Google and Samsung has announced the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to run the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The new Galaxy Nexus comes with a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display that delivers a 1280×720 HD resolution, it has a 5-Megapixel camera on the rear of the device with LED Flash and zero shutter lag, there is a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calling, it comes with integrated NFC, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, it will be available in two models; a 16GB or 32GB model plus there are some sensors; Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Barometer and Proximity sensors. It supports penta-band HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps and quad-band GSM/EDGE networks and there will be an LTE version announced for certain regions as well.
With the power of the Android 4.0 OS, the Galaxy Nexus no longer features physical buttons, instead Home, Back and Menu buttons are now part of the Android user interface.
The new OS also comes with a few new features such as panoramic shooting, Android Beam for easy sharing with your friends by simply tapping your phones together using NFC technology, and Face Unlock which is a facial recognition application that unlocks your phone for you. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in the US, Europe and Asia starting in November and will make its way to other markets later.