Galaxy Nexus Review

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I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus about 2 months ago and I’ve been loving it. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S II which I thought was a brilliant phone, but the Galaxy Nexus just tops it in my opinion.  Highlights Ice Cream Sandwich of course Enough said, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful and has some awesome features such as data usage tracking, panoramic camera  Brilliant screen The 4.65" HD(1280 x 720) Super AMOLED screen is awesome, very vibrant. Pretty similar to the SGS II b…

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Custom Android Skins suck

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Time for some hate directed towards custom skins that manufacturers apply to Android.  What is a custom skin? My definition of a custom skin is that it is the UI and behaviour customisations that manufacturers apply to Android handsets. HTC has Sense, Samsung has TouchWiz and Motorola has MOTOBLUR.  Why do they do this? Manufacturers do this to differentiate themselves from each other – apart from ‘better’ hardware, if a user likes the look and feel of one phone over another it may be due t…

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