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I did not see this here in the Hardware News Section.

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To say I've been eagerly awaiting a chance to review the Galaxy Nexus would be an understatement. As I mentioned last week, I've been thinking pretty seriously that this device would be the next phone I lay out cold cash for. And really, is that so crazy?

The Galaxy Nexus is a beast of a device. The phone — which was built by Samsung in conjunction with Google — is the same thickness as the iPhone 4S, but sports a massive, 4.65-inch, 720p display, and a speedy dual-core CPU. In the US, it will come equipped with LTE on Verizon's network, and will also be available internationally as a pentaband HSPA+ device (I tested the HSPA+ device).

But the big story is that the Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to run Google's newest mobile operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich (or Android 4.0, if you like). The new software is probably the biggest alteration to Android smartphones ever. The OS is a further evolution of the work Google started with Honeycomb, and is not only a complete revamp of the phone OS, but a unifying component of the entire platform, bringing Android tablets and phones to parity at last.

Want to know just exactly what the Galaxy Nexus is really like to use (and whether or not you should shell out the cash for it)? Read on for my full review below!


http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/17/2568348/galaxy-nexus-review


This is Definitely My next phone =)
Edited by JWellington - 11/17/11 at 5:18pm
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Aw, looks like the source link ran away. tongue.gif
    
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A non-apple piece of hardware getting over an 8 for a total score on the Verge?!?!??

Stop the presses, it must be THAT good! tongue.gif
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Aw, looks like the source link ran away. tongue.gif

yea the built-in "[URL=http://][/URL]" tag is just not working arrowheadsmiley.png
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A non-apple piece of hardware getting over an 8 for a total score on the Verge?!?!??

Stop the presses, it must be THAT good! tongue.gif

The verge is maybe two months old?
 
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The verge is maybe two months old?

Verge/This is My Next <- That existed far longer than that. thumb.gif
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The verge is maybe two months old?

Verge/This is My Next <- That existed far longer than that. thumb.gif

Point is you guys need new talking points. wink.gif

Case in point below. Maybe the phone didn't get the score you wanted because it doesn't deserve it? Is that remotely possible?
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Don't care for verge/engadget reviews. This phone probably deserved a 9/10 but because it doesn't have an apple logo on it, it got an 8.6. Also I wish this phone ran windows phone
Edited by consume - 11/17/11 at 5:48pm
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Point is you guys need new talking points. wink.gif

Here's a new talking point for ya.

In their opinion, the Nexus provides better color production with the Super AMOLED display. thumb.gif

My un-biased opinion tends to agree. biggrin.gif

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Here's another talking point for ya. The Nexus passed drop and scratch test with FLYING colors.

Too bad the same can't be said for the iPhone 4S.

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Oh and I'm not done yet, I'll let these links do the talking, which link to more great reviews.

http://androidandme.com/2011/11/devices/samsung-galaxy-nexus-hands-on-and-review-roundup/
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The Galaxy Nexus is the best Android phone ever made. It’s one of the best smartphones ever made, and with a couple of minor tweaks (particularly to the camera), it could be the best smartphone ever produced.
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The Galaxy Nexus has one of the most stunning screens we’ve ever seen. The pixels are so small as to be microscopic, and unless you utilize one you’re not going to see a PenTile grid. What you will see is sharp text, incredible viewing angles, perfect blacks and outstanding clarity. If this is the future of mobile displays we can only say, “It’s about time.

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Good review imo
    
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