Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr Top Android Smartphones of 2011
Apple's iPhone is the most popular single smartphone in the world. While Apple iPhone is the single best-selling smartphone with handset designs of singular elegance, Google's Android operating system still managed to capture half of the worldwide smartphone market in 2011. The Android crop was led by key models from Samsung, HTC and Motorola Mobility. The cream of the crop is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a 4G LTE/HSPA+ smartphone that runs Google's latest Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system on a big, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, powered by a 1.2GHz processor. The phone launched first in the U.K. on GSM networks and Verizon Wireless launched its CDMA version in the U.S. Dec. 15. But there were several other models that won eWEEK editors' hearts in 2011. Check them out in this slide show.
The latest Nexus carries on the legacy of pure Google Android smartphones, but it's also got some brand new features for Android smartphones, including facial unlock and Android Beam, which uses near-field communications (NFC) to let Galaxy Nexus users tap phones together to share content.