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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!
     
    Sincerely,
     
     
    Lakesha
    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
    To:        
    Cc:        
    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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGFGW5UGESWEM7BSPZJ3LRJWTY JayDub

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/brianjholden Brian Holden

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

  • Anonymous

    edit

  • 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.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Giles/24615546 Justin Giles

          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.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    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.