The first Ice Cream Sandwich handset, the Galaxy Nexus, hit the UK this week (US launch coming soon) and AnandTech has benchmarked the ICS/Galaxy Nexus combo vs. the iPhone 4S/iOS 5 combo. The Galaxy Nexus processor/GPU isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but the new software inside is certainly packing a punch beating iOS in a few key areas. As seen in the graph to the right, the Galaxy Nexus has a slightly faster tested browser than the iPhone 4S — a crucial day-to-day necessity for users.
The Galaxy Nexus’s hardware has been dubbed very smooth compared to older versions of Android. Google is activating 550,000 Android devices a day and is still behind iOS in total Activations at 200 million total. Head after the break for more graphs.
- The competition: Google introduces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus (9to5mac.com)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus review roundup (9to5google.com)
- Pre-release Galaxy Nexus gets early hands on video as UK launch pushed to Nov.21 (9to5google.com)
- Wrap-up: Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich (9to5google.com)