Galaxy Nexus Browser & Video Editor (Video)

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One very nice new feature in Ice Cream Sandwich is the Movie Studio video editor. It’s similar to other mobile device video editors like the one that comes with the Nokia N8 and Apple’s iMovie which you can buy for the iPhone on the App Store. You’ve got all the basic functions like combining different video clips, adding titles, transitions, and a few simple effects. Android’s Movie Studio works quite well, but often times you’ll have to wait for a command to be applied and the progress bar is very small and difficult to even notice.

The browser has nicely been redesigned to offer thumbnail images of each open “tab” containing a different web page. You can now see more than one thumbnail at a time and easily switch between them. Navigating a web page and zoom/panning through out it is plenty fast, though you’ll often see a bit of faded re-rendering. When it comes to HTML 5 speed tests however, the ice cream sandwich browser does not impress with its slow frame rates.



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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!