The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the talk of the town a little over 6 months ago because it was the only handset in the Android ecosystem that already runs a fully stock, Vanilla-flavored version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which was back then the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. In fact, the handset was released just for this purpose – to show off the capabilities of Ice Cream Sandwich. And being the Google developer device that it is, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already got a tasty treat of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, now the latest Android version to get released. You can purchase the Galaxy Nexus for as little as one penny at select retailers.
When you come to think of it, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was one of the most celebrated handsets a couple of months back despite the fact that some of the components in its specs sheet are mediocre at best. This did not stop a portion of the smartphone-buying population to consider it as the best handset in the Android platform although some of our smartphone-crazed brethren would tend to disagree with this.
Fast-forward to today, it is very hard to imagine that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which was once one of the hottest handsets in the market can now be had for free – well, almost free actually. As it stands, Verizon already gave the nod of approval to give the handset a price cut. With this in play, prospective buyers looking to start a new subscription with Verizon have the opportunity to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon-authorized retailers for only a penny.
When you come to think of it, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is no longer a spring chicken having been released late last year. Despite this, the handset is still very relevant in the smartphone competition and can still give the most of the high-end handsets in the market today a serious run for their dinero with its still impressive components and capabilities.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the operation of the handset is powered by its Texas Instruments OMAP4460 chipset. With this SoC under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is capable of dual-core computing with its 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. The storage space of the handset is pegged at 32GB but sad to say, there is no option to have this expanded. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch Contour Display of the SuperAMOLED variety and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The most common complaint about the handset though is its below-par camera department and for a Google flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus only has a rear-facing camera with a 5MP sensor resolution while the one out front is only of the VGA type. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at just one penny.