GALAXY Nexus

Will you buy a Galaxy Nexus? Our poll says YES, you will!

Will you buy a Galaxy Nexus? Our poll says YES, you will!

We've had a poll up on the front page of SlashGear since the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong on the 18th of October, and from what the 16,700+ of you voters have said, it looks like this device is going to be a big seller! Of course the second in line option for this poll was "No, I don't like Android," this leading us to believe that you iPhone users out there aren't about to switch over to the other platform, even IF it's the next-generation hero for both Google and Samsung. The rest of you participants have got your reservations, seeking one of four options as far as why you've either got no Nexus in your future or need a bit more information on the release.

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Galaxy Nexus uses fortified glass, not Corning Gorilla Glass

Galaxy Nexus uses fortified glass, not Corning Gorilla Glass

Though Corning's Gorilla Glass has all but dominated the review circuit when it comes to must-have features on mobile devices over the past year, it appears that Samsung and Google have opted for a different solution for their next hero device, the Galaxy Nexus. This device will play host to Google's next-generation mobile OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is set to have a host of powerful features that make it a force to be reckoned with. Corning has assured the public that lo, and alas, the Galaxy Nexus does not have Gorilla Glass sitting on its front.

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Galaxy Nexus uses same NXP NFC solution as Nexus S

Galaxy Nexus uses same NXP NFC solution as Nexus S

This week it was revealed by none other than NXP that they were the ones that have been in the Nexus S from Samsung powering its NFC component and will also be in the Galaxy Nexus, they therefore providing the NFC for both Google hero devices. This isn't a gigantic deal for those of you that just want your devices to work, not caring about what's deeply embedded in the devices to make them work so spectacularly, but for the Android need-to-know crowd out there, you'll need to know this: the same NXP PN65N solution used in the Nexus S will now be used on the Galaxy Nexus.

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Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed open-source coming in weeks

Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed open-source coming in weeks

In what's shaping up to be the biggest launch of an Android version yet, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has had many rumors surrounding it, including one that persists in saying that the OS will not allow customizations - not only is that not true, today there's confirmation that the completely open source version of the OS will be out in just weeks. Have a look back at our Complete Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Q and A with Android Authorities to see the answer to the second question, and head below to see the answer to the first - or just head below to find out everything you need to know.

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Galaxy Nexus appears on leaked Verizon map

Galaxy Nexus appears on leaked Verizon map

While there's always your occasional DROID or your Galaxy S device here and there in the mix, it's the Nexus line of Android devices that has the true grasp on the hearts of the Google mobile device lovers everywhere. That's why when a drop date comes in for the next in line for Google's vanilla flavored device that'll be holding the next big version of Android, that being 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, one must pay attention! What's come through today is what appears to be a map from Verizon that shows not only the drop date for the Galaxy Nexus, but some other starts and ends of promotional periods as well.

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Complete Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Q and A with Android Authorities

Complete Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Q and A with Android Authorities

Now that the Galaxy Nexus is being revealed to the world in more places than one and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is about to hit the public in a very big way, there's certainly a few questions you, the Android user, might want answered. While in Hong Kong earlier this month, we took part in an early Q and A session with several of the head product managers of Android itself. What follows is a transcript of that session. The first question comes from no less than our very own Vincent Nguyen who decidedly cracks the silence with a question about the lockscreen on the new Nexus running Android 4.0.

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Google says Siri like Star Wars, Android more like Star Trek

Google says Siri like Star Wars, Android more like Star Trek

While the rest of the world was running around crashing its head into a wall in excitement over the just-revealed Galaxy Nexus and finalized Ice Cream Sandwich from Google, we had a sit-down with several Android authorities, one of whom, Matias Duarte to be exact, had a rather interesting take on the difference between voice controls in Android and Apple's Siri. As you well know, one of the biggest features on the newest set of Apple mobile hardware and software is Siri, a voice-controlled assistant, where Android still totes several voice-activated features across the board. What we heard from Duarte in Hong Kong was that he's thought long and hard about this situation and has come up with the nerdiest explanation of all.

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Galaxy Nexus vs White Galaxy Note Hands-on

Galaxy Nexus vs White Galaxy Note Hands-on

Samsung has just given the Galaxy Nexus its European unveil, along with the white Galaxy Note, and we couldn't resist putting these two rare Android smartphones up close for a video comparison. Both have their distinct appeal: the Galaxy Nexus is the first Ice Cream Sandwich device, of course, bypassing TouchWiz for the pleasures of Android 4.0, while the Galaxy Note has a tablet-aping, 5.3-inch display with a stylus using Wacom technology for perfect digital inking. Check out our hands-on, including video, after the cut.

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Nexus hits Europe November 17

Samsung confirms Galaxy Nexus hits Europe November 17

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will go on sale across Europe on November 17, having given the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone its European debut in London, UK today. The phone - which was officially announced earlier this month in Hong Kong - will also go on sale in the US sometime in November, as a Verizon exclusive, though the carrier is yet to confirm exactly what date.

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Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

One of the coolest Android phones to surface in the last few months is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you are wanting to get your hands on one as soon as you can you need to hop over to Verizon and hit the Galaxy Nexus sign up page. Once registered Samsung will send you emails about the smartphone telling you when the phone will be available.

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