Samsung Galaxy Nexus Poem Outs Details and Launch Date [Rumors of Rumors]


Another day and another slew of Google Nexus Prime rumors. This time we have Twitter user @black_man_x AKA “The Panda King” who has been long known for accurately predicting some big launches in Verizon’s past whether it be the HTC Thunderbolt or specs on the HTC Vigor (Incredible HD). He’s recently come alive once again on his Twitter bring a slew of Nexus Prime riddled poems. In these poems he has announced the device’s supposed launch date (November 3rd) and the different flavors the device will launch in. After gaining enough followers, he then handed off the poem riddles to @tfleming223 (Tom Flemming) and according to this guy’s latest tweets, the Nexus Prime might not only come in GSM and CDMA varieties but also touchscreen only and keyboard versions as well. These guys either have some pretty deep sources inside the Verizon camp or they are just jerkin’ everyone around. Either way, I love me some good Android based poetry (I’m classy like that).

While things that go bump in the night, surely give you a fright,
It’s all in good fun as I share treats and panda fun.

So Instead of filling your belly with candies, jellies and other hollows eve fare,
Perhaps your palate will cast a ballot, for an ice cream sandwich instead.

With an internal date now set and LTE a sure bet,
Those that get Tim Cook’s new pet will be filled with green eyed regret.

But wait you cry for what date can you buy?
This the panda did shall share

Fore on the date Bruce Wayne’s true father did die;
you shall in fact be able to buy in stores of red and black.

But those who pay other masters don’t fret,
over exclusive deals and bets

For in many other favors you will get your treat
be they GSM or wimax radios inside, the nexus brand will ride world wide

But as he lays in the corner with a Beer and a boner the Panda said with a sigh
Be it a Droid or Nexus branded new toy,

With dual cores “hd” screens, fancy new widgets and more
The one with the keyboard is what I enjoy

Apparently, the “Prime” moniker we’ve been hearing for quite sometime was never in the cards. The most recent rumors are pointing to the official Samsung release of the device as being named the Galaxy Nexus while the Verizon version could find itself dubbed the Droid Prime or possibly even the Droid Charge 2. Seems the closer we get to this device’s release, the more clear and somehow murky things are becoming. Either way I don’t expect we’ll have to wait much longer with the device most likely being announced by Google late October, followed by the launch somewhere near early November.

[Via Twitter]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Nov 3rd according to the poem

  2. Aww I was hoping that they would go with ‘Nexus Prime’ cause 3 is a prime number and that always seemed like Google humor to me :(
    Still can’t wait for the device though. Sounds like every carrier and one with a keyboard? Not sure I’m buying this rumor…

    1. You do realize that 2 is a prime number as well…right?

      1. So is 2^43112609-1

        1. This conversation got REAL nerdy, REAL quick.. o_O

        2. Ya, that’s M47(?), currently the largest known prime.The question mark is due to the fact that there may be a prime in between M46 (2^42643801-1) and M47. Mersenne primes, which take the form 2^n -1, have been the largest known primes in modern times (since we have computers now, and do not need to run through the Sieve of Eratosthenes or do division trials by hand). Let’s hope Google’s humor doesn’t take that form: Nexus 3= Nexus Prime, Nexus 5= Nexus Prime II, Nexus 61=Nexus Prime XVIII… I like Google’s humor, but that *would* be a bit much. (FTR – no, I don’t think for a second that that is what they had in mind, I’m having a slow day and typed this for the hell of it.)

          1. This guy wins. You others can stfu and run away with your tail between your legs.

  3. Please don’t let the Verizon version have the design style of the last Charge.

    1. You mean, “The Shield?” LOL

  4. Keyboard version on Sprint, and they have my money DAY 1

  5. A keyboarded Nexus with LTE on Verizon might make me upgrade early.

  6. Wow, a physical keyboard?! I might have to hold out for this…

  7. Nexus.. keyboard… 4G… VZW… keep it TRULY stock and bloatware-free and I may need to go clean up…

    1. According to the guy who got slapped with the C&D from Samsung, the Verizon version will come with bloat =/

      1. I am insane with anger! (name that movie for a “you’re cool” point).

          1. Chris, you are instantly cool in my book.

    2. I would sell anything i had to to but this outright!!! If that picture from a few weeks ago is real, with the touch looking physical keyboard i might have just “jizzed in my pants.”

  8. I need on tmobile now!!

    1. Right there with you buddy lol

  9. That poem sucks.

  10. November 3rd is my birthday! Seems like fate to me ;p

    1. You are… the chosen one :O

      1. But.. but.. there can be only one

  11. oh god, his rhyme scheme changes like every stanza. SO AWFUL.

    1. But a poem doesn’t have to rhyme..

      1. yeah, i know, but the fact that he DOES rhyme in the poem means he created a rhyme scheme, and then he breaks it and creates different ones every other stanza, practically. i know there’s poetic license but there doesn’t seem to be reason to the change. although, i guess you could interpret the chaos of this poem as the chaos of the rumors and information flying around on the internet, but still… (can you tell i was an english major?)

    2. Man, this poem is awful. Makes it sound like the android community is a bunch of 5 year olds with these lame poems…

  12. Well, makes me happy its coming to T-mo! (hopefully!!)

  13. sounds like a halloween launch date, candies? treats? kinda somewhere around halloween

  14. All I read was they are butchering the Nexus Brand to please carriers…..


    1. I Bet T-mos version will be the one untouched version :)

    2. This kinda reminds me of the first nexus, the Nexus One. HTC made two GSM versions, T-Mobile and ATT, and on the side they made two self branded phones with the exact same specs:

      For the same markets as the Nexus One, they made the HTC Desire, a virtual clone of the Nexus one. For Verizon, they made the Droid Incredible, which has the same internal specs but slightly different body.

      I think Samsung is doing the exact same thing here with the next Nexus, they’re making Google-branded ones which will run vanilla Android, and they’re making a few spin-off versions for their own markets.

      1. I just hope that those other non-Nexus branded phones don’t come with Vanilla Ice cream sandwich :P
        Seeing as that would just be a killing to the Nexus brand.
        And I still prefer Nexus Prime over Galaxy Nexus…..I’m sick of the whole galaxy line…galaxy this, galaxy that….galaxy this2, galaxy that+….

        Btw…funny how the first phone supporting a hardware button-less android version, might come with a hardware keyboard….ironic

  15. seriously? Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Why can’t companies realize that Apple’s success comes from not only the simplicity of their products but also their naming. I hate them with a passion but everyone knows what an iphone is. Nobody wants some overcomplicated name. Nexus Prime is perfect, I can’t believe they would ruin it by adding the Galaxy naming convention. Nexus should always be first then, ideally, just 3.

    1. Maybe they should just steal names from Cisco like Apple does, like iPhone and IOS.

      1. did you read your links? It clearly shows that Cisco had acquired the iPhone trade mark through a purchase of Infogear before Apple ever released their iPhone. Here I’ll save you the trouble of actually clicking your own links.

        The Linksys iPhone is a line of internet appliances from Cisco Systems. The first iPhone model, released by Infogear in 1998, combined the features of a regular phone and a web terminal. The company was later purchased by Cisco and no new products were marketed under the name between 2001 and 2006. At the end of 2006, Cisco rebranded its Linksys VoIP-based phones under the name, shortly before Apple released an iPhone of its own. This led to a trademark dispute between the two companies, which has since been resolved on February 20, 2007.

        On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced that Apple Inc. would be begin selling its own iPhone in June. The Apple iPhone is a mobile phone integrated with an iPod, featuring “desktop-class” applications like a web browser and email client. Cisco announced shortly after the announcement that Apple had been in negotiations to use the trademark that Cisco acquired with the purchase of Infogear. However, a day later they announced that they were filing a lawsuit against Apple.[7]
        Apple and Cisco settled their dispute on February 20, 2007. Both companies will be allowed to use the “iPhone” name in exchange for “exploring interoperability” between Apple’s products and Cisco’s services. [8]

        So who stole from who? Wow that was some epic fail to link the counter argument to your own claims. Nothing like facts to screw things up.

        Cisco’s IOS, not iOS, is probably allowed too, do to the agreement between Apply and Cisco in the previously mentioned parts of my post, which came right from your linked sources and the glaringly obvious fact that it isn’t in direct competition with Apple’s product.

  16. a crappy poem vague enough to be right no matter what? Oh yippie!

    It basically says every carrier will eventually get a version of this though they will all be a little different (wimax/lte/keyboard)…. hows that news?

    Who’s getting the _actual_ nexus line with Google experience and updates direct from the big “G”?

    This reads like google just released a bunch of specs they want ice cream to use and everyone is making their own version.

  17. Physical keyboard? No thanks.

    1. I think that it “may” just be an option. I hate keyboards.

      1. adds Completely unnecessary bulk.

        1. Physical keyboards on phones = stupid.

  18. Nice I cant freaking wait finally be able to get a nexus phone on Verizon that is what im so excited about I loved my incredible’s,Thunderbolt but I want a darn nexus phone. So Verizon you better get it this time.

  19. Maybe the rumor from a few months back was true, that there would be four Nexus phones. Every major American carrier does use different frequencies so that would mean that technically there would be four different versions.

    1. What’s wrong with including radios for all carriers in one device making it a real global phone? It already going to be a larger phone and it would sure eliminate the need for all the different versions. If that’s not the case, or if the Sprint version doesn’t include that capability, I will have to go for the iPhone5 if the rumors of it being a world phone are true. I really don’t like the Photon 4G. Would sure hate to do that though. :(

  20. Love these poems. just vague enough so that they can be interpreted to mean pretty much anything. If its anywhere close to anything then they will get credit for accurate predictions. If its not close, then they’ll say they were misinterpreted. I’m calling “BS” on all their rhymey blimey poemey garbage.

  21. @Chris Tate. You do realize that Cisco used these names prior to the iPhone or iOS from Apple were invented, right?

  22. Whatever (Prime) said that lame(prime) comment that Sprint wouldn’t get this phone, you can suck my quad-core! :3

  23. Keyboard!? Goodbye G2!! I see my next phone. If it’s a GSM version, Tmo fosho!! I don’t care if it comes to Verizon first. I just know that Tmo will be getting this Keyboard… hopefully. I’m glad Google has heard my cries.

    I was ascared that I was going to have to deal with a full touch phone. How else do people expect me to enter my passwords correctly? :P

    1. I actually think verizon is gonne be getting the keyboard version for all the people that are still rocking the original Droid…


    this had BETTER be a 5 row.

    Or else I’ll be angry at the world.


  25. Rhyming “fun” with “fun”…. pure genius. Odd poem, but he’s usually pretty accurate so I get the feeling there’s some truth to this. I just hope the keyboard isn’t the only version verizon gets. I’ve had an OG and more recently a D2G since my original died on me and im about over the keyboard. I actually love using the touch screen with SwiftKey. Keyboards are on the way out.

    Side note: one feature that better be on this phone aside from NFC is the ability for my prime to transform into an autobot. That’d be priiiime (Optimus voice).

  26. Just like my ex-gf, even though I thought I was “over” hard keyboards — the thought of having one back gets me all teary eyed.

    Provided it’s a good one (like my ex) 5 rows, staggered, individual buttons. Keeper.

  27. New rumor says the vigor is better than the prime(this is coming from a tester)
    If that is the case it makes it easier for me to get the vigor since that is what I was looking at anyway.

  28. I hate that name, “galaxy nexus.” It just doesn’t sound right at all! I wish it would just be called the Nexus Prime.if Verizon wants to call it a “Droid,” let them, but for the other carriers, especially T-Mobile, I wouldn’t want to see the galaxy name thrown in there.

  29. I hope Verizon’s version is AOSP (Touchwiz-free)

  30. Batman’s parent’s were murdered on the 26th of June at 10:47 pm. He’s a bit off with that one. Unless it’s not dropping in stores until the middle of next year.
    Unless he’s talking about Bob Kane, then it’s November 3rd.

    1. good eye there, i do believe they are referring to Bob Kane as Bruce Wayne’s father. thats awesome because my upgrade is in November so i dont have to wait at all to use it. oh, one question for anyone to answer, will the new Nexus (what ever its true name shall be) use Google Wallet regardless of carrier or will it still only work for sprint?

  31. I hope it has the new Touchwiz.

  32. please let the keyboard verison come to sprint. if so they have my money

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