The Galaxy Nexus has finally launched in North America, though Android fans in the U.S. are still waiting to get their hands on Samsung`s new flagship device, which runs the newest Android 4.0.1 platform, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus took its inaugural bows in the United Kingdom last month, and is now available from Canadian network operators Bell and Virgin Mobile. Fellow wireless carrier Rogers also tweeted Thursday that the Galaxy Nexus would debut on its Canada-wide network in January.
"Samsung`s ongoing collaboration with Google has resulted in a next generation smartphone that has both superior functionality and a stunning user-experience," said Samsung Electronics Canada Vice President Paul Brannen.
Verizon Wireless announced last October that the Galaxy Nexus would be coming to its superfast 4G LTE network, and just last week said the "anxiously awaited" smartphone would be "coming soon." The device will be the first Nexus smartphone model offered by Verizon Wireless.
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Featuring a 4.65-inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto focus and flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video chat sessions. It integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and near-field communications capabilities -- and can even function as a mobile hot spot.
Last weekend, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was reportedly on display briefly in one of Verizon`s stores in New York. Various media outlets also have obtained leaked retail packaging photos as well as an internal Verizon memo suggesting a Dec. 9 launch date.
However, one possible reason for Verizon`s delayed U.S. release is the software glitch discovered when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched in the U.K. last month. So it is possible that Verizon is awaiting a Google software update that fixes the handset`s...
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