Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be available in the US from today. This is the first smartphone to run on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system and will be sold at Verizon Wireless stores and online for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement, a Verizon spokesman said. It will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
For purchasing Galaxy Nexus, customers in US need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly for 2 GB of data.
Following are some of the salient features of Galaxy Nexus:
- Redesigned user interface: Software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones, and a dedicated recent apps button to make multitasking easy
- Face unlock: Use state-of-the-art facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy Nexus
- Android Beam: Share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube videos with friends by tapping two compatible phones together can record high-definition videos in 1080p – the best resolution you can get on a consumer camera
- People application: Browse friends, family and co-workers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks
- Cloud services: Keep email, contacts, photos, music, browser bookmarks and other data synced to the cloud, available across multiple devices so customers never lose important data
- Google Music: Upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud and stream it instantly on Galaxy Nexus and from the Web for free
The combination of Google’s software and Samsung’s hardware makes the Galaxy Nexus one of the best candidates to compete with Apple’s latest iPhone…!