"A great smartphone with much improved OS"4.0 starson by urr_quasdim
Pros: No need to repeat all the positive attributes already described by Jessica. I only want to point out that Google Wallet installs fine (see Jason Cipriani's 12/19 CNET article) by side-loading, no rooting needed. I hope Verizon doesn't kill it...
Cons: 1. No mass storage mode (i.e. no eWallet). Real bummer!
2. No Swype (not even beta available for this screen size).
3. Super AMOLED isn't quite Super AMOLED Plus... Those brilliant, popping colors (i.e. Galaxy S 2) aren't there.
Summary: The Galaxy Nexus is a wonderful smartphone on its own and much more so in combination with Android 4.0. Display is bright, high-definition and colorful, build quality is very good in spite of being all made of plastic, and it's dual core CPU renders it super fast. An extra bonus: Google Wallet installs fine (see Jason Cipriani's 12/19 CNET article). One hopes that Verizon doesn't find a way to kill this...Battery life isn't stellar (certainly not in comparison to Galaxy S 2) but, considering the large screen, it isn't bad either and gives you a full day of usage, something I can't possibly say about the Droid Razr.
Now here are some negatives:
1. No mass storage mode (so unable to use eWallet). Google could allow internal memory partitioning to allocate memory dedicated to mass storage and I hope this happens in a future firmware upgrade. Not being able to use eWallet is my biggest gripe.
2. No Swype (not even beta available for this screen size). Hopefully a future possibility.
3. Super AMOLED isn't quite Super AMOLED Plus... Those brilliant, popping colors (as on Galaxy S II) aren't there. Still, the display is very nice on its own.
All in all a great experience using this phone.
Updated on Dec 19, 2011