It’s hard to believe that Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 operating system has been around since December 15 of last year when it appeared for the first time in the United States on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. That handset arrived as exclusive to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system, but has since made its way to the other major wireless carriers in the US. Competition is always good for the consumer, and in the face of this new competition, Verizon lowered the retail price of their Galaxy Nexus 4G to $0.01 on contract at select retailers.
Amazon is currently offering free premium applications when you purchase a Galaxy Nexus for Verizon from the Amazon Wireless store, and that handset has been a flagship bestseller for Verizon ever since it debuted last year. The Verizon 4G LTE network delivers simultaneous voice and data access capabilities to the Galaxy Nexus, and also delivers download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps when you are in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas.
The display on the handset is a large 4.65 inches, and is protected by a scratch resistant Oleophobic coating . Pixel density runs extremely high at 316 pixels per inch, giving the Verizon Galaxy Nexus an overall display resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Displays are rendered in more than 16 million colors to the Super AMOLED screen, and capacitive, multitouch gestures are supported for device navigation. The 1,850 mA battery on board benefits from light and proximity sensors which help conserve battery life, and offers 50% more talk time than the average 4G smartphone, at 12.00 hours delivered from a single charge.
The hardware package on board the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone includes a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 microchip package which centers around a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 CPU. That central processor also benefits by the presence of a PowerVR SGX540 GPU that handles all graphics processing. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board, and the Galaxy Nexus leads the 4G field with 32 GB of built-in storage.
The camera combo on board the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon includes a 1.3 megapixel chat cam up front that can provide video call support, as well as a rear facing 5.0 megapixel camcorder which offers video capture at 1,080P HD resolution. The handset also delivers a YouTube video player and built-in music player, and Near Field Communications (NFC) support is present out-of-the-box. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4g smartphone starting at just one penny!