The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released last month in the U.S., and it’s already being talked about all over the world. The Galaxy Nexus is thought to be the frontrunner of a new class of Android phones that are faster, better, and stronger than the previous generation of Androids. Running on Android’s new operating platform, Ice Cream Sandwich, this smartphone is lightning fast and certainly gives the somewhat disappointing iPhone 4s a run for its money. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a good phone, and Google did an excellent job promoting it. However, is it all it’s cracked up to be?
As previously mentioned, the phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. This freshly updated platform allows web pages and apps to load faster. Ice Cream Sandwich’s built-in navigation system is far more accurate than the navigation system used on previous Android smartphones. The phone instantly detects exactly where you are (instead of being a little off like the navigation system of previous Android platforms).
Android’s 4.0 platform also allows users to take pictures in a panoramic mode, turn their smartphones a Wi-Fi hotspot, share apps with other Android phone users wirelessly, and store information and music on a cloud service that is built into the phone. Ice Cream Sandwich enables the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to do anything an ordinary smartphone can do plus quite a bit more.
The phone also boasts a 1.2 GHz processor (dual-core), 1 GB of RAM, and a whopping 32 GB of memory. All in all, if you consider the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you might come to the conclusion that it really is the best smartphone on the market right now. The only question is: will it hold that title when the iPhone 5 is released or when other Android phones adopt the Ice Cream Sandwich platform? Only time will tell. All we know for now is that Samsung Galaxy Nexus users are having a blast with their smartphones.
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