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Google Nexus Prime Release Date: Smartphone Features Facial Recognition Lockscreen?

The next highly anticipated smartphone; Google Nexus Prime reportedly has an innovative new feature.

Several sources detail that Google Nexus Prime is boasting a Facial Recognition Lockscreen as one of the many features on the soon to be released Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Many of the system's specs were recently leaked in an incident where a customer who bought a Nexus S smartphone on eBay, supposedly from a Google employee, discovered that the phone was powered by the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

After which, the eBay shopper took videos and photos of the OS's specs and the materials were leaked onto the Internet after being published by tech website Engadget.

Several other tech enthusiasts began to pick apart the video in order to decipher the main features of the Ice Cream Sandwich OS and discovered that among the many files in the OS toolbox, was one called FaceLock.apk.

From this, commentators have determined that a Facial Recognition Lockscreen is one of the features that users can expect to see on Google Nexus Prime and future Ice Cream Sandwich powered phones.

The Ice Cream Sandwich powered Nexus S has reportedly had the OS remotely erased from the hardware by Google.

Nevertheless, Android enthusiasts are anticipating more than ever the Oct. 11 launch of the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich OS at the "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" media event.

The Ice Cream Sandwich OS is expected to release in late October while the Google Nexus Prime is expected to release on Nov. 3 on the Verizon network and on Nov. 24 on AT&T and Sprint networks.

The Nexus Prime is expected to be the first smartphone powered by the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, despite the phone associated with the leak being a Nexus S.

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