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Verizon Roadmap: Galaxy Nexus Appears Headed for Release Just After Black Friday (Updated)


We just received word from multiple sources that Verizon is targeting the week of or just after Black Friday for the launch of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In the screenshot you will see below, the initial marketing push from Big Red will be for the DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound leading up to that weekend, with the launch of the G-Nex coming in just days after.

There is a chance that the device could be out for Black Friday, but the chart below shows it as happening just after in “Samsung’s Holiday Porfolio.” Looks like we have a couple of extra weeks to go before we get our hands on Ice Cream Sandwich here in the states.  

Update:  We had a handful of people ask a couple of great questions and thought we should clarify something. The schedule below is indeed an advertising schedule of sorts which is why we mentioned that the G-Nex could launch on or around Black Friday. If you look at the schedules for both the Rezound and Razr, they begin just after each phone is expected to hit stores. The Razr went on pre-order back on October 27, which is reflected below. The Rezound is expected to be out anywhere from the 10th-14th which is also reflected below. So could the Nexus drop just before Black Friday? It most definitely could, which is why you should try not to freak out too much yet. 🙂

Talk about a holiday spectacular for Verizon. Of course, the device that the majority of you are asking for is going to be the last one out. Ahh, got to love marketing strategies.

Cheers ___!

  • Nsbjj

    I am just waiting for the reviews on the RAZR’s camera.  If it’s good I am not waiting for the Nexus. 

  • tjmonkey15

    What a pisser.

  • I tweeted, it’s you guys’ turn. If we want to see the GN asap, we need to take action.

  • Anonymous

    ALL: Please flood Verizon’s twitter expressing displeasure and desire to wanting this phone ASAP.

  • Bill Mitchell

    I’m gonna end up killing myself because of this… Sooooo much waiting.

  • I don’t really give a crap when they release it at this point….  Just give us a date so I can plan damnit…

    and no, I’m not mad bro…

  • Let’s tweet and let Verizon know that this IS the phone we want to have, ASAP.

  • Jay

    Google & Samsung are a bunch of pussies for not getting Verizon to give the Nexus the attention it deserves, especially after VZW passed on the GS2. Apple gets its shit done. I want to stick with Android, but only if I can get a updates from Google; no delays due to custom UIs. Apple already does this and Nexus are the only phones that do this in the Android world. If the Nexus doesn’t come out in the next few weeks I may be getting an 4S.

  • Guest

    Ugh. Black Friday suuuuuucks. If it costs $50 on Black Friday, then sure it’ll be worth the wait. But it will cost $299 on the one day a year I hate going outside.

    • If it’s released on black friday, then forget that crap, not going out in the crowds for it, will have to get it online.  

    • tjmonkey15

      Order online?

  • rjskalet

    this sucks so bad, i was hoping for it to come out sooner. i guess mw3 will have to keep my mind off of it for a couple weeks.


  • i wish i had an upgrade earlier but i cant wait to see the phones that will come out in march(:

  • UltraDroid

    This article is largely irrelevant. When will the AT&T and T-Mobile GSM models of the Nexus be released?

    • Anonymous

      Unless you happen to live in one of the areas where AT&T is complete garbage, which is most of them.

  • Anonymous

    whats next? “Verizon to get only 16GB models for $299 sometime in December.” 

    • tjmonkey15

      If that’s the case, no Nexus for me.  I need 32!!

  • Verizon needs to move these iPhone 4S units

  • exiOS

    So they gave up on the GS2 to have a phone that launches 2 months later? That is eons in cell tech years.

  • Mark Steinmetz

    This is very disappointing. I was thinking it was going to be an early November release. I hope that this late November (possible first 3 days of December) release is the real release date and it is not delayed any further.

  • This really doesn’t prove that the G nex isn’t going to be released after thanksgiving.  It could be that they themselves have not yet decided when to release it, so put a later date on the material.  That being said, F you anyway VZW.

  • Nolan

    it’s probably only 16GB too…

    • Anonymous

       if it’s 16GB.. then I’ll definitely not buy it.

  • Anonymous

    OK.  Umm, Verizon….
    Are you freaking kidding me?
    “Hmmm.  Rather than offer three good phones simultaneously and offer many choices to draw people from other carriers, I think we should spread them out, let people/sheep go see the Iphone 4S, Galaxy SII phones, HTC phones, etc. elsewhere.  Yeah.  That’s a good idea.  We’d much rather delay the releases and have people go elsewhere….

  • Djlowproz

    Sweet, Dumb Question can I upgrade and charge this to my bill?

    • Keith Sumner

      Yes you can, as long as your bill is not past due.

  • Does Verizon currently sell the Iphone 4s? Because if i’m making the leaps you are making the article, I would say they don’t and its releasing on 11/14

    • Alex Perez

      my thought exactly, this looks like a marketing roadmap not a product release schedule

    • Anonymous

      Shhhh, you weren’t supposed to see that

  • tyson184

    let me guess, quad core to be released Jan 1, 2012? 

    G-Nex will be old news by the time of release – just like the bionic (RIP)

  • Matt Gilmore

    Nooooo!  Three weeks of waiting?  Hope my OG Droid lasts that long.

  • rocketdaddy

    Preorder NOW pls.

  • This really Sucks I was going to go get new phones the weekend after the 7th which is when I can renew.  I have like 4 lines that are up for renewal that day.  I wasn’t even thinking of black friday I might just wait since I think I am getting 2 RAZRs and 2 GNex.  My sister and wife will probably get the RAZR and I will get a GNex for myself and one for my mom.  Maybe I will wait for black friday weekend now and see if I can get all of them pretty cheap.

  • BK

    I can understand the delay from Verizon’s perspective. What I can’t understand, however, is how Google hasn’t managed to handle this release better. The iPhone 4s was available for order (or pre-order anyway) immediately following Apple’s launch presentation, allowing it to capitalize on implusive buyers, maximize excitement, and quickly build huge pre-sale numbers. I’m not saying the Nexus won’t be a huge hit, but one has to wonder how the time in between launch and availability might affect sales, or at least perceptions of the device. Yes, I’m going to buy it, and yes, I wish it would be out earlier. But beyond my personal preferences it just seems like some poor choices to me.

    • Anonymous

       google is too busy sucking European a$$. They could learn a thing or two from apple.

  • Danny

    They had to push the Galaxy Nexus back at least 14 days after the launch of the Razr cause they don’t want all of the returns.

    • Cam

      I doubt it was that contrived, but you have to admit, there is a glut of new hardware all coming at once. Not that I mind, but I’m just a bit impatient, personally. Even when it does come out, I doubt I will buy before there are a few reviews from people that have had the phone for a week or more. Here’s hoping DL gets an early preview unit to play with.

  • I wish that bar JUST said “Galaxy Nexus” with Samsung Holiday Portfolio who knows where it could land in there! I sure hope it doesn’t come ON black friday though, that’d be a MAD house.

    • Sp4rxx

      not if you order online!

  • Anonymous

    This really sucks

  • Anonymous

    Looking at how Verizon is blatantly underplaying it’s FIRST Nexus device.. and prioritizing all other devices before this.. I have a feeling this device is gonna be a HUGE flop because of numerous bugs and what not.

    Is that why you don’t love it Verizon? For crying out loud, there isn’t even a mention on Verizon’s website about this device.

    • It won’t have bugs, Google is in control of software, and Samsung is in control of hardware.  It’ll be an awesome phone, you just have to accept the fact that it will be a flop as far as sales go.  Fortunately, Google doesn’t care about sales.  I just hope Verizon continues to carry Nexus phones even if they don’t sell well.  Verizon will not push or advertise it, thought Samsung might.  It will be shoved in a dark corner in their stores and no one will know about it except us nerds, get used to it.

      • Anonymous

        i hear ya Adam. but we may be surprised with the sales of this on VZ.  I’ve never seen “want” like this before.     I think even the regular people will want this once they play with ICS. it’s so nice……

        • Sorry, most people make their decisions based on ads and salesman recommendations and which phones are “featured” in the stores.  The Nexus will be a dark corner in all stores and never once get a TV ad.  No one will know about it, and the super thin RAZR will sell like hotcakes. I am not bothered by this as long as Verizon keeps carrying Nexus phones from now on.

  • Jackblack

    Now I’ll have two things to be thankful for:

    the destruction and genocide of a native people and culture…and
    the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Imstr81

    HTC THUNDERBOLT $150…..The proceeds will go towards the Google nexus!

  • Anonymous

    you’re killing me Verizon. Screw those other two phones. give us some Gnex now.

    why why why

  • Bear0013

    This does not look like a positive for the galaxy nexus….it seem more like verizons red headed step child and they don’t want to many people buying it…imo

    • Of course they don’t want people buying it, it isn’t loaded down with their crapware and locked bootloaders that Moto is only too happy to provide.

  • Urugami

    The screen on my wife’s Eris is going out, and now we have to wait until (practically) December to replace it?  c’mon, Verizon…..

  • QQMore

    Motherfrackers!!!  Ugh.

  • Firelight

    I. WANT. IT. NOW. – Veruca Salt

  • Cam

    For all the meme drones, feel free to direct them at me; yes, I mad…bro.

  • Anonymous

    Good things come to those who wait.  Besides, that way I can get in another couple paychecks before it’s released so that I can actually afford to buy it.  =)

  • I like how the text above the calendar doesn’t even mention the G-Nex. It refers to the multi-tasker friendly Sammy Stratosphere. WTF!? Quite possibly the biggest phone launch this year (Bionic was a flop) and all it gets is basically a footnote reference in the line up? A$$HATS!

    • Are you new to Verizon, or the cellular industry in general?  This is how they all do it, especially Verizon.  Just don’t worry about how they market their phones.  Buy the one you want, and be happy.  Actually, this is how the entire Consumer Electronics Industry works.  Stores peddle what they’re told to peddle, not what is actually the best for the consumer.  Ever heard of Monster cables?

    • Sp4rxx

      Do you need your eyes examined?  The big red bar that says SAMSUNG PORTFOLIO WITH GALAXY NEXUS started on 11/28…. It’s RED too, how can you miss it?

    • Keith Sumner

      The Bionic was not a flop.

  • Michael Allis

    I’m getting the feeling my OG Droid is starting to fall apart at the seams a bit… The poor guy is starting to have trouble running Music in the background while surfing twitter or Facebook. I may, MAY, have to jump ship to the RAZR if it bails on me early.

    That’s a scary thing to think about.

    • I’m with ya bro, Nexus is clearly the phone for me but it gets harder and harder to swallow.  I really would love to understand marketing strategy better.  Seems like VZW blew a chance to FINALLY be bleeding edge not just playing catch up.

  • Pardes33

    i will never again buy a bloatware, vacasted phone from verizon again.  Nothing else I will get the iphone 4s.  

    F U Verizon

  • Another long month of waiting just because Verizon loves their bloatware.  Gotta love the marketing…I’ve waited this long, I can wait some more.

  • You know they are just delaying it so that those of us who can’t wait any longer will give in and buy the bloated, v-casted, Razr or Rezound… Their goal is to push as much bloat as possible and sadly this ploy will most likely help achieve that goal.

  • Bigteedo

    VZW is killing me,by the time they finally release the damn galaxy nexus they will already have a better next gen ISC phone with way better spec’s to be released soon after.Somebody just shoot me now please lol

  • All I can say is that I feel sorry for the people on my Christmas list. Nexus for me and something from the dollar store for you.

    • +1

    • left over Halloween candy makes a wonderful gift

      • Joshua

        especially when you lick it and stick it to Verizon store windows.


  • BLARG!

  • Mikehen08

    i feel like someone pissed in my cheerios 🙁