Galaxy Nexus Review RoundUp

I think I get a bum rap as an “Apple Fanboy and Apologist”.  I don’t dislike Android at all, and I have owned and used a couple  for work (original Droid and an Evo4G).  I think Android has been great for consumers, is an excellent option and the whole thing is really a tech/nerd fight along the lines of Ford v Chevy or Samy Hagar v David Lee Roth.

Now that there is yet another “king of the hill” Android available, and yet another, newer, better version of the OS out in Ice Cream Sandwich, and the reviews are starting to pour in.  I invite any of you with the new Samsung Nexus on the Verizon LTE network to email me your written or video reviews and I will post them to the site.  

For the purposes of snapshot, here are the aggragated generalities from the reviews

Pros:  Wonderful speeds, both processing and internet connection/big bright screen/Ice Cream Sandwich

Cons: Plasticky feel/camera isn’t great/speaker stinks

Conclusions: Best Android Yet, Ice Cream Sandwich is big upgrade

The Verge – Outstandingly comprehensive review, and a video review so good I’ve added it below

Engaget – Great video with side by side comparisons of the Nexus and other Android and a 4S

CNET – Short and to the point written, and a comprehensive video too

Associated Press – Generally positive review

TechCrunch – A review from an iPhone owner/user

Ice Cream Sandwich & Galaxy Nexus Are Here

The long awaited unveiling of Ice Cream Sandwich, the operating system for Android that hopes to unify the platform for both phones and tablets, happened Tuesday night along with the first device to use the OS, the Samsung Nexus Prime.

I’ll post more about both here soon, but there are a lot of links that will give you the full details below.  But this is a big deal and the phone is a winner.

Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) removes the psyical button with ones that appear on the touch screen only when needed, facial recognition software that ID’s the user’s face to unlock the phone (although the demo of this didn’t work during the live presentation), new multi-tasking design and app grouping and icon organizing features are all new things found in the OS.

The Samsung Nexus promises to sit on top of the “most powerful” smartphone throne when it hots stores with a fast processor, 4.65 screen running 720p, 1 Gig of RAM, and it will also have Near Field Communications (NFC) for mobile payments.  But it is the curved glass and body that will make everyone Ooo and Aahhh when it hits stores in November.


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