Looming Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Steals Lumia 800’s Thunder
Analysts have issued fresh reports suggesting Nokia's Lumia 800 launch sales will pale in comparison to those of Samsung's Ice Cream Sandwich flavoured Galaxy Nexus.

Analysts have issued fresh reports suggesting Nokia's Lumia 800 launch sales will pale in comparison to those of Samsung's Ice Cream Sandwich flavoured Galaxy Nexus.

The prophesy broke earlier in 2011 when a report from research firm Strategy Analytics suggested that even if Windows Phone doubled its market share, it would still only have a user base a quarter the size of Google's Android.

In the paper researchers reported that they expect Google's Android to capture 44 per cent of the 2012 smartphone market. The statistic lorded over the piddly 12.3 per cent market share forecast for Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.

Strategy Analytics' report later revived some backing when Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released its own paper suggesting 49.9 per cent of smartphones sold in the UK ran using the Android OS -- all of which spells trouble for Nokia's new Windows Phone.

If true, then the Nokia 800 has a rocky road ahead of it. Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy Nexus release less than a day away.

Samsung originally unveiled the Galaxy Nexus smartphone mid-way through October during an event in Hong Kong. At the event Samsung confirmed the device will be the first smartphone powered by Google's new Ice Cream Sandwich Android version.

Since being unveiled UK retailer Phones4U has confirmed that it will be selling the device from 17 November on a range of deals.

The device is set to house a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and impressive 1280 x 720, 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen, running at a native 720p resolution.

While not at the minuscule levels of Motorola's forthcoming RAZR, the new Nexus will be very thin, measuring in at 8.94 mm, boasting the same contour display and concave rounded screen design that was first introduced in the Galaxy Nexus predecessor the Nexus S.

Stay tuned at the IBTimes for a full review of the Galaxy Nexus later in November.