Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy Nexus Samsung

Samsung has finally confirmed that its Ice Cream Sandwich flavoured bite of Android goodness, the Galaxy Nexus will be hitting UK stores 17 November.

Speculation about a 17 November release date originally emerged a week ago, when online retail giant Amazon pegged the Galaxy Nexus with the date.

Now seven days later Samsung has finally issued its own report confirming the date. "The level of interest and anticipation surrounding the release of the Galaxy Nexus has been fantastic," TechRadar reported Simon Stanford, head of mobile at Samsung UK, as saying.

"We're delighted to introduce the Galaxy Nexus to the UK and are looking forward to seeing it in the shops on 17th of November."

As well as the new Nexus' release date, Samsung have also been reported to have confirmed the device's price.

The Galaxy Nexus will reportedly be offered by "a range of UK retailers" including Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, O2 and Three on a variety of contract deals hovering around the £45 per month mark or sim-free for £549.

The Galaxy Nexus smartphone was originally unveiled 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 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

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.

The camera was also fairly impressive, with the new Nexus packing a five-megapixel HD snapper. During the event the camera was shown snapping photos with zero shutter lag and recording crisp 1080p HD videos.

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