The Galaxy Nexus Is A Go! First Ice Cream Sandwich Phone.

It’s about time, as we’ve had official specs, completely official specs and now an actual announcement. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is officially the first Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 device and while an HSPA+ device has been announced, no carriers have been discussed so stay tuned!

  • 4.65″ 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED screen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor,
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16 or 32GB internal memory
  • 1750mAh battery
  • 5 megapixel camera with “zero shutter lag”
  • 1080p video 30fps
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • NFH
  • 8.94mm thick and 135grams

Check out the hands on video courtesy of the The Verge.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    I’m looking at a live blog over at engadget and so far it looks to be a Verizon exclusive here in the states.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725095 Jason Crumbley

    No SD card slot= I won’t buy it.

    • Noah1017

      I hear that
      (very happy with my Hercules now)

  • http://twitter.com/JDean86 James

    Nobody knows if the MT4G [not slide] will get Android 4.0?

    • Anonymous

      Judging by how long it took to get 2.3.4, I’d say about twenty years.

    • Anonymous

      Judging by how long it took to get 2.3.4, I’d say about twenty years.

    • Noah1017

      uhh who cares…
      if you have a mt4g wouldnt you want a good phone anyway?
      Ive been fixing a mt4g internally b/c I found one with a cracked screen on CL for 10 bucks lol,  and it is junk compared to even the vibrant I had to re-solder internally too to make physical mods.

      • Respawn

        I love my MT4G. I’ve been using it since January. No complaints whatsoever. Compared to the Vibrant? You’ve got to be kidding.

  • Yassora7

    5 mp camera is really bad. How they do something like that?

    • Anonymous

      Judging by how long it took to get 2.3.4, I’d say about twenty years.

    • James Devenberg

      MP count is a really bad way to judge the quality of a camera.  All MP count tells you is how big of a print you can make before you start to lose picture quality.  In small sensors like those used in cellphones having a higher megapixel count can actually be detrimental to picture quality.  Look at the iPhone 4 camera.  It takes excellent pictures and is “only” 5 mp.  It outshoots some Android phones that had 8 mp sensors.  Wait until we see sample photos from the camera before judging.  I’d rather have an excellent 5 mp sensor than a mediocre 8 mp sensor just to make the speck sheet look better.

      • http://www.TripTronicTech.com TJ

        A good example of that is the HTC Sensation – The camera is rather shoddy. The Vibrant preforms better.

      • http://www.TripTronicTech.com TJ

        A good example of that is the HTC Sensation – The camera is rather shoddy. The Vibrant preforms better.

    • James Devenberg

      MP count is a really bad way to judge the quality of a camera.  All MP count tells you is how big of a print you can make before you start to lose picture quality.  In small sensors like those used in cellphones having a higher megapixel count can actually be detrimental to picture quality.  Look at the iPhone 4 camera.  It takes excellent pictures and is “only” 5 mp.  It outshoots some Android phones that had 8 mp sensors.  Wait until we see sample photos from the camera before judging.  I’d rather have an excellent 5 mp sensor than a mediocre 8 mp sensor just to make the speck sheet look better.

  • Anonymous

    im looking at it live and i think that without a doubt, its coming to us!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      Not sure how you got that idea.  They are talking LTE for the states.  That sir is Verizon.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        They didn’t say LTE ONLY for the states.

        • Anonymous

          huh I clearly heard hspa+ 42………which can explain the 1.5 to 1.2 transition!

        • Raul

          yea hspa too…

        • Anonymous

          huh I clearly heard hspa+ 42………which can explain the 1.5 to 1.2 transition!

      • Rex

        They said LTE AAAAND HSPA+ actually

        • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

          wait

        • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

          wait

      • n900mixalot

        AT&T also uses LTE now, and the phone has AWS bands and HSPA+, which T-Mobile and AT&T both use.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

        I just emailed a rep from Expansys USA they said they will be getting the GSM aka HSPA+ version and preorder will begin in a few weeks.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      Not sure how you got that idea.  They are talking LTE for the states.  That sir is Verizon.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      Not sure how you got that idea.  They are talking LTE for the states.  That sir is Verizon.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      Not sure how you got that idea.  They are talking LTE for the states.  That sir is Verizon.

  • Ietnoved

    if it comes to sprint or tmobile i have to get it !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EG4JNOBQWRAXO6J5CXFVMGJAUQ Zara

    so this is the phone that suppose to be Iphone 4S? lol

    • n900mixalot

      No. The iPhone 4S is the phone that is supposed to be the iPhone 4S. This is the Galaxy Nexus, which is supposed to be … the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        wow, a comment that made actually sense.  Thank you sir, you are classy ( i mean this too, no sarcasm).

      • Anonymous

        wow, a comment that made actually sense.  Thank you sir, you are classy ( i mean this too, no sarcasm).

    • Hilton T Young

      yeah.  Iphone 4s is nowhere near as good as this phone

    • Iz

      Maybe Siri can answer that for you lol

  • 69onthegirl

    the best phone ever… 

    • Irun4fun7209

      It is not that great of a phone. The hardware is a downgrade from recent phone. Sure, this hardware may be better and run a little quicker. Plus, it may give more battery life, but it is still a downgrade. Also, it is ice cream sandwich that I think you are commenting on and not the phone.

      • 69onthegirl

        Less…

      • n900mixalot

        I’m not seeing the downgrade …

      • n900mixalot

        I’m not seeing the downgrade …

        • Anonymous

          * 5mp camera rear (most others are 8mp now)
          * 1.3mp front cam (many are 2mp now)
          * no sd slot (ummm…apple’s hangup)
          * dual 1.2 mhz cpu (same – this should have been 1.5 or 1.8 for its hype)

          The thing i do love is the display, hi-res & small bezel.
          Not so blown away hardware-wise….

          ….now as far as the ICS OS, that looks promising although I did see several things ‘borrowed’ from Sense 3.0 as well as other systems.

          Face Recognition…fail…hahaha….I don’t have time to stare at my phone, esp while driving, trying to unlock the damn thing. There is cool and there is practical.

          Not a bad setup but not revolutionary enough to switch from Galaxy S2.
          guess I was expecting too much

        • n900mixalot

          Ah I see what you mean but perhaps we have gotten to a point where software optimization is way behind hardware optimizatio so we dont need the highest technical specifications?

          I mean, we have seen 5 mpx and 1.2 GHz is older but not with the same thin form factor we see here, plus LTE and HSPA+ jammed inside as well. See what I meam?

        • Anonymous

          * 5mp camera rear (most others are 8mp now)
          * 1.3mp front cam (many are 2mp now)
          * no sd slot (ummm…apple’s hangup)
          * dual 1.2 mhz cpu (same – this should have been 1.5 or 1.8 for its hype)

          The thing i do love is the display, hi-res & small bezel.
          Not so blown away hardware-wise….

          ….now as far as the ICS OS, that looks promising although I did see several things ‘borrowed’ from Sense 3.0 as well as other systems.

          Face Recognition…fail…hahaha….I don’t have time to stare at my phone, esp while driving, trying to unlock the damn thing. There is cool and there is practical.

          Not a bad setup but not revolutionary enough to switch from Galaxy S2.
          guess I was expecting too much

  • 69onthegirl

    the best phone ever… 

  • Raul

    so far nothing interesting…. so far im still keeping my galaxy s2

    • Raul

      update:: face recognition 
      im sure we will get an app for that  :) 

      • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

        To bad the demo failed.

        • Raul

          too much make up Lol

        • Raul

          too much make up Lol

        • Raul

          too much make up Lol

  • Anonymous

    what is NFH?

    • Anonymous

      need for help

  • Rex

    4.6? omg It’s SOOO BIG!

    • Myblcktee

      that’s what she said.

  • Kevinmarchibald

    Get some benchmarks, please

  • Kevinmarchibald

    Get some benchmarks, please

  • Anonymous

    There is a boat load of new features in ICS.  This is a long a$$ video!

  • Anonymous

    There is a boat load of new features in ICS.  This is a long a$$ video!

  • ohyeah

    pentaband. every single blog report so far is saying hspa+ and presuming that means t-mo USA.

  • ohyeah

    pentaband. every single blog report so far is saying hspa+ and presuming that means t-mo USA.

    • Anonymous

      Funny considering that AT&T also uses HSPA+

  • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

    Seeing some WP7 influence in ICS.  lol

  • ohyeah

    also engadget is saying AWS. that’s about as good as confirmed. YES!

  • Raul

    well best of it it was NFC but samsung s2 has that already.
    i expected more of this ICS :/

    • Yallpussy

      what more do you need? a phone that brushes your teeth?

  • jon

    No specifics on carriers? Nice device though….

  • Bruce Carrick

    I have to wonder what they meant by “based on market demand”…….it better be on T-Mo

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that noticed this too.  I’m still thinking verizon exclusive, perhaps even a timed exclusive, in the US because it’s LTE and they were stressing early on about speed.  But I’ll be happy to be wrong.

  • Theblaqman

    AMAZING!!!  The phone hardware is nice, screen size nice (the bigger the better since I want my phone eventually to be a tablet).  The biggest improvement is ICS .  That and knowing you get the next version first for a while.  I gotta go sell some blood plasma so I can buy this thing if it ever comes to t-mo.  I was waiting to see if it was gonna be this, galaxy s II or Amaze, but no, this is my next phone.  Wish T-mo had gone with 4.5 ” android phones in the spring and I wouldn’t have to upgrade again now.

  • Theblaqman

    AMAZING!!!  The phone hardware is nice, screen size nice (the bigger the better since I want my phone eventually to be a tablet).  The biggest improvement is ICS .  That and knowing you get the next version first for a while.  I gotta go sell some blood plasma so I can buy this thing if it ever comes to t-mo.  I was waiting to see if it was gonna be this, galaxy s II or Amaze, but no, this is my next phone.  Wish T-mo had gone with 4.5 ” android phones in the spring and I wouldn’t have to upgrade again now.

  • Hilton T Young

    Their all stealing each other’s ideas now trying to be the best and trump the other phones out. 

  • Nik

    I like the Launcher Pro new app tray and customizeable dock. And the super cool beam aka infrared transfer from 10 years ago on pocket PCs lol. And the people contact card ala HTC People and the panorama camera ala the Amaze camera app from HTC as well. A lot of little things borrowed here and there from all areas that are currently available for our phones. Swipe cards to dismiss like webOS from the browser to close tabs was cool too. I just wish ice cream wasn’t a copy paste of a bunch of features but if they were going to do it… might as well have taken the best elements to make one awesome mobile os. 

  • Nik

    I like the Launcher Pro new app tray and customizeable dock. And the super cool beam aka infrared transfer from 10 years ago on pocket PCs lol. And the people contact card ala HTC People and the panorama camera ala the Amaze camera app from HTC as well. A lot of little things borrowed here and there from all areas that are currently available for our phones. Swipe cards to dismiss like webOS from the browser to close tabs was cool too. I just wish ice cream wasn’t a copy paste of a bunch of features but if they were going to do it… might as well have taken the best elements to make one awesome mobile os. 

  • Hilton T Young

    What we’re saying is, there were supposed to be a bunch of great next gen phones about the same time.  This, Iphone5, GSII, and more.  But the Iphone4s is nowhere near next gen like this.  It’s just updating the iphone 4.  Apple failed

    • Myblcktee

      you mad bro ?

  • Hilton T Young

    Man, so disappointed.  :)  No SD slot.  Means u’ll have to pay extra to get 32 GB, and trash the 16 GB sd we all have from our current, last gen phones

    • Hilton T Young

      still want it, just disappointed there never seems to be a phone that has everything in it.  

  • Anonymous

    awesome, way to use the verge video!  those guys are awesome!  im think this phone will replace my mytouch 4g!  google, take my money!

  • Kyle3

    After this monster phone who would be dumb enough to buy a Galaxy II?? The Prime is actually narrower (less bezel, 16:9 ratio and 1200×768)!

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidKnight Cypher X

      It’s 1280×720

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidKnight Cypher X

      It’s 1280×720

  • Now_onTMo

    please come to tmobile!!! 
    i love the design and the UI!
    i love the color,eveything about ICS!
    defintely looks better than previous android versions..well except the bezel on the bottom part of the phone..,but still great looking..must find a way!! hehe

  • Matlock

    Im selling my 9900, Sensation and G2X for this thing! 32GB version for me, thank you! ICS may have taken the best features of many of the current UIs and borrowed from some of the other OSes but its seems to me like it is the complete package! This is going to be Christmas gift to myself!

    • Anonymous

      Me too!!!!!! I’m dying to have this in my hands. Now this is the type of product I would line up/ camp out for. Exited is an understatement. 

  • Dave Shmuckler

    ICS = let down. All the “new” features are already able to be accomplished with launcher pro, sense, ADW, or other 3rd party apps… and yet still, a 4×4 only screen size for icons and widgets. Google needs to innovate, not catch up.

    • Hilton T Young

      You’re missing the point.  You’re a power user.  All the ICS stuff smooths edges on the stock phones that the average consumer that buys an iphone because they’re too dumb to be a power user look at.  Stock android is what’s gonna make the money and help us kill the iphone.  The community based stuff is the toys that me and you play with to be more cutting edge even if it breaks stuff and eliminates free value added software that the carriers put on the phone.  

      To put it simpler, my sister who has the iphone 4 would never even understand what sense is. She just wants her cute phone that works and doesn’t require her to tinker with and customize it.  She doesn’t care about specs or launchers or ui.  She just knows she has apps, and her phone does what apple decides it should be.  This version of android is more for killing her with features than wowing someone who has probably already teleported into the future and has android 5.0 running on his Mytouch 4G

      • LUcky

        Teleported? Lol

    • Matlock

      who is Google catching up to!?!?!? all those features are available across different UIs, but are not all in one place! ICS brings them all in one place, so no need to have those crappy launchers like ADW, or the overly heavy Sense UIs anymore! 

      And if you are not seeing innovation in ICS, then IDK what would be innovative to you!?

      • J-Hop2o6

        EXACTLY! +10.. I always wanted the stock launcher to do things like launcher pro+adw.. And yea, all the good things where spead out.. Now its all coming together.. Can’t wait to get the Nexus Galaxy.. but I will put CM9 (ICS) on my G2 in the mean time.. can’t wait!

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidKnight Cypher X

      You guys are missing the big picture.. ICS a collaboration of HoneyComb + Gingerbread together. The same software will be used both on phones and tablets. This makes it easier to have developers develop on ICS specifically and not worry about compatibility with all the android devices.. If you got ICS on your phone, the app will automatically work for you, either you’re on a tablet or a phone.

  • BP

    I know T-Mobile is getting this cause that was God speaking in the white suit.  That is why Face Unlock didn’t recognize God cause nobody knows what he looks like.

  • Iz

    Not too bad of a phone the biggest improvement is in the place we’ll all notice (the display) right off the bat. Vanilla Android on a 1.2 should be plenty fast especially with the bump in RAM and the new features are not ground breaking individually but grouped should make for a great solid start for ICS to build on.

  • jon

    LOL

    • jon

      Sorry meant to reply to BP’s post about face unlock..that was some funny sh*t right there.

  • xioomc

    This phone is the climax of Android. nothing else is better. windows phone 7 is death.
    Apple will be catching up for long time. I love the UI, the crazy fast full of features camera. That beam feature almost gave me a heart attack. the lock screen is great i loved it on honeycomb. the face unlocker out of this world!!! everything seems so smooth. the web browser is amazing. 
    TO all of those who are saying that mine is better, downgrade blah blah blah crap. go cry to your pillow  is not my fault  you already spent all your money  on whatever phone u did and now you feel outdated. If you love your galaxy s 2 or iPhone , blackberry …. why bother coming here and comment on it. I am because i love it and i will be buying it!!!!   ” . “

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      lol

    • Anonymous

      wow…chill dude

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I still love my iPhone. It’s my site, so I can DEFINITELY come here and comment. :-)

      • Myblcktee

        Yeah you tell em’

  • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

    IF T-Mobile gets this and IF Nokia dosen’t wow me next week with a device coming to T-Mobile then I may be coming back to Android.  Well atleast until WP8 comes out.

  • Drummerboyradio

    Nothing mind blowing about it. Half the time it seemed like the people speaking were waiting for an “apple” style applause from the crowd that never came. I was hoping roboto was androids response to SIRI but I guess I can be excited that it can only be unlocked with face recognition, oh wait that’s all the more reason for a thief to punch me in the face, hold the phone up to my face while I’m knocked out so he can take a panoramic picture of me laying on the ground and instantly post it to my google plus account. can’t wait to pick one up.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      lmao.  Really?

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdax3041 James Matthews

      lmao.  Really?

    • HTC Pyramid

      exaggerate much? funny stuff though.

    • Anonymous

      cool story bro

  • Drummerboyradio

    Nothing mind blowing about it. Half the time it seemed like the people speaking were waiting for an “apple” style applause from the crowd that never came. I was hoping roboto was androids response to SIRI but I guess I can be excited that it can only be unlocked with face recognition, oh wait that’s all the more reason for a thief to punch me in the face, hold the phone up to my face while I’m knocked out so he can take a panoramic picture of me laying on the ground and instantly post it to my google plus account. can’t wait to pick one up.

  • apples

    Verizon gets this, the Razr Droid, and the iPhone 4S. Peace out T-Mobile.

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather have a HSPA+ galaxy nexus that lasts all day on a single charge than battery sucking LTE galaxy nexus that needs to be charged constantly and gets similar speeds….. oh and have fun paying twice a much

      • Mastrorj

        have fun getting half the coverage too while ur at it lol. its a really cool “Ipod” like device for tmobile.

      • VisualFX

        LTE on Verizon does NOT get similar speeds as sucky T-Mobile. I have a Droid Bionic right now and I get average 25Mbps down up to 30 Mbps down and average 10 Mbps up. T-Mobile never achieved that for me ever. The most I ever got on their “SO CALLED” 4G was 8 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up which doesn’t even compare to Verizon and Verizon’s LTE is still being upgraded further which means even faster speeds coming. As for paying twice as much not even…I pay $125 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messaging and 7GB of 4G date with Mobile HotSpot included and that is all inclusive with taxes and surcharges. T-Mobile is $80-$100 for 1/3 of the service reliability and only 2GB data without hotspot. I would rather pay an extra $20-$30 for reliable service, signal and more. You get what you pay for and in T-Mobile’s case it should be no more than $50 for all services because you get them from time to time not constantly since their towers, signal strength and all just completely SUCK.

        • Anonymous

          It all depends on where you live. In Jacksonville, Fl. I’m averaging 15mbps down and 3mbps up on my Galaxy S 4g.  And sorry, I just looked up Verizons plan for what you said you have, it’s $170 BEFORE tax.  If you really need that much data, Tmo has unlimited ultra value plan which is $134.99 before tax for 10gb data, tethering and a $15/mo phone.

          dont forget, verizon has “so called” 4g too…. Just like HSPA+, LTE still doesn’t measure up to the 4g standard. I’ll stick with what is best for the money.

        • Anonymous

          It all depends on where you live. In Jacksonville, Fl. I’m averaging 15mbps down and 3mbps up on my Galaxy S 4g.  And sorry, I just looked up Verizons plan for what you said you have, it’s $170 BEFORE tax.  If you really need that much data, Tmo has unlimited ultra value plan which is $134.99 before tax for 10gb data, tethering and a $15/mo phone.

          dont forget, verizon has “so called” 4g too…. Just like HSPA+, LTE still doesn’t measure up to the 4g standard. I’ll stick with what is best for the money.

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather have a HSPA+ galaxy nexus that lasts all day on a single charge than battery sucking LTE galaxy nexus that needs to be charged constantly and gets similar speeds….. oh and have fun paying twice a much

  • apples

    Verizon gets this, the Razr Droid, and the iPhone 4S. Peace out T-Mobile.

  • nerdlust

    wow

  • Exile One

    Ok!  I need this phone in my life!

  • MNBug

    I’m not feeling the hype.  Meh.

  • Anonymous

    When they were talking about Network speeds, they listed 3G, HSPA+, 21Mbps(AT&T), 42Mbps(Presumably T-Mobile) and LTE(Verizon). There will be a T-Mobile version with 42Mbps speeds, that graph shown in the presentation proves it, why they did not mention US carriers, I don’t know, but AT&T and T-Mobile versions of this phone a;ready passed through FCC. It’s a lock, TMO is getting the best Smartphone. Only question I have, and it’s directed @David, Managing Editor, after seeing this, are you still riding the Apple bandwagon? Or are you gonna jump to the DARK side and get the Galaxy Nexus if it in fact comes to T-Mobile? Or are you too invested in iOS? I know I am in Android,APP-wise, I have purchased ALOT of APPS that I need,cheap & expensive, so I’m stuck here, I’e invested too much.

    • Vlad

      Maybe it’s going to be sold direct from Google or Best Buy as unlocked.

    • Vlad

      Maybe it’s going to be sold direct from Google or Best Buy as unlocked.

  • Bimmerz

    I am SO getting this phone! If by chance it doesn’t come with the support of HSPA+ 42, then I’ll get the SGS 2, root and slap ICS on it. But I’d rather have this… =o)

    • Anonymous

      lol ive seen u around for a long time here and in xda on the nexus s forums XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1522447760 Jean-luc Mutabazi

    they shuld leave the next nexus to LG or sony ericcson cause a 5 megapixel is just way to much disgusting for a device which is “android’s mother-ship” samsung really knows how desroy somegood but the camera is really great at speed 

    • Jorge

      Do you realize the resolution of 5 megapixels? at its best it could not be fully appreciated on a 1080p screen, what matters the most is the sensor. There are many 5 megapixel cameras that take better pictures than 8 megapixel ones.

    • Jorge

      Do you realize the resolution of 5 megapixels? at its best it could not be fully appreciated on a 1080p screen, what matters the most is the sensor. There are many 5 megapixel cameras that take better pictures than 8 megapixel ones.

      • Jorge

        Just to give you a clue here is some food thought, 1920 x 1080 = 2.1 megapixels = )

      • Jorge

        Just to give you a clue here is some food thought, 1920 x 1080 = 2.1 megapixels = )

      • BUA

        GS2 CAMERA SUCKS…

        • Lazera Thompson

          if you think the Samsung Galaxy S 2 Cameras sucks then i am sorry 

          you but you are a complete idiot because the GS2, iphone 4s, and HTC mytouch 4G slide have some of the best cameras on a smartphone (and the N8)

        • Lazera Thompson

          if you think the Samsung Galaxy S 2 Cameras sucks then i am sorry 

          you but you are a complete idiot because the GS2, iphone 4s, and HTC mytouch 4G slide have some of the best cameras on a smartphone (and the N8)

        • 69onthegirl

          For you…only in your dreams!