Announced as the first smartphone that runs under Android Ice cream sandwich aka Android 4.0, the collaboration between Google and Samsung make this Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT I9250 is the most wanted Android phone at the end of this 2011. Samsung Galaxy Nexus might be the highest challenger for Apple iPhone 4S.
Although the full User Guide / User Manual for Android 4.0 currently unavailable at this time (per November 24, 2011, the day this article was written), but we are happy and feel fortunate to be able to shared the Quick Start Guide for this Galaxy Nexus. For the User Guide, we’ll update asap, if the Manual of GT-I9250 were available. Though, let start to discuss about the Design and Tech Specs of this first Android 4.0 phone.
For the design looks, you can see at the figure above. It would help you to understand the view of Galaxy Nexus from back, side and front view. Although the design body has no big differences with its previous version–the Samsung Google Nexus S–; the rounded four corner the black casing etc, but for the display screen, the Galaxy Nexus comes with a larger screen than Nexus S. Having 4.65 inches means that Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus has wider about 0.65 inches in comparison to Nexus S.
There are quite many alias name for this Galaxy Nexus (with some of them are the rumored name): Samsung Google Nexus 3–refer to the third generation of Google Smartphone, Samsung Google Nexus 4G or Google Nexus 4G LTE–due to it supports HSPA+ up to 21Mbps and 4G LTE, and Samsung Google Nexus Prime–don’t know the reason to be called Prime yet.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Manual Google GT I9250 User Guide Quick Start Guide Resume
Due to the User Guide of Galaxy Nexus by Google and Samsung at the current time isn’t available yet, therefore the one that we gonna discuss at this page is the content which available on Galaxy Nexus Quick Start Guide. But we promise that whenever the User Guide of Android v4.0 is available, we update this page asap.
Update: Galaxy Nexus User Guide now available. Read it online via “Read Online” tab section, or download via “PDF Download” tab. Enjoy
OK, starting on the picture below is the layout overview of Samsung Galaxy Nexus. You can see the keys and parts name with its location on the body of the phone from back panel view point and front panel view point. The Volume keys, the front camera, the multifunction jack, Pogo pins, the power / lock keys, flashbulb for LED Flash light and many more. See on page 11 of QSG to learn more.
Because it is only Quick Start Guide, you will not find any deeper explanation about the features of Galaxy Nexus including the applications features and others (such as how to use camera, how to change settings, how to pairing bluetooth, using Wi-Fi and more). Of course it is because this is only a started guide. The full explanation and tutorial about these including how to use Alarm clock, using Google Search, Google+, YouTube or android market would be the responsibility of the User Guide / User Manual of Galaxy Nexus (not yet available).
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User Guide of Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Google GT I9250 Technical Specifications
What new on this Galaxy Nexus? There are a lot of new features added to this Android Ice cream sandwich, but the new features which make me amaze are the widget and icon design look simply and stylish, the new way to lock and unlock the screen by using Face Unlock via facial recognition technology and also the capability to do instant capture on the camera photo shot.
Another good “thing” in Galaxy Nexus comes from the 4.65″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which uses 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. By having this HD resolution 720p makes Galaxy Nexus has about 316 ppi on its pixel density. This would guarantee you’ll see the clear and smooth graphical image on its screen. The screen also equipped with Oleophobic surface as fat resistant material, support multi touch input method, touch sensitive control has proximity, accelerometer and three axis gyro sensor.
Along with Ice Cream Sandwich, this Android v4.0 Galaxy Nexus powered with dual core processor at 1.2GHz speed (Cortex-A9) with TI OMAP 4460 chipset. The GT I9250 also installed with 1GB RAM and had two optional internal storage for 32GB and 16GB. There is no external card slot for microSD.
For the connectivity, the smartphone has Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, can be used as Wi-Fi portable mobile hotspot, DLNA supports, has Bluetooth version 3.0, and microUSB version 2.0. For the GSM version (the GT I9250), it supports for GPRS, EDGE 3G HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76 MBps and 4G LTE. There is another version of Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus specially design for Verizon which supports CDMA technology called as Samsung Galaxy Nexus CDMA aka Samsung Droid Nexus or Samsung SCH i515.
The dual camera also attached in Galaxy Nexus for 1.3MP as front facing camera and the 5Megapixel Camera on rear facing. The 5MP rear camera also has LED Flash support, auto focus, touch focus, face detection, geo tagging, and can create Video Recording via Camcorder option for HD Video 1080p@30fps.
For further details such as the supported formats of Music and Sound (Audio: AMR, MP3, eAAC+ etc) or supported Video (MPEG4, H.263, etc), battery 1750 mAh capacity, the weight of the Galaxy Nexus, and others you can read it at here.
Table of Contents of Samsung Galaxy Nexus Manual Google GT I9250 User Guide
Set up your phone
Why use a Google Account?
Touch and Type
Use the lock screen
Search your phone and the web,
Make yourself at home;
Change the wallpaper
Set ringtones and other sounds
Make a phone call
Get your contacts
Arrange and work with apps
Try some apps;
Manage your Calendar
Use your Camera
Beam screen content
Optimize battery life
Optimize data usage
Optimize memory usage,
Learn the Phone app
Dial stored numbers
Answer or divert calls
Work with the Call log
Listen to your voicemail
Dial by voice
Options during a call,
Enter and Edit text;
Use the keyboard
Type text by speaking,
Connect to networks n device;
Connect to mobile networks
Connect to Wi-Fi networks
Connect to Bluetooth devices
Connect to keyboard, mice, etc
Connect to Windows computer via USB
Connect to Macintosh Comp via USB
Share your mobile data connections
Connect to virtual private networks
Control air plane mode,
Search by text and voice;
Refine Google Search
Use Voice Actions
Voice Action commands,
Add or remove accounts
Configure account sync options
Change backup n reset options,
Secure your phone
Set screen lock
Encrypt your phone
Work with certificates
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Manual Google GT I9250 User Guide Quick Start Guide PDF Download
Because of the Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have microSD card slot, there is why on the Quick Start Guide of this GT I9250 isn’t available for tutorial how to install and unmount microSD Card. But for the tutorial on how you can insert a SIM Card, assemble the battery and charge it after you open the back cover casing are available. The picture below is the prove about this. See on page 5 to page 8 for further explanation guideline
Here are the download link Manual for Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus. The User Guide download link we obtained from Verizon Wireless server in which it supposed to be belong to Galaxy Nexus SCH I515 (we’ll write for this Google Galaxy Nexus I515 for Verizon Wireless immediately)
Update: User Guide Galaxy Nexus now available. Galaxy Nexus SCH I515 also available.
- Download Quick Start Guide of Galaxy Nexus | Language: English | PDF Size: 827KB| Page: 24
- Download Samsung Galaxy Nexus User Guide | Language: English | PDF Size: 685KB | Page: 107
- Download User Guide Guide of Galaxy Nexus for Verizon | Language: English | PDF Size: 1102KB| Page: 108