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Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Emerges

Details are beginning to emerge on the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This one will ship with version 4 of Android, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

Samsung and Google announced the Galaxy Nexus Smartphone with Google's latest version of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich early last week. Since the announcement, additional news has been scarce. However, Byte has been able to pull together the following information from a number of different sources.

Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4, contains a number of new features including:

  • Enhanced security incorporating facial recognition which prevents use of the phone by anyone but its owner
  • Beaming of contacts, documents, and other content between NFC equipped phones
  • High-quality voice dictation
  • OS-level integration with Google+

Ice Cream Sandwich is Google's seventh iteration of its Android operating system. Previous versions included Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, FroYo, Gingerbread and its tablet-only iteration, Honeycomb. Ice Cream Sandwich will run on both smartphones as well as tablets, according to both Google and Samsung.

The Galaxy Nexus is known to come in 16GB and 32GB versions and sports a 4.65" 720p display. The phone is noticeably missing a microSD card slot. O2 has announced the 32GB Galaxy Nexus as coming in November in the UK. No word on an exact date or pricing is available as of this writing.

Here in the U.S., Verizon has announced that they will carry the Galaxy Nexus which will ride on their LTE network. Pricing and availability are still unknown as of this writing. It is unclear if the phone will appear on any of the other US national carriers, such as AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile.

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