Rumor: Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus delayed until December
Just in case the info we posted earlier about when it will start shipping in the UK and Canada wasn’t enough to quench your thirst of news related to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, here’s some more. Though be advised that this may hurt if you’re in the US and are dying to get your hands on the new Google device.
Here we are almost one month after the phone’s initial announcement, and in the week when it will become available in the UK, and Verizon (which at one time was thought to be the exclusive carrier for the Galaxy Nexus in the US) still hasn’t said anything about the superphone’s release date. Sure, we had a leak recently which claimed that the Galaxy Nexus would launch at Big Red on November 21 (so one week from today), but nothing official nonetheless.
And now a new rumor is making the rounds on the Internet which says that Verizon has in fact delayed the launch until December. The reasoning has to do with the fact that the carrier thinks that the Galaxy Nexus still needs to be tested. Some bugs were found, apparently, and while they aren’t showstoppers, Verizon would like them to be ironed out before the Galaxy Nexus launches.
At least that’s what Droid Life has heard, via famed Verizon insider @p3droid. They seem to be pretty sure of this information, but without any confirmation from different sources we can only label this a rumor. And hope that it will turn out to have been just that, and not a description of reality. However, if the latter is the case, then you US folk still have some waiting to do until you can get your mitts on a Galaxy Nexus. It’s interesting to note that regardless of whether the phone will launch on Verizon on November 21 or in December, this will be the first Nexus device to be available internationally before the US. A new trend, perhaps?