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Thursday Poll: The Samsung Galaxy SII Is Not Coming To Verizon, What Are You Going To Do?

With the breaking news of the Samsung Galaxy SII not heading to Verizon, people are now only left with basically two options if they have been in the market for an upgraded phone. You can either get the DROID Bionic, or continue to wait for something better. There are talks of the next Nexus (codename Prime) heading to Verizon, but at this point it is still in rumor/hypebeast mode.

We know lots of readers here have been patiently waiting for Samsung and Verizon’s announcement of a Galaxy SII launch on Big Red, and now with reports stating the exact opposite, what are you plans?

With the Samsung Galaxy S2 not coming to Verizon, will you jump on the DROID Bionic or continue to wait?

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  • Zak

    This poll needs an option for “Switch carriers to get a Galaxy S2”. I am currently an ATT customer and had my mind made up, I was going to switch to Verizon when the Galaxy S2 was released on their network.  Now it looks like I’m staying with ATT.  This is absurd, the only reason Verizon didn’t pick up GS2 is because it would have killed Bionic(exclusive to Verizon) sales.

  • I’m done with my contract in December, so I won’t have any qualms about switching to another carrier if Verizon starts messing with phone choices and messing with phone plans. I’ve already accepted the fact that all the US carriers are horrible and only care about money rather than what their consumers are asking for, so I will have no carrier loyalty either. I switched over to Verizon from Cingular/AT&T in 2006 and I don’t mind switching to Sprint if needs be at this point and will be moving 3 lines over. Verizon’s customer service has been going down hill and their pompous attitude to customers is getting under my skin.

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  • Joel

    Anyone whom is grandfathered on Verizon with unlimited data is dumb to move on.  With 4G you know you’ll be accessing things like Netflix, Slingbox and other datahogging sites.  I will be using my Bionic in lieu of GPS which I do not have in my truck.  My only wish is that I could Bluetooth my music into my music system in my truck that does have bluetooth capability.  Hum,,,, does anybody know if that can be done?

  • Spike760

    Did not ever consider Samsung Galaxy S II when the HTC Vigor and Nexus Prime are coming out.

  • Bryce

    Where’s my “go to Sprint” option?

  • Diana

    Probably get a iPhone 5! no faith in Motorola products. Or see if HTC comes up with something in between T-bolt and Incredible2.

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  • Anonymous

    how does anyone buy this knowing the prime is around the corner?

  • Anonymous

    i never had any love for a next gen phone that doesnt even sport a qhd screen, but tgere is some good news to come from this: nexus prime is for sure coming to big rred now, and i will buy on launch day, 600 dollar phones be damned.

  • Guest

    I have 0 interest in the Bionic.  Looks like it’s the Nexus Prime (or iPhone5 loljkbutmaybenot) for me.   Here’s hoping it comes sooner rather than later.

  • Jon

    BUY THE NEXUS PRIME!!!!! I feel like this all but confirms that the Nexus Prime is coming from Samsung to Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Well I have been waiting since July 6 so this only means more waiting. I am not really upset about this though considering it gives me more time to wait for some solid news on the next Nexus device. But it also would not surprise me if Verizon doesn’t even get that so clearly they want me to wait. 

  • Anonymous

    I kind of knew Verizon wouldn’t get the GSII.  It would compete with the Bionic (and due to its thinness probably outsell it) and an LTE chip would likely increase its thickness and reduce its battery life.  

    Still though, disappointing, especially because IMO these rumors of Verizon getting the Nexus sound like wistful dreams.  Remember when Verizon was confirmed for the Nexus One?  And rumored for the Nexus S?  Kind of feels the same here.

  • Anonymous

    I’d say continue to wait… partly because the earliest I can renew a line would be a year from now, partly because I’m happy with my Thunderbolt even if it does seem like it’ll never get Gingerbread some days.  Even if I was due for a new phone, I’d probably wait and see how the Vigor turns out.  I’m just not a fan of Motorola phones.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I see no reason to ditch my OG Droid until Christmas. Everyone wants something great out by Christmas so I’m sure everyone will step it up and I will have plenty of choices

  • Motorolaandroidindonesia

    Samsung Galaxy S2 is not powerful like in the paper. My own Samsung Galaxy S2 so many time crash and sometime restart self. They said Super Amoled Plus is great? Come, you kidding me. In fact, very very awful colors, is like 65,000 colors. Also Samsung Galaxy S2 really slow respons when you in call the screen will automaticly will turn off the screen and when you want to push a number, the screen after turn off to turn on very very long wait ariund 20 seconds. I really disappointing.

  • Anonymous

    Really, are you all still posting, and/or voting on THIS sight, and caring abou the ‘newest.’  Buy something top of the line and root.  It’s all the same for 2 months, then your phone is outdated.  PERIOD.  I love Android, and news, but also know logic.  Learn it.  Sorry to be an ahole, but I want real news/conversation.

  • Kevin

    Problem with the Droid Bionic is Verizon wants $300 for it, when it’s no longer special.  It’s got the same specs as lots of other phones out there, notably the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Granted it has better specs than anything else Verizon offers, but Verizon is not an island.

    Sorry Verizon, not playing that game.  Had the Bionic come out back in May, sure I would have ponied up $300.  Not doing that four months later when it’s no longer ahead of it’s time.

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    • Anonymous

      Actually, Verizon IS an island, and that’s the problem.  In the rest of the world, every carrier is also an island, but they all have airports.  Or at least a ferry…

  • Tazandsim

    If not SG2 on verizon any chance they would announce SG2 Aug. 29 and the Nexus Prime?  I doubt it.  Bastards will make me get the never ending wait-machine droid bionic. 

  • Deejay

    SCREW MOTOROLA! How dare you influence the nation’s best carrier. I don’t want your piece of sh*t bricks anyways.

  • I can honestly say Im upset at this I been telling everyone about the Galaxy II and now its not coming SMH I might get the *Phone 5… hurts to say it because Im a big droid supporter

    • Skaletr

      dont say that i just want back to college today and all i saw was apple. its kinda depressing

  • Stevaroo01

    Where’s the option for “I really don’t want either one”?

  • Kidheated

    Verizon has everyone on the ropes. They have the best network, but not much other than that. Their current phone selection is garbage in comparison to that of other carriers and their customer service has dropped off tremendously. After they lowered the return date from 30 to 14 days they stopped caring about the happiness of their customers. I had this told to me, in person and to my face. Because they are atm #1, they have nothing to fear and don’t care, but I hope big blue’s merger drives some sense into them. I’ve been with verizon since the StarTac and before and I’m looking to Sprint as well.  

  • Do you think big red is holding the Samsung back to get some customers back for the Bionic? I think so. I never took my eyes off the Bionic, it should be beast until big red slows it down with system updates.

  • Mrbrooks418

    Who Cares…………… Just sayin.
     I’ll wait for the next dual core HTC phone instead. Touch piss UI blows anyway. Im very happy with HTC’s Sense UI.

  • Moto wins again

    Moto wins again

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  • Razerlite

    I’m one OG Droid owner who has decided to switch to iPhone 5 come October.  My sister is another OG owner switching too.  If Nexus Prime come to Verizon and is worthy, I might switch back to Android.

  • We need a poll now, to see who is getting the Bionic or Vigor since the SGII isn’t coming to Verizon

  • Kpurdu1

    Two words. Nexus prime.

    • you got it buddy, THAT is my next phone (unless the Vigor is out of this world awesome. I do like HTC…).

  • Ven727

    Getting the Nexus Prime. Wanted that anyway.

  • J Dub

    Who travels here? *Hands raise* Those who have your hands raised, stay with Verizon. 

  • Why is there no “Riot in the streets” option?

    • Anonymous

      Because tech blog commentators won’t actually take to the streets to riot as it would impede their ability to post “first”.

  • Dan

    Nexus prime here we come

  • M

    F@&K Verizon too bad its not worth my time to go somewhere else.  

  • Anonymous

    WAIT FOR A NEXUS on VERIZON!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Now that dual core phones are established and most, if not all the bugs are worked out of them already, I’m sticking with the Droid Bionic when it comes out. But you can bet your arse that I’m getting a quad core phone in the next two years or whatever is out at the time. Like I’ve said in posts before, the Droid lineup has never done me wrong, so why jump ship when it is doing everything right for me, at this time.

    • Tom Luley

      I couldnt agree more. I have had the X for over a year now and I have never had issues with it. I was 50-50 on getting the Bionic on release with the possibility of the GS2 or the Prime coming to Verizon, but now that the GS2 isn’t coming, and the fact that now that I think about it, Verizon’s selection of Samsung phones has not been good in the past, what makes everyone think it will start? And no Nexus device for Verizon in the past, again what makes people think they will start? Bionic it is for me, even if it may be slightly out-dated tech.

  • Well. at this point i’m using the Bionic as my fall back phone… I would clearly use my upgrade on it, but now with the news of the SGS2 not coming to verizon and the possibility of the Nexus Prime.. who knows. I’d hate to go Bionic and then have the prime be announced and hate myself.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to wait anyway so this really doesn’t affect me. I wasn’t sure if they were going to get the sgs2 anyway.

  • Anonymous

    as the everready bunny says: my og droid just keeps on going, and going, and going…

    • Anonymous

      then again, i just might switch to sprint. i live in nyc metro (decent signal), my wife wants an iphone, and they have a cheaper plan.