So, if you haven’t already heard, Google and Samsung finally announced the Samsung Galaxy Nexus last night — the first Android device to ship with Google’s new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Apart from its slightly disappointing 5-megapixel camera, the Galaxy Nexus looks like a pretty tasty Android smartphone, so how can you get your hands on it if you’re in the U.K.?
Well, Three and Vodafone have already confirmed they’ll be two of the first carriers to offer the HSPA+ device when it launches next month here in the U.K. We’re yet to hear anything from O2, Orange, or T-Mobile yet, but I’m guessing that at least two of these will also be offering the device from day one — and we’ll probably hear more from them later today.
If you want the device on a different network, SlashGear reports that retailer Phones4U will also be offering the device, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Carphone Warehouse snaps it up, too. But we’ll be sure to keep our British brethren posted with updates as they come in.
Unfortunately for those of us in the U.K., we won’t be able to take advantage of the LTE-capable Galaxy Nexus that they’ll be enjoying across the pond in the U.S. Of course, the U.K. doesn’t currently boast any 4G/LTE networks, and so those capabilities would be wasted over here.
I’m looking forward to trying out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and while I don’t think it’ll be quite as impressive as the Galaxy S II, I do think it’ll be a huge success.
Will you be snapping up the Galaxy Nexus when it comes to the U.K.?