If you were not able to make it to our Live Blog of the Samsung and Google Event, which took place in Hong Kong, last night then you will be happy to see the following news. Google and Samsung have officially announced the, Galaxy Nexus, successor to the Nexus S. Those who have been biding their time for a new handset in the hopes of this device are sure to be rewarded for their patience. The features are slam packed and include a 4.65 HD Super AMOLED display (1280×720), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-Megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash and 1080p HD video recording and playback, 1.3 front-facing camera, 3.5 headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (801.11 a/b/g/n), NFC, accelerometer, compass, Gyro, proximity sensor, barometer, 16GB RAM, 1750 mAh battery, and 16GB or 32GB internal memory. There will be an LTE 4G enabled version of the handset available first and an HSPA+ version should be released in the future as well.
The new Android 4.0 ICS experience is by far the biggest announcement of this device. The user interface has been totally redesigned in GMAIL, notifications, pictures, User Locks (Facial Unlocking) , multitasking, the People App and much more. Many of us have wondered how much support Google or the electronics industry would put into the advancement of NFC and it looks like Samsung and Google have answered with full NFC support that allows users to share webpages, YouTube videos, applications by tapping 2 phones together. Google hopes developers will run with this API and expand what users can exchange with others in the future. The sky is the limit we always say! We already know many people are going to be waiting in line for this device. The iPhone 4S has may have just met its better match in hardware and in software features. Check out the press video below.