Mobicity have a number of Galaxy Nexus accessories available, including an official battery charger and HDMI dock from Samsung. Note that these are all official products sold by Samsung, so compatibility is guaranteed.
For all you Aussies out there, today’s your lucky day! Telstra (the biggest Australian telco) have just put live a new product page for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and are accepting orders online.
Plans range from $59 per month to $129 per month, on a two year contract. Telstra claim if you buy the phone before December 16th, you’ll get guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
This is a pretty good price, considering the high-end specifications of the device. Expect to see the price drop over first & second quarter 2012, as a new round of Android phones hit the ground. But for now, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the best phone money can buy. If you’re based in the US, and are looking for an unlocked handset, head over to Expansys where you can buy the Galaxy Nexus for $749.99 with Free Shipping. Continue reading “Galaxy Nexus now available in America for $750 Unlocked” »
Yet another sign has appeared that Verizon will soon be selling the Galaxy Nexus. Puppa at AndroidForums noticed that Verizon has started listing accessories for the Galaxy Nexus on their official website. At present there’s only one item available – a portable powerpack – but there’s sure to be more devices available soon. Check out the VZW accessories page to see for yourself, and check back here for more info on the Galaxy Nexus availability when it’s announced!
One of the biggest features of the Galaxy Nexus is the huge 6.5″, 720 x 1280 HD screen. Like seriously, that’s the kind of resolution you’d be looking for in a widescreen TV – and it looks that much more brilliant to have all those pixels packed into a much smaller area.
But the quality of the screen doesn’t matter if it’s liable to break, or scratch, at the slightest impact (iPhone, anyone?). Many of the top-end Android phones have been using Gorilla Glass – a toughened variety of glass manufactured by Corning – which is extremely difficult to scratch. Samsung uses Gorilla Glass for their popular Galaxy S handsets, so many people expected the Galaxy Nexus to feature the same materials.
Sadly though, that’s not going to be the case. Corning recently tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus would not be using Gorilla Glass. Samsung has confirmed this news, and stated that the Nexus would use another type of fortified glass.
We don’t know what sort of glass this will be, or how it compares to Corning’s product. But Gorilla Glass has become the gold standard in durable smartphones, so it will be hard to convince people that another solution is just as effective. For now, if you’re looking at buying a Galaxy Nexus, it might be worth considering a case or screen protector, just for the added peace of mind.
[Via Android and Me]
Clove Technology (based in the UK) are usually one of the first companies to supply the latest Android phones, and this time they haven’t disappointed. Clove has confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will start shipping on November 17th.
Currently the Galaxy Nexus is available for pre-order, at £429.00 for the 16GB version. For more pricing information, check out our roundup page.
Samsung U.S.A. has launched a website where you can sign up to be notified when the Galaxy Nexus is available for your region. According to the list on their website, it’s likely that the Galaxy Nexus will be coming to all the major carriers, including:
- Cellular South
- Metro PCS
- U.S. Cellular
Of course, just because these carriers are listed on the website, it doesn’t mean they’ll all be getting the handset this November. Leaks have indicated that Verizon may get early exclusivity, with a release on November 10.
Via The Noisecast
Today, Samsung and Google officially announced the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The event was broadcast live on YouTube from Hong Kong.
Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone to run Android 4.0, codenamed “Ice Cream Sandwich”. This is a major leap forward for Android, as it unifies the smartphone and tablet development lines, to form a single codebase for devices going forward. It’s a state-of-the-art mobile operating system, with plenty of goodies for regulars and power users alike.