Samsung appears to have unknowingly confirmed the existence of their upcoming Google Experience superphone Nexus Prime in an official cease & desist email.
The news comes from technology blog Geek.com which published a screenshot of a cease & desist email sent to a person reportedly in possession of leaked Nexus Prime firmware. The email was sent by the General Counsel, Samsung Telecommunication America and talks about how the firmware for the Nexus Prime is a property of Samsung and the person in possession of the firmware must send it back to the company without public disclosure.
Here’s the email’s transcript:
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.
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC.
If true, this would confirm that the next Google Experience smartphone will be coming from Samsung – something which has been reported repeatedly in the recent past. The Nexus Prime is expected to pack a dual-core 1.5GHz SoC from Texas Instruments, 1GB RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, a 720p Super AMOLED HD display. On the software side, it will come with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The phone is expected to be released later this year.
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Around a week ago, we showed you photos of Android Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nexus S. If those photographs are anything to go by, Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” is something we’re really looking forward to.