Google’s third Android smartphone, the Nexus, made by Samsung in its Galaxy series features the new version of Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the only gadget to run on the Android 4.0 platform now is being release in the US by Verizon. It was announced in a late joint press conference on Wednesday by Verizon Wireless, Google and Samsung that it will be released on Thursday the 15th.
Getting a Verizon Galaxy Nexus
The two year contract version comes at $299.99, or else it is originally priced at $649.99. According to sources at Verizon Wireless, a subscription to its Nationwide Talk plan is required which is priced monthly at $39.99. This is required, in addition to the cost of, the phone. You also need to get a data plan for access to the internet that comes roughly at $30 per month for 2 GB of data usage.
It comes with 4G LTE connectivity capability with speeds of over 5 Mbps taking your smartphone internet speeds on the same level as broadband, which is a first. The Samsung manufactured Google Nexus handset comes with a super AMOLED 720p HD display on a 4.65 inches screen that enhances the touch gesture experience. Also, it features a 5 MP camera with 1080p high definition video recording. The smarphone is sleek with carefully designed aesthetics feels very nice and cozy whether it is in your hand or your pocket.
The new Android Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot more functionality and efficiency to the Android based gadgets. Honeycomb, the present version of Android operating system was specially built for tablets. With the coming of Android 4.0, it has been optimized for the handheld devices too. In the New Year, it will, however, be available in tablets too.