The wait for the Galaxy Nexus is finally over in some parts of the world, but those of us in the States are still waiting for our turn with our noses pressed up against the glass. As if to torture us further, Google has not only released the domestic variant’s full spec sheet, but they have also uploaded a full series of Galaxy Nexus walkthrough videos.
As far as the spec sheet goes, there isn’t too much that we didn’t already know. It does however confirm that the US-spec Galaxy Nexus has a slightly beefier battery than its international counterpart (1850mAh vs. 1750mAh). That extra juice comes at a price, and in this case it means Verizon’s Nexus is just a little chubbier than the one teased in Hong Kong. Luckily, the difference is a just over half a millimeter so only wearers of the tightest skinny jeans have cause to complain.
So, with that spec sheet out in the wild, we know almost everything about the Galaxy Nexus except for its actual release date. In the meantime, feel free to make the wait even more excruciating by watching Google’s walkthrough videos. There are quite a few out there, with topics ranging from “using Beam” to “how not to break the battery plate.”
Interestingly, some of Droid-Life’s readers point out that Verizon’s Backup Assistant and My Verizon Mobile apps seem to be preloaded on the device. It’s frankly a bit of a shock considering the Nexus’s status as a pure Google phone, but I’m guessing that little bit of promotion had Verizon putting their corporate checkbook through the wringer.
Lastly, Google’s thrown up what seems to be a new commercial for the Galaxy Nexus, entitled “Calling All.” Rather than dissecting the ad and debating its merits and shortcomings, I’ll just leave it here for you to peek at. Personally, I think it’s a welcome change from the overbearing pomposity of Motorola’s recent Droid RAZR ads, but we’ll soon see if the softer approach works out.