updated 09:00 pm EDT, Tue October 18, 2011
Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4 walkthrough pre-event
Less than two hours before it's unveiled, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been given a video tour (below) by a German poster. The clip shows much of the Android 4.0 interface seen earlier but does give a few new details. Among the slips are a confirmation of the back and that most countries will get it under its i9250 model name.
The Galaxy Nexus will be Google's flagship Android phone for roughly the next year and should be the showcase for all Android 4 features, such as its support for touchscreen-only nav buttons, NFC wireless, and possibly other hidden extras. It will be one of the first phones outside of Korea to carry a 720p screen and should run on a 1.2GHz TI OMAP chip, not Samsung's usual Exynos hardware.
Google and Samsung have been planning a world launch and should bring the phone to the US through at least Verizon as well as Canada and Japan in the next few weeks, possibly on November 10. Verizon's model should cost $300 on contract.