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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Pops Up In Verizon System, Name and 4G LTE Essentially Confirmed

With a new date set for Samsung and Google to unveil the Galaxy Nexus, people have started to wonder if those rumors of it being a Verizon exclusive for a few initial weeks were true or not. While our sources have led us to believe that, we will probably know for sure come Tuesday. With that said, the fact that the device is now in VZW’s Device Management system as the “Samsung Galaxy Nexus” is a good sign that it is most definitely coming to Big Red under that name – something that a growing number have conitnued to question.

What else are we seeing in this screenshot?  That the G-Nex (as mentioned countless times) will have a 4G LTE radio to take advantage of the fastest network in the land. Of course that probably also means that it will live up to the rumors that it has similar battery life to the rest of the Verizon LTE devices, which has not necessarily been a compliment this year. It is also showing as “N” for “No” in the global department. That could frustrate some, especially given the fact that the GSM version will likely be able to travel the globe.

Good signs for an imminent release though. Now, how about an FCC filing?

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  • Anonymous

    With this screenshot hinting that this Verizon version is not going to have GSM capabilities, might this mean that the specs will line up with BGR’s version (TI 1.2 GHz, 5 megapixel camera, no GSM) versus GSMArena’s much better-spec’d phone with a 1.5 GHz CPU and PowerVR GPU AND GSM? As Droid-Life has been ruminating, there could be two variants of this phone: the “lower-end” one on Verizon first, and the higher-end one for the international launch. Of course, I don’t know why Google would want to complicate matters by having two different variants so soon. I’m really hoping for the Samsung CPU-powered GSM version, or I might just have to wait to see what the HTC Vigor offers.

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

      I’m also expecting all the other non-verizon carriers to get the “real” version of the Nexus.  Verizon, in the end, never fails to screw their customers.

  • Balthazar B

    Not a global phone. Kind of takes it off the table. Could have been so much more…too bad…

  • Ahsan

    Build wise, Motorola is great. I’ve never tried a Samsung phone out before, I hope the radio isn’t crappy.

  • Anonymous

    Gosh I want this phone so bad, but it will be right in the middle of me moving when it comes out.. and we all know how expensive moving is..   But i hope i have just enough money left over to buy this Dream Come True

  • PBnJ

    I don’t really care if there’s bloatware or not.  Nothing a new ROM can’t fix.  What does blow, is that it might not have an SD slot.  Kinda sucks that it’s not a world phone too

  • Anonymous

    Too bad it’s not a motorola…

    • Anonymous

      good thing its not. motorola would make this nexus pure garbage. go buy a bionic. motorola is shit.

      • Anonymous

        You’re confusing Motorola with HTC.

        • Jonfrap

          No, you’re confused. HTC is better than all.

          To bad the Nexus is a Samsung. I can’t even beleive people want it. Can’t wait for the Rezound. thats the phone to be waiting for. You’ll see !!

          • LiterofCola

            “HTC is better than all”

            Sorry, I needed a good laugh today

          • akhi216

            Hooray for eight-minute battery lives!

          • Anonymous

            No.

        • Anonymous

          Once again have to disagree. Having had both the HTC is the best so far. At least comparing the d1, d2, dx to the thunderbolt. I’m not one of those idiots that can’t handle the phones so I know how to manage each of their quirks. And every phone I’ve had has had some quirk to deal with. 

          The D1 was great, but the DX was of course the best of the Moto’s as far as what it offered. But it fell flat because of encryption for the longest time. But there are things I really liked about the X and it was a good phone. My son still has one that I got him, and one of my employees who I sold mine to. So I still keep their phones in tip top shape.

          My T-Bolt has been my most enjoyed phone to date and the developer community has a lot to do with that. 

          For me what is important is first that the phone works well, then that it is not encrypted so that it can enjoy good development.  Motorola has made it very clear and actually stated that if we want to root and rom that we should go elsewhere. And to date they have backed up that statement and since then I took their advice. 

          One day if this changes I certainly would come back to Motorola since from what I’ve experienced they make great phones.

          • Anonymous

            Didn’t the Thunderbolt fail your most important quality what with all the problems it had?  Also the worst battery life.  Yeah, there’s the unlocked bootloader but most people don’t care about that.  I care but I care more about hardware, build and being free of bugs.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have all the problems that I read so much about.  Never had an issue except some early network issues.  My battery life is not bad at all. As you know from reading every single phone forum, there are many that have no clue.  It is the best phone I’ve owned to date.  

            I paid full price for it so if I had any problems I would be griping up a storm.

          • Anonymous

            Fair enough.

          • akhi216

            HTC’s attitude is screw the battery life because people are gonna gonna hack and optimize it for better battery life anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Echoing what others have said.  Just take my money and get this over with.

  • Anonymous

    Come to papa!

  • nxusnow

    i just cant wait!!

  • The rock says

    Finally the nexus has come to verizon

  • http://profiles.google.com/johnthacker John Thacker

    There haven’t been any global LTE phones, unsurprisingly.  There aren’t any single chip solutions that support LTE as well as WCDMA/UMTS (along with CDMA).  Battery life is bad enough (and the phones are thick enough) without having to add a *third* radio in order to handle LTE, CDMA, and WCDMA all at once.

    Same reason why there isn’t an iPhone 5 yet with LTE.  It won’t be until 2Q or 3Q 2012 until you’ll start seeing global LTE phones.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4925/why-no-lte-iphone-5-blame-28nm-maturity

  • trumpet444

    What!?  No ‘Get It Now’ store? Ahhhh dang……..

  • Anonymous

    That absent FCC filing is the only thing I’m worried about now. I keep hoping for an imminent release, but that last hurdle still has to be cleared…

    • Mike Majewski

      FCC filings can be hidden until announced.  You don’t see Apple devices pass through the FCC either. Why they would hide the LTE version and not the GSM version, who knows.

      • trumpet444

        ahhh. true

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for pointing that out, I will sleep better tonight knowing that!

  • nxusnow

    I’ve never been so excited for a product like this before!

  • a42ozslushie

    What if we were trolled so hard that it came with a locker bootloader? I would laugh my ass off.

  • Anonymous

    What if I offered a batch of turkey legs wrapped in bacon otherwise known as a “Ron Swanson.” Will that work?

  • Anonymous

    FIRST!!

    G-Nex FTW!

  • Anonymous

    Any word on the price with 2 year contract?

    • DroidzFX

      First Born with mail in rebate

      • KRSwon

        Ugh, I don’t trust mail-in rebates any more.

        • Anonymous

          Or First Borns.

    • Anonymous

      Very likely $300.

      • Anonymous

        I’m thinking the same myself but it would be nice to at least hear any more solid info. I might wait a bit however until reviews on both this phone and the Droid RAZR (or whatever its called) are out… oh and some better deals. Especially with it being the holiday season coming up I suspect there’s bound to be some sales on either of these phones.

  • http://twitter.com/chairthrower Mike Richichi

    Oooh, guys, it has Bluetooth!  

    Sadly, though, no J2ME apps.  Probably no Get It Now either, but it’s not in the screenshot.

    • ahhhr32

      Really? It says Get It Now, with a N for no below it.

  • Alessandro Barone

    But I thought the “Nexus Prime” came up in the verizon cellbrite system? Not the “Galaxy Nexus”? Im so confused? http://androidandme.com/2011/09/news/nexus-prime-htc-vigor-and-droid-hd-arrive-in-verizons-cellebrite-system/

  • Steenerk

    I was hoping this would be global. Guess I will have to wait for a global phone now with ICS

  • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

    Any word if it’ll have simultaneous voice and data? 

  • Keithsmnr

    How is 14 hours on one charge not a good thing? Stock Bioni. Haters gonna hate.

    • Bionic

      Yup.  I froze some bloat and I get 20hrs on LTE with mild use.  

  • Jason Purp

    *creams*

  • Anonymous

    I hope Verizon doesn’t screw this up

  • KRSwon

    Iv’e been really drooling over the idea of a Verizon Nexus, but if Moto decides to finally follow up and release the RAZR with an unlocked bootloader, I could be very confused. I always liked my old Samsung phones, but the quality of the Charge kind of makes me question the Nexus.
    They all will end up on on CM8/9?? anyways for most of us…

    • KRSwon

      And lack of being a world phone.. womp womp :’(
      If the following Nexus that is GSM comes as a world phone would it world on Verizon?

  • John

    DDoes 4g cost more if i plan to up upgrade from my current dx/3g phone?

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

      No it does not

  • IntlGrizzly

    No global is disappointing…

  • Anonymous

    Just lemme get my phone already!!!

  • hatethanet

    Any rumors about what the Galaxy Nexus will cost without a 2 yr contract? I don’t know if I want to be under contract ever again.

    • Anonymous

      This; I expect somewhere from 550-600

      • hatethanet

        Selling my Thunderbolt will hopefully cover the tax on this then lol.

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

      Around  $550-$600

      • Anonymous

        I’d agree with that. $550-600. That’s just based off of what we have seen recently from Verizon.

        • Jason Purp

          That’s what I was hoping for. All I have is $610. After taxes I should only be about $20 short.

        • Ravnos CC

          wait a month, $49.99 or 1 cent from amazon…  perhaps free from Bestbuy?

          • Anonymous

            That’s only for new customers on a 2 year contract.

  • EC8CH

    With a name like Nexus it has to be good.

    • Anonymous

      Except when its on verizon

      • Anonymous

        Verizon has the best service and they know it. I guess they can do whatever they want

  • Sdny8

    I bet their are still dipshit morons who will argue that the device will have another name.

    • John

      sure bgr will

      • Anonymous

        No need to say BGR, the op did say “dipshit morons”….figured that was a given

    • Guest

      “there are” instead of “their are”.. don’t want to give those “morons” any ammunition.   

  • Anonymous

    tiny.cc/qcfnd

  • EC8CH

    Game… set… match…

    WE WIN!

  • Tim

    No push to talk? Fail.

    • Anonymous

      lol

  • Anonymous

    Impress me galaxy nexus

  • http://twitter.com/vinso Vinson

    I still hope they don’t call it the Galaxy Nexus.  What a silly name.  But as long as it’s a Nexus on VZ, I won’t be mad, bro.

    • John

      Get used to it

  • Mr_Snrub

    Duffman Duffman oh yeah oh yeah!

  • Anonymous

    Sold!

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    And its a nexus so no bloat at all

  • Anonymous

    I will buy 2.. at full price… On release day…  Oh yeah…

  • Anonymous

    Well this makes me feel better, at least we’re 99% sure it’s coming our way now.  The Hong Kong announcement worried me a bit.

  • planetes42

    This or the Rezound…I’m torn

  • http://twitter.com/zakalwe79 C. Zakalwe

    As of today I am officially eligible for my upgrade.  A week from now my city gets 4G LTE.  Just a waiting game now

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Me except I was ready for an upgrade 2 yrs ago just been holding out

      • Anonymous

        Lol yeah, I’ve been good for an upgrade for two years too. Still rockin’ my Windows Mobile 6 phone. But this should be my upgrade. :3

        • Anonymous

          Damn your a trooper, props 2 u….u hold on2 a WinMo6 for all this time w/an upgrade avail u should get a medal or at least VZW should deliver your new device no later than 12:01 on release day

          • Anonymous

            Lol, I know, right?

  • Vaporware

    Good sign for those looking forward to this device. As for me, Droid Razr all the way. If only Samsung build quality, radios, and gps didnt suck so bad.

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

      LOL Samsung is the future of Android. Why do you think Google turns to them to come up with their Nexus devices? Motorola has not made smart moves with their devices since the OG DROID and the Xoom. Other then those 2 devices then rest have blown………..fact

      • Anonymous

        I do have to agree with him that Samsung radios are not so hot. The Galaxy S2 I have can’t hold a damn signal.

        • Anonymous

          Are you sure it’s not the carriers fault?

        • TheRealBeesley

          Not to mention their GPS usually BLOWS

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

          @kellex, I have gotten a message from the competition saying you’re holding the phone wrong.

        • Papoose34238

          looking forward to the your review on the g-nex…esp. in regards to the battery life, signal quality and gps! =)

        • Arodroid

          That’s because it’s on AT&T!  =-)

        • Anonymous

          You’re exactly right. If the Nexus was just a GSII variant I’d be looking at the Spyder….still might be.

          • EC8CH

            Isnt’ next Tuesday going to be AWESOME?

        • Anonymous

          Yes Samsung is known for putting bad radios and gpss in their phones. I have been trying to tell you guys this.

        • Anonymous

          Now it seems like you guys are about to talk me out of this phone. If it’s going to be that bad maybe the Vigor (or whatever it’s called) might be the better choice. 

          Moto doesn’t work for me unless they stop encrypting.

          • Barney

            Stop being so fickle…this is a google run Samsung project its going to be LEGEN wait for it….

      • Droid X Fm

        My Droid X was a game changer and still holds it’s own.

        • Steve Blais

          Droid X.. eh.. would have bought it the fugly bump on the back and the oh so squared off corners.. not so easy on the eyes.. 

      • DroidzFX

        You have no idea what you are talking about….Nuff said

      • KRSwon

        Doesn’t Google take bids on who makes the Nexus?

      • John

        Buy Motorola.. proclaim Samsung as future of Android.

        lol.

    • Fanboyidiot

      Lol, Moto.

    • Adam Wiggins

      The build quality on Moto is awful.  My OG didn’t last a year and my DX
      is falling apart.  Seriously, the paint on it is coming off all over the
      place and I’m using tape to hold the back cover on. 

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Your crazy….I guess you never owned another manufacturer android device

        • http://twitter.com/Druuseph Andrew Sileo

          I had a Droid 2 that looked pretty worse for wear after 9 months. Dust got under the screen and the paint was chipping off the plastic bezel plus the back was scuffed to hell. The used Droid Incredible I bought (Original production run with AMOLED screen) looks pretty much mint and I’ve had it for 6 months or so. Now that’s not indicative of all I’m sure but based on my experience I think HTC beats the hell out of Motorola. I have no idea how Samsung holds up and I have my doubts about their plastic backs but honestly the Galaxy Nexus I snag won’t have to do all that much to beat the Droid 2….

          • Anonymous

            Andrew, many of us have hold onto our OG Droid.  This is our next phone.

          • Anonymous

            You do know the Incredible is made of plastic right?  A lot more than the Droid 2 in fact.

      • a42ozslushie

        I feel bad for your phones. They must be going through some terrible abuse.

      • trumpet444

        I have an OG and still going through heavy daily use. Still looks like it just came right out of the box. No custom case either. And oddly enough, I have never dropped it….. after almost two years. I’m sure that had something to do with it though

      • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

        Dont chew on them.

        I carried a Droid X without case or screen protector for awhile and Im carrying my Bionic without a case now.. they look brand new..

      • Gary Graf

        The paint is peeling off mine as well.

      • Kevin Cox

        Sounds like you are just hard on phones. I know two people with X’s and 2 with OG Droids. None of them have had any problems what so ever.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had two Samsung phones for 3-4 years each. Dropped them several times (with no cover), have left them in extreme heat and cold temperatures, spilt liquid on them, and have never even turned them off since the day I got them and they still both work fine! As far as build quality and reliability go from my experience, they are perfect! Sure, some of their models had issues but what manufacturer hasn’t?

    • Anonymous

      Samsung Radios are better than htc’s and build quality as well. Samsung goes for thin and lite which at 4.7 inches is absolutely great

    • Anonymous

      Yes +1. You prolly owned a Samsung device previously like I did. One of the consistent things between my old fascinate, my friends captivate and my cousins charge…is that the GPS and Radio sucks!

  • Anonymous

    Still feels so unreal that Verizon is getting a Nexus, and first at that. I’m just so excited.

    • BIG RED

      What do you guys think about battery life for this guy?  I haven’t seen a 4g phone yet that can even last a day.  And I work at verizon

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    We so excited and it ain’t even Friday.

    • vernon

      obama spoof video allusion? hahaha

      • Mauricio Sanchez

        Hahaha yes, thank God someone realized.

        • http://twitter.com/Paulw252 Paul Wiss

          what? How is that not from the rebecca black song?

          • Mauricio Sanchez

            Haha, it’s a reference, but that particular line wasn’t in the song.

    • Anonymous

      Damnit! Now that song is stuck in my head. lol

  • Goblueboy

    Just me the phone already!

    • Anonymous

      Ok…. you the phone already! 

      • EC8CH

        You the Phone Now Dawg!

        • http://profiles.google.com/jtsurf18 Jason Downing

          clever!

    • Anonymous

      You seem to have accidentally a word.

      • Goblueboy

        :(

  • Anonymous

    So. What are the current rumors on battery life?

    • Anonymous

      theres no rumors..

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      6 hrs of heavy use 4gb to be exact…but the same person said he woukd go through the bionics battery life in 3 hs with same usage

      • Anonymous

        That actually sounds really good, I hope it holds true.

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          Yea that’s what I thought too…this is with LtE

      • Anonymous

        He also said screen was at full brightness the whole time.

    • Anonymous

      Actually black man x posted on twitter that the battery life wasn’t that great. Better than the rest but not great nonetheless.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        And what I said below is what he stated so i dont know why u commented

        • Anonymous

          No need to be a douche probably because I was typing the comment as you were yours.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Well next time read before typing any thought that comes into your head and I wasn’t being a douche…..

          • Anonymous

            Alright dude the last time I will reply to you. I did read I am on my phone that doesn’t update in real time so with your post being 5 minutes ahead of mine and me reading the article and comments your comment wasn’t on there when I loaded the page. Jeez I was just trying to pass along information to someone who asked for it.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            I’m sorry I shouldn’t of snapped at you

          • I’m Kick-Ass!

            u douche bro?

      • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

        But that was with heavy 4gb download a day and it lasted him 6 hours. I would say that is pretty good. The bionic only lasted 3 for him doing the same thing.

        • Anonymous

          Oh yeah no doubt it is better. But I guess he was joking when he said battery sucks. In a previous tweet. He made the comment that it was doing great with the LTE and HD screen.

    • Anonymous

      Never enough battery! My question is, buy it full price and pay monthly, or 2 year stranglehold? Also what damn chipset??

      • Anonymous

        Unless you plan to leave your carrier, I see no reason to pay full retail.  You’re going to pay for your service no matter what, whether you paid full retail for your phone or not.  If you want to switch phones in 12-18 months, you’ll still pull a decent price on eBay for the Galaxy Nexus to buffer the cost of the new device.

  • http://wakoopa.com/yo2boy yo2boy

    WOOOOOOOOO

    CONFIRMED