We have been hearing rumors about “Nexus Prime” smartphone for a while now but today, in Hong Kong, Samsung and Google finally unveiled what will be called Galaxy Nexus. Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone to be running on the Android 4.0 operating system which is popularly known as Ice-cream Sandwich.
It will feature a 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor, a huge 4.65-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution , a built-in barometer, NFC technology for mobile payments, 1 GB of RAM and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calls.
What To Expect from Galaxy Nexus Running Ice Cream Sandwich
Although not a lot of details have still been released, what we do know is that it will carry an unmodified version of Ice Cream Sandwich and would not have any carrier related apps. Also, a new font “Roboto” is being used and described by Google as a font that will give the Nexus display more clarity and “beauty”. Other notable changes include the omission of the buttons on the front. The buttons have been replaced with Honey Comb style touch screen with the options changing with different apps. This method has been very popular in the Android tablets and gives them a very distinct look so we now know for sure it would be staying. Easy switching between Rotating apps is also hereditary from the Honey Comb.
Data usage tools will also be included along with ability to automatically save large emails for offline viewing. The NFC chip is available for mobile money transactions. Google is saying that it will also be adding the ability to use “beam” so that the android devices can share contacts and other small data wireless and conveniently.
All in all the Nexus will again be a one of a kind device and a well deserved symbol of pride for Google’s mobile success. Did I mention the slight curving gorilla glass, giving this smartphone a distinct look, will be another neat spec that will be grandfathered from Nexus S legacy. We can’t wait to get our hands on it and give you guys a detailed review next time.