Verizon to Launch Droid Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich (Rumor)

The Boy Genius Report is at it again, providing a bit of exclusive news as it pertains to the upcoming Nexus Prime. According to a source close to BGR, Verizon has passed on the Galaxy S II for a pair of reasons. For starters, the insider says that “Verizon doesn’t think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches”. Ouch! As for that other reason? Verizon has another Samsung device on tap, the DROID Prime. Said handset is expected to arrive with the model number of SCH-i515 and come with the latest and greatest version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A long held rumor is that this phone will debut in October, a claim still held by BGR today.

This is the first time we’ve had Droid Prime in place of Nexus Prime however given the carrier we are not surprised.  We’ve got but a few weeks between today and the rumored launch so let’s get ready for a slew of specs and leaks!

One thing we’re really curious to learn more about is the pairing of “Droid” branding to a Nexus device.  Should it be this year’s big benchmark Pure Google phone, it would be the first to carry a carrier’s ‘brand’.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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  1. James Bell
    August 29, 16:39 Reply

    Let’s hope the DROID Prime is it’s name on VZ and there are also other versions for other carriers using the Nexus name.

  2. Tim
    August 29, 17:06 Reply

    I don’t care what they call it as long as it’s vanilla android and gets updates from Google

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