The Evolution of the Nexus Phone: Will Google Have Anything More To Offer?
Samsung recently announced the release of the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus. This one’s equipped with a fast dual-core processor, and powered by the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. With its 720HD display, we all doubt there is anything a techie lover would ask for more.
There have been many changes in the Nexus for the past few years, and below is a summary of its evolution.
The Nexus One is the original Nexus phone and for the specs, the manufacturing company boasted of its 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, with a 3.7 inch LCD display and a 5MP rear camera. One of its most noticeable features is its trackball that also served as a notification light that changes color. The phone was known to kill the iPhone and with its fast processor, no doubt a lot of people were excited for the project.
The Nexus One also served as Google’s beginning of selling phones without any prior major advertising, nor the need to sign a contract with phone carriers just to avail a unit.
We all know that the Nexus One didn’t become a commercial success and yet, Google pursued creating a series of flagship smartphone to give Android lovers the ultimate Google Experience phone. The Nexus S, which is the successor of the Nexus One, has a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird as its processor, a bigger AMOLED display at 4.0 inches, 512 MB of ram, a whopping 16GB of internal storage, plus a 5MP camera. The only thing that’s missing from this phone is its multi-colored notification light, and a slot for microSD card.
Unlike the Nexus One, retailers and carriers were able to advertise the unit and sell it in stores. This gave the Nexus S a higher chance of being successful in the smartphone market.
The Galaxy Nexus is the second entry in the Google smartphone series by Samsung. The unit was recently reveled in a press conference held in Hong Kong over a week ago, and the features that the phone offers show how impressive it can be and why Android lovers should watch out for it. Not all phones have a high graphics acceleration however, this unit boasts of a 720 pixel HD display, and 4.6 inches of high quality screen display. Compared to other smartphones made by the same company, the Galaxy Nexus has no built in hardware navigation buttons, since they are replaced by buttons built into the Ice Cream Sandwich software.
Similar to its predecessor is its ergonomically designed curved glass display. However, aluminum is used in some parts of the chassis to give it a solid and premium feel, compared to the previous versions which only used plastic chassis.
The Galaxy Nexus is jam packed with a dual core processor plus tons of great features. With such an offer, nobody is quite sure whether or not the series can move forward in such a short span of time. However, there are also Android users who wish to have a Nexus Tablet made available.