Google and Samsung have unveiled the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first phone to run Google’s Android 4.0 operating system (OS), code-named Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Galaxy Nexus features a HD Super AMOLED display, five megapixel camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and NFC (near-field communications) support.
Ice Cream Sandwich has a re-designed UI with multi-tasking notifications and full web browsing. The new Nexus will also feature software navigation buttons.
Google has integrated Android 4.0 with Google+ and extended its cloud services.
“Galaxy Nexus is connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. Galaxy Nexus gives users access to more than 300,000 apps and games available from the Android market and you can also buy and read books,” said Samsung in a statement.
The Galaxy Nexus will be available in the UK in November 2011. Google said it will be bringing more services to the UK over the coming months.
Galaxy Nexus gives users access to more than 300,000 apps and games available from the Android market and you can also buy and read books