Electronics and Google announced the launch of GALAXY Nexus, the world’s first
smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
features a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a
1.2GHz dual core processor.
Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are
pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with
GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the
compelling consumer experience in mobile world,” said JK Shin, president and
head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
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
Sandwich demonstrates the Android platform’s continued innovation with one
release that works on phones and tablets and everything in between. Features
like Android Beam and Face Unlock show the innovative work our team is doing,
and GALAXY Nexus showcases the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich,” said Andy
Rubin, senior vice president of Mobile for Google.
Sandwich also 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
is 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, or, in certain countries, you can buy and read books, or
rent movies and stream them instantly from your phone. In the U.S., you can
also upload your music to the cloud with Music Beta by Google and listen
anywhere, even when offline.
Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial
recognition to unlock your phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows you
to quickly share web pages, apps, and YouTubeâ„¢ videos with your friends by
simply tapping your phones together. You can even use fun effects while
shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk.