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A few more details might have emerged about Google’s next generation of Nexus phones, which are expected to arrive later this year with the…

Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich

A few more details might have emerged about Google’s next generation of Nexus phones, which are expected to arrive later this year with the next release of Android. And if this latest report is correct, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) may have changed its mind about how it launches a new operating system release.

BGR obtained a few details about what is expected to be the next Nexus phone a few weeks ago, but is back Monday with a few extra tidbits: the phone is expected to be called the Nexus Prime, and it appears that Samsung is the one building the hardware. The phone is also said to come with a Super AMOLED HD display, which is Samsung’s product name for its most advanced display technology.

The most interesting part of the report, however, buried underneath the obsession with hardware specifications, is the notion that Google may be preparing to launch Ice Cream Sandwich (the next version of Android) with multiple partners. If you’ll recall, a few months ago several Android partners raised quite a stir complaining about Google’s practice of picking a single vendor as the primary launch partner for a new generation of technology.

However, if Google really is planning to shake things up and launch Ice Cream Sandwich devices spread out across Samsung, Motorola (NYSE: MMI), LG (SEO: 066570), and perhaps others, it would be a notable change to how Android partners roll out new devices. It would allow all the major vendors to have new products going into the all-important holiday shopping season, rather than just one lucky company.

A lot remains to be seen, of course, but the development bears watching as Android partners prepare for Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5.

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  1. how long before your android phone will see this update?  a year after release? longer? when will your phone see 2.3??

  2. Remington Jackson Monday, June 27, 2011

    Joe Mommie,

    You have a good point, but come on it depends on what kind of android phone you get. Try something high end from HTC and its maybe a few months and that’s google fault with all the custom UI’s flying around I mean do you ever wonder why the updates from 3.0 to 3.1 were so much faster. I mean look at this article; http://blogs.computerworld.com/17649/android_upgrades.

    It tells it all, then again things can change. Come on are there really any bigger players than HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. LG could be one and only time will tell. 

    For the rest reading this can you really tell me is there any other high end android phones out or coming out that you really think are work it coming from OEMs besides the ones from above?

  3. Favorite English Teacher Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Remington – It hurt to read your post.  Please pay attention to punctuation, run on sentences and spelling.  This makes no sense, “For the rest reading this can you really tell me is there any other high end android phones out or coming out that you really think are work it coming from OEMs besides the ones from above?”

    You’re not alone.  It seems everyone is losing the ability to write.  It’s sad.  Punctuation is a written form of voice inflection.  You can’t just write what you speak without punctuation.  It hurts!

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