After launching of the Google latest Android Operating System, Ice Cream Sandwich, every one eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus(the first smartphone which have Android 4.0). The waiting time is end and finally it is available for sale from Thursday in Verizon.
The combination of Google’s software and Samsung’s hardware makes the Galaxy Nexus one of the best candidates to compete with Apple’s latest iPhone, though its price is steep. It will be available Thursday in the US for $300 with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract. The Phone and Operating system was announced in October 19, 2011.
The Galaxy nexus is comes with serval latest and new features including facial recognition unlock, network data usage monitoring and control, unified social networking contacts, photography enhancements, offline email searching, and information sharing using NFC.
According to Verizon, besides that $299.99 price for the phone, a subscription to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan is required, with prices starting at $39.99 per month. In addition, you’ll need a data plan, priced at a minimum $30 per month for 2GB of data.
[Further Read: Top 5 Features Of Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich ]
Doing a bit of simple math, we figured that the monthly tariff not including the phone, fees and tax will start at $69.99, but if you figure in the cost of the phone, over a two-year contract you’ll be paying a total of $1979.75, or $82.48 per month, not including taxes and fees. Sounds expensive, but smartphones aren’t cheap — even so, over a 2-year contract the Galaxy Nexus is about $380 cheaper than the lowest-priced Verizon iPhone 4S.