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Verizon’s 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus Gets Pictured, Receives Android 4.0.2 Update

According to one of our readers with the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus, an update to Android 4.0.2 was made available to test devices within the last day. It’s not clear what was fixed, but we certainly hope that it addressed some of Verizon’s concerns that seem to have held up the release of the phone. Could it simply be a fix for the volume rocker of the GSM version of the phone? Maybe, but the GSM phone I have has received no such update. Tough to tell. We are wondering now if 4.0.2 will be the version of Android to come loaded on launch day?

Our source also has not received word on a release date, however, our inbox continues to receive tips from a variety of folks that are under the impression that tomorrow still could be the day that pre-orders open up. Verizon has remained silent on this front, so we’ll just have to sit tight and see if some magic happens in the morning. Would be a nice surprise, that’s for sure.

Oh, and we have attached a couple of HD screenshots for you below from an LTE device. Battery life, as you will see, is not completely awful yet not amazing at the same time.  


Dear Verizon, if you can’t tell, we are getting impatient.

Cheers ___!

  • Anonymous


  • Suspicious

    How much do you want to bet that Verizon doesn’t release the Nexus until AFTER their extended holiday return policy date of Jan 15??? The further out the dates keep being speculated on release, the more likely this seems.

  • Pennywise

    You know what’s still really awesome? My dual-core, LTE Bionic 😀

    Ahhhhhhh good times! Look, you chuckleheads have waited this long, haven’t you?! Don’t give up now!! This device is going to be out in the next couple months hang in there!!!!

    • Nathan Hosford

      Plug in some headphone and try and use the alarm and when they both fail thats when you know you have a Bionic.

  • Jake Boley

    I could give a shit about the silly ongoing debate here, but like VZW or not, I’ll leave them and buy an unlocked GSM Nexus if I don’t see their LTE version show up in a week or two. I’m sure I am not alone. They do not have unlimited time to release this.

    It is possible the delay has to do with hardware issues associated with the LTE version, but it really smells like they’re trying to push their bloatware infested Moto phones at the GN’s expense. 

    • Asdf

      Then a week later you will be selling it to come back to vz to get the nexus all awhile complaining about the customer service, drop calls and everything else everybody complains about on tmobile and att.

      You people crack me up, I would understand if vz announced this phone then delayed it.  THEY NEVER ANNOUNCED IT! 

      • Anonymous

        actually, they have a banner up on the VZW website that says Galaxy Nexus. soo they pretty much announced it. and i believe they actually did announce they will carry it, but never announced a date, if that is what you were alluding to

        and i’ve been on ATT first, then Sprint, then VZW. I dont know how i ever put up with the first 2. i thought att was bad, and then went to sprint and terminated my contract and paid the etf after 2 months cause i couldnt stand it anymore.

    • Guest

      What will you all do if they pull what they did with the nexus 1? Leave? LOL!

  • Jeremy Morrison88

    Just got off the phone with a VZW Customer Service agent. I called about canceling my lines and leaving. When asked why I told them I was sick of the delays, leaving customers in the dark, pushing their shitty bloatware filled POS. The lady brought up the fact that I had called on the 15th wondering about the Nexus. She told me the only thing she knows and that’s that Verizon will ANNOUNCE the phone before the end of the year. Which means we could easily be looking into January for a release. All Verizon has to do is announce it in December. I really see this happening. :'(

    • Brychp

      Bet you didn’t cancel your plan.

      • Jeremy Morrison88

        No I didn’t because the cost of cancellation for all 3 of my lines would have been $400. Plus I have 1 line that’s grandfathered on unlimited data so….. I’m a pussy what can I say. I tried though. God knows I tried!

    • GoogleSchplooge

      I am 99.9% sure you didn’t tell them any of that. Your mangina would let you.

      • Jeremy Morrison88

        Yes I did. But think about it for a minute. Verizon can easily get away with announcing a date on December 31st. Then releasing it sometime after that.

  • Anonymous

    i hope they dont add that blockbuster app
    according to dominick devito the droid 4 is no good because it will have the blockbuster app….i was gonna upgrade from the og droid to the droid 4 but supposedly its not worth it because madden 2012 and the blockbuster app

    • Dominick DeVito

      dude stop the trolling, seriously…what are you proving?

      • Anonymous

        im not trolling thats what you said on the droid 4 article
        btw, why did you take my picture?

        • Dominick DeVito

          if you’re going to put words in my mouth – use the right ones.

          I said the D4 has an outdated design.

          And thanks for being my #1 fan, much appreciated.

          • dominick devito sr.

            Outdated design? Looks just like razr, except for keyboard. If anything is outdated its anthing made by HTC

          • Dominick DeVito

            Thanks, I guess you’re right, Dad.  :p

            Seriously you people crack me up . lol

          • Anonymous

            outdated design? the razr came out 3 weeks ago.. whats so special about the nexus design? does it transform into a car and take you to work?

          • Dominick DeVito

            I wasn’t talking about the Razr – I actually think the Razr’s design is fantastic.

      • dominick devito sr.

        Son, please get a job/life and get off these sites reading about phone that dont even have realese dates yet and bitching because they are not out yet!

      • Mama_DeVito

        This is Doms mother. Leave him alone boys, he has had a rough day at work, he dropped the manager cell phone in the French Fryer and now has to work a triple shift at the Beef and Bun to pay for it. Dom, I bought you new underwear after seeing the horrific mess you left the ones Aunt Gertruid knitted for you.

        • Dominick DeVito

          lol. Yes, I found that funny.

    • You need to say that everyone needs a dictionary then you will convince people.