Oct 18, 2011 10:17 PM –
Galaxy Nexus is the first Android powered smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This super phone truly is amazing from every aspect which we’ll outline its speed, screen, design, and operating system. The Galaxy Nexus will be available in November starting in Europe, Asia, China and Japan and in December with Verizon in the U.S.
Price: $299.99 with two year agreement
Carrier: Verizon (U.S.)
Galaxy Nexus Images
Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0
Galaxy Nexus Slim Curved Design
Galaxy Nexus Super HD AMOLED Display
It is of course capable of 4G high speed mobile broadband internet speeds in both LTE and HSPA+favors globally. It will zip in blazing speeds touting a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, married to Google new Ice Cream Sandwich software.
The Galaxy Nexus has one of the biggest and brightest screens, a whopping 4.65 inch Super HD AMOLED touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution in 16:9 ratio. 😯
The design has slight curves, contoured display that is rounded, slicker, and slimmer (slim as in 8.94mm) than any other Nexus device. Samsung made the device screen near bezel measuring only 4.29mm, so the display is wider without being bigger in the hand. It feels light and weightless, even the materials are elegant with hyper skin backing for slip resistance. The Galaxy Nexus does not have any physical buttons, yet Android 4.0 supports total operation without it.
Unfortunately Samsung chose to put a 5 megapixel camera (versus 8mp), though capable of 1080p HD video with front facing camera. New to the smartphone is a barometer which will bring new app development opportunities and of course NFC yielded innovations with mobile payment options or contacts sharing.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) brings beauty, simplicity and power to Android in a harmonious way. All of the core apps are update: Gmail, Maps, Google+, YouTube, etc. Other key improvements are with the keyboard, notifications, lock screen, Browser, Photos, Gallery, Videos, and Contacts (now called People App). Learn more What’s New in Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.