This is Android 4.0. The first time I ever laid eyes on it in person, I was intrigued by how Android changed so much, so quickly. Only then did I realize that the Galaxy Nexus was built perfectly around it, for instance, having no touch capacitive buttons to perform functions; everything is done using the 720p HD, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen. Then it was soon realized that the 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM was more than adequate to keep the system running at full speed and smoothly transitioning with all the animations and effects seen in Ice Cream Sandwich. Then came the 10MBps+ 4G LTE speeds on Verizon. And then lastly, I soon found out that the cameras (both the front 1.3MP and 5 megapixel back-facing) were both built perfectly around the software, to the point where recording 1080p HD footage can be taken with speed, all the while taking photos while recording, thanks to Android 4.0.
If only all Android manufacturers could perfectly sync the software to the hardware, per the way Apple has for so many years. This is why I will say right off the bat, that the Galaxy Nexus is one of the best Android phones ever produced, and it deserves the 9.5/10 I’m bestowing upon it Read the full review after the break!