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Samsung Galaxy Nexus First Ice Cream Sandwich Phone

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Oct 18, 2011, 9:09 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 18, 2011, 10:16 PM

Samsung and Google today fully revealed details about the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The call-out features of Android 4.0 on the Galaxy Nexus include Face Unlock for security, and Android Beam, which uses NFC to share content with other Android users with the bump of phones. The Galaxy Nexus includes a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280 x 720 pixels, dual 1.2GHz processors; a 5-megapixel main camera with 1080p video capture and flash; and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. It will be ale to use both LTE (Verizon) and HSPA+ networks, as well as Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. It goes on sale in the U.S. and Europe in November and globally at a later date.

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Oct 18, 2011, 10:25 PM

Gorilla Glass

Any info about it having Gorilla Glass?
Its made by Samsung... Doubt it will have Gorilla Glass xD

Oct 18, 2011, 10:00 PM

Does it have a removable memory card?

Did I miss this , or does the article say if it has a removable memory card or not?
It didnt say that, but I'm assuming it does. More specs will leak out soon im sure.
mikkej2k said:
Did I miss this , or does the article say if it has a removable memory card or not?

The device will be offered in 16 or 32GB flavors, expandable via a microSD card slot.
Eric M. Zeman

Oct 18, 2011, 10:05 PM

Full Press Release from Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, 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.

“Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the compelling consumer experience in mobile world,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business...
Sounds like a it could be the top of the line phone, always excited to see the new Nexus. For a while they were saying that it was only going to be released on Verizon. But I'm sure as with the other Nexus phones, it will probably only be avalible as ...
"GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in Novembe"

who' the jackass that said Prime going to Verizon first?

Oct 18, 2011, 11:38 PM

Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on (video)

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