Samsung Galaxy Nexus promo video highlights Ice Cream Sandwich

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If you missed the webcast tonight, check out the promo video of the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s a quick 2 minute rundown of all the important highlights. For those expecting that the Verizon Wireless version would be announced tonight, don’t be nervous because 21 seconds into the video you will see “Verizon Wireless.”

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus: First smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Super AMOLED HD display

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Here’s the official press release (below) for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We already covered the specs earlier, but you might find some of the details interesting. One thing to note is the LTE version may differ slightly. This is probably going to mean it will be a little thicker than the 8.94mm spec. Again just a quick rundown of the specs:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream
  • 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 720p resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Redsigned UI in Android 4.0
  • Improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support, full web browsing
  • Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttons – brand new
  • People App with Google+ Integration among other features
  • Redesigned camera with panorama mode, 1080p video, zero-shutter lag, silly faces and background replacement features
  • Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone! BOOM that just happened.
  • Android Beam uses NFC to easily share content with other Android users with the bump of phones
  • PURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE
  • All the Google Apps you love from Android Market and GMail to Movie Studio and redesigned Google+ app
  • 8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel
  • LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
  • Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally

Full Press Release after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus officially announced with full specs

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The Galaxy Nexus is official and the specs are as follows:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream
  • 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 720p resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Redsigned UI in Android 4.0
  • Improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support, full web browsing
  • Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttons – brand new
  • People App with Google+ Integration among other features
  • Redesigned camera with panorama mode, 1080p video, zero-shutter lag, silly faces and background replacement features
  • Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone! BOOM that just happened.
  • Android Beam uses NFC to easily share content with other Android users with the bump of phones
  • PURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE
  • All the Google Apps you love from Android Market and GMail to Movie Studio and redesigned Google+ app
  • 8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel
  • LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
  • Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy Nexus page shows backside

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We are only about an hour away from one of the biggest announcements in Android history, and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus place-holder page is live on Samsung’s site. All you have to so is search for “Galaxy Nexus” on the site and you get the above image.

You will also notice that it says “from Verizon” which basically confirms that it will be an exclusive to Verizon for a certain period of time. As a reminder the Verizon version is model SCH-I515 and the GSM version will be GT-I9250.

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Galaxy Nexus Benchmarks Up At GLBenchmark

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I don’t take benchmarks to heart, but have a gander and see what you think as they don’t look too great. These come from GLBenchmark and the new Nexus shows up as running Android 4.0 and is using the Galaxy Nexus name. We also have the screen resolution showing as 1196×720 (should be 1280x 720 with the on screen buttons taking up 84×720), and processor clocked in at 1.2GHz. Some screenshots of how the Galaxy Nexus did are after the break and you can hit the source link to check out all the full details. I’d take these with a grain of salt until the device is real world tested, but this is more to wet your palate until tonight’s event. How do you all feel about these benchmarks? On paper it doesn’t look too impressive, but I think it will be the best device yet.

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Ice Cream Sandwich will feature native screenshot capability

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I am sure you are still giddy with excitement after we just showed you an actual image of the Galaxy Nexus. We thought you might want to keep the ball rolling and get a little ICS goodness as well.

It appears that the highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich OS will include native screenshot capabilities. This time around we won’t need to be rooted or need to have any add-ons to be able to to capture a screenshot image, with the Galaxy Nexus you just hit volume down and power to save the image. This may not seem like a very nifty feature to some of you but once you get your new Galaxy Nexus I am sure you are going to want to brag to your friends about how cool ICS really is.

Our pals over at Android Police stumbled upon a couple of binaries within ICS proving that a couple apps (screenshot and screencap) are in charge of the native screenshot feature. Yes, these are also found in Honeycomb as well but in ICS you won’t need root in order for them to work!

screenshot
usage: screenshot [-s soundfile] filename.png
-s: play a sound effect to signal success
-i: autoincrement to avoid overwriting filename.png

screencap

[-hp] [FILENAME]
-h: this message
-p: save the file as a png.
If FILENAME ends with .png it will be saved as a png.
If FILENAME is not given, the results will be printed to stdout.

See you all later in the proverbial YouTube theater!

[via android police]

Latest Galaxy Nexus Photo Leak, Best One Yet?

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Today is the day for the Galaxy Nexus and ICS reveal in Hong Kong and this is probably the best leaked shot of the Galaxy Nexus so far. The shot is supposedly from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo which will be available on November 20th. We’ve got a boat load of specs listed as well, most of which we already know. Stay tuned today, as more ICS and Galaxy Nexus news is sure to flow right up until the event tonight.

  • Model: GT-I9250, GT-I9250T, GT-I9250M, SC-04D, SCH-I515
  • dimensions (length x width x thickness): 136.0 × 68.0 × 8.8 fine piece – 11.5 thickest part
  • Weight: Approximately 135.0 (g)
  • OS: Google Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Chipset: Texas Instruments Omap4460 CPU: ARM Cortex-A9 MP Core SMP (Dual-Core) CPU operating frequency: 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 540 Immage Technologies
  • Communication Systems (GT-I9250/GT-I9250M/GT-I9250M/SC-04D): W-CDMA, GSM phone (SCH-I515): LTE, CDMA2000 Packet (GT-I9250/GT-I9250M / GT-I9250M/SC -04D): HSPA, EDGE, GPRS (SCH-I515): LTE, EV-DO Rev.
  • Display: AMOLED HD: 4.65 inches Resolution 720 x1280) Maximum number of simultaneous colors Main Display: 16,777,216 color touch screen: capacitive (multi-touch),
  • Main camera: 5 megapixel CMOS camera with LED flash Video recording 1080pHD (1920 * 1080)
  • Front camera: 1.3 million pixels CMOS
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Communications Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Wireless LAN Communication: IEEE 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n (2.4 GHz Dual-Band 5.xGHz)
  • Tethering
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 16/32GB:
  • Battery Capacity: 1750mAh
  • Notification LED

[via androidcentral]

Pictures of Gmail, Calendar, and E-mail Apps From Ice Cream Sandwich

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Thanks to AndroidPolice we’ve got shots of the Gmail, Calendar, and e-mail widgets from Ice Cream Sandwich to look over. In the shots, you’ll see a comparison to the Honeycomb versions. You’ll notice the standard e-mail app and Gmail look alike and the calendar app looks a little cleaner. Hit up the break to check them all out and let us know what you think.

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Canadian Nexus Device Shows Up In WiFi Alliance Database

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Canadian smartphone users have a reason to get excited for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness as a Samsung GT-I9250M has turned up in the WiFi Alliance Database. The M in the model number means this version is on the road to Canada, but we have no idea what this device will be called. Actually, the fact that it will have WiFi is all we know, but at least Canadian users can get excited for the Oct. 19th event knowing a new Nexus device should be hitting them soon as well. Stay tuned.

[via wifialliance]