After the famous GOOGLE NEXUS, here comes the Samsung Google Nexus with lot more features having Android 4.0 version in it….Its surely gonna rock the range of Android phones….

The phone and the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, there’s a lot of minutiae, more than most people will really want to read regarding the scads of cosmetic and substantive changes to each function or app. As a result, I’m aiming for the broad view. In the three weeks since I got the phone, I’ve answered many of your ICS and Galaxy Nexus questions, tested the camera, stumbled onto a lot of hidden features, and explored Android Bemusing another Galaxy Nexus phone (more on this below).

Using ICS on the Galaxy Nexus has been a positive experience, and as with many phones, the Galaxy Nexus grew on me even more. It has an open design and appealing shape, a comfortable “hyperskin” soft-touch back cover, and a great screen. ICS adds snappy graphics and a laundry list of new features.

In addition, the phone continues to get most of its character from ICS, which, while a very valuable and powerful new addition with strong features and thought-out tidbits, still has a learning curve and a few warts.

Galaxy Nexus high points

  • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • NFC (near field communications) support

Galaxy Nexus low points

  • Body should feel and look more premium for a superphone
  • 5-megapixel camera not as good as others
  • 16GB storage limit for unlocked (32GB for Verizon model), with no expandable memory
  • No mass USB storage mode (though there are camera and multimedia modes)
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Mahesh (MGIT ECE 4th year)