Bionic. For me, it's honestly ICS and Nexus or bust. I'd be fine keeping this puppy for another couple years.
  5. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    I hope you don't mind, but I added and voted for another option... to wait for another device.
  6. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member

    Steven, I don't know if you get told enough...but you're a great mod. You make the board better without being heavy with the hammer. You're a contributor...as well as a mod.

    Steven58 likes this.
  7. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    I voted for the SGS2-HD even if it comes with GB. I,m sure there will be an ICS update for it within 2 months. But then theres rooting right...
  8. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Mind I do not. . . Bow to your green-headed wisdom I do, hmmm.

    Get a room, you should, hmmm.

    Same here. I will be disappointed if ICS isn't out with the Prime (I'm in the camp that believes we're only getting one of the two models floating around and that we won't get both SCH-i515 and GT-i9250), but it won't be a deal breaker, provided that whatever I get has a 4.65" HD screen with LTE.

    Although I'm still optimistic that our version of the Prime will be a stock Vanilla ICS experience, even if it is bloated like Pregnant Pam on The Office.
    sgtmilstack and Steven58 like this.
  9. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member


    Nothing like sucking up to a mod...never know when you might get banned. lol

    Nah...just givin' the man his due. As most kmow, there are mods who can and do abuse their position.

    Now if he'll just tell us exactly what device we're getting an when, then I'll get a room...and arrange it so Jenna Fischer pays him a visit!
  10. dr01d3tte

    dr01d3tte Well-Known Member

  11. droid animal

    droid animal Member

    If Galaxy S 2 with LTE and 720p hits Verizon, I'll be there at opening time. Ice Cream Sandwich would be a nice bonus, but I don't care if it's there or not.

    I'm just hoping we get something good soon.

    I had the Bionic for a couple of days. That thing was horrible.
    redraider1 likes this.
  12. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    For me, it depends on what processor HD SGSII has. If it's OMAP4 or Exynos, I will get it regardlessof ICS on board. If it's dual snapdragon, it would be hard to swallow without ICS.
  13. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member

    I guarantee few things in life, but I can pretty much guarantee that it won't be a Snapdragon.
  14. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Yeah, but you will anyway, you know it.


  15. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    haha, right. I will probabaly get it over Vigor, but I would like better processor like Exynos or OMAP4.

    edit: I forgot to mention this. Ice Cream will definitely make it easy to swallow for any processor!
  16. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    1) I'm just a plain member who is here because he loves cellphones and modding has become my hobby. They just gave me the keys to the place because I post so much and I'm around all the time. It's kind of a "here you go, loser" kinda honor, rather than being based upon any merit.

    2) No Jenna Fischer. Married 32 years. Women=responsibility and a lot of $$ and more stress (they process things differently). One is enough. I'm still trying to get on this one woman's good side. ;)
  17. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Agreed. A guy asked me once how much it cost to get married. I told him I have no clue: I'm still making the payments :p
    WilCIWS likes this.
  18. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Well I have to stand on the other end of the fence about the Bionic being Horrible! I have it, and I must say, other the lame late Auto Focus...This phone rocks!

    However, give me pure Google ICS on the Prime, and bye bye Bionic..lol!

    I will not be on line paying full retail for an SG2 varient...
  19. rrhartjr

    rrhartjr Well-Known Member

    Why do you say that?

    Every Samsung phone with anything but 3G radios has been a Snapdragon:

    * The T-Mobile SGS2 is Snapdragon / HSPA+ modem
    * The Celox is Snapdragon / LTE
    * The SGS2 LTE for Korea has an unnamed 1.5GHz dual core, but since we have yet to see Exynos bin at 1.5GHz, I wouldn't bet the farm it was anything but Snapdragon

    To be fair, these are the very nice S3 Snapdragon with Adreno 220.. not the now-aging S2 with Adreno 205.. but it's no Exynos/Mali..
  20. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Samsung Introduces New 1.5GHz Exynos 4212 Dual-core Processor

    Wow, this looks brilliant! New 32nm based 1.5Ghz Exynos, which is 30% more power efficient. I doubted exynos in HD SGSII but now I guess this may be powering it. If Verizon's Prime doesn't get this or OMAP 4460 at least and Nexus Prime gets this processor, I will be disappointed.
  21. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping for the 4470. Im gonna be disappointed if it ships with the 4460.

    The next get gen 'krait' snapdragons are gonna be pretty badass though.. wouldn't mind seeing that CPU in the prime, but it looks like it OMAP or nothing for the Google experience phones.
  22. rrhartjr

    rrhartjr Well-Known Member

    The 4470 is only sampling now.. there's no chance of it shipping in a phone in the next month..
  23. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is any chance for OMAP 4470 or 28nm Snapdragon S4 in Prime as they will arrive in phones next year. I bet 90% on 1.5Ghz 4460 in Prime but don't rule out 10% on 1.5Ghz Exynos like some rumors.
  24. The original sgs had two very different model numbers for the gsm and cdma carriers so this could be the same way. i think verizon will get the prime and it will be an ics device. Now it may not be stock or a true nexus but all rumors have it as verizon getting an ics device.
  25. the sgs2 has exynos for sprint and at&t anyway.

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