"Awesome product, so smooth, slim and fast. Great OS"5.0 starson by masterpfaii
Pros: OS - Ice Cream Sandwich is what Android needed to be.
Slimness of the phone
Cons: Not many, too new to tell.
Awaiting ICS versions of some apps
Summary: I had been holding out for a new phone for some time with many phones being considered, until I saw the introduction of the Galaxy Nexus. This phone has exceeded all my expectations so far with more discovery to come I'm sure.In summary to my own personal review, we have to remember that the Nexus range, never have been a "Chart Topper" in terms of specs when compared to other Android phones, but as an example of what is possible from, what some would term, minimal specs.
Well done Android and Samsung, I now have a phone with an Awesome screen and a superb camera (Mega Pixels are not the whole story.
I like the smoothness and the way this phone handles everything I have thrown at it, so far, without any lag or hiccups whatsoever.
The integration of my bookmarks from my Google Chrome account is another welcome addition along with the effortless surfing on the pre-installed browser, that with the ability to make pages available offline, makes for a welcomed inclusive package.
Music and the integrated Google Music is another great feature, I have my entire music library and playlist available along with the ability to make these available offline too.
So glad I made this move and the added benefit of receiving any OS updates first being the Google propriety DEV phone.
Give it a try if coming from any other Android phone you will not be disappointed, if coming from iOS, RIM or WM, welcome, welcome to a new way of doing things, so many users cannot be wrong.
In reply to the OP
"As impressive as it is, Ice Cream Sandwich can be messy, and without it, the Galaxy Nexus is just another Android device."
I fell this is the same as saying the iPhone 4s without iOS5 is just another iPhone or Nokia Lumnia without Mango is another WM phone, after all these phones are judged as a package OS included. With the tweaks, especially to the Galaxy Nexus, to bring the best out of the components included, this package to me is a winner
Updated on Nov 19, 2011
The likes of Samsung and HTC will release phones with better cameras/lenses, faster processors, more RAM and ROM, frankly more of everything, but with these guidelines set out in the Nexus brand, the Target has been set.
Opinions always will remain personal, so many will still prefer either WM or an iPhone, both I have tried and with hands on with a iPhone 4s on a regular basis, I haven't regretted the day I adopted the Green Robot over 2 years ago, once and now with this screen too, 3.5" just doesn't do it for me.