New Smartphone Galaxy Nexus Gets Great Reviews

Samsung’s new smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, has attracted extremely positive reviews and is expected to be a major hit for the company.

The first smartphone to run the latest Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet-and-phone operating system features facial recognition for unlocking the device.

According to Engadget, “the Galaxy Nexus is definitely the best Android phone available today — it’s possibly even the best phone available today, period.” Though the camera and build quality could be better, Engadget says “there’s no denying the satisfying look and feel, the stunning display, the impressive performance, the excellent battery life — the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.” On the Sandwich, “it represents a giant leap forward for Android and brings a whole new level of style and substance to Google’s mobile OS.”

The Verge is equally enthusiastic, “The Galaxy Nexus is the best Android phone ever made. It’s one of the best smartphones ever made, and with a couple of minor tweaks (particularly to the camera), it could be the best smartphone ever produced,” said The Verge Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky.

With such a reception, Apple is likely to face keen competition from this latest Samsung-Google offering.