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Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS Now Available

Samsung has launched the highly awaited Galaxy Nexus smartphone and with it, the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

The device, along with the new software, was unveiled jointly by Samsung and Google at an event in Asia.

A lot of uncertainty surrounds the launch of the device, however, as several retailers and carriers are reporting that they are yet to get the device. Only wireless carrier O2 is offering the device as of now and only time will tell how this smartphone fares against the iPhone 4S.

According to an article on Cnet, the device is now available via retailer Phones4U. Carphone Warehouse claims that it would not be offering the device before November 26.

Mobile phone carriers Vodafone, O2 and 3 are expected to start offering the device in a couple of days.

The device, the first to come with Ice Cream Sandwich, features a massive 4.65 inches AMOLED 720p screen, a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Nexus also comes with a powerful 5MP camera capable of HD video recording and a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video chat.