Simplicity & Beauty
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich-brings an entirely new look and feel to
Android. Simple layouts with subtle animations and delightful flourishes make
everything feel alive.Gone are lists of text with icons, replaced by big pictures and bold text, just
like a magazine. Instead of boring button presses, find your way around with
fun, consistent gestures.The home screen, web browser, email and everything in between have been
rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and beyond smart.
Interact with your favorite apps right from your home screen with new types of
widgets. Resize and arrange them to suit yourself.
Quickly switch between apps with a dedicated recent apps button. Dismiss those
you donít care about with a swipe of your finger.
Keep me notified
Swipe down to see your latest notifications, now with rich graphics and
controls. Swipe your finger to dismiss those you donít need.
Check data usage
To help avoid data overage charges, you can instantly see your data usage for
any period of time or any app-and get notified before reaching your limit. You
can even restrict background data for individual apps.
Browse the Web at your fingertips
View multiple open pages, swipe to get rid of those youíre finished with, and
enter incognito mode for private browsing.Sync your Google Chrome bookmarks so your favorite sites are always handy. Share
pages with friends instantly. And save any web page for offline reading.
Dozens of improvements to auto-correction and touch recognition make the
keyboard feel natural. A new inline spell checker lets you quickly edit
misspelled words. Itís never been easier to type long emails or messages on your
Type with your voice
Samsung Galaxy Nexus listens. Simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start
talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text-more than 20 languages
supported. Text appears in real time, so thereís no waiting for server
Gmail to go
Gmail makes email fast, fun, and approachable. Swipe between conversations to
catch up quickly, and search for emails even without a data connection. Get
instant access to rich Gmail features no matter where you are.
Conquer Your Calendar
Add events quickly, sync with Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange, and even
pinch to adjust your calendar display. Itís time to stay on schedule and on top
of your game.
Snap a screenshot
To capture anything you see on your screen, just hold down the power and volume
down buttons together. A screenshot appears immediately in Gallery, ready to
Your best business partner
Ice Cream Sandwich is business ready, making it easy to take your Samsung Galaxy Nexus
to work. With support for Microsoft Exchange, device management, VPNs,
encryption, and loads of productivity improvements, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is ready to
Use a simple gesture to activate eyes-free touch exploration. Enlarge the
system-wide font, change the browserís zoom behavior, or make other adjustments
to suit your needs.
Connect & Share
Real-life sharing is nuanced and rich. Samsung Galaxy Nexus makes sharing with mobile
devices just as easy at it is in person
Zero Shutter Lag Camera
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a full-featured camera with automatic focus, top notch
low-light performance, and zero shutter lag. Open it right from your lock
screen, and fire off a photo instantly. Snapping several photos is quicker than
the blink of an eye.
Single-Motion Panoramic Mode
Take beautiful panorama pictures with Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Just point and touch the
shutter and pan your phone from one side to another. Android immediately
stitches together an expansive panorama photo, ready to share.
HD Video Camera
Shoot video in full 1080p, and snap still shots while youíre at it. Continuous
focus, real-time zoom, and time lapse mode give you the power to shoot stunning
When your footage is ready, create your own movie with Movie Studio and upload
it to YouTube.
Your photos upload themselves with Instant Upload, which makes it much easier to
share them with family and friends. If youíve signed up for Google+, you can
enable Instant Upload and share photos with anyone you choose
The new People app lets you browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their
high-res photos, and check status updates from Google+ and other social
networks. Add them to a Google+ circle right from the app. Or touch a friendís
photo in an email or text message to quickly see their contact info.
Canít take a call? Now you can fire off a quick response rather than just
ignoring the call: a canned text message reply is just a touch away. You can
even create your own quick responses.
With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web - and the phone.
Let buddies know youíre hanging out and see who drops by. Video chat with a
group of up to ten friends using your 1.3-MP front-facing camera, all on the go.
Instant photo editing
A full-featured photo editor lets you add filters and effects, adjust color,
straighten, reduce red eye, crop, rotate, flip, and even doodle on your favorite
photos-right after you take them. Your edits are saved as a copy, so you can
always get to the original. And one-touch sharing lets you share your
When you shoot videos, you can choose from a number of silly faces and other fun
effects. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is smart enough to recognize individual facial
features-give your friends big eyes, squeeze heads, make noses bigger. Or change
the scenery with background replacement.
Texting is great, but not when six different people need to decide on a movie.
Messenger turns all those different conversations into a single group chat, so
everyone gets on the same page long before thumbs get sore. And now you can send
photos to your circles anytime at lightning speed.
Google Talk with voice and video chat
Video or voice chat lets you communicate live with anyone right from your Samsung Galaxy
Nexus, whether theyíre on an Android tablet or phone, or using Gmail and Google
Talk on a computer. Have a little fun while youíre at it, with silly faces and
background video effects.
Google+, plus some
Connecting with others is fast, fun, and beautiful with the new Google+ app.
Check status updates, manage your circles, and quickly share updates and photos.
Add the new Google+ widgets to your homescreen to stay on top of status updates.
Jam On With Google Music
Google Music makes discovery, purchase, and listening effortless and fun. Store
your entire collection for free, and stream your music to your Samsung Galaxy Nexus,
computer, or other Android devices. Upload music from your computer, or add your
iTunes library, and everything stays in sync automatically. Even when you have
no data connection-just select the albums, artists, and playlists you want for
If you ever lose your phone or switch phones, just sign in with your Google
account to retrieve all your stuff.
Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions, and apps-just by touching
two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back. Tap to beam whatís on your phone to
Samsung Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock your phone-with a smile.
State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets you switch on your phone and
look at it to get past the lock screen-no passwords to remember, nothing to type
Apps & games
Play games, keep up with friends, and stay connected - all from the palm of your
hand. With more than 300,000 apps to choose from, you can find the right app
when you need it, wherever you are.
You can also browse Android Market on your computer to send apps wirelessly to
Find your way around with Maps
Whether youíre driving across the country or walking city streets, Google Maps
can help you get around and find places to go. Explore the world around you,
search for and rate nearby businesses, check in to share your location, dive
into Street View, or see live traffic information.