The latest Google and Samsung collaborated handset, the Galaxy Nexus, has finally been released… and we can tell you we’re not in the least disappointed!
The first phone to run on the latest version of the Android operating system 4.0, also known by its pet name of Ice Cream Sandwich, the Nexus follows the Honeycomb approach and does away with hardware control buttons, instead favouring virtual software ones, located at the bottom of the screen. The new OS also has some brilliant camera quirks, such as the ability to automatically ‘stitch’ shots together to create a panoramic view, shoot a timelapse video and also zoom while recording.
A fantastic HD Super AMOLED display is another first for this device and it measures in at a whopping 4.65 inches and boasts a resolution of 720×1280. The curved effect of the Gorilla Glass screen also means there’s a super-fast response time of just 0.01ms… now that’s quick!
The Galaxy Nexus packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9-based processor and 1GB RAM. The device harbours a 5 megapixel camera which is capable of shooting 1080p video, while the front-facing camera is 1.3 megapixels and can be used for video chat.
Dubbed ‘future-proof’, the Galaxy Nexus has both LTE and NFC onboard, and the battery size is a fearsome 1750mAh meaning the phone should last a good day or two before needing a recharge.