Nexus Prime caught on video

While the Samsung and Google press conference may have been delayed, it looks like the Nexus Prime (name unconfirmed) has wasted no time and made its first video appearance.

A video of the device has been posted up on YouTube (embedded below) but we suspect that the video may be pulled at anytime. The device is reported to be running Google's upcoming revision to Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The video provides a quick look at what the next version of the Android OS will provide.

While we can not confirm if it is truly the Nexus Prime, all indications and previous leaks would suggest that this is the device that Samsung and Google will reveal as the next addition to the Nexus lineup.

Thanks for the tip Hollow.Droid

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KingCrimson said,
ICS is crap. Windows Phone 7.5 is the most fluid phone UI in the business.

You seriously need to get a clue.

acidic-e- said,

You seriously need to get a clue.

I agree with him. All WP7 phones that I've seen and used are fluid.

KingCrimson said,
ICS is crap. Windows Phone 7.5 is the most fluid phone UI in the business.

Subjective but thankfully Android dominates. WP7 remains to be a fanboy device for now. We shall if it gets better. My guess is most people don't like the tiles. At least that's what people tell me about WP7.

Haters are gonna hate. Android is fixing anything and everything that people criticize it for, and people are still going to complain. I personally cannot wait for this. Looks amazing already just from this video. Cant wait to see whats in the background, and all the nuts and bolts.

Septimus said,
Doesn't look responsive. Must be very early build.

He kept hitting the back button on the home screen which does sod all. Likewise he hit the home button when on the home screen, which also doesn't do anything (unless you have a phone with a "helicopter view" feature. which I'm pretty sure stock Android doesn't have)

Hardcore Til I Die said,

He kept hitting the back button on the home screen which does sod all. Likewise he hit the home button when on the home screen, which also doesn't do anything (unless you have a phone with a "helicopter view" feature. which I'm pretty sure stock Android doesn't have)

Gingerbread does. It's not helicopter like HTC. All the homescreens line up in a row.

looks great but as touch only phones still seems unresponsive saw the video and the guy keep hitting the same button twice or more sometimes, maybe its lag in the UI or touch issues...

anyways prefer buttons over touch only device any day any time... i hope for a qwerty slide nexus in a future...

eilegz said,
looks great but as touch only phones still seems unresponsive saw the video and the guy keep hitting the same button twice or more sometimes, maybe its lag in the UI or touch issues...

anyways prefer buttons over touch only device any day any time... i hope for a qwerty slide nexus in a future...

He was actually hitting back quite a bit on the homescreen and that does nothing

eilegz said,
looks great but as touch only phones still seems unresponsive saw the video and the guy keep hitting the same button twice or more sometimes, maybe its lag in the UI or touch issues...

anyways prefer buttons over touch only device any day any time... i hope for a qwerty slide nexus in a future...

No he was just clueless. UI smoothness is better than Gingerbread. I can tell it has accelerated hardware. Also, the user wasn't holding the home button down long enough to start the multi-tasking feature.

Hollow.Droid said,

He was actually hitting back quite a bit on the homescreen and that does nothing

Yeah but he was also trying to hit the home button at one point and he had to press it multiple times to work.

Muhammad Farrukh said,
ICS looks polished.
And that 720p display is nice too

Yes, that 720p display looks awesome in this 480p video.

J/k. I'm sure it is going to look amazing actually. Co-worker is picking this up so I'll get a chance to play around with it.

WAR-DOG said,
I can't even update my Samsung Galaxy S with Kies so why bother with Samsung? I'm left with Android 2.2...

Because far more people enjoy their Samsung phones then don't.

WAR-DOG said,
I can't even update my Samsung Galaxy S with Kies so why bother with Samsung? I'm left with Android 2.2...

Updates for this will be straight from Google..

Tony. said,
Looks like we're finally get GPU acceleration with ICS!

Heck ya! ACCELERATED! I can't wait for this beast to reach AT&T. It's so exciting to be an Android enthusiast. Every release is fresh and surprising in some way or another.

SharpGreen said,

You can thank Honeycomb for that.

if honeycomb is hardware accelerated then I've lost faith. I tried to live with a Galaxy Tab 10 but it was so laggy I couldn't handle it. I finally exchanged it for an iPad 2. I wanted to like it but it was so frustrating to use.

geoken said,

if honeycomb is hardware accelerated then I've lost faith. I tried to live with a Galaxy Tab 10 but it was so laggy I couldn't handle it. I finally exchanged it for an iPad 2. I wanted to like it but it was so frustrating to use.

must've been your tablet. My galaxy 10.1 is so snappy its not even funny. And it's not overclocked either.

lothodon said,
spellcheck...goolge

and why can't anyone that demos new os's or revisions seem to have a clue HOW to use the os?

Because it is hard to operate a phone with video. When you try to swipe the screen and you are touching it with another part of your hand, it will not move. It's very hard to film and operate the phone when you are trying to show much of the screen.

Also the user was swiping in the wrong direction a couple of times. I think he was trying to show the "rubber band" effect when you reach the end of a home screen.

I used to think the same thing you do but I have caught myself doing the same thing when I operate other peoples phones. You see I want them to see what I am doing but it is very difficult to do both.

I wouldn't judge to harshly just take this "demo" for what it is and play with it yourself when it is finally released in stores.