We got a sneak peek at Google and Samsung's new Nexus phone last week, but now it's official: The Galaxy Nexus is shipping in November, and it won't just be the most advanced Android phone, it may well be the most technically sophisticated handset available on any platform.
The Nexus was designed to be the first phone running Google's all new version of the Android operating system, Android 4.0 or "Ice Cream Sandwich." It shows off the OS beautifully, which as we've outlined, features an overhauled user interface, eliminates the need for physical navigation buttons, unlocks simply by recognizing your face, adds voice transcription and can share contacts, apps and other content with nearby Android phones via Near Field Communication, among other new features.
Hardware wise, the phone is a beauty, featuring a concave design and massive 4.65-inch screen. The screen is incredibly sharp with true HD 720p resolution. During the Galaxy Nexus announcement, Samsung said the phone's screen was better than most televisions.
The camera shoots 5 megapixels, Samsung says there is "zero shutter lag" between shots, and can take panoramic photos. It also appears that there will be both LTE and HSPA+ versions of the phone available. Full specs and hands-on video below.
- 9mm thin
- Concave design
- 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Cortex A9 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 16 GB or 32GB built-in storage
- 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
- 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps
- LTE/HSPA+ depending on carrier