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?

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Anonymous

    if this does not launch until dec. i may contemplate suicide

  • munch

    bs.. 100% bs.  Isn’t painfully obvious why we are getting the run around?  Even Samsung VP stated “as soon as Verizon lets us know.”

    The GN is going to DOMINATE the non-iphone community.  Big Red is giving other competitors a fighting chance, especially Moto Razr which has already came and lost some of it’s appeal since reviews have surfaced.  The software has bugs?  72% of the current equipment out there has bugs.  My brothers Droid 3 turns itself on EVERY NIGHT 20 mins after he shuts it down. What about those bugs?  I call shenanigans.  Release the damn phone already that everybody wants.  It’s there, it’s more than ready, and we’d like you to just release it.  Why are we coddling cell phone manufactures? If you can’t keep up then get out the game..

  • Bsems

    this just made me hulk smash my sandwich. ice cream sandwich….

  • Wwjdpilot

    How about this bit of info to counter what is printed above.  Maybe I should start my own review site.  It seems all you have to do is pull from other sites anyway…
    http://popherald.com/galaxy-nexus-release-date-reconfirmed-by-samsung/news/2011/11/14

  • Wwjdpilot

    How about this bit of info to counter what is printed above.  Maybe I should start my own review site.  It seems all you have to do is pull from other sites anyway…
    http://popherald.com/galaxy-nexus-release-date-reconfirmed-by-samsung/news/2011/11/14

  • http://twitter.com/minju_lee Min Ju Lee

    Frustrating timeline of a Verizon customer

    ’08-Jan ’11, waited for a Verizon iPhone.
    Feb ’11, Verizon iPhone released, but it’s an “old” iPhone 4. Not going to buy.
    Feb – Aug ’11, waited for the release of Samsung Galaxy II. The rumored release date got pushed back from Feb to August. That was a frustrating wait, to say the least.
    Aug ’11, Samsung Galaxy II released everywhere except in Verizon Wireless. Okay then, iPhone 5.
    Oct ’11, iPhone 4S released. Where’s my iPhone 5?!
    Oct – Nov ’11, waiting for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus…

    Patience is virtue, yes? -le sigh-

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  • Cj_saxon

    i’m in the same boat man…in January I saw the Bionic was coming in March but it got pushed back then canceled then came back. After it was announced again I saw the Vigor (name changed to ReZound) so then I wanted that but it was delayed and I heard about the Galaxy Nexus.  Rezound is out and now waiting for the nexus. HURRY UP….but good things do come to those who wait!

  • Troythompson95

    If you ran your review sire in the UK that might hold true.

  • Troythompson95

    If you ran your review sire in the UK that might hold true.

  • The MAJOR

    It is not the end of the world!  So we wait a few more weeks!  Thanx for updates!

    The MAJOR
    http://www.majorpennystocks.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3MVOVHEK4AZY777NI5KWHGL5U David Jenkins

    If true, it’s only a trend because Verizon is a power-hungry monster. I wonder what features (Wifi Hotspot?) they will disable to allow the phone on their network.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7R32ESVPOVLFNVEMFP3UTYZFG4 theWUbear

    It doesn’t matter if they disable it; just root it.  That is the beauty of a pure android phone. 
    I’m a bit of a noob so if anyone can confirm my words are correct please do

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7R32ESVPOVLFNVEMFP3UTYZFG4 theWUbear

    It doesn’t matter if they disable it; just root it.  That is the beauty of a pure android phone. 
    I’m a bit of a noob so if anyone can confirm my words are correct please do

  • No_one

    I call BS on the “bugs” news as well.  It is supposed to be pure Google OS on a Samsung device.  There shouldn’t be any bugs unless Verizon is trying to add bloat.  And, I’m sure Google can’t be too happy with this rumor (which seems to suggest that ICS isn’t ready for prime time).  I don’t buy it.  If it is delayed, it is because Verizon is either trying to help Moto/HTC, or spread out the sales as much as possible.  If I were Samsung, I wouldn’t be too happy with this.

  • Anonymous

    Judging from that timeline, nothing has come from waiting… except frustration.

  • Anonymous

    so your logic says that it is impossible for Google to have bugs in their code?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DB52GZI72T6SQDPQ363ZS3ES6U Jarvis

    Ju Lee, I have been waiting since January, too.  I’m not settling for anything less than the best.