Google and Samsung are holding a joint announcement on October 19th in Hong Kong (18th in North America,) where Google will be showcasing Android 4.0, code named Ice Cream Sandwich, and Samsung will announce the phone currently known as the Nexus Prime. Or the Galaxy Nexus. Or the GT-I9250.
Rumors have been flying about both of these products, with the handset said to sport a 720p display and a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP processor from Texas Instruments. The screen? 4.65″ Super AMOLED running at 1280×720. If all this is true, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of battery life it be will able to get.
The OS it’s running will be Android 4.0, Google’s merging of the Android phone and tablet versions; hence the sandwich. Most-rumored features include the ability to act as a USB hub, new APIs making it easier for developers to accommodate the variety of Android screen sizes and aspect ratios and 3D head tracking and face detection. New apps are said to include a new Google Music app and the debut of Google Chrome on the Android platform.
All of this is rumor and speculation, so be sure to tune in to our live coverage on Wednesday the 18th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific to find out what’s truth and what’s fiction!