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Galaxy Nexus Training Begins At Verizon, Release Imminent?

Verizon has begun training their employees on the the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As you can see from the image above, Verizon is offering a crash course on Ice Cream Sandwich along with the Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound and the recently released DROID RAZR.

When training beings it usually means we will be seeing the device soon, perhaps in the next two weeks? While Verizon has remained mum on the Nexus, we have already seen accessories arrive at various locations. It shouldn’t be long now, what have you been doing to pass the time?

Via: Android and Me

  • Dahna Fowler

    Going nuts waiting for this phone to come out.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3j5ovpk

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3j5ovpk

  • Cmrudy

    I like how VZW released the less anticipated phones before the one everyone wants. First the i*hone, RAZR, Vig…zound and finally the one we all want. I expect and announcement by mid week=)

  • Bionic

    MMy release is imminent…… Keep going, keep going…….. Ohhhhhh Yesssssssss…… My release is imminent!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Giving my OG Droid cpr via CDM7……thinking about doing a factory restart to it to see if that makes it work better……right now its acting funny….and last I come to Droid-Life to see if a release date has been anounced……oh yeah I forgot one thing, I enjoy laughing at some of the comments that people leave here…

  • babadush

    Stop toying with me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Sargent/100000071813583 Brian Sargent

    I don’t even have an upgrade unitl the end of December.  My plan is to call into VZW and sweet-talk the rep into letting me get the GNex when it comes out.  I got the OG Droid about a month or two ahead of time the same way.  Hopefully it will work out the same this time.  If not, things could get dicey around the house.

    • Steve

      VZW pushed up my upgrade date from March of next year to last month without even me asking.  It seems like they’re giving away early upgrades to customers like hotcakes, especially if you’re in a 4G market with a 3G phone.

  • Nobody

    What have I been doing to pass the time? Rebooting my OG, sometimes daily, trying to keep it alive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Sargent/100000071813583 Brian Sargent

    restarting my OG Droid

  • Anonymous

    “It shouldn’t be long now, what have you been doing to pass the time?”

    Well, duh! Coming to droid-life to see if the release date has been announced.

  • Xhaxol

    funny, i was at the verizon store and asked about the Nexus coming and they denied it. And started saying how the Razar is the only way to go. While the razar is nice, its still just another Android phone while the Nexus is The Android Phone. 

    • joejoe509

      Ha. Gotta love salesmen. They’re trained to sell what’s on the stores, not what’s coming. Even if it means denying an official notice that Verizon has already confirmed. So stupid. I would have laughed in their faces and enjoyed every moment of it. Even then… a RAZR? I agree… it’s no Nexus. C’mon.

  • Kianjudah

    What have I been doing to pass the time? Well, besides mocking people who are buying the Rezound, I’ve just been GOING FREAKING CRAZY WITH IMPATIENCE!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “When ________________ it usually means we will be seeing the device soon” – how dumb.. DUH!!

    – training begins
    – 5 dates in same month are rumored
    – accessories show up at stores
    – we see it in the VZW system
    – they have a huge media attended show
    – videos of it show up on the web
    – is in a Fox news segment

    talk about a captain obvious “story”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

      U Mad Bro

      • babadush

        Taking over the reigns for mctypesomething? Hahaha

    • joejoe509

      Lol. True. There’s been more than enough precursors to a release, yet we still don’t have one. I’m no expert, but training has got to mean that it’s very very close.

  • Eric Williams

    Two stores I went to today said they have tons of RAZR on stock and haven’t sold what they thought they would. Can you say Galaxy Nexus..

    • joejoe509

      Dude… even the Rezound is better. The RAZR is not going to sell nearly as well. Bionic version 2.

      • Anonymous

        Not to mention a bunch bought the bionic and won’t fork out $650 for a phone 2 months later

  • http://www.facebook.com/jopher.the.gopher Jon Yuen

    fingers crossed for november 17th release date.
    i bet Matias is going to talk about it on the On The Verge interview on monday
    wooot. i cant wait

  • Anonymous

    Great so that rumor of the Nexus being a online purchase was only a hoax.  Thats good to know

    • Anonymous

      it could still be web only for a few days. Nobody said web only for the whole time.

  • Dave

    I’ve been playing Skyrim to pass the time.

  • Sheltonb76

    Checking this site for updates!!

  • Anonymous

    driving myself crazy with anticipation

  • Keith Sumner

    You’ll get your Nexus in 2012, the reason why it’s taking so long is because 99% of you Nexus fanbois have become the most annoying trolls in internet history, and this is karma biting you back.

    :)

    Feels good, man.

    • Anonymous

      Lol. I’m glad we can just laugh at this stupid comment. Especially when the phone launches and we are all very happy while are still stuck with your LG Voyager. I’m sure you are only upset cause your mom won’t let you get a new phone ….. lolololol

      Poor guy

      • Keith Sumner

        oh you…I don’t have an iPhone and I don’t live with my mom, don’t get me wrong, the Nexus will be a great device, but don’t deny the excessive trolling that Nexus fans have been doing for the past couple months, it’s pretty damn annoying.

        • Anonymous

          Apple fanboys have been trolling since apple became cool, trendy, hipster and elitist (Notice i said apple fanboys and didn’t call you one whether you are or aren’t is another story just avoiding QQ). It’s pretty damn annoying.

    • babadush

      At least we don’t have an iphone

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

    I could have sworn that said ”
    Galaxy Nexus Training Begins At Verizon, Release Immediately? i almost shit my pants

  • nexus on the brain

    this is killing me! 
    ok, how bout a joke, if a woman who likes younger guys is called a cougar, what do you call a man who likes younger guys?

    • nexus on the brain

      wait for it….

      • nexus on the brain

        a Nittany Lion

        • Anonymous

          boo

          • nexus on the brain

            Too early, or just no good?

          • Sinofue

            Too early.

      • Jason Frasier

        I’ve heard this, please don’t do it.

    • babadush

      A Paterno

  • http://quiklives.tumblr.com quiklives

    Anyone had any luck getting the upgrade date moved up for this by threatening to cancel? My upgrade is in March.

    • Azndan4

      They’ll probably offer you an early upgrade, but you need to have a more convincing argument than threatening to cancel.  Do you have a thunderbolt?  Try complaining about security issues.  Thats what I Did.

    • Anonymous

      You always get further by being nice. And they keep detailed notes on everything you say to them.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    i’ve never been to android and me, but it looks like they just copy all of droid-life’s stories. what gives ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jopher.the.gopher Jon Yuen

      in case you couldnt tell. droid-life is pulling this story from androidandme.

  • Andrew Weckstein

    I’ve been passing the time by raging at Verizon for being a bunch of F&*%ing idiots and releasing this phone after Europe gets it…  I mean… i*hone 4S gets announced and is released less than 2 weeks later.  G-Nex gets announced Verizon is like “It’s cool guys, lets get high and we’ll get back to this in a month and a half or so”

    • Dbarden31

      I never understood that! The iPhone 4s came out almost immediately after the announcement but this thing seems like its taking forever. All I wanna do is compare this with the Razr so I can make my decision. Tired of being addicted to this site lol. I’m almost have way through my billing cycle and already at 2G of data. I usually use that amount but the end of the month lol

      • Anonymous

        At least you can do the “double your data” promotion when upgrading to a LTE phone.  You now get 4gb.

        • Dbarden31

          I have unlimited data so no need for that :)

  • Naergoth

    Announce the release date Verizon! :)

  • Tinnerca

    I went down to my verizon outlet to check out the razor, WOW thin!

  • TJ Egan

    I’ve been performing emergency life-support on my OG Droid… 2 more weeks lil guy

  • Anonymous

    Just announce the damn date already…This is getting annoying VZW

  • Thelegendofdavid

    I’ve been having dreams about the phone

  • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

    Trying to recharge the dilythium (Sp?) crystals in warp core of my poor droid.

    • Pfigurella

      Dilithium…

      I can’t believe that I did that.

      Mr. Scott,,, Engergize!!!

  • bigrob60

    What have I been doing? Playing video games. Just picked up Elder Scrolls 5:Skyrim. Which means that I’ll be stuck in that matrix until I get the e-mail saying that the G-Nex is out.

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

       I am on vacation, so no Skyrim for me for about a week.  I hope it is as great as the commercial I saw during football last night.  It was awesome to see the commercial.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been hearing a lot of radio commercials while driving to and from work.  Looks like Verizon is really serious about this device. It feels like the good ol days when the OG first came out.

        • bigrob60

          I think he was talking about a Skyrim commercial. Since there was no hint of a new nexus let alone ICS in February. :] 

      • bigrob60

        On Vacay and still checking D-L. Nice. Don’t know much about the game yet. I was busy maxing out my sneak skill while out by the fire. I just jerry rigged my controller to sneak into a wall the last 3 hrs. :] There is no popup every 25 lvls to stop everything either. So it was straight through. Since the Lvling has changed I’m wondering what I’ll be at when I finish the opening. 

    • nucat176

      Modern Warfare 3 perhaps as well?

      • babadush

        MW3 is for brainless pansies. Try a real game like BFMC3

        • bigrob60

          What game?

          • babadush

            Battlefield Modern Combat 3

          • bigrob60

            Is that a Battlefield/COD mashup? Sounds pretty epic.

        • Anonymous

          battlefield is good but mw3 is pretty good also.

      • bigrob60

        Not yet. Skyrim won my money from COD. I like them both but, Skyrim is by far a more epic adventure game. If it didn’t come out this year it would be COD.

  • Anonymous

    Refreshing this page, biting my finger nails, convincing others of the 2nd coming of the Nexus.

    • Anonymous

      Bite your nails a little longer, the 3rd coming of the Nexus can’t be that far away….waiting….

      • Anonymous

        I knew someone was going to correct me=P  But I meant the 2nd coming, as in the Messiah, but 3rd coming of a Nexus  =P

  • Anonymous

    This is the kind of news I like to hear on a Friday before I have to enter the miserable, less-rumor-filled weekend :)

    • Haven Greene

      and allllllllllll God’s people said “amen!”

  • Jason Purp

    I went to Verizon today and was about to buy the RAZR. I was literally at the counter about to pay for it, but I chickened out. Thank God I did so.

    • davetheAndroid

      Could always just return the Razr in 2 weeks for the Gnex? More of a hassle for Verizon, but that is what they get for not communicating a release date yet. Of course it will be $299, that’s a given. 

      • Jason Purp

        $35 restocking fee

        • Anonymous

          Yes luckily its cheap enough not to worry about it.

          • LionStone

            Yea, you said that…

            When my dad came back from VZ with a Revolution, I told him he should return it and he had exactly two weeks to the ORIGINAL date of launch for the RAZR, which would’ve been perfect to do an easy swap, but since they moved the damn date to today, he had to just reactivate his old phone and then go get the RAZR later.

            Saw the RAZR today (reallly nice), I had just happened to be rolling by the VZ store and yep, they opened exactly at 11 o’clock and 11 seconds…oh brother. There were people waiting only because they were there for other stuff and they were like, wtf, why aren’t they open? lol! :)

          • Anonymous

            you mean 11 o’clock and 11 minutes not seconds.

        • Dbarden31

          What if you buy it from best buy instead?

      • Anonymous

        That’s a big IF.  Nobody knows if it’s coming out within 2 weeks.

    • Anonymous

      Good Purp, I knew you could do it lol  I was at the Verizon store as well and the employee didn’t know too much about the Galaxy and was a little clueless about the RAZR. I had to educate him and showed him the site Droid Life on the RAZR.

      It was funny, he had to write down the site url so he wouldn’t forget. Just signed up a new Droid Life member lol 

      • Jason Purp

        At my age, I think a sales rep job at Verizon would be the best for me. I’d be selling things left and right. The reps there now are idiots.

        • Elkniwcire

          I am a rep for VZW. It is very demanding but can be rewarding if you work hard.

          • Anonymous

            Is it hard making quotas all year?

          • nexus on the brain

            Yeah, having to sell the i*one and Thunderbold -er, uh i mean the Rezound, knowing the Nexus is coming down the line must make it hard to sleep at night

          • Jake

            Do you need sales experience to work there?  I’m in college and need a job, plus I probably now more about their smartphones than they do.  :P

          • Anonymous

            The VZW store around me told me you do not. I am also in college and was asking what you had to have to work there and pretty much just graduate High school. I know they need workers, but with my class load and athletics it is hard to work full time like they want.

        • Anonymous

          I used to think so, but I can’t fault them, they have so many devices going into and out of circulation.  It’d be kind of hard to know every phone in and out.  To the average Joe, they just pretty much have to swipe thru the home screens and read the specs out loud.

          • joejoe509

            I worked for Verizon about 4-5 years ago. I was very well versed with the current phones and their capabilities. I found it hard to sell a phone that I knew was crappier than another (Original RAZR). Some times being over educated can confuse a customer or hinder you from selling a certain phone. You need to think like them and help them take that step into closing the sale.

        • http://www.facebook.com/JSTong Josh Tong

          Whoa whoa…. I am a Rep at Verizon and will run circles around anyone that wants to test my knowledge or selling ability… Just sayin…

        • Anonymous

          Agree I think if they had more reps like people on these sites they wouldn’t even need to advertise or train their employees since they would already know a lot about the phones.

  • Billy Jenkins

    I’m first

    • nexus on the brain

      really?

      ohhh billy billy billy billy billy billy billy billy

      • Pfigurella

        Hey Tiger, keep it fair…

  • razrftw

    amazing

    • Anonymous

      Hey

  • BilleyMaes

    That’s ONE step closer…

  • Muddy B00ts

    Release Imminent=Purchase Imminent

  • Haven Greene

    what have i been doing to pass the time?  crying into my sweater.  i dunno if i’ve come closer to drowning in my tears, or asphyxiating in a mess of rayon blend fibers.

  • Anonymous

    HOLY CRAP the phone is def coming to Verizon!!! Enough of this maybe crap

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ytramx Ytram

      Uhh, Verizon themselves cleared this up with a press release about three weeks ago.

      • Anonymous

        thats my f****** point

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    I’m sure the usual Verizon training for Android phones consists of telling the customers to install a task killer.

    • Anonymous

      They don’t still do that do they?

      • LionStone

        I’d see it sometimes and if im really checking out a phone, I’d just remove it. Havent seen it lately though.

    • Anonymous

      Yes they do….its horrible

  • David Faber

    OMGUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    I’ve been checking this site every 10 minutes hoping to see a release date pop up. That’s how i’ve been passing the time.

    • Billy Jenkins

      Maybe get a job? or a decent hobby? just a thought.

      • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

        I have a well-paying job and plenty of hobbies. Kthxbye.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444881441 Brian Walls

        This from the guy that chooses to talk shit on the internet. 

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

        Impoor taste, my friend. Impoor taste.

  • Peesa

    waiting

  • ascradar

    I must admit that this entire process has been very annoying….don’t they want this phone out to compete with the iPhone ?

  • tjmonkey15

    Am I allowed to say masturbating?

    • Anonymous

      You just did

    • Mark

      Not until you have the Nexus in your hands… it’s better that way. :D

      • Adequate

        I’m afraid next to a Galaxy Nexus, I might feel a little inadequate.

        • Anonymous

          4.65″ isn’t so bad.  LoL

  • BilleyMaes

    About damn TIME!

  • Anonymous

    Trying to win a a Tegra tablet…