Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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Finally, we might have vanilla on Verizon!
by WorknMan on Wed 19th Oct 2011 21:03 UTC
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I'm hoping that this phone won't be released before it's really finished; it would suck if Galaxy Nexus owners were put in the unfortunate role of being beta testers for ICS, as Xoom owners were for honeycomb.

However, assuming they don't have any serious issues out of the gate, this is going to be the phone to get if you hate all the bloatware that vendors keep putting on top of Android. Personally, I'm tired of these vendors f**king with the stock OS, and it's nice to FINALLY have a Google dev phone on Verizon (hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but everyone is pretty positive it's coming); now I'll be able to enjoy 'vanilla' without having to root the phone and try about a dozen different custom ROMs before finding one that's stable, and I'll be able to install updates as soon as Google releases them, instead of having to wait 6 months for the vendors to feed it to me.

There's been a lot of talk about the Galaxy Nexus as compared to the Galaxy II and Razr, but since the Nexus won't be infected with either Touchwiz or Motoblur, it wins hands down, IMO.

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