I’m not the type to get all hype when a new cell phone comes out, but the rave about the Galaxy Nexus has me curious. I’m currently the proud owner of the Motorola KRZR.
Now you might be laughing at me right now, but that’s alright. I’ve had the KRZR since it came out in 2006 and I have no regrets. It does exactly what I need it to do; nothing more, nothing less.
However, I am getting to the point where I can’t text efficiently and I’ve already gone through two batteries, so I think it’s about time for an upgrade.
This is where the Galaxy Nexus comes in. My cousin is in information technology so if anything techie comes about, he knows about it. I was talking to him about some cell phone options and he mentioned the Galaxy Nexus. He talked about its system and everything it can do. I thought he was bluffing until I took a look myself and he wasn’t kidding. This Android is awesome!
Galaxy Nexus Features
Currently operating on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus has done away with text icons and are now replaced with bold pictures and big text.
You can interact with your favorite apps right from your home screen with new types of widgets. You can even resize and arrange them as you see fit.
Have you ever had apps on your phone that were more important than others? Well, with the Multi- task away, you can easily push those to the side that you least care about with a swipe of your finger.
Want to stay notified by your friends? Your latest notifications are easily accessible and you can also swipe away the ones you don’t need.
Has your friend ever found a great website on their phone and you wanted to see it on yours? Well, instead of looking on their phone or them emailing it to you, you can use the beam feature.
You can share contacts, apps, YouTube videos and even directions just by touching two NFC-enabled phones back to back. All you have to do is tap what’s on your phone to your friend. Now that’s pretty cool.
The Galaxy Nexus introduces a fun, new way to unlock your phone. You no longer have to fuss with passwords or swiping. Their facial recognition technology lets you turn on your phone with a smile. All you have to do is look at it to get past the lock screen.
Note: The face unlock feature isn’t as secure as having a password. Someone who looks like you could possibly unlock your phone so please be aware of this.
Now of course it has plenty of other amazing features, but all in all, I think that the Galaxy Nexus is a winner. After 5 years of having the same cell phone, I think I deserve something a bit more updated. If I decide to get the Galaxy Nexus, I will be sure to post a review about it.
Have you heard of this new cell phone? If you’ve had a chance to read up on it, tell me what you think and if you would consider buying it.