Wednesday morning in Hong Kong—together with Samsung Google unveiled Galaxy Nexus, the first phone designed for the latest release of Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Galaxy Nexus is the next generation of Nexus devices co-developed by Samsung and Google. Nexus combines innovative hardware with the newest version of Android, 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the latest Google mobile services.
Here’s the specs rundown
- 4.65-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED HD display
- 0.01 MS response time
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4460 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 or 32 GB internal storage
- 5-megapixel camera, capable of 1080p video
- Built-in image stabilization
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Some of the new feature in Galaxy Nexus;
- Face Unlock: This enables users on Galaxy Nexus to unlock your phone with a smile. You can quickly look into the camera and then unlock the phone without any other passwords.
- You can share contacts, photos, apps, maps etc using NFC (Near Field Communication), just need to have another NFC enabled handset.
- Voice Typing: You can use your voice to instantly type your emails, SMS, or anywhere you want to enter text.
With a super slim profile, Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65” Contour Display with true high definition (720p) resolution and a lightning-fast dual core 1.2ghz processor combined with 4G LTE or HSPA+ technology. Galaxy Nexus also features the latest in software: Ice Cream Sandwich makes Android simple and beautiful, and takes the smartphone to beyond smart.
Beauty and simplicity
With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s mission was to build a mobile OS that works on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of Android enticing and intuitive. They created a new font that’s optimized for HD displays and eliminated all hardware buttons in favor of adaptable software buttons. They also dramatically improved the keyboard, made notifications more interactive and created resizable widgets.
The desktop-class browser is significantly faster, featuring a refined tab manager and the ability to sync your bookmarks with Google Chrome. Ice Cream Sandwich also features the best mobile Gmail experience to date, with a new design that lets you quickly swipe through your inbox and search messages even when you’re offline. Calendar boasts a clean new look and you can zoom into your schedule with a pinch.
Connect and share
People are at the heart of Ice Cream Sandwich. Google rethought how you browse your contacts with the new People app, which combines high-resolution photos and updates from Google+ and other social services. It’s also easier to capture and share your life with family and friends. Galaxy Nexus sports a high-end camera with zero shutter lag, automatic focus, top notch low-light performance and a simple way to capture panoramic pictures. Shoot amazing photos or 1080p video, and then edit and share them directly from your phone.
Galaxy Nexus isn’t just a smartphone—it’s beyond smart. Ice Cream Sandwich gives you complete control over the amount of mobile data you use by helping you better understand and manage it. Google also introducing Android Beam, which uses near field communication (NFC) to instantly share webpages, YouTube videos, maps, directions and apps by simply tapping two phones together. Face Unlock uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with nothing more than a smile.
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