The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G arrived late last year on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system. As you probably know, that handset delivered the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android version 4.0 operating system for the first time to an American handset. With features like Near Field Communications (NFC) support, one of the largest screens with one of the highest resolutions in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace, a speedy processor and high resolution 1,080P HD video capture, the Galaxy Nexus 4G was an immediate hit for Verizon. One of the main draws was the presence of ICS 4.0, and that operating system recently received an over the air update to the most recent 4.0.4 version.
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The new ICS operating system update doesn’t deliver any large feature upgrades, but rather improves the overall user experience across-the-board. Camera interaction is now smoother and quicker, minor bug fixes and tweaks have been made where needed as all operating system updates deliver, and the screen rotation is much faster and more fluid. The interaction with the multitask feature has also been tweaked and is much faster. Google has commented that this is truly the way ICS should be experienced, and Android handset owners seem to agree, with nothing but praise for this new OS update.
The much-anticipated update has been pushed out to Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G handsets, and should hit all devices by the end of June. The large 4.65 inch display on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus delivers 316 pixels per inch for an overall screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, one of the highest numbers in the entire smartphone marketplace. That Super AMOLED screen uses more than 16 million colors when creating a display, standard capacitive multitouch gestures are used to navigate the device and a scratch resistant layer of protective glass overlays the screen.
Talk time is a full 50% better than the average handset, at 12.0 hours delivered from a single charge of the 1850 mA battery on board. With the new ICS 4.0.4 update, Google is present in Gmail, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube and Picasa as well. The dual core 1.2 GHz CPU is part of a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 microchip package that also includes a PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip, 1.0 GB of RAM memory is on board, as well as the most built-in, out-of-the-box, user accessible storage, at 32 GB. A 5.0 megapixel chat cam with LED flash provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution, and a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam is also on board. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone recently received a retail price reduction to $49 on contract at select retailers. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at $49.