Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 hands on review
Galaxy Nexus converts speech to text
Google’s real answer to Siri is realtime speech-to-text, which lets you ‘write’ messages with your vocal cords in an evolution of Google’s Voice Search functionality. Despite this not being a final build it appears to work well (but then so did Siri in a quiet room). And speech-to-text also relies on servers to work. If you do resort to the keyboard there’s now super subtle haptic feedback with a 2ms vibration that is just noticeable but hugely satisfying.
Galaxy Nexus camera
If the iPhone 4S had arrived with a 5MP camera, there’d have been a riot. So Google’s defensive stance on the Galaxy Nexus’s 5MP sensor is not without cause. It claims faster speeds than the iPhone 4S’s cam, a panoramic mode, face detection and one-touch sharing (that’s open to developers). Snaps are clear and crisp with tonnes of after-edit options like red eye removal, cropping and filters, and you can tag people and places easily. There’s also 1080p video and you can grab a full res photo while filming just by tapping the screen. Even so, 8MP would’ve been nice.