Equipped with Android 4.0 and a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED™ display, the Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung delivers a pure Google experience with enhanced communication and entertainment features. Read our helpful hints to find out how you can get the most out of your smartphone.
Checking New Notifications: Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates the notification menu to a new all-black scheme. You can check for new notifications—incoming messages, missed calls, completed downloads, and more—by touching the top of the screen and sweeping down to open this menu.
Unlocking Options: When unlocking the phone, you have two navigation choices–drag the lock icon to the right to open on the home screen, or drag the lock icon to the left to open immediately in the camera. You can also set the phone (in Applications > Settings > Security) to require a PIN, password, pattern or Face Unlock for unlocking.
Creating Movies: Edit and make your own movies with the preloaded Movie Studio app. To get started, touch Applications > Movie Studio. Touch Create New Project and type a name for the file. Touch OK. From the editing screen, you can capture photos and videos or import previously captured photos and videos.
Camera Panorama Mode: Easily take panoramic photos with your camera. Touch Applications > Camera. Touch the Panorama icon. Point the camera lens at the left side of the subject and touch Start. Slowly move the camera to the right, keeping the subject within the camera frame. Touch Stop when the right edge of the subject is reached.
Capturing a Photo During Video Filming: To take a photo while recording a video, just tap the screen. The photo is captured, and video continues to record at the same time.
Sharing with Android Beam™: The built-in near-field communications (NFC) capability allows zero-click sharing between NFC-capable devices. You can share contacts, websites, YouTube™ videos, apps, and more without having to launch an application or click through a menu–simply place the two devices next to each other to share content with Android Beam.
Adding Shortcuts to a Home Screen: Any application can be added as a shortcut to one of the five home screens. To add a shortcut, open the Applications menu then touch and hold the desired application icon to pick it up. Drop it on the current home screen or drag it toward the edge of the screen to scroll to a different home screen.
Adding Widgets to the Home Screen: To add a widget, touch Applications and select the Widgets tab. Touch and hold a widget to pick it up and then drag it to the desired spot on the Home screen and release it.
Editing the Favorites Tray: Visible from every home screen is a Favorites tray into which you can drag your top apps, shortcuts, or folders for instant access. It lets you quickly navigate to five of your top features or applications. The Applications menu icon is locked, but the other four spaces are editable. To remove one of the items, touch and hold it then drag it to either the home screen or the trash can at the top of screen. To add a Favorites icon, touch and hold the desired icon (it can be on the home screen or in the Applications menu), then drag it into the empty spot on the Favorites tray.
Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: New features including explore-by-touch mode, which offers audible navigation feedback, and read-aloud capability make Galaxy Nexus by Samsung more accessible for blind and visually impaired customers.
Creating Application Folders: It's simple to create folders by dragging one app on top of another.
Accessing Corporate Email: In addition to personal email, you can check business email on the go from your Galaxy Nexus. To add a corporate email account, touch Applications > Settings > Accounts & Sync. Touch Add Account > Corporate and follow the onscreen prompts to enter the account info.
Respond to Calls by Text Message: If a call comes in at an inconvenient time, you can quickly send a pre-written text message to the caller. You can also add your own messages to the list of available responses and manage the list through the Call Settings menu.
Using Voice Actions: With Voice Actions, you can not only search by voice but also perform tasks like messaging, playing music, navigation, dialing, setting alarms, and more with minimal typing. To use Voice Actions, touch the microphone icon on the Home screen.
Voice-enabled Text Input: Touch the microphone from the keyboard to enter text by voice. The sophisticated voice engine lets you dictate for a prolonged period, enter punctuation by voice, and even pause, as needed.
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