Samsung and Google announces World’s First Smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – Galaxy Nexus
Samsung and Google today announced Galaxy Nexus, the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor. Ice Cream Sandwich has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. Galaxy Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones.The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful. Ice Cream Sandwich uses facial recognition to unlock your phone.
Ice Cream Sandwich features a new People app, which lets you, browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google＋ and other social networks. Galaxy Nexus features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.
Galaxy Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. You have access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market.
At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, Galaxy Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen. GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November and gradually rolled out to other global markets.