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Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a.k.a The Ice Cream Sandwich Phone: Early Reviews

Submitted by on December 22, 2011 – 12:13 pmOne Comment

Samsung released the Galaxy Nexus smartphone recently, and reviewers seem to be emphasizing one strength in particular: that it’s currently the only US phone with Android 4.0, the latest version of Google’s popular OS, better known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Combined with Verizon’s LTE network, users are excited about the interface and performance, but less so about much else in the phone.

Google is earning raves for ICS, which CNET says finally brings Android into it’s own personality: “Ice Cream Sandwich is no longer plain old vanilla, and we suspect its design will be more polarizing, not less.”

The device also gets high marks for an intuitive interface and a good amount power behind its functionality.

But PC Mag has the audacity to complain about “reception and call quality problems.” Expecting your phone to make calls? What is this, 2002?

Several others, including the popular Amazon reviews, have also noted that the device is rather bulky, a tradeoff for it’s pleasant 4.65-inch display. However, Samsung slimmed the phone down to just under a centimeter thick.

Do you have a Galaxy Nexus, or are your planning on buying one? What do you think so far?

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