When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone delivered Google’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system to a smartphone for the first time in the US back in December of last year, that OS update helped the handset become a bestseller and flagship phone for Verizon Wireless. Exclusive to that Verizon 4G LTE network up until recently, the Galaxy Nexus just appeared in the Sprint Android lineup of phones. Competition in consumer-electronics is always great for the customer, and competition is exactly why Verizon recently reduced the retail price of their Galaxy Nexus 4G smartphone to only $0.01 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers.
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The handset delivers one of the largest screens, one of the highest resolutions and the maximum built-in data storage of any smartphone, and at the recent Google I/O Conference in San Francisco, California, the announcement was made that the Galaxy Nexus 4G would deliver the new Jelly Bean 4.1 OS update to a US handset for the first time. Relatively thin for a 4G handset at only 0.37 inches (9.47 mm) in thickness, the handset nonetheless is packed with software and hardware.
The 4.65 inch display on board the Galaxy Nexus handset boasts one of the highest pixel densities of any smartphone, at 316 pixels per inch. More than 16 million different colors are used to render visuals on that Super AMOLED screen, and overall screen resolution runs 720 x 1,280 pixels. Standard capacitive, multitouch gestures are used to navigate the screen, which is protected against scratching by an Oleophobic coating.
A single charge of the 1,850 mA battery on board delivers 12.00 hours of talk time and 6.2 days standby to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, and the hardware package also includes 1.0 GB of RAM memory. The Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 microchip package on board the handset includes a dual core 1.2 GHz central processor, and a separate PowerVR SGX540 GPU focuses entirely on all graphics processing. The 32 GB of built-in storage is the most offered by any smartphone.
A 1.3 megapixel chat cam is located on the front of the Galaxy Nexus 4G, and provides portrait snapshot options as well as video call support. Joining it in the camera combo is a rear mounted 5.0 megapixel camcorder, equipped with LED flash. That rear snapper provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution and 30 frames per second, and delivers autofocus, white balance, geo-tagging, a panorama mode and special effects package. A YouTube video player has been pre-installed, and the on board music player supports all major file formats. Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box is also present. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at just one penny.