As it was expected yesterday Google together with Samsung announced new version of Android operating system and the first smartphone running on it.
This new device is called Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It runs on Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and features TI OMAP dual-core processor with 1.2GHz clock, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1280×720px resolution, NFC chip, and barometer. Other specifications of this device are quite typical for other high-end smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Nexus has 5MP camera supporting Full HD video recording, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, front-facing 1.3MP camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1750mAh battery, 3.5mm headphones jack, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light and proximity sensor. It is surprising that this smartphone has no such modules as HDMI output and MicroSD card slot. The device measures 135.5х68×9mm and weights 135g.
While Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t surprise much new Android Ice Cream Sandwich does. The new version of Google’s operating is designed to unify the platform to run both on smartphones and tablets. New Android 4.0 is said to have new user interface, faster performance and a great number of new options and functions. Some of them can be seen on this screenshots.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus will become available in November. The price will range from $600 to $720. It is expected that mobile operators will sell this smartphone for $200 with two-year contract.