Check out the launch video for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus here with some key features from Ice Cream Sandwich:
This is the second team up between Samsung and Android – and together they have launched the first Android phone running the Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, operating system.
Building on the previous Google Nexus S, Google will be hoping that some of the killer features here will keep up with the recent launch of the iPhone 4S.
So what do you get?
The Galaxy Nexus features a fabulous 4.65 inch Super Amoled HD screen, pumping out a resolution of 1280x 70. Under the bonnet is a dual core 1.2GHz processor. You get 1 GB of RAM with either a 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage choice.
The main camera is a 5 megapixel camera – with LED flash and apparently zero shutter lag, but also on the front there is a 1.3 megapixel offering. You can do full HD video recording, and a big 1,750 mAh battery keeps things running nicely.
As anticipated the inclusion of NFC (Near Field Communications) comes as standard.
However, the stand out aspect of all of this is the latest operating system from Google – Ice Cream Sandwich.
This features a new font design that works really well on HD optimised displays, and the eradication of actual hard buttons for virtual ones. A lot of the changes come from HTC Sense 3.0 interafce (which we love at Top 10 Android Apps) which means you can access apps directly from a lock screen.
One of the killer USP’s is facial recognition that allows you to unlock the screen using the Face Unlock app. How cool is that.
Andy Rubin (VP of mobile at Google) said,
“With Ice Cream Sandwich, our mission was to build a mobile OS that works on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of Android enticing and intuitive.
We also dramatically improved the keyboard, made notifications more interactive and created resizable widgets”
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