Google IO 2016 Coverage

Galaxy Nexus Benchmarks Up At GLBenchmark

I don’t take benchmarks to heart, but have a gander and see what you think as they don’t look too great. These come from GLBenchmark and the new Nexus shows up as running Android 4.0 and is using the Galaxy Nexus name. We also have the screen resolution showing as 1196×720 (should be 1280x 720 with the on screen buttons taking up 84×720), and processor clocked in at 1.2GHz. Some screenshots of how the Galaxy Nexus did are after the break and you can hit the source link to check out all the full details. I’d take these with a grain of salt until the device is real world tested, but this is more to wet your palate until tonight’s event. How do you all feel about these benchmarks? On paper it doesn’t look too impressive, but I think it will be the best device yet.

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Verizon Nexus Prime system app list shows no bloatware and possible facial recognition lockscreen

We know some sort of variant of the Nexus Prime will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich on Verizon first. The big question is if it will be a true Nexus device with no bloatware? Our friends over at MyDroidLife have the system app list and guess what? No bloatware. We know the phone is made by Samsung so what about TouchWiz? It’s also missing in action. It looks like Verizon may have a full stock Android experience.

Also on the app list is Facelock.apk. This could be some sort of facial recognition for the lock screen. Of course we will find out all the details on October 11 at CTIA 2011 in San Diego, but I am sure more stuff will leak before than. Stay tuned.

November can’t come soon enough. Who’s going to miss City Id?

Full app list after the break.

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Nexus Prime to be 8.8mm thick with curved screen, will it be called the Samsung Galaxy Prime?

We know the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) is coming soon so expect a lot more rumors. Some will seem realistic and others will not, which sums up the latest rumor. A tipster has leaked information to GSMArena, and as far as specs go, it appears it will have a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 720p display. We are also told it will come in at 8.8mm thick, which is just a tad thicker than the Galaxy S II, and it will have a metal chassis, which I would welcome from the normal plastic designs from Samsung.

All of that seems plausible, so lets get into the crazy. They are suggesting that the final name will be the Samsung Galaxy Prime. This is actually crazier than it launching on Verizon as the DROID Prime (SCH-I515). If the GT-1950 does launch as the Samsung Galaxy Prime than it won’t be a Nexus device. There is no way that Google will drop the Nexus name.

The last bit of info is that we can expect to see this device by the end of October, and it will have Ice Cream Sandwich, which is in line with what Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said at the Dreamforce conference.

[via gsmarena]