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Galaxy Nexus Will Have a Notification Light and Amazing Camera – Ice Cream Sandwich Updating on the Daily

So I’ll start off by making a quick comment or two about the specs for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus that were “leaked” earlier this morning.  I know that there are some people looking to question them, but like I said in that post, these match up exactly to what our sources have told us.  So unless Google and Samsung are taking extra steps to fake the specs inside their test phones to screw even their testers up, then I have no reason to disbelieve what I have been told.  While I have not been specifically told what size front camera, internal storage capacity or mAh battery, I can tell you that everything else is on point (aside from the fact that I think it’s a 4430 and not the 4460).

With that said, our sources wanted to toss in some additional details that were left out of this morning’s post.  Let’s talk notification lights, cameras and updates to Ice Cream Sandwich.    

Notification Light

As many of you know, Samsung seems to leave off notification lights on their phones – not with this one. We have been told that the Galaxy Nexus will have a multi-colored notification light placed towards the bottom chin.  So with all physical buttons removed thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung has placed a notification light, smack dab in the middle there instead.


A lot of chatter this morning about how the camera is only 5MP.  Just know that megapixels aren’t all that you should consider when talking cameras (think sensors too).  From what we know, this camera is ultra-fast and has an almost instant shutter.  Click the camera button and your picture is taken – no waiting. Will be interesting to see this compared to new camera in the iPhone 4S.

Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

Android 4.0 is close to being unveiled, but that doesn’t mean Google has stopped working overtime on it. From what we have been told, ICS updates are popping up on Galaxy Nexus devices almost daily.  With each update, the phone has gotten “snappier and snappier,” creating a phenomenal experience.  And again, the leaked video from last week is not fake.  If you want a preview of ICS, just keep watching it over and over.

As we have more, you’ll be the first to know.

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    Early test phones often have inferior hardware so that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.  Of course, anything could happen, I just hope to be pleasantly surprised next Tuesday!

  • Balls

    I hope it’s not just a over clocked 4430 :/

  • IseWise

    Are we sure that that video is not fake? Because what about the no buttons shot that just leaked.

    • John

      no one is sure of anything

  • Anonymous

    If it’s a TI OMAP 4430, I won’t buy it. That processor can’t record or playback 1080p video and it’s inferior to the Samsung Exynos 4210 that’s in the Galaxy S II. Paired with a 720p screen, the performance would be quite poor. Anyway… what I’m trying to say is, there’s pretty much no way they’d only go with a 4430. It’ll be a 4460 or the Exynos 4212.

    • Anonymous

      Not even close. Don’t make nonsensical statements when you have no clue what you’re talking about please.

      • Anonymous

        Care to explain where I’m wrong instead of insulting? I guess I’m wrong about it not being able to output 1080p but according to TI’s website and documentation, the TI OMAP4430 can only record up to 720p video (unless that’s stereoscopic mode only). And the single core SGX540 is an inferior GPU to the quad core ARM Mali-400. Not sure how you can argue against that.

        • Anonymous

          You said it would have poor performance outputting 720p, that’s nowhere close to correct. You still claim it can’t record 1080p, that’s nowhere close to correct. 1080p recording on the Bionic is one of its touted features.

          Furthermore, the SGX540 was the fastest GPU available last year, it hasn’t magically become a slow pos, in fact it’s clocked significantly faster on the OMAP4 and has far more memory bandwidth available to it than the Hummingbird was capable. It can record full HD just fine, it can output full HD just fine, it handles display mirroring and flash with no issues and every game I have tried on the Bionic is buttery smooth. So actually no, it is nowhere close to being “quite poor”. Is it not quite as fast as the Mali400? Yes. You won’t notice a difference however, until more graphically intense games are available anyway.

          It would be nice if people actually knew what they were talking about before making statements as facts.

  • UncagedChipmunk

    I wonder if they placed the multi-colored notifications light on the bottom chin to mimic the Nexus One…