by Andrew Scott
Today has seen the launch of Samsung’s newest addition to the Galaxy range, the Nexus, and what makes this phone so exciting is that it’s running the latest Google Android 4.0 operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.
The phone was made available today through O2’s on-line store and at a few of their high street outlets. It will be available through all of their stores tomorrow, Friday.
However, Vodaphone have stated, that until the phone has been thoroughly put through its paces by their in house testing department they will not be stocking the Nexus.
A Vodaphone spokesman told zdnet “We’re continuing to test the Galaxy Nexus software to ensure our customers get the best possible experience of the device. We’ll provide concrete details on availability of the device once the testing process has been successfully completed.”
T-Mobile and their sister company Orange have also stated they have no plans to stock the Nexus.
So although this is the first Mobile in the world to run Ice Cream Sandwich it doesn’t seem like everyone is going wild about it.
It makes me think there is something funny a foot, add to this apparent lack of industry support, the fact that it only has a 5MP camera and a rather uninspired design, is this phone just a dummy run for the phone the world is really waiting for, the Galaxy S3?
Rumoured to be announced next February the Galaxy S3 is hoping to cement Samsung’s position as the new Emperor of the Smartphone World, with the S2 already having helped them knock Apple of the top spot.
Perhaps fears of software glitches, like the battery life issues suffered by Apple – directly after the iOS5 launch – have prompted Samsung to try Google’s new software out on a lesser phone first, thus, giving them a glitch free, perfect release for the S3.
This whole thing reminds me of that terrible 80’s movie Twins starring Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Personally I’m not keen on owning a Danny DeVito phone.
What do you think? Is the nexus just a phone invented to iron out the kinks in ICS before it’s rolled out onto their flagship phone?