Samsung Galaxy Nexus to hit UK next month


Phones 4U to be the first retailer sell new phone from Samsung and Google, which will debut the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system 

Samsung and Google have unveiled the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It will go on sale first at Phones 4U in November, available from free on contract for £46 a month on a range of networks. Customers can now pre-register their interest in the phone on the Phones 4U website.

The Galaxy Nexus, which is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, will feature a 4.65-inch HD ‘Super AMOLED’ screen, five megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calling and HD video recording.

It will be NFC-enabled and come with 1GB of internal memory that can be extended by 16GB or 32GB with a memory card. It also includes software navigation buttons.

Ice Cream Sandwich will feature instant messaging service Google+ Messenger and a face unlock function that uses facial recognition to unlock the phone.

The Galaxy Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping a user’s email, contacts and all other data synced across their devices.

Galaxy Nexus users will be the first to receive Google updates when they become available. It currently features Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth, Movie Studio, YouTube and the ability to sync with Google Calendar.