PHOTO - Google's Nexus, courtesy of Samsung, available in Malaysia.
The world's first smartphone to feature Google's Android operating system - 4.00 Ice Cream Sandwich - as well as a high definition (HD) display has been launched in Malaysia.
Built by Samsung, the GALAXY Nexus features include a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz [Gigahertz] dual core processor, according to Samsung Malaysia Electronics managing director, Kwon Jae Hoon, speaking on 13 January 2012.
"Samsung and Google have collaborated closely to accelerate the mobile experience for consumers," said Kwon. "We are pleased to deliver the most advanced Android smartphone experience with the introduction of GALAXY Nexus. Samsung will continue to move forward with Android to provide the most compelling consumer experience in the mobile world."
"Ice Cream Sandwich demonstrates the ability of the Android platform to deliver continuous innovation with one release that works on phones and tablets and everything in between," said Google senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin. "Features like Android Beam and Face Unlock show the ground-breaking work our team is doing and GALAXY Nexus shows the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich."
Rubin said that Ice Cream Sandwich offered new look and feel to Android. "It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, wi-fi hotspot capability, and a full Web browsing experience for users. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, which is a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen and phone app, are some of a long list of features that have been re-thought and re-designed to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful."
"Ice Cream Sandwich features a new People app, which allows users to browse profiles of friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks," he said. "GALAXY Nexus also features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement."
"Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calls," said Rubin. "Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen."
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