With good news, comes some bad news. No case is truer than this one. We’ve seen a little bit of the Galaxy Nexus before, even if it was just a small bit of the bottom curve, and this time around it’s decidedly a better image. As you can see above, the Galaxy Nexus is looking to be a striking device, and from what we can see of Ice Cream Sandwich right there, that’s looking to be quite the impressive update in and of itself.
Now, images may speak a thousand words, but a video is so much better. And that’s exactly what we have here. The video below shows us plenty of features that we saw in a leaked ICS video a month back, but this video is far more complete and straightforward. We can see the blue highlights brought over from Honeycomb in the status bar and application icons. And it would seem that the icons for the Phone and Contacts apps have gotten a bit of a face lift.
Now, about the bad news: Samsung and Google have reportedly come forward and announced that the Galaxy Nexus has reportedly been delayed. Perhaps not the device itself, but the announcement, anyway. We thought we’d be seeing the handset, along with Ice Cream Sandwich, at the Samsung Unpacked event, but that doesn’t look to be the case anymore. Here’s the word from both Sammy and Google:
“Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”
Bad news, but at least you get to watch a minute and 28-second video of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Galaxy Nexus, so watch that over and over again.