Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon Wireless
The Galaxy Nexus has a 5-megapixel camera (what, where's my 8 megapixels, Samsung?!) and it is supported by a flash. The Galaxy Nexus takes excellent images. The Galaxy Nexus was able to balance out challenging scenes easily and get things in focus. I saw little to no grain. White balance was always accurate, and the amount of detail that is visible in each shot left me impressed. I thought the flash was a bit over the top, and cast a harsh glare on some subjects, but it's not the end of the world by any stretch.
Combined with the better gallery application and easy editing/sharing options, I expect the Galaxy Nexus to be a popular camera for social network lovers.
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The Galaxy Nexus captures video at a maximum resolution of 1080p HD. I found the video to be sharp, with accurate color and exposure. The Galaxy Nexus handled some really harsh lighting changes (pointing it directly at the sun) easily and was able to compensate quickly. Results weren't overly sharp and jittery, and I was overall impressed with the results.
Beyond merely capturing video, Android 4.0 carriers over the Movie Studio application from Honeycomb, which lets you package up videos you've shot into mini masterpieces. Basically, it lets you stitch together videos into one longer piece. You can also create video slideshows, and intermingle video and pictures in the same project. You can add in your own soundtrack, too, from music files that are stored locally. You can't do anything like tweak the color, sound, or actual video files, however.
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Sprint Officially Reveals Galaxy Nexus
Sprint has published a web site talking up its forthcoming Long Term Evolution 4G network. As part of the site, it revealed that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy Nexus device with LTE support.
Verizon Promises Signal Fix for Galaxy Nexus
Once of Verizon Wireless's official twitter accounts as acknowledged an issue affecting the Galaxy Nexus's signal performance and call quality. "The signal strength issue is currently being investigated.
Ad Suggests LTE-Packing Galaxy Nexus Bound for Sprint
An advertisement briefly appeared on CNet's web site today announcing a version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with LTE for Sprint's network. The ad, which has since been pulled, revealed that the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus has a 1.5GHz processor, rather than the 1.2GHz processor on the global and Verizon variants.
Verizon's Galaxy Nexus Fix to Adjust Signal Meter
Verizon Wireless has re-confirmed that a software update is on the way to fix a signal problem being reported by some users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney told Computerworld that the update "will adjust the signal strength indicator to more closely match other Verizon Wireless devices." During Phone Scoop's tests of the Galaxy Nexus, Phone Scoop confirmed that the device has a hard time connecting to Verizon's 3G/4G networks, and voice call performance and data sessions are choppy as a result.