Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone for Verizon official with specs and videos
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 17th, 2011 at 12:31 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone for Verizon gets official with specs and videos
Finally, more details about the Galaxy Nexus are becoming available with a specification sheet and a multitude of videos. Interestingly, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus departs slightly from the version announced in Hong Kong earlier this month. The changes are subtle and revolve around a larger battery, which has no doubt been included because LTE is known to suck you dry of juice quicker than 3G. These differences also are related to the CDMA versus the HSPA+ version that Google showed off.
The 1,750mAh battery announced in Hong Kong is out and we instead see an 1,850mAh pack taking its place. This affects dimensions a little too. The Galaxy Nexus is half a millimeter thicker on Verizon and weighs 15 grams in weight. The HSPA+ version weighs in at 135g where the Verizon version is 150g. These differences seem a small price to pay for LTE capabilities in the NFC smartphone.
Galaxy Nexus videos including a good look at NFC based Android Beam
The following videos are available over at YouTube and show some of the features including NFC a little further. The first video demonstrates how to place the battery in the Galaxy Nexus and then shows users how to power it on.
This Galaxy Nexus video shows how to navigate apps and place widgets. We like the way in which widgets now appear in the all apps area and how easy they are to resize.
This next Galaxy Nexus video shows some of the main features in an ad that highlights Android Beam and Face unlock.
Multitasking taken to a new level on the Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich
Face Unlock uses biometric security to keep unwanted snoopers out of your phone. With NFC mobile wallets becoming the norm, this is a welcome addition to Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus.
The Galaxy Nexus camera and panorama feature is shown off in this next video. Many techies were disappointed with the 5-megapixel camera on the back of the Galaxy Nexus, but as you can see it is still very capable.
Ice Cream Sandwich has Android Beam which allows you to share content using NFC. The Galaxy Nexus, of course, has NFC and will use Android Beam. The video below doesn’t have a lot of detail about actual types of beaming and simply goes over the concept of sharing information using NFC. It will be interested to see how far the NFC integration is throughout Ice Cream Sandwich.
So, there you have it. The Galaxy Nexus specification for the Verizon model and some more details about Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus in a plethora of videos. We are thinking a Verizon launch date will be imminently announced with all the information that is now available. The galaxy Nexus NFC phone is now available in the UK. Here in the US, another capable NFC smartphone hits the market in the form of the Galaxy Nexus.