Verizon Wireless loyalists who also happen to be Android fans may be happy to know that the carrier’s finally got around to selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The Ice Cream Sandwich running device is now up for grabs on the carrier’s official website and stores for potential users out there.
The handset arriving out of Samsung’s stable, boasts of a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour screen proffering a resolution of 1280 x 720p. It houses a 1.2GHz dual core processor backed by 1GB of RAM to render smooth multitasking. Using the carrier’s 4G LTE network, users will apparently be able to enjoy download speeds of up to 5Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5Mbps.
The rear panel of the device embeds a 5MP camera with AF, LED flash and 1080p recording capabilities, while the front facing snapper reads 3MP. The images and other multimedia files can be stored on the 32GB onboard memory. Plus, the latest Android OS allows users to enjoy features like Face Unlock, enhanced multitasking options and more on this NFC enabled handset. It also proffers cloud connectivity as well as Android Beam which allows beaming information to another capable device that’s within an inch from the handset.
Apart from offering Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the smartphone possesses mobile hotspot capability. It can share 4G LTE or 3G connectivity with about 10 other devices that are Wi-Fi enabled. Needless to say, users have Google+ integration along with Google services and the Android Market at their disposal.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus price sums up to $300 and it can now be picked up though Verizon Wireless stores and the carrier’s online portal. Purchasing the handset will require users to take up a new two year contract and data package.