Samsung Announces GALAXY Nexus First Smartphone Running Android 4.0

By October 19th, 2011 AT 8:50 AM

Samsung Announces GALAXY Nexus First Smartphone Running Android 4Samsung and Google today announced GALAXY Nexus, the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform.

GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Ice Cream Sandwich 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.

Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone.

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.

Specifications :

Size – 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g

Processor – 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor

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

Display – 4.65″ 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED

OS – Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera – Main : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot, Front : 1.3MP for Video Call

Video – 1080p Full HD [email protected] 30fps

3.5mm Ear Jack

Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation

Bluetooth technology v 3.0, NFC

USB 2.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)

Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer

Battery – Li-on 1,750 mAh

GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November and gradually rolled out to other global markets.

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