Feeds
85%
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

Ice Cream Sandwich, anyone?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Sharp shooter?

The benefits of the new OS are helped by the speed and efficiency of the handset. It’s fast, very fast, and the 1.2GHz dual core processor does a cracking job of whipping through the apps and keeping several running at once, with no sign of slow down. It clocked up AnTuTu Android benchmark of 5759, just shy of the similarly equipped Motorola Razr. Android benchmarking hasn't yet managed the same level of consistency as that on PCs, but it's still a useful guideline.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

AntuTu benchmarks show some slight variations from the anticipated score

This pure Google handset will almost certainly be the first to get future Android updates too, unencumbered by any additional user interfaces that need to be configured and likely to slow down the update process.

Strangely, the camera takes a step down from the 8Mp model you’ll find on the Galaxy SII, with the return of the 5Mp from the previous Nexus S. While stills snaps have shrunk, video goes up from 720p to full HD recording at 1080p and there are a few other enhancements.

Sample Shots

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

Click for a full-resolution image

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

Click for a full-resolution image

Certainly, the camera’s very quick to get going – less than two seconds from a standing start and it’s ready to take a second pic virtually instantly. It has autofocus, a bright LED flash and several scene modes, including panorama. Picture quality is generally pretty respectable and there’s a good level of detail, though colour can appear a little washed out at times.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.