Google’s Android has grown immensely over the years not only in terms of marketshare but in its feature set as well. The most recent release of Android is none other than version 4.0 – commonly referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich. This release is set to merge both Honeycomb with Gingerbread and make a single platform that can be used on both tablets and smartphones – much like Apple does with iOS.
As of now there is no official way to get your hands on Android 4.0 but if you’re willing to port it to your device of choice then you’re welcome to do so seeing how Google recently released the update’s source code. If you’re one is against doing such things and would rather wait for an official way to grab Android 4.0 then your best chance is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which will serve as Android 4.0′s debut device.
Falling into Google’s Nexus smartphone line up alongside the Nexus One and Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus will feature a 4.65-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with full HD video capture, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 1850mAh battery and connectivity for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Of course, while the Galaxy Nexus’ specs are noteworthy its the Android 4.0 software that everyone is after.
But, while we’ve known all of this we still haven’t been able to pinpoint an official price tag for the Galaxy Nexus. Luckily, a leaked Verizon ad has appeared today and suggests that the Galaxy Nexus will go for $199.99 with 2-year contract. This goes against previous reports that said the Galaxy Nexus will be priced at the loftier $299.99 which had some consumers up in arms.
Whatever the case may be the Galaxy Nexus is expected to hit store shelves sometime towards the beginning of December meaning we won’t have long to wait. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.