The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now available to buy in the UK, giving Fandroids the chance to finally get on board the latest, tastiest Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of the Android operating system.
Google’s hotly awaited third Nexus branded kit – the second produced by Samsung – is currently on sale with high street retailer Phones 4U at its flagship store in London’s Oxford Street, which opened its doors early at 8am today for the launch.
It’s also available to order online at the Phones 4U website. Customers who preordered the handset at least a few days in advance should have their units delivered today or tomorrow.
O2, meanwhile, has confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus is available in limited quantity at some of its stores today, but will have it in stock at all stores from tomorrow. Those looking to pick it up with Vodafone, Three and Carphone Warehouse, though, will have to wait a few more days before it comes available.
Contract options for the Galaxy Nexus on Phones 4U start at £36 a month on a two-year contract, which comes with a £59.99 one-off cost for the handset. It’s free, however, if you pay £41 a month.
Announced last month amid much fanfare, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is home to a capacious 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, a five-megapixel snapper that shoots clips in 1080p HD and 16GB of internal storage.
It is also the debut handset to run the new Ice Cream Sandwich release of Android – aka version 4.0 – which brings a revamped UI, enhanced multitasking and a cutting-edge screen unlock mechanism that uses face detection technology.
Keep ‘em peeled for more Galaxy Nexus news in the days to come.