Samsung Galaxy Nexus Preview – Ice Cream Sandwich, Nice Design, Good Interface (Video)
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has finally arrived at GSMDome.com, where it will stay for a couple of days, as we make the full review. This is the world’s first Android 4.0 handset, one that features a 4.65 inch 720p display, a 5 megapixel camera and a curved body. The design of this device actually looks like a combo between the look of Galaxy S II and the one of Nexus S.
From the Galaxy S II the Galaxy Nexus took the plasticky, flexible battery cover, while from the Nexus S it borrowed the curved profile. Since this is an Android 4.0 phone, it replaces physical buttons and the classic Gingerbread touch ones with the navigational buttons from Honeycomb, seen below the display. The rightmost button triggers a multitasking section that shows you all of the recent apps you ran and allows you to remove them from the list by simply swiping to the right.
The 720p display is simply amazing, both in colours and the detail of the beautiful Ice Cream Sandwich icons. Another thing I noticed is that in the apps section there’s also an area for widgets, that you can easily attach to one of the homescreens. At the bottom of the homescreen you can see a sort of dock thingie, that shows you the phone call option, a contact list, the application icon, the messaging icon and the web browser. There’s also a search area (voice and text) available at any time while moving through the home screens. I also like the simplistic camera interface, although triggering the options with that tiny icon seems hard to do. I’ll be back in a couple of days with the full review of this beauty.