I guess it has more or less become the norm (or at least it will be) for a smartphone from the Android camp to be rooted before it is even released officially. While we know that October 18th was when Google “gave birth” to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus alongside the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, citing a possible November 17th launch over at Verizon Wireless, it must be said that the smartphone has already undergone the rooting process – and rather successfully, I might add.
This should come across as no surprise considering the entire Nexus range, starting with the Nexus One, followed by the Nexus S and now, the Galaxy Nexus, are considered to be “the pure” Android phones, rooting them should not cause too much trouble for seasoned hackers. The procedure has been referred to as Superboot, and it seems that even a beginner won’t have too much issue. Just in case you are wondering what rooting a device is all about, it concerns the ability for users of devices running the Android operating system to obtain privileged control so that users can overcome limitations that carriers and manufacturers put on select devices.
|Key Specs||Galaxy Nexus|
|Processor/Soc Name||TI OMAP 4460, 2-core, 1.2 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $429|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||16 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1750 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy Nexus Full specs and details|