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Rumor: Galaxy Nexus Will Be Released November 3

Last week, one of our sources sent over a Verizon timeline that pegged the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as launching on October 27. Today, a new date has surfaced – November 3. Yep, that is the following Thursday and is not out of the realm of possibility. Big Red loves Thursdays, plus we always seem to see these dates sneak from one week to another as we get closer. I would still give the 27th a fair shot though, especially after that same list was the only one we saw with the Stratosphere launching on the 13th – something that ended up happening.

To make this sound even better, just think of it as less than a month from now. Two or three and a half weeks away. Crazy.

Via:  Phandroid

  • Telephoneteck

    She will be mine, oh yes she will be mine.

    • Anonymous

      Shhaawwwinnnggg!

  • droidlvr

    this phone will be like a God device.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. You’re sure setting yourself up for a disappointment with those lofty expectations.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t stop thinking about this phone.  I’m going to go crazy waiting for it.    If time travel were available, I would totally fast forward to Nov 3rd.  I may not make it without going crazy, guys.  I may end up in a strait jacket before then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    These rumors are like crack. Once they started, I just can’t get enough. Can we just get an official announcement so I can start waiting in line for this thing?

  • Anonymous

    so let me get this straight … the galaxy nexus is the nexus prime or isn’t?

    All these dumb cross postings have me confused. Can we settle on one name and stick with it …

    • Telephoneteck

      You confused bro?

      • Anonymous

        Haha. That never gets old for me. Bro.

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy Nexus then Nexus Prime on VZW? Which one is Vanilla which one is bloated? I am sooo confused. :/

    • Anonymous

      Current rumors state the Galaxy Nexus is slated for VZW and is *supposedly* bloat free. It will run TI’s OMAP 44*0 cpu.

      The Nexus Prime is the bloat free GSM (read AT&T / T-mobile / world) version of Samsung’s beast.. purportedly with the slightly better specs of the two (those from the GSM Arena “anonymous” leak).

      Then again, the G-Nex (so dubbed by our overlord) was in VZWs Cellebrite system as the Nexus Prime.

      …I need a pipe and an aspirin.

  • Theluxscientific

    Who cares about battery life? After being an owner of a thundershit, I feel like nothing will phase me.

    • Wintrmte

      amen to that..

  • Anonymous

    The only difference between the Galaxy Nexus and the SGSll is the increased resolution and stock android. I should have upgraded when it came out, oh well close enough now might as well wait for the Nexus.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      instant updates>no updates

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  • Naergoth

    Didn’t the panda state this information a month ago? Credit should be going to him.

    • Anonymous

      Hell, lots of us stated it several months ago when the leaked Samsung roadmap clearly listed the device code with a target release of the first week in November.

      There was never any strong reason to believe the 10/27 date. People were just hopeful.

  • Anonymous

    I thought for sure that the Motorola announcement next week would have pushed the Nexus back. It doesn’t seem wise to announce and release two big phones that close to each other – but, whatever! As long as the Nexus is on track, I could care less about the Droid HD. All I want is the Nexus for goodness sake. Hurry and get here!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    And that people is the day of my upgrade and Verizon knows it!lol

  • Anonymous

    I think right now, we couldn’t care less about the release date.. it’s the announcement that’s killing us in anticipation.. cmon……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTGKBDMFNMTHTXUT3ILVEUOKEE matts

    Uggh… I don’t want to play this game anymore, just tell us when it’s going to be released and give us all the specs. I’m still pissed that we should be getting all of the info tomorrow, that was the date I was waiting for, now it’s back to having no idea.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this device do not disappoint a lot of dreamers in here.

  • Luckyr1981

    Rumor: Galaxy Nexus will make you well endowed! Anyone else want to post their rumors here?

    • Teabling

      The Galaxy Nexus will end hunger in Southern Florida, but only Southern Florida…

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Yes yes, we’ve heard all this before.  Oct 27, Nov 3.  Two dates that have been mentioned many times before.  Just give us a date and take my money!!!!

  • David Hayden

    Two days before my renewal. Excellent. 

  • Pardes33

    I cannot wait that LONG … WTF…….

  • DanSke

    No worries, I already have a TBolt and I’m gonna wait for a review before I lay some cash out for this thing. How much are TBolts going on ebay now? haha Out with the old and in with the new. Rawr.

  • http://profiles.google.com/desmet2006 Alex Fischer

    It’s not that far-fetched.  Let’s assume Google and Samsung didn’t postpone the event….they reveal a device that launches in 3 weeks.  This gives people plenty of time to look at the videos and see what Android 4.0 has to offer as well as the device itself.

    This is why I fully expect a new date for the press event will be sooner, rather than later.

  • What

    3 Weeks 3 Days November 3rd
    This is my destiny!

  • Rob Becker

    This cannot happen soon enough. 

  • tjmonkey15

    Holy crap I can’t wait!!

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Debating on weather or not I made a bad decision in buying the Bionic….I mean aside from being my second Bionic because the first one was a bad batch its an awesome phone. I’ve always, however, wanted to try a Google device that gets updates first and stuff like that. The Droid line of phones never has done me wrong so why switch I guess….but oh well, can’t anyways for two years haha.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664474210 Bill Newman

      I don’t think it’s a BAD decision. Moto’s build quality is exceptional. If you’re not worried about changing kernels, true AOSP roms, and the like, it’s a viable option. As much as I’m looking forward to the Nexus, I’m worried about the phone will look a year from now…

      • Anonymous

        You think the Bionic is built well?  It’s nearly all plastic, the majority of the backs creak and the chin is painted plastic to look like metal.  I’d say they went backwards in build quality.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664474210 Bill Newman

          Read: “in comparison to”

          • Anonymous

            You didn’t say “in comparison to” in your post and the Galaxy Nexus is rumored to have an aluminum body.  So comparing the Bionic which we know is plastic, to the Nexus which may be metal, seems to be a comparison without merit.

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        Their hardware build quality may be good, but their software QC is awful.

    • Interstellarmind

      Honestly, if you’be been following Droid Life, I’d say you totally made a bad decision.

    • Anonymous

      I got a Bionic on day 1 with my upgrade. Within a week it just stopped turning on. They sent me a refurb, and i immediately sold it on Ebay. I should have waited…

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        How much did you get for it? They are not to give you refurbs on broken phones within the first 14 days.

        • Anonymous

          $450. As far as the refurb, i went in to the verizon store and they didnt have any more in stock, so they said they’d mail me one.  A refurb is what i got. I had decided to sell it before it came in the mail, so it didnt bother me.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            That’s a lie

          • Anonymous

            If you say so!

          • Tyler

            It wasn’t a refurb. All phones replaced have a “certified” sticker on them by default, but the phone is too new to have been refurbished. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      You did.

    • http://twitter.com/moids Omid Mirshafiei

      Get the Nexus phone. The Google updates are the only reason I’m considering. Might still wait for reviews to see if battery life is abysmal.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

    Technically, my 2 year contract with Verizon is up in December.  They’ve made it clear they would like for me to get a phone anytime before that… But according to the some, it wouldn’t be as good a deal then if I just waited.  

  • Anonymous

    I guess I can wait another few weeks for it, my Dinc is still chugging along. I just want ICS so I can finally get custom roms on my transformer.

  • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

    For those of us who purchased an original Droid November 6, 2009, and have been waiting for a worthy replacement, the November 3 date has a nice round ring to it.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      I heard the Nexus Prime 2 is going to just smoke this thing, and it will be out Oct. 2012, wait for it…..

      • Anonymous

        Actually, it’ll probably only be a Nexus Prime S. Bit faster of a processor, and you’ll be able to have full-length conversations about your sex life with it in public. It’ll be great.

        • HDDroid

          Hmm…I guess I can predict the future…a delay it is.

        • YouAreTheFanboy

          And all of you would still talk about how it is the greatest phone ever. 

      • Billy Jenkins

        Well if he is going to wait for the Nexus Prime 2 in 2012 then why doesn’t he just wait for the Nexus Prime 3 in 2014

        • Anonymous

          Forget that..  2015 brings the debut of the Nexus-6 model!

      • Anonymous

        No dude the Nexus Prime 3 in 2013 is worth the wait. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

         He could just wait for a 4G iPhone.  Oh wait, crApple won’t have that for another year or two.

        I’ll take the Nexus Prime, Moto RAZR, or Vigor please with 4G LTE

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I want an LTE phone with a power hungry baseband instead of an SoC with the baseband built in. Ha! At least Apple doesn’t do “1 step forward, 2 steps back”.

          Carriers are selling immature products to eager fanboys, nothing more. Wait for VoLTE. The carriers are smart, they aren’t relying on LTE until it’s baked into SoCs.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            umm…..  what?  I mean, yeah, I totally agree!  The SoCs can’t handle the kWh and the oHm’s of the VoLTE, and they are causing teh baseboards to crack.  At least the carriers understand that pv = nRt, you know?  Ha!. 

            I’m totally getting one with a foreward looking amperage, with a baseband that creates its own power.  the SoC is going to go oHm with all the MHz!  Ha!

          • johnny

            you just took a nice big doodoo on his chest.

          • 123

            you sir are the only one that got the joke…..no idea here

          • Apple_Sucks_Balls

            Another manufacture is going to be entering the game soon using SoC but its top secret by top flight security!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I got mine on November 8th. Long time and many phones ago…

    • Billy Jenkins

      true. Until 4 months later a new phone is released that will be much better then the Nexus. And all those OG Droid owners that upgraded to the Nexus will complain that they are stuck in a 2 year or 1 year contract that they can’t get out of without paying more money.

      • just saying

        Yea and after that one comes out another better will come out, and then a better one and so on, you will spend all your time waiting for a new phone if that is your plan.

      • Anonymous

        Hmmm… I’ve been using an OG Droid for 2 years and have never once complained about “being stuck”. But that was because the OG was an amazing phone that was worthy of those two years. The Nexus will be worthy and I’m sure I’ll be fine with it for two years. 

        • Anonymous

          I agree. Been waiting for something worth upgrading to and the Nexus will be a great phone for 2 years. It’ll do everything I need it to and won’t need anything that will only be slightly better for the next 2 years.

          • GotSka81

            Not to mention it’s pretty clear that the dev community will be all over it for roms and such.

      • Anonymous

        Nexus = Official google updates. All other phones (4 months later), might just then be getting ICS. And you can be sure you will have to root to get the latest build. 

    • Markwebb

      Absolutely. Will this have an unlocked bootloader like the OG Droid?

      • http://profiles.google.com/chrisleighton3 Chris Leighton

        Are you serious? Of course, moron! It’s a Nexus!

        • Anonymous

          Said the prepubescent child with the punchable face.

        • Tyler

          Wow, Chris, it was just a question! Be nice!

      • Anonymous

        it will be lock lol

        • Anonymous

          There is a difference from locked and encrypted.  Motorola = encrypted, others simply locked which will be easily bypassed.

          • Anonymous

            What do you think of the htc amazed? That device is looking very nice.

    • Anonymous

      I bought the OG droid that following spring and returned it when the Incredible was released. It has been a good phone for two years, and I don’t think I will have a problem with the Nexus for two years.

    • http://twitter.com/CallOnColin Colin Huber

      I purchased mine on November 9, 2009. Can’t wait for an upgrade! Galaxy Nexus here we come.

    • http://twitter.com/Anon451 Anna

      That’s how I felt as well.

  • Bionicman

    so lets just assume the original rumored release date was Oct 27th and was pushed back one week later to Nov 3rd. is it safe to assume the announcement instead of Oct 11th will be pushed back one week as well? ahhh im probably wrong but hopefully im not! the sooner the better damnit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664474210 Bill Newman

    Nov 3rd was a date posted on this sight a WHILE back as well. Announcement on the 27th and a week to get ready. Sounds right to me, especially on a Thursday…

  • Jason Purp

    If I say that November 24th is the release date of the DROID RAZR, will you post that as well?

    Nobody knows who these “Verizon employees” really are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

      Believe it or not some people do know people who work for Verizon…………

      • Anonymous

        BS. Verizon employees are unicorns.

      • Jason Purp

        Nobody except for the article authors know how the information was received. It could be via an email from somebody, claiming they or somebody they know, works for Verizon.

        Or it could be an IRL friend of the author.

        • http://twitter.com/AndroSync AndroSync

          So what you are saying is that you want them to out the name. Nothing bad will happen to that person right?

          • Jason Purp

            Who the HELL said that?

            I’m saying that nobody knows how reliable these rumors actually are, except for MAYBE the original reporter/author of the rumor. Certainly Kellex doesn’t know if how reliable this is, since he just heard it from another site.

            I don’t know exactly how to word my response, but I think I got my general point across. I never said what you are implying I did.

          • TurbineTech

            Your avatar is tits…

          • Jason Purp

            My avatar is a god amongst gods. Good day, sir.

  • Anonymous

    If it’s Nov, that’ll make it damn close to being 2 whole yrs with this OG…  time to move on up, big time, buddy bro pal!

    • DSW

      I’m gonna wait for the successor of the Nexus Prime. 

      Until then, I’m gonna be rocking my OG Droid.

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    i probably won’t pick it up til a few weeks after release. broke right now :-(

    • Lakerzz

      Hahaha!! Classic!!! Same here…:(

  • RedOne

    Makes sense the first Droid was relesad in the first weeks of November.

  • James Murphy

    So do you just post any email you get relating to whatever phone you’re currently hyping?

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      Check the source and go there

      • James Murphy

        Oops. My mistake.

  • Gamer 28

    I can’t wait to get the phone. I’m really hoping this version of Android brings good hardware acceleration. I still bothers me that even with dual cores we can’t get battery smooth transitions. The only Android phone w/ good HA is the GSII. If WP Mango and iOS can do it on a single core, than why can’t Android?
    Gingerbread had some HA, but no where near the Galaxy S II. If ICS doesn’t come with it, than I’m getting a GS II, because no matter how good that hardware may be, it won’t do it much good w/o good software.
    Not to hate on the Bionic, but browsing on that phone vs the Galaxy S II is a joke. Scrolling is so choppy when you’re on a heavy website or when you’re loading flash. I’ll sacrifice a few checkerboards every now and then vs getting choppy and slow performance on a non hardware accelerated device.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      Galaxy S2 is the Tits if you’re looking for smooth. Like butter every time. It’s the skins that slow it down

      • Gamer 28

        That’s not entirely true. If you were to put stock gingerbread on the GS II, then the phone wouldn’t be as smooth. Samsung did a very nice job w/ that skin by adding Hardware Acceleration. I don’t like the launcher itself that much, but I really like the other implementations of TW4.

        • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

          nothing about TouchWiz should be given props………sorry

          • John

            +1

          • Anonymous

            Added HA is a real value add of these latest touchwiz.

        • Anonymous

          The best way to go is vanilla with widget locker and go launcher.

          • Anonymous

            Widget Locker and go launcher Bro?

          • Anonymous

            Yea bro

          • Billy Jenkins

            you confused bro?

    • EC8CH

      I know a while back Koush was floating around an idea about working on adding Hardware Acceleration, but I don’t think CM has seen anything like that yet.

    • PowersUSA

      I agree that experience on Android should be smoother by now. Its really comes down to architecture. On Android your launcher (arguably the center of the user experience) is just another app. Your launcher is competing with other apps running in the background. Just like any other app your launcher can get shutdown to save memory resulting in a slower response “home” button due to the launcher being reconstituted. The constant frame rate of the core experience is the single solitary thing I admire about iOS. Apple prioritized the smoothness of the experience over multitasking. The solution in the Android world is to throw more hardware at the problem. 

    • Anonymous

      gs2 suck, it is a plastic device.

    • Raiderwill

      The Bionic..Really? Don’t even mention that thing.. My Rooted, Rom’ed, Kerneled, 1300 mhz Droid Charge running TSM Transitions and Go Launcher EX Blew it away just this past Saturday at the Verizon Store.. Went for some Screen Savers and Had to pick the Salesboy’s Chin up off the floor as he watched My Baby Bitch Slap his “Flagship” Bionic.. The Prime if you stay Verzion.. or the  SII on Sprint.. Or Smart Money.. And  go Custom Droid Charge… Root & Rom is the Key to a Silky Smooth Phone Experience my friend.. Not Core Counts.. And ya gotta have the SuperAmoled+ Screen Man !

    • Anonymous

      ICS was supposed to add hardware acceleration as part of their partnerships with Samsung and TI. Unfortunately there was an announcement a few months ago that they didn’t get all of their planned features and coding done for ICS and that some big things were being shelved for the release of J(elly bean?).

      Like you my biggest hope is that hardware acceleration was not one of those shelved features! If they stay silent on the issue at the announcement it is probably safe to assume that it didn’t make it in.

      • Anonymous

        If Samsung was able to get it into a GB app I would hope Google got it into ICS, if not for every aspect of the OS at least the launcher and most frequently used system apps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    Isn’t Verizons CEO still going to be at the event tomorrow? I’m pretty sure he is, and maybe we’ll get a little something out of him about the Nexus Prime? That would MAKE MY WHOLE WEEK A LOT MORE EASY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    It’s getting harder and harder every day to try and quell my desire/impatience for this phone. 

  • Anonymous

    Would be good to get it out around then, would hate to see the Droid Razr cut down they Nexus

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662761387 Nader Elkurd

    So announced earlier if launched on the 3rd?

  • http://www.kevinkuramura.com KevK

    Trying really hard not to get my hopes up, but goddamn I’m excited.

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Oh, hell yes!

  • http://twitter.com/Qeegan Qeegan

    Verizon?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “trusted source” I assume…. bwaa haa haa

    “not out of the realm of possibility.” NOTHING is out of the realm of possibility with all this garbage – that kind of goes without saying

  • http://twitter.com/jgalkin Jason B. Galkin

    I think you accidentally a word there good sir.

  • Teasing

    Driving a lot of people waiting for the Prime nuts with this 10/27 vs. 11/3 release dates tease.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      oh, I suspect it will change yet again

  • POOP_on_YOU

    I don’t care. As long as they doing take as long as they did with the Bionic!

    • Joseph Moreno

      I might sound crazy, but SOME of the delay of the Bionic had good reason, but most didn’t

  • http://homepages.wmich.edu/~c4jones2/print.html c4jones2

    SO LOOOOONNNNGGGG…

    • Teasing

      that’s what she said.

  • Anonymous

    So when will the announcement be?

  • Anonymous

    I think I remember a certain poem mentioned the 3rd of November… 

    • http://twitter.com/bluetorch MC

      I believe you’re thinking of the 5th of November.

      • Anonymous

        Actually I was referring to the twitter poem from the panda and fleming…but I can see how you thought I meant the movie

      • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

        remember remember the 5th of november…

    • Anonymous

      Yep, the day the real father of Bruce Wayne died (or born).. or something like that, which is November 3.. Tom Flemming mentioned it on a twitter (or was it the Panda?)