Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Nexus smartphone earlier this week at “Mobile Unpacked,” an event created to debut the new handset and its operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Originally the Galaxy Nexus was rumored to be called the Google or Samsung Nexus Prime, but when it debuted its true name was finally revealed.
The Prime included in the rumored name was allegedly there to represent the new device having a quad-core processor.
But unfortunately, along with the Prime being cut off the name, the smartphone also will not have a quad-core but rather a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Instead, this quad-core processor rumored to be on the Galaxy Nexus will be included on an ASUS device called the Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
The new Eee Pad Transformer Prime picked up the name and the hardware and was recently reported by ASUS to feature Android 4.0 better known as Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
The Galaxy Nexus is the flagship smartphone for Google’s new OS.
The new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime will officially be revealed on November 9, according to the company.
This new tablet sports an impressive 10-inch screen, a case that matches its Ultrabook; 8.3 mm thick; Nvidia quad core; mini HDMI; SD card slot and USB port.
ASUS also plans to unveil its Android Ice Cream Sandwich PadPhone sometime in the first quarter of 2012.
The new Galaxy Nexus will launch sometime in November, according to Google and Samsung.
Ice Cream Sandwich will come pre-installed on the Galaxy Nexus and be available for other handsets such as the Droid Razr, Droid Bionic and possibly the Galaxy S2 in the near future.
The new smartphone combined with ICS features many new interesting capabilities including Android Beam which allows two devices to transfer data simply by touching them together.