A few months ago we began hearing rumors of a device by the name “Nexus Prime”, a device that was supposed to do many things, amongst them run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, what we’re to understand now is that the CyanogenMod 7 crew made the whole thing up. This device was supposed to be a Verizon exclusive, made by LG, and contain an NVIDIA quad-core processor, all of these details, including the name Nexus Prime, are now said to have been made up by CM7 team members chosen to work closely with Google on the device that will be revealed tonight, a device by the name of Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The image you see above was included in a post on Google+ made by people that’d been in a G+ Hangout with a CyanogenMod worker last night. In this chat, apparently, this team member was part of a group working with Google closely over the past 2 months to help develop and design the device we’ll likely see tonight in Hong Kong. The funny thing about this situation is now that the CM7 crew may well have had a hand in the next Nexus device, it’s that they appear here to have been the source of every rumor we heard about the “Nexus Prime” up until the name Galaxy Nexus was leaked.
In addition to this nut of trivia, this CM7 user supposedly added that in Hong Kong tonight we’ll be seeing a device that will be able to dock into a tablet, will be able to dock into a television, and will in general act as the hero for Google’s imminent full command over the screens of the home. There will also be a sliding keyboard dock, a car mount with “personal QR code projector”, and a kinetic charger (which we must assume will attach at the three metal points we’ve seen in leaked images of the Galaxy Nexus thus far.
Then there’s the image you see above — that was included in the original post about this chat – not how when you amp up the lights, you see quite easily that it’s not a new device, it’s simply what appears to be the Nexus S running Ice Cream Sandwich.
We’ll see you tonight for all the REAL information straight outta China. You can follow along using the [Ice Cream Sandwich portal] we’ve got set up or just straight from the main news feed at SlashGear.com – get ready for some tasty treats, starting at 10PM EST!