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Presenting Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich

Google has been working closely with Samsung to unveil the latest iteration of its ‘Nexus’ line. Simply put, whenever you see a phone tagged as Nexus, it means that it was made with direct collaboration with Google, not just through the regular Android licensing agreement for hardware manufacturers. So what does this mean?

Several things — Google’s acquisition of Motorola has really no bearing on a “preferred” OEM to make smartphones. Google partners with everyone and it looks like Motorola’s acquisition has more to do with gaining patents versus making a new line of Nexus devices. Samsung is the #1 Android smartphone manufacturer.

This is also a great debut release for Ice Cream Sandwich, which is Android 4.0. This is the OS that attempts to unify all Android tablets and smartphones into one operating system version, thereby reducing fragmentation. Fragmentation is when you have several version of Android running on many different phones. That makes not all the versions of Android the same and it becomes harder for developers to create apps because they’d have troubleshoot for each and every version. Apart from that, Ice Cream Sandwich allows for even better multitasking.

It also means that we’re stretching the limit to how big we actually want our phones. I honestly thought 4.3 inches was all that (find out the maximum width of what your hand can hold then back it up a bit) but this one is so much bigger, just a tad shy of the 5.0 inch WiFi devices such as the Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy WiFi. The Galaxy Nexus is also far from being a regular phone, with a huge 4.65 HD AMOLED (1280 x 720) inch screen, roughly 0.3 inches bigger than their current flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S II. It also sports a fast 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Last but not the least, the Galaxy Nexus comes with a separate LTE model (!!!) for high speed Internet.

Connectivity
HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps
850/900/1900/1700/2100
EDGE/GPRS
850/900/1800/1900
*LTE version will be available depending on the region.

Camera
Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call

Video
Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Playback : [email protected]
Recording : 1080p Full HD [email protected]

Storage
1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory

Battery
Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

7 replies on “Presenting Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich”

Amazing! Thanks for the share!

Of course these prices can vary, but it is always more expensive to get it from the US.

Personally my limit is $600, but that is just me.

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