Nexus Prime system app list leaks, including face recognition

September 29, 2011
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The Nexus Prime, AKA the Galaxy Nexus, AKA The DROID Nexus, still isn't official yet. But based on what we can cobble together it'll be a variant of Samsung's Galaxy S II with a pure Android Ice Cream Sandwich experience, just like the Nexus One and Nexus S. A shadowy forum member has posted the list of apps coming from the Nexus Prime, and what it does and doesn't include is fascinating.

First of all, there appears to be zero bloatware apps. None. No Blockbuster, no Skype, no annoying trial versions of Need For Speed. This is a Nexus phone to the core (if the list is real, of course) and almost every bit of software on it is straight from the Android gods at Google. Speaking of which, there are some exciting new apk files that Android enthusiasts will be salivating for until the Droid Prime's release.

Among such familiar favorites as GenieWidget.apk and OneTimeInitializer.apk is "FaceLock.apk", which would seem to indicate that Google is integrating its facial recognition software even earlier than expected. Also of note is "ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk", probably the first step in integrating the Android mobile browser and the Chrome desktop browser, just like Google hinted last month. Infrastructure apps like "VZWAPNlib.apk" and "VZWAPNService.apk" indicate that this is indeed a Verizon smartphone.

Here's the full list of apps. Note that the /system/app folder isn't necessarily the only place to store apk files, so the it may not be entirely complete:

ApplicationsProvider.apk
BIP.apk
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
Bluetooth.apk
BooksTablet.apk
BrowserGoogle.apk
Calculator.apk
CalendarGoogle.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
CameraGoogle.apk
CertInstaller.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
Contacts.apk
ContacsProvider.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DeskClockGoogle.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DownloadProviderUi.apk
DrmProvider.apk
EmailGoogle.apk
ExchangeGoogle.apk
FaceLock.apk
Galaxy4.apk
GalleryGoogle.apk
GenieWidget.apk
Gmail.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleContactSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleEarth.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePackageVerifier.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleTTS.apk
HTMLVierwer.apk
HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk
IMSFramework.apk
KeyChain.apk
LatinIMEDictionaryPack.apk
LatinImeGoogle.apk
Launcher2.apk
LiveWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
Maps.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
MediaProvider.apk
MediaUploader.apk
Microbes.apk
Music2.apk
MusicFX.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
NfcGoogle.apk
NoiseField.apk
OneTimeInitializer.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
Phone.apk
Phonesky.apk
PlusOne.apk
SDM.apk
Settings.apk
SettingsProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SoundRecorder.apk
Stk.apk
Street.apk
SyncMLSvc.apk
SystemUI.apk
TagGoogle.apk
Talk.apk
TelephoneProvider.apk
Thinkfree.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VZWAPNlib.apk
VZWAPNService.apk
Videos.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk
VoicDialer.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
VpnDialogs.apk
YouTube.apk

[via MyDroidWorld]


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  • Craig Hibbeler

    Sweet – no stupid Amazon or OpenOffice apps!  Not even Facebook or Twitter.  Nexus One (my current phone) had all of that with no option to uninstall (unrooted).