Not impressed by the iPhone 4S? Maybe the Galaxy Nexus It is the device for you.
Early today morning, at 4: 00 Israel time, edited סמסונג And Google the joint launch event for the new Nexus device and the latest refresh to the Android system., The same event that was postponed due to the death of Steve Jobs. Google has already become a tradition of launching major updates to its Android system along with branded devices - Nexus, and this time is no exception. Together with Android 4.0 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS) we also received the Galaxy Nexus.
First of all, Android. Google Has already announced that in this version it intends to consolidate the different operating system versions intended for tablets and smartphones to one universal system, just like Apple's iOS. And indeed, Google Did not disappoint. This time, we get, even in the simplest and "pure" Android version, lots of options that allow even the simplest user to use the system as it is, without any need to dress it in the Sence or Touchwiz interface. For the first time this is Operating System For general use and not just a pile of building blocks for external developers.
What's new, Android?
The system has a lot of upgrades and small improvements, and we have gathered the most prominent ones in between so that you will not be left behind. First of all, the overall look and feel of the system has changed. It looks much more like Honeycomb, the Android system for tablets. Google Paying attention to the smallest detail of design, and even thinking of the new font of the letters. Roboto, the font, is elegant and stylish and fits the phone with a futuristic look.
But this is not the first change you will notice. From the lock screen, you can now open the device directly to the camera, or simply open the screen. The sound of opening and locking the device is also new. Animations Switch between the screens in the various application menu and now simulate a stack effect. The menu itself, incidentally, was reorganized as well. Besides the small app icons, it now also contains small versions of all the widgets installed on your device. If you scroll down from the main apps screen, you'll be taken to the widgets screen. From it, you can scroll widgets directly into one of your home screens, just as we used to drag Apps.
The screen can also be opened by identifying the user's face. We would not recommend using this option yet, because it is precisely in Live demo of Google She failed.
The multi-task menu also drew its appearance from the tablet version, and now you can scroll through it and see miniature avatars of all the apps currently running in the background. Also, completely disappeared physical buttons associated with appliances Android, And now the resolutions will be displayed on the screen if necessary, or will be embedded in the applications themselves.
The camera application was also upgraded and the system received an editor תמונות Built-in. application Another understandable feature will allow you to track mobile traffic.
And of course it is impossible not to squint a bit at other operating systems. Now, in order to create a folder you will need to drag 2 apps on top of each other and the folder will be created automatically, just like in iOS. The favorites contacts menu in the new "People" app looks very similar, at least visually, to what is already in the devices Windows Phone 7. Of course we do not complain. We are happy that Google is able to identify good options in other systems and integrate them into its system.
Before we finish, we will not forget the tablets. Although we have not seen one yet, Engadget has decided to run the development tools on a computer with a slightly higher resolution, and here is the presumption that they will receive a tablet Android 4.0.
And now - the device. The name he finally got is the Galaxy Nexus and not the Nexus Prime. Too bad. Prime sounds a lot more blown up, but probably סמסונג She insisted on putting her Galaxy brand in there too.
The Galaxy Nexus Will come with a dual core processor at 1.2 GHz, memory RAM One gigabyte volume and built-in internal memory in 32 or 16 gigabytes. All this will activate an 1750mAh battery that will also need to be compressed into a device with a thickness of only 8.94 millimeters. The device weighs only 135 grams, slightly heavier than the Galaxy Ace 2.
The most interesting part of all the technical details is the screen. Here you will find a Super AMOLED screen of no less than 4.65 INCH. almost טאבלט. The screen is a bit concave like the one in the Nexus S. The resolution? Full HD. 1280 × 720 in your pants pocket.
Additionally, Google Also claims a very fast camera and puts it in a row in front of the iPhone. Although the Galaxy camera Nexus Contains a sensor of 5 mega-pixel only, it can record Video 1080p quality with no problem.
The built-in NFC chip on the device will not only read virtual tags but also as a means of transferring data between devices Android. You can share links, markings on the map and even תמונות Easily and quickly.
The device will be available in early November, and we guess that official updates for Android 4.0 will begin to arrive around the same time.
The refreshed flagship model of the successful Chinese manufacturer will carry a significantly cheaper recommended price tag compared to its predecessor - one that will leave you money to consider purchasing a new tablet made by the company as well.
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