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Verizon to Sell the Galaxy Nexus as a Phone With “No OEM Customization”

Verizon’s comparison of the Galaxy Nexus to the competition gave me a good laugh today because of one category in particular. See the “User Interface” section? They plan to use the “No OEM customization” as a selling point for this phone, which just so happens to be the number 1 asked for approach to most phones by all Android enthusiasts. It’s fascinating to see a carrier differentiate a phone out as being stock, since the entire point of OEM skins to begin with is to help differentiate them all. It just shows you how few Android phones there are that can offer you a truly stock experience. They don’t come around often my friends, this would be Verizon recommending that you jump on it.

Also nice to see them list 32GB again, especially with that $199 price floating around this weekend.

And by the way, full training is effect – still no firm date though.

On a related note – does anyone else find it odd that they did not use 4G LTE in the comparison sheet? I’m not suggesting that it won’t be LTE, I’m just saying that they usually use LTE as one of their top selling points.

Cheers ___!

  • wow….samsung galaxy is the most acceptable and like able for all over the world.if you have take my point of view.so then i say that galaxy is a brand that is very beautiful and good machine.i have to use it myself for the last 5 years.and when i have taken any sell phone then i firstly preferd  the samsung galaxy.because i like it and trust it very much as a good and nice brand.thanks samsung galaxy….. 

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t they also use this “no OEM customization” to steer users to the other skinned and bloated devices that can grab more money out of consumers?

  • Anonymous

    Heh…  I’d be jumping on it already as my A855 Droid’s VERY long in the tooth- but they’re NOT selling it to me yet….yet…

  • Anonymous

    “My Verizon” is OEM customization.

  • Fk Gregory

    what does OEM mean in this?

    • Anonymous

      Original Equipment Manufacturer

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    Great, no TouchWiz, but what about the carrier bloatware?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Smr561

    Why does the Nexus have 1.2 GHz and lesser quality cameras?  I hope that’s not correct,  If you’re going to improve a phone then improve it, don’t make it a better phone in some areas, but not in others.  Sometimes more choices is not better.

  • Sts86gt

    Is it me or does anyone else  think that the only advantage the GN has over the SGS2 is ICS?

    • Dominick DeVito

      Better Processor (OMAP 4460 vs 4430)
      Better camera sensors
      HD Screen

  • Anonymous

    YEAH!!

  • I think all the phones on that chart are 4G so it doesn’t make sense to use it as a selling point.

  • Villarreal Francisca

    @beerme828:disqus   that people are so… my neighbor’s ex-wife makes $70 an hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for 10 months but last month her paycheck was $8702 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this site http://fbn.me/vw5

  • Dear Verizon,
    Carrier customization is far worse than OEM customization. That is all.

    Sincerely,
    the Android enthusiast community.

  • Tyler

    Am I the only one who noticed that the phone says its .35″ which is equal to the 8.94mm instead of the 9.47mm that was leaked a bit ago? I don’t see credibility when the specs aren’t even right.

  • Jack Hoffman

    Per P3Droid’s Twitter:

    @[email protected]: did you ever say the release date you heard a few days ago? is it def on the 8th? appreciate your posts

    @P3Droid @htowngator: no, and its going to be soon, you will have the Nexus if you desire it before the middle of the month.

  • xD

    This is CLEARLY FALSE. 

    The title of this post is “Verizon to sell the Galaxy Nexus.”
    That is a lie. They are going to delay it into oblivion. 

  • Rw-1

    You either want this phone, or you don’t.

    If you don’t, then you find what works for you. I’ve no issue with that.

    I would be very suprised to see it come in at $199, but if it did, then rejoice! Because the upgrade would be less than that. But you all know who were dealing with right?  VZ = greed.

    Tick tick tick …  it will be here soon.

  • thaJack

    Technically they are right. The OEM, Samsung didn’t customize it. Verizon did however. It has been confirmed that it is NOT stock.

  • Fred

    dayz all good phones bubba!

  • Anonymous

    I want to see AngelFace and that one iPhone troll that use to come here debate on whether the 4s or RAZR is better.

    • Fred

      they are better….than their predecessor

  • Jon

    Umm…don’t all of these phones have 4G? Thus it’s not necessarry to compare that because it’s common amongst all of them? 

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t they list advantages like LTE? I really think they are trying to everything they can to push the Razr and Resound and not sell the Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    I hope someday they offer a phone with “No Carrier Customization. ” It’s too bad they couldn’t resist putting on Verizon bloatware and branding.

    • Joshnichols189

      People actually use backup assistant and myverizon though

      • Tyler

        Some do, some don’t. If you use it why cant you download it from the market and leave it off for the rest of us?

  • No OEM, no freedom. {{-_-}}

  • IceBergLettuce

    This makes me smile bro.

  • Jerry Lange

    I think by “No OEM Customization” They mean the UI.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I have an iPod for my music, I have a video game device for video games, and I have a portable DVD player/tablet for movies on the fly (which I use only on long flights).
    I have never even used up 32 gigs for music and I am a distance runner (love my nano). The idea of using my phone as an MP3 player simply is not an option because phone batteries just aren’t there yet. Watching movies on a phone? Yeah, did that once as a novelty and all it did was annoy me with such a small screen.
    This is a cellular phone folks! 32 gigs IMO is actually overkill. The phone compliments my laptop which is always with me as well for business, emails, documents, etc.
    For phone calls, text messages, quick emails, and file viewing these phones are absolutely AMAZING. If someone is bitching about no SD card, 32 gigs on board, and a 5mp camera, NOTHING will make them happy. How about buying a camera for video and pictures?!?! They are dirt cheap you know.
    I am able to call anywhere in the world, send decent pictures on the fly to ANYONE, and do tons of things a cellular phone traditionally wasn’t meant to do. Why all the whining?
    These Androids are a godsend. Be happy guys. In my youth a walkie-talkie that communicated over 50 yards wirelessly was a wonder. Look at what you can do with a relatively tiny device and be grateful you live in such amazing, exciting times!

    • I’m wondering why you bought an android when a BB would be free and do everything you actually use your phone for and have for a decade.  I don’t want to carry a tablet/ipod/nano/cellphone/camera when I can carry one item.  My phone replaces the usb stick I load music on and plug into my car stereo for my hour long commutes.  And streaming audio is limited when your commute include poor reception areas, and more memory means less time spent syncing playlists.  To each his own.

    • MM

      I dont understand.  This works for you, thats great.  But what works for you doesn’t always work for others.  I have another story then you which i need ALL the space i can muster since i dont have internet at my house and my job is with the government so forget about doing anything with those computers.  My phone is my all in 1. I dont understand Whining when im buying something and i need more out of it then you do…  That being said i wont buy this phone i will get another to suit my needs.

  • Hardtorn

    No “removable storage “….. that seems odd for a phone at this level.

    • Anonymous

      The Nexus S was like this too. It’s not that surprising.

  • Anonymous

    They should have named the Nexus the Samsung Ghost….will it ever show up or is it just a phantom…

    • Anonymous

      It’s real and sitting on my desk now, well the GSM version 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Coming from Blackberry, my DroidX has been a DREAM phone for me. I just SBF’ed again and reflashed the new GB build along with Liberty v 1.0 ROM and the phone runs like a cheetah. I can only imagine what this Galaxy Nexus is going to be like with ICS. 
    But seriously, people are bitching about no SD card despite having 32 gigs on board. Are you kidding me?!? I have NEVER filled up a phone with even half that. We are talking about a cellular phone right?
    I have customized every phone I have and bottom line, I use them to talk, text message, email occasionally, post up photos to Facebook, and rarely play a few rounds of Words with Friends. My phone is a portal to the world but 32 gigs is more than I could ever need.
    I’ll wait until after Christmas to get the Galaxy Nexus just to allow the kinks to work out and see if another beast emerges after the holidays. I’ve wont be waiting in lines or battling it out like iSheep for the next best toy. Hold your horsies folks. I’ve lived in a world where the brick cellular was unbelievable and unaffordable for most of the population. These tiny new things are simply amazing so quit yer whinin’!

    • Anonymous

      I think 32GB is plenty, but some people will fill it up. If I didn’t have a separate iPod, I’d use my phone primarily for my music. I’ve filled my 32GB iPod up. Granted, there’s some movies on there and that wouldn’t go on my phone, but still. It’s not that unreasonable.

      • Wolfskull

        google music and done

  • Anonymous

    kellex, should we be worried about the no-4g/lte thing?

    • Anonymous

      I’m gonna scream if that’s why it’s $199…

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I’m getting scared about.

        -Joe
        Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt

  • Yellowcanary73
  • Yellowcanary73

    I was looking at the Razor but after seeing the screen problems forget it.

  • Anonymous

    OCUPPY WAL STREET….OCUPPY OAKLAND…..OCUPPY VERIZON?………HMMMM

  • Anonymous

    Hey AngelTroll, I hope you read this. How are you enjoying that battery life on your razr? How bout that crappy Motorola camera? Oh, and I’m sure blur is treating you just fine! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    i dont know about you guys but im ready for the droid 5 coming this CES.. (sarcasm).. i hate so say it but im gonna get this Nexus since i never had one.. i just always used moto phones.. although i have to give them props for good sound/call quality its top notch.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    Owned the GS2 on T Mo for a bit….WISH it would be on Verizon. Liked it as good if not better than my Razr. Just a killer phone.

  • Nifs

    The average consumer would pick the skyrocket as the best phone in this line up.

    • Anonymous

      Or T-Mo’s S2

  • Anonymous

    Had my mind set on this phone but after successfully grabbing a Acer 7 inch honeycomb tab for $189 (ICS promised in January) and with the Rezound dropping to $49 upgrade price at costco online I could not take it anymore.  Plus the rumor is that S-off is very close to allow custom kernals and roms.  The final nail in the coffin was the lack of SD card support.  
    The Nexus will be the best overall Android phone in December but when everyone jumps on ice cream sandwich it will just be ordinary.  The Razr, Rezound and Nexus are excellent phones and I hope we can have this same problem next year.  

  • Anonymous

    Nexus does not belong in Verizon. We would of been better with the GS2.

    • Ddevito

      Dude, love you. You grow on me after a while.

      • Anonymous

        thanks man 🙂

        • Guest

          you going to suck your mom’s dick now fagg boy??

      • Guest

        are you an angelFAGGIT77 cum slurper too??  does it taste good bro?

        • Dominick DeVito

          After a while he grows on you.He loves Samsung, he just won’t admit it

        • Guest

          u gay brah?

    • Anonymous

      Explain why.

    • Tim242

      *would’ve

    • Guest

      ….

      • Guest

        u a loser brah?

        • Guest

  • Anonymous

    would love some ICS on a Google phone

  • Jesse Baldwin

    wish i had an upgrade available and cash to go with it, 299 would be worth a google ics device

  • Anonymous

    Hard to believe that people are so hung up on raw numbers and specs… Like no sd card, or the 5mp camera…
    I bet those of you would take a car with 25 more HP, even if it weighs 1500 more pounds huh? (for the slow people, that would mean slower……) 
    People, its not just about the raw numbers… You HAVE to look at the whole package… 5mp or 8mp… WHO CARES?  Answer this:  Which one takes better pictures?  No sd card… Seriously?  32 GB is not enough???  Most people have a 16gb phone with a 16gb sd card in there anyway…  1.2 Ghz or 1.5 Ghz… Seriously?  Do you all realize that GB is not optimized for dual core and ICS is?  So 1.2+ICS=faster…
    In any event people… Quit being so gullible and quit looking at just raw numbers… Try to have an intelligent decision about which device you will get, no mater what that is…

    • Anonymous

      But what will I tell my friends if the spec sheet is stupendously large? That is how I feel good about myself? Their iphone has all the geebees and mp’s and mine only has 5. /s

      • Anonymous

        I thought size didnt matter?  LOL

        • Anonymous

          My comment went completely over your head. /s meant that it was just making fun of the people who complain about the little things that don’t really matter, and just feel a higher number always= better.

          • Quit being cynical, I’m fairly certain he got your point.

          • Mike Anderson

            but the other devices will get ICS… now or when people feel like flashing. The only thing holding my interest in ICS is NFC. I can’t believe how every other phone in this list has 8MP and a SD card reader. Two have faster processors. Why did the hardware go backwards for the first official ICS phone?

    • I completely agree. Especially on the storage aspect. 32GB is more than enough, hell I’d be quite satisfied with 16, given my current phone’s meager 512MB of onboard storage, and barely half full 16GB sdcard.

      • Anonymous

        Well, that means you are happy with it… guess that means it is great for all of us? right? usin that logic, I should have bought a Thunderbolt.

        • Anonymous

          He did say I’d which last I check meant him individually. Great reading skills there. smh

          • Anonymous

            Was on another tangent, my bad. It happens.

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

        • Yea I did say “I’d” there…meaning me personally. But I still can’t understand why you need more than that, or more than 16. That’s just me. Obviously you folks do things with your phones that I don’t.

      • Matt

        I agree.  What do you need all that storage for anyway?  Google Music took away the need to actually store any music on your device, which was always the big storage killer.  You could still store hours of video and thousands of photos.  I just don’t know what people are using 32GB+ for.  

        • Tyler Cameron

          You realize that cloud storage is not the future? Oh hurray! As if Android doesn’t already get bad enough battery life simply playing music! STREAMING music will kill the battery in no more than 5 hours!

          • Actually it is. Cloud anything appears to be the future.

    • Anonymous

      You are right, though everyone is guilty of this of late, including(if not more so) the Nexus crowd.  All the phone appeal to different people for different reasons.  I don’t care about ICS NOW, so those negatives counted for me.  Other people can’t stand the idea of having an encrypted bootloader, so only the Nexus is right for them.  Some of us(me) were turned on by the business type features preinstalled on the RAZR.  And don’t tell anyone, but I actually like Blur. 

      Serious question, not just trolling:

      Why does it bother the Nexus buyers that not everyone wants the phone?

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t bother me, good for you for having an opinion that is yours. We need more people with this attitude around here.

      • Anonymous

        Same reason it bothers iphone people that people use android or something other than IOS, because to them the nexus is the best and only option out there and if you get anything else you are a fool(according to them). The thing is choice is a good thing and idk why the android fanboys hate eachother for using different android phones. What happened to the old days when it was android vs IOS and not android vs android??

    • Anonymous

      “5mp or 8mp… WHO CARES? Answer this: Which one takes better pictures?”

      Well according to the reviews of the “ZOMG TEH NFC!!!” Galaxy Nexus even my Bionic takes better pictures. Jus sayin. 

  • 1.3mp front facing ? 5mp rear ? Really ? No SD Storage either ? This is defineitely not for me, this phone will be a bust.

    • Anonymous

      because mp always make it better? is that why moto has some of the worst cameras out there yet are high mp than this???

    • Anonymous

      They should of made the Galaxy nexus better than the razr and gs2 but those 2 devices blow the water with the nexus lol. I keep saying the kings are the razr and gs2 of 2011 period. The gs2 has the weak radios and bad sound quality though. I could not find any gps issue on that device.

      • Guest

        go slurp some more cum up fagg boy!!!

      • Anonymous

        Nexus series of phones have never been top of the line phones. Just a solid device with decent specs and vanilla android.

      • Guest

        ….

        • Guest

          u gay brah?

          • Guest

            ….

    • Tim242

      Really? Are you that uneducated? MP only decides how big you can print a picture. It’s the lens that makes the quality. That 5 MP camera will take much better pics than most 8MP. Zero shutter lag FTW!

  • Anonymous

    One of 2 options are brought up by them not listing LTE:
    1. The skyrocket has LTE, that’s why its not listed in comparison.
    2. The galaxy nexus will have 2 versions:
    A: a 32-gb LTE galaxy nexus (thicker one) for 299
    B: a 16-gb 3G galaxy nexus (thin as HSPA+ version) for 199.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think a 3g one was ever announced so doubt that is the case..

      • Anonymous

        Who knows what they will do.

  • Anonymous

    sometimes I turn off the lights and look at my ics rom, pretending I have the galaxy nexus.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha that’s cute.

    • Anonymous

      I should make a paper mache mock up and slide my ICS themed OG Droid into it… 

  • I really don’t understand “full training”..a high school kid came up to me when I got my Incredible and I was like “Which version of HTC Sense does this run now?” he said “Oh, Motorola wanted this to be like the sequel to the Droid”….ya…its cool if nerds are actually being trained but as for the average Verizon sales person I’m pretty sure EVERYONE on Droid-life knows more than they do…

    Willing to bet that 80% of Verizon workers haven’t even heard of droid-life

    • Anonymous

      Full training is just the excuse they use to hand out sheets like these and play videos trying to get the employees up to speed. Well we know 99% of them aren’t no matter how much training.

      • Anonymous

        The cry baby aka Chris lol. 2013 will come and you will be crying in here thinking which device to get lol. Go troll so more like you always do 🙂

        • Anonymous

          hah dickface, nice to see you trolling again. No I know what I am getting but I forgot you are to stupid to remember since you troll droid-life so hard. Go cry to yo momma=)

          • Anonymous

            You are getting the lg revolution lol. Enjoy your crappy device. Continue to cry in the corner.

            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Anonymous

            Sent from your Verizon Wireless 4G LTE phone with no removable battery, no hd screen, no ics, and blur?

          • Anonymous

            Get a wireless charger

            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Guest

            ….

          • Anonymous

            Ooh, BURN!!

          • Anonymous

            🙂

            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Guest

            you an angelFAGGIT77 cum sluper??

          • Anonymous

            Guest you just cross the line too much.

          • MM

            only problem is.  Your phone has NO Hd screen, NO ics as well.  Since its not even out yet and you have not a clue when it will be.  I dont understand the big Non Removable Battery hype, most people will be just fine without it.  I use Blur, i have a Droid x and i dont use any roms or any launchers and it works just fine.

          • Anonymous

            It could if they got a rezound and rooted it with a custom ICS rom…

          • Guest

            NICE!!!

          • Blootzm3

            +1 AhsanS…. with so many bugs in those Motorola’s I’m surprised the message even got out… must be hit or miss. LoL

          • Guest

            ….

          • Anonymous

            So now I’m getting a revolution? Ha you go from telling me I’m getting a plastic samsung, than an htc and now the revolution. Good to see according to you I am going to get every phone on verizon…. Nice try clown.

          • Anonymous

            That’s what you are showing us idiot lol

            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Guest

            ….

        • Guest

          ….

      • Anonymous

        You are correct…I have gone to several events/trainings and its pretty embarassing. But I have seen this device myself and it has zero bloatware and I am quite excited

    • Mannysaurus

      I’d love to be a salesperson at a Verizon Wireless store. People would ask for my opinions and I might end up being the sole reason for why they chose their phone. I would dress up as the Android logo guy for Halloween and use my influence for good. “No, Mrs. Jones, don’t get the i*hone. Only bellends get those”.

      Urban Dictionary -> Bellend -> Laugh

      • Anonymous

        I step into a Verizon Store on Black Friday and just ask a simple question: where’s Galaxy Nexus?  The salesman didn’t have it, and try to sell me Xoom (bought 2 already), and Droid RAZR.  Is it that hard to give me Galaxy Nexus?

        • Ha they did that to me too. I told two salesfolk I wanted a Nexus when they asked, and one said “Its not coming out till 1st or 2nd week of Dec.” and the other tried to get me to get a RAZR. But after the playing with one there and seeing how much the homescreen lagged…I just kind of laughed.

          • hilarious.  I went into the store today as well, was told that same thing, “one to two weeks.”  They told me they weren’t allowed to sell me any of the accessories for the phone until the phone was released.

          • Anonymous

            Go for the Nexus, but if the home screen is lagging at the store, it’s the unit.  I have 0 lag so far, barring for one freeze since I got it.

        • Anonymous

          That’s just a good salesperson in action.  If he were a great salesperson, you would have bought one of them.  Don’t forget, if you walk in the store, it’s their job to try and have you walk out with something new.  Stuff like this sucks for sales too…having people ask for a phone that you can’t sell, you can’t sell pre-orders, and you can’t give answers about.  It’s frustrating, because a big lesson all good salespeople learn is…”sell what you have.”

      • Anonymous

        I do some contracting work on the side for a marketing company. One job I had, was to visit an Apple store and and ask for recomendations for replacement headphones for an iphone. I was actually contracted through Bose to ensure that Bose headphones were the first thing the Apple salespersons mentioned. Aka, these big boys (retail stores) are paid to sell you exactly what peoplel pay them to. Has nothing to do with what is better or their opinion, they are paid to tell you what you hear.The only legit reviews out there are through users and places like consumer reports. If you trust the VZW salesperson to give you the best info, you may as well have bought a Palm Pre. 

    • Earleepa

      You’re 100% right. I went to my local Verizon store on Friday cause I wanted to at least hold a razr and rezound in my hands so I could see what I wasn’t missing when I get the nexus and neither one of the salesladies there had even heard of the nexus and had no clue that a site like droid life was available for there perusal. Hopefully I educated both of them a little that day which I can say was more than Verizon has done for them.

    • The number one reason I hate going to my Verizon store is because the sales rep there that sold me my OG Droid AND told me about DL, has left to become manager of another Verizon store farther away. 

      Now no one at my current Verizon store knows anything about DL. I’m f@#ked.  

  • whats with the one htc phone? very random

  • Oh my god, JUST COME OUT ALREADY!

  • jack kramer

    NO SD card storage, change my mind. sorry going with xperia play.

    • Anonymous

      Lol that sounds like something Cosmo Kramer would say!

    • Anonymous

      Seriously?  32Gb is not enough, so you would go with the Play instead of this??  Wow… Just wow…To each their own I guess…

      • Anonymous

        Let him go play need for speed=P

    • Sherbidi

      You should be able to use a micro USB host cable to connect flash drives, SD cards, and so on.  Of course it’s dependent of ICS ability to recognize hardware.  However, given that Gingerbread on previous Galaxy phones were able to automatically recognize various hardware connected via micro USB host cable, I’d odds are favorable that this was carried forward to ICS.

  • Anonymous

    One interesting thing to note about this…the wonderful specs included with SGSII Skyrocket. Faster processor, more memory, better camera. Sure, it comes with TouchWiz, but one can easily get around that with a 3rd party launcher. And I imagine it will see ICS in the not-too-distant future. If not for the bad coverage in my area I’d consider leaving Verizon for AT&T.

    • Christephor

      ok then what about the next update and then the next update after that can you really count on carriers and manufactures to get you those updates in a timely matter 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. Most high-end phones sold today will get ICS very soon, but what about Jelly Bean or whatever K will be? The Galaxy Nexus will definitely get Jelly Bean and almost definitely get the update after that.

    • Anonymous

      Given this is a chart for internal use at Verizon, I think they want to show all of the different specs of the Nexus compared to other phones so that salespeople don’t bring the features in which the Nexus lacks up. As for the processor, it’s actually 1.5 Ghz underclocked to 1.2 Ghz and, given its a Nexus, it can quickly and easily be rooted and clocked back to the real stock for that processor.

    • JimBob

      Faster, how?  The Skyrocket is a Snapdragon, LOL.  Unless you think mhz is king.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. OMAP4 is 25% faster than the Snapdragon S3 clock for clock.

        Both have about the same processing power despite the Snapdragon being clocked higher.

  • Anonymous

    Just want to put this out there, I spoke to a VZW rep since my OG droid was failing on me and I needed a new phone fast. I had inquired about getting the Rezound now and exchanging it with the Nexus when it comes out but the rep told me to wait and said that the nexus is only a matter of a few days to release. I figure from that the Nexus is probably very close to launch. I hope this “news” is of use to you readers :D.  

    • Anonymous

      OK I hold you personally responsible for this information.

    • Anonymous

      hah reps are clueless but for your sake I hope you are right otherwise you may have an angry mob coming for you lol.

    • Anonymous

      You mean a few as in 12?

    • James Williams

      I can confirm. I got the chance to speak with the district manager when she was in town and she confirmed December 8th as THE DAY.  She wouldnt say in direct terms but also showed me a couple of the reasons for the delay in her official notes.  The Verizon version does/did suffer from the volume bug and there was issues with the 3G/4G switching, and visual voicemail.  Verizon wanted to address those bugs before launching the device.  Google delivered an update that fixed the issues and Verizon according to the manager was happy with the fixes.  

      • Anonymous

        Visual voicemail, I don’t think anyone buying a nexus would use the visual voicemail from Verizon anyway. Hello Google Voice. Next they will delay it because they can’t get VZNavigator working lol.

        • Blootzm3

          who the h e (double hockey sticks) uses Verizon navigator or Verizon voice message when you’ve got Google maps ,and Google voice for free. it’s like buying a Motorola phone when you’ve got the nexus

          • Matt

            thedonxr was using this new thing called sarcasm.

      • Anonymous

        I’m still not buying it.  I still think they need to sell more of those new high-end Motorola and HTC phones first.

      • not credible.  the verizon+ verizon version does.did not suffer the volume bug as did neither the unlocked version on att or tmobile. it was isolated to the frequency used in the uk.  so she just showed you a bug list of the nexus not necessarily the verizon version.  the 3g/4g is expected as all have had it and if the nexus does i wont be getting it.  who cares about their visual voicemail i sure hope they didnt hold up the phone for their paid worthless program that google voice does for free.

      • Anonymous

        I call BS. The volume bug is only a problem in Europe since 900Mhz isn’t a frequency anyone uses in the US. The visual voicemail I might buy, but fact is it shouldn’t matter since people should use Google services over Verizon on this device. Google Voice anyone? Verizon contacts backup or Google’s.? Let it go already Verizon! For this one device can’t you just be a dumb pipe and provide zero input to Google and Samsung?!

    • Cow209

      he just didnt want you screwing up his return rate lol…

  • Stephen

    Dont care just release the phone already

  • Anonymous

    Dec 8th confirmed finally

    http://goo.gl/ekWNx

    • Granted

      Kleenex can’t go by a confirmed date though. Then there would be less readers checking to see every minute if he has any updated news on a date, thus driving traffic to the site, thus increasing ad revenue.

      • Anonymous

        Lol you called him Kleenex.  Once he posts this up he will get a crazy traffic spike.

        • Anonymous

          Awww someone didn’t like getting trololololol’ed

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how old that is but it’s the first time i’ve seen it and that’s pretty damn funny.

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately some party proper ruined it for everyone.

        • Anonymous

          repost! i missed it!

          • Anonymous

            Just a little something called the NEXUS RELEASE DATE

            http://goo.gl/ekWNx

          • Anonymous

            ahaha he flagged that? awesome

  • Anonymous

    I thought training was done awhile ago?

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • Anonymous

    I want my Nexus now!!!

  • babadush

    They should say on the chart “Android with Samsung Touchwiz” to say only Touchwiz is misleading

    • Anonymous

      It says android under the “Operating system”

      • babadush

        I just saw that. My fault. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      No, it is not. They clearly have an “Operating System” comparison row labeled specifying each phone running Android and each particular version of Android.

  • Cam

    If I were going purely off of the hardware specs, the Nexus comes up short of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (also, these names are getting way too long).

    • Christephor

      you have to remember that it really is a 1.5 processor just underclocked at 1.2 so the specs match up quit nicely but the nexus isnt about the hardware its about the operating system yes other phones will get ice cream sandwich but when and you cant count on the manufactures even though they say we will have it by such and such date you just cant count on them 

  • Anonymous

    They also don’t mention lte for the 2 at&t phones, most likely since this does not have anything about 4g and just says about global capabilites rather.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, What if we had that Samsung Shyrocket of Verizon??  That would be a very interesting discussion 

    • Mike McCrary

      That would be an interesting discussion…let’s not shy away from it guys

    • I’m not sure having the Skyrocket would be a big deal for the people hell bent on a Nexus. But having the Skyrocket available today on Verizon would probably secure Samsung’s place as the industry leader of smartphones in the world. (though probably only among Android handsets in the US still). The SII is one of the most popular phones world wide. It would have amazing star power on Verizon, but you have to remember, big red skipped the SII for a reason, and that reason is called the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        I think verizon should have gotten the s2 and nexus. I mean how many moto devices they have yet they won’t get 2 samsung’s because they would cut into eachother’s sales. What are all the moto’s doing then?

        • Christephor

          ya but moto really started android for verizon and verizon is just being loyal even though it comes at the expense of us the consumers 

          • Anonymous

            yeah but it is all about the $$$ with verizon and if they knew they would have sold a lot of the sgs2 that would have been more than enough to them.

          • Christephor

            that just means moto’s forking over alot of money to verizon

      • Anonymous

        If Verizon grabbed the S2 back when they all released, it would more than likely sold more than the Nexus will by name alone. Hell, id have one right now.

        • Anonymous

          me too!

        • Anonymous

          You have been on point on your comments for 2 weeks now. You are getting better at this before you sucked.

          • Anonymous

            I love you too, bro

          • Anonymous

            I’m glad that you are enjoying the best device ever made aka the razr.
            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Anonymous

            you are a child

          • Anonymous

            You are tool.

            Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

            —–Original message—–

          • Guest

          • Guest

          • Guest

            ….

        • Anonymous

          Me too. I have had an upgrade available since January and all of this time have been waiting for a decent Verizon release! I tried and promptly returned the Bionic in September, then tried Sprint to get the Epic Touch which i still have and love but can only use it wifi as Sprint in my area is horribly slow. If only Verizon had released a gs2 variant!!!! Could have been using it for months, better camera that then nexus will have, the epic touch display while not 720p I’m fine with it. Plus the gs2 will get ICS, no worry there.
          those that claim only the nexus will get jellybean, come on, by that time the nexus specs will be lame with the quads on the way.
          Bottom line, sucks that Verizon doesn’t have a galaxy two variant. If only sprint would’ve had speeds above 150 kbps in my area!
          I’m enjoying the Epic Touch Wi-Fi only and wish it was activated, the camera is so good we hardly use our normal digital camera anymore, even at home. The nexus camera if not as good as the Epic Touch, that’s gonna be hard to deal with.
          The Epic Touch also has a very decent external speaker, great for listening to podcasts, not like the Droid but the next loudest, the Bionic had decent volume, was better suited for music but the Epic Touch better for podcasts.
          If only could use the Epic Touch in my hands with vzw!!!!!!
          will sell the ET once we finally get new vzw phones (we were able to keep the sprint Samsungs when the trial ended, at the subsidized price without and ETF) .

      • Anonymous

        @Anthony, Good point, the Skyrockets is definitely a BEAST and to bad we don’t hear more about this device. Maybe with Verizon deploying the RAZR and the Droid 4, the Samsung Sky Rocket would wipe out the sales of the RAZR for sure and possibly hold the number one and two specs with the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.

        But something tells me that Big Red wouldn’t like the Samsung hogging up the attention away from Moto and the Apple. We need to hear more about these wonderful devices, to give us a broader knowledge of the true Android beasts out there.

        What if the Skyrocket was the Galaxy nexus, man 1.5GHZ and all the ICS goodies, that would really be a treat. Kellex should do a review of that device as well. I know we discuss Verizon devices, but I think I’ve seen none Verizon devices reviewed on DL before.

    • Anonymous

      Nexus = fail. You need to bring me my tacos pronto pancho villa lol

      • Angel Face’s Mom

        You secretly love Samsung. It’s okay don’t hide your feelings son.

        • Anonymous

          Funny lol

          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

          —–Original message—–

          • Guest

            go slurp some more cum gay boy!

          • Anonymous

            Are you 12 or something? Go back to xbox live.

          • Guest

      • Justin Ellis

        I really enjoy your trolling. You are a much better troll than J_McClane.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks lol

          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Phone

          —–Original message—–

          • Guest

            go suck some more dickk fagg boy!

        • Guest

          i think him and j_mcclane are gay lovers!! 

        • Anonymous

          Hey, don’t go hurting J_McClane’s feelings. The guy’s very sensitive about his trolling ability.

          • Guest

            he’s a major fuckking loser!!!  he thinks your not entitled to your own opinion only his!!  he likes to slurp up other moto fans cum.  i’m sure him and angelface77 swap cum a lot!!

          • Justin Ellis

            I really love how you’re trolling other trolls. Just maybe take it easier on Angelface he’s actually funny. J_McClane on the other hand….

          • Anonymous

            LOL, NOPE.

          • Guest

            they are both fuckking losers.  and fagg boy angelfuckk is WAY worse that mc_clane!! but he is a very close second.  and as long as these assfuckks are out here trolling and spewing their moto fanboy bullshitt i’m going to be out here blasting their azz!!! fuckk the both of them!!!

          • Anonymous

            u gay brah?

          • Guest

            you suck dickk bro?

          • Anonymous

            It’s ok, I know you’re just mad you can’t get that plastic piece of garbage nexus yet.

          • Anonymous

            Dude, go away. I love making fun of J_McClane, but I’d be hard pressed to find someone you _aren’t_ offending.

          • Guest

            i think i’ll stick around and light both of the moto nut hugger fagg boys up! you can pass over my stuff if you don’t like.

          • Anonymous

            Will do.

          • Anonymous

            u gay brah?

          • Guest

            you suck dickk bro??

          • Guest

            u gay brah?

          • Guest

            you suck dickk bro?

          • Justin Ellis

            Yea you’re right he does often get his little feelings hurt if you don’t slurp off every motorola phone. 

        • Anonymous

          That’s because you’re a dumbass who doesn’t know what trolling is. When I say you’re a dumbass I mean it, you really are stupid like half the morons here.

      • Guest

        • Guest

          u gay brah?

          • Guest

            ….

  • Anonymous

    HMM this “competitive comparison” does not include an iphone 4s… Maybe its not competitive 

    • Teaike

      They won’t compare it to another one of their own phones because they still want people to buy their iPhone too. They compared it to models that they don’t sell

  • Anonymous

    Everyone does realize that Google is doing the same as Apple one phone once a year with the experience that google intends…the nexus phone.
    The other phones should be called TouchWiz phone Sense Phone or Blur phones. It would help people making up there mind about Android with a skin on top

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Or just name the skins after the names of the models. 
      E.g. Galaxy skin or Droid skin. Something like that. Right now there are too many names. Like for one phone we have Motorola Droid [model] with Gingerbread and Blur. Compared to the iPhone 4S with iOS5. Not a fan of the iPhone but look at that branding, it really does wonders whether you like their phones or not.

      • Anonymous

        that would be more confusing if each model had it’s own name. How is touchwiz, sense, or map too many names?

      • Anonymous

        If they named ti by phone, different phones with the same UI will have different names. All Motorola phones with Gingerbread have the same Blur, etc. Plus, all Droids aren’t by Motorola. Look at the Charge and Incredible.

  • Arenaboi

    Almost the end of November and not ANY word from Verizon, and now this Droid 4.  I am getting more and more doubtful it will be out on the 8th.  And Verizon is getting more and more cryptic about the phone when you call and ask for information.  I honestly wouldn’t be surprised at all at this point if we didn’t see it at all, or at least till 2012

    • Anonymous

      They most likely won’t announce it until maybe a week ahead tops. Calm down verizon rarely announces anything more than a week in advance for order and that.

    • Rikk1105

      Customer service does not get any information about phones until its about to be released, they do not give us that information. When we say we dont know its because we honestly dont know..

      • Anonymous

        any secrets to getting early upgrades when talking to customer service? because I would love to not have to pay full retail…

      • Arenaboi

        Sorry, the cryptic comment was more in responce to an E-Mail I received from someone at Verizon responding to me inquiring about the Galaxy.  He said he did indeed know of the phone and they would delay it as long as they needed because Verizon was committed to releasing phones that met their standards and had no defects.  I told him I do indeed hope the phone works on the Verizon network, but aside from that, they should not be doing anything to the phone as it is Google’s phone and not theirs

        • Crim

          I was thinking that the delay would be because of the volume bug.  I don’t blame them for not wanting to have another problem like they did with the thunderbolt.

    • Anonymous

      This place would erupt into pandemonium if it were cancelled. That would be quite the entertainment.

  • Anonymous

    I would’ve liked to see Verizon do a comparison chart against their own line up as well vs the Galaxy Nexus.:P 

  • Anonymous

    Quick! Everyone buy an iPhone and set it on fire dead-center in front of a VZW corporate store!
    What will this prove? Absolutely nothing, but we must make a statement >,,> 

    • Anonymous

      They would encourage it because they just sold you a phone and now you’ll have to buy another.

      • Anonymous

        The media coverage would harm sales more than the price Apple got from the ones we bought

        • Anonymous

          I don’t see that event harming any sales.

        • Anonymous

          People will just think you’re out of your gourd.

          • Guest

            like you faggo???

  • KevinC

    when we getting that hands on video with the gsm version?

  • Bblackinc

    Don’t be scaring us now, it’ll have 4G

  • This and a Transformer Prime for Christmas/Birthday? I think so. 😀

    • Synapticrecord

      Alteady ordered my prime:-D

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the same boat. My wife is gonna be pissed! A day at the spa and she’ll forget all about it.

  • happy banger: forever alone spokesman

    • Happy Banger

      I’m never alone; read the name again.

  • Goblueboy

    Hurry up and release it already!

  • Happy Banger

    Tenth

  • Kianjudah

    Unshun. WANT this phone. Shun.

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  • KevinC

    nice

  • Baked14

    Last!

  • Jason Purp

    Damn straight, b*tch

    • Anonymous

      You know it Purp, my credit card is roaring to go for this bad boy 🙂

  • Derp

    I’m not a betting kinda guy but if I was I would bet on this coming up thursday for the release date. Just sayin..

    • Anonymous

      I like what your just sayin…

      I am going to hold you to it.

    • Hollywoodmanly

      Why do I feel like you are hiding something from us?