Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Launched!

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    Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Launched!


    The Samsung/Google live! marketing event was just held in Hong Kong, and we were blown away by the presentation. Samsung and Google have been working closely with each other on this technology and it is designed to take Android to a whole new level.

    Be sure to check out our dedicated sister-site, @ GalaxyNexusForum.com!

    Here is the full breakdown of The Samsung Galaxy Nexus flagship superphone: Launching in November - US, Europe, & Asia (including Japan and China)
    • LTE or HSPA+ - So it will work with several carriers - NOT NECESSARILY VERIZON EXCLUSIVE!
    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 4.65 Inch HD Super AMOLED Screen - 1290 x 720 Resolution (Native Resolution of ICS) - Fast Response time
    • Ergonomic curved contour case
    • 8.90mm thin with a 4.29mm bezel
    • Hyperskin Textured back
    • Buttonless Design
    • Zero Shutterlag Camera - Low-Light Shooting
    • Full HD Video
    • Barometer
    • NFC - Google Wallet and other data sharing

    Here is the full description of Android 4.0/ Ice Cream Sandwich:
    • Roboto - Font and Graphic Design Theme
    • New Live Wallpapers
    • Buttons Part of the Android SW UI - Virtual & animated and Hide when not needed
    • HomeScreen - Gesture based navigating with Scrolling and Stax - Easy to find
    • You can pick up, move and resize Widgets
    • Folders - Can Move and combine them - Can make speed-dial shortcuts
    • Can customize Favorites Tray at bottom
    • Recent Apps Icon - with big thumbnails - Customize and remove apps from your lists (flick gesture to throw away what you don't need)
    • Power and Volume Down to Do Screen Caps
    • Notification System - Improved, Faster - Peek in Notifications from LockScreen
    • Music Player notification while in other apps
    • Text Input - Keyboard Improved - improved error correction and in-line spellchecker - Drag-able selectable text
    • Talk to Type Feature - Faster and button free
    • Face Unlock - Facial Recognition Security Locking
    • Improved Browser - Tabbed Browsing - Request Desktop version and Bookmarks (Will synch with Chrome from your laptop) Incognito Browsing
    • Gmail Improved - Action Bar at Bottom - Select Multiple messages - Swipe/flick gesture through inbox - Offline Search
    • Calendar App - Extra Readable - Same Flick Gesture movements - Pinch to Zoom
    • Better and More transparent Data Controls - Data Usage Charts - Projected Usage - Can use it To Give you Warnings - Can set Auto cutoff limit - Can track which apps use the most data
    • Photos - Easier and more powerful Gallery App - Drag Lock Screen to left and goes instantly to camera - Can share pics within the open sharing APIs - Super-fast internet uploading - Instant zero-shudder lag pics - quick easy touch-ups and filters - easier to organize photos - Panorama shots - Instant Upload with Google+
    • Improved HD Video Software - Continuous Focus Zoom while recording - Timelapse video
    • People App - Evolution of Contacts - Personal "Me" Profile - Contacts in Magazine Style UI - Updates to as many online services as you want for each social network contact - Live window into your social world - Quick Contacts = Contact cards for your contacts - Can add people directly to your homescreen - Speed up or slow down voice messages - can create pre-canned messages = called quick response
    • NFC - Android Beam - share any contact or content between NFC Android devices - music, Googlemaps, articles, websites, games, multi-player gaming, etc...

    The SDK will be available for ICS immediately, so developers can run with the ball. The event lasted a full hour and really showcased the amazing qualities of the hardware and software. One of the things that was most impressive was that the camera on the Galaxy Nexus was only a 5MP but looked better than many 8MP cameras. The software was the reason for this, and really is where this device and Android will shine brightly! Share your thoughts guys!

    Here's a link to Google's Android 4.0 ICS Developer's Site for more details: Android 4.0 Platform Highlights | Android Developers

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    If it will work with T-Mobile, I want, I want, I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    If it will work with T-Mobile, I want, I want, I want.
    Hope so as well. Kinda disappointed there is again no trackball for notifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmarcel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    If it will work with T-Mobile, I want, I want, I want.
    Hope so as well. Kinda disappointed there is again no trackball for notifications.
    I didn't even notice that, thanks for that. I read up on T-Mobile Galaxy phone, I read that in the comments as well. I rarely use the track ball on my Nexus One, and thought about it, the only reason I use it is the notification and colors. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wmarcel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    If it will work with T-Mobile, I want, I want, I want.
    Hope so as well. Kinda disappointed there is again no trackball for notifications.
    I didn't even notice that, thanks for that. I read up on T-Mobile Galaxy phone, I read that in the comments as well. I rarely use the track ball on my Nexus One, and thought about it, the only reason I use it is the notification and colors. LOL.
    Maybe they'll make an app where the home button glows a certain color for notifications. That would be cool.
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    This made me salivate.

    I could care less about a trackball. Other than the colors it had no use for me. I have a Transformer with the dock and turn the mouse pad off and don't even use that.
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    There is a small LED for notification (though it is... SMALL relative to the trackball)



    Guess we could use NoLED, but that TBH isn't the most polished app and saps battery. Hope there will be mods to the navigation bar to be used like the samsung continuum (time and notifications when majority of the screen is off)

    Overall, I think its a nice upgrade from a N1
    Galaxy Nexus? I like Nexus prime more. Even the code name "Maguro" seemed cooler.

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    Ah, that's all we need. Thanks! Anyone heard if they will be sold through Tmobile yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wmarcel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    If it will work with T-Mobile, I want, I want, I want.
    Hope so as well. Kinda disappointed there is again no trackball for notifications.
    , the only reason I use it is the notification and colors. LOL.
    X2 but in my case I also use the track ball as wake-up button

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapage View Post

    X2 but in my case I also use the track ball as wake-up button
    Same Would be cool if the screen could be wake if we did touched the area under the screen (or a gesture)
    Galaxy Nexus? I like Nexus prime more. Even the code name "Maguro" seemed cooler.

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