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Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Hit US Markets Late 2011; First Handset to Run on Ice Cream Sandwich

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Verizon Wireless has confirmed the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to U.S. markets. According to an official Verizon press release (opens in new tab), the device will be launched late 2011.

The Galaxy Nexus is the latest Android offering from the Korea-based electronics giant, Samsung. It was unveiled a few days back in Hong Kong amidst huge anticipation from fans.

The device is the first handset to run on the latest version of the Android OS platform from Google, dubbed Android 4.0, or more commonly known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Nexus has a massive 4.65 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel, 1 GB RAM, and a powerful 1.2 GHz processor. In addition, it will also provide access to Verizon's 4G LTE communication network.

Other amazing features include a 5 megapixel rear facing camera equipped with LED Flash, auto focus, and a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat. The device supports HD video recording with 1080p resolution, and is compatible with the Near Field Communication technology.

Verizon has yet to disclose the details regarding how much the Galaxy Nexus contract will cost customers.