The first handset in the US to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 operating system burst onto the scene in December of last year with one of the largest screens and highest resolutions of any smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone also delivered 50% better talk time than the typical 4G handset, high resolution HD video capture, a fast processor and substantial RAM memory. And ever since its arrival on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network, it has been a flagship smartphone for that carrier. Still delivering one of the best overall feature sets of any mobile handset, purchasing the Galaxy Nexus 4G just became more attractive, as Verizon lowered the retail price to $0.01 on contract at select retailers.
That arguably makes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G the best one penny value of any smartphone. ICS is still waiting to roll out on multiple handsets but is present out-of-the-box with the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4G has just as much if not more RAM memory than every handset in the marketplace, and the most recent ICS update delivers Google Wallet access which requires the Near Field Communications (NFC) support that the Galaxy Nexus offers. With NFC, ICS, one of the largest high resolution displays on any smartphone and 1,080P HD video capture for one penny, sales of the Galaxy Nexus 4G will no doubt continue to rank it as one of the best selling Verizon Wireless smartphones.
And independent wireless systems reviewer RootMetrics tested all four major 4G networks in America, and found the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system to produce true 4G LTE speeds on a much more consistent basis than the competition, as well as the fastest speeds. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone is well prepared to take advantage of that speedy network with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 microchip package. That hardware package includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 central processor and graphics dedicated PowerVR SGX540 chip, as well as 1.0 GB of RAM memory. The Galaxy Nexus 4G from Verizon also delivers the most out-of-the-box, built-in, user accessible storage space of any Android smartphone, at 32 GB.
The 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display renders visuals in more than 16 million colors and 316 pixels per inch, for an extremely high resolution 720 x 1,280 pixel display. Talk time runs 12.0 hours from a single battery charge, the 5.0 megapixel camcorder on the back of the handset provides video capture at a high resolution 1,080P HD, and a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam is also present. Popular Google applications YouTube, Picasa, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Talk come preloaded.