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Fire Up the Galaxy Nexus Release Date Rumor Engine Again – Add December 13 to the List

Is anyone else shaking their head while reading this? I sure am while writing it. With the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon getting the bump from December 9 to who-knows-when, it is anyone’s guess when we will see it. This whole situation has become one giant mess – if that word even does it justice. We were told that it would be out “before the end of the year” a number of times, but if it isn’t obvious to you that this phone should have been out a couple of times by now and that December 9 was the latest rock solid date, then I can’t help you. We don’t need an “official” announcement from Verizon to understand this. ūüėõ

Verizon informed their entire nationwide staff including indirect stores that 12/9 was the all channel launch date. They don’t make this information available to just anyone unless it is 99.9% set in stone. The phone is in stock at all stores ready to be sold, yet no one is allowed to. The reason for this delay is not known. In fact, most VZW friends of ours are as confused and shocked as all you.

So what now? Well, we look to next week unless something crazy happens over the next 48 hours and we end up seeing on Friday after all. Could that happen? Of course, anything could. Until we see another update on that front though, we will open our ears and eyes to all options. And the newest that we have seen from indirect retailers is December 13 (next Tuesday). We aren’t exactly sure why they would go with Tuesday – other than the fact that we are supposed to see the XYBOARD on Monday¬†–¬†but will accept it into the list of rumored dates.

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  • Pimpuout2

    My verizon store told me there told they can sell the nexus on the 13. Everyday since the 9th the gm has been telling me he had no definate answer. Just throwin out what my verizon in nj told me!

  • Codykeck

    This is wrong. The galaxy nexus was guaranteed to come out on the 15th by a Verizon retailer to me today. He told me that if it didn’t come out on that day they would give it to me for free. So I almost hope it gets delayed again:D

  • Eliseoabayajr

    I was decided to switch to verizon for galaxy nexus, i am disappointed, ordered Galaxy nexus gsm from expansys at $749. Sticking out with ATT is the best option with this shitty verizon.

  • Paul

    They are delaying for a reason. VZN doesn’t just say, “hey, people are waiting for it so very anxiously, let’s bump it back to piss them off!” Verizon just had a glitch in their 4G network on the 8th. If I had a major release of a 4G phone coming the day after a major 4G breakdown, I would delay it too. This is the first delay you can blame on Verizon. The others have only been rumored release dates made up by sites like this to get hits.¬†

  • I was talking with a Verizon rep at a kios (corporate) in a BJ’s last night and low and behold he took the unit (display) out of the box for me to see. He is a fan of larger displays and says this is a nice unit. Put my Droid X up to it and it is almost identical in size to Droid X. That is where it ends in closeness. Nice curve shape and pretty thin. Screen¬† Now, his words, not mine is that “Google” not Verizon is causing the delay. Waiting from Google on approval. He said for sure before Christmas. I just¬† thought at first that it was B.S.¬† but with certain items being/not being included, maybe there is some truth that Google wants to make sure it meets the standard as a “Google Phone”. Who knows but they had dummy and non active unit ready to be displayed when able. He said he did not have any in stock yet but did hesitate to answer on the latter.

  • Mikewoods94

    i just got it from radio shack i am not kidding folks….i will post proof as soon as i get out of here. They activated on my account im typing this from the store on the gnex now they find they werent supposed to srll it….lol figured they didnt know any better lololol.

  • Mike Woods

    Called the boob at Radio Shack in my area and told him the Galaxy Nexus was released today and he said oh cool we are getting our shipment in which will have at least one in it. Come on over and we will upgrade you today!

    • Mike Woods

      I guess some stores are allowed and others not.

  • Anonymous
  • GuessingGuest

    When are you going to realize that your “trusted sources” shouldn’t be trusted?

  • Zenyokai

    It getting more obvious this phone may be a lemon. Total secrecy on a system they should be hyping to the max, and NOTHING, except reports from Europe about the bugs in it. I don’t think we will buy this one and wait for the Galaxy NOTE to come out. It already has excellent reviews and is gaining a successful track record in Italy, Germany and Indonesia.
    Sorry Nexus. Next time.

  • Mark P

    Ok, I NEVER comment on these things, but I’ve been following this phone for a while now. I JUST called a VZW store here in Ft. Worth and asked the guy if the phone goes on sale tomorrow and he told me no and that it will go on sale the 15th and that I need to make an appointment because it is first come, first serve. Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous

    i do not believe this date,  Damn you Verizon!!!

  • B_noble1

    I called 2 Verizon stores. One said the release date has been pushed back and he doesn’t know any further details. The other said that I could put a deposit down and the phone will be shipped to their store tomorrow, and I could get it probably Monday . However , I called Costco and she assured me that they indeed had the Samsung galaxy nexus and I could get it tomorrow morning at 9a.m. upon opening . She told me to ask for her specifically. I have to renew my membership though, I let it expire. I’m unfortunately in Kansas city Mo. I hope this is not a set up, I hate having my emotions played with.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still guessing that the Galaxy Nexus will be released on the 16th or the 22nd(which happens to be a Thursday).

    Honestly, I don’t understand why anyone thinks the phone will be here on any of these dates, especially considering that Verizon hasn’t OFFICIALLY announced a release date yet. Until they do just that, these dates are purely rumors and nothing more than that.

    Anyone can spread release date rumors. Anyone. Even a trained monkey who has visions of the future. I mean, come on! lol

  • Anonymous

    I just called VerizonWireless 1-800-922-0204 and she took forever but seemed to be getting responses from folks. The answer to the release per VerizonWireless support is that it will be released tomorrow. “You know how technology can change in second…” but it’s on our schedule for a tomorrow release.

    Happy again!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm I find it very odd when I try to call VZW CS (*611) I can’t get a real person on the phone even after pressing 0 and there are no CS reps available for chat on the VZW site as of today 12/8. I had no problem using the chat or *611 option yesterday….

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  • Anonymous

    No matter what the date is, it will be soon. I have a friend that works for Verizon and last week employees got the option of the nexus for their employee lines. Yesterday, his store received a demo unit as well, though he said they still don’t have any stock as of last night to the best of his knowledge.

    • Anonymous

      My friend also did not know a release date as of last night. However, this morning he texted me “Nexus delayed. Not coming tomorrow”. I asked about 4G outage and he said no reason was given for the delay, but then reported back that indeed, 60% of 4G phones lost signal yesterday.

      Reports seem to say the 4G issue has been resolved now though, so lets hope for the best!

      • Anonymous

        Reports seem to say the 4G issue has been resolved now though, so lets hope for the best!

  • Anonymous

    This happens with every phone. Release dates get leaked, forums post them from “trusted sources”, the hype builds. The dates get pushed back. Everyone moans. I just get the feeling shenanigans are afoot. It will be available when its available. Evidently Christmas is close and the capitalists are whipping up the crowds into a fervor. Good lord guys. Eventually there will be a release date and of course supplies will be “limited”. Its the SAME game every dang time. If a company simply waited until ALL the kinks were ironed out, massed produced enough for everyone, and released them in ample quality, there would be no demand. Can’t you see they release info, get us worked up, release a little far before they are ready, let a portion of us walk around showing them off and then drive demand through the roof. Then suddenly they up production and release more little ¬†by little. MY ASS! There are a mountain of Nexus Galaxies sitting on palates waiting to be sold RIGHT NOW. They will be shipped when Samsung is good and ready to make its best profit. In a couple months the game will start ALL over again with the next best thing.

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  • Anonymous

    The Apple iPhone 4S won this round …. back in early October, I really thought Android and the Galaxy Nexus were up to the fight … they started nice with the launch video and everything has been basically downhill from there …. consistent delays ….. less than expected hardware features and build quality …. it will be nice to finally get the Galaxy Nexus when it arrives …. but I guess I will be waiting until around summer time for Android to get another chance to square-up versus Apple when that company releases the iPhone 5 …..

    Maybe then, we will see a phone that combines Motorola Razr build quality with leading edge hardware features and the next version OS that takes down the iPhone 5 ….

  • Anonymous

    This has been the longest year for me in the hunt for a new phone. Around January I began salivating over  the Bionic. Then it turned into a no show. April, June, July dates passed with no news, pics or official information. When the rumored 8/4 release vaporized I decided I was no longer interested in what was by then an obsolete phone. I thought V would get the Galaxy S2 which is undeniably a better phone than the Nexus minus the 4.0 OS. They passed on it. Now everyone else in the world is getting a crack at the phone and all we are left with is silence. I hate delays but at least some communication would make me feel they actually have the customer in mind, instead of them just maxing their own profit. Now all the talk is about quad core phones. ICS will be mainstream in a couple months. Current gen phones like the Galaxy S2 will be better than the Nexus then due to superior hardware. And the quad cores will make the Nexus seem so antiquated (with its 5MP camera and ancient GPU) that it will not even be worth buying. And though ICS shows a lot of promise I am disappointed with Samsung and Google for putting out a sub par product as their flagship, and I am upset for Verizon for taking so long to bring it to market.

    • Stewie

      Nicely said!

      In addition, Verizon has NO reason to rush this to market, really!

      LEt’s see:

      They got told it would be unlocked – so let’s delay it.

      They got a chance to have ICS first – so let’s delay it until another carrier has it.

      They figured reading our blogs that they could get greedy and extend the hype here without having to run any marketing ads, and they’ll sell out when they do release it.

      Trouble is, if they delay it any longer, others that don’t delay will release something better that the G-Nex.

      Moto on the other hand figures that the customer loyalty doesn’t matter, you buy one model touted as the next big thing, and after you get it from VZ, they go ahead and schedule a release with what it should have been in the first place (razr – razrmax) and EVEN THEN it isn’t what it should be, no excuse in the world for the razr and razr max to not have ICS on it, period.

      And in the tablet game;

      http://www.pcworld.com/article/245627/99_ice_cream_sandwich_tablet_to_debut_in_us.html

      These guys are going to force them all to rethink the greed.

      To tell the truth, I need to replace my OG, but I can’t afford to, and after this botched launch, I’m not sure I want to – quads may be coming and I can save up …

  • Rain_king46

    It seems like every big phone that comes out on verizon they postpone it a million times and dont post real release dates until people are so pissed there is a bad name on what should be a huge device before it even hits the streets. Just ask the Boinic… Come on big red, I really want to see the nexus on your shelves on Friday….

  • CP

    All these “official” reports and pictures look like I could have made them. ¬†I’m waiting til I get an email by verizon and google. Ill be ready whenever it does drop, rumors are just misleading and disappointing. Patience young grasshoppers.¬†

  • uber ghey

    This has bionic written all over it…

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  • Tomrivers

    December 9 has been pushed back. Verizon has sent an internal email stating that december is a no go. I held the dam phone today from a trusted Verizon higher up friend. God dam Verizon.

  • Fields Mitch

    I just left Costco in N. California and the rep there said he got an email this morning with the ninth as the date for Nexus.

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  • Creed74

    The person I REALLY am disappointed at in all of this is myself. In my profession, if I let “things” get to me, people can actually die. So, shame on me, And yes, VZW has handled this like 5th graders holding a classroom election but still.

    I fell for the hype over a piece of plastic that essentially means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Sadly, I will still buy the GNex but any “techno-buzz” from getting a Nexus device is long gone. If my area would crawl into the 21st century, maybe we wouldn’t be so dedpendent on “Big Red” for what have come to be essential services.

  • Tim Buchanan

    Wake me up when VZW says something that didn’t slip out of their butthole. ¬†I’m going to do something else until then.

  • So, I just won a Galaxy Nexus in the google nexus twitter contest and the guy from Google said they’d ship me a phone within 12 weeks, pending US release… Good lord I hope it’s sooner than 12 weeks.

    • Steve

      congrats dude! ¬†I’ll give you my droid X for it!

  • Anonymous

    I have stopped stressing about this. My next phone will be the Galaxy Nexus. I will have it in my hands this month. That is all that matters to me. Verizon, if this is your way of trying to get me to buy one of your bloat filled phones before the Nexus, you are completely off..I will wait. BTW, F U!!!!

  • It looks like the reason the phone isn’t coming out Friday is the stores like Best Buy were not on board yet. They don’t have their phone or accessories and complained they didn’t want to be left out when it went on sale, knowing it’s going to be a huge seller. Verizon’s pushed the date back for those store to be able to launch it too. The outage has nothing to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    So I guess the new release date for the GNex is January 16th, 2012!

  • EriclewisLt

    almost wish I kept the Rezound but I was an early buyer on the 14th.

    • Richard Rivas

      Still can’t beat my $49.99 Black Friday Rezound LOL.

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  • Anonymous

    All the nextrolls getting trolololed by Verizon – priceless.

    • Guest

      hey loser don’t you have some dick to suck somewhere. ¬†

      • Anonymous

        Aww, is the little nextroll mad?  Get new material between your sniveling kid.

  • Anonymous

    Noooooooooo! I’m off this Friday, how could you, Verizon?

  • stevil

    Called two stores in the Denver Metro – both aware of the phone, both know it’s supposed to be “soon”, one noticed the removal of the release date, also confirmed $299/$649 on/off contract pricing.

  • dieringer scott

    Just called another local store and he said “I do not have a release date yet” -_-

  • I decided to stop by VZW today to waste some time and look at some phones as a back up since my OG Droid has seen better days. So I decided to¬†ask about the Galaxy Nexus I was told by one person it shoud be soon since they have been getting accessories in. I was told by a sales rep that it wouldnt be released within the next couple of weeks. He also told me that it would be a non contract phone and I would have to pay 6 to 7 Hundred for it. I asked him about it again and he again told me no contract at least that is how the other phones like it have been (huh what other phones) anyway I know you cant trust a sales rep I just thought it was amusing…

  • Just called my local Verizon store. They’re still playing dumb as if they still don’t know anything. Ugh!

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  • Jamaicawind

    Ok so im still just clinging to hope but…since Verizon was able to delay this phone last minute..is there ANY chance that if they fix the LTE problems they could still push this thing out on Friday..?

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  • Bythebayou516

    I think that this only means that some stores may not be receiving the phone until the 13th. Maybe the stores that have them will have them available on the 9th and by the 13th all stores will have them? I hope I’m right and I hope one of the two VZW retail stores in my town has them already waiting.

    • This is how I’m reading it as well. And it says launch immediately once they receive them.

    • Nope… my local store said they have them but are not allowed to sell them yet.. i had a flippen appointment already for friday to pick up the phone. they said not to come in.

  • Tyler

    Verizon when will you finally realize that releasing the phone on Friday is the right thing to do. I would take the phone with a problem that will get fixed quick enough than wait for a phone to get a problem fixed so I can buy it. 

  • nexus on the brain

    WTF, I got a belly full of white dog sh!t, and now you’re laying this crap on me

  • Anonymous

    Loving my Rezound, enjoying 4G. Well, not today (the 4G part) anyway. The Rezound is a great device. For all of you that are suffering thru this, I feel your pain man……You might have grand kids by the time the Nex-ass comes out. HaHa!!!!

    • FSFer

      And those of us with grandkids might be dead

  • Anonymous

    This is worse than before. ¬†Now I can’t plan to be at the store on launch day as it may be different for each store since it will be launched “upon receipt”¬†

  • Anonymous

    “This whole situation has become one giant mess ‚Äď if that word even does it justice.” ¬†I believe the word you are looking for is clusterfuck…..yeah, that word does this situation justice.

  • Anonymous

    This news makes me sad. I heard 12/09 and got excited, confirmed the date w/ several VZW reps and a few corp store managers. I went to my local corp store on my lunch break, asked to speak to the manager specifically to try and get one held for me. She was actually super nice and would charge my account on Friday as soon as the store opened and I could come back during my lunch break to pick it up as it would be there waiting for me. I even have a $50 upgrade discount I can use on it. I get back from lunch just to read all this “getting delayed again” crap…..

  • eze4

    Why doesn’t apple have these problems? This same bs happened with this raggedy a** thunderbolt I have. Every month my 4G single is going in & out, phones can’t get released on time. Verizon y’all are weak.

    • eze4

      Signal my bad.

  • SB1

    Just to let everyone know, the phones are at the verizon locations and ready to go out. ¬†My store rep actually let me play with the phone, and it’s “BEAUTIFUL”. ¬†They are ready for release and are simply waiting the the green light from corporate.

    • Wondering?!?!

      i was at my local verizon store yesterday and they didn’t tell me anything i already didn’t know. they said that it is rumored to be out on friday but of course i already knew that. were they just playing dumb with me about when the phone will be in store even if it weren’t on display?

      • SB1

        It wasn’t on display they actually took it from behind the counter and let me play with it. ¬†I know my reps really well we actually hangout so they just let me get a taste of the device. I live in Florida and I know if they have the device every location has it.

  • Guest

    Got tired of waiting for this phone. got an iphone 4s. LOVING IT!.

    will NEVER get into this fragmented mess that android is.. ever again!

    • Anonymous

      That’s awesome! ¬†After a week or two of use let us know what you think of Siri.

      • Anonymous

        Siri is not useful. It is a great and innovative thing.. but certainly not going to be extremely useful for a while.

        But the camera, hardware quality, screen, apps and their optimization etc… are simply the best.

        • Anonymous

          If it were not for the screen size I would give the iPhone some serious thought. I know it is a great phone but I am used to the larger screens at this point and can’t go back. ¬†But who knows….

          • Anonymous

            I hear what you are saying.. and believe it or not.. I actually first returned the iphone 4s for the exact same reason.. I bought the iphone again.. only because I wanted to stick with a better ecosystem (in my opinion). The screen size though small for my likes.. I can see WHY apple did it. They wanted on average everyone to be able to use their phones with one hand… especially considering ios has only 1 button and the other “buttons” are built into the application for which you’d have to move your fingers around.

            The process is very optimized.. and I am also pretty sure the next iphone will have a bigger screen with a better LTE chip.

            Try it.. you won’t regret it.

    • eze4

      I’m thinking about doing the same thing

      • Anonymous

        do what I did. Get it from an apple store (thanks to someone else’s tip about this). they have a great 30 day return policy without penalties. I guarantee you… once you play around with the iphone 4s.. you ain’t going back.

        • RaptorOO7

          Enjoy your iP4S, I sold my iP4S POS and will be happily back on Android.  Mail app fails to work since the 5.0.1 upgrade, it just sits there blank with no accounts listed.  Its not a network issue either since I have tried WiFi and still nada.  Then after I reboot it comes back.  Lack of 4G, same lame tiny screen and poor battery life.

          Enjoy your iP4S I will enjoy my G-Nex.

    • Anonymous

      I knew someone as stupid as you had to be a closeted iFan.

    • Steve

      I did the same thing 1.5 weeks ago, returned it two days ago. ¬†Got bored, don’t be surprised if you do too.

  • Floss

    Steve jobs must be laughing up in heaven ..

    • DudeBro

      Retract in¬†appropriate¬†joke…

    • eze4

      He didn’t believe in the bible or church, so I doubt he’s in heaven, but wherever he is I’m sure he’s laughing

  • This is all very weird… I called my local¬†Verizon¬†store today and asked if they would be sell the Galaxy Nexus on Friday, he said “Technically I’m not allowed to disclose this information, but we do have our demo model ready to be put out on the floor”. I replied “See you Friday then”.

  • J Dub

    Right now all I care about is if they will have a BOGO event including the Nexus and Droid 4 before Christmas. I see myself getting the Nexus and my wife getting the Droid 4. Who knows though she may also want the Nexus. At least I would like for her to. 

  • My guess is the 17th

  • PsychDoc

    Vedrizon is really, really pissing me off. First we had them passing on the superb Galaxy S2 and now their dicking all of us arond on the release of this. Why are we always last to get stuff here in the U.S.? Europe has had access to this phone for over three weeks now. That was also the case with the GS2 (which we never got). I really wish there was a viable alternative to Verizon. Sprint did pretty well in the latest Consumer Reports phone service review.  I need to take a walk over there I think.

    • nexus on the brain

      They acquired a company that owns a bunch of LTE transmitters, so they are switching their 4G from wi-max or whatever to LTE, probably have a good LTE market offering by late next year…will switch as soon as practical myself after this fiasco

  • This is ridiculous, I’m about to say screw the Nexus and all these smartphones for that matter.¬† Verizon bungles everything when it comes to launches.¬† I’ve had my Thunderbolt since the day it was released and regret getting it.¬† I had the Droid X before that and the Droid as well.¬† The Droid was the only good phone I had and the others never lived up to all the hype.¬† I wanted the stock android experience but if they can’t get the thing to work on their immature 4G network soon, I’m going back to a “dumb” phone.

  • Paulysabo

    Here was my messaging conversation at 3:06p on 12/7. 

    Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
    You are now chatting with ‘Mariah’
    Mariah: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
    You: when is the Galaxy Nexus going to come out…tired of waiting…about to buy the rezound
    Mariah: It will be on the site friday
    You: That great. I saw new rumors an hour ago that is was pushed back to 12/13…so the latest rumor is not true. 12/9 is the real date.
    Mariah: Yes according to us the release date is this friday
    You: Great! thanks.

    • Guest

      How do you get “on site” help from Verizon’s page?
      As in where do you go/navigate to? 
      Thanks!

  • mrz1125

    Instead of buying Motorola, Google should of bought Verizon!

    • Anonymous

      That is a brilliant idea!

  • nexus on the brain

    isn’t it already in stores (from photos last couple of days showing white boxing), if so, launch says “Upon Receipt”, so shouldn’t they sell `em if they got `em?

  • Guest

    For the love of God Kellex, PLEASE stop reporting about the Galaxy Nexus.

    You are like the Glen Beck of Android blogging.. Getting us worked up once again.. for nothing!

  • Flash

    Hhmmmm…. seems like someone a few days ago posted something about calling some Verizon stores and saying they told him they had just got an email and it was now coming out the 15th. Nobody seemed to crap their pants over that post.

  • Mischief85

    good thing i got the “days left” app free from amazon. Time to reset it . . . .¬†

  • RaptorOO7

    I am going to get a RAZR or Rezound on Friday, and let it roll until the Nexus comes out and then return it. Sux to pay $35 for a rental fee, but I already sold my phone so I really need to move by the weekend.

  • DisappointedGNexBuyer

    Just spoke to verizon rep at local store here in Florida. He confirmed Friday was the release date and it has been delayed. Told me 13th has not been mentioned to them at all and the only thing they were told was not to sell their inventory till they hear from corporate. He did confirm having 20 in stock already waiting on release date.

    • Suushiaddict

      Only 20? What are you kidding me? He better get 100 more in stock LOL  

    • eze4

      The Verizon store I went to said they’ll have about 15 this Friday so get there early

      • Flash

        Just because they have it doesn’t mean they can sell it.

  • Anonymous

    Was told by my local Best Buy person that they were getting it on 12/11 (Sunday?), which seemed a bit odd to me.  That was in relation to VZW stores getting it on 12/9, so maybe that got bumped too?

  • Hep

    Where’s my blood pressure meds? ¬†I’ve been done with my OGD for months now…

    • Anonymous

      No joke man, now with our radio silence. something is owed to the people….. a… gnex.

      • Hep

        Like they don’t know the people want to know.

  • Anonymous

    If the double-the-data deal runs out before the Nexus is released, I’ll be seriously mad. I’m waiting to ditch my classy LG VX8600, since it can only do phone calls for ~5 min before the battery dies.

    • Partycove

      Going to go to Sprint if I get hosed out of the double data deal because Verizon keeps Jacking around with the release date on the Nexus. BTW new battery for the LG VX8600 is 12.99 on Ebay, I bought one in Sept.

  • Anonymous

    If anybody wants to join me Friday night, I’ll be fingerpainting the front of the Verizon store with my poop.

    • Anonymous

      take pictures

    • stevil

      use someone else’s poop – you don’t want them tracing that shit back to you.

  • Karma

    Karma here again. I keep telling you to stop the Nexus trolling in every single post or I will keep delaying it. Start apologizing for the trolling instead of trolling and I will think about letting it release on Monday the 12th.

  • eze4

    The galaxy nexus is becoming the new thunderbolt

  • Mark Steinmetz

    I was told by an employee at radio shack that they get their demo model in on Dec 12. He added that the phone itself usually launches within 3 days of that. Unfortunately we all know dates can easily change…¬†

  • Stating El Obvious

    LOL @ Kellex’ sources.

  • Jes396

    Listen up folks VZW knows what it is doing it crowed the freeway with smart phones and VZW is trying to insure that there would be no floating between recently purchased phones within the 14 day window. ¬†To ensure that there would be no traffic of returns of previously release devices it had no choice but to move it to another date to guard against buyer remorse and propensity of return for this HOT device. ¬†Smart move capitalism at its finest….

    • Sean Bello

      Except the 14 day window was extended to January because of the holiday season.

      • Jes396

        Thanks Sean I missed that forget the theory now….

    • They extended returns to Jan. 15th for all phones, so this isn’t the case.¬†

  • Dereknmsu

    So my guess is an early 2012 release. best case I’d say.

  • It doesn’t matter for me. ¬†My upgrade isn’t until the 23rd. ¬†I was told by a store rep that I could possibly get the upgrade on the 19th. ¬†When I thought it was coming out Friday, I have been on twitter with VZWSupport trying to see if I could get a measly 2 week early upgrade. ¬†Not so fast there ¬†good customer! ¬†No can do on the early upgrade. ¬†So…as long as it comes out in 2011 (not holding my breath) I am ok with it. ¬†Debacle that it is…not going to do me any good coming out earlier.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like this is the last time we’ll see a Nexus device at Verizon, if it ever comes out at all. ¬†

  • Pardes33

    i am so farking pissed

  • Justin Kos

    i expect a blowjob with the phone from verizon

    • Anonymous

      You’ll get one… but it comes from David Hasselhoff and City ID

      • stevil

        HasselHead?

        • Anonymous

          indeed

  • Anonymous

    Remember when I said it takes 1 month for a phone to come out after it hits the fcc…well the 15th will be a month.

  • Guest

    In regards why Verizon playing with dates. I bet you something happened between Google and Verizon that we do not know. First Verizon passes no Galaxy Nexus II for what they say a better phone. Then, Verizon said the Nexus Prime will be exclusive to Verizon only. later we hear that all teh carriers will have it. Now they pushing the release and no one really knows why.

    In my opinion the only thing the Nexus Prime has going for itself is Ice Cream OS. Other than that the phone is not superior to Droid Razr, HTC Rezound or even Galaxy Nexus 2. If HTC did not mixed its stupid crapware of OS with Android I would for sure get the Rezound. Not sure why everyone is calling “The Beast”. yes it does have large screen, but the CPU is slower than Rezound and Galaxy SII, you cannot expend the memory and why would they put 5MP camera in it?

    • Anonymous

      I think beast references the size. ¬†That thing is huge. ¬†I’m still interested in it, but I’m going to ¬†see how it compares in my hand to everything else that’s out. ¬†Are there any stats that show the Rezound and Galaxy SII being faster? ¬†That’s a serious question–I wouldn’t mind researching that since I’m looking for a new phone. ¬†As far as megapixels go, I could care less whether it’s 5MP or 8MP, or even 12MP. ¬†The number of megapixels doesn’t really matter compared to the actual sensor. ¬†Sine I’m not going to print any posters from my pics, or look at them on massive screen, 5MP is fine. ¬†From what I can tell, the photos it takes looks pretty damn good compared to the phones with hire MP values.

      • the galaxy s2 is faster by a tad bit but the nexus beats it when it comes to browsing speeds. the rezound is a joke. qualcomm processors suck. wait for the nexus or get a Gs2 on sprint or at&t, dont get one on tmobile, it has a qualcomm processor.¬†
        exynos/tiomap > qualcomm

  • Earl Echols

    My verizon rep friend told me this week, do not make a liar out of him!

  • Merlin

    Does ICS really warrant getting this phone?¬† I mean c’mon, look at the hardware.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand. ¬†Doesn’t it have a newer processor compared to the Razr, the same amount of ram, and an HD screen? ¬†What’s bad about the hardware?

      • i agree, idk why everyone keeps saying stuff about the hardware.¬†

  • Jerry Lange

    but as i recall you guys said it was “official” which gave lots of ppl hope. this is why most of the users are pissed with all this false hope. dont say its official till there is a release date. vzw always Fu**** it up

  • Wyatt

    You cannot delay something that was never announced in the first place. ¬†All of the “delayed ” release dates were a product of unofficial leaks. ¬†Verizon has not yet announced anything. ¬†Be mad about that if you want to, but you can’t blame Verizon for delaying something they never scheduled in the first place.

    I still can’t wait to get my hands on this phone. ¬†

  • Awfredricks

    i am so sick of the bullshit game that Verizon is playing. reading all these posts¬†isn’t¬†even fun anymore.¬†
    Jesus take the wheel — just release the damn phone already.¬†

  • Rp780

    I’ve never contemplated getting an iPhone until today. My OG is begging to be put to rest and Verizon/Google won’t release anything decent¬†

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Do it.

      • Rp780

        Is that a sarcastic do it or a legit suggestion 

        • Anonymous

          do it. no sarcasm. just don’t bitch when you find out its a piece of sh*t.

    • Anonymous

      The Razr, Rezound, 4S, Inc2, Bionic are all good phones on VZW

      • Rp780

        The Bionic is good….really?

        • Anonymous

          Yes, really.

        • Guest

          ….

          • Anonymous

            Fail troll is a fail.

  • Jeff Tycz

    P3Droid said that the latest target date was the 9th-13th either way he is right and usually is

  • Fire up this Galaxy Nexus Rumor Engine…..

    THE GALAXY NEXUS IS NEVER COMING TO VERIZON…

    because Verizon hates us. 

    That is all.

  • Guest

    All these dates are meaningless. The only way to know for sure when the phone is being release is when you can ore-order the phone online. Verizon have done it with every phone. Pre-order usually starts couple of days before the actual release date. Since as of now the phone cannot be pre-ordered there is no way it would be released on 12/9.

  • Anonymous

    I have a girlfriend and a bottle of Jack, I can wait for this damn phone…

  • Anonymous

    The only way Verizon could have handled this launch any more poorly is if they somehow managed to destroy their entire stock of GNs.

    • verizon : yeah sorry guys, we uh forgot that C4 will detonate when you press the red button on its remote, what kind of idiot thinks of something like that? oh well, get a razr.¬†

      samsung: you motherfucker…..

      google: HOLD ME BACK

  • Anonymous

    THE PAIN!

  • someone needs to put sugar in the rumor engine’s gas tank…¬†

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t matter to me, I’m buying a phone on the 9th, whether it’s the nexus or the iPhone I couldn’t care less. With the way these release teasers and thunderboltesque delays I’m about fed up with the VZW machine anyway. I don’t like the way these devices are controlled and released. Personal opinion of course, since the devices mostly rock when they do get let go. It’s just getting silly and I’m finding a lean towards a more disciplined system.

  • Trooper

    It was never official.  That is all.

  • Anonymous

    Release date rumor engine = an engine that makes money via hits for Android blogs.

  • Joelseph

    I want Sausages!!!

    • Joelseph

      *Pounds hands on table*

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Talked to the VZ manager at the Juno, AK and he said the delay is from a polar bear taking a dump on a huge shipment, they need time to wipe the boxes off. I guess white wasn’t a good choice.

  • Anonymous

    Dangit! I just unrooted and returned to stock on my Thunderbolt last night…. time to trade in for the Rezound for now.

  • Cphilano

    i don’t care what any of you Verizon defenders say, this is one huge debacle for launching of yet another anticipated phone. this is honestly worse than the Bionic failure for several reasons. you can dismiss everything as rumors all you want but there have been some factual and official news that has made this a screw up.

    1. regardless of whether or not Verizon made it official, Google and Samsung had already outed their cooperation with Verizon to release this phone on Big Red months ago. this confirms all of the rumors 5 months before that a Nexus phone was coming to Verizon, and that product development was taking place on Big Red’s network despite Verizon not owning up to it.

    2. Google and Samsung’s product announcement event outed a physical phone shown in video of the lte version of the phone. again, making it clear that they had been developing the phone for the network. and there’s no way you can argue that they’ve been product testing/ developing this phone without Verizon until Novemeber of this year. To argue otherwise is ridiculous.

    3. the GSM version launches all overseas in November without any word from the US carrier for this phone. it was already outed who the US carrier was, and are we going to honestly sit here and say that Google and Samsung wanted to do a product announcement of this device with the launch date being up in the air on the US carrier’s end?¬†

    4. Verizon confirms that they are the US carrier for this device. so now we know the rumor mill has been pretty accurate up to this point, but VZW still didn’t make official until two weeks after the product announcement. just doesn’t make any sense at all.

    5. the paper trail is a mile long. we have paper trail that is a mile long. its their choice on when, where, and how to launch this device, but don’t act as if this misfire because mums the word. listen the proverbial “story” broke months ago. you can’t blame Droid Life, Kellex or any other blog for reporting their findings. they gave us a peek at the ineptitude of Verizon to get the job done. factor in that they were going to actually launch¬†(it was official, maybe not to us but internally it was official)¬†a phone of this caliber, dev phone or not, without any ads except in store and online displays speaks to craziness. and just because a company is closed mouth on something doesn’t mean that something was never there.

    no product is going to be perfect right out of the gate no matter what level of testing a wireless carrier does to a phone on its network. there are going to be problems. you have thousands-million+ units where something could go wrong. even Iphone hasn’t been able to avoid problems. they are just going to be there.

  • Keith Sumner

    How about we shut down this stupid, godforsaken “rumor engine”

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Good idea. Kellex propagates this crap with all these rumors. Facts or no posts Kellex.

  • Anthonyjarmando

    I contacted my local Verizon store and was told:

    “We do not have any in stock. It was suppose to be released “soon” but I was told by my manager that it was pushed back. Sorry about that.”

  • Mike Woods

    Just called my guy at the local verizon store and he confirmed they are in the store….they are just waiting on Verizon for what they don’t know. He also mentioned Friday is still a good possibility.

    Pissed off!

  • Bryan Williams

    Kellen, please update this article to show that this is NOT an email or letter to retail VZW locations so people can stop thinking this has anything to do with the actual release date at corporate stores.

  • Y???

  • Anonymous

    sounds like a shipping issue. ¬†Not all stores will be receiving their shipments by Friday. ¬†If you’re going to do a country-wide launch, all stores should have them in stock. ¬†that has GOT to be the delay.

    • Nyjohn14

      I heard there were problems with the LTE radios on the nexus

      • Dominick DeVito

        It’s a SIM issue on LTE – not a phone issue. Affects all micro SIM devices.

        • not just micro sim my full sim droid charge has no data¬†

    • Tysoncrosby21

      Sort of makes sense as I spoke with an indirect retailer yesterday and he told me they were expecting the devices on Wednesday but had not received them. A shipping error or miscalculation could be cause for the push back. Also, with the xyboard release Monday they don’t want to split press between the nexus and tablets

  • Tysoncrosby21

    Date will keep getting pushed back until after January 15th. Bank on it, Verizon wants to use all those people that are “renting phones to increase rezound and razr sales. I would bet the money I have saved up for this phone that’s what they’re doing. Monitoring these blogs and are seeing people “renting” new phones, so they’re going to stick it to them.

  • Anonymous

    how much trouble would VZW stores get in if they started selling the phone? i know it’s probably a stupid question, but seriously… what the hell would it matter? would it hurt the network, or mess up things in the system or something (assuming the phone is already in the system, obviously)…?

    • Keith Sumner

      Yes, you would have thousands upon thousands of people with phones that can’t be activated.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, that makes sense. I was, for whatever reason, thinking the SIM was only necessary for connecting to 4G, but it makes perfect sense that it is essential for activation. Thanks for knocking sense into my head

  • Tblain

    Just go off the phone with a VZ rep in the Milwaukee area that said his GM gave them the go ahead to start selling them on the 11th, provided their shipment came in. Seems odd that they would start selling this on a Sunday, but it almost sounded like it was more of a product supply issue more than anything. In any case, I gave him my info and will just wait and see what happens on Sunday.

    • Anonymous

      i hope you’re right. ¬†REALLY sounds like a shipping issue to me. especially with all of these individual reports.

    • Anthonyjarmando

      I contacted two VZW stores in my area, neither of which has the phone in stock just yet. Either they lied or it is a product supply issue.

  • Keii Graham

    Nexusgate continues.

  • Taveras47

    I just hope they actually release the phone, remember the Nexus One situation. The end result we never got it and were referred to the DROID Incredible.

  • Br_hermon

    Maybe it’s just my rose colored glasses but am I the only one that reads that last line and interprets it as… “All product will be in your store before or no later than the 13th. Once you get it, sell it.” It’s almost like they’re saying… listen our customers are pissed about all the delays, get it to them as soon as you can so they’ll shut up. So…. if some stores already have supply, couldn’t they go ahead and sell it?

    • Tone

      good point… technically read as “launch: upon receipt” so if they already received… y u no launch as scheduled then?

    • Bryan Williams

      This is not a letter to retail VZW stores. ¬†Most likely to an authorized retailer and they won’t have the phones until at least next Tuesday anyhow.

    • Akalasin

      that’s what I thought when I read that too!!

  • Anonymous

    Although I would much rather get the phone on the 9th, December 13th would be awesome as it is both my birthday and a day off from work for me to “play with my new toy!”

  • reyalP

    All these rumors are starting to give me¬†Diarrhea!¬† I hope it comes next week but it is starting to get too¬†close to Christmas and I need to buy Christmas gifts.¬† I’m not¬†dissapointed though because I¬†can get it next year if I have too. After all, its only a phone.¬† I have one now that does pretty much the same stuff anyway.¬†Looking forward to the 13th though.

  • shdowman

    For my part, the point I had made regarding lack of “official” release date announcement, is that everyone is getting upset that Verizon owes them something this Friday because they read it here and elsewhere that it is coming out on Friday. Reality is, Verizon doesn’t and they can change dates on a whim despite what direct and indirects are told.

    Fact of the matter is, the general public at large likely has no idea about this phone (and likely doesn’t care either). That is fine, because it really isn’t for them. This is the ultimate geek phone. We have the luxury (thanks in large part to Kellen) of knowing almost all the in’s and outs of this piece of tech before release. We are the ones clamoring for an unmolested android experience on our favorite network (coverage / speed reasons alone) and most have been waiting two years for the second coming of this type of device. There is nothing wrong with that passion and frustration in knowing something really should’ve arrive a month ago. Tell Verizon what imbeciles they are for delaying this device and likely ruining their chances of getting another Nexus device. None of you are jumping to AT&T / T-Mobile / Sprint over this
    despite what you say. However, I do fear for all the puppies that have
    been kicked over all of this…..

    Of course it is obvious the phone should’ve been out by now. Of course we all (even myself) independently confirmed Friday as the date. But I think that with “this latest rock solid date” now passing, I will take a little latitude on being pessimistic.

    • Bbrutcher

      would agree with you on this but…..i had confirmation from vzw last night on the phone that this would be launched on friday!¬† guy gave me his name and said to feel free to call him back 12:00 am on friday to order or just be at my local verizon store at 9 am to pick one up!!

      • Nyjohn14

        Now what Friday is this?????

        • Bbrutcher

          this friday the 9th

        • Anonymous

          Rebecca Black

      • shdowman

        Read everything I wrote…:)

  • i wish i never knew this site existed.

  • Verizonhater

    Yeah so after hearing this rumor I called 4 different Verizon stores cuz I wasn’t too happy.¬† The corporate store that I called said that if the rumor I heard was the 9th then that was when it was going to be released .¬† The guy specifically said that they were not allowed to say it over the phone.¬† The other store that I called was a third party retailer that said that they had just received them in store TODAY and he went and asked his manager when they could sell them.¬† All of a sudden he came back on the phone stating that he didn’t know when they were going to be released.¬† Verizon is definitely acting screwy about this phone.¬† I’m just about to go down there myself in person and not leave until they tell me a date lmao.

  • Anonymous

    It’s coming out on Friday.¬†

  • tc83

    This sucks, but any news on the Droid 4? Is it supposed to be on sale in less than 24 hrs, or not?

  • AC

    i see an update of verizon stores being looted for their stock of galaxy nexus devices in the near future.

  • Anonymous

    I was told last night that preorders would be taken after 1 st of next year. When I called to preorder one.

    • Bill Mitchell

      Can’t tell if trolling, sarcastic, or just stupid…

      • Anonymous

        Doing nothing more than sharing what was told to me by a vzw rep over the phone.

        • Bill Mitchell

          For the greater good, I’m going to let you in on something… If you read the articles on this site often, you already know more than 95% of the workers at Verizon.

        • Bbrutcher

          vzw rep i talked to last night said the computers wouldn’t let them do anything with this phone until 12:00 am friday and to call back then..no preorders are happening

  • I quit. I’m buying an iPhone. At least Apple has the balls to dictate terms of how their devices are to be released.¬†

    • Cam

      I’m kind of curious who would be able to set the terms in this case. Would it be Google or Samsung?

      Also, are you sure you aren’t signing up for 2 years of disappointment, rather than dealing with the week or two (more) of disappointment we are looking at now?

      • being that it’s a Nexus (at least in name) I would have assumed Google. Also, other than my phone, everything computer-related I use is Apple/MacOS… makes sense to go that way after being let down a few times by VZW. I haven’t had a phone yet that has truly satisfied my needs/wants from VZW… so it might be time to reconsider my relationship with them as well.

        • Cam

          Yup. I am hearing that last part. If AT&T still had unlimited data, I would probably have dropped VZW and ordered their SGII Skyrocket weeks ago.

    • Anonymous

      Please keep in mind the following:

      1) Verizon has never released an official release date (other than “before the end of the year”) ¬†Everyone’s frustration is coming from disappointment when the rumors come out to be false. ¬†So who’s fault is that? ¬†To me the people to blame are the one’s spreading the rumors, even if those rumors are based on insider information, things happen, issues arise, thus why VZW was smart to never publish an “official” date.

      2) There is no factual evidence to defer that this is Google or VZW’s fault. ¬†But based on rumors, the volume-bug was a Google fix, the VZW software and 4G errors are well VZW’s fault. ¬†Truth be told, no one is really sure what’s causing the delays. Google COULD BE DICTATING TERMS, terms that would include NOT releasing the device until the bugs are fixed.

      3) The delays could have simply been because VZW had a contract to Motorola and HTC to sell their high-end phones first or some other non-compete clause to keep the GNex from being released too closely to other competing phones.

      TLDR summary, nobody knows what the heck has caused all these delays, but without the rumor mill, nobody would have even known it was delayed in the first place.

  • Nyjohn14

    I will start building a time machine it may take me a while but pretty sure phone won’t be out by the time i finish, so then I would go to the future and come back and share the official date.

    • Nyjohn14

      maybe i should get the phone while in the future…

  • Anonymous

    Ground hog day > Gnex release day

  • Hahaha Verizon sucks. Could they of messed this up any more?

  • Dylan Bourque

    I just left a VZW store here in Baton Rouge, LA and the e-mail they got this morning just said the phone has been delayed and a new release date will be announced soon.  My name will definitely be on the first one that arrives at the store, whenever that is.

  • Guest

    Mess? I believe the word you were looking for is “clusterf*ck” or “catastrof*ck”

  • Anonymous

    WOW, It’s like what happened with Bionic….. Seems all carriers and MFG do this crap….

  • Stop it Kellex, just stop it. You’re like a crack dealer with this crap!

    And by stop it, I mean, of course, give me more.

  • Rezar1

    Is Verizon mad at Samsung?

  • joe1138

    I have a new date given to me directly from Satan himself. ¬†The new launch date is exactly two seconds before hell freezes over. ūüôĀ

  • Bdfio

    Doesn’t make sense. ¬†Why does it say will arrive in stores on/by 12-13 for immediate release? ¬†They already shipped to stores, we’ve been seeing pictures of the stock in stores. ¬†And why would it ever be launch upon¬†receipt¬†except for other retailers if it had already been launched by VZW stores?

    • Nyjohn14

      They are just playing with us….

    • Cam

      Maybe there are a few stragglers? (All) 3rd party stores not yet having received them?

  • Anonymous

    “take a day off work to go get this”
    my god, kill yourself

    • Most W4nted 1

      Then VZW wins…im holding out until Dec. 31 before i off myself.

  • Ok, screw this I’m done even looking at dates until I see a commercial on TV

  • Theandyplan

    i hate how badly this release is going and the fact my OG has been on it’s last leg for far too long now doesnt help matters. that said, i dont have a problem waiting another week (other than being constantly frustrated with my OG) i get paid bi-weekly and i get my holiday bonus on the 16th anyway. patience is a virtue and when it all comes down to it, its just a phone. a phone that i really want but not one i can’t live without.

  • Newton122189

    Obviously if they delayed it at the last possible minute then it’s probably for good reason. ¬†If that’s the case I’d rather them fix whatever the issue is instead of releasing a faulty product.

  • December 9th web only order, In store release December 13th.. ¬†It’s true, I know a guy, who knows a guy, that met a guy once that works for verizon. ¬†So that guy told the other guy, who then told my guy, an then he told me.. So its gotta be true!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t be because LTE problems otherwise they would be delaying the Droid 4, unless that’s a BS date too.

  • My humble opinion:

    The real problem here is Verizon’s silence.

    Certainly, they have staff monitoring the net. They know that things like their staff training schedule, their staff announcements, etc., get leaked on an almost daily basis. They know that we know the phone should be in our hands, in other words.

    But they say nothing. 

    Yes, it is a mess. No, it’s not the fault of Droid-Life and other blogs for posting reliable information. Yes, it’s justifiable to be upset with Verizon.

    To think of it otherwise is just plain silly.

    • Most W4nted 1

      Amen.

    • Bryan Williams

      Unfortunately we are in such a minority that our¬†opinions¬†don’t matter. ¬†They know we’re going to buy it anyhow when it’s released and the people who have no idea about all this won’t care next month when they walk in off the street and buy it then.

      • I agree in that I’m still buying the phone.

        I’m responding more to the naive comments here that are faulting DL and other blogs for posting reputable information. Know what I’m saying?

    • The problem is that they would be exposing weakness to the masses (who have no idea anything like this is going on) to appease the small, but dedicated early adopters.

      The right way to play it? Someone in the know at Verizon PR should have a direct line to D-Life so that they can stay away from exposing issues to the larger audience while keeping us updated and therefore less pissed off at them.

      I know I’m spoiled or whatever but prior to this I would have never left VZW. This whole deal has soured me on them and perhaps the next two years of G-Nex will bring me back. ¬†As it stands right now though, I would at least shop around once my next 2year expires.

  • Anonymous

    You should run a contest to see who can guess the date at this point. I’m guessing Feb. 29th

  • ;(

    • Anonymous

      hahaha awesome

  • :'(

  • Anonymous

    So, the picture states “5W’s”. I see 3. Why, Where and When….What are the other two, Waiting and Wanting?

  • gregwilliams

    so if they already shipped to the stores…let’s just raid the stores?

    • Most W4nted 1

      Good Idea, I like to get arrested….You a criminal, bro?

      • gregwilliams

        bout to be most wanted 2, bro

  • Chad

    I hope we know for sure at least a¬†day in advance. I have time to burn and want to take a day off work to go get this. I was planning on taking Friday off, glad I didn’t. If the Rezound recieves s-off before the Nexus comes out, ill probably end up giving up on the Galaxy Nexus.

  • woried buyer

    At this point, is it worth waiting for Quad-Core phones???
    I have been waiting to update to a smartphone, i thought it was going to be the bionic… should it have been released back in… oh lets say may/june, but by the time it came out, it was already old technology. with that said, should i continue to play the waiting game for quad core processors that seem to be right around the corner? realistically, how long will it take samsung to release a phone of this quality with a quad-core chip in it?

    • Dominick DeVito

      depends on your needs. If you’re okay with a skinned interface then I’d wait.

      • woried buyer

        my biggest issue is the battery life, and they are expecting the quad cores to not only be more powerful, but more efficient with battery usage, thus extending the batter, i want a phone that i can say will last 4-6months before it is completely obsolete. I know technology progresses at an incredible rate, but once you get to quad core, its just going to be smaller victories from that point, at least in terms of processing ability… look at computers, we have had quad core being the top of the line for…. 5+ years at least now? granted they have gotten better, but my 3 year old intel i7 core is still a great processor. can a phone do that for… 6 months?

        • Dominick DeVito

          I agree that quad cores will have better battery life, but other than that it’s up to developers to take advantage of more cores and honestly, I’d say that most devs haven’t fully utilized dual core processors yet, let alone quad cores.

          but every phone after the Nexus in 2012 will not be stock (most likely). If you’re okay with a customized UI (Moto seems to make the best one, Samsung probably the worst), and if you can wait a while (I’d guess 4-6 months) then wait.

          The problem with these customized phones is that you have to wait a while for updates (see an earlier post from today). It’s not easy for an OEM to download the source code, customize it, finish development, start testing, etc – then hand it off to the carrier for their testing. It takes time.

          Unless proven otherwise, (I believe) Google will send the Verizon Galaxy Nexus direct updates, thus saving you 4-6 months in getting it.

          It depends on what you want. If hardware is your liking then wait for a quad core, if software tickles your fancy I recommend the Galaxy Nexus.

          • Nyjohn14

            or just wait for galaxy nexus 2…

    • My guess is quadcore phones will come out in February/March overseas and not until Summer here in the US. Knowing Verizon, it will probably be late summer before they release any quadcore phones, and then they’ll go crazy with releases at the end of the year like they did this year.

    • Akalasin

      that’s what i wanna know!!!
      i’m so torn…..ugh

    • Anonymous

      If your’e always waiting on the next thing, you’ll have your OG forever. ¬†Buy a device you like, nexus is future proof in term of software and hardware will be relevant for quite some time.

  • Most W4nted 1

    Galaxy Nexus is just a dream of what a good phone could be….Thank you for impregnating my mind with thoughts of a dream…

  • I guess they’re going to wait until the next nexus comes out on sprint only with jelly bean until they release this phone

  • Bill Mitchell

    I’m just gonna end it all…

    • Most W4nted 1

      Dont let VZW win!

  • VZW blows

  • Anonymous

    can we stop this please?  this is dizzying.  how about just letting us know when it drops at this point

  • zUFC

    why do you guys constantly talk about “Kellex” trying to get more hits???

    He reporting what he gets. If he wasn’t we would want to kill him.

    lay off……¬† I’m too pissed to read this type of nonsense. Stay on topic donkey!!! or dont post

  • please stop. just…stop.

  • OAL

    Fwiw. The screen on my storm2 quit working this am. I went into my local Verizon store and tried to sweet talk the rep into selling me a gnex early. He said that they might be on sale next week and that they have accessories but no phones as of yet. I told him I’d just rent a razr in the interm then.

    He seemed pretty honest but who knows.

    • Bryan Williams

      I can promise you that my local store has them in stock, I saw them with my own two eyes.

      The employees have no idea why they postponed the launch either.

  • stevil

    *IF* this is real, it might imply that the in-store promo materials haven’t caught up to the arrival of phones (or vice versa), and that they can launch when everything has arrived?

    Again, *IF* this is real, we ought to be able to order it online, if the launch is “immediate”?

    • Bryan Williams

      This isn’t a letter to a retail Verizon store. ¬†The retail stores already have all their promo material as well as the phones in their warehouses.

  • Verizonhater

    I just wish the phone would come out already.  Tired of being the laughingstock of my friends for rocking the OG Droid.

    • Anonymous

      poor OGD ūüôĀ

  • How about no more dates until Verizon themselves makes it official? And I’m not talking about Equipment Manager either. Either an official announcement from Verizon or when people can actually go to the stores to buy the phone. This throwing out every possible date is getting old.

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again. Please release the damn phone already…

  • Anonymous

    at least we can always rely on boobs being awesome…

    • Anonymous

      I have a pretty nice pair. Maybe that can still get me a GNex on Friday? ūüôā

      • Anonymous

        it’s always worth a shot. just let me know where to be to witness the effort!

      • Anonymous

        Let me be the judge of that.

  • Anonymous

    Rumors rumors rumors.. Tell me already Verizon!

  • Anonymous

    Damn you Verizon, damn you.

  • Andrewtrespando

    ANDDDDDDD IMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM SPENT.

  • what’s funny…with everyone complaining… there are SO many people blowing up the comments.

    we’re all just giving kellex ad revenue…so this is good for him. ¬†ūüôā

    well played, bro.

  • roffle24

    If this release spans any longer than the 15th I’m jumping ship… not trying to become another HTC Thunderbolt botched launch by verizon and have the phone be shit.

  • BPStroh

    Just…stop.¬† Seriously.¬† Tell me when Verizon had actually confirmed ANYTHING, and I’ll start paying attention again.¬† All these rumors, speculations, and conjectures are hurting the credibility of this site and many others, and only serving to infuriate phone nerds like me country-wide.

    • woried buyer

      you want to know when the we are 100% sure the phone will be available? when you can grab it off the shelf and buy it.

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      This site posts news.. Rumors or facts, they post it.¬† Get over it.¬† That’s what this site is about.

  • Kornfag11

    I think I’m going to get the iPhone killer, the envy touch. At least that phone has been released in the last 10 years! Lol

  • Anonymous

    ‘Canada still on schedule for launch…’

  • Est√°s enojado, hermano?

    Great!  Another paycheck I get to use towards the Nexus!

  • Anonymous

    Official: Occupy Verizon.

    • oh i’m down. ¬†i live 5 minutes away from the HQ…and will be back there in 10 days.

      …just kidding. ¬†screw that.

    • EC8CH

      Pretty ballsy of VZW…

      We’ve been worked into a rage of the past month of waiting, and now they pull another delay AFTER we know they’ve shipped stock to their stores?

      I’m not sayin’ anyone should break in PETA style and free the Nexus… but it would be the humane thing to do.

      • Mctypething

        u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        Seriously man?

        Granted I made a snarky joke/comment, but it’s just a damn phone.

        • EC8CH

          If the mental image of a crazed android fanatic running through the mall flinging boxes of G-Nex’s as he runs away from a fat mall cop screaming:

          “NO MORE DELAY! FREE THE NEXUS TODAY!”

          doesn’t make you chuckle just a little at this point….

          ok, that probably means you’re more normal than me.¬†

          • Mctypething

            u crazy bro?

          • Guest

            you a fuckking dick bro???

          • Anonymous

            welp, if it helps, you sure made MY day with that visual ūüėÄ

          • EC8CH

            Fat android fanatic crying into his hands as his sits on the floor next to a box of melting ice cream sandwiches just outside a Verizon store as they lock the door to close up for the night on 12/9.

          • Anonymous

            … is that before or after he splatters the iphones with vzw-red paint?

  • i just need it by the 17th.

    whatever.

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Biggest disappointments of 2011:

    Thunderbolt
    Bionic
    Razr
    XYBoard
    ..
    .
    .
    .
    . Nexus

    See a pattern here.

    • Anonymous

      Funny how you can interchange “disappointment” with “hype”, eh?

  • Everyone complaining about DL giving us all these dates needs to shut the hell up.¬† All they are doing is trying to give us all the information possible so we are ready when it does actually drop. I’ll admit I was excited when it said official Dec 9th yesterday.¬† But I also would have thought it was official as well if i saw the launch date on the VZW site.¬† So if all your going to do is bitch and complain than go home shove your thumb in your mouth and wait under tree for Santa to bring you some manners.¬† As a final note Thank you DL for your constant coverage on ALL news, Nexus or otherwise.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?-

      • No just disappointed in VZW. This should be a huge thing but because it isnt filled with vcast apps and all they are just rolling it out without any hooplah. I am 25 years old and have come to the realization that nothing give me the excitement of being a kid anymore. I felt like it when the Cardinals won the world series and will feel like it when I finally get my hands on the GN but I just can’t stand people who talk big and complain because they are on the internet. They are getting a free service here to help them with their phones and need to understand that no system is perfect.¬† They are the kids who were most likely given everything without having to work for it. It’s sad that people act like that. I am not perfect but I am also not mad, bro.

        • Mctypething

          u disappointed bro?

        • Anonymous

          be disappointed with sites like these who jump on the first rumor to try and be the first because their “source” said it so it must be that. Verizon said by end of the year and as shitty as that is they still have time to hit that mark.

          • Anonymous

            yeah but as frustrating as this hypebeast rumor mill is, i’m also tired of verizon’s vague time frames and lack of announcements regarding any of their products.¬† they dont’ deserve any credit.

          • Anonymous

            But if they gave a date and didn’t meet it then you would be crying about it. Verizon doesn’t deserve any credit I never said they do but they provided a date to make sure it was ready come that time.

          • Anonymous

            not me.¬† i’m one of those tired of hearing about this stuff, either way, it’ll be out when it’s out at this point.¬† but i don’t think they are to be commended for meeting a vague future date.

          • CD0386

            I work for vzw. They sent a company wide email today saying we were launching on Friday only to take it back about an hour later. That’s what’s frustrating. I’m fine with waiting to the end of the year, but to be given a date and then have it taken away is just a little irritating. Especially to those who have been waiting such a long time.

        • wow. ¬†i’m the opposite, dude.

          i’ve found that most if not all things in my life provide me with constant fun and excitement.

          perhaps a mindset change is in order?

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      STFU. We are complaining about the delay, not DL posting the messages. Douche.

      • Did I single you out? No a lot of people on here have been complaining about DL. If what i post has nothing to do with what you have written then, NEWS FLASH, it wasn’t aimed at you. Don’t get your panties in a bunch because you think everyone cares about you.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t even care anymore. ¬†F*ck this sh*t. ¬†If I could buy a Nokia-Win7 phone right now I would. ¬†If the 4S wasn’t such a lame upgrade I’d buy it. ¬†I’m so sick of Android and Verizon right now. Skins, security holes in the skins, bloatware that you can’t remove. But what I am really really sick of is my OGDroid.¬†

          Thinking of buying a used cheaper phone and rooting it just to hold me over for the next iphone, Nokia Lumia 900 or quad core whatever. ¬†This is beyond¬†ludicrous,¬†beyond¬†ridiculous. ¬†I hope some people lose their jobs over this. If AT&T didn’t have such spotty coverage I’d switch to them but I haven’t even ruled that out. ¬†And yes I am mad bro. I am Jack’s raging bile duct.

          • hear ya, dude.

            i suspended my service for two months… glorious.

            i bought an old world edition bb to hold me over…

            bought a used droid charge for $50 but verizon gave me $170 to trade it in…so uh, back to the bb.

          • John

            I call bs.

          • Guest

            You should just get rid of your mobile and get a landline. Doesn’t sound like anything will make you happy.

          • Anonymous

            He should really just stay off the interwebs all together as well.

          • Anonymous

            +3000

          • Anonymous

            I agree with you about the ridiculousness of it all. If WP7 had a handset that even came close to the newest Androids hardware and screen size wise I would jump on it in a second. But they all seem to be lacking on the hardware front. The only thing keeping me from buying an iPhone is the screen size. 

          • Anonymous

            You could get the GSII or it’s¬†variants on AT&T or wherever. It is a very solid phone and you would be very happy. Heck you may even be able to get the Galaxy Nexus on AT&T before Verizon gets it at this pace. ¬†I bet the exclusive deal Verizon had is about over.¬†¬†

          • FortitudineVincimus

            Galaxy Nexus? What’s that?¬†

          • Anonymous

            Would you like some cheese with your whine?

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Go shove a demo Nexus up your ass gimp.

          • Anonymous

            “I’m so sick of Android and Verizon. Skins, security holes in the skins, bloatware that you can’t remove..” um… this is a NEXUS we’re talking about here.. and on the NEXUS, you can remove/deactivate the “bloatware” (the 2 Verizon apps).. and there is NO SKIN AND NO SECURITY HOLES IN THE SKIN BECAUSE THERE IS NO SKIN

    • Why does one need to know in advance when the phone is coming out? Doesn’t make the phone come out any faster nor are you getting it any sooner. I think throwing out all these dates just makes people more mad when it misses each date.

      • ¬†True but be mad at VZW.

        • No, VZW said by the end of the year..¬† Tech Bloggers keep throwing out bait to get us to hit on their blog.. its good for advertising dollars..

    • GNex

      I’m sure Verizon will have this ready for us just in time, December 26th.

      • Anonymous

        No, they said before the end of the year.  So December 31st would be more likely ;-).

        • Anonymous

          …. at 11:59PM… for pre-order online.

          • Anonymous

            ships by end of 2012

    • Anonymous

      Thou enraged, kindred?

      • mm77

        unleash your werewolf rape-face. shield brother.

        • Jadesblood

          Lol skyrim ftw

          • Loki

            Verizon is not really going to sell the Nexus. The Nexus will not be in the display of the store. It will be kept in the storage cage in the back of the store. The only way to get a Nexus is to ask for one, but that is only after you let an employee show and tell you every other single phone in the store for at least an hour. Then and only then you can request a Nexus in the back, but you’ll need the password in order for them to sell you one….

          • Noyfb

            lol, and the passwords are “come back next week”

      • Anonymous

        You win the game.

      • Primosjumpers

        It was all ready for tomorrow but an outage on 4g lte nationwide yesterday caused the delay, they won’t release it while the ”best network’s is down but as of today the outage still has to eta on a fix.
        Really something out of their control, i ‘ve played with the phone and the screen was a let down, UI is cool but I went with the razr instead now that I’ve used both.
        Razr most likely get ics and nexus won’t ever get the sickness, camera, HD screen, HDMI out, etc.
        As soon as this problem is fixed it will be ready on all channels, and stores are getting 45+ units so there’s plenty of stock it seems.
        Good luck to all.

    • I agree with you 110%. I understand that DL is doing all they can to bring us all the up to date information they can. Keep it up DL!¬†

    • Anonymous

      Seriously. I check in almost everyday read the headlines etc etc… If I don’t like what’s being reported I move on with my life. It’s as simple as that. Why should I waste time bitching and whining about a blog site? I appreciate having the info presented where I can draw my own conclusions. I’d like to see Kellex stand up once (not like he needs to) just to shut these people up.

    • r8rs

      You’re the one who needs to shut the hell up bud! Keep comments like these to yourself, seems to me your doing all the bitching and complaining. Why don’t you shove your thumb in your mouth and keep your anger inside instead of trying to come off as some bad ass.

    • bigrob60

      Just what I was thinking. Every date Kellex has given us has been the date that was given to him from sources in VZW. And at that time those dates are correct. If the phone gets pushed the dates get pushed. Simple as that. Every time he has reported on a date he has always said “rumored” or put official in quotes. Symbolizing that this is all internal VZW talk and can be changed. Even after VZW announces the phone they can still change the date. So chill out at Kellex & D-L. They are only trying to give us the most up to date “official” ¬†info that is available at that time. Relax. :]

    • Speedyrulz8

        Yeah. The official date actually was the 9th but it got delayed. Our store was told the 9th a couple days ago and we had phones on order but we weretold today that it is delayed with no official release date listed.

    • HOndaman104

      I just left a nw washington state verizon store. The store manager confirmed to me that they are releasing tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    Everyone take noticed that the headline says “rumor”. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

    • My panties have been in a bunch for weeks. They can’t get any smaller. At this rate, I’ll turn them in to the first ever black hole on earth.

      • Anonymous

        Then we’re all doomed!

  • Tzoller

    If you signed up for the Nexus update, you’ll get an email before release. Better than a rumor mill..

    • Anonymous

      you’ll probably only get an email at the same time they announce the phone, at 7:30 AM the morning it drops.¬† if you get it by then.¬† that seems to be par for the course these days with announcements.

    • Zeekle

      Those emails usually come out a few days after release for whatever reason.

    • Anonymous

      Or not, signed up for the Bionic update and never received the email. 

  • hamholla

    clusterF_ck is a more accurate description

  • *sigh*

  • Bchrisfall3

    F@@K MY LIFE!!!!!!

  • “They don‚Äôt make this information available to just anyone unless it is 99.9% set in stone…” ¬†Darn that .1%.

  • Anonymous

    i asked verizon (in store and online) if i could keep my unlimited plan (both 3g and 4g data) when the nexus came out and both confirmed YES. as long as the phone comes out, i’ll upgrade on day 1.

    patiently waiting….

  • pheroo

    I’m so tired of all these date changes…

  • Gino Fratto

    LOL!! I have gone from hyped up yesterday, to disappointed to this morning, to sitting back with popcorn now and enjoying the show!!… This is the only phone that interests me at all, so I’ll just sit back and wait… when it comes out I’ll pick it up, you know, on the 13th…. or something… hahah

  • Anonymous

    ;( I can’t do it anymore … Second thought NEXUS FTW!!!

  • I am giving them this week. Getting too close to CES to buy this at this point.

    • Most W4nted 1

      Good Call.

  • reyalP

    This is awsome news! Can’t wait until the 13th.

  • Rashad Gattis

    At this point, the phone will be release on Saturday, December 31, 2011. ¬†That way Verizon will be the one’s that told us the truth from the beginning when they said that the phone would be out in 2011.

  • Dan Letsch

    I will believe it when I see it!

  • hamholla

    clusterF_ck describes this more accurately 

  • AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!¬†

  • Ken

    weak

  • first!

  • Rick

    Isn’t this for Wal-Mart releasing the GN?

  • OMG OMG OMG OMG (crying a little – little school girls voice and both hands waving)

    • Most W4nted 1

      You sad, bro?

  • Better get used to it. ¬†This phone isn’t coming out before xmas.

    • Anonymous

      it definitely is.  100% chance. 

      • Anonymous

        chance… i see what you did there

        • Anonymous

          lol

  • Anonymous

    giant mess = cluster fu*k

  • Bryan Williams

    What is that image of that you posted? And where are the other two “W’s”?

    I don’t understand.

  • Anonymous

    I hate you, Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll add 14th,15th and 16th too for safe measure, Kellen

  • Anon

    looks Photoshopped…

  • Troll-Life?

    • Anonymous

      Laughing Out Loud!

    • Most W4nted 1

      AHHAHAHA

    • trolling out loud. ūüėČ

  • Mctypething

    If you’re shaking your head writing it, then just don’t write it.

    • Why is it that everything you write is either insulting, berating, or just plain negative at best? I just don’t get why anyone would want to be such a dick at all times.¬†

      • Mctypething

        Take another look. Was my comment insulting? No. Berating? No. Just plain negative? Only if you look at it that way. Go troll somewhere else.

      • Anonymous

        Why for the lulz of course.

        • Mctypething

          ah yes, the new troll of my comments du jour. Welcome

          • Anonymous

            I’m not trolling you , bub.

          • TROLOLOL

            i’m here!!! TROLL-O-LOL

          • Guest

            …..

      • They lead a very sad and fulfilling life.¬†

        • Mctypething

          u happy bro?

          • ¬†Yeah.

          • Guest

            you a fuckking a dick bro???

      • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

        Because it’s fun ahole!

    • Muddy B00ts

      Hey everybody!  Look over here!  Mctypething is upset about something! 

      I feel your anger though,¬†I hate it when Kellex comes to my house and smashes my face against the screen and makes me click on, read, and comment on every story he posts.¬† It’s the worst.

      • Mctypething

        Who said I was upset?

        • you mad, bro?

          • Mctypething

            u have a stupid last name bro?

          • Guest

            you a fuckking dick bro???

          • Stating El Obvious

            lol…Langfeldt.

        • Guest

          you a fuckking dick bro???

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking dickkhead loser bro???

  • Guest

    CAN’T…. TAKE…. THIS… MUCH…. LONGER….

  • Dominick DeVito

    Ha Ha. Sweet – I’m off that day. Wouldn’t that be nice.

  • Anonymous

    It’s only *really* a mess when blogs promulgate hearsay… ¬†It’s not been textbook, but calling it a mess is overstated, IMHO.

    • Anonymous

      i think a more accurate term would be “complete mess”.

  • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

    Wow, really?