Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus officially announced

Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus officially announced 1
Finally, the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich were officially announced in Hong Kong about 2 hours ago. The Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone to run the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Nexus “is the very first smartphone with an HD super AMOLED display, measuring at 4.65 inches boasting the resolution of 720×1280”. 

Below are quick specifications of the Galaxy Nexus:

  • Dimension: 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Display: Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Oleophobic surface, Multi-touch input method, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Three-axis gyro sensor.
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592×1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus. The camera is capable of shooting 1080p video.
  • 1.3 Mega Pixel Front Camera
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9
  • Face Unlock: Google says “you can now unlock your phone with a smile”
  • Android Beam which allows you to share contact, websites, apps with other people by simply holding two NFC enabled Android Phones close to each other and then touch to beam and share.
  • Instant Voice Typing
  • Single-Motion Panoramic Camera
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Bluetooth: v3.0 with A2DP
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n dual band
  • 4G (LTE or HSPA+ depending on the location)
  • Launch: early November for US, Europe and Asia.

Samsung has not given any information as regards the  carriers and how much the Galaxy Nexus will cost.

They need to announce pricing quick, so I can start saving for this? Or perhaps I should start a 21-day fasting to pray for it to come as an early Christmas gift.

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  • October 19, 2011 at 6:25 am
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    I hope ICS will solve android data issues. I heard it has d ability to track ur data usage now as well as notes d app responsible for data used..however control over it is what i dont know if it offers.

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:11 am
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    hope issues of data gormandizing and battery drainage have been resolved

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:31 am
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    Only this is a 4G phone and maybe also going to have a good voice input tool and its high number of pixels otherwise there is nothing really exciting about this phone not until we know all that ICS has in offer.

    • October 19, 2011 at 7:36 am
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      Harry Echemco,
      I agree with you. The major reason why this phone is accorded such high praise is because of the new OS, which has a lot to offer.

  • October 19, 2011 at 8:39 am
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    I hope ICS update will be made available soon to devices running Gingerbread. I will be happy to update my SGSII to ICS as soon as it is made available.

    @Oluwatobi any information about when ICS will be available to Gingerbread devices soon?

  • October 19, 2011 at 8:54 am
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    A different view here! The high screen resolution and smile to unlock are great features! This phone has the highest resolution of all Android phones in the world. I don’t mind being quoted.

    Apart from the newly announced Droid Razor, this phone should be the slimmest smartphone. Not to mention, the pure Android experience, devoid of any Manufacturer’s overlay!

    Finally, if the Android Data issue is corrected in this version, then perhaps it is a worthy upgrade!

  • October 19, 2011 at 9:08 am
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    @jikong1,
    No one is sure about when ICS will be available on Gingerbread devices, but Google’s Gabe Cohen said “currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S” and that in theory it “should work for any 2.3 device.” during an interview with Engadget – http://j.mp/pzQipB

    But I am still trying to figure out how ICS will run smoothly on previous devices seeing that most of them have Physical Buttons; well, it’s technologically possible.

    Thank you

  • October 19, 2011 at 9:15 am
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    What have seen and I like about ICS.
    Data management App
    Face unlock app
    Panorama camera
    Response time
    Plus come on its pure Android.

  • October 19, 2011 at 9:22 am
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    @Shayman..
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    Mobile data usage metrics in system controls, allows users to self-limit their mobile data consumption, and track data usage down to individual app level…

    Nice to know..

    See http://is.gd/M9bSrT

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:16 am
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    The smile to unlock is not such a great feature. I’ve kicked against it before as a standalone app in other platforms and I’m still going to kick against it here.

    To begin, the makers of the OS and the phone do not seem to know how to make it work even in the launch demo. Even if it does work, I don’t seem to have the patient to go through the process of waiting for my face to be detected before I can use my device every other time.

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:33 am
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    d face unlock feature failed during the launch…. guess that security feature defect could be corrected in subsequent OS updates or beter still deactivated from d settings.

  • October 21, 2011 at 5:52 am
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    I love this phone and looking forward to upgrading to it. I particularly love the curved screen size with 316ppi Res. images here will be more than vivid. ics is good but I expected google to have made it more resource efficient. A lot of android users that upgraded to the new iphone4s claimed battery life as a major reason. Well, since it comes with data monitoring/managing app, that should help identify specific app/system activity that is using mist data and invariably resource.

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