Verizon has finally decided to put an end to all the speculation and announce what we’ve known for days: that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is headed its way. That said, the carrier still left two very important things in the dark – the ‘when exactly’ and the ‘for how much’. Regarding availability, the only thing Verizon said is ‘later this year’, which is a bit vague for our taste. And nothing about pricing.
So the good news is that the new Nexus phone, complete with 4G LTE connectivity, is going to be sold by Verizon. That said, it remains to be seen whether the carrier will go ‘all in’ marketing-wise for the new Google phone, or if it will prefer Motorola’s Droid RAZR as its flagship Android smartphone for the holidays (which ironically can also be called a Google phone to some extent since Google acquired Motorola). The fact that the Galaxy Nexus wasn’t announced in the US (as initially planned) and that Verizon wasn’t at the launch (or even mentioned by Google then) does suggest the latter.
One way or the other, if your carrier of choice is Verizon and you’re craving a Galaxy Nexus, you just have to be patient and your wishes will come true.
In other Galaxy Nexus-related news, Sprint may launch the device too. A couple of days ago we were a bit baffled by the fact that on Samsung’s official registration page for the Galaxy Nexus, you had to pick your ‘carrier preference’, which listed all the ‘big four’, alongside smaller carriers too. While that was in no way a definite indication that the Galaxy Nexus might make it to carriers other than Verizon, it still was a bit odd.
And so is what you see in the image above. This was sent to BriefMobile, and as you can see it’s a packing list for Nexus Prime posters. Now before you shout Galaxy Nexus back at us, know that Nexus Prime was the phone’s codename, according to a Samsung developer who worked with the device. So all those times we heard it was going to launch being called Nexus Prime were just times when we actually heard its codename.
First things first. The packing list may be fake. Something like that would definitely not be hard to make. Even if it is real, it’s only about posters, not actual products. For all we know, those posters may contain a message such as “Want a Galaxy Nexus? We have better options for you” or something like that aimed at the competition (cough, Verizon, cough).
Still, we’d like to consider that there’s now at least a 1% chance that the Galaxy Nexus will make it to the Now Network. One can hope.
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