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Samsung Galaxy Nexus with 4G LTE Headed to Verizon Finally Cruises Through the FCC

Check “FCC Approval” off the list of Galaxy Nexus pre-launch requirements. The 4G LTE version of the device that is headed to Verizon made its way through our favorite approval agency this morning, giving us all hope that we can see an announcement within the next couple of days. Rumors were flying all over the board last night, suggesting things like a November 18 release all the way up to December 1 and beyond. It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but we would most certainly welcome this phone as early as the end of this week or the beginning of next. 

And if you were curious, this is where they stashed the LTE radio:

Via:  FCC, Wireless Goodness

  • Anonymous

    did anyone else notice on the fcc documents the testing took place from late august to mid october?

  • Anonymous

    I guess two rights do make a left 😀

  • Charles Blackmon

    http://youtu.be/khZX04EUhNE

    check out this review of the G Nex

  • Woohoo!

  • nexus on the brain

    Been asking about this for a couple weeks now…..gosh I hope we are close…

  • Anonymous

    I just scrolled back 2 pages on DL just to see the last Nexus news before bed… Damn this is bad…

  • I believe that is the “bottom” not the “right” 

    • The tsmall

      It only took 182 comments for someone to notice

  • The tsmall

    Not a huge tech guy but shouldnt there be some sort of reference to NFC in the FCC sketch as well?

  • Give it to me ALREADY Verizon!!!
    >=o(

  • Anonymous

    nirl.eu/7

  • Anonymous

    So let me get this straight.. 4.3 inches is the actual screen in the extra space is for the new buttons for ics making it a 4.65 inch.. I know when videos etc are shown the whole screen estate goes to the video burning was just wondering 4.3 is what it boils down too..correct me if I’m wrong.

  • @facebook-100000328594535:disqus work for verizon..  my neighbor’s mother makes $79 every hour on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 6 months but last month her income was $8345 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read about it on this site http://pygmyurl.com/COA

  • Anonymous

    Here is the news that I just recieved from my Sammy rep. There is no date as of yet. The 18th, 21st? Right now your guess is as good as Verizon’s. We are hoping to begin pushing the GNex after Thanksgiving. That’s as close to a hard street date as anyone at Verizon has. The only answer I could get was, “It’s in final testing. We are hoping to release the Galaxy Nexus in the coming weeks.” Sorry for the bad news. I’ll keep my ear to the ground and keep everyone posted.

    • Joejoe509

      Verizon hardly has a clue let alone Samsung. But thanks for trying.

  • Anonymous

    ! am curretly in a meetting with my Samsung rep. If any hard street date comes up for us (Verizon), I’ll keep you all posted…keeing fingers crossed!

  • I am a BIG FAT LIAR

    Just talked to a Verizon store, and he said that Friday is the day!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I will take your word on it.

    • Aimesome

      with a name like that how can I not trust you?

    • Anonymous

      i work for verizon wireless in nyc and we know nothing about the release date. im dying for this phone just like all of you are but we know nothing as far as when its coming out

  • Anonymous

    My two month long boner……aggghh……almost there……going to nut…….need my Nexus to relieve myself…..hold on just a little longer…….

    • Christephor

      think of baseball stats it helps when i do it

  • Anonymous

    I found the problem that must be causing the delay.  They built it with two right sides and just plain forgot the bottom.  Easy fix. 

    • Anonymous

      keen observation lol

  • Anonymous

    Buy the RAZR now and retire my DINC, and then pay $35 when the Nexus is released?
    Or stick it out for who knows how long?

    • Alix8821

      its wat i did…

    • Bionicman

      i dont know i just got the gingerbread update for my DInc and its running pretty damn nice including slightly better battery life. i was thinking about getting the RAZR in the meantime but i may just hold out a bit longer. i guess if Verizon sets an official release date of mid-end December or worse 2012 then im getting the RAZR…

    • Joejoe509

      Tempting but at this point I refuse to give in so easily.

  • Dieringer

     I called 4 stores and asked each the same question “Release date for the Galaxy Nexus” the first 2 said “Im sorry we can not comment on the existance of that device” the 3rd said “Samsung has not told us the date yet” the 4th said “I can not tell you the exact date but call back on thursday”   So clearly they know something

    • Joejoe509

      How is that clear? You got two people that have no idea Verizon itself announced it’s existence. One guy that told you they have no clue which is probably the truth. And you got one person that said call back on a later day.

  • Trevor-Kai

    I’m calling a November 21st release boys and girls!

  • Cam

    When the calendar hits 2012, if this isn’t in my hand/pocket, I’m done. I’ll just wait for the quad cores.

  • Dieringer

    I just got off the phone with a verizon rep.
    she told me “I can not find any information of the device itself let alone the release date. I can tell you however that we usually receive about two week notice for training purposes and we haven’t gotten that yet so it is at least two or more weeks away.”

    • miscreant

      Did you miss the (numerous) posts where VZW was getting training materials on this? They were yanking your chain.

      • dieringer scott

        Im aware of that and I brought that up to the person but she said she didnt have anything on it.  So i clearly wasnt getting anywhere with “Pamela”

  • Josh Nichols

    Dude, it’s worth it. I finally got fed up with my OG today and bought a rezound, best decision ever. I had the rep that sold me the phone confirm at least fifteen times that I had until January 9th to return the phone, all I have to do is pay the restocking fee 🙂 No explanation necessary.

  • I dont even have my original OG. I dropped mine in the toilet and Best Buy gave me a refurbished piece of trash with a crooked screen and I swear they even used a lower quality processor. Ever since then I’ve had to restart my phone every 5 hours due to lock ups and freezes. I hate you best buy. Please be my savior G NEX!!!!

  • Bob

    I am really going to pw3n so many n00bs with this phone.

  • Ray

    I guess this is good news

  • Anonymous

    I still am finding it hard to believe that Verizon would agree to a no bloat non locked/encrypted phone.  Whoever pushed this through Verizon deserves a bonus.  

    • Josh Nichols

      Oh I guess you’re forgetting the original Motorola Droid, the Xoom, etc.? They passed on the GSII which they could have loaded with bloat for this phone. I’m so sick and tired of people that keep saying “oh they’re delaying it so they can put bloat on it blah blah” when they PASSED ON A PHONE THEY COULD HAVE LOADED UP WITH BLOAT FOR THIS.

      •  First, you really should calm the hell down.  Second, the person you’re responding to did not say a word about Verizon delaying this phone to add bloat.  Reading, it’s important.

        • Josh Nichols

          First, you shouldn’t assume that I am yelling/upset because I am using capitals to emphasize a point. Second, where did I say he did? I said I was sick of people saying things like that. Maybe you should take your own advice before you try to hand it out 😉

          • Anonymous

            Appreciate it Hank.  And Josh, get a grip, you make less sense with every post.

  • Come on baby daddy needs a new pair of shoes.

  • Richard Yoo

    Based on Samsung’s recent releases on Verizon, the time it took for the phone from hiting FCC to showing up in Verizon stores is anywhere between 10 days to 1 month. Expect the 11/25 – 12/15 release date.

    • Keith Sumner

      In the past it seems that it has been a month or more after FCC.

  • Anonymous

    …and you know what is awesome. An Atrix 2 at Att is only $440 off contract but the Rezound and Razr are $649 off contract. Thanks for the [email protected] Verizon.

  • Nobody

    Come to papa baby!

  • Azndan4

    I’m going to keep waiting for the Nexus, even if it comes out in Dec.

    • Joejoe509

      Agreed. Good man. I refuse to be bastardized by another phone.

  • Anonymous

    How do you know this is for Verizon ?

    • Jamdev12

      LTE radio as well as the CDMA radio which only Verizon carries.

      • Anonymous

        What about the fact that Sprint will be having the same setup in the next few months ?

        • StealthVoodoo

          next few years*

          Fixed that for you. Does Sprint even have a firm launch date for their LTE? And if pattern holds, modems and tablets will be first, then phones later (see: Verizon; ATT LTE release)

        • Josh Nichols

          You mean late 2012?

    • sudo

      Because it’s a Verizon phone…?

  • Anonymous

    Thursday Dec 15th is my guess….and it will have bloatware lol

    • TROLOLOL

      fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Don’t get your hopes up people.  There was a whole month between when the Bionic hit the FCC and when it was released, ditto for the RAZR.  This pretty much means we won’t see the Nexus until mid December.

    • Anonymous
      • Anonymous

        with an order amount like that I agree with the article that there will be an in-store sale and presence and this won’t be a direct fulfillment sale. 120K+ devices is quite a bit.  Let hope this is real and not something that was cooked up.

    • Anonymous

      No, it doesn’t mean anything for this phone.  

      I eat dinner the same time every night, but I take a crap at different times the next morning.

    • Dominick DeVito

      If it starts as web only it really doesn’t have any relevance.

    • Anonymous

      This comment is a prime example of why we need a “Dislike” button.

  • Sera3phim

    I don’t care to hear or see anything about this device unless it’s a release date.

  • Anonymous

    I could be wrong but I think a few phone carriers have waited to the very last moment before they pass a device through the FCC for marketing and release reasons.  This doesn’t make much sense to me but maybe it going through the FCC could be good news…. There creeps out the optimism again … my more cynical side says this means the device is actually delayed and we won’t see it till mid December.  I hope this isn’t true but we ARE dealing with Verizon.

    • FYI, the Droid 3, RAZR, Rezound, and Bionic all took about a month between hitting the FCC and being released.

      • TROLOLOL

        Adam, you’re such a downer…

      • Dominick DeVito

        And all were in-store phones at launch. Not so with this one.

        And BTW – cheer up. 🙂

  • Nico

    Why are there two “Right” sides?

  • Avery Ma

    Thank god for FCC porn.

    • Anonymous

      Best Reply ever

  • Jac White

    Can’t wait to see how many people bitch and moan when Verizon won’t allow them to “return” the “rental device” that they got a scratch or a nick on.   Just saying….

    • TJ Egan

      then you sell it full retail on eBay… not that big of a deal hoenstly. My OG Droid cannot handle anymore, touch input shit the bed last night

      • Jac White

        Yeah if you want to go through that……Guessing you lose more than $35 in that deal though.

        • TJ Egan

          True, guess I will just have to be extra careful, which is why I’m leaning towards ‘renting’ the RAZR with the gorilla glass + kevlar lol

          • Josh Nichols

            Rented a rezound today.. giving the OG a break

    • Josh Nichols

      That’s why you don’t scratch or nick your rental device.. It’s honestly not that hard to take care of a phone.

  • I’ve been teased so much, I can’t stand it anymore!

  • gadgetryan

    So….question? time frame between FCC Passing and the release of the product?

    • Crazydog

      I’m wondering this too – the only thing on the sticker on the device would be the FCC ID, so it’s not like they have every Galaxy Nexus sitting in a warehouse waiting for stickers to be attached. ^_^

      Shouldn’t be too long now – this basically signifies that the device can be sold and used in the United States.

    • nicodek

      And the 4s went from approval to release in stores in 10 days (October 4 FCC and October 14 release)

  • Richard Yoo

    All this tells us is that this phone exists. Doesn’t really give us any info on the release date more than we already knew. At this point the safest estimate for its release date is sometime in the future.

  • Anonymous

    This is it. This is the end for me. I can’t wait for the next big thing any longer. Nexus or nothing.

  • Anonymous

    The dimensions for the thickness are conspicuously absent. 

    • Crazydog

      Then it’s obviously infinitely thin.

      • TROLOLOL

        paper thin

  • George R

    Hurry up and release it already! And hopefully have it in stores or at least on the website. Hope it’s not a Best Buy exclusive like some rumors have said in the past.

  • TROLOLOL

    Aw shit. I’m left-handed and the CDMA antenna is where I would be covering it…

  • hatethanet

    To quote Dr. Frankenstein. “It’s alive…ALIVE!!!”

    • TROLOLOL

      Release the hooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuunds!!!!

  • Oh Sweet Baby Jesus!! Hurry Up already!…Just make an announcment. Even if they say Dec 21st, just tell us the damn date…geesh, why we put up with VZW?…better phones, better network, faster internet…oh yeah…effin VZ

  • EC8CH

    Width… Length…. no thickness 🙁

    • 0.35″ thick (deep)

      • Anonymous

        4G version was rumored to be thicker. Unless you know, don’t say.

      • Thats what she said?

  • Anonymous

    keeping my pants on this time. been blue balled way too many times by this damn phone since the ICS announcement… 

  • Tobias Funke

    omgzzzzz…..hell has frozen over!!!!! AHhhhhhhhhh!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yipee!!

    • TROLOLOL

      hold on guys, this isn’t a release date…

  • viewthis66

    finally!!!

    • TROLOLOL

      hold on guys, this isn’t a release date…

      • Anonymous

        it’s something. better than NO news.      a ray of hope.

        we know it’s not a release date but thanks for the help !!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hooray!

    • TROLOLOL

      hold on guys, this isn’t a release date…

  • tjmonkey15

    Holy crap it really exists!

    • Pfigurella

      Well, at least the FCC thinks it does.  Of course, they are never wrong…

  • elrubiroso

    i’m on sprint and even i’m !!!!!!!!!!excited

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know why sprint customers really got screwed with this phone. We will not even be able to get it till at least the bata phase of LTE for sprint which is Mid-2012.

  • Anonymous

    Hold on OG just a little longer. I was tempted to go get a RAZR for a few weeks while i wait, but I’ll hold out a little longer.

    • Lumpysherman

      I’m in the same boat. This phone can’t get here fast enough.

    • John

      not worth the restocking fee

      • C-Law

        I tried out the RAZR and Rezound and you are right. They are definitely not worth the restocking fee. I’m still on an OG Droid and I can wait. If your OG is falling apart, flash back to FRG22D using RSDlite, then you’ll get the OTA update. You can re-root from there if you like. Your phone will run much better for some reason. There’s a walkthu thread at droidforums in the BuglessBeast section.
        I re-rooted and installed the new BuglessBeast GPA19 and used V6supercharger to stop the redraw when going to the homescreen and app drawer. Phone runs great now.

        • John

          ya…i sold my droidx & borrowed a buddies og droid …not knowing how long this thing would be delayed. it’s been rough seeing constant homescreen redraws…having to watch free space..etc (ya i know..#firstworldproblems)

        • Anonymous

          GB destroys the Droid. You have to be on Froyo – the little guy never was able to run GB well without, even with an excessive 100% overclock (and it still ran poorly, not to mention crappy battery).

          So, do what C-Law said; flash back to a stock Froyo ROM, no crazy bells and whistles, and just sit tight a few more weeks. It’s coming.

          • John Gaspardo

            problem is there isn’t enough ram so it closes apps automatically when you open others not to mention lack of internal storage. besides that the screen is too small i still have it and wish they had these 4.3in phones when i got it now to save up the 300 for a new phone.

    • Anonymous

      Same here. I flashed the latest CM stable Gingerbread on my Droid Eris last night. It’s running surprisingly well. I was gonna get two of these when it releases. But now I may just get one right away and hold off on the second for about a month to see if the price goes down.

      BTW, if there are any other Eris owners out there that are relatively new to custom ROMs here’s a nice guide:

      http://theunlockr.com/2010/09/22/how-to-load-a-custom-rom-on-the-htc-droid-eris-2/

      And here is the ROM I used:

      http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/32507-cyanogenmod-7-for-the-htc-eris-v710-9-oct-2011/page__hl__eris__fromsearch__1

      • Edwin M

        Where were you 2 weeks ago. I had CM7 on it and was looking for something different. Finally gave in and went with the RAZR through Costco and its amazing return/exchange policy. Will Get g-nex next.

    • TJ Egan

      It’s $35, it’s not really that big of a fee… picking up the RAZR tonight regardless

      • Nex

        Whats $35?

        • TJ Egan

          The restocking fee, and I am also hearing that Best Buy doesn’t charge restocking fee’s, will be inquiring after work

          • Edwin M

            Go to Costco, no restocking fee, 14 day return policy, and 90 day exchange. I got the RAZR in the meantime while I wait for G-Nex.

          • bigrob60

            VZW pushed their return policy back until Jan for any phone purchased from today on. So if the G-nex is delayed a bit you still have a pretty sizable window to return it. Was leaning very hard on picking up the Razor to bide my time until G-Nex. Then return it claiming I couldn’t get used blur & needed a stock device. But there is that $35 restock fee though. Could be worth it of my OG gets any worse.  
            Edit:I had a brain fart & completely skipped over what you said about the 90 day exchange.

          • TJ Egan

            I don’t have a membership, and on top of that the closest one is 110 miles away /sigh

          • Edwin M

            That sucks.

          • They dont I used to work for Best Buy.

          • TJ Egan

            What is the return / exchange window?

          • Best_Buy_return_policy

            Best Buy buyer beware: from their holiday return policy:  

            Carrier contracts for mobile phones and other third party service providers (e.g., DirecTV contracts) do not qualify for the holiday gift policy.

        • restocking fee

          • Randy Kelly

            No restocking Fee at Radio Shack, I know cause I work there, But you will hurt the Employees sales 

          • Anonymous

            The radioshack I went to said they would charge a restocking fee.

      • TROLOLOL

        Wow, I guess the economy isn’t really affecting Mr. Egan here.

        • TJ Egan

          You’re making it sound like it’s a HUGE fee. All it means is that my girlfriend is not being taken out to dinner this weekend, so honestly, she’s the real loser in this whole situation. :]

          • Anonymous

            I agree that the fee is not that big of a deal. But you should never cheat a girlfriend out of a dinner because you will be the 1 that loses in the long run.

          • TJ Egan

            She’s had to deal with me constantly bitching about my OG droid and the fact that sometimes I don’t get her texts / vice versa upsets her. She will be happy in the long-run as well! HOOOOOOO-RAY BEER! 

          • Tucker Nebel

            u mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            ?  I’m not mad… his girlfriend is.  Which then has a direct link to Egan being mad… mad because he won’t get wee wee wiggled.

          • TJ Egan

            liked simply for saying ‘wee wee wiggled’

            but seriously, my GF keeps getting pissed because I never respond to her texts (because I don’t get them) so I’ll just cook her dinner instead. Win-win! So much wee-wee wiggling!

          • John Gaspardo

            all women are hookers in one way or another… yours takes payment in the form of a hot cooked meal. good luck with that man. nothing worth having is free 

          • Anonymous

            i got my d3 for 37$ 1 wk after launch. just saying.  i guess we all pick our different battles when we decide where to waste our money

          • Anonymous

            Dont lie you don’t have a gf.

        • Anonymous

          Think about it, $35 itsn’t that bad, I would do the same if it wasn’t so close to the release date. I can wait till December. before I make a move.

      • Foamposite0o1
      • Mikewoods94

        RadioShack no return fees. Just returned the Razr since I purchased it earlier than today. (might rebuy since verizon is extending the return date)

        • Anonymous

          only allowed 1 return

        • Anonymous

          OUCH… You are screwed if you buy it again. You can only return once.

      • STROWS

        Dude, that’s BEER money!!!

    • Anonymous

      That latest Bugless is holding the ‘ol OG pretty well.
      The micro-USB has gotten flaky though. Sometimes my phone reboots when I plug it in. I guess if that stops working we’ll have some problems!

    • agreed. although my OG is running just fine with project elite on it. well, maybe it’s a little sloooow, but, anyway. 

      don’t be hasty.   … wait for it … 

      pure android for me. no skin. no bloat. 

    • AJ

      I am in the same boat mine is getting slower and almost dead.

  • Pfigurella

    This thing is great, but when will we be talking about the next big thing…

    • tjmonkey15

      We’ll always be talking about the next big thing, no matter which phone just came out.  We wouldn’t come to sites like these in the first place if we didn’t.

      • Jason

        For about a year and a half I was coming here after getting the OG to find news on android and get rooting/ROM help, this site has been very informative and helpful. For the last 6 months I was on here looking for the next big thing as I was coming up on my upgrade (back in August!). I think I will give the daily tech site searching alittle break once I get my Gnex and just enjoy a smooth operating phone. Then back on to see what devs have come up with, see the hyp on the quad cores coming next year. I think once this damn phone comes out things might settle down a bit……for alittle while at least

    • bigrob60

      End of the month to hype the Moto HD.

  • Guest

    FIRST

  • Corey Morreale

    didn’t realize that…no wonder they haven’t announced release yet.

  • John
    • Anonymous

      Droid-Life … sponsored by Reddit

      • John

        ya but it was appropriate

  • Phil Austin

    I’m ready to purchase, get that thing in stores!

  • Foamposite0o1

    I normally dont concern myself with release dates.. But is driving me crazy!! But at least we’re one step closer!

  • Hedney3

    Finally!

  • Eddi

     it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine. 

  • Anonymous

    I honestly hope it’s pre-TDay. 

    • John

      ya i’d love to rub it in everyone’s face on turkeday

    • Crazydog

      Ditto. I’ll be in an LTE area for Thanksgiving, and I’d like to play with the 4G before I go back to slow 3G-ville.

      • 1ofdakoolkidz

        Don’t forget to bring a charger along for the ride.

    • jac0b

      Yeah.. if i were to get this before, i won’t be too tempted to spend money on black friday… xP

  • AroundTheFur

    Boooooo hypebeast

  • Anonymous

    So..expect to see this device in a month then. I remember when the Droid 3 went through the FCC, it took about a month to arrive at stores.

    • JMac726

      Noooooooooo

    • Anonymous

      not a valid metric.  

      • It kind of is.  The same thing was true for the Bionic, RAZR, and Rezound.  Most phones take about a month between hitting the FCC and coming out in stores.

        • Anonymous

          And some only take a few days to a week… ..

          • Guest

            I want to believe this so bad….. example?

        • TROLOLOL

          why ya gotta be such a downer…

        • nicodek

          And the 4s went from approval to release in stores in 10 days (October 4 FCC and October 14 release)

        • Christophernapier

          Those also have bloatware, and an overlay… the nexus does’t which could mean less time for approval.

  • Chris G

    I’m buying the razr today.  So VZ has until early January to get me the Galaxy Nexus for the new VZ return policy.

    Otherwise, Samsung, you’re screwed out of my money.

    • Sticking it to Samsung because Verizon is dragging its feet? Brilliant logic. 

    • Jason

      What new return policy is this? normally only 14 day return window.

      • bigrob60

        It was a story yesterday the they pushed back their return policy until Jan presumably for the holidays. 

        • Jason

          Ahhhh snap! I found it, Thanks man! I might go get me a Rzr today and return for Gnex when it finally comes out! Booom!

          • Josh Nichols

            Got a rezound today to hold me off.. it’s quite nice actually! Be sure to ask the rep at the store to look up the new policy in the computer, the first rep I talked to didn’t do this and told me that policy wasn’t in effect, but the rep at the computer was able to look it up and verify it 🙂

          • bigrob60

            Welcome.

  • JMac726

    I think 11/18 might be too soon, but here’s hoping for the 11/21 release!

  • razrftw

    booyah finally!

  • Anonymous

    ok, nowwwww i’m 1/2 hard on the deal