Excerpt: Extended batteries are either a wonderful tool to help you get through your day, or a waste of money. There are many different ways to make an “extended” battery, not all of which yield better run-times. To ensure you’re getting a battery that does what you expect it to, stick with OEM batteries from the manufacturer of your device.
Excerpt: Finally! We had the pleasure of reviewing, what many consider the 'holy grail' of all Android phones; the one; the only – Galaxy Nexus. Just like the Nexus One and the Nexus S, if you want the purest Android experience, then this is the phone to get. Not only that, it is the first phone to get any new update from Google.
Conclusion: There’s plenty of hype surrounding the Galaxy Nexus, and rightly so. Being packed with Android Ice Cream Sandwich not only sweetens the deal, but the phone’s synergy of hardware and software is something of a marvel. Under the phone’s hood is a 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor that accounts for the phone’s smooth performance and slick presentation, along with the 1GB of RAM.
Conclusion: I had a blast with this phone and loved using it. However, sending it back wasn’t as difficult as I imagined it would be and I mostly certainly will not be entertaining purchasing one at this time. On a 24 month contract, as I already stated, will be where this device sells most and will probably where it is least recommended.
Conclusion: For Google, one of the major points of Nexus has always been to provide a stable piece of reference hardware for it to cater a major OS release to. Each device has married a major revision of the Android platform to the latest stable hardware. That isn't to say that the hardware choices are always bleeding edge, but rather modern and logical next steps for the platform.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is probably the best Android smartphone we have tested to date, the 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display is excellent, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich makes the device a joy to use. Everything seems fast on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the dual core 1.2GHz processor makes everything run fast and smoothly, along with Android 4.0.
Excerpt: Android fans have been eagerly waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because it is the first device on the market powered by Android 4.0. Otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, this new version of Android merges the tablet (Honeycomb) and smartphone (Gingerbread) versions of Google’s popular OS into one version that will be used across both types of devices.
Pros: No bloatware
Cons: Does not support USB mass storage mode, Macs require a file manager app to browse files via USB, No microSD card
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Car Dock and HDMI Dock
8 January 2012
Excerpt: With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus , Google's third Nexus Android smartphone, Samsung has also announced the upcoming launch of some handy accessories which make the use of the Galaxy Nexus even more convenient. For road warriors, Samsung is launching its Galaxy Nexus Card Dock Kit, designed for home and office use is the Galaxy Nexus Desktop Dock and made for the home use is the Galaxy Nexus HDMI Dock.
Excerpt: While you may have already seen our extensive review of the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus , we’ve also got one that uses Verizon’s high-speed LTE 4G network. There aren’t a huge amount of differences, but we thought it would be good to give you a different perspective on Google’s latest flagship device and also their latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Pros: + Android 4.0 has a new, clean look
Cons: - Verizon’s LTE network isn’t as reliable as 3G, yet