UK to get first taste of Android's Ice Cream Sandwich next month

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus coming soon...

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus coming soon...

Galaxy Nexus launch date has been revealed

The Galaxy Nexus launch date has been revealedPhoto: Aloysius Low/CNET Asia

Hankering for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich? You won't have long to wait.

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, announced earlier this month", is set to be launched within weeks.

The handset is the first device to hit the market running Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The operating system includes new features such as an updated contact book look and feel, panoramic photo taking and Android Beam – a way of transferring information between two Android devices through NFC.

The Galaxy Nexus is to be released in the UK on 17 November, it emerged this week.

The Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2GHz Texas Instruments Omap 4460 dual-core processor and sports a large 4.65-inch Super Amoled HD display.

The smartphone comes packing 1GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage.