Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Launched!

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  1. wetwilly1643

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    I am totally getting this. I was impressed and this was the first time i watched something like this. I really enjoyed it and had my roomate watch it . He was thinking about the Razr but not anymore.
     
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    A lot new, and a lot of enhancements. I'm sure many like myself were hoping for something earth shattering, but what's left really? Just looks to be very, very solid all-around. My suspicion was ICS was finally going to be a pretty polished Android (the phone tech helps, too) and we are probably very close.

    Don't know if they got the hardware acceleration in this or not. That's kind of the final piece. Re-sizeable widgets, stock, is pretty big too. Didn't hear anything about additional homescreens or any tweaks there - certainly hope so with all the added power and functionality. Of course, with my Sweeterhome launcher I can have as many homescreens as this thing can handle.
     
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    Outside of the camera (well the display is wicked nice, too), that presentation was mostly ICS. I have a suspicion that if the RAZR isn't unlocked sooner rather than later (remember, Google is buying Moto), it will get ICS pretty quickly. Google will probably just throw Sammie a bone with a few months of exclusivity - I say RAZR has ICS by the end of January, possibly sooner.
     
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    Well the OG was a pretty much pure google experience especially when it first released and verizon didnt put ne of there crap in there. But the motoblur has to be updated and all that which delays and setbacks the updates when a new android os comes out
     
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    To me what really impressed was ICS. The NEXUS phone is cool and all, but I still am cool with my BIONIC. Considering there is no reason why it can't run ICS.

    Now I just gotta wait for someone to put it on it :D
     
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    I'll just leave this here...

    "It is because of the OMAP4460 processor that the Galaxy Nexus will only have the PowerVR SGX540 GPU, an antiquated beast from 2007 that can actually be found underneath the hood of last year’s Nexus S, and in the Droid Bionic. The SGX540 is very weak compared to the Mali-400 GPU found in Samsung’s Exynos SoC (the one that powers the Galaxy S II), and it’s positively snail-paced against the Apple A5′s SGX543MP2.
    What this means is that the Galaxy Nexus is going to be slightly faster than the Droid Bionic, slower than the Galaxy S II by a small margin, and significantly slower than the A5-powered iPhone 4S. The Galaxy Nexus might have a larger, brighter, higher-resolution screen than the iPhone 4′s Retina display, but it won’t necessarily have the graphics chops to actually render OpenGL games at 1280×720 at smooth framerates."

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    About ICS, will phones with 4 buttons not receive ICS? Will there be one button that does nothing on older phones?
     
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    True but when will we get ICS?
     
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    The fact that 1280x720 is the native resolution for ICS is nice. That immediately drops the Droid RAZR out of the race for me with its smaller res. That was definitely a great presentation. Although there are some features I think are just fluff (face recognition to unlock the phone, for example, and Roboto font doesn't look all that great), they've got a lot of good things in there. I hope they improve on the "Android Beam" so you don't have to dumbly tap the phones back-to-back, though. It'd be nice if you could just beam stuff in close ala ye olde Palm III days. I somehow don't envision people fist-bumping their phones too often. But color me impressed. Looks like it's this or the Rezound for me!:icon_ banana:
     
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    Not trying to be a hater as the internals sound great, however, am I the only one that thinks it looks like a plastic toy?

    Unless I am missing something, why can they not use a more solid material, such as aluminum!?

    At this point, the Droid Razr looks like a more solid phone due to it's construction.

    I don't know...I have had the OG Droid, the Incredible, the X, the TB, then went to the iPhone 4...looking to come back to Android, but the hardware seems to just feel cheap.
     
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    I'm very impressed with ICS.
    Not super impressed the the galaxy nexus though.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
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    I'm guessing you didn't see the drop test video of the iPhone 4 vs the GSII....hehehe....
     
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    new official video for galaxy nexus up- they didnt mention live editing in the streaming video did they?
     
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