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Samsung Galaxy Nexus now official, get your specs, photos and excitement here

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, leaked. Get the skinny on the new Android 4.0 smartphone

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 19, 2011 6:35 am

The Samsung and Google co-event to launch both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google's Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich mobile OS has just happened and with it, brings a slew of news for Samsung/Google fans.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus sports a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4460, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display pushing 1280x720, Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB on-board storage, NFC, a 5.1-megapixel rear-facing camera w/LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Very nice indeed. The biggest point of that is not actually hardware, but software. Google's Ice Cream Sandwich is set to be the stand-out star here.

 

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The Galaxy Nexus also includes something different, a panorama mode for the camera, as well as Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor and even a bloody barometer - you know, just in case you wanted to know the current atmospheric pressure.

 

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The leaked poster shows it will be made available in November for NTT DoCoMo, which is around the rumored US released timeframe. Radio-wise, we have an HSPA+ model, with an LTE version will "be available depending on region".

 

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Android 4.0 is set to bring "an entirely new look and feel to Android", which will sport a redesigned UI, bolstered multitasking/notifications, proper NFC support and a new People App which enables users to browse friends, family and coworkers' photos whilst checking out their status updates from Google+.

 

Ice Cream Sandwich also brings Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. ICS doesn't stop there, it also uses Android Beam which is an NFC-based technology that allows you to "quickly share webpages, apps and YouTube videos by simply tapping two phones together".

 

I want one, now.

NEWS SOURCESGizmodo.com.au, Engadget.com

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