The most wanted Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), will finally hit Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday (Dec. 15) and will sell for $299.99 with a two-year contract.
The U.S. fans have waited for the first Android 4.0-powered smartphone since its October debut in Hong Kong. The handset has already been released in the UK, Germany and Canada. Now Android fans in the US can join the Ice-Cream-Sandwich party too.
Galaxy Nexus features a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280-by-720 resolution, a super-thin 9.47mm design and two cameras -- a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
The Nexus is a 4G LTE smartphone which supports download speeds of up to 12Mbps. A spokesman of Verizon said on Wednesday that the company will double the amount of data offered with the Galaxy Nexus for the same payment, which means a $30-per-month data package will be 4GB of data to displace the normal 2GB of data.
There is also a special new feature that Galaxy Nexus boasts of - Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. It supports the Android Beam, a data-sharing app.
Some other useful features Galaxy Nexus boasts of are Google+ Messenger and Face Unlock.
The Verizon version of Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in Verizon stores across the US and online starting from 1 a.m. EST.
But you also can avoid the long line by ordering the Galaxy Nexus online. It requires you to sign up as a member of Verizon online users.
Another way to buy Galaxy Nexus is from Samsung official website Galaxy Nexus page. You just need to fill up some basic information to order one.
Have you already got one in your hands? Good luck! And tell us your experience using the new smartphone below.