It is announced that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the initial tablet to run with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, November 29, expected for launch on December 8.
The Galaxy Nexus, which will be sold $199 with a new contract, is the initial tablet to launch with Google’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. Apart from ICS, the Galaxy Nexus is also equipped with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1280×720 resolution that nearly equals the Retina display of the iPhone 4/4S in terms of pixel density (316ppi vs the iPhone’s 326ppi). The handset also has a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 processor with 1GB of RAM.
Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus can link to a LTE signal; allow it access to the fastest network available in the US. Other models support a HSPA+ connection is still faster than standard 3G, but can compare to Verizon’s 4G LTE speeds.
Other specs consist of a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-MP front-facing camera, facial recognition screen unlock, dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC mobile wallet capabilities.