Beyond smart. But is it? The technology world is as excited as ever about the launch of the Google/Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the latest update to the Android 4.0 operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. But what has been the initial reaction to the latest frenzied technology launch.
‘Galaxy Nexus isn’t just a smartphone—it’s beyond smart. Ice Cream Sandwich gives you complete control over the amount of mobile data you use by helping you better understand and manage it.’
That is what Google claim the Galaxy Nexus to be. Complete with Android Beam, which uses near field communication (NFC) to instantly share webpages, YouTube videos, maps, directions and apps by simply tapping two phones together, as well as Face Unlock facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with just a smile, the Galaxy Nexus has raised the stakes when it comes to what we expect from a Smartphone.
Should Apple, who launched the iPhone 4S last week, be worried?
The launch of the new Ice Cream Sandwich mobile Android OS that works on both phones and tablets also looks impressive, too, featuring new fonts that are optimized for HD displays and a whole bunch of tools to sync up perfectly with Google services such as Google Chrome and Gmail.
So it appears that Android fans, or Fandroids, as they are also referred have managed to steal a march on Apple fans. Reaction online to the launch demo video on Youtube has thrown up some interesting comments.
Technology Fans Reactions to Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus Launch
MobilefreakX wrote on Youtube that the new launch is ‘just what we that love innovation was looking for, Android all the way, they just make it better, smarter and more simple each and every time, and don’t copy others.’
However, opinion appears to be divided with many Youtube users such as TheDhezballah claiming Android copy-cat tactics; ‘Wow way to copy Apple’s new notification system. Android is such a follower.’
sweetepnoy was a lot more abrupt when it came to his comments and which phone was the best; ‘Apple fans, wake up. Stop staring at the Apple logo and falling for the features you won’t need or use. 4S is just a placeholder for Steve Jobs’ final masterpiece. Your next phone is right in front of you.’
Youtube user wilsonzt offers a more pragmatic opinion of the new phone, and comparisons between the iPhone 4S. ‘If you already have a newer Android phone that you’re happy with, it’s not a huge upgrade. I mean, it’s not the second coming or anything.’