You’ve probably heard this already (or at least someone probably told you last night or this morning), Google and Samsung has just announced the 3rd generation Nexus series after the Nexus One and S, the Galaxy Nexus!
The cream of the crop Galaxy Nexus comes with the latest Android 4.0 operating system, which touts cool features like face recognition unlock screen, merged OS with other Android tablet devices (meaning Android 4.0 can be used with phone or tablet), intellectual voice commands, Android Beam NFC-based mobile sharing, 1080P video camcorder with real-time morphing abilities, a whopping 4.65-inch AMOLED screen with 1280×800 pixel resolution (higher than any other smartphone on the planet), and Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 1.2Ghz dual-core processor.
Of course, Google and Samsung forgot to tell you the real beast running the device. Although announced as dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, the OMAP 4460 is actually capable of doing 1.5Ghz dual-core. (according to the specs sheet) And for overclockers and modders out there rejoice as that can mean 2Ghz overclocking might be possible on rooted Galaxy Nexus handsets.
Other goodies include a 5-megapixel back-camera, 1.3 megapixel front-camera, 1GB of RAM, Wifi b/g/n, NFC, barometer, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
For radio, the Galaxy Nexus will support 4G LTE, and HSPA+.
As for U.S. customers, you will probably be able to pick up one of these at Verizon Wireless on November 10th (if the rumors/leaks are right).
Excited? Yup, I am damn excited for this, thanks Google and Samsung. Looks like they are going to kill the Android market for 2012 (again). It’s not Galaxy Nexus I am excited about (although I am) but the fact that Nexus series phones have always ended up starting a wave of great smartphones popping up thereafter from the likes of HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc…etc…