Samsung have officially denied rumours that its Google flagship phone will be delayed until December. This was due to Amazon, Expansys moving the release date back to December 2nd suggesting the device was set to face more than two weeks of delays. However the launch on November 17th is still going ahead.
The battle lines have been drawn and soon the battle will commence with three of the major players releasing new handsets. Apple has recently launched its new iPhone 4S which has sold phenomenally well, but as expected new bugs have also been introduced. Microsoft has already released Windows phone 7.5 Mango, but has made little impact with HTC’s handsets. Now Nokia are to release its new handsets, with the Lumia 800 being described as the first real Windows phone hoping to revive its fortunes. Samsung are to launch Google’s new flagship handset, Nexus Prime running the new Android OS 4.0, ice cream sandwich.
All three handsets have generally disappointed specs wise but this allows the new OS to shine.
CNET compares all three handsets and helps you decide which one maybe for you. Another comparison can be found here.
With iOS 5 being released, Windows phone mango and the expected Nokia handsets coming soon, it is an exciting time for smartphone users. Certainly the new Android and handset are exciting and its certainly a candidate for my next phone, should i give up waiting on iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3 which should be similar but likely to be runnining Touchwiz too. Only build quality and rivals will affect my decision. Which brings to the question why only a 5megapixel camera, when even Apple have moved on to an 8 megapixel unit?
Engadget has confirmed the internet rumours ahead of Samsung and Google’s live event in Hong Kong revealing details of the Nexus Prime.
Indeed there is a 4.65-inch screen running, Ice Cream Sandwich, revealing the version number as 4.0. Other specs include an HD Super AMOLED display (1,280 x 720), a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), a 1.3 megapixel front-facing cam, 1080p30 video recording and playback, a newfangled panorama mode, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 3.0. You’ll also find USB 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, an embedded NFC module, accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor and even a barometer.
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