In today’s smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is always associated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This does not come as a surprise given the fact that the handset was released late last year to coincide with the unveiling of what back then was the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. Being the Google flagship device that it is, ICS was showcased on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to gives its users a stock Android experience for that matter.
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During its heydays, the handset became very popular among our smartphone-crazed brethren with many of them considering the handset as the best Android-powered device in the market. This, despite the fact that several components of the handset were mediocre at best. Despite the popularity of the handset, only Verizon picked up on this when it was the sole US carrier to have the handset added to its lineup. In fact, it was rumored that the carrier passed up on the Samsung Galaxy S II to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – a move that was said to be a big mistake on the part of the carrier.
However, the handset still has a bagful of tricks when you come to think of it. Being a Google developer device, the handset is always assured of getting first dibs on the updates that Google releases. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already got a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest Android version which was recently unveiled at Google I/O, while other handsets are still waiting to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
And now, it has become even more affordable to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As it stands, Verizon has given the approval to its partner resellers to give the handset a price cut. As of the moment, the handset can now be had at these Verizon-authorized resellers for only a penny with a new two-year contract with Verizon. When you come to think of it, a penny would usually get you a cheap feature phone but instead will let you go home with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with the impressive feature set, components and capabilities that it brings to the table.
As for the handset, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has its circuitry built around a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 chipset which brings to the device a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a full gigabyte of RAM for a snappy and buttery-smooth performance. The storage space of the handset is pegged at 32GB but there is no option to have this further expanded. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus sports a Contour Display that measures 4.65 inches diagonally and is of the SuperAMOLED variety. The display itself has an olephobic coating to protect it from scratches and has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pain point of the handset though is its mediocre shooting department because it only has a 5MP shooter at its back panel while its front bezel is home to its 1.3MP video call camera. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at just one penny.