Despite rumours that it could be delayed, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released in the UK yesterday, and will be available in most Phones4U stores today.
Google’s new flagship phone is the first Android device to feature version 4.0 of the operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. It went on sale at one branch of retailer Phones4U in London’s Oxford Street, with other shops following today.
The phone is currently available on Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange and O2 tariffs and is expected to be available from these operators in the coming days.
The Galaxy Nexus boasts a 4.65” high definition Super AMOLED screen capable of offering a 720p resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz processor, has 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel low-light optimised rear camera.
Ice Cream Sandwich aims to unify the elements of the smartphon- focused Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the tablet-oriented 3.0 Honeycomb branches of the platform.
The software will include improved camera controls, multi-tasking, data counters, support for near-field communications, a redesigned interface and a brand new contacts system as well as a number of new security features which should make the phone more difficult for hackers to hijack.
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