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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Receives The Galaxy Nexus Before You

Apple co-founder Steve ‘The Woz’ Wozniak stopped by the Googleplex and walked away with a Galaxy Nexus and an Ice Cream Sandwich t-shirt. Yes the man who founded Apple with Steve Jobs is currently playing with a brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus – I will let you take that in for a moment.

Ironically, Woz usually waits until release day for the newest iPhone device and tends to Segway to the front of the line. However, he is receiving a device many people want, even before it is officially announced (stateside at least). This says a lot about Android and Ice Cream Sandwich, only furthering our anticipation for the actual release of the Galaxy Nexus. Lastly I am left wondering how Steve Jobs would have felt about this? Try to keep it classy and sound off in the comments below.

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  • Anonymous

    I think its a huge compliment that a competitor would take interest in our beloved Android platform. The fanboys are not reflective of the typical Mac crowd who will give credit where its due. I think ICS is definitely going to surpass anything Apple OS has to offer. While I think Mac still dominates home computing, Google has officially taken over the cell phone domain. I hope Woz enjoys the unit and I can’t wait to get mine!

  • I’m not surprised. It’s better to know your rivals. 
    Clash of the Titans: Samsung vs. Apple http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/09/clash-of-titans-samsung-vs-apple.html

  • Guesst

    Woz has always had an android phone and an iPhone. I’m pretty sure he has said that he had the G1. He just like to be up to date on tech and he realize that competition can only improve quality. 

  • Surprised to see him without a binder. He usually pays in 2 dollar bills all in uncut sheets big enough to fit in a 3 ring binder.

  • Thatdroidguy

    call it a pub stunt or whatever……..that speaks volumes for android and the down to earth personality of the Woz……..it is shattering it is – a te chie getting his or her hands on the newest by any means necessary! lol

  • Mr. English

    Why should anybody be bothered by this or any other persons opinion on what piece of tech they purchase/own/use? Fueling the bitching, moaning, and insulting of people for what they choose to use or what they believe is better than something else is precisely why neither camp’s followers ever really impress me. I think it’s non news that Woz has a nexus, other than it’s cool that he got it early. This guy is awesome and also has done more for current tech than most people will do in a lifetime. Even if it wasn’t him though, I don’t think all the bashing from both sides is respectable. I also don’t see it in real life from anybody whose balls have actually dropped so it’s more forum fodder than anything else. I’m close to trading my tunda bow failure in on an iPhone, and when another phone comes out that makes me swoon more, no matter who makes it, I’ll get that one too. Tech is tech, and the mere fact that one would have to suggest to a group to “keep it clean” is testament to the pure unadulaterated evidence of what’s wrong with us today. People are suffering and we’re bitching about who makes the best phone when it’s purely subjective.

  • not nice

  • James

    If I remember right The Woz has been using other systems along with his I-phone for some time now.

  • Anonymous

    The Woz is awesome, Steve Jobs was the jerk and he’s dead. I’m glad to see he’s getting it. Its nice that he’s open to Android.

  • Jon

    Wozniak really whored himself out to ICS ! Love it! 

  • iNate

    To be sound rude or disrespectful, but I’m pretty sure Jobs would have fired Woz if he saw this. 

    • iNate

      *I don’t mean to sound rude or disrespectful . . . 

  • Angelface77

    This device will fail, we can see all the delays already.

    • Guest

      ..

  • Anonymous

    the woz doesnt have that killer metality that steve jobs had…he was on dancing with the stars for crying out loud…he’s always been the celebrity of the two while jobs was the businessman

  • While he does usually wait, as was said, i cant really comment on the getting it early. But woz has always been seen with the latest phones, including android phones. He is a lover of tech not brands. There was a bit of a “zomg” a while back when he was misquoted about saying some android phone was his main phone ( forget the actual phone) when what he really said was something along the lines he was just currently testing out the phone a lot. Not that it was his main phone. That honor was still the iphone ( at the time at least, sure it is still the same though).

  • This made me happy. I hope he enjoys it! 🙂

  • Davros
  • whoster69

    Why would this bother Android fans?  I think it is great.

    Now apple fanboys, that might be a different story LOL!

  • I call bs… you returned your HTC Rezound for the Galaxy Nexus? WHy would you even have bought it in the first place when clearly you knew the differences. So a apple cofounder took a freebie to play with and that swayed you?

  • Android5.0:D

    more than half ares till virgins…just saying o_O 

  • Anonymous

    After seeing this I returned my Rezound and ate the $35 restocking fee. If it’s good enough for a top tier Apple fanboy it’s good enough for me. Go Nexus!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    To see this actually brings a warm feeling inside towards apple (for a split second) and let me tell you, NO ONE hates them more than I do.  I hate them because they put down/criticize ANDROID.  Every time they announce a new apple phone they have a glamour show and put down apple’s competitors.  Well, good to see that WOZ appreciates a phone like the Nexus – I can’t wait to get my hands on mine! Cheers

    • Anonymous

      Im with you bro

  • Anonymous

    They don’t have to give me a Galaxy Nexus before the Woz, but I’d at least appreciate a US release date!

  • Billy Jenkins

    What does this have to do with that Motoactv watch? Don’t post anything on Droid-life.com unless its about that motoactv watch.

  • Anonymous

    What are the odds Verizon will never again be offered exclusivity for a nexus device?

  • Steve screwed Woz over back in the day, I don’t think anyone would care.

  • Frankskiy65

    It’s the woz he is the man bro!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wtf is someone eating a google Ice cram sandwich? Now that’s just dirty . I want one! ! !

  • Anonymous

    Props to the wizard of woz. He’s so cool they gave him a gnex!

  • Nils

    Woz he thinking anyone would mind? I wozn’t. He is da man, good on ya sir

  • Anonymous

    He is a big fan of open and benefiting the community, regardless of brand. He can have 20 if he wants and I wouldn’t mind. He would just give them out anyway.

  • i hate apple, but The Woz is still awesome! But now i hate him for getting a GNex early!…..i cant stay mad at The Woz!

  • Anonymous

    nirl.eu/5

  • Superglen99

    We are the 99%…..that aren’t getting the Galaxy Nexus 🙁

  • Robert

    I think Woz is a pretty cool guy. eh prank calls the vatican and doesn’t afraid of anything.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWQhB4Zavk8

  • Sp4rxx

    I wonder if his name badge says “The Woz” lol

  • ChrisI

    Maybe this signifies a joint movement of combining Apple and Google!!!! The next phone will be Apple A La Mode (Apple + Ice Cream Sandwich) :). The phone will keep Apple’s standards of sheepish ignorant consumers but now with the freedom and openness of Android software. Sounds like a match made in heaven. I’d buy TWO!!!

  • Anonymous

    meanwhile steve jobs cries in his grave.

  • Anonymous

    Hey what ever happened to that troll commenter named Waz that lurked around here a while ago. 

  • Anonymous

    I wanna poke his cheek!

  • Anonymous

    Do we need any more proof that this phone is really THAT good?

  •  
    Woz or no Woz, Im about to jump his ass for that phone… I’ll be like,  Wozzzzup!!
     

  • Anonymous

    Is that Steve? the 6th person on the left

  • nxusnoaw

    they should make a Woz edition of the Nexus

  • Anonymous

    More evidence pointing to a monday release. 

  • Things like this probably led to Steve Jobs’s early death. LOL

  • webby

    The Woz dude don’t miss a meal, do he?

  • How ironic.

  • Anonymous

    MAKE HIM KEEP HIS HAM HOCK HANDS OFF THE GALAXY NEXUS UNTIL THE REST OF US CAN GET IT! GAWD!

  • Anonymous

    hmm.. quite the kick in the nuts this is. Well done Verizon.

  • Woz’ Galaxy Nexus should be a lesson to you, not a reason to gloat.

    He likes good technology.  He obviously thinks that it comes from Apple most of the time, but he doesn’t care where it comes from.  A lot of us here could stand to learn that attitude.  Instead of simply shunning iOS because you want to maintain your Apple stereotypes, use it, learn it, and appreciate what it does right even if you’re happy staying on Android.

  • Nicholas Kent

    Obviously the Googleplex has a stock of them, but they refuse to share with the rest of us. I vote we Occupy Google.

  • Anonymous

    I think Android ended up being more of what Woz envisioned, it definitely wasn’t the lock box that Steve Jobs ended up creating.

  • Anonymous

    with Google music and now this steve jobs probably just rolled over in his grave

  • The only thing upsetting about this is I can’t have one yet. 🙁

  • Anonymous

    He wanted an actual real phone upgrade. 

  • Anonymous

    II wouldn’t read too much into it. Woz loves gadgets (and attention) and who would turn down a free G-Nex ahead of the curve?

  • Haproot

    SON OF A….   lol

  • Anonymous

    He always carries Android phones, this is nothing new. He’s a fan of tech in general, have you guys seen his watch?

  • hatethanet

    Woz has always been a level-headed reasonable guy. Too bad fanboys on both sides can’t follow his example haha.

  • Android with Galaxy Nexus is a great flavor combination .. lucky guy

  • Anonymous

    Damn, maybe I should drive over to the campus and see if someone can get me a Ice Cream Shirt 🙂

  • Anonymous

    glad to see the woz doesnt hate android like steve jobs who thought google copied apple like a retard

  • GNex

    Looks like a tool to me.

    • shdowman

      You shouldn’t talk unless spoken to..

      • Anonymous

        Bend over and pucker some more.

        • Dominick DeVito

          you don’t like flying do you?

          • Anonymous

            No, but I sure liked blowing up that blow hard Colonel Stuart.

  • Anonymous

    Apple made him wait outside a store to get an iPhone.  Google invites him on campus and gives him a pre-release. lol

    • Anonymous

      And a T Shirt lol

    • Anonymous

      he chooses to wait outside like everyone else. 

  • nxusnoaw

    That dude is a god to those peeps.

  • geno villafano

    FINALLY, someone in American whom I can rob for a Nexus. 

  • FortitudineVincimus

    oh my God we can see the packaging
    oh my God we can see the packaging

    people commence to freaking out and analyzing the packaging

  • Anonymous

    Dan-  “Lastly I am left wondering how Steve Jobs would have felt about this?”

    I am left wondering how you dont know who and what Woz stands for, he is an awesome guy who loves gadgets just like anyone else. He tests tons of stuff for fun.

    Steves Jobs death has nothing to do with this at all. The Woz has owned all the other Nexus devices.

  • Scott Willenborg

    I’ll bet that bastard puts it on eBay and tries to make a few hundred bucks…. you know, cuz that’s a lot of money.

  • Greg Williams

    My To Do List:

    1. Get a segway
    2. Ride segway to googleplex
    3. Get a galaxy nexus

    …sounds simple enough, not sure why I didn’t think of it before!

  • Jake

    Did he say how the bezel on the Nexus is almost as bad as the one on the iPhone?

  • nexsnow

    i can haz job at google? cleaning toilets?

  • Anonymous

    Probably unlocked HSPA+ version?

  • Dominick DeVito

    Woz doesn’t like technology, he IS technology.  :p

    • shdowman

      win

    • Angelface77

      You are still typing garbage in here. You cry more than my little sister. Bring it on loser.

      • Guest

        ..

  • Dominick DeVito

    Woz is one of the greatest minds on the planet. Anything he does or says is gold. I salute him.

    (he wasn’t the the Steve we didn’t like) – too soon?

  • victor manso

    Maybe he get it to copy the android project for the iphone lol, he realize that android are the ultimate technology haha
     

  • shdowman

    Woz > you.

    Hence he gets it first

  • Rob Becker

    So.. money CAN buy happiness.

    • Peter Kelly

      Unless Verizon is offering the happiness.  

      Then they don’t even tell you WHEN money can buy happiness.  Other than “sometime this year”

  • Woz knows whats up

  • I think he bought it so he can see what true innovation looks like, since he’s not seen any from Apple in quite awhile.

  • nah he didn’t I got one before him (UK), but still love Woz one of my heroes!

  • Alexa White

    I like Woz, but how many phones does he need??  Didn’t he just pick up at least 2 iphone 4s’s?

    Maybe they called him up and offered it to him.

  • Keith Sumner

    It’s great to see that kind of appreciation from a competitor.

  • I think it shows some class on Google’s part. I doubt Apple would give Larry Page or Andy Rubin a new iPhone before the US launch.

    Plus he deserves it just for having a sweet nickname.

    • Anonymous

      Except Woz isn’t involved with Apple anymore.  I expect he may own some stock, but he is not in a leadership role like Page and Rubin are.  What you said makes little sense. 

      • He is still in apple´s paying roll but not as a full time job or in a leadership position, he still do some public presentations for apple. He also have apple stocks, but gave away most of his stocks in 1980 to the 80 apple employees that do not receive stocks with the initial public offering. He also participate in many charities and donate huge amounts of money to the local community and schools in California. He is still a millionaire but not billionaire. One of my heroes…

      • Even if they retired and were still consultants I doubt Apple would do the same.

      • He may not be a direct employee or professionally affiliated with apple, but you’d be a fool to say The Woz ≠ Apple.  He represents apple because of his key role in their history.  That’s like saying Bill Gates doesn’t represent Microsoft because he’s not officially employed by them anymore.

    • What about Sergey Brin?

  • razrftw

    Woz looks happy as shit.

  • Anonymous

    I think he always had a soft spot for Android. Ask that Swedish reporter….. 

  • JMac726

    Did he get the unlocked or LTE version?

    • Chris G

      Being an Iphone fanboy he is on ATT and got the unlocked GSM version.

      • Anonymous

        He is not an iPhone fanboy in any way. Do you even know about him? He has nothing to do with Apple anymore. And anyways, he prefers Verizon to AT&T. His daily driver is either an iPhone or Blackberry.

        • Jadam6118

          in love?

  • Mikehen08

    Jobs just rolled over in his grave…

    • Anonymous

      he must have been cremated per Buddhist/Hindu Traditions. Lets just say his ashes might have rolled over in the jar.

    • Zaire360

      Get of jobs dck !!

  • Anonymous

    Woz has owned androids for a couple years as well as usually multiple iPhones. He likes a wide variety and just is big on having “what’s new.”

  • Jonathan Ly

    Its the Woz, how can you be mad? If it were anyone else though…….

  • dkbetts

    I honestly am not bothered by this.  He is The Woz.  He is a great guy.

    • Agreed. The Woz will do whatever the Woz wants. 

      In Woz we trust. 

      • dkbetts

        Moreover…  This gives me hope that we will see the Nexus sooner than later.  This shows that they have them to give.  Getting the gears in motion on a machine as big as Verizon can take time.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still want the phone yesterday.

        • bigrob60

          The picture update to the last article now says the G-Nex is launching on December 8th. Which is a Thursday. 

          • dkbetts

            I guess I can wait till then, but I really don’t want to.  :/

          • bigrob60

            I hear ya. I might have to rent the Razor ’till then.

          • dkbetts

            A bunch of lines of pixels on my DX screen are all messed up.  Soooo hard to wait.

          • Jon

            I got my hands on a Razr at the local radio shack of all places. First thing I thought to myself was “damn this feels awful to hold”. It was uncomfortable in my hands for some reason. And I’ve had the Droid X, Samsung Fascinate, Droid Incredible, OG Droid, iPhone 4. None of those other phones felt uncomfortable to hold the way the Droid Razr did to me. 

            Really weird, but it was an instant deal breaker for me. That and it’s not getting the greatest of reviews. I think everyone has one eye on the Galaxy Nexus, and it’s hard to let the Razr pass on it’s shortcomings with such a great phone just around the corner. 

            I have ICS on my samsung fascinate now thanks to rootzwiki and I’m loving it (even though it’s a rough alpha and everything isn’t all working quite just yet) 

          • No, it says that they’re sending promotional materials out on December 8th. There’s nothing there about a release date.

          • bigrob60

            I said the update. Read the First line. “The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now scheduled to launch in all locations on Thursday 12/8.”
            Just in case you missed it here is the picture.
            http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/december-8-nexus-650×329.jpg

          • Anonymous

            But the rumors we heard the other day were for a web only launch on Nov 21. This is still possible even given the current rumors which are for store/promotional launches. Either way, I’m expecting an announcement of the release date or a web only launch on Monday. 

            And BTW there were some other people on forums claiming that they heard “week of” Nov 21, so maybe an announcement on Monday and release on Thursday the 24?

          • bigrob60

            I would love a web only starting next week. As long as would get it b/f December. LOL. This has got to be the most Foobar thing since since Florida’s hanging chad debacle in the 2000 elections. 

        • Genius

          I don’t remember seeing pics of The Woz picking up a Razr or Bionic? I think more than anything it shows how strong the Nexus/ICS connection is. Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!

          • Anonymous

            He is there for the ICS, has nothing to do with the device. If ICS launched first on the Casio G zone, he would be pictured holding one. Nexus is the first to get the software, doesn’t mean it will be the best, it is simply the first. A whole lot of people sucked up the Tbolt when it came out, they did it because it was the first 4g lte device. Should we all acclaim that it shows how close Verizon and HTC are? I know everyone is soiling their pants over this phone, but this phone is not the coming of Christ. This phone will be surpassed and forgotten about in 6 months. Hell, it could even be by something like a Nexus Prime Ultimate Developer edition.

          • Anonymous

            True dat

          • Anonymous

            True. But Nexus phones still get more mileage than most other phones coming out these days.

            Edit: Meant to reply to PAKmann2k

      • Anonymous

        Hah, Woz needs to go back on “Dancing with the Stars” 😛

        • Sp4rxx

          now that would be cool – if chaz and nancy grace can do it, he certainly can!

        • Angelface77

          Indijena are you still crying and typing bullshit..

          • Guest

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    • dkbetts

      Do you all remember when he was on Dancing With the Stars?  My wife actually got me to watch an episode or two.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, my wife had it on two when Woz was dancing up a storm lol he was actually pretty cool I was rooting for him to stay a little longer 🙂

        • Angelface77

          You are a midget and your wife cheats on you.

          • Guest

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    • He is just a guy that loves technology. Anyone who actually knows, uses, and appreciates technology realizes the advantages of Android.

      • Anonymous

        It’s a PR move. 
        Woz gets moneyzzGoogle gets free advertising

    • Anonymous

      Very True. I wonder if Apple would give Google founders their new baby before release.

  • Mike Snyder

    Just.  Not.  Fair….

  • Jp136049

    “Lastly I am left wondering how Steve Jobs would have felt about this?” …….brain freeze?

  • victor manso

    haha of course  , Android is Awesome

  • Josh

    Bet you he sells it on craigslist

  • Skyskioc

    Is it just me or does the sixth person to the left look like the ghost of Steve jobs

    • He has a smile, so he’s happy for the Woz…

    • Da6me6in6

      HOLYSHIT!! he does look creepy dead like..

    • He didn’t wear the turtleneck or glasses to throw us off.

    • Anonymous

      Uh Oh, Now there will be the Steve Job’s and Elvis still alive conspiracy’s

      • SamIam

        Dude, it IS Steve Jobs.  In reality Steve just got so fed up with his own distortion field & all the damned iSheep he faked his cancer, death, & now is working for the Android team.  

        • Anonymous

          Let the conspiracy begin lol

      • Angelface77

        Here you are again kissing ass like always lol. You are a loser.

        • Anonymous

          Oh here we go it’s the tennis BUST that works at Dicks sporting goods lol I remeber you and your bald head pics from Google + And I even posted your stupid profile oh here Man you are retatrded looking. And those 1980’s Member only jacket clothes lmao

          Stop hiding behind a computer and your lame Bionic and go Troll somewhere else Stock boy lmao lol

        • Guest

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    • Ryan Perry

      Omg dude, lol

    • and is that Kim Jong IL behind ghost Steve?

      compare and contrast for yourselves…

  • Glad that Woz got a nexus.  He can finally join the rest of “do what we want not what we’re told to want” populous. 

  • Cgalyon

    Woz is a great nerd! Seriously, he loves technology and gadgets, why should he exhibit “brand loyalty” and artificially reduce his options. Gadgets are fun to play with, regardless of who makes them. 

  • Josh

    First

  • Nex

    Irony

  • BilleyMaes

    LOL wtf? stab to the heart much?

  • I still have great respect for Woz, I don’t mind that he got the device. Still a little jealous though.

  • Scastanedag

    We just need a release date…that’s all.

  • Anonymous

    I love Woz and I cant lie, if he was the driving force behind the *phone from day one I would probably own one. I think it would have been a different device with him leading the way.

  • Guest345

    This is beyond annoying.

  • OG Droid

    Of course he does; UK now Canda taking pre-orders on Monday but here we sit….waiting. (Cool that he has one though)

    • OG Droid

      before the grammer police come; I typed to fast and see the errors. thanks.

      • BilleyMaes

        Too** 

        • you forgot the second quotes

        • Keith Sumner

          Wow, even the grammar police have failed.

      • BilleyMaes

         “I typed to fast and DIDN’T see the errors. thanks.

      • Anonymous

        grammar*

      • Peter Kelly

        grammar; too
         🙂

  • Peter Kelly

    I wish I helped found Apple and then found integrity.

    • Ethan Bond (Realigion)

      Rather, that you helped found Apple and didn’t LOSE integrity along the way.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Steve W. We know you’re not gonna use it, you can send it to me!  Here’s my address…

    • Anonymous

      Boy, judging by that last picture, the Googleplex is a sausage-fest.

      • SamIam

        You’ll note the Woz found the only 2 ladies.

    • SamIam

      Actually Woz has had a lot of positive things to say about Android.  He’s no iSheep.