Recently I decided to find creative ways to spend my free time. What I came up with is making short YouTube videos focused on my new phone. My introduction to Android started with the Motorola Droid X and I have recently graduated to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to ship with Android 4.0, better known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Galaxy Nexus is not the first Verizon phone to sport 4G LTE speeds, but it is the first Nexus device on the carrier. The Nexus experience is one that features pure vanilla Android and not a modified version such as TouchWiz or Sense. For the most part, a Nexus phone is also free of carrier and manufacturer bloatware, those (mostly) useless programs that come preloaded and are typically unremovable. The Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus does include two extra apps, one being a backup app and the other more useful one can help you keep track of your used minutes, texts, and data. So it is 99.99% pure, so in my book it unequivocally IS a Nexus device. The good thing about ICS is that we now can disable apps. They stay on the phone but are hidden and will not show up in the app tray or anywhere else until you decide to re-enable them.
Here are the first few videos I have created. I talk about the phone, the OS, apps, and features. Things are very early days and I will be experimenting a lot. The first video in the series is a side-by-side comparison of both my old and new phone running the same operation system. It is followed up by a fun way to customize the phone. And thirdly I do a quick app review.
Hope you enjoy the videos and feel free to leave comments, thumbs up, +1, or share these with your friends.
I am currently up to Episode 9 featuring an unboxing.