Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. may launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Google Inc.’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS after Black Friday weekend according to a new report.
Droid Life this week cited marketing materials that disclaim the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be sold via Verizon Wireless after Mon., Nov. 28. as part of the Samsung Holiday Portfolio.
Black Friday, the annual shopping day after Thanksgiving, will begin Nov. 24.
The Galaxy Nexus, formerly code-named Nexus Prime, includes a 4.65-inch display at 1280 x 720 resolution, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera with 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front-facing camera, barometer, and NFC technology.
The device is 8.49 milliliters thin and features concave glass screen.
Pricing is to be determined.
The new Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, includes the ability to create folders of apps, list view and flick away currently running apps, take screen shots, save e-mails for offline search, set mobile data limits, Android Beam to bump info to another user, and a new face unlock feature to unlock the phone via facial recognition technology.
Finally, the new OS is said to include improved copy / paste functionality, added photo editing options, and an improved keyboard.