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Report: Samsung Confirms Galaxy Nexus on Verizon to be Released in December

We posted this as an update to our latest Verizon MAP pricing post, but wanted to make sure everyone saw it. According to Business Insider, Samsung has reportedly confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will launch in December. They did not give a specific date or reason for the push from November. To be fair to Verizon, they did say that the phone would be out some time this year. December 8 is popping up as the current target date.

Via:  Business Insider

Cheers Josh!

  • Italia1918

    This is bull verizon dropping the ball once again… Everyone should screw them back and not buy the phone for a week and scare the crap out of them let them know we mean business

  • Umiwonder

    After I seen the leaked December 8th release date for the Galaxy Nexus I sent a rant to Verizon.  So I figured I would share the reply.  My rant is below.

    Dear Mr. Ward ,
    Good afternoon. My name is Lakesha, and I’m truly sorry for the delay in responding to your email. Due to the increase in our email volume, we have been unable to meet our goal of responding to our valuable customers within 24 hours. Therefore, I attempted to reach you via phone to personally resolve your issue, but was unsuccessful. Below, I have provided general information, which may fully address your concerns. If your issue has not been resolved, please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-800-922-0204 or *611 from your handset. Representatives are available to assist you daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM CST.
    Verizon Wireless is not the manufacturer of the Galaxy Nexus, nor are we in charge of the distribution. Please contact Samsung directly, at 888-987-4357 for additional information. I am unable to provide information regarding which equipment is being considered or approximate release dates, as this may raise expectations that may not be met.
    Although we do not have the handset you are looking for at this time, I invite you to view our current phone selection as a possible alternative. To view available equipment, please click on the following link, which will direct you the “Products” page of our website: www.verizonwireless.com/products
    You may also receive free e-mail updates as to when new products and services are available. To receive your free e-mail update, please click on the following link to view the “E-mail Updates” page of our website: email.vzwshop.com/servlet/website/ResponseFormOSPEJNlmhtLk_.2ef
    There are several wireless phones being tested for functionality and reliability with our network. Verizon Wireless will not offer a product or service unless it meets the high standards our customers have come to expect. Verizon Wireless is constantly improving the services, features, and wireless phones we offer to our customers for their communication needs.
    Thank you for being a valued Verizon Wireless customer. We look forward to resolving your concerns. Have a Happy Holidays!
    Customer Service
    Verizon Wireless
    If you have received this e-mail in error or are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately by replying to this e-mail and deleting it and all copies and backups thereof. If you are the intended recipient and are a Verizon Wireless customer, this response is subject to the terms of your Customer Agreement.
    —–Original Message—–
    From:[email protected]
    Sent:      Tue Nov 22 00:43:51 CST 2011
    Subject:  Currently Offered Phones
    Form Message

    Message Body: 
    Where is the Galaxy Nexus???
    What day is it coming out?
    You guys are going to drop the ball on this one.
    The HTC Rezound is a flop! The Razr is also going to flop.
    Release the phone already..
    How is it that an American company can create a great product and another American company is in charge to distribute it and they screw it all up.
    Release it already!!!
    The people 99% have spoke!
    P.S. I have been waiting since February to use my upgrade for you to offer a decent phone

  • They keep on pushing it back because it’s probably not ready for release. I bet it’s gonna come out with quite a few bugs in it & piss off alot of people.

  • Maggie DiMarco‎‎

    @erikd887:disqus So necessary… my classmate’s aunt makes $83 hourly on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 10 months but last month her pay was $9044 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read this site http://tiny.cc/dfb7b

  • B_noble1

    Verizon has weapons of mass destruction ..invade now and bring me my nexus , I mean those weapons now

  • Dave

    You know, I wouldn’t care if it’s released in December but it sure would be awesome if they allowed people to pre-order it now if anything for peace of mind. However, if this thing hits after the new year then I’m skipping out on it and waiting.

  • Vip031783

    Whatever happened to DL talking about hacks for current phones? I’m beginning to think they sold out to hyping new phones for Verizon.

  • This phone better not be a bust with all of the delays and hype around it. 

  • Anonymous


  • TranquilBeast

    Non corp VZW employee here. I’ve sold quite a few of the Rezounds & zero of the Razr. Couple people where interested in Razr but instead went with Bionic, 4S/4, Rezound, Breakout. It’s not a bad phone though, just not selling . Not one person has ever even mentioned Gnex or knows anything about it. Regardless of the whinning it will still be a killer phone when it drops early Dec.

    • J Dub

      Because the RAZR has nothing going for it besides the form factor. It is missing several pieces of hardware like a gyroscope for example which is key to even better movement tracking.

  • Anonymous

    Google should have skipped the carriers and released this phone itself.

    The carriers suck bad. They are dumb pipes and should act as such.

  • Anonymous

    The more they make us wait.. the more we will be critical of the device when it is launched.. and the more we will nitpick at the slightest of problems on this device.

    Verizon and Google were better off selling this device when the anticipation and enthusiasm were at their peaks (first week of November).  Now when they release it next month (hopefully).. people won’t be very sympathetic to any issues.

  • No

    Should get my demo Nexus this morning. Which usually means it’s about a week or two max until it is available.

    • Anonymous

      Demo Nexus? as in the Verizon store floor model?

  • Anonymous

    The more Verizon and Google f ucks this up.. the more I gain respect for apple.

    • Twitter: AlwaysAndroid

      The more you post comments like this, the more respect I lose for you. You do realize the irony between your avatar and your own statements do you not?

      • Anonymous

        Don’t care what you think about me.. But
        Whether you like it or not.. Apple has their shit together when it comes to launching their products.. Unlike Google that is pathetically trying to give the carriers their “thunder”.. even when it comes to their own freaking flagship device.

        • It takes time to develop brand new software and ensure that all work well without issues when two companies (google & samsung) do a merge of products like this.  Then when you add in a third party, VZW in this case or any other carrier in other cases, you gotta spend a little more time.  Hype is just hype, Google/Samsung/Verizon never promised a date that the U.S. would be able to purchase so jut chill.  If you want a company that is completely self-reliant, and therefore falling behind (and fast), go with Apple…

          • Anonymous

            aren’t you forgetting something? Google DID say the phone will be available in November. Now if you are a lawyer.. you can always say.. “they said avaialble.. but didn’t say specifically where”.. and get around it sure.

  • I bet this date gets bumped to the following Month on Tuesday the 10th of January to screw everyone over from “renting” a device.  I can see VZW doing that.  There has been too many people openly admitting they have no intention of keeping devices.  VZW can’t resell these as new and they are not going to take it on the chin.

    • Deewc74

      My receipt says 15th?

    • Anonymous

      If Verizon releases it after the new year I won’t be buying it. Plain and simple.

  • Looks like I am adding another RAZR to my account.  Sick of waiting for this phone.  I have had hands on a RAZR and the phone is fast and runs very nice even with blur.  Until I get hands on a Nexus ICS or not the entire release, which still haven’t even been announced, was botched and over hyped.  I will give Moto credit there within days of the device announce and some teasers we had a date.

    • Anonymous

      good for you.

  • Anonymous

    I saw this happening a mile away.. why release in November when the Christmas holidays are coming up.. so ya December it obviously is.

  • cowdog

    Google introduces its flagship phone with the latest android release. And yet they can’t announce a release date for a major US carrier.  So in the meantime, it’s all rumorville while the carriers market the phones they prefer to sell, complete with all kinds of add on crap. If anything I think this just makes google look bad. Android in the US is a carriers game, with google sitting on the sideline.  And us customers can’t get tickets for a game that will not be televised.  Get in the game google!

  • Solar

    I may just try to hang in there wit my D2 and wait for the HTC Edge with BEATS, TEGRA and hopefully better battery life…. :] eh I just hope its soon :/

    • Dragonsla

      oh and I dunno how happy i’d be with a REGULAR super AMOLED anyway

  • Avery Ma

    I am going to beat a baby kitten to death with my OG Droid.

    If the GNex had been released I wouldn’t have dared tarnish my phone with feline blood, but as its not the blood is on them.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but I’m not coming back here until Dec.. I need to lower my blood pressure

  • Rebel447

    I so want this phone baaadd, but theres better phones around the corner oh and id rather get the transformer prime instead of the phone, Verizon is making easy on what I will get and it aint dual core!

  • Aoholmes95

    Screw this bought the rezound for a penny 4 gbs-needed to add a line for my gparents anyway. Switched my x2 unlimited plan to the rezound. This phone is a thing of beauty and the speed is ridiculous. No lag

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  • Domikinzu

    jeez, relax people. It will come.  And I’d rather them take a little more time and get it working correctly.  I hate my Bionic and it’s data drop issue.  

  • Anonymous

    doesn’t matter, as long as it comes before christmas!

  • a42ozslushie

    I’ll get prostate cancer before this phone comes out

  • i mean i know this only like, what, 2 weeks? but its seriously killing me now. 

  • And people wonder why they put skins on phones….look at these comments, a lot of people are not buying the nexus!? How could you buy a skinned phone when you could have a pure lag free experience? If people would stop buying skinned phones companies actually might stop skinning…with the nexus on Verizon no more excuses

    • Christopher Riner

      I hear ya.  Ya know, everytime I see shitty news about the nexus it breaks my heart and makes me want to break my monitor.  I’ll read the latest rumor, get pissed off, start calling verizon reps and cussing them in spanish, spit repeatedly at my phone and hang up, and then cry myself to sleep.  Especially when I read comments from people talking about how all this hype is causing them to not want the phone anymore.

      You know the saying, “too much of a good thing, is a bad thing?”  Well I believe that definitely rings true with this phone.  I’m still going to love my nexus when I get it, no matter how close quad core phones are, but the fact of the matter is, that no matter how bug-free this phone is when I get it, that whole “new toy” experience is just not going to be quite as exhilirating as it would’ve been if the phone came out this week.  Its pretty bad when you think that the phone will be the exact same thing when its released, as it was when it was presented at google– but that somehow it won’t seem quite as good.  That’s what happened with the bionic– this passed spring, I wanted the bionic and then all summer long I waited and waited and looked like a jackass when I walked into the verizon store like 2 months before it was released, and almost bought a phone swearing to all of them that I would be in the 14 day window to exchange it.  All I wanted was a phone that had all of the cool new hardware that had been available piece by piece on android smartphones for months– a dual core processor, a front facing camera, and (of course) LTE.  Had I gotten the phone then, I would have loved it.  By the time the bionic came out, I was sorely dissappointed and to this day I’m glad I didn’t get it.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– verizon is turning the nexus into the bionic. 

      Yet as I sit here, in my uber state of dismay, I have to sit back and think about one thing– this nexus really is badass.  Yeah, its been “hypebeasted” or whatever the hell you call it for what seems like for effin EVER now, but the fact of the matter is, this is a pure google phone.  No skins, no UI’s… maybe a little bloatware, but at least its not underwear (? not sure, so don’t ask).  Ice cream sandwich has thus far proven as android’s milestone for catching up to apple’s software (imo) if not surpassing it, and even tho other phones will have it soon it will still be nice to have it earlier than everyone else.  Not to mention, the screen on this thing is beast. 

      It really is a great phone, and as pissed off as I am from time to time at verizon, I’m going to continue holding on to my laggy beater phone (which is a charge, btw) until this beauty shows up.  Better late than never (yeah yeah, no official announcement so its not late).  The phone has tons to offer, and yes, super sweet hardware is going to become available soon, but until then I am pledging to scour the daily gamut of constantly updated nexus news.  Droid life, of course, being the most important of these.  SO until then, let’s be mad, bros.  And the day it comes out we can all get on here and simultaneously post, “You glad, bro?”  

  • I heard this week

  • Guest

    So stupid!  I’m so sick of waiting for this!  First I waited for the Galaxy SII from when it came out in Europe in April, then every month since they push it “just one more month” then Verizon didn’t even get it.  Then I moved to the Nexus and it is now the end of the year and they will probably say, “oh just wait until January”.

    • Anonymous

      What can we do?  If Rezound or Razr had ice cream sandwich on launch day this would not be an issue but Google/Samsung/Verizon has us dead to rights.  Iphone 4S is not an option and no other Android phones right now can beat the overall package.  I’m upset as well but what can we do?  Boycott?  Sue? Not buy the phone (LOL)?  They can tell us not until January and we would still be screwed.  

      • Anonymous

        have you tried the iphone 4s? Don’t eliminate anything out as a possiblity unless you try it. I have been trying the iphone 4s for the past 2 weeks because I got tired of waiting for this damn phone. I am simply blown away at how everything is so smooth and flawless with the iphone. Even on Verizon’s pathetic 3G speeds, browser is blazing fast.. youtube videos open in a snap. My only complaint about the iphone is the smaller screen size.
        apple store has a 30 day return policy with no penalties. Try it.. it’s worth a shot.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Verizon,

    I have over $300 waiting for that sexy little beast you now possess known as the Galaxy Nexus. I assure you, I am one of many. The original OG Droid has been a faithful friend for us over the last two years, but it’s time for it to retire with honor. The only worthy successor is the Galaxy Nexus that you selfishly keep locked away from my eager hands. Please extend to your loyal customers the respect we all deserve… 

    Give us an effin’ date.


    An OG Droid owner

    • Sevook99

      well said. I myself had the OG Droid, which unfortunately dropped on concrete and shattered the screen. this was 3 months ago and ive been waiting for the G-Nexus impatiently with every other Gnex enthusiast out there. We’ve waited this long everybody, hang in there for another couple of weeks.

    • I have over $600 waiting for that sexy little beast, my wife and I BOTH want this damn phone and we’re tired of waiting.

    • Anonymous

      nice try, but Verizon love their droids better than some defective device such as the nexus.

      • Anonymous

        They do now, but once they release this beast, I think they may see that there has been a ground swell for this phone. That could should change thier minds and future plans/marketing.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think as many people are going to buy this as you think. Vanilla looks ugly to the general public and they don’t know what the benefits are. Also they can’t market it as vanilla because it will go against there other brands. Only some people that read tech sites are interested. I am not even interested and I am well versed in technology and android.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Vanilla ICS looks better than any other Android UI ever made – custom included.

          • Anonymous

            That’s just your opinion. Will the general public see that? I think it looks better than previous versions of Android but still not good. I think Sense looks the best actually…and there are miui, cm7, adw ex, and go ex themes that are way more creative than vanilla ICS.

          • Anonymous

            I really think the general public will see it that way. Blur is not bad at all but I think the launcher is ugly on GingerBlur. I hate the apps button in the bottom right. Sense is pretty cool looking but HTC phones are so damn boring looking.

            I promise girls will like the curved screen. It makes it look elegant and such.

            If Google/Samsung pushes the phone (because we know Verizon won’t) it will be an awesome selling phone.

        • Anonymous

          Let’s see how it goes, hopefully you can get it by December.

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    • Anonymous

      well said sir. well said

  • Anonymous

    Well, no crap.  Headline might as well read “Report:  Samsung confirms Galaxy Nexus on Verizon to be released at some point”.

    I want an exact date to be announced, dammit.  Then they will have an actual deadline so they’re actually busting ass to make the phone perfect for launch and we don’t have to worry (as much) about further delays X-0.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is not bound by any date no matter what they previously said.  While I’ve convinced myself this phone is going to release early Dec for sanity purposes, Verizon could push this as long as they want.

    Motorola will prob release another flagship phone before Nexus releases.

  • Anonymous

    Well, how many ‘potential’ release dates have come and gone so far? A couple months worth? Now it’s ‘next month’….again. Not holding any breath because the anticipation will build as we get nearer and then no news and then HEY, now it’s January 5th!……glad I got a Razr….

  • Anyone else tired of these phones being delayed until they are no longer desirable? 

  • htc is looking better and better as this “push-back” keeps happening ., . . grrrr

  • bigrob60

    Dear Kellex,
      Can you please not post any more Nexus stories tonight. I’m on east cost time and about to go to bed. Would love not to find two more stories in the morning that I missed while I was sleeping like the last few days.

    Loyal DL reader.

  • Balticzar

    Sniff, sniff, sob, sob. Took a gamble on the Nexus releasing this week by black Friday and got the Razr on the 12th thinking I would be in the 14 day window. Well, it’s a great phone but my rental period is almost over and it’s about to turn into a pumpkin. But before it does it’s going back tomorrow. Waiting for the Nexus. Damnit Verizon, Samsung and Google….do you guys enjoy toying with us? LOL. Oh well back to the TBolt. Glad I didn’t offload it on ebay yet.

    • bigrob60

      Return it & go to a different store and pick it up again for the Jan deadline.

      • Balticzar

        Hmmmmmm, that is a phenomenal idea. But wouldn’t store B know if I just returned it to store A? 
        Cause if not…..i’ll kick the tires on the Rezound.

        • Christopher Riner

          I think this would work.  You need to find a cool verizon rep (look for one who burns the cheeba– shirt a little untucked, clueless look on their face, scruffy beard– maybe a french fry or two caught in there) and be like, “look, I got this phone, tried it out, didn’t like it so I got my upgrade back, and now I’m thinking I can’t hold off for the nexus so I want to use my upgrade now”.  Yeah, its playing the system, but they can’t really tell you no.  I tried out four phones in like a two week period earlier this year when I went from my cousins plan to my own plan.  The people at the store were jerks about it (especially this one nerd) bc I was obviously playing the system, but what could they do? I was playing by their rules. 

          I think it would work, but like I said, try and make sure you can find someone chill to ask them before you return it.  But hell, they can’t tell you not to use your upgrade that you just got back, even if it is for the same phone you just returned.

        • bigrob60

          Maybe. What about getting the rezound then returning it for the Razr next week b/c you couldn’t stand the rezound. Now you’ll be locked in ’till Jan. But you might have to go to store “B” anyway so it would be like upgrading now. Not just switching phones.

  • ENic

    While I am surely waiting for this phone, I must admit all the rumors have really taken my excitement. Having been looking at the Nexus for over a month now I would say the best bet is to sign up for the release notification(s) and stop reading online. Rumor and rumor, after rumor is just depressing.

  • Joejoe509

    Ugh. I can’t believe it, but I broke down. I went to Verizon today and I bought myself a Rezound. I didn’t want to miss out on the double data deal. The Nexus should be out in time for me to return it. Cool phone but it’s no Nexus. I got some hands on time with the RAZR. I didn’t like it at all. It didn’t fit well in my hands like the Rezound did. I really don’t like Sense 3.5 though. Boring.

    Anyway the Verizon rep said he hasn’t activated a single RAZR, but they were nearly sold out of Rezound.

    • Anonymous

      Yea I checked out the Rezound and didn’t like the Sense AT all so I went Razr. It seemed faster and I liked the Motocast feature and seperate HDMI/USB ports. Biggest thing that bugs me is non removable batt. But so far I like my Razr and who knows…I may just keep the thing even when the Nexus comes out. It’s growing on me. But I will def check the Nex out and then make the decision on whether it stays or goes.

      • Booboolala2000

        Got my Razr on the 15th. Really impressed. But it i s just a placeholder for the Nexus. May just keep it and give it to NY mother when the Nexus comes out. Gave my mother my tbolt. Have to make up for giving her that POST.

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  • Anonymous

    Kellex, thanks for the 3 months of slacker radio. I happy, bro.

  • Old School OG

    Last night I wiped my OG, installed Sapphire Froyo 2.2 and manually installed all my apps with the latest updates.  It’s running beautifully again.  I was surprised to find that even the new Google Music app is working on Froyo now, allowing me to stream my cloud playlists that were uploaded from my home computer and pushing songs purchased from the new Google Music Market to my phone (although I still can’t directly access the new Google Music Market from my phone.)   Anyway, my point is that I’m starting to think I can hold on to my OG until next spring and the next generation of quad-core phones.   Maybe I don’t need a GNex all that badly.

    • Anonymous

      For whatever reason, my OG did not like certain roms. It’s a very picky machine. It would only run on certain Froyo’s and certain GB’s. Think it has a machine allergy or something. It’s done been retired,though. Got a Razr and will check the Nex when it comes out….but no more OG action {cry}…rest in peace OG Droid….

  • Marcus Swope

    The double your data deal on verizon had better still be in effect on Decemer 8.

    • Joejoe509

      That was my fear as well.

  • Anonymous

    10 bucks says it doesn’t come out this year… bullshit verizon, this phone is already outdates

    • Tim242

      You are full of shit.

  • TheVoiceOfReason

    Okay seriously Droid-Life, I know you all are very much enjoying the gross amount of traffic you’ve undoubtedly seen this past quarter with all the of Nexus news, and now rumors. But for the love of God stop posting articles like this. It doesn’t inform your base of anything that hasn’t been rumored already, nor does it provide anything concrete to the chaos that you all have profited from with this device. Honestly, for all of our sake’s stop it (putting up these posts) until you get something actually solid.


    • bigrob60

      At least we know November is out of the question. And that’s all anybody has ever asked.

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather have all the news / rumors that are out there, that’s kind of why I read this site. Not sure what you’re here for.

    • Anonymous

      Real Journalism? Is it considered real journalism when I see other reputable sites using Droid-life as their source? Droid-Life is bringing us all the information they can. They aren’t a newspaper and don’t have to wait for the next morning to print.

  • December 8th would be perfect for me because my upgrade is the 10th.

  • Imma go out on a limb here and say it’ll be out by Christmas, buggy or not.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    Obviously Google does not feel threaten by iPhone, otherwise they would have launched this around the same time as the 4S. I think Everyone just assumed it would be launched with the RAZR, and Rezound, but they where wrong. Either get a different phone, or stop bitching, the phone hasnt been announced for release yet.

    • googlesux

      why would google be threatened by the iphone 4s?? It’s like woody allen could threaten dwayne johnson. There is no competition. 

  • Anonymous

    HELL yeah!

    And guess what….I’ll be getting paid sometime in December…hopefully they’ll announce a release date of December 20, ’cause well, I will have been paid by then.

    • Christopher Riner

      sounds like you work for verizon.  Don’t worry, they’ll be officially launching your paycheck soon.

  • and the funny thing is i haven’t seen any document stating any date. still a rumor, and not official in my book

  • Everyone who keeps saying they bought the razr or rezound and say they couldn’t be happier…in a few weeks when we are all chatting, laughing and frolicking with our gnex’s you will be bored and crying because of your mistake

    • Lakerzz


    • Anonymous

      I was never interested in the Nexus in the first place!

      • Nathan Hosford

        You should be if you want consistent updates, a huge community,and unlocked bootloader. 

        • Anonymous

          I am aware of the pros and cons of the phones and made my choice!

    • Anonymous

      You might not want to chat and laugh while using the phone, you may not be able to here each other.. just sayin’

      • bigrob60

        I see what you did there.

    • Anonymous

      Who are you kiddin’?  By January 1 everyone will be chatting and complaining on how they should have waited for the G-Nex NEXT phone…

    • Anonymous

      In a few weeks? Keep dreamin bro. At this rate you will be lucky to see the Nexus by the end of the month, December that is. And so what if I bought a Rezound today. I have until Jan 15th to return it and pickup the vaporware that the Nexus has become.

  • Nexusplz
  • theraskell

    Just like that Hilter Video… “Those who say its just a few more weeks need to leave the room”

  • The never ending story of the Galaxy Nexicorn… Will it ever be caught?  Let alone seen in the hands of a Verizon customer who doesn’t belong to Team Black Hat… As they say with the tootsie pop ….THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW

  • mchlkrieger

     I don’t understand all the angst… Verizon never announced a release date, it simply said by the end of the year. All the other “leaks” come from Samsung and elsewhere. You fanboys seem to be confusing “lies” with “impatience.” If you need a phone NOW, the RAZR and Rezound are excellent devices. Besides, who knows what sort of bugs/issues the GNex will have? IMHO, people who are fap, fap, fapping over this phone are setting themselves up for disappointment.

    • Nathan Hosford

      No they are not,and no they are not IMO

    • you’re right that a release date was never announced, and you’re wrong about setting selves up for disappointment. We’ll have updates, and everyone will be looking for release dates for their updates.

  • tjmonkey15

    Ah screw it, just release it in January.

    • Nathan Hosford

      That would not be smart tegra 3 phones are said to be released in Jan,Feb,Mar the only reason at this point i am getting the nexus is because its a nexus.Otherwise i would wait for a Tegra 3.If you dont care about it being a nexus and being blessed by google wait for a Tegra 3 phone.

      • Tim242

        Tegra 3 IN A PHONE. Really? OVERKILL!

      • pointless since ICS is optimized for dual-core. every version of Android until the next nexus will be designed mainly for the Nexus.

  • My OG Droid is on its last leg!! LIFE SUPPORT DAMN YOU!!!  It can’t make it much longer!!!! WHERE IS MY NEXUS ALREADY??!?!?!!?  RAWR!

  • Anonymous

    Verizon continues to play games. If they are so good at testing devices then what happened when they released the Thunderbolt or better yet the Blackberry Storm. So Un-American, Google, a US company, releases a phone in the UK and the US gets it weeks or even months later. I am going to spend all my Black Friday money by then.

    • Nathan Hosford

      I think Canada will get it on Bell before we do way to drop the ball google,verizon,samsung we got douched here in the states unless its bug free.If it has one bug i will be upset if not i will apologize. 

    • Booboolala2000

      Don’t forget that they tested and released the Charge. And they are sitting on the GB update for it too. Ill take a buggy Nexus over that POS Charge or TBolt any day. A it least the bugs will get fixed.i

    • everything gets released overseas first

  • Anonymous

    Will we get a Jan 2012 rumor? Better not!! Lol.

    • Nathan Hosford

      If it comes out any later than Dec 8th im waiting for a Tegra 3 if i did not have a great discount and unlimited Data i would be getting a GS2 on Sprint.

  • Anonymous

    I just wish they come out and say a solid date.  My upgrade has been available since June and I got 2 more in May on my family plan.  Sad to see this phone only last me for about 6 months before I upgrade to tegra 3 or what ever quad core HTC and Samsung releases.  Verizon is messing up my yearly upgrade cycle.  

  • Slowtbss

    galaxynexus.com when looking on the tab said Coming november this morning and now says coming in December…

    • Anonymous

      Whose joke of a site is that?  You suckered me into giving you ad impressions, and I don’t appreciate it.

  • Anakin2solo

    This is the next Bionic.

    How about releasing a phone quickly before it is outdated.

    • Nathan Hosford

      Too late…… HTC Edge

      • Tim242

        Ugliest, bulkiest phone ever. Not to mention, unannounced. There will always be something just around the corner. Get a phone, be happy with it for more than a minute. You sound like a spoiled brat.

      • Pure android>sense

  • Manuel Olague

    I’m just glad we finally have a date

    • Nathan Hosford

      would be more happy with an official announcement and add.

  • Anonymous

    ✔ jcase
    LG Will be announcing the LG Revolution 2 for Verizon with a 4.5inch screen at the Dec 1st event

    If this turns out to be true I may wait and see what this has in store since it most likely will be released before the nexus anyway.

    • Nathan Hosford

      Does it have Tegra 3 ?

      • Anonymous

        I doubt it unless they plan to hold the release for awhile. Why do you need quad core in a cell phone anyway? i would rather they work on dual core battery life first.

        • John

          Some quad core chips will draw less power because they will be built using 28nm process vs 40nm.. And even for first gen 40nm quad core chips like tegra3, they are promising improved battery life.   

          • Also, some quad-core chips (like Kal El / Tegra 3), they have an additional low-power core. Nvidia’s Tegra 3’s 5th low-power core can stream 1080p video for something like 12+ hours… impressive imo.

    • Anonymous

      You are a loser, you cant even decide which device to get lol.

      • Guest

        go suckk some more dickk fagg boy!

        • Anonymous

          Go have sex with your sisters lol coward

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    So no statement or anything just that it was “supposedly confirmed by samsung” Great way to check on anything before posting it. smh

  • Alex

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it came out December 31st. They’re really pushing that “by the end of this year” thing.

  • hatethanet

    Doesn’t matter to Verizon if the Galaxy Nexus is delayed. People are still gonna get locked into contracts with the G-Nex before the next wave of phones is released.  It’s no coincidence that Verizon’s extended holiday return period ends on January 9th. CES 2012 starts on the 10th.

  • Anonymous

    I seriously just want this on T-Mobile :/

    • Nathan Hosford

      Realy the hardwear in the Galaxy s2 is better just needs ICS.

      • Hater

      • Booboolala2000

        July or august at the earliest for the SGSII. Same for the Rezound.

    • Christopher Riner

      hell, if you want it on t-mobile then get an unlocked version (whenever they become available- got rumor from hitler they’re hard to find right now).  On the other hand, everyone else will probably get it a few days after verizon at this point.

  • Ulnek75

    by the time this phone is released, it’ll be time for the next one already….

    • Pardes33

      by the time it is released, Google would have announced the next flag ship phone …..

      I hate Verizon.

  • Bbrutcher


  • Anonymous

    Oh he’ll, I might as well wait for the droid 4. Maybe that will be released first.

  • I’m just happy that they at least confirmed the MONTH!

  • Dec 8 for Bell Canada,it’s been announced already so i’m sure it will be released state side by then if not earlier. Verizon must have over ordered on other models and are now desperate to move as many as they can before they announce the day. It’s like they want to piss people off so they will buy something eles and judging by many of the comments over the last couple of weeks it’s been working for them.

  • Naergoth

    Verizon screws the pooch again. As much as I don’t like the fruit company, at least they know how to launch a phone. They force verizon to do it the way THEY want it done. Google needs to man up and grow a pair.

    • The problem with that is Apple gives them the iPhone months in advance for necessary testing Samsung does not. 

      • Anonymous

        Source or stfu.

    • Nathan Hosford

      Its not hard to launch the same phone over and over again.

      • Tim242

        That’s the smartest thing you have said in this entire thread.

    • Anonymous

      Not too difficult when you launch 1 phone per year.

    • Anonymous

      I will be willing to bet that samsung and Verizon knowbhowbto launch a phone as well. The problem is, you are reading rumors. Didn’t anyone stop to think that they would run an ad campaign PRIOR to launch. Well, haven’t seen one yet. That is a pretty good indicator that they aren’t ready. Did anyone really think the phone would simply launch overnight without as much as a single ad in a USA today or even their own circular? Wouldn’t a tv commercial be worth the effort? The answer is yes. And it will all come in due time. Then, the phone will launch.

      • Anonymous

        While I believe what you are saying, didn’t the Asus Transformer kind of do that? I’ve never seen an Asus Transformer commercial.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, but the Transformer is a niche product and not a handset. Asus never advertises anything. This phone is a big deal for Google, Verizon, and Samsung, I am sure they will want the entire world to know about it. I expect an ad campaign like the RAZR, teasers first and then ease into an all out assault on the iphone. Like the online commercial posted yesterday.
          Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

          —–Original message—–

  • Skeptic

    December 8th…..2019

  • Asdf

    holy crap been waiting since sg2 was supposedly coming out for verizon. need a new phone so bad verizon cant do anything right.

  • This is news?  Verizon stated that it will be out by the end of the year, and December is the last month.  If there was a 13th month, I’m sure Verizon would push it to then.

  • Anonymous


    • Is that out yet?

    • Djlowproz

      Man Detox is never coming out lol

  • Ray

    I will believe it when its in my hands


     i just talked to my dude at VZW two days ago and this is about right. he hit me up after a Corp meeting and said two Fridays after blkFri.

    over & out.. 

  • hamholla

    if this phone doesn’t come out on december 8th, im driving my car straight into an elementary school. 

    • So wrong, yet necessary

      • Anonymous

        So necessary, yet…wait, what did the children do?

        • They are our future.  Obviously we were too soft on the past generation of children leading us today.  I feel this is in order. :-p

          • SugaShane

            I’m going to drive my car through Droid-life’s house to wake their arse’s up, so they can post some Nexus news to get me through this last work day! 

          • wurd

    • Anonymous


    • Jason Purp

      I laughed. Very hard.

      • Anonymous

        Purp, your still holding out right???  No RAZR in your mitts lol

        • dblj

          Didn’t he post that he “rented” one?

        • Anonymous

          Stop telling people what to buy stupid tool.

          • Anonymous

            question marks ask questions.

          • Anonymous


          • Guest

            he’s a fuckking dumbasss he can’t help it.  he was probably raped by his father.

          • Guest

    • FBI snitch

      Congratulations ! The FBI will be at your door step soon.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe they will know the Nexus release date.  

        • JusChilln


        • Lmao. Funniest post in weeks.

        • Anonymous

          The Nexus release has been deemed a fringe event.

        • JMac726

          Probably not. They thought it was the 21st

        • El El Kool J

          The Nexus doesn’t even know the Nexus release date is…

    • hamholla

      i just want verizon to know that all of these innocent lives are riding on their shoulders… its up to you verizon. “let’s play a game” (saw voice) 

    • Anonymous

      As I kept reading your comment, and when I got to “im driving my car straight…”, I so thought you were going to say… “into a Verizon store.”

      Boy was I off.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      So what was really learned here? NOTHING. there are 8 days left in Nov. Really, it is pretty obvious that IT WILL BE A DECEMBER RELEASE. Duh! And of course, no official date.

      So again, I ask, WTF was really learned.. NOTHING! business as usual.

      btw, some of you seriously need to get a life. Your whining is pathetic.

      • Tenisguy10

        Ironic… Your whole post is whining. And so are your other posts. Just thought I would let you know. Make android not war. People are allowed to voice their opinion and so are you, just don’t purposely cause problems.

      • Anonymous

        “btw, some of you seriously need to get a life. Your whining is pathetic.”

        You seem to post and complain here just as much as the people your are
        ridiculing.  Perhaps a dose of your own advice is needed. I believe we call this hypocrisy.

    • Anonymous

      Not another Penn St. tragedy

    • Anonymous

      You may get it december 8 of 2013 lol 🙂

      • Guest


    • do it on Thanksgiving so at least we’ll know nobody will be there

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Just make sure you’re texting, so you can blame it on that.

    • Lenny

      Fool! You should bitch slap silly Google/VZW/Samsung executives.

    • whoster69

      Don’t even joke about that.  It is dangerous and stupid because someone might take it seriously sometime.

      Yes, I’m disappointed to, but you won’t think this is funny if some children get killed because someone followed this idea…

  • Flash

    Maybe Verizon is going to pull a “BAZINGA!!!” on us….. I can only hope.

  • Anonymous

    Screw it. I’m waiting for the Edge now.

  • Regrub

    Verizon needs a little bit more time to make sure the Nexus too has a locked bootloader

    • Nagini

      i will get CRUNK.

  • Atc4212

    The manager at the Verizon store I always go to told me yesterday she got an email from corporate saying 12/8 was the “confirmed” date. I’ve been asking her for weeks and she’s been in the dark just like us until now.

  • Anonymous

    Geez…its like a couple of weeks.  Big deal! Chilll…baby…chiiiiilllll…

    • EC8CH

      anybody who’s about to say “that only a couple of weeks away” leave the room now

      • Anonymous

        You win the DL internets for the day

      • bigrob60

        But I can’t leave the room b/c I’m glued to DL for updates.

  • SugaShane


  • El Chupacabra


  • Warden Chinbach

    At this point I feel like I will be pissed if it is released in November.

  • Thecommish

    I said screw it yesterday! Bought the Rezound. Couldn’t be any happierwith it.


    ….And I’m actually not mad, Bro !

    • KevinC

      you’ll regret it, bro.

  • Uh ohs.

  • Reptherockett

    My guess is they didn’t want everyone to hop on to the Double Data promotion for the month of Novemeber since its 4G…those sly Verizon people

  • Dereknmsu

    Yeah they said that about November too. See you in 2012 nexus! 

    • Jjohnson32


  • Chase Maag

    also getting pissed this thing was suppose to be out mid november … my droid died and have had to move to the dark side (blackberry) … its been three week of hell and i have another two to go … about to break down for the rezound … really trying not to though

  • OMG it’s releasing in December, which still qualifies as before the end of the year, as Verizon said. There are no “delays” because Verizon hasn’t announced a tentative date yet. It’s not January 1st, 2012 yet so stop sweating it so much. Obviously the phone isn’t ready if they aren’t releasing it yet. Would you rather the phone have major issues at release?  I’m sure Verizon has their reasons why the phone has not released yet. Good on them for getting it right.

    • Anonymous

      Tell the UK it’s not ready.

      • Well the whole volume bug  while on 2G networks was missed. Plus, the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus uses completely different radios than the UK version, so there could be bugs that arise from that. 

      • Anonymous

        The UK version shouldn’t of been released. Google “Galaxy Nexus volume toggle issue”.

  • Firelight

    I’m throwing money in the air but Verizon just don’t care…


  • Sinofue

    We might as well wait for the iPhone 5 at this point. 

    • Anonymous

      That would not be a bad choice.

      • Guest

  • l4do0

    This phone better be worth the wait! Or ill be pissed!!!

  • Anonymous


  • Jadam6118

    Lets all go to Verizons website and tell them “we are mad bro!!!”

  • Anonymous

    If this phone gets pushed to January we should all sue Verizon for lying…

    • Chase Maag

      no because it will be released in “november” (sarcasm) … seriously 

    • nathanp8


    • Anonymous

      December 27th. Thats the real release date. 

      • Anonymous

        I imagine this as being a real possibility at this point. “Before the end of the year” means “As close to the end of the year as we can possibly manage”

        • Just like Moto and their We will unlock bootloaders by the end of the year.. if carrier allows.. 

    • nathanp8

      Verizon hasn’t even announced the phone.  How can you sue them for lying?

      • Jjjjjj

        Verizon did say the phone would be out this year….so they would be lying, unless they were talking about the business year.

        • Anonymous

          It is going to be released this year…in December.

      • Naergoth

        Verizon did put out an announcement stating that the nexus was coming out by the end of the year. Look it up.

        • Anonymous

          december 31 is the date that this garbage will be release.

          • Guest

      • Anonymous

        You’re right we can’t sue them but we can all go to our nearest Verizon store and take a dump in front of the door.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      wont matter to me, I have decided to wait until 2012 for a quad core phone to get battery and CPU benefits that would really help in phone technology. 

      Galaxy Nexus.. yawn. Already old news to me. Galaxy who?

      • Anonymous

        You can’t be an OG Droid owner right? lol My OG can not make it. I’m tired of “tricks” to keep this pony going.

    • Anonymous

      Bionic all over again lol. They will make this device again to fix all the issues.

      • Anonymous

        Monday, January 9th is the final day to return devices bought during the holidays. I think the Nexus will launch just over 14 days prior to that. (December 22nd for the non-math types) This locks all the new buys in, prior to the 9th. If you buy at launch, the 14 day window will be closed by the 9th and no returns. I then predict that the RAZR HD will launch on the 12th and the Nexus will drop in price to 249 that very week. ICS will have hit several devices by that week.

        • Anonymous

          It may happen because moto has been releasing a lot of device lately. Have you decided which one you will get?

          • Guest

      • Guest

  • Anonymous

    gonna get a razr for a penny, hold it for 6 mths, then get the SGS3. goodbye nexus, it was just never meant to be~

  • IceBergLettuce

    I’m sad bro.

    • SKAV3NG3R

      need a Kleenex, bro?

      • TheRobotCow

        Pass me one bro

        • SKAV3NG3R

          one passed.

          • vardas

            you forgot to say bro, bro

          • There is always a BRO section within the first page of EVERY droid-life story lol love it

          • Guest

            You love it, bro?

          • SKAV3NG3R


          • Bro yes!

          • Anonymous

            Bro-my-gosh, this is getting ridiculous meow, bro.

          • Anonymous

            no sh!t bro!!!!

  • this is bullshit

    • Anonymous

      and you still will no matter when they release it so don’t act like it is anything different.

      • partially true, i will be getting it, as will most of the people here complaining but im sick of my DROID and no longer will be buying an extra because my girlfriend wont wait and is gonna get the iP4S

  • I am so tired of this. Somebody help me. 

  • Anonymous

    Another week of waiting… Holy Bionic Batman!

  • Brandonv Gillis


  • That date is perfect for me. I just started a new job and my pay date is 12/8/11. I hope this date holds true.

    • Rashad Gattis

      walmart employees get paid on thursday.  is that your new job for the holidays?

  • JusChilln


  • Joshua Dudash

    Damn… all the same bs, no matter the manufacturer 

  • Anonymous

    One day late for my birthday! Not happy with all of these delays. I would be happy if we just got a solid date from Verizon, even if it was December.

  • Anonymous

    Next time I’m just going to buy a new phone and not give a crap about the rumors. I held off getting a new phone because I heard that this was going to release late October/early November (also because no VZW S2). Now my Droid is dying and I’m hoping everyday that it doesn’t crap out on me.

    • EmoMorales

      Mine too, I’m likely “renting” either a rezound or razr tomorrow. 

      • Ben

        I “rented” a Razr yesterday and I couldn’t be happier.  My D1 was on its last leg to say the least.  The Razr isn’t perfect, no ICS, no NFC, no Battery Fix, Green Hues on Dim, but next to the D1 it is nothing short of amazing.

        The hardware just feels right.  The size is great, the weight is awesome, the screen looks fantastic on bright, and I can always plug it in when the battery gets low… problem solved.

        I love the Razr, and while I might switch to the GNex when it comes out, I am certainly happy with my $35 investment.

        • Enigma2u

          I have the Razr and honestly its a great phone compared go the bio-oh-no-udidnt-nic and well i hope that Dec 8th is the day because that’s the last day I have to return thus bad boy …honestly if this thing would allow me tl swap out batteries I would keep it but since it won’t I am stuck with this Formosa …I hope we can make this a national holiday like Ice cream sandwich. Day lol

        • EmoMorales

          Nice, I’ll be interested to see what either has to offer. I’m a little cautious about it some how messing up my certain GNex transition, though I have been assured twice now by Verizon that that shouldn’t be a problem. (and I’ve been up front about returning the phone when GNex arrives on both occasions)

        • Anonymous

          You may be staying with the razr after all 🙂

          • Guest

    • Anonymous

      I too am in the same boat… my droid is on life support thanks to roms but day by day new issues are cropping up. I want this phone soooo bad. All the reviews are sterling and I too didn’t buy anything else because of it. Tis mighty sad. 🙁

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure the roms are the problem, not the life support. Mine was slow and had tons of issues, no matter what rom I used so I did a factory reset. Now it works perfectly. 

        • Anonymous

          Yeah I’ve tried that as well, but mine still tends to freak out. 

        • Mark

          factory reset has mine working fine too… even fixed the bug where the home screen takes 20 seconds to load. Don’t get me wrong, I want the Nexus Stat – but my OG droid from 2 years ago is actually fine.

  • @Saintzman

    God Damnit! They need to just put this thing out!!! My PANTIES ARE ALL UP IN A BUNCH!!!

  • Me


  • Anonymous


  • thatguy


  • Anonymous


    • I swear to god this shit only happens to us Verizon users, we get a kick-ass phone but they make us wait so long we get blue balls.