The device currently carries the codename Prime. It's possible, the source said, the phone will launch as the Google Nexus Prime, which sounds darn prime-al.
Google's new flagship will sport a 720p “Super AMOLED HD” display. That confirms that it will be a Samsung device. It's also been confirmed that the Prime will feature a 1.2 or 1.5Ghz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor.
Even more interesting in the report that Google is mulling launching its next smartphone version, Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0, across multiple OEM partners and carriers. Historically, Google has picked a single vendor for the roll-out of a new generation of technology (e.g., the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Nexus S). Instead. we may see a number of partners launch Ice Cream Sandwich at around the same time.
Based on the estimated timing for Android 4.0, that could mean a number of releases from Motorola, LG, HTC, and Samsung, available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all in time for the holidays. Of course, those would all have Sense, Blur, TouchWiz, etc. on them, as opposed to the Nexus Prime, which will be stock.
Since Android's strength has always been variety, it might even dent the iPhone 4S / 5 sales machine, somewhat.