Samsung Galaxy Nexus: We first became aware of the existence of Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich last February when French wireless provider SFR released information indicating that this version of Android will be released via OTA this month. After that, it has been hush-hush yet again for this particular build of the Android mobile operating system. Nothing has been heard about it again until now.
This time around, the rumor mills are in a frenzy yet again as one reliable source whispered that Verizon is already in the process of testing the update for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Aside from cranking up the version to Android 4.0.5, this particular update will also bring a lot of fixes and enhancements which include taking care of data stability and audio reboot issues plaguing the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In addition to that, this particular update will most likely bring new radios to the handset. Also, according to our source, the user interface and launcher of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus remains the same after the update has been applied.
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If all things go well and everything pans out, Android 4.0.5 Ice cream sandwich can be expected to get unleashed on the in the early parts of next month. Also, if everything goes to plan, this is the same update that will be unleashed on the Google Nexus S which is bound to get its first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming weeks as reported a couple of days ago. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates regarding this and if we come across useful tidbits of information about the supposed Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon, you will be the first to know. That being said, we are leaving you with the specs sheet of the handset to chew on while waiting for more details to become available.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is adjudged as the best Android-powered smartphone at Verizon by many since its release and this handset packs a very attractive curved design in its chassis despite its black-slab from factor. Under the hood, the handset has an array of components that make it a beast of a smartphone capable of true multitasking. It has a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 SoC in its circuitry and a combination of a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM provide the handset with the computing power that it requires. In terms of storage space, the handset has a non-expandable 32GB of internal memory while its 4.65-inch display is of the SuperAMOLED variant with a 1280 x 720 resolution for that extra screen real estate. Time and again, the camera department of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus came under heavy fire because of its seeming under-specced 5MP shooter at its back panel and 1.3MP webcam out front. Despite that, the handset still overcame the odds and has been one of the best-selling handsets in the stable of Verizon.
If you are interested in a handset that brings the pure Google experience, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon is your best bet and you can get your hands on this bad boy at select Verizon authorized retailers where it is being offered for just $99.99 with a new two-year agreement with Verizon. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at $99.