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Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is first smartphone ready for next version of Android

Google and Samsung have revealed the latest flagship Android phone: the Galaxy Nexus. It’s the first phone specifically designed for the latest release of Android 4.0, also known as ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’.

The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p HD resolution and a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor. Versions will be 4G LTE or (for the UK) HSPA+ compatible. Other features include face recognition for unlocking, sending files by NFC, a 5-megapixel camera, an automatic panoramic photo option and built-in mobile data monitoring.

Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Android designed to work on smartphones and tablets. Most older devices capable of running Android v2.3 are expected to be offered an upgrade to v4.0. Sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia are expected to start next month.

[Google Mobile blog]

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