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Nexus Prime: Photos Suggest Samsung Galaxy Nexus as Official Name [EXCLUSIVE]


11.10.2011, 13:29 Uhr

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Google’s and Samsung’s new Android flagship device originally should have been introduced today, but as we all know by now the official presentation was cancelled, with a new date yet to be announced. Meanwhile more and more pieces of information regarding the device keep emerging. Just now we discovered an interesting detail ourselves: Search results in Google’s own picture search hint towards a “Samsung Galaxy Nexus” as the smartphone’s official name. [This article in German/Artikel auf Deutsch]

In Google’s photo service Picasa it is possible to search for photos that have been taken with specific camera types and models. Usually these informations and names are found in the camera’s or camera phone’s so called EXIF data which is stored with the picture taken. So we randomly typed in some names that are rumored to be candidates for an official branding of the Nexus Prime. We only got results for one entry: Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

samsung galaxy nexus picasa

These are the two photographs that came up in our search:

samsung galaxy-nexus
One that seems to be a family photo of Roman Kirillov

samsung galaxy nexus
… and a picture of some Steve Jobs memorial Post-it notes at an Apple Store made by Chris Yerga.

Especially noteworthy: Both photographers are Google employees. According to LinkedIn Kirillov works on AdSense for TV, Chris Yerga actually is a member of the Android team. Thats why we don’t believe these findings to be just some hoaxes with modified EXIF-data.

Both pictures were taken on October, 8th and come in 3 MP resolution. Although this seems a little low as a resolution for a top-notch smartphone like the Prime, it can be explained with either the picture being downsized by Picasa through the automatic upload capability of Android’s Google+ app or the smartphone camera set to a lower resolution.

The name “Samsung Galaxy Nexus” has already been brought up by BGR – looks as if these rumors could receive some new attention now …

[UPDATE:] The photos already vanished from Picasa.

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  • http://twitter.com/Shadewalkerz Andi

    Warum ist das auf Englisch?

  • http://www.androidnext.de/ Frank Ritter | androidnext.de

    Weil das eine Exklusivgeschichte ist, die eventuell auch für unsere Freunde im Ausland interessant ist.

  • dominik k

    Gibts auch auf deutsch. Einen Post drunter.

  • http://www.androidnext.de/news/samsung-galaxy-nexus/ Nexus Prime: Bilder deuten auf Namen Samsung Galaxy Nexus hin [EXKLUSIV]

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  • http://twitter.com/de_fi dennyf

    Brauchste eigentlich gar nicht auf englisch machen. Die jagen sich das Deutsche auch durchn Translator und klappt ganz gut.

  • http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/11/samsung-galaxy-nexus-mentioned-in-photo-exif-data-do-you-believe-that-is-the-name-yet/ Samsung Galaxy Nexus Mentioned in Photo EXIF Data, Do You Believe That is the Name Yet? – Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

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  • Gast

    Ich finde es gut, dass Exklusivgeschichten auf Englisch sind! *thumbs up*

  • Djeazye

    Will euch ja nicht entäuschen, aber das klingt interssanter

    Samsung-bestaetigt-Naechstes-Google-Phone-heisst-Nexus-Prime-und-erscheint-schneller-als-bisher-vermutet

    ich verlinke jetzt mal nicht, ist die konkurrenz ;-)

  • http://www.androidnext.de/ Frank Ritter | androidnext.de

    Wir erwähnen es gleich in der Tageszusammenfassung, danke für den Hinweis. :)

  • jan
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  • http://www.hk-android.info/archives/10401 時間地點改動後來,Nexus Prime 的名字也被改爲 Galaxy Nexus | Android 中文資訊網

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