Google and Samsung launched today the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone designed for the latest Android 4.0 Operating System codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Galaxy Nexus smartphone comes with a very slim profile, and it features a 4.65” Super AMOLED Display with true pixel high definition resolution (1280×720). The new Samsung phone is powered by a dual core 1.2GHZ processor with 4G LTE/HSPA+ technology and packs a 1GB RAM.
“Galaxy Nexus isn’t just a smartphone – it’s beyond smart”, said Andy Rubin, Google Senior Vice President for Mobile in a blog posted at Google Mobile Blog today. “Ice Cream Sandwich gives you complete control over the amount of mobile data you use by helping you better understand and manage it” added Mr. Rubin.
Techcrunch.com listed some new features they have seen in Galaxy Nexus and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The list includes Roboto, the new typeface to replace the default Droid Sans and the face unlock feature which allows users to unlock their handsets by just looking into the front-facing camera.
According to the Google Mobile Blog post, Galaxy Nexus will be available in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia starting November 2011.