Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google hands out limited-edition Galaxy Nexus to workers

updated 09:20 am EST, Mon December 19, 2011

Galaxy Nexus for Google touts special back

Google workers such as Edu Pereda are reporting getting a very limited edition of the Galaxy Nexus. The Android 4.0 headliner comes with a special printed back that has many of the icons from the new mobile OS. It's presumed most or all staff will be getting the new Nexus, although they may have to line up to get it directly.

The hardware inside should be the same as the regular version for the public, which centers on its 4.65-inch, 720p AMOLED screen and runs a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip underneath. Other signature tricks bring a fast if not always low-light-friendly five-megapixel rear camera, a front 1.3-megapixel camera, and built-in NFC for Android Beam sharing, tags, and eventual Google Wallet support.

It's unlikely that Google will ever make the limited edition publicly available, although it may reserve the phone or one like it for developers and the media at Google I/O this June.

The phone is likely both to expose everyone at the company to its new OS as well as to reward them for making Android the majority smartphone platform this year. [via The Next Web]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one dimensional, restoring the batt ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News