Phones 4u (19 October) claimed today that it will be the first independent retailer to offer Google's latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be available in Phones 4u stores or via the Phones 4u website for free on a £46 per month contract or for £29.95 on a £41 per month tariff when it goes on sale in the UK on a number of networks.
Phones 4u trading director Scott Hooton said: ‘The Galaxy Nexus combines the full Google experience with Samsung’s superior smartphone performance, and tops it off with the latest and most innovative Android platform yet.
‘After Android was voted the UK’s most preferred operating system in a Phones 4u poll this year, we know our customers have been just as excited about the launch of the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone as we have. We’re confident the Galaxy Nexus will more than live up to expectations and are pleased to be the first UK independent mobile retailer to put the Galaxy Nexus into Android fans’ hands.’
The 8.84mm slim Galaxy Nexus features a HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720p and software navigation buttons, which Samsung claims is a first for Android smartphones out there.
It also boasts a revamped camera, cloud connectivity and access to the Android Market.
Meanwhile, the latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, comes with a redesigned Android user interface and updated features including improved multitasking, notifications, NFC support and a full web browsing experience.
Customers keen to get their hands on the smartphone can pre-register their interest from today on the Phones 4u website. A launch date for the Galaxy Nexus has yet to be confirmed.