Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Will Faster Hardware Make the Smartphone an 'iPhone Killer'?

Consumers anticipate the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to see if the smartphone will be an "iPhone Killer."

Despite countless positive reviews before its release, the Galaxy Nexus, and its operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, have not yet received the nickname.

Industry insiders propose they have discovered one feature on the Galaxy Nexus that may make it an "iPhone Killer.” Its updated hardware accelerator makes the Android phone run as smoothly as an iPhone.

While many Android phones have a number of features that rival those of the iPhone, insiders note they have consistently had a less efficient battery life than the iPhone, and do not run as "smoothly."

However, the updated hardware accelerator offered with Android 4.0 allows the Galaxy Nexus to run as smoothly as an iPhone, technology website GizmoCrunch suggested.

In conjunction with its other notable specifications, such as its Face Unlock lock screen and the phone-to-phone sharing mechanism, Android Beam, the smartphone may receive the "iPhone Killer" title upon its release, the website added.

The Galaxy Nexus is expected to release in late November on the Verizon Wireless network. Suggested dates include Nov. 21 or anytime during or after Black Friday weekend; however, no official release date has been announced for the United States.

Insiders expect the Galaxy Nexus to eventually launch on other networks such as U.S. Cellular, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was the first Android smartphone to hold the nickname "iPhone Killer," due to its many notable specs as well as its record-breaking retail success, internationally and in the U.S.

The Galaxy S2 is second most recent predecessor to the Galaxy Nexus.

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