Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 hands on review
Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich verdict
Is it our imagination? No – the Galaxy Nexus is the most iPhone-like Android phone to date and Ice Cream Sandwich is the most iOS-like iteration of Android. The lack of buttons, the endless list of pilfered UI elements, visual voicemail… the whole shebang. Of course, it’s a circular argument (iOS has robbed more than its fair share of Android innovations), but the message here is that Google’s Nexus does not want to be number two. And if developers are smart about applying Android 4.0’s hoard of open-source treats to their apps, there’s no reason it should be. As things stand, the iPhone only retains the smartphone crown with its industry-leading build and unrivalled App Store. The rest is yet to be written, but we’ll be back with a full review soon.