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Android Central reviews the Samsung Galaxy Nexus [the competition]

by Derek Kessler Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:52 pm EST

Is it really a competition anymore? We in webOS land have been reduced to spectators in the mobile phone arena, though at least we can say that the contestants duking it out between iOS, Windows Phone, and Android are making for a pretty decent fight. And now there's a new challenger on the field of battle: Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich. This next major iteration of the Android we know and love/hate brings oodles of new features plus a much-needed visual refresh brought by none other than former webOS designer and current Googler Matias Duarte.

There's more than just the OS, however - it needs a phone too (boy do we ever know how that feels). That phone? The Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It's smooth, slim, and sleek. In fact, in some ways it reminds us of a webOS device. But alas, it's packed with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a full gigabyte of RAM under a 720p 4.65-inch screen unlike anything we've had the chance to see in a webOS smartphone. It's huge!

Android Central has the full review of the new Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0. By and large it can be chalked up in the win column for Android. With guys like Duarte on board ensuring that the user experience is first-rate, Android is going to prove to be healthy competition for the iPhones, Windows Phones, and BlackBerries of the world. If only there were a webOS phone that could join the brawl... any webOS phone at all...