Rumor circles have it that Google is on the works to release its new Android phone Nexus Prime in time for the bruited debut of Apple’s iPhone 5.
The purported October release of Nexus Prime will offer users an Android smartphone that runs on the highly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the mobile OS that Google said will somehow reduce fragmentation as it merges software for smartphones and tablets.
The search giant has always made a point to release its Google-branded Nexus phones with a new Android version’s barebones – free from bloatware and custom UIs.
According to this post, the Nexus Prime will sport a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 4.5 inches of touchscreen display on 1280 x 720 image resolution, with Samsung as the outsourced phone maker.
Apple is not taking a rest either, as rumors of the iPhone 5’s release point to October and claimed preparations for a September 30 announcement is under way.
With Apple and Google trying to make it big with the iPhone 5 and Nexus Prime during the holidays, rivals also are hot on their heels to deliver, especially with the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Motorola Droid Bionic and Droid HD, and the Windows Phone 7 smartphones eyeing the leaders.