The Galaxy Nexus is an Android smartphone co-developed by Google and Samsung Electronics. It is the third smartphone in the series of Google Nexus after the Nexus One and Nexus S.
Packed with features like a high-definition (1280X720) Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the device was unveiled by Google and Samsung on 19 October, 2011 in Hong Kong. The device weighs 135 g and is provided with a 1.2 GHz-dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1,750mAh battery. Similarly, the data input for Nexus can be performed through Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, coupled with smart sensors like accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, A-GPS and proximity sensor.
The plan to launch the third Nexus smartphone model in the market was revealed by Google's senior vice-president of mobile platform in May 2011. Samsung hinted towards the release of Nexus by putting out a teaser video on its website. It became extremely popular just as the Nexus Prime among the media and the users, even before its release.