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Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Can it Stand Up To iPhone 4S?

Google and Samsung might just have created the perfect smartphone to compete with the iPhone 4S with their Galaxy Nexus collaboration.

In terms of features and specs, the new Galaxy Nexus handset not only matches up to the iPhone 4S, but completely shows it up in certain areas.

One of these areas is with the Android Beam feature, which is powered by NFC.

Android Beam allows users to transfer media and content by simply touching their Android phones together.

A picture, music or even a webpage will instantly appear on the other handset once it makes contact.

iPhone 4S does not have NFC, nor can it transfer data in the same manner.

The Galaxy Nexus will include a 5 megapixel camera which is capable of filming in 1080p HD.

The iPhone 4S sports an 8 megapixel camera which also can film at that high level of resolution.

While both cameras are impressive, video can be enjoyed in higher quality on the Galaxy Nexus’s 4.65 Super AMOLED display, which the company aimed to have the appearance of a widescreen television with a 16:9 ratio.

The iPhone 4S display is only 3.5 inches and has a 960x640 pixel resolution where the Galaxy Nexus’s is 1280x720.

Google also aimed at making its new Ice Cream Sandwich software which will be featured on the new Nexus smartphone more personal.

Instead of having to touch your phone or enter a code on the keypad in order to unlock it, Ice Cream Sandwich can simply do so by facial recognition.

A user can access their device by simply looking into its front camera.

The iPhone 4S still uses traditional methods for unlocking.

One area where the iPhone 4S out does the Galaxy Nexus is with Siri.

Siri, the Apple created voice navigation system created specifically for the new iPhone can perform almost any task by simply speaking commands into the smartphone’s microphone.

The iPhone 4S is available now and the Galaxy Nexus will ship in November.

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