iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Nexus: iOS 5 Or Android Ice Cream
Smartphone buyers were desperately waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before deciding on the Apple iPhone 4S. Today, with the launch of Galaxy Nexus, it will not be easy for the buyers to finalize their next smartphone as both the phones are running completely overhauled operating systems.
The following brief iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Nexus comparison will help you take the big decision:
iOS 5 vs Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Adding dual core processor and stunning displays is a completely different game from developing an operating system that anyone can use with ease, and allowing developers to come up with top applications and wonderful games.
iPhone iOS 5 is already reviewed, and you can find all the details, but it is the new Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sanwich, which is unveiled only today with a better UI, and more features and capabilities than all the previous updates released so far.
Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich top 5 features that make Galaxy Nexus a winner:
1. Face Unlock Feature: Surely not a new idea, but Google has decided to make it a stock feature on the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich update. As the name implies you can unlock your phone using the face-recognition technology,
2. Android 4.0 Camera App: The Android 4.0 has improved the camera app considerably by including features that many wished on the previous versions. The camera user interface is new and much easier to take pictures as you can directly access the app from the lockscreen. Unlike, lagging issues in the previous version, you will find the Android 4.0 zero shutter lag, along with features like:
- continuous autofocus
- Automatic face detection
- exposure lock
- Proper digital zoom slider
- New sweep panorama feature.
Galaxy Nexus video shooting capability is also much better than its predecessors because of the significant boost in functionality while recoding in 1080p. You can now take advantages of continuous autofocus, and the ability to zoom while recording. There is even an option to create time lapse videos.
3. Gallery App Enhancements: The Android ICS gallery app is no more the same as with the new interface, you will find features, including Instagram-like filters and even in-built picture editor with tools to crop and rotate pictures. All the changes made to a photo in the editor are saved in a separate file, allowing you to keep the original photo intact. In the gallery, you can now sort all your photos by location (geotagging), and by a person if manually tagged.
4. NFC Based Touch To Share: Google has already jumped into the NFC based mobile payments, and now, with Android ICS the company is going to offer NFC based wireless sharing as well. The new Android Beam feature included with the Android 4.0 will allow users to simply tap two NFC-enabled devices together to share files and other information and will work in conjuction with several Android apps and services like: YouTube videos, contacts, maps, web pages, and even links to download apps..
5. Improved UI: One thing that you will notice on your new Galaxy Nexus is the Android ICS amazingly responsive user interface, which clearly makes handling the phone a better experience as compared to the previous updates. You will notice UI improvements in every aspect. Gestures and Swiping now works like breeze.
However, even after getting huge improvements in the user interface and camera application the experts are commenting that Google Android has finally reached to the level for which Apple iOS is popular among the users, and this is where you can deduce the whole scenario.