Samsung and Google recently held a joint press meeting to unveil the latest iterations of their top mobile offerings, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Nexus matches many of the standards set by other top models on the smartphone market, though it does feature a lower resolution camera. The primary distinction of the new phone, however, is the inclusion of the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Ice Cream Sandwich offers a plethora of new options, including a platform for direct wireless sharing between nearby phones, data usage controls and an interesting locking mechanism that makes use of facial recognition software, though the presenters did not demonstrate this feature on stage.
Perhaps most importantly, according to PCMag.com, Ice Cream Sandwich attempts to close the gap between Android’s smartphone and tablet operating systems. However, even this improvement could create further problems Google has developed in keeping its various phones updated with current operating systems, instead allowing different manufacturers to maintain older versions of the platform, making the development of apps exceedingly difficult.