At last night’s (or was it this morning’s?) Ice Cream Sandwich/ Galaxy Nexus unveil, the Android team showed off some pretty impressive time-lapse photography. The results were simply to good to be achieved by simply holding the phone and snapping away. Thanks to a Google+ post by Romain Guy, a Google engineer who played a part in creating the video, we are now catching a behind the scenes glimpse at the contraption they assembled to make it possible. Aside from some clamps, a track, and a bunch of wires, the rig includes none other than Verizon’s 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus. How do we know? It says so on the back.
The inclusion of LTE hardware is said to add slightly to the thickness of the GNex, and though that may be the case it will be hard for manufacturers to continue to make that argument considering what Motorola has done with the Droid RAZR. From the angle in the above image, we can’t get much of a sense of just how much thicker the Galaxy Nexus will be with LTE, but hopefully it isn’t too drastic.