Smart Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Phone Live Demo! Free with Unlimited Data Plan 2000!

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Last week, at a Smart event in Makati Shangrila, I had the chance to play with Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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Being the current Google phone, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone to ship with the latest version of Google's mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, pre-installed. As I've earlier explained in TP, ICS serves as Google's answer to critics saying that the Android platform is fragmented. As such, it comes not only with a lot of cosmetic improvements but more importantly, it features system-level enhancements - underneath what's visible - that aim to create a more 'unified' platform.

As for the other stuff that users can easily observe, here's my quick demo video of both Samsung Galaxy Nexus - its design and interface - and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS:

Cool, eh? But here's the thing: Although it runs the latest version of Android and flaunts a quite massive curved screen, SGNexus lacks a few top-notch features that you'll find in other flagship Samsung handsets like Samsung Galaxy S2 or Samsung Galaxy Note. In fact, SGNexus only has a 5 MegaPixel still camera and its CPU doesn't have that geek-favorite Exynos chipset. Then again, for those who will choose SGNexus, these are but small trade-offs for being one of the first to experience ICS.

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So where to get SGNexus in the Philippines? Right now, the handset is exclusively available via Smart Postpaid Plans. You can get it for free with Smart Unlimited Data Plan 2000.

Wrapping this up in true TP fashion, here are the complete specs of Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End
Dimensions135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm
Weight 135 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, HD Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX540 GPU TI OMAP 4460 chipset
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels front camera
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second, 720p 30 frames per second front camera
Audio and Video Playback DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB (MHL) v2.0 (TV Out), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Internal Storage 16GB and 32GB versions
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Barometer
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 290 hours, Talk time of up to 8 hours 20 minutes
Value-Added Features Google phone, First Smartphone to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled, Curved Gorilla Glass Screen, SNS integration, Google Services Suite
Announcement In the Philippines: February 2012
Availability February 2012
Price TP Guesstimate (retail, contract-free): Php 30,000 - Php 35,000
Postpaid: Free with Smart Unlimited Data Plan 2000

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