(Preview) Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich: An Opening Look at the New OS
With Google having just unveiled its new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system alongside Samsung’s Nexus Prime, the IBTimes takes you through some of the coolest new features set to be featured on the new OS. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. on Wednesday confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will be released in November in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Galaxy Nexus is the first device that will be powered by the newest version of Android operating system called Ice cream sandwich.

Google said the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is designed to support both smartphones and tablet PCs.

Galaxy Nexus nolt only offers faster Internet browsing but also improved features such as face recognition technology that automatically unlocks the phone by identifying the handset user's face.

Samsung and Google unveiled the Galaxy Nexus phone at an event in Hong Kong on Wednesday. They delayed the event earlier this month after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died. The event was originally scheduled on Oct. 11 in San Diego.

The new device comes with specs and features such as a 4.65-inch high-definition super AM-OLED display, running at 1280 by 720 resolution, or the same resolution as 720p high-definition video. It is powered by a 1.2-GHz dual core processor, and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and is 8.94mm thick with 4.29mm bezel. It features a 5-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video.

The phone will support 4G LTE networks and has NFC technology. There is also a lot of Google+ integration,1GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.

Watch the live video announcement here.