This is clearly related to the Galaxy S III announcement from yesterday. Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus can now be yours for $0.01. That’s right, one penny. This after we’ve previously seen it go for $99.99, and then $49.99.
Indeed you will have to sign a new two-year contract to get the phone almost free. And one final caveat: only new customers can benefit from this offer. Those who already have Big Red as their carrier and who want to upgrade an existing device will have to shell out $149.99 for the privilege.
But think about it. A Nexus device (or at least half-Nexus, judging by how long the Android 4.0.4 update took to reach it) practically for free. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with better raw specs. As for software support, the Galaxy Nexus is probably the better bet, despite past shortcomings in that area.
Even if it wasn’t called Nexus something, the Galaxy Nexus at this ‘price point’ is quite a compelling thing. It’s still got top notch specs (though it’s not the cream of the crop anymore), and will serve you well.
If you’re interested in picking one up now, Amazon is your friend.
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