Although the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was considered at one point as the best handset in the lineup of Android-powered smartphones of Verizon because of the fact that it already ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system, the handset still has a couple of flaws that got their fair share of critics’ attention.
Chief among these is the lack of expandable memory storage option on the handset. In short, there is no option to have the 32GB internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus beefed up since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t come with a dedicated memory expansion slot. With this seeming little flaw on what could have been a perfect handset, users of the handset has started turning to cloud storage to alleviate the woes that the lack of memory expansion option on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus brings about.
With most users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus taking advantage of Dropbox and the service that it provides, the sentiment among these same users is that a memory expansion slot on the chassis of the handset could have gone a long way. And the most common snag among cloud storage services is that before you get to gain access to a certain file, videos being the best example here, you still need to have the entire video file downloaded first, which means that you still need that extra space of storage after all.
If you happen to rock a Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon and have been using Dropbox for your cloud storage, it would delight you to know that an update for Dropbox gives you custom-tailored video streaming so you can upload all the videos you want and then just stream them later on instead of having to download them again. Of course, Dropbox still gives you the option to have these videos downloaded at a later time so you basically get the best of both worlds here. In addition to that, video streaming via Dropbox for Android supports a variety of file formats such as mp4, avi, m4v and mkv so you get to play any video file of the type mentioned above to your heart’s contents even while on the move. Of course, you will also be given the option to do your streaming chores over both mobile data networks and Wi-Fi but we recommend that you do it via Wi-Fi to avoid high data usage.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the handset has the necessary punch under the hood to ensure that video streaming on the handset is as smooth as possible. The smartphone has its circuitry built around a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 chipset while a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor works in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM to deliver the computing muscle needed by the handset to come up with a smooth and snappy operation. The storage space of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes up to 32GB while its display is a 4.65-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 1280 x 720 resolution. Another point of criticism for the handset is its mediocre camera department, mediocre for a flagship device that is, which only gives the Samsung Galaxy Nexus a rear-facing 5MP shooter and a front-facing 1.3MP video call and self-portrait camera.