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Introducing Android 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Phones LimitedMay 06, 2012 11:40 BST
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers the first handset with Android 4.0 entitled Ice Cream Sandwich which offers an entirely new look and feel to both the Android operating system and mobile user interfaces in general. It also offers better shortcuts and customizations among other enhanced features. The system allows you to multi-task more easily and keep better track of which apps you have open, and close them quicker if you aren’t using them any longer. You can also switch between apps with a simple swipe, and return to recently used ones. There are now also virtual onscreen Home, Back and Recent Apps tabs, which means there is one need for them to be on the handset itself. A swipe can also remove notifications, tasks and browser tabs when they appear too with an overall faster response time. As with other handsets now available, there is also a powerful voice recognition engine which allows you to dictate text in an intuitive way to the phone, for even faster input. The Galaxy Nexus also has impressive hardware to support the new operating system, with the response times and speed through the first High Definition AMOLED display measuring 4.65 inches respectively, and then aided by the powerful 1.2 gigahertz dual core processor. The handset also offers 32 gigabytes of internal storage along wit ha 5 megapixel camera for photos and video recording, and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera too. The overall design of the phone is a contoured touch display based on a specially curved shape which allows both your hands and pockets to be better shaped to the device. As with other Android phones you can still customise the interface and provide your own shortcuts and more, allowing you to make the phone yours, and let it work for what you need. You can also download more apps form Android Market, while the new Beam feature allows you to share apps, contacts, maps, YouTube videos and more with other users of the system over the Near Field Communication (NFC) capability, simply by holding two compatible phones close to each other, as the Samsung Galaxy Note deals. Other impressive features include the Face Unlock which lets you unlock your phone simply be face recognition, in place of passwords or PIN codes. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a slim and lightweight handset with a uniquely shaped unibody design including a very large display through which you can now access the fastest and most powerful Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich, yet. Additionally, the handset itself offers many great features including both front and rear facing cameras, and good connectivity.