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Samsung Galaxy Nexus goes on sale in the UK

updated 06:00 am EST, Thu November 17, 2011

Galaxy Nexus goes on sale in UK rocking Android 4

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has officially gone on sale in the UK. Samsung UK marked the occasion by posting an image on Twitter of a lucky user it calls the "world's first Galaxy Nexus owner." The launch of the phone also marks the first time a phone carrying Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has shipped.

The Galaxy Nexus brings with it a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 720p-capable display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor matched with 1GB of RAM, and LTE (or Petaband HSPA+). It also incorporates a 5-megapixel camera with "zero shutter lag" that can shoot in 1080p, and carries a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting. Other components include, an accelerometer, gyro, compass and barometer.

In addition to unifying Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for mobile phones with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) for tablets, the key features of Ice Cream Sandwich include face-recognition to unlock, voice typing, and Android beam to exchange Web addresses, YouTube videos or contacts over NFC. [via CNET]

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  1. facebook_Rachid

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    Media Vouchers

    First 100 people to buy a Nexus get £250 worth of media vouchers too (sorry america, the fact you have google music might make you feel better tho :( )

  1. jonbwfc1

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    Wait, where are all the other people who queued to get a Nexus?

    Ah no, hold on...

  1. nostrademas

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    Great to see they still aren't copying Apple's packaging design.

  1. facebook_Tom

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    jonbwfc, android users just go out and buy one when they feel like it, you'll never see a line there. Or is that a feature for iDevices as well.. if so, you may have it.

    You all just wish iPhone had the features and specs this device and ICS has.. you just never admit it.. but okay, you guys have Siri .... (must-keep-straight-face.... fails..)

  1. testudo

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    The only lines are for iPhones, because Apple forces people who want one to stand in line outside their store, because, well, as we all know, that's what you're supposed to do. Only idiots buying other phones actually expect to walk INTO the store, talk to a rep, and just pick one up.

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