The Samsung Galaxy Nexus finally becomes official and ushers in Android 4.0
The once rumored then highly anticipated addition to the Nexus family has been made official. The Google Nexus lineup was initially made with developer in mind. A high powered device that runs stock Android and gets official updates like lizards catch bugs. The last rendition of the Nexus was in the Nexus S which was launched in December of 2010. The Nexus S got a 4G make over earlier this year and since then we have all been waiting on the updated version. Well today that day has been realized and it seems that most of rumors were true.
The new Galaxy Nexus has been lurking around the rumor mill for quite some time now. It has been called the Nexus 4G and the Nexus Prime and was largely rumored to be made by Samsung and ultimately become Verizon’s Galaxy S II variant as they passed on the opportunity a few months back. Carrier or not, I would take this phone if it had a string and a cup attached to it. The now official Galaxy Nexus not only brings forth amazing power and a high end build, but it is the flagship device for the launch of Android version 4.0 or Ice Cream sandwich or ICS for short. Continuing the trend of outward expansion and trimming of the waist line the new Galaxy Nexus measures in at a super thin 7 millimeters at its thinnest point. Seems like someone over at Motorola got the drop on the Galaxy Nexus, but I’m all for thin so it’s a win, win. Internally the Galaxy Nexus is a beast, just as expected. It runs a power sipping 1.2 GHz dual core TI OMAP 4460 processor and 1 GB of RAM, which makes the likes of Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich run buttery smooth. If you want some screen the Galaxy Nexus has it. The curvy contoured display measures in at a massive 4.6 inches and carries Super AMOLED HD status with a 1280×720 pixel resolution. So an HD displays! Happy days! It also comes equipped with a massive (could be larger) 1750 mAh battery, NFC connectivity, 32GB of internal storage. Other expected details include Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB and a front facing shooter that clocks in at 1.3 mega pixels. While no carrier was announced or even whispered, we all know this new Galaxy Nexus will be an exclusive to big red for a while and will surely come equipped with the ability to handle Verizon’s 4G LTE data connectivity. This new device is slated to launch in November, while no price tag is attached it should be safe to assume around $250 to $300 on a new contract. Take a look at the official announcement and unveiling in Hong Kong below.
So now that this is out of the way, the only question you should be asking yourself is Motorola RAZR or Galaxy Nexus and for the record I prefer Nexus Galaxy! Sound off below and let us know what you think of this new beast of a mobile computer. But before you run, check out the very best Android accessories around.dual-core, Google, 1.2 GHZ, ics, Galaxy S II