World's first smartphone featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HD
Super AMOLED display coming soon
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - GALAXY Nexus™, the world's first
smartphone powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, is available
tomorrow for Rogers, Fido and TELUS and coming soon to SaskTel,
Mobilicity, WIND Mobile and Videotron networks. This highly
anticipated smartphone, developed by Samsung and Google, features a
4.65" HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a
1.2GHz dual core processor.
"Samsung and Google have collaborated once again to push the mobile
experience forward delivering the best Android smartphone experience
with GALAXY Nexus," said Paul Brannen, vice president Samsung Mobile
Canada. "GALAXY Nexus showcases the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich and
brings an entirely new look and feel to Android while demonstrating
continued innovation with user friendly features like Android Beam and
Best-in-class hardware meets the most advanced software as Galaxy Nexus
is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65'' display with a
market-leading resolution of 720p (1280x720), ensuring superior clarity
for entertainment capabilities or fast web browsing. GALAXY Nexus is
also the first Android device to feature software navigation buttons
with the lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between
rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses
facial recognition to unlock the device. Using NFC technology, Android
Beam allows for the rapid sharing of web pages, apps, and YouTube™
videos by simply tapping two devices together.
GALAXY Nexus is powered by an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor,
providing superior power and speed. This allows consumers to take full
advantage of GALAXY Nexus' enhanced multitasking capabilities, or enjoy
the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition
gaming or video streaming. HSPA＋ connectivity combined with the dual
core processor delivers high-speed web browsing ensuring the web is
always at users' fingertips.
Google Experience on GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a "pure
Google," experience, meaning device users will be the first to receive
software upgrades and new applications as they become available. It
also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android
Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn
navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google
Calendar™, and a redesigned Google＋ app.
See operators for pricing and availability.
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada markets a broad range of award-winning
digital consumer electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance
products. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global mission to provide
consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess
exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. As a
result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung has
become one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry.
The company was ranked #17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global
Brands" and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative
Companies of 2011."
For more information, please visit www.samsung.ca.
You can also Like Samsung on facebook.com/SamsungCanada or follow Samsung on twitter @SamsungCanada. For customer service
inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864).
SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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