Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Google has finally launched the much anticipated Galaxy Nexus smartphone which runs Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.

As had been predicted a couple of weeks ago, the Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65in high-definition sAMOLED Contour Display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, which is a first for a phone.

It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor which, combined with a sizeable 1GB of RAM, should ensure the Galaxy Nexus is searingly fast. The device is thinner than the Nexus S, at just under 9mm thick but weighs a little more, at 135g.

Like the recently launched iPhone 4S, the camera on the Galaxy Nexus is one of its standout features. Although it only has a five megapixel sensor, it is capable of shooting 1080p video.

It has no shutter lag according to Samsung, includes autofocus, takes decent low-light photos as well as time-lapse video. It also has some very impressive shooting modes including panorama and live effects akin to the photo booth app we’ve seen for years on Macs.

The rear camera is complemented by a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and as well as facilitating video calling, this snapper will be used to unlock the phone via facial recognition – so no more need to remember your pin.

The phone will be running a pure version of Android 4.0 meaning there will be no Samsung ‘skin’ on top and will allow you to see exactly what Google has done with the new version of the OS.

The phone will come in 16GB and 32GB versions, the latter option being a first for Android devices.

The phone will launch in the UK and elsewhere in November with Three the first network to confirm that it will be carrying the Google device.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (YouTube Video)

Is the Galaxy Nexus the iPhone killer Android fans have been waiting for? Let us know in the comments.



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  • Hi Tommy,

    Will this phone be available through Gibtelecom? Will it work with Gibtelecom?

    I know this review is from trusted reviews, as the source was correctly appended, but if this blog is aimed at Gibraltar then some local details should be added to the end of the article otherwise we may jsut as well google the phone and read any review.

    The other articles on here today are relevant to locals and I hope these reviews could just add a bit of local interest as well.

    Good luck for the future.


    One little thing that has bugged me for ages is having to use the www at the start of, if I miss it out I get redirected to google. Most sites these days don’t require it. I was happy to see that gibibikes doesn’t require it and I hope that is going to be the new trend in Gib.

    • @Tommy: I have just made the necessary changes on our DNS server so that you can now simply type “” to be directed towards our homepage. Thanks for spotting this out. It will take a couple of hours for the changes become effective though.

      • Nice one, that was something that bugged me as well lol. Call it OCD or call it lazy.

      • Thanks

  • Yes, it would work with GibTel as its a GSM telephone on a GSM network. The version sold into the EEC supports HSPDA+ (max 21Mb/s download).

    The dropping of the www. portion of the URL is dependent on several techniques:
    The web browser itself automatically prepended the www prefix to the URL, or
    the web server rewrites the to http://www.gibtelecom, or
    via DNS or,
    a all of the above.

  • I am waiting for the Galaxy S2 or this phone to be available through contract with Gibtelecom.

    The Galaxy S2 has been out for a while, but on the site only the Galaxy S1 is offered.

  • @neoghio: I will get in touch with our marketing team to find out when the S2 will be available under a contract with us. This is the phone that I use personally and I can say that it is fantastic!

    • I emailed a few months back, but they had no time frame or ETA.

      I currently use a HTC Desire on reload with the data29 bundle, so I am just waiting for the right phone to go on contract. I think it has to be the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus or maybe the HTC Sensation.

      Looking forward to see if you have more luck in gathering some info :)

      • @neoghio – We have contacted our supplier this morning and are awaiting feedback regarding the devices. It seems we are being offered the Nexus and Galaxy S2, along with the new Motorola Razr and some HTC devices, and we hope to be able to have these in stock before Christmas. I will keep you posted with an update as sooon as we hear back from them :)

        • Thats great! Can’t wait. Let me know the details as soon as you get it :D

  • @Simon: Thanks for confirming this for us. Indeed the Galaxy Nexus supports the Gibtelecom 2G and 3G networks. Although HSDPA would currently be limited to 2MB.

    With regards to entering our web address without the “www” I will look into it in the morning to see what I can do.

  • Got the GNexus and somehow i couldn’t connect to the Mobile Network to use the 3G. Probably a software fix for the OTA soon.

    • my bad, APN settings should be done. all good now!

  • I cannot setup my gibtelecom email account on my Google Nexus Phone.
    Can someone help here please?

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