Latest in 1.2ghz

    Image credit:

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE hands-on (video)

    Zach Honig
    12.03.11
    Share
    Tweet
    Share
    Save

    Sponsored Links

    New Yorkers got a sneak peek at the Verizon LTE flavor of the Galaxy Nexus at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle today, and we dropped by to spend a few minutes with the Ice Cream Sandwich handset in the Manhattan showroom. Samsung had just four pre-production Nexus models on hand, which were running Android 4.0.1 -- not the final 4.1 version we're expecting to see shortly, with a baseband update in tow. None of the samples included SIM cards, so we were only able to test them using the built-in WiFi module. A security alarm sounded when we attempted to remove the back cover to install a SIM, though the battery was also superglued in place, further inhibiting our access.

    We did take the unit for a speed test spin using our Verizon LTE MiFi, and achieved download speeds ranging from 5000-7000kbps and upload speeds of 300-2000kbps when connected to LTE over WiFi. These results don't represent what you'll see with the built-in module, but considering there was no way to get these running on the Verizon network, connectivity was limited to the MiFi and in-house WiFi. Still, this is your best shot at getting your hands on a device ahead of Verizon's official launch, so if you happen to be anywhere near NYC, head on down to the Samsung Experience to get your Nexus fix. Or hop past the break for our hands-on video.

    Gallery: Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE hands-on | 12 Photos



    [Thanks, David]

    Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

    All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
    Share
    Tweet
    Share
    Save

    Popular on Engadget

    Engadget's Guide to Privacy

    Engadget's Guide to Privacy

    View
    Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

    Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

    View
    Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

    Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

    View
    TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

    TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

    View
    YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

    YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

    View

    From around the web

    Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr