Android 4.0 OS and Galaxy Nexus compared to iPhone4S, HTC Titan and Samsung Galaxy SII

1. Computer World –
Four Android 4.0 innovations that debuted in the Galaxy Nexus Superphone

i.) Face Unlock facial recognition
ii) Android Beam, which uses near-field communication technology;
iii) data monitoring, a potentially powerful user setting.
iv) allows users to speed up the playback of long-winded voice mails.

Android Beam demo – two Galaxy Nexus phones together, back-to-back, would allow wireless transfer of an article from a Web site, a Google map of a specific location, or a YouTube video. He showed how one person playing the game Minecraft on a Galaxy Nexus could tap another Galaxy Nexus, leading the second user immediately to the Minecraft app in Android Market where he could read about it or quickly purchase and download it. The potential for Android Beam is great for connecting “any proximity-based things” such as group chats and more

2. CNET – Android Supersmartphones –

Verizon and Motorola jointly unveiled the Droid Razr, a dual-core 4G LTE smartphone that boasts a thinner profile than the iPhone 4S.

Google and Samsung showed off the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone running on Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the latest version of Android. The upgraded operating system is the first to integrate both smartphone and tablet user interfaces, and comes with a raft of new features.

The Galaxy Nexus is also powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.
Galaxy Nexus has a large 4.65-in. display and 1280 x 720 HD resolution using Super Amoled technology.

Phone   Apple iPhone 4S  Galaxy Nexus    Galaxy SII           HTC Titan
Price    $199-399,       TBA             $199.99 with 2 yr    TBA

OS        iOS 5          Android 4.0     Android 2.3          Windows Phone 7.5 

Data     EVO Rev A       GSM             GSM                  GSM
         HSPA 14.4 Mbps  HSPA+ 21 Mbps   HSPA+ 21 Mbps        HSPA 14.4
                         LTE             Wimax

Network  ATT             TBA             ATT                  None
         Verizon                         Sprint
         Sprint                          TMobile

Screen   3.5 inch        4.65 inch       4.3 inch             4.7 inch
         900X640         1280X720        480X800              480X800

Rear     8.0MP, LED flash,   5 MP        8 MP             8 MP
Camera   1080p HD, 30 fs    1080p (30fs) 1080p (30fs)     720p  

Front      VGA              1.3 MP       2MP              1.3 MP

Weight       140 grams     130g          116g             160g

Processors   A5 Processor   TI OMAP     Qualcomm       Samsung Exynos
                                        Snapdragon S2

             800 Mhz        1.2 GHz     1.2 GHz         1.5 GHz
             dual core      dual core   dual core       single core 

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