Sam Caplat · Oct 18, 2011 at 01:35 pm

ICS and Galaxy Nexus Specs, Images and Announcement

The Nexus family is an addiction for me. It always was. The Nexus S was my first smartphone.  The Galaxy Nexus, to me, is like an iPhone 5 to Apple fanboys–except, before we knew Apple wouldn’t release it, destroying a year of pointless anticipation. I gloated about that.  But like an iPhone fanboy, I don’t care if the next Nexus is rubbish, I need it now.

The Nexus S remains one of my favourite phones, followed closely by its predecessor, the Nexus One. It was my first smartphone, the hardware was unrivaled, and came stocked with Gingerbread 2.3. It was one hell of a first impression on the open-source and development world that I was rapidly learning about not one year ago. That phone showed me the golden gates to a better mobile experience, and now it’s about to do it again.

Following developments in the media for the Galaxy Nexus, the device will be announced later today, alongside its new flagship OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, iteration 4.0 of Google’s Android platform. With the release of images and specs from NTT Docomo, if you were waiting for an iPhone killer, you’ve waited well. Featuring a Dual-Core Cortex A9 1.2Ghz processor, 1Gb of RAM, 32Gb of storage, 5MP camera with 1080p recording, 1280x720p resolution display, and Lithium-Ion 1750mAh battery, I have tingles up my spine just uttering its name.

Ice Cream Sandwich is also packing its own interesting tidbits, rumoured to be stocked with built-in screen capture, photo editing software, and new mail and calendar widgets. First confirmed in April at Google I/O, Ice Cream Sandwich is supposed to bridge the gap between Gingerbread, for phones, and Honeycomb, for tablets, giving us one, coherent operating system for all Android devices.  We’ll see how well Google accomplishes that.  Regardless, I’m sure we’ll see all sorts of exciting new features and development possibilities.

Be sure to watch the announcement, streaming live on YouTube, at 9PM EST tonight. We’ll publish our take on it afterward.


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samcaplat is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. My name is Sam Caplat and I bash things into computers and good looking stuff comes out... apparently. View samcaplat's posts and articles here.
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