The next installment of the Google Phone has been rumored to be called the Nexus Prime, and made by Samsung.  Both companies have been staying quiet about this phone existing, but it was expected to rock a dual-core 1.5ghz SoC from TI with 1GB RAM, 720p Super AMOLED HD display, LTE 4G.  It is also the first phone supposed to come shipped with Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Well, it looks like Samsung has confirmed that the phone exists and that they are making the hardware for it by emailing someone who apparently has the firmware in their possession a cease and desist and are hoping desperately this firmware doesn’t make it out into the wild.  Check out the full text below followed by an image of the actual email

To <recipient>

It has come to our attention that you are wrongfully in possession of, and intend to release or otherwise publicly disclose without Samsung’s consent, firmware for the Nexus Prime. By this letter, Samsung orders you to immediate cease, desist, and refrain from any and all such activities.

The Nexus Prime firmware is the exclusive property of Samsung and/or its partners, suppliers and affiliates. Any continued retention, use, or disclosure of Nexus Prime firmware, and/or Samsung’s confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information pertaining to Nexus Prime, will expose you to significant liability, both civil and potentially criminal.

Samsung expects your immediate compliance with the terms of this letter. You are instructed to contact my office immediately to discuss the return of Nexus Prime data in your possession and other remedial action. Samsung reserves all rights.
By this letter, you are also put on notice of your obligation not to alter, modify, delete, erase, or destroy, or cause or permit anyone else to alter, modify, delete, erase, or destroy, any evidence pertaining to the subject matter of this letter.

Thank you for immediate cooperation.

<Email sender>
General Counsel
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC.



Ice Cream Sandwich is basically a coming together of Gingerbread and Honeycomb to be used on phones and tablets.  This would be the stock AOSP version that all other ROMs would be built off of, as is always the case with the Nexus phones.


(via Redmondpie)