Samsung Nexus Prime Sports Extra Display Space for Android Navigation Buttons

October 10, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sammy’s Nexus Prime has been in the news for a while now. You might remember we have already updated you with the postponement of the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 event.

We have now found for you something new about the Galaxy Nexus’ display.

As you already know, the Android 4.0 powered Nexus Prime comes with a 4.65-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolutions. To get a feel of what Samsung means to say, let’s compare two same size phones with the different screen areas.

Take a look at the illustration posted alongside, courtesy of folks over at Android Community . The schematic sketch of the 4.65 and 4.3-inch screen will allow you to spot the extra 0.35-inch of the Nexus Prime’s screen.

It is believed that this additional space is used for the Android navigational buttons that will soon be migrated to the handset screen.

Normally, the Honeycomb tablet displays the standard home, back and menu buttons on the status bar which moves on the screen when users rotate it.

The virtual navigations buttons right on the display space come courtesy of the Ice Cream Sandwich OS the phone will carry along with it.

As you are aware, the Samsung-Google event has been rescheduled to London for October 27th. The day is just round the corner and we are sure you will be excited to lay your hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich powered Nexus Prime very soon.

 

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