Galaxy Nexus coming to most Canadian wireless companies this month

Last month if you wanted the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, you had to buy it from Bell Mobility or Virgin Mobility.

The good news is that by the end of this month, the unlocked device should also be available from most other wireless providers in Canada including Fido, Rogers wireless, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile.

Rogers and Fido have announced they will begin selling the Galaxy Nexus on January 10th while Telus will have it available on January 13th. Sasktel and Videotron have publicly stated they will be offering the device soon but exact dates have not been given.

Bell had contracted with Samsung for an approximately one month long monopoly on the device which went on sale in Canada on December 8th. With the month almost over, it’s believed most other providers will now have the opportunity to sell the unlocked device.

Reviews of the Galaxy Nexus have been glowing with many reviewers in Canada and the U.S. calling it the best Android phone, primarily due to the fact that it runs on ICS.

For those readers who don’t know, Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for the fourth major version of the Android mobile Operating system which Google says combines the best of the Android 2.x phone interface with the Android 3.x Honeycomb tablet interface.

Hardware features include a 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with 1280×720 pixels of resolution, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a pronounced curved shape that is intended to cradle the face.

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