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Apple not the only devices geeks camp for anymore

December 18, 2011
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People in line, but not at Apple

When you hear of people lining up in advance for a phone, braving the cold weather, you probably think of the most recent iPhone release, but for the Friday release, a substantial line grew at the Boston Verizon store of people waiting for the first Android 4.0 handset, the Samsung Nexus Gallery.

The device has been delayed and the release is said to be a hasty afterthought, while others say it is part of a grass roots viral marketing campaign. Below is an image from Android Forums of the forming line at the Boston Verizon:
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Why such a fuss?

The Samsung Nexus Gallery has garnered nearly the top rating from PC World who says, “The Galaxy Nexus ($300 with a two-year contract, as of December 16, 2011) impresses with lightning-fast performance, strong data speeds, a thin design, and, of course, all of that Ice Cream Sandwich goodness,” adding that it is the best Android device on the market.



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Although battery life is a complaint as with most Androids and iPhones, and complaints about the phone, the following specs have most of the tech world (and the people in line as photographed above) clamoring for the device:

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific)
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, November
SIZE Dimensions 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 135 g
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Oleophobic coating
- Touch-sensitive controls
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset TI OMAP 4460
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Stand-by Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 270 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 17 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)

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