The Galaxy Nexus is a new phone in the Galaxy series created by Samsung with Verizon Wireless. It’s the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone features NFC-based sharing with a feature called Androdid Beam, face-recognition unlocking, advanced battery and data monitoring options and a lot more that is possible with the advent of Android 4.0. The Galaxy Nexus is equipped with 4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 720x1280p resolution protected by Oleophobic coating. The Galaxy Nexus offers high contrast levels, wide viewing angles, and very saturated colors. The 5MP autofocus camera is performed to record HD videos of 1080p with the support of LED flash and a front facing 1.3MP camera. It comes in two forms of internal storage memory of 16GB and 32GB expandable to 32GB through microSD slot. It includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, v2.0 microUSB and 4G LTE network. Nexus measusers 135.5mm(l) by 67.9(b) by 8.9 mm(w) making it one of the slimmest Android phone ever and weighs 135 gms. The featured Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 TI OMAP 4460 processor supported by PowerVR SGX540 GPU helps you to access applications with ease and gives great gaming experience. Around the device we find a standard microUSB charging port, 3.5mm headset jack, volume rocker and a power key. This incredible smartphone was supposed to launch on Dec 9 but due to some problems it will be launched on Dec 13.
Verizon told to Droid-life “Verizon Wireless engineers have been working to resolve an issue with 4GLTE service that is affecting some customers’ 4G devices. 3G data and voice devices are unaffected. All customers’ voice calls and text messages continue to go through. In the past 24 hours, some 4GLTE customers have reported their devices are operating on 3G data service where they would normally get 4G. Some have reported no issues, others that data access is either intermittent or unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.” Verizon has not said anything more about the Nexus release date but confirmed that it will be available this month. The phone is in stock at all stores ready to be sold, yet no one is allowed to. Pricing is also a mystery but according to a flash ad published early it looks like it’s going to cost $199.99 on a two-year contract with Verizon.