There is so much speculation on when the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) and/or Ice Cream Sandwich will be available. The most recent reports have Verizon Wireless getting the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone in October dubbed the DROID Prime (SCH-I515). Will it really have the DROID name or will it even be a true Nexus device? Could it really happen in October?
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, and he said Ice Cream Sandwich would be out in the October/November time frame.
His exact words were:
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.
Last month while talking about the Nexus program, after the announcement of Google purchasing Motorola, Eric hinted the next Nexus device would be out just before the holidays. So what does all of this mean? It could mean that we see the SDK for Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in October and/or a launch of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone (SCH-I515) on Verizon Wireless, which will most likely not be a true Nexus device. Then in late November, just before the holidays, we will see the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) launch elsewhere. It all adds up right? Of course this is my best guess, what’s yours?
Check out the video after the break
This video is over 1 hour long so skip to 30.25 for what you really want to hear.