Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Samsung Smartphone Gets Andriod's Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Nexus along with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the fourth generation Android operating system, which excited many technology reviewers and mobile enthusiasts.

Wired magazine's Mike Issac ICS on the Galaxy Nexus and according to his review, the Galaxy's display measures in at a sizable 4.65 inches. Isaac writes, "Similar to last year's Nexus S, the plastic bezel wrapped around the Galaxy Nexus’s screen is incredibly thin. Instead, nearly every square inch of the phone’s face is devoted to fine glass construction."

The ICS operating system operates as a touch screen. Software keys are used in place of buttons. The same set was implemented in Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb, which Google created for tablet deployment.

Isaac's review says, "The new virtual buttons are unobtrusive, anchored modestly to the bottom of the screen, yet shiftable to the side, if, say, you tilt your phone into landscape mode to take a photo."

There's lot of versatility with buttons on ICS for Galaxy Nexus. Consumers of the new system can utilize scrolling views of options like "recent apps," "back" and "home" keys.

ICS's interface colors are blue and grey. The design also includes many animated effects. The Galaxy Nexus screen delivers a pristine image quality. The high-quality display technology is attracting users to the smartphone's 1280x780 Super AMOLED screen.

The mobile phone is fairly dense with thin plastic backing that separates the device from the elements.

A favorite feature of the Wired magazine reviewer was the rear-facing camera. Isaac says, "Firing off multiple shots in succession is a breeze, and lag between photos is basically a thing of the past. Between the quick response times and a new feature that lets you go straight from your lock screen to the camera app with a flick of the thumb, you’ll never miss a think-fast photo-op again."

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