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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.

  • thesaber2000

    i want this NOW! please and thankyou! 🙂


    This phone is like that one girl you’ve always wanted…..when I get it I’m not gonna know what to touch on first!!!!!  😉

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  • Ray

    Man if this Phone isnt the Shit my name isnt Ray

  • tpags

    “CAN’T WAIT”

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a God.  He’s called Android… and he lives in South Korea.

  • Larry mao

    Android Police is reporting that some of the Specs another site reported contradict the earlier ones by BGR:

    So, let’s have a look at what GSMarena’s source is saying the Prime will be packing:
    1.5GHz dual-core processor, most likely ExynosPowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU (the same one that’s in the iPad 2)8MP rear shooter with 1080p video capture2050mAh batteryGlobal-ready

    • Anonymous

      Seeing this spec sheet has resulted in the only time I’ve ever wanted Kellex to be wrong. :p

  • Frank Katz

    World phone????

  • While I was slightly disappointed at the rumored specs of a 5MP camera and the TI chip, it still sounds like an impressive device. If the camera is of the same quality as other Samsung smartphones I’ve had, that 5MP will take great pictures, though it would be nice to say it is 8MP for people that don’t understand the image quality is about more than megapixels, as long as the pictures look good, I don’t care to much about the resolution. And I would have liked to have seen the 1.5GHz Exynos chip as well, but we can’t have everything.

  • Bigwavedave25

    as for the camera Kellex is totally correct.  I haven’t taken the time to read all 233 (at this time) comments if this has been discussed already.  But my wife’s iphone  with a 5mp camera out shoots my DInc 8mp any day of the week.
    I’ve owned and used enough digitial cameras (point and shoot as well as DSLR) to know it’s all about how much light the shutter can get in and how well your imaging chip can process all that information.  5mp is fine with me as long as it can generate a good image. 
    Face it you will be uploading these pics to Twitter, Facebook, digital frames, TV’s and the such… Not large format prints that will hang in your house of the family portrait, which it what large MP cameras are for.


    That is all. 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    Engadget is reporting exynos with a killer GPU and an 8 MP camera from a google employee.

    Also why do we need so much storage with cloud computing?  My Xoom barely has any of its 32GB full.

  • Anonymous

    When does this release?

  • Anonymous

    This phone should be the standard of all Android phones coming out from here out.  None of that skimping on this and that.   Btw, does anyone know how a desktop dock works with a curved phone design?  Maybe they just curve the dock?

  • exynos

  • i hope thats true…it would be awesome

  • Act of God

    Need this phone ASAP, my Dinc is getting super buggy (even running CM7).

    • Keith Sumner

      Cache cleaner will help 

  • everyone thqt has no space because of music you heed to move it to google music cloud saves a ton of storage

  • Anonymous
    • tpags

      The specs to me are already very good but that is an interesting read. Interested to see what happens on Tuesday. I would lean to the side of saying the info kellex has is right.

  • Guest

    Does it have Gorilla Glass?

    • tjmonkey15

      I hope so.  What a waste of a nice, giant screen if it’s gonna get scratched easily.

  • Cody

    Just needs SD slot so we can keep all our pics, etc, and notification on bottom? Seems crazy and somewhat unlikely. I guess if it had good placement it would be good, but I usually have my fingers along the bottom….guess we’ll see lol. Excited and getting this no matter what though!

  • Sparta217

    Anyone know if the Nexus will have an SD card slot?


  • Scott Hartman

    It might need to be a 4460, as the 720p screen will need the extra graphics processing.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta see what the battery life is gonna be like first.

  • Jay

    are people concerned that the OMAP44xx processor, which has an SGX540 GPU, paired with a 720p screen will result in poor graphics performance? i’m really looking for ward to this phone, but a little worried about that…

  • Jdmaker1

    Are they upgrading the stock email app (exchange email app) in ice cream sandwich?  It’s the only thing I like about Blur (or whatever Moto is now calling it) over the ASOP.  

    • hkklife

      Other than still being rather laggy, I love the new Blur camera on the D3 & Bionic.  Definitely an improvement over stock Android.  I also like the down-swipe quick dial widget Moto has introduced on those devices.  And, yes, the Moto email client is pretty slick, as is the ability to pull system updates.  Otherwise, however, I detest Blur in all forms.

  • Nate Surber

    Now they just need to release a Samsung 4G range extender for Verizon and I’ll be all set.

  • Anonymous


    Is that what you wanted? Are you happy now?

  • if it has the 4430 , and or no sdcard slot im out. will wait for next gen processor.

  • kublikon

    do you think a VZ rep would give me one of these if I let him have my sister?

    • Bionicman

      it’ll probably depend on what your sister looks like!

      • JagoX

        Have you seen some of the VZW sales reps? Some of them would be lucky to get a girl 😉

  • Matthew Snider

    I’m just glad that I didn’t bite on the bionic… it was very tempting, but this phone will be way worth it.

  • Rich

    Anyone want to trade a t-bolt and some cash-o-la for me to buy a upgrade from someone? I am willing to fork over money or money and a t-bolt to get someones upgrade so I may purchase this phone lol… I am not due for another 1.5 years…

  • tjmonkey15

    I get more and more aroused for this phone with each bit of info you keep giving us today. 

  • Jason Purp

    Like I’ve said before, I hope the full retail price is under $600. If not, I will kick myself in the head for not trying harder to sell my things.

  • I’m aroused and I’m not afraid to say it.

  • Anonymous

    Well Kellex, if you say it is so, it must be. This thing better have tits too.

  • Rashad Gattis

    I will buy this straight out and sell my bionic all in the same day, if and only if it comes out in a reasonable amount of time…

  • So this is def. coming to Verizon? Because it’s my dream phone and i have an upgrade burning a hole in my pocket!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Sorry, but I don’t see Samsung letting apple have ANY bragging rights. I’m not buying this spec list. At all.

  • Bewara2009

    KELLEX you need to stop with all these good news before someone gets a heart attack just kidding bring on more we can handle anything.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll believe this when I see it. This phone is a dream come true, but taking Verizon’s track record into consideration, I’m not holding my breath. I think this would do wonders for their reputation, just like the OG did a few years ago. If this is real, I’ll definitely be first in line at my local VZW store just like I was for the DX. Thanks for the quick updates, Kellex.

  • Trooper

    Thanks Kellex you just made my day about the notification led.  Cheers man!

  • Dr. Baltz

    I hope they fix the stock email application.  I hate the fact that you can’t get notification on sub folders.

  • I don’t know about the rest of you…. But I’m going to wait until the Super Mario Galaxy Nexus comes out! 

    Just being silly…

    • EC8CH

      not me… I’m getting this one 🙂

  • Anonymous

    wow I am so excited… I’m pretty much guaranteed to switch carriers if VZW doesn’t get it 

  • Just take my money Samsung. You win.

  • Space Man

    ICS is designed to run on all devices, correct? (To negate fragmentation..)

  • ahhhr32

    Honestly I’ve been asking for an amazing 2.0mp sensor with high speed (like 240 fps) shooting for a loooong time.

    a great 2.0mp sensor beats a crummy 8mp toss in every day… megapixels mean nothing on a phone… who’s printing and framing posters from mobile phone shots anyway?

    • Hellaandrew

      I agree, I’d be fine with my images being no greater than like 2000px on either side, I just want the camera to take a nice image that isn’t noisy as hell

    • Get a casio

      • ahhhr32

        i’ve considered the casio phones long and hard, but i dont want to compromise the phone for the camera… i just hate MP ratings and how it’s such a marketing gimmick…. My LG Dare had a better camera (with high speed video) than any of the 5 android phones i’ve had since.

        • MPs over 12 yes is a marketing hype, but below it is pretty well known that MPs do matter as long as you have the sensor to back it up. So cameras with 12MP can take a picture and to the naked eye would look the same as a 24MP camera unless you start exploding the picture.