The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was promised for other carriers when it was announced, however, Verizon Wireless customers got first dibs on the Android 4.0 powerhouse. Sprint started advertising its own Galaxy Nexus on CNET.
The ad states, "Introducing Galaxy Nexus, the first 4G LTE phone from Sprint." The Sprint version will have a more powerful processor than the Verizon version. The Sprint Nexus has 1.5GHz processor while the top ten best smartphone winner the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has a 1.2GHz processor. The Galaxy Nexus is the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone.
The ad which was pulled shows Andy Android and spec of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint including:
- Rear-facing camera with zero shutter lag.
- 4.65" HD Super AMOLED touchscreen.
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Front-facing camera.
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
- Access to Sprint 4G LTE markets(limited to 10 markets by 2012 starting off in major metros in Texas).
- Wi-Fi, GPS and 1750 mAh Battery.
- Mobile hotspots for up to 5 connections.
- Textured back cover.
- Bluetooth 3.0.
- Connects to 4G LTE or 3G.
- 32GB internal storage.
- 1GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus appeared in Wireless and Mobile News' top best coolest smartphones of 2011 only two weeks of sales in the United States. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was also a top seller in December on Amazon Wireless.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not without problems, the battery can drain quickly if not managed. Wireless and Mobile News has been following Nexus and reported the latest news and tips for preserving battery life.