First Smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a HD Super AMOLED display
Google announced the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the first smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
Android 4.0 brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
Android 4.0 also features a new People app, which lets you, browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks. GALAXY Nexus features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.
GALAXY Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. You have access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market, or, in certain countries, you can buy and read books, or rent movies and stream them instantly from your phone. In the U.S., you can also upload your music to the cloud with Music Beta by Google and listen anywhere, even when offline.
Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows you to quickly share web pages, apps, and YouTube videos with your friends by simply tapping your phones together. You can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk.
GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a “pure Google,” experience, and with it, you will be the first to receive software upgrades and new applications as they become available.
It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth, Movie Studio, YouTube, syncing with Google Calendar, and a redesigned Google+ app.
GALAXY Nexus is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65'' display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280×720), ensuring you can enjoy GALAXY Nexus' immersive entertainment capabilities and fast web browsing in superior clarity.
Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calling. Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen.
GALAXY Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, providing superior power and speed, ensuring you can take full advantage of GALAXY Nexus' enhanced multitasking capabilities with ease, or enjoy the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition gaming or video streaming. LTE or HSPA+ connectivity combined with a dual core processor delivers high-speed web browsing which ensures you always have the web at your fingertips, wherever you are.
| HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
*LTE version will be available depending on the region.
|1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
|4.65″ 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED
|Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
| Main (Rear): 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
Sub (Front): 1.3MP for Video Call
| Codec: MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Recording: 1080p Full HD Video@30fps
| Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
3.5mm Ear Jack
|Google Mobile Services
| Android Market, Gmail, Google Earth, YouTube, Movie Studio
Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
Syncing with Google Calendar, Google+ app
| Bluetooth technology v 3.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)
|Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
|1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory
|135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g
|Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh
* Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
Price and Availability
GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November 2011 and gradually rolled out to other global markets. Price TBD.