The successor of the Nexus S. The Near Field Communication solution (NXP PN65N chip) used in the Nexus S will now be used on the Galaxy Nexus. That means an embedded secure element and SWP. So this handset is very suitable for Google Wallet.
Compared to a few other phones, the Galaxy Nexus has a “bad” nfc antenna (weak?).
Exclusive? on Verizon wireless.
Now we are very curious what Verizon does with NFC !
Verizon is an ISIS partner, like AT&T. Last week we saw a disabled chip on the AT&T’s Galaxy S II.
ISIS virtual wallet service only available from spring 2012, remember? Verizon will temporarily disable the NFC ?
UK; Coming to Vodafone, Three and O2 (source TechRadar).
Update Okt.’11; The Galaxy Nexus starts shipping in November to the U.S., Europe, and Asia (including Japan and China). Samsung said that NTT DoCoMo will be the Japanese carrier.
Nothing about the price.
Okt.’11; Verizon to launch LTE version
US launch, postponed till .. December
update nov.’11; available at Three, UK !
update dec.’11; Delivery starts in several shops in several European countries.
…………………No Google wallet on Verizon’s galaxy nexus at the moment.
update jan.’12; Sprint announced the Galaxy Nexus for the second quarter of 2012, enabled for Google Wallet.
update sept’12; Google Wallet, after working a while, suddenly blocked at Verizon network.
update; Download and install new apk, get more info and link at droid-life.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.65″ HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED
Contour Display (curved glass)
67.94 X 135.5 X 9.47 (LTE)
Memory: 1GB RAM
5MP continuous auto focus
Zero shutter lag
Video recording in 1080p
OS: Ice Cream Sandwich (newest Android)
CPU: 1.2 GHZ dual core processor
Notification: 3 color LED
Mics: 2 Mics