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Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

This week and throughout the next we'll be continuing to explore the many facets of the Galaxy Nexus both inside and out, this newest post showing off the power of the device running this vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich with some benchmark tests. You'll see CF-Bench, Linpack, Quadrant Advanced, and SunSpider (web browser test). Each of the tests run in their own app from the market while SunSpider runs in the native WebKit web browser that comes with the device. Will this newest Samsung device outdo the Galaxy S II, or will it prove to be less of a powerhouse than Samsung's hottest selling space-themed handset?

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Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

It would appear that aside from those here in the United States that dropped a mint on an internationally shipped Galaxy Nexus and those of you living in the UK where they're already in stores, it's just the publishers who were amongst the lucky to review the device and none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who now have Google's next hero phone in hand. For today, just one day after the UK launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich device, Woz was invited to have a Galaxy Nexus bestowed upon him along with a lovely Android 4.0 t-shirt. And there was much rejoicing.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Visual Voicemail missing in action, Google responds

Ice Cream Sandwich Visual Voicemail missing in action, Google responds

Upon the release of the Galaxy Nexus internationally this week complete with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and review units for a select few publishers here in the USA, several points have become clear, the newest being the complete absence of Visual Voicemail, the same feature shown off at the launch in Hong Kong. Of course there are still options to get visual voicemail with 3rd party apps, but what's come up missing in this out of the box experience with Ice Cream Sandwich is a pre-installed visual voicemail experience. After reaching out to Google on the matter this week we're being told that the API is there in the guts, it's just not built up to an application yet.

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Android 4.0 ICS demo: Active voice dictation, Unlock to camera, and more

Android 4.0 ICS demo: Active voice dictation, Unlock to camera, and more

We know you're all dying to get your hands on a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that you can all your own, but in the meantime since we have the beautiful phone right here we've recorded another quick demo. First, look over our hands-on and unboxing, followed by a detailed Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on. That should hold you over, but while you wait enjoy the video demo below.

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Ice Cream Sandwich for tablet appears in leaked press image

Ice Cream Sandwich for tablet appears in leaked press image

While the Galaxy Nexus and its international release complete with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich aboard are easily the biggest news surrounding the release of Google's newest mobile OS, it would seem that Google is already ramping up its efforts to show off the tablet-based capabilities of the system. What you're seeing here is an official Google-made render of two devices, one looking rather similar to the Galaxy Nexus, the other looking much closer to a Galaxy Tab, though both have slight smoothings out of detail that make them instead simply rather well made renders. Google is likely to release this image imminently on one of their home pages.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus hardware is only half of the Android excitement today: the other part is arguably more significant, the first deployment of Ice Cream Sandwich. The most significant refresh to Android in several generations, Android 4.0 brings tablet and smartphone strands in-line with a new, Honeycomb-inspired UI and a brace of new features. We've had our hands on the Galaxy Nexus for the past few days, and while it's too soon for the full SlashGear review, join us after the cut for some first-impressions and demo videos.

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Galaxy Nexus Unboxing and Hands-on

Galaxy Nexus Unboxing and Hands-on

Could the Galaxy Nexus be the most anticipated Android phone of the holiday season? It certainly has some strong competition, with the DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound doing their level best to muscle into the market ahead of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone's arrival. Still, Samsung's smartphone - and the third device to wear the official Nexus branding - has plenty to differentiate it, not just Android 4.0. The HSPA+ model has arrived on the SlashGear test bench; read on for our first impressions.

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Galaxy Nexus launch day blunders

Galaxy Nexus launch day blunders

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the UK this morning, but retailer Phones 4U's exclusivity period hasn't gone entirely smoothly. The first in line this morning to buy the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone - promptly tweeted out by Samsung UK - actually received a device running what was apparently a test ROM, Engadget reports, and had to return to have his phone exchanged. Meanwhile, Phones 4U has confirmed to us that, while no mention of SIM-free handset sales is made on the company's site, the Galaxy Nexus is available unlocked and off-contract; in fact, we believe more unlocked devices than contract devices have been sold today.

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Galaxy Nexus hits the FCC, Verizon launch incoming

Galaxy Nexus hits the FCC, Verizon launch incoming

This week the next Google hero phone Galaxy Nexus, as manufactured by Samsung, can be seen passing through the FCC with 4G LTE capabilities, this signaling that the impending launch of said phone might not be too far off. As you know we've gotten more than one hands-on experience with this device already, once in Hong Kong and another time in London where we got to compare it to the other Samsung hero coming up: the Galaxy Note. We can expect a release date for this device to be something soon, more than likely inside November.

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