The current Google flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, is the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The version for Verizon's LTE network in the U.S. is slightly thicker than the European model, but it also gets a larger battery. Otherwise, they're functionally the same - apart from the 15Mbps 4G downloads on the Verizon model, of course.
The super large, super high-resolution display on the Galaxy Nexus is a dream to look at, and the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system gives users something very new and interesting to work with. It's a good combination. The device' 136mm x 68mm x 10.0mm (5.4in x 2.7in x .4in) dimensions can make it a bit of a handful, though. It's longer and significantly thicker than Motorola's Droid Razr, but fits in the hand a bit better since it is narrower -- in spite of the fact that the Razr has a smaller screen.
The phone does have a flaw, though. Reception, especially on 4G, can be a problem. Not everybody seems to experience the problem, but it only really shows itself in weaker signal areas. Apart from that the Galaxy Nexus is every bit the hero smartphone that Google needs it to be to move Android to the next stage of its evolution. It's a great device.
Read: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Review (LTE version)
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