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Verizon Roadmap Shows Galaxy Nexus Available Online Only 11/21, New XOOM 2 on 11/30?

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus launching via “web only” on November 21? According to the roadmap we just received and word from a source, that appears to be the case. Dates in the past have suggested that it may launch as earlier as November 17 to match the global release, but if you ask us, it’s pretty obvious that not even Big Red can decide when to put this phone out. And is there a chance they only allow you to order this online? The original Nexus One went live in a similar way, however, the Nexus S was at least available through Best Buy. I’d say that may still be up in the air as well.

Launching on November 21 does sort of make sense though. That’s the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, so at least the phone would be available to those wishing to pick one up during the biggest shopping time of the year.

Oh, and what about the ‘Moto 8″ Tablet’ and ‘Moto 10″ Tablet’ listed there? Those would be the two variations of the new Motorola XOOM 2 that were announced to the UK just last week. The 30th is a Wednesday and seems odd, but Verizon may be ditching that standard Thursday launch schedule that they have been on for the last few years. The Rezound is launching on a Monday after all.

Cheers ___!

  • see but will verizon do it? What about the 30 day return policy? RAZR just hit, less than 30 days from Nexus? i’ll believe it when i see it.

    this is still the policy right? 30 days no questions?

  • Dgomo003

    are we sure that w/o means web only? i’ve seen other suggest that it actually stands for week of…

    • KG

      Agreed.  w/o is a pretty standard abbr. in retail for “week of”, with Monday being the date used to identify the week (and not the Sunday for whatever reason).  My bet is that it will be betweeen the 21st and the 23rd in order to get it in before BF.

  • Wmsco51

    Web only could be a ploy so if you have a problem you have to ship it in for repair. Why Verizon does not like anything they can’t control like Rooting and the problems it brings.

  • Anonymous

    So..  can’t “w/ o” mean “Week of”, as in “Week of 11/21”?

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy nexus January 2012. You will wait a while sheep.

  • Ulnek75

    how do you know that the w/o means “web only” instead of “week of”?  the 21st is a monday.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3j5ovpk

  • Ded Bob

    W/O probably doesn’t mean “Web Only”. It’s a pretty common abbreviation in business meaning “Week Of”.

    Which is not to say I believe that this or any other leak is anywhere near valid. Even if this came from Verizon, and wasn’t intentionally leaked to build even more hype, there’s no official word. Which means that while no one LIKES the idea that no one knows….NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS!

    If people really want an end to all this circus of “insider” leaks and “secret” memos…then stop writing about the date. Stop tweeting about it! Stop blogging and rehashing the tiniest bits of info repeatedly. Stop whining on message boards because it’s taking to long for you!

    Stop writing about it altogether and stop reading articles teasing you with some *allegedly* TOP SECRET insider info that you just HAVE to hear about (That also invariably begins with the disclaimer that it could all change or be rumor because it’s not technically official).

    You want Verizon to step up and give you the straight up truth? Then stop generating all the free publicity, hype, and guerilla marketing they could possibly want! They love the fact that these exact kind of “leaks” do exactly what they spend thousand of marketing dollars to do. They get us HOOKED!

    What if Verizon suddenly noticed a 350% decrease in the amount of articles and forum posts related to this phone…and started realizing that bloggers and tech pundits aren’t writing about the one tiny detail that somehow requires hashing out all the specs, over, and over again.

    They’d really hear us all saying “We’ve heard all that and we don’t care anymore. Come bother me when you make a real, official, no-bullsh*t  announcement!”

    Two days later, there would be confirmed date and price, and the pre-order website would be up.

    The hype and delay and uncertainty will end the second the “pushers” realized we’re not hooked anymore.

    Sorry to rant, but if we’re all so tired of the speculation…let’s all stop doing it.
    Make a vow not to look at, or comment on, or blog about leaks. We’ll spend our last few days focusing on what we will miss from our current phones…imagine taking our first panorama photo…and by the time we take a few deep breaths and a couple days away from all the rumours…guess what?

    It will be on sale.    🙂

    I’m going to make a soothing cup of tea now…and play a few more times with my OG Droid before saying goodbye.

    And when Nexus comes, it comes.

    • Anonymous

      That was inspiring – and beautifully stated.  I’m in for this experiment.  *Closing browser window.*

    • Anonymous

      Well said, sir. Everyone has just been waiting so long for this thing that they need some tangible piece of information to hold onto to make the wait bearable. I’m going to try and limit my google reader views to honor your challenge. Quitting cold turkey would be too hard…and I feel like I may miss some important info between now and launch.

      Also, I think I’d miss being amongst like-minded android lovers that nest here on droid-life. Love getting to a comment that I was thinking about posting before getting the opportunity to. Almost as much as I hate the flaming that goes on here. Can’t we all just get along? We’re all snowflakes and we should celebrate the fact that we have so many phones to choose from. RAZR, Rezound, G-nex…whatever. Otherwise we’d all just be talking about how our most recent purchase is the same phone with a better camera and iOS 5.

    • Evil Verizon Dude

      NOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Anonymous

    Disclaimer: Rant below..

    everything is still unofficial.. but Europe has a solid release date of Nov.17th.. and we stupid Americans are left to decipher every little rumor that comes out of Verizon etc.. to determine when we will be graced by His Holiness!
    PATHETIC to say the least!

    As far as I am concerned.. Verizon has ALREADY screwed us over. First by trying to push Moto and HTC phones down our throat OVER the nexus.. and secondly by NOT listening to it’s customers who have been bombarding Verizon over the past week or so to at least release a launch date!

    What is more pathetic is the way Google has handed over all control over it’s flagship device to a phucking carrier that is in the business of.. not manufacturing phones… not manufacturing software.. but simply to rent it’s airwaves by tailoring ridiculous data and voice plans!

    SHAME ON YOU GOOGLE!. 

    About a decade ago, after being shabbily treated by ATT I so wanted the company to fail.. Today ATT is prowling the bottom rung of customer service ladder and losing customers to others…

    I sooo want Verizon to be thrown off the high condescending horse that it is riding right now.. Verizon should be made to pay for it’s arrogance and light handedness … while in the same stroke they are contriving different ways to squeeze more money out of us. 

    I soo want Google to pay for acting so STUPIDLY and for not wanting even a semblance of control over the launch of it’s flagship devices. 

    I swear if there was a 4G iphone out right now.. I would have said goodbye to Android already. 
    How dare you (Google) allow for your flagship device to be launched first in all other places other than the US!!… 

    PHUCK you Verizon! and double  PHUCK YOU Google.

  • joejoe509

    The rumor mill is in full swing and I love the daily news, but good Lord… it would be nice if there was a shred of consistency to hope for. But there’s NONE! We have seen at least 3 different Verizon roadmaps that each point to a different day. When we started this game, Panda indicated that it would be Nov. 3rd. Obviously that’s not the case so something must have happened to delay the phone. Let’s just hope it’s worth it.

     At this point all we have is what Verizon has already told us: “Sometime before the end of the year.” Sheesh. All this misinformation and hype is getting rediculous. We better have some sort of official notice or seriously credible rumor sometime this week or I’ll start getting really pissed. I feel like I’m being duped. I feel like Verizon is just screwing with us…

    • Anonymous

      The thing is – if Verizon IS screwing with us, then the goal is to get us to buy something other than the Nexus.  (Because it lacks their branding and bloat, likely.)  We, as informed consumers, are caught in an unfortunate struggle for dominance – but losing patience and buying another VZW device is just a win for Verizon.

      I feel ridiculous getting all conspiratorial – but it IS frustrating that we don’t have a release date yet.  Regardless, I’m staying the course for that Galaxy Nexus. 

  • Bryguy

    I was set on the Razr, but seeing how much Verizon is delaying the Nexus gets me all the more interested in it. Just how good is this phone that Verizon has to delay it?

    • joejoe509

      Lol. For those South Park fans, it’s the CartmanLand marketting model. haha.

  • Ken

    w/o stands for ‘week of’ not ‘web only’

    • joejoe509

      Agreed. This makes more sense.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Kellex how about your “source” at least remove the red lines under the misspelled words. smh

  • Anonymous

    Argh, if I wait until December 16th I’ll get my full two-year discount (I’m guessing $100). If I buy it at release, assuming this date is accurate, I’ll get $50 off. What to do…my OG is slow, has serious start-up issues that prevent me from ever wanting to turn it off unless absolutely necessary, has no space, is literally losing keys on the physical keyboard as they become separated from each other and start falling off, is very difficult to charge after it recently fell off my desk while charging and pulled a couple pins out (it has to sit in the exact right position now or it won’t charge), and has recently taken to not giving me text/email notifications about 15-20% of the time…don’t know if I want to wait a whole extra month…

    • Jim Ortmeier

      I think the most they offer for discount is $50, depending on your plan. I believe it’s $30 and $50 for NE2. I was also told by Verizon that once we use it, if we take the phone back and don’t go to another right away, we lose the discount. Shoulda figured they’d find a way to nullify any perks.

  • Anonymous

    But what about the Costco image you posted? If it’s a web only thing, how will Costco get physical phones to sell?

  • Anonymous
    • joejoe509

      Ahahahaha. Fox News is soooo stupid. They have no idea what they are talking about.

      “So it doesn’t have a PIN to unlock like the iPhone does?” The Samsung Rep just paused like “Did she just say that??!!” haha

      I couldn’t wait for that lady to SHUT UP!

  • Anonymous

    Either way I will be ready day one on line or day one in the store…

  • Harvey

    “W/O” MEANS “WEEK OF”. END OF STORY. IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OTHER PHONES WHICH ARE DATES/TIME FRAMES, NOT THE WAY IT WILL BE RELEASED ie. STORE AVAILABILITY, ONLINE, ETC.. THE SO-CALLED SOURCE GOT IT WRONG AND HE IS SPREADING THIS RUMOR LIKE RINGWORM.  IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT PHONE. AND TECHNICALLY IT IS NOT DELAYED. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL MAP FOR THE NEXUS (GT i9250) CREATED A FEW MONTHS AGO, IT SHOWED A RELEASE DATE AS “WEEK 48” WHICH IS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28TH, SO ACTUALLY  IF IT IS, IN FACT, THE WEEK OF THE 21ST, THEN IT WILL BE ONE WEEK EARLY. IT IS JUST FRUSTRATING TO WAIT SO LONG BETWEEN THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PHONE AND THE ACTUAL DATE THAT IT’S AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

    • Anonymous

      No need to yell man calm down you may blow out an artery with that rage.

    • Jim Ortmeier

      Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus is the SCH-i515. The GT i9250 is supposed to be the GSM version for AT&T & T-Mobile.

    • joejoe509

      OOOOKKKKAAAYYYY. We get it. No need for caps my furious friend.

    • Anonymous

      I sooo wanna read what you wrote. . but all caps??? seriously?… naaaah.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is really keeping the Nexus low key.  Must be 100% stock android :0.  

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping it’s not web only.  But regardless of all that, I would still like a solid release date.

  • Anonymous

    I will wait to buy until I hear what the battery life is like

  • MOTOX

    what is the samsung illusion? just curious…

    • Anonymous

      3g phone.

    • Eric Hedden

      I’m beginning to think that’s the real name of the Galaxy Nexus.

  • So what if the 21st is the web only release date, as in, just the date its available online? and the 17th is the in store, 4 days earlier ? Wishful thinking? 

    • Anonymous

      Seems like online should come first, but I’ll convince myself it’s what you said because I don’t wanna wait any longer for this thing. Nothing Verizon puts out between now and then will change that…unless maybe it’s the GSIII.

  • boooya

    Maybe its the launch date at gowireless stores? not nesessarily verizon ones?

  • Anonymous

    I’m just glad I didn’t get a bionic…  HA

  • So my mother wants to upgrade, but she doesn’t want a smartphone, any information about those basic phones? lol. i don’t know nothing about basic phones. 

    • Guest

      LOL….the LG Extravert sounds like a must have.

    • Anonymous

      Blackberry. Those are basic phones right? I mean you can get one prepaid at Wal-Mart for crist sake.

      • Anonymous

        no. Not basic

    • Anonymous

      i just got the lg revere for my parents — they’re not into smartphones.  and it was free w/ my discount!

  • Anonymous

    Okay … Is this announcement implying that the Xoom 2 will be available for purchase in the US on 11/30? If so, it will be the perfect match for the Razr I am picking up on 11/11.

    I like what Motorola is doing with the Razr … Lite on the Blur (in anticipation of ICS) … Heavy on the toughness (with the Gorilla Glass, Water Repellant and Kevlar) … Good general specs (display, camera, processor and ram) and business features (motocast, smartactions, HDMI port and gallery app to share photos from multiple online services).

    If I could buy all three I would – I think they all are that good – but it will be Razr for me

  • 04stangman

    I just noticed that the Nex doesnt have a memory card slot??? How in the FQ!@#$ am I supposed to get all this stuff onto the Nex? I guess I dont want this phone after all? Im pissed.

    • Michael Potter

      you plug it into a computer… -_-“

      • You take your micosd and put it in the laptop, and then transfer it to your phone…the end

        • Michael Potter

          you plug your phone in, switch to storage mode from the drop down menu, transfer files, the end… 

          Correction of yours, either
                                    A) you turn off your phone, take out battery, take out card, put into computer, transfer files, put card back in along with battery, wait for your phone to boot (way too long for these phones) done
                                    B) unmount card in settings menu, get card out, get MICROSD card into computer, which most done have a slot for without a separate adapter or a card reader (not all computers have), transfer files, reinsert card, remount, done

          • Anonymous

            Or Dropbox….thats what I use….

  • Verizon…just release the damn phone so that Google can push the ICS source to AOSP. I’m not getting the Galaxy Nexus, but I want an ICS rom on my phone, and that can’t happen until the GN is released.

  • Vyse

    The UK launch was also delayed until the 21st. So, this Verizon date makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus christ Verizon, you make me want to switch carriers so I don’t have to know I’m paying you for ridiculously expensive plans, while being such a dumb company.

  • Cat

    ” it’s pretty obvious that not even Big Red can decide when to put this phone out.”

    it’s pretty obvious big red has no idea what they’re doing…

    • Anon

      It’s pretty obvious that Kellex’s source is jerking him around for his own amusement.

  • Corruptt1

    “Week of” ..? What part of that makes sense
    These are strict launch dates on an official Verizon sheet. They might as well write “somewhere along the lines of 11/21” in that case.
    It’s web-only for a week followed by a release in stores, which would match up with the info that showed marketing for the Nexus coming after Black Friday (and it all makes perfect business/marketing sense).

    Btw the whole exclusivity thing… Verizon “exclusively” has the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE smartphone …… notice that last part? Look into it, they never once used the word exclusive under/near/within/around/pertaining-to a broad “Galaxy Nexus” term that did not stricly and clearly imply it was the 4G LTE model/version/”phone”,
    So there you go, Verizon can wipe their @$$ with their “exclusive” phone that will come out after the rest of the world gets the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+. 

  • El El Kool J

    The day after my birthday..nice! That’ll work for me 🙂

    • Justice060

      Mine is on the 25th Happy Birthday to me.

  • Justice060

    Galaxy Nexus = Unicorn

    • David Faber

      🙁

  • Anonymous

    How about week of? Instead of Web only?

  • Anonymous

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why VZW is so damn intent on fumbling the Galaxy Nexus launch. If done right, with a good launch and good advertising, this could be the phone that puts Android ahead of iPhone in the general perception of the public. It exemplifies the best that Google is doing. However, out of loyalty to their other, crappier offerings from Moto and HTC they are making this thing pathetically stillborn.

    Slashdot posted an article earlier today complaining that Android had poor advertising compared to the iPhone. What frustrates me is that this appears to be more of a choice than an limitation lately.

    • Kris Brandt

      Phone carriers don’t give a rats ass about the OS Wars, only that they have the ability to carry all of them.  When it comes right down to it, the carriers will sell whatever they can and Verizon knows that the iPhone is a hot commodity.  Promoting the “IT” phone is far more beneficial than promoting the “Other” phone.  All we Android users can do about it is promote it by word of mouth and highlighting the benefits of its openness and ability to integrate with Google’s products.

      • Anonymous

        I was more talking about Google. They have brilliant ads for their engine and for Chrome, yet they’re so damn lazy at advertising Android!

        Or even Samsung. They love to copy Apple’s products, why not copy their advertising? (let the flaming begin)

  • Bill Mitchell

    Quit playing games with my heart!!! 🙁

    • Anonymous

      Back Street Boys

  • Anon

    LOL…October 27th, November 3, November 10, November 17th, November 21st, November 23rd, November 28th…so pretty much your source is saying “this phone will release”

    • Anonymous

      His source is just saying what pretty much everyone else is saying and thinking.

      • Copolla

        His source don’t know s*!t.  

    • Anonymous

      January 2012 you will see the nexus in Verizon 🙂

  • Droid Animal

    Like this if you’re tired of waiting.  🙁

  • Amd683

    IIllusion?

  • Sith77

    No need to even worry about the nexus , the Rezound is gonna trump it in all aspects . HTC interface is beautiful , the hardware is amazing the audio is gonna superb . The screen is the only true 720p high def screen , it’s coming out BEFORE the nexus . So sorry Samsung you make great tv’s but your phone just isn’t gonna keep up

    • Anonymous

      False

    • Except it will spend more time charging than in your hand.

    • Mike

      have fun getting your ICS update in March

      • Unlocked

        If he’s lucky….look at the damn Incredible lol.

      • Alexander Garcia

        …if he ever gets it at all. LOL. I’m sorry, but the Rezound zuckz!

      • Anonymous

        march? You will be lucky to get it next summer lol

    • Anonymous

      I would like to know what DAC is in the Resound, Razr, and G-Nex. Then I will know which phone has the better audio.

  • Anonymous

    I bought a T-Mobile GS2…at least for the next couple weeks…to check out and play with. Tired of waiting so gonna have a top device somehow,someway. If the Rezound is smoking, I might get that. With internet sales only on the GN,gonna be hard to ‘see,feel,touch,experience’ it over the net. Still interested though. OR…if I really like the GS2, just buy it outright and get on the T-Mobile Walmart cheapo $30/month 5g unlim text plan….decisions decisions.

  • daniel walsh

    why?

  • Anonymous

    Why do I have this feeling Verizon is really not that interested in this phone and is doing whatever it can to hide it behind the Razr, Rezound and anything or everything it can find. Wouldn’t surprise me if somehow they manage to get another hot phone like the Razr out in front of the thing before it launches. Feels alot like their hand is being forced to sell this so they’re doing whatever they can to minimize sales or sway people to the Razr,which just so happened to ‘magically’ get in front of it and come out first.

    • Harvey

      It is because they can’t put their bloatware on the Nexus because it is supposed to be stock android, so there is very little in it for them. They can load those other phones with nonsense apps to promote Verizon, so naturally they will push those devices more.

      • Anonymous

        But honestly, how much money can they really make on pre-loading those apps?

        • Anonymous

          That is what I was wondering – I personally do not see any value in VZW apps other than the My Verizon app. 

          • Anonymous

            They will make money by removing Android built-in tethering and adding their hotspot app.

        • Anonymous

          Honestly, I imagine they make a lot of money off of their bloatware.  Think of all the kids who use the paid apps not really knowing and their parents just pay the bill.  I bet there’s hundreds of thousands of family plans and whatnot where that happens.  That would add up quick.

      • joejoe509

        May I remind you that the Verizon iPhone has zero bloatware as well? They make plenty of money off of that phone despite the lack of bloat.

        • Anonymous

          Actually they make very little on the IPhone because apple charges so much for the hardware. Sprint has said it will take two years to break even on adding the IPhone.

        • Anonymous

          A lot of idiots in here do not realize that lol. You have a good point.

    • KRS_won

      I’m not sure so much as to hiding it, but with Moto and HTC, the manufacturers are dumping a lot more advertising dollars behind the phones. And all Verizon has to do is say ” hey, we carry these.” Samsung doesn’t have as much to gain as they do selling their gsII, because its Google’s phone, Sammy just gets to say we have they best technology. It’s better marketing for Samsung, not necessary the Nexus.
      And if it wasn’t ICS, most people wouldn’t be saying the RAZR and Rezound are junk compared to the Nexus. Didn’t DL have a poll where most people said #1 want was vanilla?
      I’m still waiting for a QWERTY, lol. Hurry up Maserati with ICS at launch! (With NFC, and I’d be happy.)

      • Anonymous

        There are more geeks in this site than normal users, that was why it was a better % for vanilla android than skins.

    • David Faber

      Exactly.

    • Clevelandrocks

      I said the same thing in another post.

  • JMac726

    If it’s web only, will we be able to pre-order? It doesn’t list a pre-order date.   If this is real, I want it in my hands on 11/21, not just ordered and waiting till Thanksgiving or later!

    • Anonymous

      If I order this I will pay for overnight Fed Ex by 10:00am delivery. I will wait no longer.

  • Anonymous

    They probably realize that there is a huge number of hardcore SGN people who are going to order it regardless of having it in-hand on launch day, so it makes sense to do a web-only sale first, gauge the response a bit, then launch it later with less lines.  Though every time an i-whatever launches, people seem to gauge the success by the lines at the stores.  Verizon may do well to have an effective Black Friday launch day….

  • Anonymous

    I will not, ever, order this online. I have to hold it in my hand and see everything for myself. Reviews aren’t close to the same thing as actual time in the hand, and if Verizon’s gonna throw one of the most coveted Android devices in history under the bus to sell the weird-shaped RAZR, I might switch to AT&T the day they get LTE over here. In three years. 

  • Anonymous

    Makes me wonder how Costco will sell it for $289 in store.

  • Bionic

    LOL, and people bitch about phones like the Bionic.  This phone is giving people almost as big a headache.  

    • Anonymous

      the bionic was about 9 months from announced the first time to released. This has only been a little over a month, which most thought it was coming in nov and not oct like some hoped.

      • Anonymous

        They made a whole new bionic that takes time if you did not know.

    • Unlocked

      Funny thing is, I’d wait 9 months for this Nexus if I had to (unlike the Bionic), because it will be unlocked…something your Bionic will never have. Have fun worrying about what you can / can’t do with your phone.

      • Alexander Garcia

        Every lock has a key and if a key is currently unavailable, that’s what the locksmith (hackers) are for. That’s the beauty of Android no matter what Android device tickles your fancy. And yes,  I will be getting the Droid RAZR thank you. Cheers! 

        • Guest

          LOL…if you really think the “hackers” (aka people who have no idea what encryption is) are going to unlock an encrypted bootloader, you’re a moron.  Hows that unlocked DX working for you?

          • Michael Potter

            working great with CM7 nightlies

          • Guest

            Oh your glorified theme?  True…

            When the DX came out everyone was dumb enough to think that one of these “hackers” could bypass encryption (not realizing what the hell they were talking about).  Almost 2 years later, I think its a safe bet that the devs are not unlocking bootloaders by themselves.  

          • DX was released July 14, 2010. It is now November 6, 2011, 1 year and 4 months later. Not even close to 2 years yet.

          • Guest

            …Ok 1 year and 4 months later…you’re saying the 8 extra months they’re suddenly going to unlock it?  What about the milestone?  That hasn’t been unlocked yet right?  That’s 2 years old?

            You people need to read up on encryption and you’ll realize that GB is the last OS the DX is going to have.  

          • Anonymous

            bootloader isnt unlocked though so your point is moot. Nice try though

          • Michael Potter

            thanks, I do what I can 😀

          • Alexander Garcia

            First of all, I do not have a Droid X. Secondly, you’ve just insulted hundreds of hard working hackers who actually have successfully busted open several locks themselves. And third… You mad bro!? Yep… you mad as hell. LOL

          • Guest

            I respect the hackers…I just don’t live in a dream world where some “hacker” is going to bypass 2048bit encryption.

          • Alexander Garcia

            Who’s dreamin’ here? Give me your Droid X and I’ll take it to my Google Inc insider buddy and he’ll return it to me unlocked… of course he’ll never tell anyone or post on the internet about it for fear of Moto coming after him. They’re out there and they’ve done it. They’re just not gonna broadcast to the world about it.

          • Guest

            LOLOL….riiiite.

            My D1 also has NFC and ICS, I’m just not going to tell people how to do it.

          • Anonymous

            Well I tool my eris to Google and now it has quad core, jelly bean and eye ball recognition. The insider would not give me his name and I was blind folded and they took my phone and returned it a week later. Best phone ever.

          • Guest

            hahah…nice.  Silly Alexander Garcia.

          • Anonymous

            You have a valid point. You can have a friend that works at Moto and they can unlock it as well lol. Those guys are hackers if these fools did not know lol.

          • Anonymous

            This entire argument is a shining example of why people should not buy Motorola phones.. if they don’t sell any phones then they’ll have to unlock their bootloaders and go out of business.. unfortunately there are still people out there who buy this garbage like herded sheep. It only hurts the android community.. we need to send a message to both Motorola and Verizon that locking our bootloaders is not okay. And we need to do it with our wallets. Imagine if you bought a car and weren’t able to open the hood and access the engine.. instead you had to take it to a dealership to have anything done.. would you be outraged then? How well would that car sell? Stop buying Motorola you morons.

          • Somehow I doubt the minuscule, laughable amount of people who would actually care or boycott such a thing will affect their decision making processes.  Think you’re putting way too much weight into how big you think the “hacking” community is.

          • Anonymous

            You are an idiot. There are an average of 2 % of people that knows what is a bootloader lol. Moto is selling good.

          • If you have the key, and you unlock it that’s not hacking….that’s called using your key to unlock.  Alexander Garcia is suggesting that some guy at Google, without the keys, has cracked 2048bit encryption.  That is beyond idiotic.

          • Anonymous

            Bootloader is nonsense period. Blame verizon anyways not moto.

          • Anonymous

            what moto locks have they busted open?? Moto is the only to encrypt their bootloaders and to this day none have been busted open. I respect hackers but I also have enough common sense to know those bootloaders aren’t going to be cracked anytime soon.

          • ATRIX and PHOTON.

          • Anonymous

            actually the atrix was not cracked a dev build was leaked from moto so once again nice try. http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-atrix-bootloader-unlocked. Also those use tegra 2 which don’t use the same encryption as omap devices. Name an omap moto device that bootloader has been cracked. You will be looking for awhile because none have

          • I didn’t say they were cracked. But they were unlocked. And yes the PHOTON was unlocked, http://goo.gl/Gj5l6

          • Anonymous

            Not trollin sorry you can’t handle the truth. I didn’t say the photon wasn’t unlocked? Maybe read and you would see. Smh

          • Anonymous

            Atrix and the Photon , you need to do more research.

          • Anonymous

            You have no idea what you are talking about. The moto bootloader has not and never will be unlocked.

            If someone had that ability they would be working for the military taking over the world.

          • LOL precisely.  I just wrote about this exact thing on my blog yesterday.

        • Anonymous

          how many moto bootloaders have been cracked….0 yeah you can dream that hackers will crack it but it has been over a year since the dx with the first locked encrypted bootloader and that and none after have been cracked. keep dreaming.

          • Guest

            Exactly…rooting is one thing.  unlocked an encrypted bootloader is something COMPLETELY different

        • Anonymous

          We will have the best puppy this year 🙂 I cant wait for mine already.

        • RT

          Don’t flame me for asking this, I’m a noob. Didn’t Moto say that locked boots was the carriers choice & they were willing to ship unlocked if the carrier agreed. Is it fair to assume that Motorola has the key to unlock their own encrypted bootloaders? If that’s the case, then, doesn’t the key to unlock exist already it just hasn’t been discovered out in the wild, yet.

      • Guest

        LOL!!!

      • Anonymous

        This shit will have a shitty battery and plastic as usual lol. No gorilla glass, no water proof, you cant put more memory in it lol .

        • Anonymous

          You know all those Nexus S owners that complain about there scratched screen?

          Yeah, me either.

          • Anonymous

            Samsung use good display, but why they did not leave amoled plus in the nexus.

    • Anonymous

      The bionic was delayed for 9 months and ended up being a crap phone replaced by the Razr in less than 3 months.

      It’s a little bit different.  

      • Actually it was delayed only about 3-4. It was released about 8 months after it was announced (announced in January, released in September) so there’s no way it could have been delayed by 9 months.

        • Anonymous

          it was announced in jan and didnt release until sept pretty sure that is close to 9 months.

          • Anonymous

            Incorrect. The Etna was announced and then killed. They just recycled the Bionic name for the Targa. Incidentally it was only delayed once for two months.

          • Anonymous

            It was supposed to come in April to verizon. It was delay 5 months not 9 lol. The atrix was announced in January and it was release in February 🙂 I am educating you as usual.

        • Anonymous

          You’re highly misinformed.

      • Anonymous

        I highly doubt that it was a “crap” phone.  It was pretty decent, it’s release/marketing was just handled poorly 

      • Anonymous

        It is not crap at all, it may not be better than the razor but it is still future proof.

    • Anonymous

      I do agree and it was not pushed back like the bionic was.

  • None

    If it’s web only, then why is Verizon sending out training materials to their stores?

    • Dave

      Good point.

    • Ytram

      Good point, however if they’re selling the RAZR and Rezound in-store, they’re going to have to field questions about the SGN, since it’ll be compared to those two phones frequently.

    • Anonymous

      Because what if someone brings one in that has problems? Just because they dont sell in store the reps still need to know about the phones verizon carries.

  • Dave

    lame lame lame!

  • nemov

    Verizon is so stupid. I think this will be my last phone with Big Red. I’ll make sure I have an exit strategy next time. Worst Summer ever to be eligible for an upgrade. 

    • Anonymous

      How the heck is it the worst summer to be eligible for an upgrade? By the end of November your carrier will have 3 of the best smartphones available. Sounds like an awesome time to be eligible.

      • nemov

        Was eligible for upgrade in July. GS2 didn’t come to Verizon. The Bionic was less than stellar device. Not a fan of Blur so the Razr is out. I’ve been waiting since July for a phone mainly because Verizon doesn’t offer much choice. 

        • Anonymous

          Well now they have 3 high end lte devices that you can choose from plus who knows how many more come christmas time and early next year.

        • Anonymous

          Ok so now you have the RAZR, the Rezound and the nexus. If you don’t like any if those then you don’t really like android.

          • Anonymous

            We are told those are high end but we really don’t know because they haven’t been released yet. They may all have bugs, and we know how long it takes for bugs to get worked out on these devices. And yes the GNex maybe a vanilla phone but it is made by the manufacturer with the worst record of all Samsung.

          • Anonymous

            Is this a serious comment?

          • joejoe509

            I’m having a hard time finding correct information in this post… Try Again.

      • Ytram

        It’s been frustrating for me to be eligible for an upgrade since summer, knowing that phones like the SGN were coming.

    • Bionic

      Have fun on those other shitty networks.  

  • hatethanet

    I have a couple hundred in Best Buy giftcards, so I’ll have to wait until it’s available there.

  • Anonymous

    Man the 17 got pushed away for a blackberry?

    • Bionic

      I hate blackberry with a passion, even more than i hate IOS.  Blackberry’s OS system is SOOOOO out of date and just stupid.  No wonder they are losing market share rapidly.  

  • I don’t care how I order the Nexus just as long as it’s in my hand!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, friendo.

  • Naergoth

    Waiting for an official comment by verizon. This back and forth is beyond ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Let’s just say it’ll be out sometime between now and December 1st…

      • GeneStarwind

        Meh

        • Anonymous

          LOL, how ya doin partner? (assuming you saw my avatar)

          • Anonymous

            I saw your avatar and was like wait a sec… Outlaw Star FTMFW

          • Anonymous

            Heck yeah… I figured Jim was kind of a techy/geeky character so he’d be an appropriate avatar for the tech sites.

    • Back and 4th

      People like you annoy me on this board.  There is no back and forth.  You are suckling at the rumor teat (just like 95% of us).  Verizon has not released any dates because they probably aren’t the ones in control of this launch.  I commend them for NOT giving us bogus information and really going “back and forth”.  This time next month you will have a beautiful Galaxy Nexus in your hands.  May I suggest internet porn to pass the time between then?

      • David Faber

        Of COURSE Verizon is in control of the launch.  Google and Samsung have obviously finished everything on their end because they’re rolling out the Nexus on Nov. 17 in Europe.  Verizon is the conspicuous partner in the US and obviously the party responsible for delaying any confirmation of a release date.  They’re probably refusing to comment on a release date because they want the Rezound and Razr to sell as much as possible (not least of which because those two devices will carry Vzw bloatware and come with tethering restricted out the gate).

      • RT

        Explain Samsungs tweet, retraction, retweet, Verizon then stating the same rhing Verizon told them they had wrong info. on.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon will make you wait, they love their droids better 🙂

  • I am going to crap my pants waiting for this. I feel like I can’t get any work done and my OG is still crawling along . . . I can’t even imagine how big of an upgrade this is going to be. I haven’t owned or messed around with anything really since buying my OG way back when.

    • Same story here…it will  be a revolution for me.  No idea what to expect…the center line of my OG doesn’t register touch…so I have to use the keyboard for typing and spin the phone to reach certain controls.  Heck, I can’t even hang the phone up without changing options to use the power button.  

      • Jason

        hahaha mine is the far right of the screen, I have to do the same thing, use the keyboard to text. I have used my wife’s bionic and I’m pretty jealous! That thing is stupid fast comparetively and the display is so nice! People bash on it but it’s a good phone. I am waiting for the gnex but it is getting harder and harder. Just release it already!

  • Anonymous

    Been sitting on over $400 in Best Buy gift cards just for this phone.  If they don’t end up carrying it, I’m going to be super pised.

  • Ahsan

    STUPID

  • It’s possible w/o denotes “week of”, rather than “web only”…

    • I bet you are right.

      • Especially since earlier today on DL there was a post about the GN showing up in Costco’s system.

    • Yep, agreed. Especially since we’re seeing leaks from CostCo, I don’t think this will be web only. Probably launching in various outlets the week of Thanksgiving.

      • Anonymous

        or costco get it a week later when it is in verizon stores.

    • Anonymous

      Source said specifically that it meant “web only.”

      • Anonymous

        Isn’t that what someone said awhile back that at first it would be available online only? I thought I remember reading that somewhere.

        • Anonymous

          Could have. It wouldn’t be super surprising either. Everything I’m seeing, even as of today, shows that promos for the device are really not starting until after Thanksgiving weekend. So there is a chance it could be web-only for a week, and then they get them in stores after Black Friday.

          • Anonymous

            That makes sense. Just hope they don’t make those who buy online wait until after black friday.

          • RUsh

            I honestly don’t care how i buy it i just want it

      • Anonymous

        If its web only how do we keep unlimited data?

        • Anonymous

          There would be an option when you order online about what you want to change in your plan and you can leave the unlimited data.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks!

          • Anonymous

            hey Chris, do you know if “online” also includes calling to order it?

            I ask because i have two upgrades (one from work and one on my personal phone). I would like to use my work upgrade for the Gnex but it involves calling them because it an aircard eligable for the upgrade. 

          • Anonymous

            Not sure id say call and ask.

          • Anonymous

            10-4

            thanks sir. I think it is the same. I remember doing it for another phone. but whos knows. it doesn’t matter because either way I’m getting this ASAP!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Tell your source we said to suck it. 

        =x

      • Guest

        You have a horrible “source”…he’s listed every week in November as well as the last week in October.  Hope you’re not paying this guy LOL

    • Harvey

      I think you’re absolutely right. This is how rumors start….with people saying things they know absolutely nothing about. That source should STFU!

      • Anonymous

        Or maybe you should just not comment, pretty sure Kellex did his homework about the source and doesnt just post any random thing saying it is from a source.

        • Harvey

          His homework was eaten by his pet goat. 

          • Anonymous

            I would beat that goat’s ass if it ate my homework lol.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Big Red, shoot straight with us already. Like this if you agree

    • Bionic

      they cant shoot straight ever, their penis is bent to the left.  

      • Anonymous

        i think it splits  at the tip which is why they can never give a straight answer

        • Anonymous

          No but if it splits at the tip you should consult your Urologist dude.

          • Anonymous

            I was talking about verizon not me lol

    • Bob

      Like this if you feel this guy is one of those icky like whores.

      ..oh wait.

    • Anonymous

      well it still looks like Verizon is exclusive at launch…

      http://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/screen-shot-2011-11-05-at-12-16-22-pm.png 

      • Tyler

        Yes and no, yes they will be exclusive but the way i read it is that the lte version is what they are talking about. But who cares really, we getting a nexus phone im good.

    • Anonymous

      Its not cool to ask for likes.

    • Anonymous

      You know what’s funny, I don’t think any of these MAPs have ever been right.  We had a dozen of them all wrong on the Bionic.

      • Anonymous

        they were right for the razr. It isn’t verizon’s fault moto couldn’t get that POS out when it was supposed to be out, hence why it is already being replaced.

        • Anonymous

          They were wrong for the Razr, it just got updated later on to the correct date.  

          • Anonymous

            They probably planned to launch it the 10 at first then pushed it up for preorders. That was a leak to what do you expect? It is moto and verizon delays are common place.

          • Turd_Ferguson

             you really should read Back and 4th’s comment below.  I think it fits for you as well!

      • FortitudineVincimus

        “Launching on November ____ does sort of make sense though”

        Jesus, enough of this date shit. No matter the date, you says it seems that “makes sense”?

        Nov 11 makes sense
        Nov 17 also makes sense
        Nov 24 yeah that also makes sense
        Now Nov 21 sure, it makes sense

        f*** this is getting old.

        • Anonymous

          No kidding, I’m sick of this crap. 

        • Anonymous

          That’s what happens when you rely on “leaks” and not official words from verizon. Can’t blame anyone but yourself.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed.  I’m done with rumors, not reading anything until I hear it from the red horses mouth.

          • David Faber

            Apparently not, because you read this.

          • Anonymous

            You’re hilarious, feel better?

          • David Faber

            I never felt bad to begin with.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            No, I can blame them for endlessly putting up each rumor – sometimes hours apart – like it deserves mention AND playing both sides of the fence. It’s just pure pandering to create a story.

          • Anonymous

            Then don’t come to sites like these and read it. Nobody is forcing you to only you fall for the rumors. If it isn’t from verizons mouth its your fault to believe it.

        • Anonymous

          Keep making imaginary dates in your head lol .

    • SKAV3NG3R

      -1 for asking for posts

  • Anonymous

    Count me in!

  • Is there any possibility w/o means week of?

    • Harvey

       A high possibility

    • KRSwon

      Most likely “week of.”