Samsung And Google To Debut Galaxy Nexus On October 19th

We can finally put to rest all of the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich debut rumors as the invites are out and the date is set for an October 19th media event in Hong Kong. Of course that means it’s really the night of the 18th here in the United States but I have no doubt some of you would stay up till whatever hour in the morning just to watch this launch happen live.

For those of you who might feel compelled to why this is T-Mobile related? Let us  first remember that an AWS-ready variant of the Galaxy Nexus has already passed through the FCC. Combine that with T-Mobile’s support for the previous Nexus models and perhaps the third time is a charm.

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  • Anonymous

    Thx for this update!! :D

    I’m so looking foreward to this one!

  • http://twitter.com/Doogiestwatting Doogie Mauldin

    1more week then i get to see if the hype lives up to its excitement

  • Anonymous

    yes yes… nexus… yes ice cream sandwich yes…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

    The money is ready to be spent, just tell me when!

  • YouScreamIscream

    Selling my SGSII for this??? Possibly.

    • Spanky

      Selling my Sensation for this.

      • Anonymous

        F yea, me too. Sensation has been a complete terror upon my life. The thing is probably rebooting itself or taking screenshots right now.

  • Joey

    I have to say this is very exciting, can’t wait. I want my Nexus Prime :)

  • Anonymous

    Aw c’mon!  Why is the location all blurred out?  I totally wanted to crash that party!

    I sure hope my G2 officially gets ice cream sandwich (I’m not holding my breath, though).

    • Anonymous

      It will, next October… That’s why it pays to get the real Vanilla device, Nexus.

    • anfrey

      It’s in Hong Kong. 

    • anfrey

      It’s in Hong Kong. 

  • Bob95825

    I wonder why Google dropped HTC in favor of Samsung?

    • Anonymous

      Cause HTC Blows! And because of the success that Google and Samsung had with the Nexus S. Don’t forget the curved design.

    • Anonymous

      Simple, they don’t play favorites with hardware manufacturers (in theory).  They do the same thing Dell does; tell the various hardware manufacturers “We want to create device X.  Make us some prototypes and make a bid for it and we’ll take the best offer.”

      This is actually a very good way of doing things.  It forces the companies to compete with each other to make the best hardware they can as cheaply as they can and sell it to Google for the best price they can.  This is why Dell is so pervasive in the PC industry.

      HTC won round 1, Samsung won rounds 2 and 3.  Who knows who’ll be next?

      • JBLMOBILEG1

        So… if this is the case there is a good chance we could see a Google phone made by that Hawieta company or however you spell it? I hear they can make decent products when it comes to specs for cheap. Only problem for me is I heard they are a communist company… but who knows… that might have been a rumor that was made up because it’s a foreign company that makes products that are cost affective.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe!  We’ll find out probably by this time next year if Google stays on-schedule.

      • http://www.thegadgetgurus.net Vic

        Probably Motorola…for obvious reasons…

    • Frigadroid

      Google is in business to make money. Samsung is cheap due to lower quality manufacturing and production cost, that leaves more room for profit. Its that simple they call it the republic of samsung for a reason.

      • badger badger

        low quality manufacturing? no,  you’re just so off

    • xioomc

      simple because Samsung is the most successful Android manufacturer globally and Google flagship device needs that attention

    • Beshawn Soogrim

      HTC devices looks and feel more expensive. I own both Nexus One and Nexus S and i used the Nexus One just cause it feels stronger. My Nexus S is just plastic. I mean both devices are amazing tho just surprise Google didn’t give HTC once more. HTC Amaze looks better then  any another samsung device on the market in my opinion 

      • Anonymous

        Agree with your statement except one thing… Samsung has the best displays hands down. I just don’t see anyone catching up in that department any time soon.

  • Anonymous

    I think the only way im getting a new samsung phone is if its a nexus, the vibrant did me dirty with the lack of support. 

    • Meagan

      What support did you need?

      • http://twitter.com/phi phi

        Gingerbread update for one…

  • Anonymous

    I’m getting the T-mobile SGSII tomorrow and will see what happens on oct 19. If I’m impressed, which I’m pretty sure I will, than ill return my GSII and get the nexus PRIME!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Or you could wait tool.

    • Anonymous

      Or you could wait tool.

    • Aerofanbig

      this is why there is a restocking fee on phones now

    • Chad

      If you are certain you’ll be impressed why go through the trouble of buying the SGSII and a restocking fee, You basically are saying …I know I’m going to want to buy the Nexus but I’ll buy a SGSII tomorrow anyway and return it next week lol….this idea  of yours doesn’t even make sense, just wait.

      • Anonymous

        Sure. I’m getting the SGSII tomorrow.

  • Alex wardlaw

    I REALLY REALLY hope this comes to T-mobile… I have a N1 and love it.. I want a new 4G phone, with out samsung or HTC crap on it… VANILLA Android is the best.. I will hold on to my N1 till it completely dies and wont get updates anymore… running 2.3.6 and rocking it…

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. My wife uses my Nexus 1 now, and I switched it for a Sensation… regret it so much. I now see its always best to wait for the Nexus, the rest are just filled with endless bugs and frustration all caused by a carrier or device manufacturer thinking they can design UI better than Google, or have apps that are so much more spectacular than going to the Market. Do you know my Sensation has 4 different bloatware apps to show me what Tmobile and HTC think I should be downloading off the market? Never mind that going to the market and looking at the Most Downloaded would turn up better results… /sigh

  • Bkidko13

    The announcment is in a week, the launch is at least a week later. All the rumors point a Verizon exclusive, so thats another month probably before tmobile sees it, probably other carriers as well. The GS2 just came out so they cant spoil their sales. If you plan on returning the gs2 to get the prime your grace period will be over if you buy within the month. Im excited for this, but its gonna be a while until we can actually hold it. I cant wait though!

    • zazou1

      The exclusivity deal is that Verizon will actually sell the phone at Verizon stores and it will also be subsidized. T-mo has never sold a nexus device so if you want the Tmo/At&t version you will have to pay full price for it at BB and possibly even Google will sell it. 

  • Bkidko13

    The announcment is in a week, the launch is at least a week later. All the rumors point a Verizon exclusive, so thats another month probably before tmobile sees it, probably other carriers as well. The GS2 just came out so they cant spoil their sales. If you plan on returning the gs2 to get the prime your grace period will be over if you buy within the month. Im excited for this, but its gonna be a while until we can actually hold it. I cant wait though!

  • Chrisangel13

    the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime rumored specs are lookin pretty sweet, but has everyone forgotten about the HTC G3/ G-Infinity? on the leaked roadmap a while back it showed a release for late 2011. Since it’s part of the G-series we know it launches with vanilla android so it’ll have ice cream sandwich like the Galaxy Nexus/ Nexus Prime but is made by HTC instead of Samsung. just something to think about ;D

    • Vlad2277

      Is there any info about possible specs about new HTC phone?
      Because there are already much better snapdragon processor then the one amaze has.
      One thing good is that Samsung always makes 16gb internal and better screens then HTC also.

    • Deff

      thanks for the reminder. almost forgot about it. the only problem I have with HTC is they can’t get the damn battery right.. I have a sensation and they claimed they put their battery issue to rest.. but I’m telling you i have the brightness down, wifi off and i constantly kill my apps and there is NO END to this battery draining… other than that I love HTC phones and put them on top of sammy any day.

      • Anonymous

        Ugh, the Sensation was such crap that i’m considering swearing off HTC. I really liked my Nexus One, but i’m about to warranty return my 3rd Sensation due to endless glitches. My most recent refurb they sent me worked great for a week or 2, but just today started getting the same screen turning itself on and screen shot glitches that my others had. The thing just runs like crap.

    • Frigadroid

      I Hope that HTC is a giant like that XL and also has beats audio and a nice camera. I’m sure the nexus will be a beast as advertised like the gs2, but I’m still holding my grudge against sammy and well keep my word not to buy their products. I didn’t say I wouldn’t take one for free though if I decide to sign another contract and they offer ;P lol

      • Spanky

        After the Vibrant catastrophe, I’m also wary of Samsung products. However, the Nexus is in a different league than the rest of their products. With Google directly overseeing the Nexus series, I am not too concerned with Samsung screwing the pooch yet again.

    • Spanky

      As much as I like HTC handsets, the G-series phones aren’t exactly vanilla android. Although their version of Android may look like vanilla, it’s still bloated with crapware. If it was pure vanilla, it wouldn’t have taken nearly a year for the G2 to finally get official Gingerbread.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. G-Series is Vanilla… but not really. My Nexus One still has the most recent version of Android while the G Series wait months and months for their updates. The same scenario made me turn my G2 in and wait for the next thing, because despites its Vanilla appearance, there’s still bloat lurking beneath.

  • Drummerboyradio

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, as a matter of fact the HD2 was the big topic back then, but I’ve always kept up with this site and I’m excited to see what the prime has to offer. Was hoping for the tmo iPhone but android will serve me much better than my flashed, Romd and rooted hd2. Hope it lives up to the hype. Until the next great thing in about three months anyway.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    I don’t see this coming to T-Mobile, sorry.

    Verizon passed on the SGS II for a reason, because it wanted the long-term exclusive on a phone that surpasses SGS II specs, that provides an alternative to its iPhones, including the upcoming iPhone 5, and a handset for those people wanting a “premium Android experience” as the industry likes to chortle.

    And Samsung is delivering for Verizon with the “Droid Prime,” that I assume will have a 4.5″ to 4.65″ HD or SAMOLED+ display, 1.5 to 1.8 dual-core processor (most likely the latter), 1280×720 HD resolution, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and a 4G LTE connection, of course.

    • John

      you dont know what youre talking about. you may want to do more research before you post.

    • Enoel69

      Seems a high probability this is how things will shake out….

      Samsung SCH-i515 equals Galaxy Nexus a Verizon exclusive( a Galaxy device but not GS2)Samsung GT-i9250 equals Nexus Prime which will be the real Nexus handset with the Tmobile and Att bands. Verizon probably passed on the GS2 because they wanted a better Galaxy device and they will be getting that in the Galaxy Nexus. The Samsung GT-i9250 will go to the masses as the Nexus Prime or what ever it will be called

    • Anonymous

      What upcoming iPhone 5?
      The exclusivity is rumored to be short term AND there is already a Nexus with TMO bands.
      The VZW “Galaxy Nexus” will have a SAMOLED NON-Plus with a <1.5Ghz processor and probably the same ol' 1GB of ram.

      What you said all sounds good and all but there is way too much information out about the phone to go against the specs that I listed.

    • Anonymous

      Your assumptions are as off as all the blogs I’ve read about the prime. Your device specifications are as much assumption as everyone elses, since there’s no uniformity in anyones assumptions. With that said, you’re full of crap.
      The whole point of Google releasing “Nexus” phones is so that there’s at least 1 , up to date, truly Vanilla Android device on the market. Based on the spread of the Nexus S to multiple carriers, it’s a foolish assumption that Google would throw all its eggs in 1 basket and only put the Nexus on Verizon.  I find it more likely that Verizon held out for a version of the Prime that they could put their grubby software on, and will likely be under another name, which would mean they won’t get a Nexus at all. Verizon has always avoided having Nexus devices because they can’t lock everything down and put all their bloatware on it.Also, every Nexus phone came to T-Mobile first… however I see you can no longer get a Nexus S on T-Mobile… but none the less, they got it first. If there was any deal, it will be for Verizon to get it first for a month or 2… but a permanent situation where only Verizon gets the next Google Nexus is unlikely. However, it could shake out that T-Mobile wont get it at all since their company is on its way out one way or another. Plus T-Mobile has always refused to market the Nexus devices, so I can see why Google would have a sour taste in their mouth at this point.If Verizon gets an exclusive, and its called Droid Prime, or Samsung Prime, then this phone is going to be trash, because it will either have Samsungs horrendous UI, or its going to be loaded with Verizon crapware.In any event, I hope your assumptions are wrong, increasing my phone bill by 40% just to get this phone would be a real bummer…

      • NFM-GUEST

        You are only speaking ill of Verizon because you can’t afford the service. Well with T-Mobile you get what you pay for. You pay a less than average price so in turn you get a less than average service. With VZW you pay a higher premium but you also get premium service. I have 7 GB data w/mobile hotspot with 4G LTE, Unlimited texting, Unlimited minutes for $150 a month but I have NEVER had problems (no dropped calls, loss of data connectivity or bad reception). I think it is worth the extra money if you want reliable service wherever you go. With T-Mobile you step 1 foot out of a major metropolitan area and WOMP you lose all signal and are immediately roaming. Don’t be upset because you can’t afford Verizon and have a huge required deposit because of bad credit. Aww one day you will have money.

        • Anonymous

          Really?  You bring nothing to the table except total crap.  you are an idiot who brings nothing to the table.  Your post has dropped the IQ of this post down 20 points.   Thx  

        • Frigadroid

          You dont travel overseas I guess. Hey if it makes you happy being capped at 7Gb & paying twice as much then good for you.
          Even though I bitch a lot about tmobile I wouldn’t consider paying double for a little more coverage and speed. The money I save by being thrifty allows me to take a month long sabbatical in Thailand at the end of each year. That’s what makes me happy, and most everyone likes a happy ending to their year.

        • Frigadroid

          You dont travel overseas I guess. Hey if it makes you happy being capped at 7Gb & paying twice as much then good for you.
          Even though I bitch a lot about tmobile I wouldn’t consider paying double for a little more coverage and speed. The money I save by being thrifty allows me to take a month long sabbatical in Thailand at the end of each year. That’s what makes me happy, and most everyone likes a happy ending to their year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543795426 Ali Khan

    T-mobile is failing as a company… its the only largest 4g provider without iPhone and now it will get screwed out of the nexus prime because Google hates T-mobile since it failed to give Android the attention it deserves. 

    • Ehook68

      Dude, u like Android, as u should … but want the iPhone.  iPhone is no comparison.  Not that it is a bad phone, but Android is superior in “more” ways, not all, but more

      • JOey

        Iphone has better apps….regardless of hardware.

    • Ehook68

      Dude, u like Android, as u should … but want the iPhone.  iPhone is no comparison.  Not that it is a bad phone, but Android is superior in “more” ways, not all, but more

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Google does not hate T-Mobile. The problem is that T-Mobile U. S. is in a pretty big state of flux. TMOUS is almost toxic and one way or another by this time next year TMOUS will cease to exist, whether absorbed by AT&T or DT sells it off in pieces.

      A great discussion of the TMOUS morass and where Google comes into play in the current situation is TmoNews excellent article published last month.

      http://www.tmonews.com/2011/09/what-happens-to-t-mobile-if-the-att-deal-fizzles-out/

  • kresk

    Regardless of whether it will be specifically sold by Tmobile or not. I’m optimistically thinking that a GSM version will eventually be available for our network. In the end, since we are in advent of ICS anyway. I wouldn’t mind having to keep my NS for a while longer.

  • Kevinmarchibald

    Saw the FCC leak about the Galaxy S 2 LTE HD. Looks like similar specs to the Hercules with the Prime’s screen, LTE, and ICS. Not clear what the SoC is, but assuming OC’ed Exynos. The model number is not the same as the GSM or LTE Prime devices we’ve seen in database leaks. Who gets this one? Verizon or AT&T? Always possible this is AT&T’s Prime, and the GSM model is for Canada, which would leave out T-Mobile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BY5HIABJIUQHWZND3FEEJTR64E KG

    It’s my birthday tomorrow, but I am actually more excited about this phone! :-)
    This phone is mine as soon as they let me order….

  • Devious

    (Updated) T-Mobile, AT&T Ready Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime Passes Through FCChttp://www.tmonews.com/2011/10/t-mobile-att-ready-galaxy-nexusnexus-prime-passes-through-fcc/