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.
The latest version of Android offers a lot of performance upgrades and some new whiz-bang features. Phone Scoop takes it for a spin on the Galaxy Nexus.
Jan 9, 2012
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.
Nov 27, 2012
Google today began pushing Android 4.2.1 to the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and other Nexus-branded devices. The minor update fixes a bug that eliminated the month of December from the contact application.
Oct 21, 2011
Verizon Wireless today announced that it will carry a Long Term Evolution 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone — later this year. Verizon didn't provide pricing or an exact launch date.
Dec 5, 2011
Verizon Wireless will sell the Galaxy Nexus smartphone for $299.99 with a new contract, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Verizon's plans, the device will go on sale later this month and will require a two-year commitment in order to get the subsidized sale price.