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Samsung announces the Galaxy Nexus

South Korean consumer electronics company Samsung has launched the Galaxy Nexus phone, running from the very latest version of Android and with a HD screen.

Samsung and Google jointly unveiled the Galaxy Nexus at an event in Hong Kong, and as the very first handset to run Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0 – just as the Google Nexus S was the first device to arrive with the Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS.

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will ship with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, with a 720p resolution, whilst powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and with 1GB of RAM, plus 16 or 32GB of internal storage.

The handset is accompanied by a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash and full 1080p video capture, along with a front-facing 1.3MP variant, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPA+ 21Mbps capabilities – as found in the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Google’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ was announced back in May this year, as the next version of the mobile phone based operating system.

The newest platform features an entirely new look and feel to Android, with a redesigned user interface an improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience.

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will be available in November, in the U.S., Europe, and Asia whilst being gradually rolled out to other global markets.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.