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Sad Rumor of the Day: Galaxy Nexus Release Pushed to December, Still Undergoing Testing? (Updated)

I can tell that many of you follow our buddy @P3droid on Twitter and noticed his remarks this morning about the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon being bumped from November 21 to some time in December. While I can’t confirm from any of our normal sources that this is indeed the truth, I will say that a number of folks on Twitter also chimed in around the time of his tip to say something very similar. And to add to the possibility of this being true, let’s just say that I’ve seen that Verizon’s current in-store marketing calendars do not mention anything about the G-Nex for the rest of this month. That could mean a variety things, so I’ll withhold judgement.

Word on the street suggests that Big Red is in the middle of testing it and has found a couple of bugs that they need to see fixed before they can press “Go.” So let’s not rush out and buy pitchforks just yet, the testing of a device does take time. You would rather the phone be bug-free wouldn’t you?

But remember, this is all rumor, folks. We could still see it on the 21st, but from what we are hearing, December 1 isn’t out of the question. 

Update:  Just heard from one of our regulars, and they have been told that the device has been pushed back. They are expecting the next round of testing to be completed by November 19. Not sure exactly what that means for November 21 release date.

Update 2:  The Android Site found this listing for the Galaxy S II Nexus Prime 4G Android Phone. Clearly just a placeholder, but we might as well report on it all at this point.

Update 3: A reddit user is claiming that the phone will be out this Friday, November 18. I would highly doubt that knowing what our source told us up above about the 19th being the next testing deadline, but hey, another rumor that you should probably know about. I would love for it to happen – no way to tell until we get to Friday though.

Update 4:  Our buddy @muffnman was on set at the taping of The Verge’s new show which had Matias Duarte on as a guest. According to Matias – during the show – the G-Nex is launching this month (November). He was pressed for a specific date, but would only go as far as saying “November.” I think we would all hope that this man knows what he is talking about as one of the architects of ICS and the experience on this phone.

*Note – Again, we flagged this as one massive rumor for a reason. We have no idea if the phone has been pushed to December or not, but we wanted to pass along some info that was tossed out by 3 or 4 people at or around the same exact time. If we call something a rumor, that means you should look at it as a rumor, not fact. You guys know that we just like to give you as much information as possible.

Cheers @mmolda, @mplacido9, Dominick, Tom, and James!

  • Anonymous


    KEEP UP THE OG LIFE SUPPORT.IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT.The contest ends the 21st. hopefully we can get all the info then!

  • Anonymous

    The Panda King
    I’m tired of these “technical issue” rumors about the nexus delay.. Should just bring back the google.Com/phone address back

    Think your sources don’t know S**t

  • Anonymous

    Oh oh lol

  • Nomorechances

    At this rate, rumor or not I might become a turncoat and see what flavor of kool-aid Apple has to offer. I waited entirely too long for my bionic. Two words: Never Again. Besides I kinda want a personal assistant to do anything I want her to do, and it doesn’t sound like a bad deal with a great camera. Lack of 4G and NFC will bug me, but I might get over it. If its not released in Nov. hello Apple, my ultimatum has been given.

    • Anonymous

      Get a hold of yourself! 

      I almost threw my OG out the window cause it froze and rebooted while i was trying to use it to navigate somewhere today. Missed my exit delayed me 30 minutes. Talk about livid……. I could have chewed through my steering wheel. 
      Just wait on the nexus or (rent) a rezound or razr. if you dont mind the restocking fee. I may do it. Think i will try to not be like an impatient douche and force myself to wait.

      • Nomorechances

        Jeez that is quite the frustration. I applaud how well you handled it. I
        My birthday is coming up this month, if I don’t have any more solid information
        I may just (rent) the rezound or razr. That doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me
        at all. It should give me just enough push should the actual nexus release date
        be in December. Thanks man! 😀

  • SoOver It

    Let’s just call it like it is…NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING! There has not been one bit of consistent information period, and 99% of the rumors have continud to be wrong. It’ll be out when Verizon puts it on their website with a release date. Anything else is just one giant speculation. Everybody “knows” somebody at Verizon or Samsung or is somebody’s cousins-nephews-roommates-brother-in-law with “inside” information…and it’s NEVER correct! Why Verizon persists on not saying a single f’ing word is beyond me. Worst…marketing…ever!

    • Anonymous

      EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! people need to realize it has not been delayed cause there has not been an official release date!!!!!!!!! Does that mean i wanna wait any longer. HELL NO! half the people out there are using these rumors as click bait its crazy. EVERYONE NEEDS TO CALM DOWN NOT BUY A IP4S, RAZR, REZOUND, THEY JUST NEED TO BREATH AND SAY ITS A NEXUS ITS WORTH IT.


  • tickle

    i went to a verizon store today, and they said it was supposed to be released next week.

    • Anonymous

      You tick’lin me?

  • Anonymous

    come on Verizon

  • Anonymous

    slashgear.com has At&t version of the Galaxy Nexus,  from the video it looks to have a sim card.. link below

  • Anonymous

    ok is it me or does Verizon technicians get the phone one week before release days to test them out, you figure Verizon would have started tests in September or October.. not in November?? 

  • Owenc881

    Nice anyone know anything about the HTC vigro

  • Anonymous

    At the risk of sounding like an arrogant American isn’t Google based out of California why are we getting it last there’s too much money involved for this not to be a smoother release i’m just saying people have been fired for less

    • Anonymous

      cause android has more customers in the UK i believe………. I just wish we had it at the same time.

  • Pennywise

    Feeling awesome about this here Bionic 😀


    Sounds like BS to me.  These phones are already made sitting in warehouses, even if it is a December release.

  • Duck Dodgers

    YES!!! I love this!! Keep pushing it back!!! Right up until January 2nd if you don’t mind 😉

  • ShootAngelsFace77x

    I broke my OG with such very little time left.  I’m stuck with a BB Curve as a loaner.  I need HELP!

    • theraskell

      Ouch dude

  • Justin Kos

    good news is with all this testing im expecting a near perfect device, the bad news… NEED NEXUS NAO

  • phandroid.com is saying that it’ll be this Friday the 18th. I

    ‘m waiting for the Nexus, but I still may go with the Razr or Bionic or wait a couple more weeks for the D4.

  • mg8199

    Need….new….phone…   OG can’t hold out…..much…..longer…..

  • You do know cyber monday is after black friday right?

    • Cam

      Ah, crap. I thought it was the preceding Monday.  

  • Interstellarmind

    Always appreciate d-life’s openness and clarity about what is fact and what is rumor. Very much appeciated.

  • Cam

    At this point, with the multiple dates and the initial reports of the ‘online only’ ordering, I am starting to think that Cyber Monday it will actually be online for ordering, then Black Friday for in-store sales/pickup.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah that dude is about the biggest ass in the android community.

  • praying for friday. or the 21st. or just not december. i need this damn phone. 

  • At this point I’m pretty sure Verizon is just messing with us.

  • Dude, my OG just facepalmed.

  • Honestly never believed the 21st date anyway. Doesn’t releasing it on Black Friday make more sense? That is, with all the hype there is around Black Friday.

  • Fizzail

    What Kellex, no “If you think about it, a December release makes sense” ??

  • WalkingDead

    if we can all organize here on DL and complain about VZW keeping us in the dark then I suggest everyone do what I did and take it to their facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/verizon?sk=wall  and their twitter page 
    https://twitter.com/#!/VERIZON and just hound and pound them with complaints, I’m going to post something everyday, what upsets me is they haven’t even announced a release date they could at least do that so I had a date to look forward to because I think not knowing is what’s the worst part about of this even if it was Dec. then at least I would know. So again if your not happy then do as I did and voice your displeasure whether it works or not I don’t care but if enough of us post maybe they will take notice.

  • hfoster52

    I said this before Nexus = Unicorn….

    • MSRFX

      Exactly! Thats the way I am feeling right now about this damn device. 

  • As long as google handles the updates and not sammy…i’m fine with waiting…

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn’t this be past the testing stage by now?

  • Nico

    I need to get rid of this damned Eris.  RELEASE THE PHONE.

    • Same here – I might have to grab a Rezound and return for the GNex at this rate…

  • Anonymous

    Samsung thunderbolt is it’s real name. By the time this drops I can pass and get the droid 4.

  • FYI – I was at the taping of On The Verge tonight – Joshua Topolsky interviewed Mattias Duarte, and he confirmed himself that their “US carrier partner (read: Verizon) is launching the Galaxy Nexus this month, November”.

    • Notsurprised

      yep i was there too and while he didn’t want to give a specific date he did say we would be able to get it in november

  • Charles Blackmon

    phandroid is reporting a release date of this friday    www.phandroid.com

  • Anonymous

    I just got the razr..its a sexy beast! I have 2 upgrades still available on my plan, so if I want something later its no big deal. I don’t understand procrastinating .. if ya want something learn how to play the game..if all else fails cash is king!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not surprised, in all the hands on I’ve seen for the phone there have been mentions of instability or bugs. This may not even be on Verizon the Galaxy Nexus/ICS may just not be ready.

    Doesn’t matter to me though, the more it is delayed the more time I have to save up money to buy this phone off contract.

  • Anonymous

    I refuse to believe this and will proceed in expecting release next week. kthanxbai

  • droseum20

    wtf i just saw that is only HSPA+ and GSM. right from Google’s binary source I found while looking at the ICS source code. What does this mean?

  • Bionic

    LOL LOL LOL.  And people bitched about motorla and Bionic.  What say you now motorola haters?  Other companies have release problems too!  

    • Anonymous

      We’ll talk in 6 months.

      • Zen55

        Hahaha, that’s right!

  • Anonymous

    FWIW I was just at VZW store during my lunch today. Manager told me he was in a meeting yesterday, said they were told no Nexus release till December. He said they weren’t given any other details about it.

    • Charlie

      I had a similar experience where I was told that he “hoped it was out before Christmas.”

  • Nathan Hosford

    I bet this delay is for the lock screen issue where you just need to take a picture of the person who owns the phone and unlock the face lock.Well i guess i will be skipping this and going with quad core.

    • Anonymous

      Hate to break it to you but you can just put a pattern or a numeric lock instead of face lock. And, anyone that might have a picture of you might also just take a quick look while you are typing your password.. 

  • I noticed on AndroidHeadlines.com, that “”The Galaxy Nexus isn’t scheduled for a launch until later this week””?

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the biggest let downs in the history of smartphones! Get the phone out already!

  • Mdh7

    The bug is that Verizon can’t get their bloatware on it. The will keep postponing until Google and Samsung give it to the addition of Verizon’s Bloatware.

  • Guest

    this is from Negri Electronics:

    UPDATE: 11/14/2011 –
    We have received word from our supplier that we will NOT receive stock
    this week. Stock is expected to ship to “early next week”. These were
    the exact words from our supplier who is direct with Samsung. If you
    have checked elsewhere for the stock, you will also see (if they are
    honest with their customers) that they will not be getting their stock
    as expected. This is not such a “delay” as it is a later arrival on the
    stock that expected. We do know that Canada/USA and Hong Kong launch was
    officially delayed until December 8th, 2011. The stock we have secured
    is not part of that delay. This is the best information that we have,
    and the most current. If you have any questions at all you can email [email protected]

    Thank you for your time. We will update this blog regularly so that you have the most up to date information.

  • jbonics

    Waiting a extra month for quad core…. priceless

  • Ianmccully


    looks like samsung is saying this is not true and it will be released but we will wait and see when or if it does  come out thanks for reading my comment

  • Mimeo Ink

    Given that I’m seeing an equivalent rumor for the UK market which T3 confirmed as wrong? I will try to have faith.

    That shiny extended return window might help matters if my OG can’t take the pressure, though. I’ll take a couple weeks with a Rezound if I have to.

    But only if I have to.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone say Droid Bionic lol

    • Nathan Hosford

      No Hell no! i almostgot the rezound but no HDMI and the Razr has no HD screen and over heats so im waiting for the first ICS Tegra 3 

    • Nathan Hosford

      No Hell no! i almostgot the rezound but no HDMI and the Razr has no HD screen and over heats so im waiting for the first ICS Tegra 3 

  • I’ve given up. Between things like this, and all the problems I’ve had with my two Android phones, I am done. Next phone = iphone. Sorry. No phone or system is perfect, but I’ve just had it. 

    • Nathan Hosford

      I have had it too but there is no way in hell im giving apple more of my money for the same phone i got years ago when it was cool.What i may do coming from a Droid 1 is buy a charge out right on e bay then get a tegra 3 phone when it comes out.

    • Bionic

      Your an idiot.  but have fun with your gayyy ass iphone which is set up like a child’s toy

      • APk

        Nice. And the gay slur is especially classy.

      • if *you’re* going to insult someone, at least use proper grammar.

    • ShootAngelsFace77x

      Bye.  Have fun with your iphone!

  • IzzyD

    I’ve never seen so many whining babies about a device in my life. Fact is there are issues with it still and VZW will NOT approve it as is plain and simple. And for all you haters towards P3 get a life and grow up. He knows exactly what he is talking about. Every comment I’ve ever seen him make is right on track with info I get myself as well, I just choose not post it becasue I refuse to listen to you whiners complain and start your BS. Bottom line is jst because one thing is said one day DOES NOT mean it will not change the next. You folks have NO IDEA what a nightmare it is to get a device threw VZW for approval. And in this case (Nexus) they want it PERFECT or its not releasing. I myself have personal first hand knowledge of what is wrong and P3 stated things exactly right. Fact is  it is nothing major but its not approved so there is noway it can release or go on pre-order this wk or next like everyone was hoping for.

    And so some of you wihners understand everytime VZW denies it they need to fix it obviosuly and then it goes to testing to start again. However each test run require a MINIMUM of 1 wk testing across the country. And as a prime example we can go back to the original Droid. It was scheduled for release in Aug and when did we get it Nov, why becasue VZW kept denying approval. It just takes a long time to get done is the bottom line. so if you want to bitch and complain go complain to VZW.

    • Nathan Hosford

      I think VZW/Samsung is great for fixing this phones problems before it releases it. The phone will be ready when it finally launches.The bad thing is quadcore is just around the corner and really worth waiting for now after waiting this long.

    • ShootAngelsFace77x

      Why, when we can read you having an apoplexy about peoples’ comments and calling them names.  I am sure though that you are so much better than everyone and people kneel as you walk down the street and everyone likes you and respects your opinions.

    • Notsurprised

      ok so what’s wrong with the phone?  give us some insight!


    someone keep me strong…this is hard not to give in and get the HTC….i am really thinking of pulling the trigger and getting it!!!


    • SKAV3NG3R

      you know what. i think i will give it until friday and then “DUN…DUN DUUUNNN”(in a low yet booming ominous  voice…then i will knkow screw waiting im sure as long as you get the HTC you will be able to get rom’d up,yes?

      • I’m with you on this.  I’m pulling the trigger on Friday unless I have a release date. After all of this crap, I’m going off contract and with the “return it if it isn’t perfect” attitude.

    • Nathan Hosford

      The only reason why im not getting is is the screen is to small and it has no HDMI out.

  • Bblackinc

    Screw it I’ll just get Skyrim and the kindle fire till it finally comes out

    • Nathan Hosford

      If you have the choice get skyrim for PS3 not Xbox the Xbox has graphics problems.

  • Anonymous

    FU VZW. Why do you have to be so b*tchy?

    • Bionic

      this isnt verizon’s fault, idiot.  its a manufacturing problem

      • Anonymous

        If it is a manufacturing problem, then why would the European GN doesn’t get delay?

  • Anonymous

    damn it!! this is taking forever i am getting to leave town and it would be nice to have my New GN phone in my hand and money in there pocket…  

  • Is anybody really surprised? I mean it still hasn’t gone through the FCC.

  • It lines up because pandas last poem said online purchase only starting around the 21st of november and probably in stores in early December….droid life android central already banned p3 I wouldnt take his word for anything he seems to stir shit up for some reason….there’s no testing of thus device its ready Verizon just needs time for the rezound and rzor to sell then they will drop this dime…I’m hating how Verizon handles release….so 2 months after the phone is announced and showed Verizon will get it? Come on release the damn thing….I think as consumers it is our responsibility to start to put pressure through social media and twitter, facebook etc and try and force Verizon’s hand a little bit…

  • xacto0

    ok now that it posted it took the fancy color away from the chat i took it from but i assure u that is real from a informed rep

  • xacto0

    this rumor needs come down ASAP i spoke with a very informed rep from samsung and they said the u.s version of the galaxy nexus has NOT been delayed! They also confirmed that the phone would be out by the end of november BOOM!! Take that nasty rumor and shove it!!!
    bill: i understand, and i know you cannot provide the exact release date, but a time frame? verizon reps have been quoted saying that it should be available by the end of the week or by nextPaige: Yes, the phone might be released by the end of November.  bill: but you can confirm that it has not been delayed in the u.s right?Paige: Yes, I can confirm. The phone is not delayed.bill: but u believe it will be out in november?Paige: Yes.Paige: By the end of November

  • Youngthinka1421

    I have an idea why doesn’t verizion release the phone now then release software update in December 

  • Youngthinka1421

    why do i always fall for reading these things

  • besides.. this *might* have to do with their return policy. They don’t want a boatload of people buying RAZR’s and then turning them back in to get the obviously better phone. 30 days, “no questions asked”

  • TeflonBilly

    Let be honest.  Let slap a beta sticker on and release the product.  It work for gmail and I think it can work here.  I don’t mind “beta test” a product.

  • Noooo! And my poor OG just took its first leap out of my pocket onto the pavement and is scratched up pretty bad…  C’mon already.

  • SjB

    every phone has bugs when it’s released. doesn’t seem to stop anybody.

  • frankly, no, I would take a buggy device. If it is true, they better leave the OS bugs to google and worry about their network. Let us test the OS and report bugs like we always have on AOSP builds.

  • Joelseph
  • Anonymous

    If the GSIII comes out anywhere in the world within 2 months of VZW fisting themselves I will buy a basic phone (so I can still get phone calls, no texts) and get a tablet to do everything else with someone who doesn’t hate customers. probably Sprint.

    Get this phone out now

  • Anonymous

    no.  i want it now.  xda will take care of the bugs in 10% of the amount of time a samsung dev team could squash bugs.  

  • Daniel Archibald33

     ICS will be out for Droid Razor before g-nex is even released

    • joejoe509

      Except for some custom ROM’s, not likely.

  • icedrop

    I feel for all you OG Droid owners…Long time to wait for sure. But for all us initial Dinc users, our NE2 is in December, thanks to Verizon my upgrade window keeps looking better and better. Dinc is also still running strong and fast with latest version of CM7.

  • Has anyone considered the possibility that this just a ploy to start a rumor that could potentially pressure VZW into giving us a real release date?  I’m not buying this just yet.  A bug discovered at this stage in the release would be covered in an OTA update (most likely).

  • Marvin de Pano

    Crossing my fingers and knocking on wood that this ain’t another Bionic. ;-(

  • Anonymous

    i just threw up in my mouth a little.

    this is getting REDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!    come on!!!!!

  • joejoe509

    This doesn’t make sense. If it’s good enough for Europe, it should be damn close to good enough for us too.

  • Nick

    Going tomorrow to purchase the Droid Razr and return it once the Nexus is released!

  • Anonymous

    Ok, here are my concerns about the phone being released.

    1. Send/Receive Calls
    2. Access to data
    3. ICS works

    I would say that these things already work properly so just give us a release date this month. Any bug fixes would be direct push from Google, correct?? What could be the hold up???

  • Daniel Archibald33

    Hmmmm I hope this rumor is true. Im enjoying my brand new Droid Razor and its blinding speeds while all the poor saps wait for a plastic samsung toy…LMAO

  • did you expect ant thing different from Big Red … after all any phone that is anxiously awaited from Big Red is always pushed back … how many times was the Bionic pushed (we heard about the Bionic over a year before they released it)

  • Anonymous

    Lovin the Razr, thanks for asking!

  • Anonymous

    OMG I’m going to go out right now and buy a….

    Who am I kidding? I will stay on my OG Droid until the G-Nex comes along (or until I can get ICS and wireless tether on some other device)

  • Anonymous

    i’m starting to feel like I dont even want the phone anymore…

  • Charlie

    First off, I know Verizon employees aren’t always the brightest of the bunch, but when I was in my local store the other day, they guy I was dealing with seemed like he knew what he was talking about.  We were talking about the Razr coming out so soon after the Bionic and then I mentioned the Galaxy Nexus. 

     He immediately knew what I was talking about and then mentioned that he “hoped it would be out by Christmas.” 

     Again, I know how VZW employees can be, but this guy at least seemed somewhat with it.  Sad.

  • Anonymous

    Bionic part deux. It will release sometimes this summer.

    • Sporttster

      That would utterly kill the phone. Other ones will be out sooner than that…

  • Anonymous

    I knew that last week, nobody listened…

  • Alexander Garcia

    I bet the Droid RAZR and the Rezound look awfully tempting now to those who seem to be just a bit tad impatient with the G-Nex at this point.

  • Anonymous

    If there are bugs delaying the release of the phone, why haven’t we heard of these bugs from those with the phone in hand? I mean, P3Droid has had the phone for a while and wrote a pretty nice review of the device over the weekend and he didn’t say anything about bugs.

    • Anonymous

      I think that Verizon is probably bloating the phone up

  • C-Law

    wtf!? I hate you verizon. I’m sure this is just BS to help the RAZR.

  • roffl24

    So google is giving away 10 phones in a contest that aren’t being released until at least december? Right.


    “Word on the street suggests that Big Red is in the middle of testing it
    and has found a couple of bugs that they need to see fixed before they
    can press “Go.”
    Translation: “Verizon is still writing code to include all their bloatware on this device before they can release it to the public.”

  • Djlowproz

    just might keep my og droid till my contract is up in jan 2012 smh….

  • fialcon

    I went to a Verizon store today and was told that they have not received any emails or training for the Nexus. The rep also said that the phone will probably come out in December…

    • It’s funny how all of a sudden everyone’s saying “Yeah, I knew that”

  • Cam

    Actually, aren’t the Google contest phones set to be sent to winners in December? Guess that date makes a little more sense now.

  • Eddi

     Don’t jump your guns yet, P3droid seems to have connections but his predictions are sometimes way off base. there is quite a bit of circumstantial evidence the phone is coming out very soon. only time will tell. 

  • Ray

    Im so over this…Someone just call me when the phone is released

  • Anonymous

    Boinexus.. just sayin

    • joejoe509

      Bionexus you mean? Yeah it’s getting that way… Yeesh.

  • Jason Purp

    Maybe all of the other people are just saying what P3 is saying because they trust him enough? And maybe P3 is wrong?

    I don’t know. But I want this damn phone already.

  • I may have to settle for the Razr.  The G-Nex was a real dream come true. Guess thats just a dream!

  • DroidzFX

    cant see any damn comments. Screw you disqus

  • John

    So…the day after the RAZR gets ICS?

  • I’m getting so tired of this SH*T

  • Charles Blackmon

    Well I’m going to look at a Razar, maybe I can just return it when the G Nex comes out

    • Eddi

       if you buy a razr, vzw wins. teach them a lesson with your wallet, nexus or bust. 

      • Charles Blackmon

        good point

  • you guys/gals see that animated cartoon regarding guy wanting an iphone.
    vz:yes im sorry its delayed we are having connection issues
    us: you mean like both the new moto devices
    vz: oh yes just like that
    us: than why did they get released 
    vz:they are motorola
    us: yeah but they had the same problem so why were they released
    vz: well you know they are motorola
    us: yes i understand but why did you release phones with a problem but than hold up another phone with the same problem
    vz: oh ok i understand..they are motorola

    • This was a waste of my reading time thanks

  • Anonymous

    Release the phone then fix the bugs, is that not standard practice.  How bad can they be anyway.  

    • joejoe509

      Unless they are massive bugs. I agree. Just release it. I can deal with minor bugs or even minor freezes. It’s got a removable battery, right RAZR owners? 😉 Just playin’

  • Anonymous

    Poopy pants.

  • Eric Payne

    Hold me, I think I am going to cry 🙁

  • I’m starting to get impatient with this. The Razr is starting to look better to me

    • joejoe509

      That’s what Verizon is hoping you’d say. Somewhere a CEO is cackling with an evil laugh.

  • Anonymous

    An office of apple users cheers….while an office of android nerds makes nooses to hang themselves….while the ones that picked up the RAZR, BIONIC, Rezound, etc. say……meh

  • Sheesh Man

    WTF!!! they had plenty of time with the phone. this thing has been in rumors for almost a year like the Bionic. release the phone. with all of this testing Verizon does, you’d think every phone would be perfect when it released.

  • Anonymous

    Given how many bugs (I like to call them quirks) I deal with every day trying to run umpteen different ROMs on my OG, I just want the damn thing now.

  • Anonymous

    It can’t be much more buggy than my OG Droid.  Just release the phone and update it later.  I don’t want to wait for the phone to be obsolete to get it.

  • Anonymous

    For anyone that ever owned a BB storm, I am in support of delaying it until it is good.  They pushed that phone out in a response to the iPhone and contributed to the downfall of BB.  Hopefully they are actually fixing things and not just positionining it away from the RAZR and Rezound.

    • Sheesh Man

      RIM contributed to the downfall of BB. they just refused to be innovators anymore. They had a brand new phone with subpar technology especially for timeline and an OS that was basically the same outdated version that was nowhere near optimized for the phone. 

       they could have tested the Storm for years and it wouldn’t have mattered. I have one and after a thousand patches and updates it still doesn’t hold up as a basic phone with decent battery life. its not even LTE.

      the Nexus isn’t like the Storm. it’s built off of proven hardware architecture and an updated OS. i believe this is why they played it so cautious with the hardware.

  • Wait… how does P3Droid (no hate) get a Nexus that seems to work perfectly on Verizon weeks before anything and the rest of the world has to wait now. ?

    • Anonymous

      plus he got multiple ones so that each of team black hat could have one.

      • oh that I did not know of.  Hmmm.. strange 

  • Verizon definition of exclusive: We will have it AFTER everyone else

    • joejoe509

      Lol. Made me laugh. And then cry.

  • gadgetryan

    Well if it is not the 21st then I can at least go and enjoy my vacation! I’ve been hoarding the money to upgrade to this phone, but if it DOES come in Dec, then I can spend that money on Black Friday!! Lol!!

    • joejoe509

      Ditto. Vacation starts this weekend.

  • chris

    Who cares about this phone anymore, droid 4 will be out in december too now with the same specs and a keyboard (since all i do is text) plus a smaller screen so it doesnt feel like i have a tablet in my pocket

    • Anonymous

      those who want stock android and not moto blur.

      • …will get the European GSM version of DROID4 with its unlockable bootloader.

        A QWERTY slider by Motorola with nice tech specs and an unlockable bootloader is exactly what I need.

      • STiK

        ICS looks like MotoBlur/WebOS mix!!

    • Dynaxicom


    • Anonymous

      A nice 4g keyboard phone would be sweet

    • joejoe509

      Those are two very different phones appealing to two very different consumers.

  • Jaime Ramirez


  • Bblackinc

    If they push it back they could at least up some of the specs a little

    • Anonymous


    • joejoe509

      Not needed. It’s fine the way it is. I heard the battery might be bigger than originally thought.

    • You don’t understand how any of this works do ya?

  • Some Random Dude


  • Galaxy Nexus. Brought to you by the Bionic.

  • Eric Hedden

    Verizon is a bunch of asshats. Just release the damn phone already. Who cares if there are a couple bugs to fix… that’s what patches are for.

    • Anonymous

      hell they released the thunderbolt with a ton of bugs and it only took them like a month to patch a quarter of them. With verizon if it doesn’t have bloat installed they dont care about it.

      • joejoe509

        Except for the iPhone of course. They care about that phone a great deal. Took them 3 years to get it however…

        But yeah… I think they are purposely delaying this phone to give the other phones a chance to make some money before launching this beauty on the world.

  • so….. by the time this thing actually comes out, the galaxy 3 will be out the month after with far better specs. 

    Seems like the bionic all over again… (Im hating this phone more and more each day)

    • Anonymous

      I wish verizon would have just got the sgs2. That is the better phone and at least then we would have a phone and not get strung along.

      • MFG


        • Anonymous

          uum ok if you say so. Better processor, pretty much only android phone that was praised so highly. Yeah the nexus has a better screen thats about it.

        • Anonymous

          The SGS2 is better in almost every way over the GNex at its current specs.

      • EXACTLY!!!

        The reason VZW didnt get the SGS2 was because we were getting the nexus, which based on everything I have seen… is an “upgraded” version of the GS2…. yet while the world is loving the GS2, we are sitting here waiting on this unicorn of a phone.

        do they not realize that the longer they wait to release this phone, the crappier it gets by comparison??
        I mean seriously, high-end android phones get released so frequently you really cant delay a month or so to release it!  

      • joejoe509

        I’m kinda glad we didn’t get the GSII. I like the looks of this phone WAY better. Personally the only thing the GSII has that’s possibly better is Exynos. Other than that, the GN is VERY similar specs wise.

  • NewONEplease

    wow disqus is having problems

    • MFG

      I think it’s Droid-Life’s new layout. Disqus has been weird since.

  • Baker1015 Sb

    So there is a bug and there are thousands of these phones in a warehouse somewhere. Are they going to open each one and fix it. No, they will fix it in an update. So it doesn’t really make sense that they would delay it for a bug that the will have to fix with a update that has to be installed on each phone.

    • Anonymous

      I think “testing” is just an excuse they will use to delay it and try and get more razr’s and rezounds sold.

      • joejoe509

        Unfortunately… I agree.

      • Steve Blais

        so true.. funny thing I almost bought a razr.. but when I looked at the status bar no signal.. I said to the rep hey whatsup with this do you have a working model I could see. He said NOPE.. I shrugged my shoulders and thought to myself maybe I should hold off until the Galaxy or the rezound.. yup thats what I am going to do. If Big red doesn’t have a razr working that doesn’t make my chances of getting a working razr too good .. ughh

        • Anonymous

          I will stay away from moto until they get rid of blur or change their stance on bootloaders or atleast not encrypt them.

      • zein

        Actually they didn’t use the word “testing” someone else did.  We don’t even know if this is true.

    • If the “Bug” has anything to do with their network. LOL it could be never released until VZW is “satisfied” we can’t “break” their network.

  • Anonymous

    I’m getting Bionic flashbacks -_-

    • joejoe509

      More like nightmares?

  • Anonymous

    No. Unless it’s gonna brick, give me the phone now and an OTA update in a couple weeks. I can deal with a couple bugs if it means getting the phone this week instead of in a month. I’m tired of this crap from Verizon. They’ve screwed up so many big launches now it’s ridiculous. If I wasn’t so dead set on getting the Nexus I’d go ahead and get the Razr or Rezound…two phones that actually got out at least close to when they were supposed to.

    • I can’t wait to get this phone but you can’t say they screwed up the Nexus launch when they haven’t announced it yet. I hate Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, Apple has figured out how to launch a device much better than anyone else. Verizon/Google/Samsung has really missed a great opportunity here.

    • Well its pretty easy not science….announce the phone and when you announce it state the carriers, date, and price pretty damn simple to me….but Verizon has its own plan……

  • John Landgrave

    Personally, I’m fine with a slightly bugged device, because people like P3Droid and the CM team are damned faster at fixing the general bugs than are Verizon’s people.

  • PSU_DI

    Just give us the phone already, if there are bugs the devs in the android comunity with squash them for us, we don’t need VZW to do it for us.  More than likely VZW probably just realized the Bootloader was unlocked and was like well we can’t have that can we.

  • NewONEplease

    HAHA!!! I don’t give a SH!T about this POS anyway weakA$$ pentile screen, no gorilla glass, no sim card slot and a embarrassing GPU to boot BLEH all coupled with a OS that was obviously super rushed and is full of BUGS. NO THANKS

    • joejoe509

      Cool. So… what are you gonna buy instead? Cuz I don’t see a single phone on the current market that will satisfy you.

    • Guest

      good.  now go the fuk away dikhead.

  • hatethanet

    Would be surprised, considering they didn’t even have an LTE version to show off during the press conference. 

    • Why would they? They were in china that does not use the lte…..you have to understand that thousands of people have this phone and are using it on Verizon with no problems and no major bugs….its just Verizon wanting to cash in on the rezound and rzor

  • Kellex you need to step up RIGHT NOW and officially UNRUMOR this rumor NOW

  • yeah testing, testing how many people will give up and buy their moto and htc(their pals) phones. 
    are these people now saying december the ones that said the 3rd,the 7th, the 21st, black friday, the 17th.  why would this rumor be anything held to any crediability anymore.  rememebr there was a rumor a while back of jan 2012 so dec is early i guess.  my inside source just told me today he knows for sure that the nexus wont be out before the 14th of november.  so im trusting him he seems to be the only one that has gotten it right yet 🙂

    • Thanks I could of told you that

  • David Hayden

    Too late, I already have my pitchfork.

  • EC8CH


  • Anonymous

    If this is true Verizon is going to undo all the good will releasing this phone would have brought from the hardcore Android crowd.  I really depise companies like Verizon who are so image conscious that they refuse to level with customers about what is really going on.

  • Anonymous

    Occupy Verizon, Samsung, and Google!

  • Anonymous

    great, all the other carriers will get it before big red does!  guess big red’s bloatware doesn’t run to well on ICS!

    • joejoe509

      It doesn’t run well on Nexus devices and iPhones. lol

  • Djstar2k2

    the other positive in this that vrz runs bogo around xmas so this could be a big win or others such as myself who have mulitiple lines just waiting on an upgrade.

  • Meh

    What gets me is that by the time this phone drops, there will be a similarly spec’d if not better phone around the corner. The time lines big red uses are simply retarded. If the concern is not pushing enough units of a particular device, maybe they shouldn’t be releasing them 3 at a time?

  • Jay

    Ugh whatever Verizon, I got my money for one toy this season.. Its either this Galaxy Nexus or the Transformer Prime, whichever comes out first wins

  • Haproot

    They can’t figure out how to get their bloatware on it. 

  • jimbob

    It begins.

  • Dick tease. She needs to tell me when she’s gonna come…

  • Booboolala2000

    I think that they need to test the sales of the Razr and the Rezound first. Oh well. The wait continues. If fire some reason it goes to another carrier first, and if verizon passes and screws this up. The Droid zip charge was my last purchase on verizon. I will dump them like a dead hooker.

  • Naergoth

    verizon screws it up again.

  • Anonymous

    This really bummed me out, but then I remembered that I don’t have a Verizon re-up until January. I took the noose off and stepped down from the stool, but I’m leaving the rope up just in case.

  • My OG Droid is about to crap out on me.  Camera is blurry, touch screen is fidgety, locks up and freezes all the time.  I’m considering just getting the Rezound.  Someone talk me out of it.

    • Anonymous

      I dont think you can go wrong with either device. I am sure all the gnex fanboys will say nexus or die but in all honesty both are very future proof phones and will last the 2 year contract.

    • Anonymous

      Stay strong; you’re like a dude looking at a fat chick in the bar at 1:15AM. Hold out for another 45 minutes!

      • Chase Kadrmas

        Nothing good ever happens after 2 A.M.

    • Boris Badenov

      I’m rigt there with you…

      g-nex is about 2 weeks away for about 2 mont now :/

    • Andy Chu

      Don’t do it!

      I’m in the same boat too. I’ve been coaxing my OG Droid with some GPA and overclocking courtesy of Peter Alfonso to just keep it running a little bit longer until the Galaxy Nexus comes out. Still, sometimes I want to throw it at the nearest wall. This better be worth it…

      • Anonymous

        Try downgrading to Froyo is you absolutely have to to last another month. I knew this phone wouldn’t release in November and I still have no reason to believe we’ll see it before Dec 1 or 8.

    • Djstar2k2

      i feel that my og is falling apart the keys are falling off but im gonna stick it out for the gal nex.  and lets be honest here no matter what hardware spec emerges in the next month only one phone is gonna rock ics for at least 2 to 3 months and ics is just all awsome period.

    • Mark

      I’ll do my best:
      It has the weakest dual core of any phone, and the gpu is very crappy as well. Battery life on HTC phones are the worst specially when you add in LTE.  The phone will be running Gingerbread when released and you don’t know when you’ll get ICS.  Gingerbread lacks a Hardware accelerated UI, plus Sense is a big memory hog. The phone is thicker than the rest and still has a smaller battery.  Their antennas are not as good as Motorola’s and their UI can feel over saturated at times. You’ll be giving up a HD Super Amoled Screen, for their HD LCD. The software wont’ be updated as fast as Google will be updating the Galaxy Nexus. If you’re into developing, the Galalxy Nexus will have the most roms as it’s a Google phone, and this phone doesn’t seem to be gettng much love.  
      The list goes on  and one…. hope it helps.

      • Anonymous

         I challenge you to back up your claims with some real facts/links.  Reason being…1) Kellex posted on his google+ that the Rezound is beating the Razr in battery, so your “HTC phones are the worst specialy when you add in LTE” is unfounded.  GPU is crappy?  MSM8660 has the Adeno 220, which based on previous results beat on the SGX 540.  So saying its crappy is again unfounded.  See here -> http://www.anandtech.com/show/4243/dual-core-snapdragon-gpu-performance-1-5-ghz-msm8660-adreno-220-benchmarks/2 .  Also there is a great review of the Rezound here -> http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/14/2557172/htc-rezound-review  .   So please, provide us when some facts to back up what you are saying.  I’m not saying you are wrong, but I can’t believe you until you show me facts.

        • Mark

          Why are you guys debating me??? He was asking to be talked out of it.  I’m sure it’s a great phone, I was just trying to discourage the guy.  And yes unfortunately the GPU is crappy. I wouldn’t buy a phone w/ a Qualcomm chip anytime soon. They’re A8 based and that comparison from anandtech has the SGX 540 running at 200MHz, while the nexus will have it running at 384MHz (that’s almost double the speed). What’s more my Droid Charge handles emulators slightly better than my Sensation (both stock) which has the Adreno 220. There’s a reason why people didn’t want that chip on the Tmobile GSII, it’s just slower. Every reviewer will tell you that the phone is not as fast and the graphics performance is also slower compared to the Exinos.  As for links, I’m sorry but I don’t have time to go looking for them. As for battery, it’s not really an issue w/ me either as I always have a charger close to me. I also had the Thunderbolt, and the battery wasn’t a big problem, but the GPU on that phone WAS, and even though the Adreno 220 is superior, it’s still not up to par w/ the competition. Sorry, but Qualcomm’s asynchronous dual core chips are not as good as the competitions when it comes to performance.

      • That HD LCD screen tho is very good and might even be better than the nexus this is the only thing the rezound has to offer

      • Anonymous

        I agree with going with the Galaxy Nexus over the Rezound, however the Rezound is not nearly as bad as you make it sound. Actually the display is one of the nicest out and the phone has plenty of power that will easily last 2 years. The battery is fine and while it may or may not be as long lasting as some others it is certainly not a deal breaker. My Thunderbolt battery last very well and not nearly as poor as you would think from what everyone writes. The Rezound will also be getting ICS and and ICS rom will be available VERY soon. Actually the ICS rom for the Thunderbolt is already close to being ready. It is in Alpha stage and now that the source has been released it won’t be too much longer. HTC phones are also developer friendly, but certainly the Nexus will be even better.

        For those that don’t want the Nexus the Rezound will be a fine option.  And a set of Beats earbuds don’t hurt a bit!

    • Droid
      • 7.6 don’t seem that good to me but MB I just have high staneards

      • Steve Blais

        been following Thisismynext now the Verge.. great group of guys.. super on top of android and honest, not biased. their new site is probably one of the best non-android sites.cough cough (love DL) super big images.. slick gui just good

    • Anonymous

      Hold in there! I’m still hanging on to my iPhone 3GSlow and will have to apparently for another few weeks. If I can do it you can too!!

    • Anonymous

      You know I am thinking the same thing. But I would return it when the nexus comes out.

      Yes it will cost a restock fee but I don’t care about their inconvenience since they are inconveniencing me. I may wait until at least Friday however.

    • joejoe509

      If you can’t wait, the Rezound isn’t a bad way to go.

    • That’s exactly what Verizon wants and is planning on.  Verizon didn’t get the GS2, so if they don’t get the Galaxy Nexus, I’m definitely jumping ship.  I’ve been patient for a while and Verizon may have “the network” but all the other carriers get the better phones. Getting old. 

      My point, stay vigilant, stay the course, don’t give in.
      never give up, never surrender, lolz galaxy quest lolz

  • Chad

    Would be interesting if by the time the G-Nex was released the RAZR had Ice Cream Sandwich. Rumor is ICS source code is going to drop on the 17th, right? 6 weeks out from that and were looking towards the end of December.

    • Djstar2k2

      i doubt that code drops b4 the gal nex.  if you look back at nex s gingerbread came way later

  • Flibbertigibbet

    I wonder if Google and Verizon could also be fighting on pricing, given that it is confirmed the Galaxy Nexus will be FREE on 2 year contract in the UK.

  • Richard Yoo

    Droid RAZR 2 will come out before this thing does. Why am I not surprised…

  • 6895533

    the phone is going to be out on december i was speaking with the verizon manager he is my friend and told me that its gonna be out on december and i got to play with the rezound and the razr and i didnt like them so come on galaxy nexus 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Man, it’s showing 152 comments on this post and all I see is ahbout 16 comments there must be a bug on this post.

  • STiK

    Droid 4 will be out before the GNeX

  • Christophernapier

    If this is true, Verizon finds a couple of bugs and halts the release, they are taking away the thunder once again. But lets flash back to the quick release of the iPh*ne 4S and to current time with iOS 5.0.1. Are you telling me Verizon didn’t catch any of those bugs? 

  • Anonymous

    Screw it then, I will buy a RAZR or a rezound just to give them the finger for making us wait.

    • Squashbuckler

      Your giving Verizon money either way…not really giving them the finger.

  • JCS

    This should have been expected, they want this beyond the free return period of the Razr and Rezound.

  • theraskell

    The rezound just might get my money if they delay this much more

    • Anonymous

      I am leaning towards that too. Seems to be getting great reviews and bootloader has already been unlocked.

  • shdowman

    A couple more weeks past a nonexistent release date?

    I can live with it.

  • Mctypething

    U all mad, bros?

    • Guest

      you a dick bro??

  • Lumpysherman


  • Jboku

    My only hope is this is just a rumor that VZW wants to get out in the hopes they will sell more Razers/Rezounds.  I expect them to release the GNEX with minimal advertising.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they just showed up in the store one day lol.

  • Anonymous

    Smfh. I’m over this. 

  • I am thinking this is a good thing. Since apple took 16 months to release iphone 4.1, google has a very real opportunity to go for apples jugular. Especially given apples battery and other problems. Better to get it as right as possible the first time.

  • Anonymous

    Why announce a device that hasn’t been thoroughly tested?  Seems fishy to me…just sayin’

  • JCS

    Delays my ass, the Bionic needed a short delay also.

  • RedOne1

    This is good new!!!! Its gonna give the Droid RAZR and Rezound more sales! 😀

  • You can take it this way, either the phone will be really great and bug free, or there is bug load…of bugs…. 

  • Buckgrad

    Sounds like it will not be a pure Google device if Verizon wants changes. Not good.

    • Roshan John

      yeah… phuck.. taht sucks. i really wanted a bloatfree device

  • Anonymous

    Screw it then, I will buy a RAZR or a rezound just to give them the finger for making us wait.

    • Jeff Tycz

      lol give them the finger? you are still buying from them so they are the ones truly giving the finger

  • Still Testing?!

    The testing of a device takes time…weeks and weeks that they’ve already been given! Gah, oh well…they said by “year’s end,” not by November. As long as they get it right when it’s released!


  • Anonymous

    Need some advice guys: 

    Got a potential buyer this week for my Tbolt – should I sell now and take my chances (would have to revert to D1 until GNex) or should I squash this deal and hold on to Tbolt? 

    • Roshan John

      id sell the tbolt asap! lol. its only gonna depreciate after the g-nex come out

    • Greg Williams

      If they’re paying enough….SELL! But…make sure that you don’t somehow get downgraded from your unlimited plan (if you have it)

      • Anonymous

        I do have unlimited plan – I called Verizon and they said my data would be unaffected. 

    • Horizon

      Sell the Tbolt. I’m still rocking my D1 and it still works. Sure, it’s not as fast as the tbolt, but it functions. Go real conservative and minimalistic. Get LauncherPro and only use 1 Homescreen. Limit the amount of apps you download and kill apps running the background whenever you can. My D1 still runs real smooth.

  • Anonymous

    Care to cheer us up with a tablet give-a-way? 😀

  • Greg Williams

    Yay for Christmas time! Go buy another phone and return it once the Nexus comes out since…

    “Purchases (excluding tablets and accessories) made between November 15 and December 28, 2011 may be returned or exchanged through January 9, 2012, subject to a $35 restock fee for wireless devices. All other provisions of Verizon Wireless’ Return & Exchange Policy continue to apply.”
    That’s quite a bit longer than 14 days isn’t it???

    • Nick

      I wonder if we buy a new phone and return it we still still get the nexus for the contract price

      • Greg Williams

        I’m pretty sure it’s the same system where you can get a phone for two weeks, and then if you don’t like it in that time take it back and get a different one. So you should still be able to use it as your upgrade and get the contract price

  • Horizon

    I’m not surprised at all. It’s November 14th and we still haven’t heard anything from Verizon at all. This was to be expected.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Okay, perhaps we weren’t specific to Kellex.

    We wanted GOOD rumors of the G-Nex.   🙁

  • STiK

    Google gets pissed and pulls Nexus from Vzw!!!!!!!


  • Ryan Clayton

    I’m wondering if this will also delay the source for ICS being released.  Wasn’t the rumor for that the 17th?

  • Dioskouroi


  • Worm

    I hate to say it, but if this doesn’t come out sometime in November I’m passing and waiting to see what CES has to offer. It’s a shame too because I really, really, wanted this phone. By mid December it’ll be too late, though

    • Anonymous

      I will probably do the same. Quick updates are nice but the dev community is great and will get ics to the devices anyway.

    • Arenaboi

      unfortunately I think I will be doing the same too

  • Not cool VZW


  • jnt

    Rezound FTW… dark horse!

  • Tlbn43

    Might as well buy the Razr instead of waiting for this phone looks like it won’t see the light until 2012 they way it is going

  • Runnymede

    Perhaps they are (cynically) giving the Razr more time to sell!

  • Anonymous

    “You would rather the phone be bug-free wouldn’t you?”

    No…not really.  What phone has ever been released without bugs?  If we wait for them to work out every single issue, the phone will never be released.  I’m not kidding when I say I will sign a contract with whoever gets this phone first.  I’m sick of trying to be patient with Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      It didn’t stop them from releasing the Bionic, with which I grow more frustrated each day. I can live with the high-pitched audio whine, but the data connection problems are maddening. By the time Galaxy Nexus is released, my Bionic will have zilch resale value (which is probably what VZW is counting on).

      It’s funny that a phone that is closest to the OG Droid in its Android experience and potential is the one phone that Verizon seems determined to make a failure.

  • Anonymous


  • I have no problem with they taking time to test it, but Verizon got to explain WHY they could allow the iPhone 4S could be rolled out with the battery issues. It seems that they could allow the 4S pass as long as Apple says it’s ok.

    • Sexaddict21

      f*ck the iPhone 4s

    • Arenaboi

      ummm they let the Bionic out with a faulty ANTENNA.  That’s like ford releasing a car with a faulty transmission.  They obviously roll out what they want regardless of fixes whenever it’s convenient for them.  And if they ARE “fixing” bugs, you can be sure they are bugs detrimental to Verizon and NOT its customers (US)!!!!!

  • Abundis5555

    I’m sad bro =[

  • Delteachoe

    The only source here is p3droid who is known to troll

    I haven’t heard any change myself and until I do, I still think its likely we are going to have an announcement this week

  • Warden Chinbach


  • Anonymous

    I dont understand why verizon just didn’t skip this phone and get the sgs2. Then they could bloat it up. Doesn’t make sense they paid for a phone yet don’t want to sell it. Guess if you have that extra money laying around you can sit on millions of dollars worth of inventory.

  • Anonymous

    This is the exact opposite of what I was wanting to hear today

  • Justen Castle

    Verizon just want lock this down, otherwise they would release it when everyone else does. If it were just minor bugs then they could be fixed with an OTA update.

  • Pardes33

    What the fark man ………………….

  • Anonymous

    Verizon, don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge.
    I’m tryin’ not to lose my head

    Ah hah hah hah hah

  • Actually no I will take it with bugs… Google can send me the update.



  • Clevelandrocks

    Not cool. Seems like Verizon doesn’t want this phone to see the light of day. No marketing because it’s not “Verizon’s” phone.

  • Rob Becker

    Moto: “We need more time to sell these RAZRs… better find some bugs to delay the launch”

    • Dgomo003

      i totally agree with this poster… vzw is once again yanking our chains because they desperately want to undercut the potential sales for the gnex… they don’t give a sh*t about the actual sales for this phone, they just want to hold the us market hostage… their potential sales figures for the “addons” (read: garbage bloatware) are all they care about, and they are counting on pushing those of us on the fence toward one of their branded superphones now rather than the phone we might otherwise get… this seems like punishment to samsung for their comments on fox…

      • I don’t think that VZW is going to advertise the Nexus at all, let alone sell it in stores. It will probably be a web-only sale. It purely is _NOT_ a priority to them.

        • Anonymous

          From what I can tell, that’s not the case. I have a feeling you’ll see it in stores!

  • Derp

    So the UK version is fine but the verizon one has issues? huh?!!?

  • Tsteege

    Come on VERIZON!!!  My $.02 says they are trying to find ways to hamper some of the tools ICS has so they can charge us EXTRA for.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like me and OG are still gonna be friends a little longer. *sigh.

    • Derek Stiles

      But it’s getting sooooo sloooooowwwwww….

      • Anonymous

        Its brutal sometimes….brutal. Maybe overclocking wasn’t the best idea after all.

      • Anonymous

        SBF it and then reroot and reflash your ROM (if you are a modder).  It gives the phone a perfectly clean slate and, from my experience, helps speed things up quite a bit!

        • Derek Stiles

          Actually do that around once a month but it only helps so much. 

          • Cam

            Tried Project Elite ROM?  It’s not lightening quick, but it’s pretty tolerable.

          • Derek Stiles

            I’ve been using CM for the past year.  I believe I tried PE at one point but didn’t think it was any faster.  Maybe I’ll try again.

          • GotSka81

            I’ve tried a few ROMs and found that Liquid’s current ROM is the most bug-free.  Anyone out there agree?  I’ve had nothing but problems with my OG since the devs started basing their ROMs on GB.

          • Derek Stiles

            I’m guessing newest release of Liquid is 3.1?  I’ll check it out.

          • Djlowproz

            I retired from liquids roms, when with petes stock rooted 2.2.2

          • Mark

            Really? I bought a Droid just as an MP3 player, and at 1.2ghz performance it runs almost as fast as a Thunderbolt or Charge. You can also try using Opera or Dolphin mini for browsing, they’re much smoother.

          • Derek Stiles

            Put do you have all of the phone stuff like messaging running?  I took my wife’s old OG, put it at 1.2ghz, loaded a bunch of games on it, and gave it to my son and it runs great.  But using it as a phone for everyday use, not so much.

          • That is a lie the of droid was awesome but it is niwhere close to the smoothness of these newer phones including the charge etc

          • Mark

            I said faster, not smoother. At 1.2ghz the Droid is actually faster than the Charge’s humingbird processor, and almost as fast as the thunderbolt (both phones stock). I know because I’ve owned all 3 and compared them.

          • Breadable

            I picked up a Charge on ebay to hold me over. $200 to stop dealing with the sloooooow OG Droid was well worth it and I’ll still have my Verizon discount when they have phones in store worth upgrading to. 4g double the processor (without overclocking) and more ram are nice to have for now and hopefully I can sell the Charge back on ebay for almost the same I paid for it when I use my Verizon upgrade

        • whoster69

          What does SBF mean?  I even looked up the hundreds of definitions online and none of them made sense (some were pretty funny though)…

          • TJ Egan

            Single Black Female

        • Anonymous

          yea i do that alot now haha since i just re sync all my apps and contacts and what not.

          the use milesone o/c to pull her to a molten 1ghz when i need a heater and some power.

    • Anonymous

      Same here.

    • Anonymous

      My OG’s battery is on its last leg but otherwise he’s still chugging along like the little engine that could.  Maybe I’ll change his oil and give him a clean wash and wax and see if he can last a few more weeks.

      • Chris G

        At least a replacement battery on amazon and an external charger go for about $10.

        I just don’t want to keep using my OG.

      • I snagged an upgrade from a third line on my account for someone who refuses to upgrade to a smartphone and keeps buying old MotoRAZR and LG flip-phones. I got a Xperia Play to tide me over as my primary. I now use my OG Droid as an MP3 and video dock player. I also use it as a tiny low-refresh display using iDisplay. I use it to synch all my PodCasts, and sometimes I use it as a tiny WarDriving tool assist while it sits in its car dock. I keep using it. Its battery _IS_ getting janky, but overall it is still pretty good, it just wouldn’t accept my calls fast enough, even using a fresh load of Cyanogen, as well as keep a charge for more than 4 hours of usage.

        So I still have my upgrade which just came in, which I will keep until the Nexus releases as that will be a long-term upgrade. Then I can finally sell the OG, keep the Play as a gaming and Podcast player, or retire the OG to being a tiny webserver or webcam and media device.

    • bigrob60

      I hear you. W/ VZW pushing back returns until January. I might pick up the Razor to bide my time until G-Nex. 

    • Steve Blais

      my OGD just died.. one last drop on the floor .. red eye loop, not even a fresh version of RSD Lite 4.9 could resuscitate my grandaddy of a phone. now all I have left is my mother in laws pink razr, if I activate it I lose unlimited.. data… no way  I may be forced to add a line (no contract required) for $13 month until good ol’ Big red releases this Galaxy beast.. oh today is a sad day..:( C’mon big Red make me an offer I can’t refuse..

  • Mctypething

    U all mad, bros?

    • MFG

      I’d like to know, what phone do you use? 

      • Anonymous

        Bionic…. and yeah he is mad bro.

    • Edwin M

      U still relevant bro?

    • Anonymous

      This time yes we are all mad.

    • Guest

      you a dick bro?

    • Anonymous


  • 80(

  • Anonymous

    Boy, do I love vaporware!

  • Anonymous

    Damn. . . what a way to ruin my day.

  • “You would rather the phone be bug-free wouldn’t you?”

    Doesn’t stop Motorola from releasing a phone/software.

  • Anonymous


  • Rick

    Don’t know if I would trust P3Droid now. He has made way too many mistakes on things in the past.

    Would rather hear the news from another reliable source, then him.

  • Anonymous

    Is Verizon somehow holding an unheardof high bar for quality or something?  Am I missing something or is this phone being released on other international carriers before the end of Nov?  Why the delay Verizon?

    • Anonymous

      verizon isn’t testing they are just using that as an excuse. Verizon supposedly tests everything so much yet it is still so buggy. I think verizon just sits on updates and phones saying they are testing it when really they aren’t and just wait to update phones until it is replaced to try and get more sales.

  • Ryan

    lol. here we go again verizon……

  • Dominick DeVito

    Merry XMas Moto trolls, I’m sure you’re all laughing, smiling and enjoying this. Doesn’t matter – STILL waiting for this phone.

  • John

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    • Haven Greene

      Thanks, Ollie!

      • Marvin de Pano

        I heard Carter Pewterschmidt is diversifying into the mobile space and just bought Vz.

    • Steve Blais

      quite an impressive and creative reply john..

  • P3Droid has been wrong before, however, he’s NEVER intentionally misled anyone. Still, I don’t take what he says as gospel. Black_man_x is a different story. I’ve not seen a time when he has been wrong, ever. But I could be wrong =P

  • Anonymous

    P3 makes more mistakes than Republican presidential candidates, I’d take this lightly. 

    • I would take offense if Perry and Bachmann weren’t in the race. They make me ashamed to call myself moderate Republican. 🙁

  • Phoenixy

    December 1 is the release date of the Galaxy Nexus, and it’s sure…
    I can’t give more about this, but that’s the plan already.

  • Anonymous

    For what it’s worth I was at a VZW store on Saturday and I asked the guy about the Nexus release date and he said they hadn’t told him yet, but that it was supposed to be this month. For what it’s worth.

  • Sean333

    Verizon device… BUG FREE????  that’s what we call an oxymoron there boys and girls…

  • MFG

    Verizon suckssssss.

    Kellen, for the love of God, see if your normal contacts can confirm this.

  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    Verizon, please hurry. I would prefer to get a few days of bliss in before I’m last-gen 🙁

  • ….this close to just buying the RAZR, Rezound or hell even the iPhone 4s.

    • Anonymous

      rezound looks nice and is getting lots of dev love already.

  • rocketdaddy

    They are resting to see how many people will cave in and buy the RAZR or Rezound instead of waiting. Bunch of illegitimate offspring, that’s what they are!

    • rocketdaddy

      Testing, resting, whatever. 🙂

  • Bert336

    verizon always pushes devices to the back of the calendar…supposedly to “fix things” i really think if they would let the phone be the way samsung and google intend it to work, the device would come out with alot less bugs than the revison after verizon getting their hands on it. ugh!

  • Interstellarmind

    VZ QC Rep: Hey, where’s all the bloatware on this thing?
    Samsung/ Google: uhm, this is a nexus device… so there won’t be any.
    VZ QC Rep: hey, where’s all the bloatware on this thing?
    Samsung/ Google: this is a pure google device. you guys knew about this!
    VZ QC Rep: well, let’s sell some bloated, er, better functioning devices before we sell this. without vz navigator and vz crap cast people will think this phone’s broken. i mean, what’re they gonna use to navigate around with? give us some time to figure this one out
    Samsung/ Google: is it too late to go to T-Mobile?

  • JMac726

    So in 3 days the all of Europe will have it, but Verizon has found bugs?

    I’m moving to London.

  • dnorth


  • Charles Blackmon

    I’m just going to buy the unlocked version and go to AT&T

  • People will believe anything that moron p3droid says. It’s pretty sad actually. I know for a fact the device has a couple MINOR bugs but it’s ready to go. Of course that does not mean that we’ll see release right away but after all the devices are just sitting in a Verizon warehouse right now and that costs them $.

  • Bearbeas1980

    Phones are never bug free!

  • no, I’d rather have a device with a few bugs NOW and an update in two weeks than a non-buggy device in two weeks

    • James

      Exactly, the phone will be here soon enough. Confirmed for Verizon is good enough. Just remember we waited nearly a year for the Bionic. This isn’t anything compared to that, and I honestly doubt Google would allow something like that to happen.

      • Anonymous

        you took his post the wrong way James. He’s saying he DOESN’T want to wait.

        I agree with Nick. Not your way of waiting longer

  • Josh0368

    Here we go again…

  • noooooooo! I rather have a fully tested phone rather than something rushed.

  • Chris G

    Test what?  That actual clean uncluttered android would work on their network?

    BS.  VZ, you suck.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    U mad bro?

    • Guest

      you a dick bro?

      • Guest

        u a homo bro?

  • Brian


  • Need help.  Is it up the river, or across the river? I can’t wait any longer.

    • Brian


  • ML


  • Anonymous

    sooooooo, google and sammy lied to us by saying it would be out by the end of the month!  Holy F*** is this wait torture!!!!!!  They better add laser beams on top of the g nexs for this crap!!!

  • 🙁

  • Greg Williams

    Bugs = we gotta sell some more RAZR’s first

    • r8r

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Anonymous

      Bugs= we need to ensure VZ navigator is set to default. Also, stock Android does not agree with our preinstalled “enhancements. “

  • kianjudah

    Ugh…sigh…sad face….ugh……heart ripped out once again…….tired of waithing……want that dang phone……But, a delayed Nexus is still better than an on time anything else. 

  • MFG


  • oh man … we’re already in frenzy mode.  this will not go over well.  

  • Anonymous

    FYI to Verizon: a non-bloated, pure Android experience is not bug.

    • And P3Droid has been wrong so many times in the past. He post stupid tweets like this just to get more followers. We need to relax and take it day by day. Im sure it will be out this month.

    • Boris Badenov

      … amy be it will be relesed as Nexus Bionic?


  • Bugs? Like what? 

    VZW: I see VZ Navigator is not installed. We’re going to have to do something about that. Oh and how will people search the internet with this? Lets put Bing on it!

  • Nathan Kosakowski

    comments galore in http://www.droidforums.net/forum/galaxy-nexus/182091-nexus-dropping-friday.html of impending friday release. various reps and instore staff providing the date from multiple angles. I’ll take bugs, and friday. and an update in december…  just not another delay.

    feels like a lot of ’em…

  • Derek Stiles

    I’m soooo close to getting a razr.  Maybe that’s what Verizon wants….

    • kianjudah

      No. That’s what the devil wants. Don’t give in! 

      • Derek Stiles

        Bobby Boucher, Verizon is the devil! 

    • Anonymous

      That IS what they want, so they have a better chance of bloatwaring you.

  • neffy

    ugh, way to rip my heart and and stomp all over it!  my OG won’t make it much longer!!

  • Well. Crap.

  • If its true and they pushed back the Galaxy Nexus release because of bugs, I’ll be okay. I mean, I’m disappointed but glad they prioritize bugs. We don’t want another Thunderbolt blunder where Verizon kept rushing the phone to come out earlier and earlier and have us a big filled phone with hardware flaws.

  • Sumit Banerjee

    No. Just no.

  • Anonymous

    @verizonwireless #NexusNow #QuitPlayingGames    please RT now

  • i need to stab verizon rite now for LATE TESTING

  • Derek Stiles


  • Actually, no. At this point, I’ll take the bugs. Just give me the phone! I’ll even give them money for it!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s call it the Galaxy Bionic Nexus

  • Shocker!  Did we really think Verizon would get this out less than a week after the Razr and Rezound?  You’re so gullible, McFly!

  • Anonymous

    This is sorta good news and bad news. Good news is that now I have time to save up. Bad news is is that for everyone who has the money, they now have to wait.

    Ah well…it’ll be just that much better at launch!!

  • Bah Humbug

  • Dave

    Nooooooooooooo…………..but yes I agree, it needs to be bug free but it doesn’t make this back and forth any less frustrating.

  • Jboogie1289

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully the GSM version comes out sooner 🙂

  • i’d wait for it to be bug-free but i think we all know thats nearly impossible.   just give me the phone and fix the bug with an update.

  • Anonymous

    You know what? I just don’t care anymore. I really don’t.  

  • Between this and the Prime we’re getting a little out of control on the mysteries.

  • I went from a halfie to full on limp. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather have it right than early.

  • Muddy B00ts

    Unhabeebable.  Gimme the phone.  I’ll take the bugs.  OTA updates from El Goog FTW.

  • Edwin M

    In the words of the immortal Butters, HAMBURGERS!

  • Anonymous


  • Dominick DeVito

    I just died a little inside

  • nathanp8


  • Anonymous
  • Ben Murphy

    Bugs as in “We need to add some VCAST goodness to this”? God, I hope not!

  • Anonymous

    So they started training employees knowing that it had bugs and would be pushed back later than november only to have to train them again in a month? I’m gonna call bs and say that p3 just likes stirring the pot.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Brother I hope you’re right

    • Anonymous

      He is famous for doing that(stirring the pot). And the way he tweeted it really got to me. He’s a donkey!!

  • Jordan

    Lol i have my razr though

  • Cody

    If they delay it too close to the HTC Edge release, I’ll just keep waiting a bit longer.

  • blah

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a Verizon conspiracy to me, no matter what, I’ll wait!!!!

  • 🙁

  • Mark Christian

    Samsung & Verizon… Bugs?!?!  Say it isn’t so!!!

    Hrmm… Maybe they’ll actually release a phone that works properly then?  Very doubtful.

  • Keith Sumner

    Man oh man.

  • Anonymous


  • tyson184

    By December G-Nex will be old news! fail 

    • lets just hope its not the same situation as the Bionic, where it got delayed so much that it was no longer a beast of a phone as it should have been

  • Adam Wiggins

    Life was all happy, and now this. 

  • wiz


  • Edwin M

    Fudge, makes me a little more at ease of testing the waters with the Droid RAZR through Costco.

  • 🙁

  • Anon

    Crazy it is good enough for all of Europe but VZW has issues…

  • This makes me sad…

  • Turbine Tech

    Can’t say I really like the thought of this. I need a new phone in a real bad way! Rezound maybe?

  • A couple bugs means Verizon wants to throw some more bloatware on there. Haha only kidding.

  • Lmrojas

    Lol thank god my update isn’t til july. I couldn’t take this wait. I’m stressed out and I’m not even buying it.

  • Oh this is definitely a sad rumor of the day! D:

  • Guest

    !(&*#YEHJK#HKJ#$(*Y@#(*!U@(*#!@#HKJ@[email protected]#

  • Charles Blackmon

    this just sucks

  • Anonymous

    While I REALLY don’t wanna believe this one, think about it. If this is a true Nexus device like the One and the S, this is the ONLY time Verizon would be able to chime in about the software. That fact alone makes me think this might be accurate, but believe me when I say I want to be WRONG

  • Anonymous

    By “Still Undergoing Testing” Verizon means they are scrambling to find ways to lock away features they don’t want us to have or to piss people off into buying the RAZR or Rezound because they have control over those devices because they are the Droid Brand.  Complete and utter horse shit.

  • HotSauceMagik

    NO!  I want it now, bugs be damned!

  • Anonymous

    I am actually going to die

  • ITGuy11

    Another day, another delay.  The Galaxy Nexus/ICS launch has become a sad joke…

    • danzko

      yep… definitely still died a little inside

    • its starting to feel like the galaxy s2 … everyone gets one waaaay before US release

      • Anonymous

        Hold out my friend… youll be glad you did.

  • Mark

    attention Droid-Life… quit listening and following that rumor starting loser from Twitter.  Quite putting up stupid rumors that you cannot yourself prove from your own sources… Your just as bad as him.

    • Anonymous

      Others have echoed what he said and I never trust VZW anyway.

    • Anonymous

      What’s your problem with P3Droid?

  • Frank Dickerson

    I just don’t get it.  I know Verizon needs to make sound business decisions but it just seems they are trying to fail.  Smh.

  • Haven Greene

    that sound you just heard was the collective shrieking of a thousand droid geeks everywhere.  🙁

  • Mike


  • Notsurprised

    i’m done waiting for this phone, the back and forth and lack of info is frustrating.  

  • Anonymous

    Sucks but nothing much you can do about it.

  • Mak’nTosh

    MUAHAHAHAHA makes having the bionic hurt a little less, but only slightly

  • Anonymous

    Morons, all morons. Give us the DAMN PHONE! They are probably waiting to release it until after their double data promotion has run its course. Too bad for Verizon that I will not be buying anything until this Nexus is available. If they want it on the books for this year, they better hurry their sorry asses up.

  • ugh

  • Its actually not that bad, my upgrade date is on the 28th so I guess i will have to wait…

  • Boycott_Verizon_Nexus

    HTC Rezound  it is, I am not waiting for another Bionic!!!

    • Rezound_Rules

      I agree and anyone else see the Verge Review???:

      In a word: yes. You want this screen — or something very much like it — in your next smartphone. At a rather absurdly high 342ppi, the Rezound shares the iPhone’s unique ability to make individual pixels all but disappear to the naked eye — but it does so at a higher resolution and a much larger size than the iPhone does.Going into this review, I’d assumed that HTC would’ve had to use the much-maligned PenTile subpixel arrangement in order to hit such a high resolution at this size, but it turns out the Rezound uses a traditional RGB configuration. None of the usual PenTile complaints — poor text rendering, a “checkerboard” pattern around edges, strange tint, and an inability to correctly render shades of gray, for instance — are present here. Compared to the PenTile qHD displays in phones lie the Droid Bionic and Droid RAZR, the Rezound runs circles around them, both for clarity and accuracy.

  • NexusFansAre

    Wheres Trolllololol? Your news is here douchbag.

  • Oh WTF?!?!?!  

  • Levi Wilcox

    Probably due to the whole face unlock with picture thing.

  • Soooo Feb then

  • Guess I’m waiting to sell my Bionic, but by that time the sale price will be approaching 0. Crap.

    • Arenaboi

      I was planning on selling my Bionic, and as soon as a phone comes out I want I will buy it at retail.  But if this one is delayed till December I will just wait till CES.  I used to regret buying the Bionic, but by the time a phone worthy of buying comes out, I will have had the Bionic for quite a few months that it’s purchase makes it almost worthwhile (almost).  Especially with the .893 update that fixed just about everything, except the crappy pentile screen, which is why I want a new phone (it literally hurts my eyes)

  • Anthony


  • Anonymous

    Holy Sh*t!
    Like this is if you dislike this news!

    • you idiot

    • Edwin M

      Like this if you dislike people who ask for likes.

    • John

      boy that’s original

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Where is a dislike button when I need it?

    • TheCraiggers

      You are a sad little man.

    • What are you 10?

  • no. this cant happen. just no. i hate verizon so much. 

  • Anonymous

    And Verizon messes it up yet again in the post-Droid era.

  • Ilan Sean

    Hopes and dreams diminishing by the day… 

  • Shocking….  Verizon finds “bugs” in a phone that works fine every where else in the world. Why the hell am I still on Verizon? Do I hate myself this much?

    • confused

      Ummmm….this phone does not exist anywhere else. Might you be thinking of something else?

      • JDub

        You are confused. Europe is getting this phone first on the 17th.

        • Luis

          You proved him to be correct. It is the 14th right now. So we don’t know that it works fine everywhere else.

        • Last I checked the UK is in Europe….

          • JDub

            I was replying to confused and not thislandisyourland. I actually replied first. It’s nice you know your geography though. Maybe next time you will go by the columns before acting like a smart ass.

        • Anonymous

          why is this, we are a bigger market in the USA..

      • Anonymous

        Last I heard It’s being released in the UK in just a few days.

        • Anonymous

          Im tellin ya Verizon is “testing” the new encrypted bootloader.

    • Verizon’s version is LTE unlike the rest of the world’s version though, which can create bugs.

      • JDub

        This is not true. I believe China has lte networks.

        • None available to consumers, and they aren’t getting a Galaxy Nexus.

        • Lavi

          You want to say Japan. China has only 2G (yes 2G!!!).

          • Anonymous

            good china deserves to only have 2G..

      • True, all the other LTE networks (other than VZW) have been GSM/LTE. CDMA to LTE and backwards are power-intensive hand-offs. Operating both chipsets and powering both antenna injections is power-hungry. GSM can operate on the same chipset as LTE, but I’m not sure that you can do the same with CDMA and LTE. The chips can certainly all be included but extra power-up and constant seeking will incur some hefty power tolls, as evidenced by all the CDMA/LTE handsets to now. 

  • Rob Wallace

    Let the rioting commence.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    P3droid always says the sky is falling

    • Domikinzu

      but he’s always right.

      • Zein

        actually he’s never right… ever!  This was the dude first said VZW was getting the Nexus, then changed his mind and said it wasn’t coming.  Or did everyone forget?

    • Domikinzu

      but he’s always right.

  • Kris Brandt

    Give me the phone already so I can push the fixes myself.  Not that hard when its rooted and unlocked.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Verizon es muy mal.