Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release
Posted on December 06, 2011 01:42 AM, in andys blog
Nearly everyone and their mother has pointed out that Verizon’s LTE-friendly Galaxy Nexus should be launching any day now, but here’s a new set of photos for those of you looking for something a little different to ogle. Courtesy of robertlawson225 on the xda-developers forums, we now have our first look at what may be the Galaxy Nexus in its retail finery.
Samsung continues to surprise people with a sneak peek at the Verizon LTE flavor of the Galaxy Nexus at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle in New York City on Saturday, December 3. Samsung showed off its four pre-production versions of the Ice Cream Sandwich handset at the event. All of these Nexus models were running the Android 4.0.1 software and had no SIM cards. Therefore, users could only test them by using the built-in WiFi module. The performance of Verizon Galaxy Nexus phone was impossible to be tested on Verizon's network. Meanwhile, experts continue speculating whether the Sprint network will carry the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Here are reviews about the release date, specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon version) features no SIM card and it is interesting that if we tried to install a SIM, a security alarm would ring. Nevertheless, Nexus models work fine with the Android 4.0.1 software and give the download speeds from 5000-7000 kbps.
The Galaxy Nexus is equipped with AMOLED 4.65 inch screen with a 720p resolution. The 8.94mm thinness gives the Galaxy Nexus (Verizon version) a sleek finish and weighs only 135g. Although the device is slender and light, it appears with 16.30 GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Therefore, the phone has twice the memory of the iPhone 4S.
The official release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus continued to be a mystery. There is no real way of knowing when the handset will be released in the US. However, the rumored release date for the device is the upcoming 9th December 2011. We will let you know when we hear anything official on this.
Or is it? The box’s innards certainly look legitimate — the Nexus comes with the standard microUSB cable/AC adapter and a wired headset. The box proper, on the other hand, is mysteriously blank. Could this be a testament to the pure, untainted version of Android that the Galaxy Nexus bears? It’s possible, though I don’t know if Verizon places that much stock in the symbolism of their package design efforts.
There are a few possibilities, all of which are already being hotly debated on XDA. For what it’s worth, my money is on this particular unit being meant for life as a display unit or as the personal plaything of one of Verizon’s in-store device experts. Either way, it looks like the wait is very nearly over.
According to Lawson, Galaxy Nexuses are currently en route to Verizon stores as we speak, and Droid-Life’s sources peg the official release date as December 9. It’s so close, in fact, that I’m beginning to run out of minutiae of obsess over. If you’re anything like me — and I suspect some of you are — check out Jason Kincaid’s thorough dive into how the (GSM) Galaxy Nexus stacks up to the iPhone 4S.
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