Google and Samsung electrify Android (video)

See yesterday's unveiling of Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone in this video.

An hour-long event in Hong Kong yesterday revealed a brave new world for Android smartphones.

Yesterday's launch of the Samsung Nexus smartphone and new details about Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has the tech community buzzing. Executives from both companies detailed the most cohesive strategy yet for the smartphone platform, which you can fully watch in the embedded video above.

Matias Duarte, director of Android operating system user experience at Google, said during the event, "We asked ourselves for the first time, what is the soul of Android?" Duarte then highlighted three design principles that drove the design for the next version of Android, including "Enchant me. Simplify my life. Make me awesome."

You be the judge.

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