Galaxy Nexus, Android Ice Cream Sandwich: U.S. launch on Dec. 8?
The anticipation for the latest version of Google's Android operating system, the first that has been designed for both phones and tablets, is palpable.
The Samsung-built hardware will be the first device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, and from photos and videos of the device and operating system, it all looks to be impressive and as if the combination is begging be seen, touched and, in my case, put through its paces for a review on this here Technology blog.
Somewhat frustratingly, the new smartphone is already on sale in the U.K., but not yet in the U.S.
In fact, we still haven't even received an official stateside release date or a firm price.
We do know that when the phone arrives, it will be available only from Verizon Wireless, running on the carrier's 4G LTE network.
The Galaxy Nexus will feature a 4.65-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor, 1 gigabyte of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 1080p video and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chatting. The phone's profile is slightly curved to sit a bit closer against a user's face than most flat-screen smartphones on the market.
Stay tuned readers. When Verizon and Google offer up an official U.S. release date and other launch details, we'll let you know.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Credit: Samsung / Google