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Galaxy Nexus No Longer Launching on December 9? (Updated: More Details)

Not necessarily the post I wanted to start the day with, but in the span of 15 minutes, multiple sources reached out because they were informed that the Galaxy Nexus is no longer launching on December 9 (this Friday). I’m still in shock that this could happen after the entire U.S. Verizon staff was informed that the 9th was the day, but then again, I’m not sure anything should surprise us when it comes to this phone anymore.

Is Big Red just trolling us? Could we still see it Friday or are we onto Monday now? Stay tuned as we dig for confirmation. Keep as rumor for now, and try not to completely freak out. New updates added after the break.  

Update:  Equipment Guide now says “launch date is coming soon.” The same sheet yesterday had an all channel launch happening on 12/9.

Update 2:  A couple of folks have suggested that this move could have to do with the 4G LTE issues that started popping up on phones yesterday afternoon. If that is the case, you can’t fault Verizon for waiting another couple of days to make sure their network is stable enough for this phone.

Update 3:  Hate to keep at this, but the reports of the delay are hitting our inbox from across the country. No reasons given, but again, this could easily be because of the LTE issues that are still ongoing. Or who knows, maybe Verizon is trying to throw us all off and will announce this puppy Friday morning. Great way to throw us all off, right?

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  • Chrisriner84

    I am entering this post from a demo lte galaxy nexus at a verizon store in abingdon viinia. rhis thing is sweeeet!!!! Also got a chance to play with the extended battery. You can barely tell a difference in the thickness. The phone is not big by any means. Waaaay smaller than i thought it would be in person

  • Why can’t you just go and buy an unlocked galaxy nexus ?

  • The 15th is the new one I hear

  • Pthony
  • Justin

    I cant wait for the DROID BIONIC UPDATE to roll out!

    Thats right I can bastardize your nexus threads with bionic talk………

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Freddy

    you can get it at the San Diego Best Buy stores today.

  • alorotom

    I heard a rumor that Motorola is set to release the ICS update for the RAZR on 12/13/11!

    • MotoMan

      dream on dude! Their time line is:

      4 week upmerge and stabelization (including complete re-do of graphics dependent apps)
      5 week full test cycle
      4 week VZW test cycle
      1 week OTA testing

      and this is if all goes well.

  • Joshua

    Below is a petition that has been started to get a release date from Verizion. 
    http://www.change.org/petition

  • Gregory Dean

    Launch is the meal I eat between breakfast and dinner 🙂

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • college grad

    !!!!!!!!!!PHANDROID GALAXY NEXUS NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!

     VZW won’t release the nexus until google takes away their competing google wallet to VZ’s ISIS..

    Phandroid

    read it here:
    http://phandroid.com/2011/12/09/want-answers-for-verizon-galaxy-nexus-delay-apparently-is-has-everything-to-do-with-google-wallet/

  • Yan-Fa Li

    Walked into VZW store tonight and was told been postponed indefinitely due to testing failures.  New possible launch date the 31st of December.

    • Anonymous

      That was most likely to get you out of the store.

  • weaponx

    I was in Verizon store today, they confirmed next Thursday. Get ready guys ….its coming. The Rep was gonna show me one till some B convinced him not to. Then she had the gall to tell me they didn’t have one, when they obviously did.

  • Anonymous

    I called everywhere after finding out that someone bought one from a non Verizon store. Found someone dumb enough to sell it to me but he had non in stock. He said he would call me back, he called and talked with his rep. The rep told him that this thing will be in his store tomorrow but NOT to sell it to anyone until next Thursday. I was so damn close, if he had it in stock it would have been MINE! hahah. 

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • This release reminds me of Sony products.  Announced way too early, then after a few delays, the product isn’t any special when it finally makes it to your hands.  I got the Galaxy SII Skyrocket.  They just turned on LTE everywhere it seems.  And it is fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t Verizon rather have the publicity of hundreds of folks lined up at their stores rather than “throw us off” so that people just slowly trickle in as they discover that it’s been released?

  • Blanca Perez

    Someone cynical might think Verizon hasn’t met their Droid Razr sales goals.

  • Ipirate

    Anyone see anything in the news about a guy driving a car into a elementary school?

  • Gasaraki

    OMG, this phone will never come out.

  • Yourname

    So what stop Indirect stores who have inventory from selling it on the 9th? All indirect stores iv’ve called claim it is launching on the 9th

    • Guest

      Something called IMEI numbers that VZW has the ability to block the EROES system from activating.

      • Mikewoods94

        mine was activated and sold by radio shack. I called verizon and they said oh well there is nothing anyone can do now it’s yours

  • Ulnek75

    i could easily see this being the lte issue because they know that lots of activation will happen at launch and if the network is not stable, that might make people return the phones or complain.  so unless they get the network under control by friday, they probably shouldn’t release it.

  • Anonymous

    i may go into the Verizon store across the street on Friday anyway and ask about it. maybe someone will sell me one early.

  • Undertothenight

    I heard from a Verizon rep in my local store there could be two more Weeks before the release. After asking my friend in best buy mobile when the release was he just said it is delayed up to 14 days.

    • Ipirate

      I could never ask anyone in person, I might get violent 

  • Steve Blais

    Al Pacino has something to say about all this Nexus stuff

  • Anonymous

    Well say what you will about the Droid RAZR, but at least Motorola actually released the phone in the U.S. they announced on October 18th lol.  

  • xxdesmus

    eff  Verizon. This is just ridiculous now.

  • Kristofer Fitze

    Just got about 20 min of hand time with the Nexus in Verizon(demo unit)……Wow!!!

  • Robb

    called 7 verizon stores around my area. 5 of them werent sure, 1 said NO, and 1 said YES. -_-

  • 1000TH!!!!!

  • YUPPPPPP its delayed…. store rep said they dont know why its delayed and they have the phones there but are asked not to sell it yet!!!!!! this is worse then blue balls!

  • Matthew Elder

    Make sure you write out all possible situations, so that if one of them actually happens, you can say “Like we said!” Disregarding the fact that 99% of your predictions were wrong.

    Come on, Droidlife. I came here because I was sick of other sites and all the drama. You’re turning in to one of those. Especially with the “Like we said on Friday” in another article. Who cares? You’ve reported on every single tiniest of rumors. It’s not impressive when you’ve “confirmed” 3 days every week for the past 4 weeks. 

    • Driodlife was actually correct with the release date. i saw this yesterday and called my local store and they confirmed it.  I even have an appointment with them this friday.  I called them a couple minutes ago asking if i should still come to my appointment they said no…. i asked them what the deal was and he didnt know.. they have the phones there and where just told not to sell them yet…….

    • Wmsco51

      Fuzz off

  • Safetyguy14

    Duke Nukem: the phone

  • WOW! i even have an appointment with verizon at 10 am friday to pick the phone up. WTF!!!!!! i am going to call the store in a bit to find out more details.

    • Steve Stauder

      I had the same thing but for 9:45AM…Couple hours later got a call to cancel lol

    • Ipirate

      How do you guys setup appointments? Is this reserving a phone? 

  • I will only believe a release date is official when I see it on Verizon’s own website. My heart can’t handle this back and forth crap!

  • Anonymous

    I hate US Carriers.

  • Anonymous

    If Google wants to be “open” and let the manufacturers and carriers have control over devices that have their OS in it cool. They just need to drop that philosophy with the Nexus line of phones

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Anonymous

    Release date: March 12, 2012

  • Another possibility has surfaced:  http://www.talkandroid.com/77357-galaxy-nexus-delayed-due-to-verizon-violating-spectrum-rules-in-google-negotiation/#.Tt_HfGPTrGQ

  • Anonymous

    from what i’m reading, it almost sounds like a shipping problem.  Some (most) stores have them or will have them by Thursday night, but some (apparently) will not.  Phandroid post says walmart will receive them next week.  So we’re getting hit and miss in stores on availability of stock.  It is the height of xmas you know, so shipping could be a bit of an issue.

  • SmrtEPants

    What about the ROUSes?

    • YouCommentedRight

      I don’t believe they really exist. 

  • Actually this doesn’t matter to me.  I have put it on my list for Santa Claus to bring me (aka parents) when I go home for the holidays.  So as long as it comes out before December 25 I don’t care.  

  • TOMMMMMM

    Holding this device hostage has given me Stockholm syndrome.  I love you big red!

  • Why is everyone getting so bent out of shape? It’s just a phone.

    Are you alive? Have food? Clothes? Clean water? A roof over your head? wtf

    • Anonymous

      If you’re not starving to death then you’re not allowed to frown.

      • No, but let’s not go bat$hit crazy over something that is infinitesimally trivial in the grand scheme of things.

        • Vladimir Kostek

          true, everyone should watch the power of 10 video and see how trivial this all really is. we are a spec in the order of life

          • Adam Gustafson

            If this phone would come out soon I would be the happiest spec alive.

      • Mctypething

        What about the Ethiopians that I see on TV all the time with Sally Struthers? They are starved.

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

          • Man, you’re awesome.  Did you come up with that artwork yourself? 

          • Guest

            thanks man. sure did.

        • stevil

          They are therefore allowed to frown.

        • TC Infantino

          If they were hungry enough, they would just eat her fat butt.  Hell, she would probably feed an entire village for a month.  lol

  • Anonymous

    Stop teasing me Samsung!!  I can’t take much more of this!! 

  • Mctypething

    Give me the damn phone. I dont care if 4g doesnt work.

    • Mctypething

      My thoughts exactly.

      • Mctypething

        Spoken like a true genius.

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking dick loser bro???

          • Cute picture Guest!  U R A 2RU GENIUS!

          • Guest

            thanks bro!

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Anonymous

    Received this text from a family member who works at a third party verizon store

    Me: online is saying the nexus is delayed due to 4g issues. Have you heard anything

    Rep: I just got word that it is being pushed but we will still have them in stock by the 9th…4g network is down so they want to delay launch till its backbup and running normally. I could let you see it if you stop by

    • Anonymous

      go see it! 

      • Anonymous

        I’d love to take some pics of it and compare the size to my dx  and share with you guys but It’s my wife’s sister and she a b^&$h and prob will just let me hold it for 2min lol

  • wasnt there another phone that was due to release than they had network problems and delayed the phone.  this is sounding like a planned delay tactic.

  • I just called my local Costco (Charleston, SC) and they said that it was a go for a Friday release but their VZW rep. just stopped by and told them to hold on to them until further notice…

    • Mctypething

      We gotta take out these VZW reps so they cant tell the stores to NOT sell them.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

        • I’m starting to think Guest and Mctypething are the same person!

  • Sure glad I just got the RAZR on 11/11 instead of waiting for this. Keep postponing like this and the competition is going have something that blows it out of the water by the time it comes out. What a Foobar for Samsung and Verizon!

  • galactor

    My brother works at a Radioshack and today he saw a Memo saying that their stores will receive shipment on December 14th, meaning possible release on Thursday the 15th. Hopefully Verizon stores will start selling it this Friday.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yeah, your brother works at RS. Tell him to pull the resistors out of his a-hole and pipe down.

    • Mctypething

      Your bro must be a loser to be working at a Radio Shack.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

        • Has anyone told you, Guest, that you are an hero?

          • Guest

            tons!

  • Willburz

    Sioux falls, sd. Got the phones in at both best buy and the verizon corp stores…gotta be the lte issue!

    • Mctypething

      LTE sucks anyway.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah…super fast mobile internet sucks.

        • Mctypething

          Last time I checked, they were having problems with it. No bueno.

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Anonymous

    After reading this I went to my local Verizon store and played with the RAZR and Rezound for a little while in an attempt to sate my desire for a new phone. It didn’t help. 
    And then a rep comes up and asks if she can help me. I say that I’m looking, as I am still waiting for the Galaxy Nexus. I am then forced to leave in disgust when she has no idea what the flipping hell I am talking about. *sigh*.

  • Nathan Detroit

    Y’know, it would be a pity if Motorola started having supply problems with all the Droids that Verzion is trying to sell, wouldn’t it?  Me and the boys might have to derail the supply train for a little while….

  • stevil

    Here’s an interesting take on the delay… possibly a legal one… http://www.talkandroid.com/77357-galaxy-nexus-delayed-due-to-verizon-violating-spectrum-rules-in-google-negotiation/#.Tt-5A0Mr2nA

    • Anonymous

      God if that really is what the problem is couldn’t they have realized it sooner…oh well I will just have to wait.

  • Tim Buchanan

    Let this be a lesson to us on speculation. I’ve been checking the blogs day-in and day-out for weeks. I get my hopes up, and I’m let down. I need to step back and look at this situation. It’s just a phone. It will be nice to own one, but at the end of the day, it’s just a phone. And 2 years from now, I’ll be doing the same thing about some ocho-core Google “baklava” phone. Like chasing after the wind. When VZW releases it, I’ll get one. Until then, I’m off to more important things.

    • Mctypething

      Bravissimo.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Speculating the tech market is like telling your GF you have a 9″ rod, she gets really excited for a few minutes but slips in to complete and utter disappointment when she actually sees your pinky sized dong.

  • souljah01

    I am typing this message on a galaxy nexus at my local verizon syore and the rep confirmes they have them in stock but they cant sell them so unknown reasons really weird as to what verizon is doing

    • Mctypething

      BS. GTFO.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

    • Anonymous

      Several errors there…the keyboard must suck on that 4.65″ screen…

      • Mctypething

        You giggidy bro?

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Mctypething

    This release is weaksauce.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      You hipster bro?

      • Mctypething

        You a gay lover bro?

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking dick loser bro????

          • U an artist starving for attention bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick too bro??

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

      • sk

        Aren’t there any admins that can block “Guest”?  Or is this nonsense considered amusing?

        • Guest

          about as amusing as this douche bag posting “u mad bro” in every fuckking thread on DL!  when this assshole stops so will i. until then it’s game on!!!

  • I don’t know, maybe it is just that I’m a Socom video game fan, and we had 12 months of /6 Games telling us “soon” and “later this year” about fixes to a very broken game, but I’m allergic to those phrases.

    • Mctypething

      Socom sucks. MW3 is where it’s at.

      • Color me surprised.  Hey, if you like campfesting preteens playing over-glorified tag on tiny maps, its all yours bubba.  I barely play anymore anyway.  I’m hoping the next gen games actually come ready to play and aren’t all COD clones.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • GuessingGuest

    12/13/11

    • Stating El Obvious

      Are you Kellex’ source?

    • Mctypething

      More like 11/12/13.

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

    • i don’t think so

      • GuessingGuest

        Really? Weird… Everything, including this website seems to be pointing that way.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      12-22-2011

  • Narbz

    i said it once im saying it again, this is turning out to be the Bionic all over again … 

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yep, a big fresh, steaming pile of turd named Nexus, complete with corn kernels and peanuts.

    • Act of God

      Couldn’t agree more, we’re probaby like a week or two away from hearing about the next MUST HAVE phone which will make everyone pause and wonder if the 5MP so-so camera in the nexus makes it worth passing on.

    • Gino Fratto

      PEOPLE, this is not the Bionic… the phones are real and in stores!  You think they are going to let them sit on shelves for 6 months?  This is a VERY annoying set back, but just a setback…

      • Mctypething

        Yes.

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Blow up twitter and facebook. It’ll probably come out Monday. As long as it is before Jan 9th I’ll trade in my Razr.

    • Joejoe509

      It’s been bumped to Jan 15th but yeah. Agreed.

  • Act of God

    VZ friend just texted me “supposedly the phone is not ready tech issues, launch is delayed until further notice.”  How could anyone expect to truly compete with the iphone when crap like this happens?  This is total bush league, amateur hour nonsense.  Yes, I mad.

    • Stating El Obvious

      Ian Malcolm almost said it best:  They were so concerned about whether or not they should, they never thought to think they could.

      • Anonymous

        Wow… you really F’d up that quote.

        • Stating El Obvious

          You really fucked up reading comprehension.  “Ian Malcolm ALMOST said it best”…clearly the quote was changed.  Couldn’t expect any better though, your name is moozicmon.

          • Anonymous

            Clearly you think you’re clever.

            You’re not.

          • Stating El Obvious

            Easy, moozicmon.  You mad cause you don’t have higher then a 4th grade reading level?

          • *than*

          • Anonymous

            ^this

          • Don’t worry, moozicmon. This guy is not that bright. 

          • Stating El Obvious

            lol the two sheep reassuring each other.  how sweet. 🙂 <3

    • Anonymous

      Word on the street is that it’s a Micro-SIM card issue which is present in most of the current smartphones. (iPhone 4S and RAZR included)

      • Any links? Just curious what the issue is. Currently have an iPhone 4S and plan on selling it to cover cost of upgrading to Galaxy Nexus so would love to know how it’s being identified and see if I can test for the issue.

        • Anonymous

          I do not, it’s a rumored issue, along with LTE issues, and a few other less-believable rumors… I’ll keep checking with DL and Phandroid for something more conclusive.

    • I’d love to know what the tech issue is. They’ve gone ahead and released lots of other phones with major tech issues and haven’t heard of any issues with the Nexus beyond the volume bug, which has already been fixed. 

      If tech issues related to SIM cards are the issue, they ought to stop selling all 4G LTE phones until the issue is solved on all, right?

      • Anonymous

        The volume bug was only on the HSPA+ version…

  • QFT from Android Community, “Let’s get down to brass tacks here: this is a crappy way to treat your customers. Thousands of people are chomping at the bit to give Verizon money, many of them at the ridiculous full retail price of the phone, and they continue to say nothing, spouting promotions for NFL apps all over Twitter and Facebook. The DROID XYBOARDs and White RAZR were announces yesterday, and no one’s been waiting for those for weeks. The absolute least they could do is give some concrete information on when to expect the Galaxy Nexus. Alas, that appears to be too much to ask.”

  • Markopolo1022

    n Here I am having move changes !!! every 5 min s .

  • Screw the NE and release the phone. But wait, if this has anything to do with a LTE issue, wouldn’t we be hearing that the D4 isn’t coming out tomorrow?

  • Anonymous

    More delay?

    No Nexus for Jakucha. 🙁

  • Anonymous

    is it really is a delay if they never announced anything? no! how good are your sources now? every time

    • 2Ceedz

      It was delayed today.. mr. know-it-all.. my vzw rep called to tell me, after I was told the 8th yesterday.  If VZW cant get their $hit straight, how can/do u expect Droid-Life to?

      These comments are really getting rediculous, I flag about 50 for ever post it seems.

  • Anonymous

    I just called the Verizon store in Upland, CA and they said it’s coming out on Friday….

    • Anonymous

      We can only hope

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yeah, sure, right, uh huhh.

  • Anonymous

    I just like that when you search for ‘nexus’ on the Verizon site that about 50 Droid phones come up instead.  We know where their hearts and wallets are…

    • Tom

      If that is the case, then why not delay those phones which seem to be more bug prone than Nexus devices? From the OG Droid to now, Droid branded phones seem to be becoming more and more buggy, where as the Galaxy phones are less so. Odd that they push those phones out and take the heat for bugs and they refuse to put this phone out for that same reason.

  • Matt R

    I’m sure the delay is google wallet related. Verizon released recently this announcement:

    Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce
    services. Google Wallet does not simply access the operating system and
    basic hardware of our phones like thousands of other applications.
    Instead, in order to work as architected by Google, Google Wallet needs
    to be integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in
    our phones.

    We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue.

  • Angry

    Getting tired of this and VZW

  • TiffanyB

    I say everyone boycotts purchasing this phone…for at least a week. The launch date game that Verizon has been playing is inconceivable!

    • Anonymous

      ARE YOU CRAZY!!!  That would be the stupidest thing we could do.  It has taken forever to get a Nexus device on Verizon and you want to boycott it!?!  That would just tell them there is no customer interest in Nexus devices and we would never see another.  It’s obvious that Verizon doesn’t even want to release this one.  Let’s not give them a reason to completely shun full Google experience phones.

  • seth drasner

    I agree, this could be a last ditch attempt to still hide the release date, or if they are really experiencing the same SIM card issues, then this is a just in case they dont find the fix in time for 12/9.  My OG droid needs to be put to bed, my fingers are still crossed for 12/9

    • If this were related to LTE and SIM card issues the Droid 4 would also be delayed.

    • Anonymous

      Man, I can’t even take calls anymore!  If I answer my phone it just keeps vibrating through the whole call and I can’t hear anything the person is saying.  When someone calls I have to ignore it and then call back.  And I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since JANUARY!!!!  SO ANNOYING!

    • Gregory Hoerner

      I feel bad for the OG owners; my DX is only ~16 months old and it’s turning to garbage. Random lockups (requiring battery pull), random reboots, total loss of data connection (3G & 1xEVDO) requiring reboot… 

  • Mctypething

    Verizon, I am dissapoint.

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • RaptorOO7

    I might just get the RAZR until the GNex comes out at least I can get rid of the iPhone and survive for a couple of weeks.

  • SB1

    Verizon has made it clear that they don’t want us to buy this phone.  They want you to get a Droid branded phone.  Don’t know or understand why but they want this phone to fail.  It’s like it will give them an excuse not to deal with a somewhat pure google phone again

  • Anonymous

    I do not agree with your statement: “you can’t fault Verizon for waiting another couple of days to make sure their network is stable enough for this phone”
    We CAN fault Verizon. They should have hammered out all bugs prior. There is no shortage of people that would die to test out a GN. Why not open a Beta Testers program for new devices?? I know there is/was never an official release but…

  • Anonymous

    Wait, so maybe they changed the equipment guide because they didn’t want people to know the release date in case it might change. so I’m hoping for a Friday release date. mainly because I’m on a feature phone. 

  • Anonymous

    Amazing that somehow the Droid 4 will release without a single issue on it’s expected launch date.  Next Droid Life headline- “Before Christmas, like we originally reported”

    • Cam

      I’ve only seen them say “This year.”

      • Gregory Hoerner

        At one point, reps from both Verizon and Samsung said “this November” (I believe it was in October a week or so after the unveiling)… so anyone who says there has been NO announcement is wrong, it’s already been delayed from Nov. to Dec., if not to whenever

    • Anonymous

      Nonetheless at least it isn’t another 2 months!

  • RaptorOO7

    I ordered a case this morning and sold my iPhone4S, so now I need this to become available.

  • JohnPA2006

    They need to put out the Droid 4 with the “Pure Android OS” of ICS like the Nexus is supposed to have. This would be a step in the right direction.
    Having plain old android on my old Droid1 was great. No Blur back in those days.
    This Nexus is going to be a huge seller, if they would just start selling it already.

  • Anonymous

    Well I bought my Zagg shield for the phone and picked the 3-7 shipping option.  I wonder what will get here first????

    • Anonymous

      I ordered my screen protector about a week ago and it has just been sitting on my desk GO ZAGG.  I have one on every device and it is the best screen protector I have ever used!

      • Anonymous

        Same here.  That and the free replacements are also great.

  • Anonymous

    This is the most angry I’ve ever been as a Verizon customer.  First, I’m waiting for a GS2 that never appears, then it’s a vaporware Galaxy Nexus.  Didn’t industry learn anything from Neflix’s failures?  Try not to piss off customers TOO much.

    • Gino Fratto

      I’m annoyed too… trust me.  Its probably related to the LTE problem in general.  They don’t want to flood more LTE phones onto a network that already has issues.  If the Droid 4 comes out first, this is blown out of the water… BUT, i’m replying to your use of the phrase “vaporware”… Its not vaporware, the phones are literally IN STORES!  This is a setback, not a Droid Bionic rerun…

      • Anonymous

        Until I’m able to purchase it (specifically the LTE version), it’s vaporware to me.  And if their 4G network is really this unstable, I’m not sure I want to commit to an additional 2 years.  Network reliability is almost a non-issue in modern communications network (my opinion as an electrical engineer).  If it’s really having as many issues as it seems to be having, there’s something going on deeper.

  • Mctypething

    I’m tempted to buy the Rezound and use it until the Nexus gets released. OG Droid isnt going to last much longer.

    • Anonymous

      That wold be nice except it’s a pita to exchange phones.

      • Anakin2Solo

        Why is it a PITA?  I purchased it at full retail price.  I will return it and get all of it back minus $35.  I could see it being more difficult if you are signing a new contract to buy the Rezound, but if you get all the money back, why not just pay full price?

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro????

  • dieringer scott

    Occupy Verizon
    Im not kidding..

  • Themayor01

    This is miserable.

  • Justin Kos

    just called a store in new jersey, “no information on the price of the phone or the release date”

    2nd store around the same area said, “no release date as of today call closer to friday”

  • Anonymous

    Heck my current area doesn’t even have LTE but my home does so I don’t even care I just want the phone.  Also probably the most comments on a DL article.

  • JohnPA2006

    YOUR ALL NERDS, 
    You should have bought an iPhone4S(kicks open door, pulls pin on the iphone “grenade”, tosses into the forums,  dives for cover.)hahahah.

    • Nice try.

    • Anonymous

      And your not a nerd for posting that?  Ah gotta love the internet.

    • JDub

      And it’s a dud.

    • Anonymous

      Well if the Samsung commercials are true shouldn’t you get back to brewing my coffee?

      • JohnPA2006

        HAHA
        Im a creative artists, I could stand in this line for DAYS….
        They should have the Samsung guy punch the iphone dude in the face when he asks to hold the phone. That would be awesome.

  • I just came from MyBullfrog Verizon Store (Nampa Idaho) and put a deposit on one, the guy said it would be Friday. I dont know but I sure hope so.

  • Anonymous

    If only they could be more transparent with us.

  • Tom H.

    Sounds like a first world problem. 

  • Just talked with someone in the Costco cell kiosk and they said it’s still on for Friday, but maybe that just haven’t gotten the word yet…

  • We should all Twitter-bomb the hell out of their Twitter account. 

    • Stating El Obvious

      This will serve no purpose other then making you look like a fool.

      • Or not? I only tweeted one tweet. I’m hoping more people will do the same so their twitter gets flooded with a bunch of angry customers who want to buy the Nexus. I guess my one tweet makes me a fool now. 

        • Stating El Obvious

          I didn’t realize that “twitter bombing” meant one tweet.

          • Don’t assume you know what others mean and call them a fool when it’s you who are mistaken.

          • Stating El Obvious

            LOL…so now you’re trying to argue that by saying “We should all twitter-bomb the hell out of Verizon” you meant “we should all send one tweet to verizon”?

            Don’t lie about shit when you’re called out.  You are a fool.

          • You’re the fool. I posted that comment AFTER I posted my tweet. So now you’re going to presume to tell ME what >I< meant?

          • Stating El Obvious

            Seriously, you’re really going to argue this?  LOL…

          • Actually, that comment works better for you. I said it. I should know what I meant. On top of me posting that comment after I tweeted my ONE tweet. Do YOU really want to argue that?

          • Stating El Obvious

            Just stop, sheep.

          • Maybe you just never should have started. Don’t go around calling people fools under an anonymous guise and then turn to insults when you can’t back up your words. The first person who resorts to insults loses the argument. I’ve obviously presented evidence of my intentions and now that you can’t counter, you’re gonna call me a sheep? I guess I should go create an It Gets Better video now because your words have just cut me to the core. 

          • Stating El Obvious

            LOL.  You sound angry, bro.  The truth hurts, huh?

  • Anonymous

    They’re delaying it so that they can add a quad core processor, Super AMOLED ++HD 3D, and a 13MP camera.

  • Homosapien

    Are they going to stop selling RAZRs until the network is fixed?

    • EC8CH

      nah… no one’s buying those anyway 😛

  • Djstar2k2

    also, alot of this goes to show why i wish uncle googs would take a lil more control or android or at least the nexus brand.  i thought the point was to compete head on with icrap4Shhh,that didnt happen.  releasing 2 months later with a $300 tag is not gonna help usher in new customers. 2 bloat apps and no promo by vrz(ive seen the rezound and razr commercials every where).  vrz new months before the ics reveal they was gonna get the gal-nex(why did googs let them put that before nexus anyway) they couldnt work out the kinks in this much time?   now we are days away and now this smFh but just a lil rant.  i personally could careless about the lte part cuz i dont do anything from my phone that needs that speed but i get the last delay for user that they dont wanna disappoint out the gate

    • Djstar2k2

      they even took the google name off the back wow smh!

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    New date is Dec 22nd.

  • Mctypething

    Just received this email from a friend who manages an Indirect VZW shop:

    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus WILL NOT launch Friday 12/9 as previously communicated. At this point launch is day to day and may get an update later today.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Non-corporate stores are the Iranian Liquor stores of the Cell Phone shops.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, when i was a manager for an indirect, we werent told jack UNTIL stuff arrived in our stores

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro????

  • Anonymous

    Here’s what I don’t understand. 

    Who gives a damn if the network is in top shape when the phone launches? Are there really that many people who will be switching from other carriers to VZW, and that will “overload the network even more”? If I’m having problems with 4G on my RAZR, and I exchange it for my GNex, and have some 4G problems with that, who gives a crap? 

    Unless releasing the phone is going to hurt the network more, I don’t understand why they wouldnt just make those of us that have been clamoring for this phone for months happy to have the hardware, and just give us the fair warning that there may be some network issues which they are working out. 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s what I don’t understand. 

    Who gives a damn if the network is in top shape when the phone launches? Are there really that many people who will be switching from other carriers to VZW, and that will “overload the network even more”? If I’m having problems with 4G on my RAZR, and I exchange it for my GNex, and have some 4G problems with that, who gives a crap? 

    Unless releasing the phone is going to hurt the network more, I don’t understand why they wouldnt just make those of us that have been clamoring for this phone for months happy to have the hardware, and just give us the fair warning that there may be some network issues which they are working out. 

  • Binglut9

    Why does verizon alwaysdelay the way the phone I want

  • Mctypething

    This isnt about Google Wallet, its about Verizon screwing us out of getting the phone.

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

    Update 4:  Looks like the new launch date will be December 15th, like we reported here, here, and here…no wait…that’s when we reported it to be the 1st.  Or was it the 11th?  Fuk if we know.

  • Mctypething

    I’m gonna burn this mother fawker down if I dont get this phone on Friday!

    • Mctypethings_Gay_Black_lover

      You mad bro?

      • Cam

        Oh, how the tables have turned.

    • Anonymous

      get some matches ready…

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Bduncan6

    Feels a lot like the thunderbolt launch… and that thing didn’t turn out so hot.  Obviously, this is sort of an apples to oranges comparison, but things may not be as smooth as everyone thinks/hope it will be weeks/months after this phone is officially rolled out.  I’m gonna hang back with my DINC 2 and see what the consensus is a few weeks after the phone has been out.

  • Mctypething2

    Verizon keeps fawking us over.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Your name is Gaylord Fawker bro?

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • tjmonkey15

    This is exactly why Verizon doesn’t give release dates until last minute.  They essentially gave us a date (through leaks anyway) and now everyone is pissed off because that date won’t be met.  Keep that in mind next time you start complaining about not knowing a release date (I’m guilty of it too).

    • Its not the fact that theres a delay, Its the fact that there is no communication whatsoever. if they would just tell us theres a delay or that there is a projected release date, people would be upset but atleast we know SOMETHING.

      • Anonymous

        Nicely put. Communication is a two way street.

      • Anonymous

        If Verizon had originally stated it would launch on Black Friday, pulled it back because of bugs, then stated a Dec. 9th launch and pulled it back because of bugs again it would have been a PR nightmare.  This forum would still be hopping mad and meanwhile the rest of the world that isn’t on these blogs would think the phone was a POS.  I’m not sure I see the gain there.  

  • Binglut9

    Verizon needs to do some fall cleaning and fire their reps and PR people…..they suck at everything they do…..it wouldn’t be like this if verizon wasn’t a monopoly….

    • Anonymous

      monopoly = 1 company providing a service. 
      mono = 1. 
      Sprint, T-Mobile & AT&T are companies. 
      Hence VZW is not a monopoly.

  • Bullet4004

    Haha.  The Galaxy S3 will be out before the Nexus…Guess I will just wait for it instead.

  • Could this also be a result of Google and Verizon battling over Google Wallet?

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/12/google-wallet-verizon-nexus/

  • Anonymous

    Oh my f******ing gosh c’mon! 

  • Anonymous

    how exciting.   the Razr will have ics before its ever released.

  • Anon

    un-fsck-ing-be-live-able….

  • Bill W

    I can’t take this much longer Verizon step up and give us what we want. We don’t want anymore looked up phone with bloat.

  • Anonymous

    Truly Amazing.  I am doing my very best to continue acting like an adult over this nonsense. But I feel like stomping up and down like a 4 year old and launching into a cussing fit.  🙂

    • Right.  There is very little in the way of “toys” I still look forward too.  PCs, Consoles, and Smartphones still get me 🙂

  • JMac726

    wow

  • Dan Harrison

    The local Verizon store told me “Were getting it Thursday or Friday, we don’t know. We do have the accessories in already”. So at least here it appears they might still continue with the launch, unless they didn’t get a notice of any kind of delay. But the fact they already got accessories (including the NFC batteries) gives me hope they will stick with Friday or it will be a short delay, to Monday or something similar.

  • I got an email 5 minutes ago from my business account rep confirming 5 GNex’s reserved for me on Friday.  He says he already has them on hand and they are waiting for me when I get back in town Friday afternoon.  Just a heads up…

    • Most W4nted 1

      You wish this was true… Its like thinking a hot girl will talk to you at a bar and you get her number…

  • Djstar2k2

    yes im salty but not cuz of the botched launch,not cuz of lte problems, not cuz of the NO promo,or the 2 boat apps, just cuz i just want this phone b4 my discount expires and my og droid falls apart

    • Most W4nted 1

      You mad, bro?

  • Anonymous

    Lots of these posts are funny. VZW never gave a release date so how can phone be late?

    • Stating El Obvious

      You can’t really believe that they intended to announce the phone and still not have it released 2 months later…right?

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Lets take this to VZW twitter, get some answers

  • Murphy’s law or in this case Verizon Law

  • This is almost as big a failure as the Bionic launch was

  • NEXUSNEVER

    You have got to be kidding me! 

  • Anonymous

    I told Verizon to delay the launch until my upgrade becomes available on 12/11/2011. Surprise!

  • Benjamin Mackie

    So its official, iPhone 7 is coming out before this phone. Thanks verizon

  • Keii Graham

    Nexusgate

  • Anonymous

    wow, most commented post ever on DL???

  • Anonymous

    you guys act like the phone turns into a car and drives you guys places
    after a week with a new phone its basically text, google, text, google, facebook, text, google
    so all that matters in the end is the ability to type fast/accurate and have a fast data connection
    relax

    • And a completely different user experience. Especially coming from a single core processor phone with no front facing camera and a laggy ass back camera. 

    • dl22

      Now that is some serious honesty. So true…

    • Anonymous

      And I just finally want a smartphone…yes I still have a flip phone.

    • TC Infantino

      Add in reading Kindle books, streaming Netflix, listening to music and playing various games and yeah you hit the head on the nail. 😉  Fast connection, fast/accurate typing, AND really good screen.

  • I just called my local store and they said “They’re pretty sure it’ll be the 12th” which is, of course, Monday. …damn’t

    • The one who quoted the 12th sounded like she wasn’t sure. I just called 2 other stores around the state (South Carolina) and they have 0 information what-so-ever. Le sigh.

  • stevil

    I really enjoy watching people hyperventilate over Verizon not meeting a date they never made public. Go ahead, call Verizon and complain – I’d love to hear the audio. Sure, I’d love to have it arrive Friday, but it’s no one’s fault if it turns out not to happen.

    I also think it’s complete BS that people are climbing all over Kellex on this, as he’s FAR from the only site claiming the 9th was a legitimate date.

    • Stating El Obvious

      he’s the only one who’s arrogant enough to say “Like we told you” when he threw out 40 dates.

      • JMG

        You’re right.  How many times do you have to repeat it?  You made your point.

        • Stating El Obvious

          i’m not just randomly repeating it moron.  I’m responding to people who are repeating the “it’s not kellex’ fault” crap.

          • JMG

            I’m not a moron.  I’m also not a repetitive prick.

          • Stating El Obvious

            You’re right, you’re just a sheep.

      • stevil

        So he self-promotes. Who cares? He wants hits and I don’t blame him. He’s just saying that he’s timely with the most current information available. And guess what – that changes. A lot. 

        • Stating El Obvious

          Again, I don’t blame the guy.  He’s controlling all the sheep who think he has inside sources.  But then don’t play all innocent when people call you out for the BS.  If you can say unconfirmed things are confirmed, then you can take the heat when people call you out for it.  

          • Anonymous

            Obviously that was a serious date by Verizon so how is it BS?  Things changed after the fact and got delayed.  How is that his fault?    Did he insult your mother or something?  Geez.  

  • Junk

    How valuable is the sound of silence in times of useless and never ending rumors? 

  • Anonymous

    How not to launch a device, the only positive of this whole fiasco….

    • Znibbor

      The Bionic launch was pretty similar.

      • Anonymous

        This is Google’s flagship device, a nexus, not just another touted phone yada yada on Verizon.

    • Jerrysander

      Please explain to me the value of having signed up to be “among the first” to receive updates/preorder information” re: the Nexus, via Samsung/Google’s page?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t understand why you have replied to me on this???

  • Some Random Dude

    ..waiting for another post by kellex, telling us he was just joking…..  .. f5… f5… f5… 

    • Most W4nted 1

      LOL!

  • Binglut9

    man disappointing verizon always does

    • JohnPA2006

      why are you talking like Yoda?
      :o)

      • Most W4nted 1

        Not versed in the computer language he is…

        • Anonymous

          bro mad u?

  • Anonymous

    So if VZ sits on this phone until March or April of next year, I’m guess all the GN fanboys will simply burst into flames and burn to death?

    GUYS, IT’S JUST A PHONE!!!!!

    All this talk about going postal on VZ stores…I could see some unstable nutjob take all this personally and meltdown and do something stupid!!!

    OVER A FU&KING PHONE!!!???

    I will keep my tv tuned to CNN and wait.

    • I kid you not about a week ago when the Nexus was suppose to release we had a guy go into a Verizon store and threaten to blow the place up. Now I don’t know why he did or what happened I just seen it on the news. Thought it was pretty funny since it was one of the rumored release dates! 

      • Stating El Obvious

        Android sheep are morons.

  • souljah01

    I am in Chicago and I spoke to my local Verizon rep who told me that it IS still on for Friday and he is actually playing with the device as we speak. I’m supposed to check it out soon.

  • Appleanche

    So this officially makes it the worst product release in ages.  What a bunch of shit.
    So they don’t want to sell the phone if there are LTE issues across the country but they are absolutely fine with selling the other LTE phones. Right.

    The entire bugs shit has to be bullshit at this point, to think that a phone that’s been shipped and scheduled on the 9th would be delayed 2 days before for some bugs is stupid.  Maybe they aren’t finished with the ETA? But its’ hard to believe when Verizon released phones that are sure to be a hell of a lot more buggy. 

    • Seriously?  This is NOTHING compared to the Bionic.

  • LionStone

    Verizon: “That damn DL spilling the beans again…hehe, watch this, this’ll mess them up!”

    Dont believe the hype! 😀

  • Delwyn77
  • Avery Ma

    T.V.S.

  • J35u5

    Just called up my Verizon Store here in metro Atlana.  At 1st they said the 9th but in the same breath she said “hold on…it has been pushed back.”  I said damn!  I asked her for an estimated release date and she said she did not know. The Samsung rep was in the store at the time she said all this but they would not tell me anything further.

    🙁

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    I used to wait for the G-Nex like you, but then I took a Razr in the knee.

    • Some Random Dude

      you took a Razr in the butt

    • Come on now, it’s bad enough having to see that over and over at IGN’s site.

      • Matthew Rosidivito

        FUS RO DAH!!

        (Edit: Sorry, I don’t frequent IGN)

        • Anonymous

          YOL TOOR SHUL!!

          • Matthew Rosidivito

            Finally someone with a sense of humor…

    • JohnPA2006

      Personally I want the Droid4, I likes me some keyboards.
      and the option to pop in my own memory card if I want to.

  • JohnPA2006

    What I would like to know is, how is the heck are they still able to sell phones when everytime a new phone comes out, they tie you up with a 2 year contract with no more early upgrade option.
    So how are they selling phones still. Didnt everyone already buy a new phone.
    Examples of high selling phones since the contract changes are
    Verizon iPhone, Droid BIONIC, Droid 3, Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, Droid CHARGE.
    and to many left to name. Where are these people hiding that are only now getting new phones, that they arent already tied to a super long contract now?  (did any of what I just said make any sense)

    • JohnPA2006

      I meant to say, “How in the heck” not “how is the heck”

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Most sell their phone and use that to help with the full MSRP.

    • Ed

      I know a lot of people including myself still using an OG Droid and are just waiting for something to come along like this (Nexus).

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Hahahaha. Keep delaying, Keep Delaying.

  • Tysoncrosby21

    Its reached the comedic level at this point. I honestly would NOT be surprised to see Verizon sit on this phone until mid to late January, so all those people that “rented” razrs or rezounds end up stuck with no way to get of the Verizon bloat filled sense and blur. Would not surprise me in the least

    • Stating El Obvious

      That would be quite the bravo to Verizon if they screwed over the morons who tried to game the system like that.

    • Gerg04

      ^ this

      Though it’s their own fault for extending it… OR was it their plan all along so they could delay theG-Nex…..

      • Gerg04

        … ***delay the G-Nex so all those ppl who thought they could “rent ” a Razr or rezound.

        • Most W4nted 1

          I might actually rent the razr on friday because of this.

    • JohnPA2006

      Well most people know if you dont like the Blur type stuff, 
      simply delete the widget. The rest is not so bad that you cant use the phone. 
      It could be worse you know, like the Samsung Touch(my)wiz interface. At least Moto Blur can be deleted to run a cleaner screen.

      Unless you go Bugless Beat or Cyanogen mod, your stuck with 
      whatever overlay Moto, Samsung or HTC chains you to the wall with.

  • Stating El Obvious

    Kellex is getting his hits.  Think he’s trolling us all on purpose. Smart guy.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon tech therapy would like to invite all Galaxy Nexus fans to an open session this Friday. Come sit with fellow Verizon (suckers) customers who waited with baited breath for the Bionic to arrive. Whinning and crying is permitted. This weeks special guest therapist will be non other than Kellex from DL. This man single handedly help perpetuate the many rumors and release dates that have included just about every day in December.

    • Jothen2002

      I don’t get it isnt hat what thus sight is about blogging…we visit hoping to hear something to stir us up ..rumors included. Just think if you never visited this site you would never be let down …you wouldn’t even know about rumors …
      having said that…. WTF!!!!! 

  • Same shit that happened with the droid charge release..  Who cares I want the phone, I dont care if the 4g lte works the first week or not, I just want it..     UGGHHHHH BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!   I Hate This Da,mn waiting game, Checking the computer everyday to see if theres more news about the phone coming out……………………………………………………………………………….

  • Anonymous

    There’s nothing worse than a bunch of raging nerds.  Watch out Verizon!!!

    • Most W4nted 1

      Welcome to the club.

  • joejoe5709

    Whoa 610 comments and counting. Verizon is going to have a Nexus geek riot soon…

  • TC Infantino

    AHH, Ha Ha Ha Ha!!  Oops, was that out loud?

  • Bewara2009

    Kellex are you gone mad with this…..We all are 100% sure it be here on Friday,,, 

  • Anonymous

    I’m due for my upgrade on December 20, so this is not hurting my feelings.

  • Do we need to start an online petition?

    • Cam

      I considered that, but VZW would completely ignore it. Their high rankings in Customer Service are primarily because people rarely, if ever, have to contact customer service. Truth is, they don’t give a damn about the people.

  • i better call and make sure, since i don’t wanna show up at my Verizon store, and there’s no phone there, cause i doubt they would call me back to tell me it’s been pushed

    • Anonymous

      i took a vacation day at work for friday lol

      • Binglut9

        Me too assholes

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Worst f***ing day. Studied forever for an organic chemistry exam for the past week,only took a break to read droid-life, to find out about my new phone. Did not do well on the exam, and then this news about the nexus. GOD DAMN YOU VZW

    • Stating El Obvious

      Yes it’s Verizons fault that you fucked up your orgo test.

      • Some Random Dude

        no its verizons fault that our day is ruined.

    • Anonymous

      shouldnt have taken that break, orgo is like sandusky-ing students

  • Anonymous

    The comment section in this blog is really starting to drag this site down.  

    Anytime you use Disqus you invite hordes of trolls onto your site.  Think it’s time to get rid of it and try something new.

    • Stating El Obvious

      what does Disqus have to do with trolls?

      • Anonymous

        You clearly have not been on this site for long.  If you had you would notice the problem as well.  

        Comment section used to have good info in it, with good discussions.   Most comment sections these days are filled with 3-4 pages of spam.  Discqus makes it to easy for guests to make a stupid name and fill the comments with useless posts and personal attacks.  You fit squarely into that category.  

        There used to be relevance here, now its like a chat room full of 13 y/o trolls.

        • Jothen2002

          Yeah I remember we use to have Theme Fridays..interviews with developers etc…I was hoping that the Nexus will bring back some real development excitement. 

  • ..and that rezound review over there —–> is just staring me in the face.. mocking me..

  • Anonymous

    let us all bring baseball bats to our nearest Verizon Wireless store and make MAGIC happen

  • Just give me the phone, I’ll just have to live with the 4g bugs in the mean time or switch it off all together for a while until an OTA patch comes out.  I just need a new phone extremely bad, mine is barely hanging in there and I’ve been waiting on this damn thing for over 3 months now.

    • Anonymous

      agreed

    • joejoe5709

      Agreed. 3G will be just fine until they can get it fixed. Announce the phone and announce that 4G signals will be restored as soon as possible. Problem solved.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Umm, not really. If you’re affected by the issue you can’t get on the network at all.

  • Release it.. issues and all!  A #nexus in the hand is better than one in a verizon stock room..  

  • Frank_jenkins

    AT&T will get this phone in stores before Verizon does, but it wont be LTE. 

  • 🙁

  • Kornfag11

    im starting to think that Verizon is getting the hint that this phone might be bigger then they thought. They make all there money on Droid branded phones. Or phones that they can control. They have, in the past ran commercials for a Droid phone that had a release date of “coming soon” or some month. The g-nex has had no advertising from then what so ever. Which makes me think Verizon might not want this phone to come out. Or maybe wait long enough to release it till the hype dies down. Google gave them the phone on some date in the past, said “here, sell this phone its ready to go”. Once Verizon gets it, they are in control of the release date now. I want this phone bad, but I don’t think Verizon does.

    • Frank_jenkins

      I agree, Verizon has some sort of money making deal with Motorolla, and the Droid4 launch has pushed the GN launch back a couple weeks. They might even try to get the RAZRMAX out before the GN also, since it pretty much equals the spec of the GN.

    • Anonymous

      their afraid of seeing this non advertised phone outsell their multi million dollar ad campaign phones

      • dieringer scott

        *************They’re   I do not understand why grammar is so difficult

  • Anonymous

    DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Junk Account

    idk if you guys remember adolf’s little meltdown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn2eXmqw7x8, but i just had this exact conversation with some buddies…except the dates were a little different this time.

  • Called this the other day when I said the Droid 4 would be out before the GNex. Reminds me of a certain platform specific racing sim…

  • Anonymous

    I knew we shouldn’t have let Verizon know about those LTE issues so close to the release date…. I somehow predicted this as I was reading that article…

  • Ankur Singh

    I just called my local VZW store and they said they would definitely be releasing it on Friday; no specifics on per-store quantity though, but that’s good enough for me. Not to mention the girl I spoke with seemed completely confident in answering questions; and she sounded kinda hot 😛

    • Ankur Singh

      by the way, reading some of the concerns and the loathing from some of you is PATHETIC. Please, if your location SOMEHOW doesn’t release this phone on Friday, go sign up on okcupid and try to at LEAST get laid or something. 

      Drama Queens.

      • Stating El Obvious

        android sheep detected.

    • Stating El Obvious

      You’re telling people to try to get laid and you’re getting all hot and bothered over the voice of a girl on the phone?  

      • Ankur Singh

        figure out the sarcasm, fool.

  • Cam

    If they don’t delay the Droid 4, I think we can safely say that this is not due to any LTE issues.

  • Jared Kirk

    Rabble Rabble!

  • …..

    haha

  • Jon S

     Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Verizon wireless, right here tonight. I want them brought from their happy holiday slumber over there on 140 West Street with all the other rich people and I want them brought right here, with a big ribbon on their heads, and I want to look them straight in the eye and I want to tell them what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit Verizon is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol? 

    • stevil

      Thanks, Clark.

    • Anonymous

      Best post of the day!

    • Anonymous

      There have been some awesome posts on this topic, but this takes the eggnog.  +1 Sir

  • toasty

    ::yawn::

    Nothing to see here, move along everyone…

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    Are they trying to kill me!

  • garbage I tell you, just garbage!!

  • Nathan Detroit

    VZW’s in Jersey, right?  Who needs to get a visit from Vinny to get this thing released?

  • Anonymous

    first volume issues, now 4g issues, another delay, google not even showing commercials or ads for this phone, says samsung and verizon all over it…………..just give me the droid 4 already

    • Dominick DeVito

      this has nothing to do with Samsung. If you’re gonna try to imitate me at least make yourself sound intelligent.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Identity theft is not a joke!

  • Relax everyone
    When live gives you a Jeffery, stroke the furry wall!

  • Anonymous

    Come on verizon. We all can deal with 4g issues at launch. we’d rather have the phone than not at all.

    So release the phone and watch it out sell your multi million dollar ad campaign phones.

    • Dominick DeVito

      do you NOT know the issue Razr and Xoom owners are experiencing?

      • Anonymous

        I do know…But I can live without 4g while they fix it

  • Stupid

    what I don’t get is that what does the stability of the LTE has to do with the release of the galaxy nexus?? if I were to walk into a Verizon to store or whatever they would happily sell me a razr or rezound or any other LTE phone.

    • Anonymous

      my damn thoughts exactly

    • Dominick DeVito

      right – then if you bought it and got affected by the network issue and you couldn’t use it, you’d be bitching up a storm here.

      • Cphilano

        but wouldn’t they be bitching if they bought the other phones with this issue that VZW already has in stores? i just don’t understand your point with this post.

    • Cam

      Very good point!

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing its delayed because the Sleeves that the all white boxes were supposed to go in aren’t available.  Sounds more plausible than some mythical 4g issue

  • Stop calling the stores people.  They don’t know anything.  Verizon can delay a phone launch literally up to the hour it’s supposed to launch.

  • Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch…

    That’s all I’m seeing in the comments section.

  • Anonymous

    What is the LTE problem? Is it just me or has that not been reported on anywhere??? Are they talking about the Razr LTE problems or what? Really confusing.

  • ssjnimma

    they need to just bring in Tebow… 😛

    • stevil

      TIMMY!

  • Anonymous

    i called the vzw store in NYC earlier this morning to confirm the nexus will be available on Friday and they said said yes.  Although they aren’t taking any preorders, i had them hold me one so i can buy it when the store opens at 8:30am….

    WTF IS GOING ON NOW VZW~!!!! >:O

  • you thought the Galaxy Nexus was launching 12/9 … NOPE Chuck Testa

  • Anonymous

    LOL…I knew something like this would happen and the GN crown goes into auto-anger meltdown mode. Meanwhile in my secret hideaway, I’m enjoying my WORKING Razr and TB on 4G with no issues at all!

    Question for you GN fans….If there were so many complaints about battery life with single core and then dual core, what kind of battery life will you expect from quad core? Enjoy being plugged into a powerpack?

    Somehow I get the feeling that once you get your hands on this phone (don’t forget that is it’s primary function) you will have much more to gripe about.

    • Sam

      It isn’t a quad core phone.

    • Abel Condrea

      Actually the Tegra 3 (the quad core that is being shipped in the Transformer Prime) has a fifth core. The fifth core has a smaller footprint and is used when processing power is not really needed, consumes less power and thus conserves power. As technology progresses you can’t just make statements like “because a CPU has more cores, it will use more power.” Transistors become smaller and you can fit more into less space and use up less power while increasing performance.

    • Anonymous

      Oooopps…my bad, the specs sheet I saw was clearly somebody’s fantasy as indeed the GN is NOT a quad core phone so I accept that one!   Booooo! but what can you do?

      But anyway, it is just enough to make you sick when you see a topic about any other phone and the GN crowd with malice bombs everything with GN this and GN that…really???

      Get a grip! I at one time hoped that once you got the phones you had more problems with it than bionic and TB combined but I am not normally that cruel and besides you would power bomb everything with more GN this and GN that.

      If you are in the “I hate Verizon!” mode over this phone and it’s delay than do yourself a favor and LEAVE VERIZON!!!  Go to AT&T or Sprint and then really start hating life!

    • Dominick DeVito

      Multi-core CPUs are better on battery life, quad-core will be even better. The battery life problem with dual-cores is the fact that they’re dual radio handsets on LTE. LTE is to blame (and dual radio) not the CPU itself.

      Single core LTE phones have the worst battery life.

      And BTW – this is a network problem (SIM actually) has nothing to do with the G-Nex – which is a dual core phone.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the last straw.  I’m going to buy an iPhone 4S on Friday.

    At least Apple loves its customers and never screws them over again and again and again… (wait…)

  • Anonymous

    God damn I am tired of hearing about this phone and its supposed “launch date”. It will eventually launch, everyone will bitch about one or two things in particular, but love everything else. Cant wait till CES so we can finally have something better to talk about.

  • A DDS

    Time to Occupy Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly none of you remember the ThunderBolt, which we waited for about 2 months for.  After “OFFICIAL OMG SCREEEENSHOTZZZZ”, 5 weeks of Best Buy print ads, etc.

    Relax.  It will be officially announced and released by VZW whenever they feel like.  And your 4000 comments about how much you hate VZW do absolutely nothing to get the phone in your hands quicker.

    • Frank_jenkins

      Well remember the first supposed launch date for the GN was October 29th. If this goes into next year ( very likely at this point ) the GN will have the ‘delay crown’. Not only that but there is a strong possibility that AT&T will have their own version out this year, but it wont be 4G LTE. One went through the FCC the other day with that configuration for AT&T.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Micro-SIM issues folks, has nothing to do with the G-Nex. Relax, let them test it, it will be here soon enough

  • Jake

    Have you guys considered that Verizon simply changed the Equipment Guide date to not show December 9 since they haven’t officially announced a release date and that your “independent sources” simply saw this change and thought “omg it’s delayed again!” ?

  • Kristofer Fitze

    Just spoke to my resource at my local store in Maryland and he says they don’t have stock or the demo unit.  I have to believe him because I had my hands on the demos of the Rezound and Razor prior to their launch date.  Verizon botches another phone release….really shouldn’t surprise anyone…it’s their MO!!

    • dieringer scott

      I spoke to my local store in Maryland too   Columbia to be exact.  The rep I spoke with said “I promise it is still coming out friday”

  • Stating El Obvious

    We all good on the Kellex’ sources don’t know anything front?

  • I am embarrassed for all of you who clearly are new to the whole tech blog world.  May I suggest you stick with journalism sites if you want more reliability in favor of less timeliness.

    • Stating El Obvious

      LOL.  Its one thing if they portray these things as rumors, its another if they say it’s confirmed.  I’m embarrassed that such a sheep owns a phone that runs the same OS as mine does.  Apple might be better suited for you…

  • shdowman

    Point of note everyone….

    Verizon has NEVER given an official release date. Only the blogs were saying it is Friday.

    Just saying. You can’t be angry for VZW delaying something that hasn’t been given a release date.

    I’m disappointed to, but maybe they figured people wouldn’t have anything to obsess over for a while so they wanted to make it last? lol

    • Dominick DeVito

      or they’re micro SIM cards are having issues and don’t want to screw up the launch like they did with the T-Bolt. just sayin

      • shdowman

        For sure…my attempt at lightening the mood around here 😛

        • Dominick DeVito

          I hear ya

      • David Klonne

        How would you consider this not a “screw up?”

        • Stating El Obvious

          Sheep never see faults.

        • Dominick DeVito

          the launch hasn’t been a screw up because IT HASN’T BEEN LAUNCHED.

          OR ANNOUNCED!!!!

    • Verizon told me December 9th.

      • Dominick DeVito

        SIM issues that hit LTE areas last night is the cause.

    • Sheabyrd1

      well your information is wrong. VERIZON DID say the 9th to MANY of us and its own employees so back down off the verizon defense horse they DID give out a release date.

      • shdowman

        Well unless “many of us” counts as an official press release similar to what they did with the Xyboard yesterday, then no, my info is not wrong and I am more than willing to see what press release they gave aside from saying it was coming out by ‘end of year’.

        I’m not defending Verizon and I understand your passion. But your getting angry at the wrong person.

    • Bbrutcher

      verizon confirmed it to me last night on the phone forthe 9th!

  • 🙁

  • Jdoe

    I just called store they’re selling it friday and they’re getting them in today and I live in the country 

    • Bryan Williams

      They won’t be selling them Friday if they aren’t being sold everywhere on Friday.  The phone is not in the billing system yet to be sold.

  • Why does this not surprise me?  Every big Verizon phone release seems to go through this same exact pattern.  Typical Verizon annoyances.

  • Mayze23

    3g still works doesn’t it!? Release the phone now fix the 4g whenever! I think I speak for the everybody that we want the phone now regardless of network issues.

    •  That is a very naive comment.  It would be idiotic to release a flagship 4G phone if the 4G doesn’t work correctly.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you.. alot of sales will be upgrades and we as customers will understand its not a phone issue

  • Things happen, but it doesn’t make the slip of the release date any easier to accept.

  • bLeedTHEBlue

    the comments section really needs to go.. at least for awhile.  it’s beyond ridiculous now and completely brings down the entire site. I thought it was bad with all the “first!” business, but this garbage almost makes me miss being 13 and in middle school– and I’m a girl by the way…

    • I think I can help you out here.

      Stop reading the comments.

  • Sk102704

    Wow, you know this is a touchy subject with 400+ comments.  I’m not getting it (would if I had an upgrade) but I feel for those waiting. 

  • Anonymous

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Ooooooh Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

  • shdowman

    meh…c’est la vie

  • Sheabyrd1

    THEY HAVE HAD HOW FIRGGIN LONG TO FIX LTE ISSUES! How can this even be an explanation? You mean to tell me that this phone is failing at its main FUNCTION!!!!!!??? How can this be. I am glad too see they gave the phone to the local mental institution and recruited testers and code writers.  I have been yelling at verizon for months now TAKE MY MONEY! and they have refused……hey Verizon CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!

  • Anonymous

    Haha to all you rent a phone turds who returned their phone.

    • Stating El Obvious

      LOL true.  That’s pretty funny.

    • Anakin2Solo

      Who returned it?  I assume most people are waiting to buy the Nexus to return the rental.

  • Anonymous

    ThunderBolt 2.0.

  • Anonymous

    I just got confirmation that the Galaxy Nexus is actually just a myth.

    • Dominick DeVito

      I have confirmation that your mustache is bad-ass

  • Tyler

    This article makes me mad. I need a new phone! My current phone has issues and I can deal with an LTE issue. Give me phone. Send me new software when you got it. All phones have problems on launch, the speed at which they are fixed is the only difference.

  • Anonymous

    Im going to take a crap in a shoebox and put it outside Verizon’s store if the phone isnt out Friday.

  • tmcgradyr01

    What the pahk! I don’t even care anymore *sniff*

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Mwhahahahaha. Love this.

    • Anonymous

      Awesome name!  +1

  • Anonymous

    They are in last minute negotiations with CityID.

  • But historically, all the great amazing phones have been delayed, like the Thunderbolt and Bionic.
    And those were bug free 4G phones with amazing battery life

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      ThunderCrap and Bulge? Great phones? Flops.

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic is a solid device. Don’t knock it til you try it….and yes that’s what she said

    • Dominick DeVito

      network issues (SIM issues actually) has nothing to do with the phone

  • Stating El Obvious

    Update 3:  Hate to keep at this, but the reports of the delay are hitting our inbox from across the country. No reasons given, but again, this could easily be because of the LTE issues that are still ongoing. 
    LOL, when the phone doesn’t come out on Friday, Kellex will post “Yep it’s delayed just like we told you on Wednesday” 

  • Anonymous

       “If that is the case, you can’t fault Verizon for waiting another couple
    of days to make sure their network is stable enough for this phone.”

    Yes I can.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Couple of days? Couple of months is the new news.

  • Lolwut303

    O.M.G. Comment explosion in here lol

  • Anonymous

    I think the reason the launch info was changed to “soon” was because Twitter went crazy and bombarded Verizon’s accounts with demands for an announcement, they have to be trolling us until its official now.  But given the window that was rumored Dec 8-13, there might not be much waiting, but still at the rate were going, Verizon may get it out by the end of the year but we all know that means cutting it close, meaning Dec 29 or later.

  • Anonymous

    Baah….baah…baah baah baah……  Oh sorry, I thought this was a sheep forum.  My baaad…

    • Stating El Obvious

      No, you were right.  It is.  I can’t believe people are actually defending Kellex.  This place is like the National Enquirer.

      • Did you mistake this an actual journalism site?  I thought it was a blog.

        • Stating El Obvious

          Spoken like a sheep.  So because it’s a blog, it can just print unconfirmed BS, tell everyone it is confirmed, gloat about it like you have inside knowledge and that makes it ok?  

          • Sam

            That’s correct.

    • I envy you ease of amusement.  I don’t have the stamina to troll at your level sir.

      • Anonymous

        There is a difference between trolling and speaking the truth…..this is the latter…

        • I take it this is your first tech blog you’ve read much?  You don’t know truth anymore than Kellex.  The whole point is the gossip, techies gossip.  You clearly know that.

          • Anonymous

            Clearly you don’t know that this was created as a tech news site that turned into a blog site…..that now has turned into a site where whiny little kids come to complain that their mom can’t buy them the new nerd phone that is the best thing ever, yet will be superseded in about 3 months (now less) at CES.

        •  No, you’re most definitely a troll.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, I do not reside under a bridge and I don’t try to attack Ernest or Vern…

          • I have to give it to you for the Ernest reference.

  • Brandon Schreiber

    LTE issues or no I can’t but help get the feeling that this is to accommodate the launch date of other more bloated devices.. If it were LTE why would other LTE launch dates remain unaffected? 

  • Sdg7

    Watch them release the Droid 4 on the 9th instead.

  • Rashad Gattis

    my head hurts

  • Tferrell7368

    I’m not sure their network has ever been stable enuff for this phone…

  • Dr Sauch

    Verizon sucks such MASSIVE c0ck

  • Nsbjj

    I am so glad I decided to skip this drama and get the RAZR early last month.  The way things are going I’ll have ICS on my RAZR a few weeks after the Nexus is released.

  • Bbrutcher

    i had vzw rep confirm it to me last night on the phone for the 9th!!

    • Most W4nted 1

      VZW reps dont know. No one does, if God worked for Verizon he wouldn’t have the release date either.

  • Karma

    Hello again. Its me, Karma. I keep telling you there is consequences for all your Nexus trolling. Maybe now you will head my warnings.

    Also, anyone who purchases a Verizon Nexus is saying that you are OK with you to lock out apps, add bloat, add carrier branding, manufacturer branding and nameing, etc. What’s next, locked and encrypted boot loaders? Don’t say it won’t happen as everything I mentioned above was never supposed to happen either.

    KARMA OUT!

  • DrPartyPanties

    There’s something wrong with this phone, and I don’t think it’s going to end well. The only ones hypebeasting this phone are blogs. You don’t see Google, Verizon or Samsung making a big deal about this thing. I wanted this phone, but I’m having second thoughts about waiting for something better.

    • Cam

      Google can’t hype it before there is a release date, and VZW refuses to give a concrete one. The thing was hyped in Europe, and Google is still doing interviews about it (mostly about ICS, but the software is their primary function).

    • Dominick DeVito

      the phone is fine – the SIM issue that rocked Razrs and Xooms last night is the cause. They’re testing the G-Nex. Relax, it will be here soon enough.

  • Anonymous

    LOL…not sweatin it. Verizon hasn’t sent me an email about pre-ordering the device yet so I have had no reason to get excited about a December 9th launch.

  • Clockblocker

    I just heard from my Dad’s friend , Who knows this guy who has a brother , well, his girlfriend’s ex boyfriend’s niece’s 4th grade teacher’s husband works for a company that manufactures components for the LTE network and he says it should be out tomorrow or Friday the latest. But that’s just another rumor I heard. So *cartman voice* ” Screw you guys…I’m going hooome!

    • Anonymous

      I think that makes a good case for it to become an official date

  • Kazzmyre

    Sadly I don’t have an upgrade for a year 🙁 gotta find a cheap version of this phone somehow!

  • Nikon D300

    Probably not a popular thing to say, but Apple has learned how to provide customer service a lot better than the rest of the smartphone industry.I still want my Nexus, but can’t they simply offer a release date as far into the future as they need. It’s this teasing and stringing us along which is really unnecessary and inexcusable.

  • GotSka81

    I would speculate that verizon is trying to cover up the tracks of the “leaked” release date so they can do it how they like…or not at all.  At this point, I would be surprised to see it Friday or not for several weeks.

  • Cptmidnite

    i was told yesterday that it is once again delayed and you can pre-order the 9th,and have the device by the 15th

  • If people want to buy it and the phone is working, let us buy it!

  • Gotta be honest, I don’t care if the LTE doesn’t work or has issues off the bat. I just want the phone 3G or 4G network.

  • This blows….

    I don’t care if the phone is buggy… It has already been PROVEN that the Android community developers produce products (Roms, Kernels, etc) that are superior to the ones created by the phone manufacturers themselves…  Anything can and will be fixed quickly…  Unless it is hardware related, but we would have heard of that by now.

  • *fingers crossed* Maybe they will launch on Thursday instead. Trying to stay optimistic.

    • Dirk Diggler

      I was thinking the same thing lol 😀

  • wow I love all the comments about how DL is stupid for reporting on suspected dates, and not giving an official one. Let’s not blame big red because it’s not them who are responsible for the release date. Verizon screws everything up, its their nature. I personally thank DL for keeping us up to date and doing what they do best. Im just gonna go get the D4, and hopefully in 20 months when my acct is eligible for an upgrade, the G-nex will be out, or close to [email protected]:disqus  , you mad bro?

    • Stating El Obvious

      Seriously?  Do you need DL to give you suspected dates?  Couldn’t you just think of them in your head yourself?  LOL.  He’s named the last week of October, every week in November and the first two weeks in December.  And you’re impressed by this????  Sheep.

    • Keith Sumner


      Verizon screws everything up”

      Yes, Verizon has never brought us incredible devices and reliable service in the past, never, because they screw EVERYTHING up.

  • Hahaha, there will always be issues.  This phone is never coming out.

  • Anonymous

    hello iphone.. here I come.. I’ve been resisting you since 2007 when you came out on AT&T because God knows how much I hate ATT.

    But you are on verizon now.. and I hear good things about you.. I hear your camera is better than many point and shoots.. and I also hear your apps are much better optimized to work with ios.. not to mention when compared to the same apps on android.. they look much better.

    Also,I hear your your linpack score is around 170 right out of the box.. which is totally out of this world!

    I also hear that your creator, Apple Inc… is much less of a scatter brain .. and exerts much more control over the carriers over the launch of their device.. (unlike some others).

    So here I come.. and bye bye Android. It was fun while it lasted.

    • Anonymous

      Enjoy your two years of 3G…

      • Anonymous

        3G is not bad actually.. Unless you are downloading movies on your phone. I’ve had 3G until the TB.. and honestly didn’t miss out on much.

    • Dirk Diggler

      If you are leaving Android because of a phone delay then get out of here! We don’t want you!

      • Anonymous

        no, not leaving because of the delay alone.. I would say the delay fortified my opinion about how Google doesn’t give a shit about the launch of it’s flagship device and is simply bending over to it’s carriers.

      • Most W4nted 1

        Amen

    • Anonymous

      *frankandsimple goose steps out of the room with image of Fuhrer Jobs in hand*

      • Anonymous

        not image.. but a product that he worked tirelessly to ensure it gave the best possible user experience. 🙂 .. for which I am thankful. Hey at least somebody gives a shit about something!

  • Anonymous

    “Keep as rumor for now, and try not to completely freak out.”

    Too late.

  • Keii Graham

    Words cannot describe…

  • Anonymous

    This screwed up launch has halted all the momentum this device had. I almost switched from the iPhone for the G-Nex. But it’s this type of unorganization&clutter that had me weary. Say what you want about apple, but this type of stuff doesn’t happen with their products

    • Remember the White iPhone 4?

    • Dirk Diggler

      At least they are postponing the launch to fix the problems instead of pushing it out with problems regardless.

    • Anonymous

      Right. Apple just releases a product with major issues instead (see i*hone 4 antenna issues)

  • Anonymous

    to change this based off of a 4gLTE issue is unacceptable.  by friday, they’ll have had 3 days to correct it.

    • Exactly!  Dude you are 100% correct, Verizon has more than enough time from now till friday to correct this issue!

      • Cam

        Agreed. But they also may be worried that the added load will break whatever bandaid fix they are applying.
        Still, to delay because of 4G issues on one phone in one smallish area of the country is still ridiculous.

  • Dominick DeVito

    My sources are telling me:

    That it doesn’t matter – I’m still getting this phone

  • Neovii

    Called local store; said they just got an email saying the release was postponed.

    • Phil

      Yep, I had reserved for Friday. They just called stating the launch has been delayed.

  • Mark Christian

    I would literally fall out of my chair laughing if this was delayed for so long that ICS was actually updated on another phone before this released.

    • Anonymous

      you might want to lay down some pillow to fall onto, because it is extremely possible that the transformer prime is released and updated to ICS before the gnex is released.

    • OreoMan

      Like the new LG!  That would be hilarious!

  • Stating El Obvious

    “Is Big Red trolling us?”  — No, but they might be trolling you Kellex.  How bout you stop posting these stupid unconfirmed rumors and acting like you have an inside source.  Its quite evident that your sources suck, and are most probably some low level workers at a Verizon indirect retailer or something.

    • Bert336

      you talk like you know something we don’t know???

      • Stating El Obvious

        No, I don’t pretend to have sources.  I don’t know anything.  what I do know is that Kellex doesn’t know anything either.  All he’s doing is throwing out every date under the sun and then saying “like I told you” when it happens to be right.  I hope he’s eating crow today, because he looks silly after yesterday’s “Yep just like we told last friday” BS.

  • Bigsike

    Nail meet coffin…

  • I dont care what the problem is….just give me the phone and ill operate on 3G until the issues are corrected…..either way….Just give me the damn phone!

  • This is the bionic all over again, I held my upgrade waiting for release, but when that finally happened the grass was much greener on the other side of the fence.  If this releases when quads are within a couple of weeks they will have failed this launch just like the bionic.

  • This makes me a sad Galaxy Nexus panda.

  • Disheartened

  • Jeff

    In a breaking news story, Google purchases Verizon Wireless so that they are allowed to release their Galaxy Nexus. 

  • r8rs

    We all good on the release date front folks? He’s as reliable as an engine with no oil.

  • “”Update:  Equipment manager now says “launch date is coming soon.” The same sheet yesterday had an all channel launch happening on 12/9.””
    I don’t believe any of this.. no link was provided yesterday and no link today!! Where is this screenshot from, yesterdays and todays… provide the link!

    • ravndark

      This is a Verizon internal webpage not available to the public. Which goes to show that he does have a source inside.  Though to be honest if this is all his source is providing then this person is likely nothing more than a tech support rep that you can easily speak to when calling Verizon Wireless.

  • Haproot

    OMGWTFBBQ lol

    • stevil

      mmm… BBQ… mmmm…

  • Anonymous

    Stop toying with my mind 🙁

  • joe1138

    WTF?  What kind of BS is this?  I am so tired of being led around by the nose like a cow to the slaughter house.  I am beginning to wonder if someone at Verizon isn’t getting some perverse pleasure dangling this device in front of all the people that want it and taking it away just to laugh hysterically.

    • Anonymous

      Then stop reading these posts and blogs and just wait till VZW actually announces the device, which it has yet to do.  Problem solved…

  • David Klonne

    As soon as I make the decision to finally get rid of my f*cking Thunderbolt on Craigslist, this thing gets pushed back. I refuse to buy a Razr, absolutely refuse

  • Uncannyzebra

    I for one would rather a device that is ready to go and wait an extra week than get one with bugs if that’d the case.

  • Anonymous

    if its out on ATT first, i’m switching.

  • gadgetryan

    wth just happend?? Wow..that messed up my week!! 

  • Rakoskjc

    you mad bro

  • The next Duke Nukem will be out before this comes out.

  • droidrev71

    Sheep costume is back in the closet.. : -(

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I’ll ask again….

    Has anybody heard when the Galaxy Nexus II comes out? I keep hearing different things…

  • Anonymous

    I’m freakin out, man.

  • Anonymous

    Why is everyone so insistent that Verizon is the one botching the launch? They don’t write the code or build the phone. Samsung does. That’s not to say that the should be absolved of all blame, but google and samsung should have this thing 100% ready to go before handing it over to Verizon.

    • I can assure you it isn’t tech issues.  We’d have heard by now.

    • Bryan Williams

      The freaking phones are in the stores.

      This is NOT a hardware issue.  Possibly software but i’m sure it’s something that’s very minuscule in the grand scheme of things and the phone could be released anyhow.

      This is all Verizon. 

  • GuySmiley

    This is verizon probably reacting to the whole ‘google wallet’ fiasco from yesterday.  If you are looking for a quick release for new hardware this is the absolute worst carrier to choose from.  Look at how many times they updated the launch date for the Rezound.  It has less to do with the phone itself and more to do with how much Verizon thinks they can make off of Google in concessions.  If they had it their way it probably would have come with a locked bootloader, more preloaded apps, and been called “The Droid Nexus” 

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

    • Anonymous

      BE GONE FOUL BRINGER OF SPAM!!!  ^^

  • Hugh Hansen Jr.

    If I had to guess, I’d say it’s because of the report that the phone goes nuts when you plug into your computer after the 4.1 update. 

    • Dominick DeVito

      Yeah that’s what I think it is too – I saw that this morning

    • Cam

      That was just due to some people using faulty USB cables (probably not the one that came with it). The same thing happened with the OGD if you plugged certain USB cables into it.

  • Stephen

    I really hate Verizon now. I didn’t think I could hate them more than I already did

  • Anonymous

    Droid Life is bitten by the BGR bug.. predictions, sources etc.. are always wrong and off target.

  • Drazyw

    Tuesday, December 13th. Typical Verizon Tuesday Launch. So I’ve been told…

    • FYI: Verizon typically launches devices on Thursdays, not Tuesdays.

      • Drazyw

        Well, this fall there has been no pattern really, but either way, the 13th is starting to pop up in a few places now.

  • Verizon presents Chinese Democracy 

  • Anonymous

    this is beyond F’d up.  there is no explanation. the silence from vzw is maddening.  Why is there silence when there should be announcements?  Why are they not keeping customers informed?  Why aren’t there vzw, samsung, or google employees explaining the situation?  Who is in charge of customer service at vzw? who is the lead guy? who is the executive that answers to customers?  Who is the CEO of verizon? 

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

    • Cam

      NI HAO!

  • metalcated

    I wouldn’t put too much into this as I have spoken to several people with
    emails as early as an hour ago from Verizon stating all shipments will
    be in tomorrow and some Friday morning to prepare for the Friday Launch.

  • Anonymous

    All  you guys who are feeling dejected, remember this.. It was your fault to believe guys on the internet who alleged this and that is what their “sources” said.

  • Parrothead

    Bo that don’t mean anything, Verizon is Verizon, they always do screwy sh*t… maybe they never intended on a Dec 9 date showing up on equipment manager … so they just changed it to coming soon. Don’t mean it ain’t gonna launch… if they’re in stores, they’re losing money on storage costs, etc. Every day they wait is more money theyre losing

  • GalaxNexusUser

    If this is true, they were smart not to have a press release out yet. Would have pissed off so many more people if it went down like that. Futthermore, it goes to show anything could happen at the last minute.

  • lol so all those people who have been saying up to an hour ago “i called my rep and they said they received shipment zomg zomg!” were all lying, or is verizon really just screwing with us now, because there is no other explanation. 

    • GalaxyNexusUser

      Actually, many stores have recieved shipment. It’s just that now, they wont be put on display by Friday.

  • Anonymous

    My name is Michael J Caboose and I hate babies.

  • John

    Because you can’t get off you fat ass and actually walk down to a Verizon store (who are still telling me its Friday) I’ll go buy you one and sell it for $600.  That sound reasonable?  Stop listening to some guy on the internet who you think is “official”

    • Anonymous

      Funny. I just did the same thing – stopped into a Verizon corporate store – and was told that the phone has been delayed. Verizon has ordered the phone to not be sold on Friday. This very same store told me two days ago that it was being released on Friday.

  • Stating El Obvious

    Kellex’ sources were wrong again???? This is unheard of!!

    • Anonymous

      Actually, his sources were right. It’s Verizon who changed things. I stopped in a corporate store two days ago and was told, without a doubt, that the phone was being released on Friday the 9th. I stopped in that same store just 30 minutes ago and was told, by the manager, that Verizon has notified all retailers to not release the phone. It’s on hold indefinitely and there is no indication as to what the release date will be.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Gimme a break, sheep.  If his sources were right, the phone would be released on friday.  If Verizon changed things, then his sources were wrong.  Do you think his sources work for Sprint, or T-Mobile?  These “sources” of his don’t know shit, and he continues to perpetuate that he has some inside knowledge.  And then he has the audacity to put “Yep, like we told you last Friday” like he knows shit.  Spare me….

  • Anonymous

    This is why I hate Verizon.

  • Marvin de Pano

    I wish they just carried the GS2 and stuffed it in with bloatware. Non of these shenanigans will happen.

  • RedBMaster

    So, what you’re saying is I should stop standing in line for this phone?!

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone see any red flags here? just sayin.. This phones is screaming problems.

    Signed pissed Bionic owner

    • Cody

      Exactly my thoughts

  • Anonymous

    I’m freaking out man! I’M FREAKING OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Knights of Columbus! Say it ain’t so! Well, I guess this is how it goes with gossip. 

  • Datdood

    Kellex, wai yoo trollin dood?

  • Ok Kellex, lets stop reporting on the Galaxy Nexus. Shift your focus to the quad core phones coming out in the next year.

  • Anonymous

    Flame-on boyz;  don;t hate me for my opinion as I have used the device for a couple days now.

    For me I could care less.  The UI is an over crowded mess and anyone moving from GB to ICS will see the device is a jumbled piece of UI crazyness.  OK it is sort of cool but after a while of using it the device is annoying.  You will see.  
    BTW I am an android fan boy and will get my Razr backup and hope the heck ICS can be rejected when it comes.  

    As I predicted months ago this is merely a 4.63″ tablet and screen is too small for all that jazz

    • Guest

      no kidding! I don’t know why the galaxy nexus is being touted as the next best thing.. because in all reality it isn’t… and that combined with the total lackadaisical approach of google over their flagship device.. doesn’t inspire me to commit to this device for another 2 years.. the hardware is pretty much outdated where it matters the most.

      • Dominick DeVito

        It’s not about the hardware – it’s about a stock, easily unlockable Android device, which is hard to find on VZW, with a new OS – that will take other skinned phones a while to get.

        • Anonymous

          You can root every android phone on Verizon, even rooting the bionic is easy as pie.

          • Dominick DeVito

            can you unlock the bootloader? No.

    • Every single tech blog has done nothing but praise ICS, including Apple obsessed blogs like BGR and Engadget.  You are most definitely in the minority here, which should tell you something.

  • Antonio7881

    Looks like its a no go. A friend of mine that works for Verizon hit me up and said its a no go for Friday. Wtf!?

  • Joejoe509

    Sike! Today is the launch date. Friday is the release date!

  • My boss just got confirmation this morning that friday was the day.. do not be skeered o’ these rumors. Friday is the day. we’re indirect and even we have the ability to pre-order.

  • The Galaxy Nexus on Verizon is going to be the equal to the likes of Duke Nukem Forever. 10 years to come out, when it comes out it’s a p.o.s. not worth of it’s title. Nexus

  • Veri

    I put my name on a waiting list at my local Verizon store. They told me that it would be available December 11

    • Anonymous

      no way will it be monday.  NO freaking way.  The earliest (if not friday) will be the 15th. BOOK IT.

      • You, just like this blog, are obviously pulling dates out of thin air.

  • Anonymous

    Stores have this in stock RIGHT NOW. Are they seriously going to just let it sit there? 

    I am appalled at the way Verizon has handled this. If we are going to commit to two years we want to have a phone that we’re happy with and that will stand the test of time. I don’t understand how “no comment” or “I can’t disclose that information” is meant to foster a good relationship with loyal customers. I’m especially annoyed with people getting “appointments” for this phone when every store I called said they offered no such thing. Ridiculous. 

    • Chris W

      Yeah.. What is this “appointment” crap at a VZW store? Never heard of such a thing.

  • Anonymous

    IF it is delayed… I swear to christ I’ll buy an iPhone on AT&T just to spite samsung, Google and Verizon.

    • Gsux

      I already did.. and after using Android for the past 3 years.. I can safely say.. iphone is THE BEST. .. far FAR better optimization between apps and OS.

    • shdowman

      You would only be punishing yourself…

    • Anonymous

      That’ll show um…

  • Marvin de Pano

    3 words: Verizon Hates G-Nex.

    • Djlowproz

      either that or they want the Droid 4 to take all the shine from the g-nex.

    • 3 words: I hate Verizon

      • Marvin de Pano

        Ya, that too! F***ers!

  • Jrummy16

    Verizon is worse than my old ex girlfriend… MAKE UP YOUR FREAKING MIND WOMAN!

    • Mctypething

      I see nothing wrong with your old ex 🙂

      • Guest

        you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been waiting 8 months for this device.  I’ve had an upgrade available since April 7th.  Today is the 8th month without a good phone.  I was waiting on the SGSII, but it never came.  And now vzw is doing this with the nexus. I’m beyond saddened at the ineptitude at vzw.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had an available upgrade since June 2010. I feel your pain.

  • Anonymous

    Read this story while driving and happened to be near a Verizon corporate store, so I stopped in. Asked to speak to a manager. I simply asked how many of the Galaxy Nexus they planned to have in stock on Friday. Told the guy I didn’t want to miss out on getting one, so if stock was low I would arrive at or right before they opened. He replied by telling me that they’re not releasing the phone on Friday – it’s being delayed and he isn’t sure why. And he isn’t sure when it will be available.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha….thank god I am not eagerly awaiting this phone.

  • Anonymous

    Just called my local store and they confirmed it has been pushed back without given date

  • Too many retailers have this phone in stock and I have a confirmed appointment (at a corporate store) to pick this phone up on Friday.  Every rep in my area shows that a) they have the phone in stock and b) they are available for sale on the 9th.  

    I have to agree with Droid-Life’s assessment the date given was “official”.  I heard it myself from multiple reps and managers.  In my mind, that’s more than enough and if Verizon pulls that date at this point, they have some explaining to do (although I know they won’t).

  • Anonymous
  • No need to dig for more info Kellex.  This thing was NEVER coming out on Friday.

    • Bkshaw23

      You keep posting that this phone was never coming out and won’t be out before Christmas however you give no evidence as to how you know such things. It’s really annoying and contributes nothing to this blog.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Well, not to defend him – but his claims (not that he’s claiming he has inside sources) are just as accurate as everyone else’s on the internet.

  • Brian Walls

    If you don’t even have your own available “confirmation” to accompany the post… WHY POST IT?

  • Djlowproz
  • Anonymous

    Well, well, well… How the turn tables.

  • Mayze23

    I just requested Friday off from work to get it!!!

    • Joejoe509

      Same here. I will be pretty pissed!

    • Anonymous

      So did Actngrezy – the developer behind Project Elite for the OG Droid.

  • Irrational Man

    I’M COMPLETELY FREAKING OUT!

  • Joejoe509

    Ok… I’m only allow a certain quota of happy dances in my life time. Last night I did a happy dance for the “official” date. I will no longer be excited for this phone if this is the case. I know it’s my own fault for following every rumor, but this is just too much. My defense mechanisms just won’t let me be excited for this anymore.

    • I feel the same way – I keep telling myself, “I’m happy with the Rezound, it’s pretty awesome” whenever I hear about a delay.  If it still released Friday, I’m sure I’ll be trading my Rezound in because it just isn’t good enough anymore.

  • Ron Mexico

    Called several stores, its dropping Friday people VZW is messing with us and DL….

    • Anonymous

      I stopped into the same store that just two days ago told me it was coming on the 9th and they informed me that Verizon has told them to not sell the phone. Basically it’s been put on hold indefinitely. The manager of the corporate store I visited has no idea why it’s being delayed and no idea when it will be released. He’s as frustrated as the rest of us.

  • Tzoller

    What’s the surprise. If you signed up with Verizon on the Nexus page, they will send email when the phone will be released. 

    • Evan Knofsky

      I’ve yet to ever receive an email from a sign up page until the day of release or the day after of any phone.

  • Jeremy Turnley

    Still going in Thursday after work to hit them up.  And Friday morning if need be.

  • Ice456789

    Tis the season to be trolling. Trololololol….lololol.

  • Shaggygobie

    Ever seen a grown man cry?

  • reyalP

    I think the 12/9 release date was for Canada!  US coming not long after that?

    • Anonymous

      I think everyone got it wrong and it’s supposed to be 9/12, lol

  • Anonymous

    They have to get rid of the stopping the bloatware from running. And they have to find a stop to unlocking the bootloader.

  • Mischief85

    WTF Kellex!!!! I hate you!

    ahhhh. . .Kellex is pretty cool. Who am i kidding i am still buying this phone. 

  • Anonymous

    you trollin’ kellex? not cool, man, not cool. 

    can’t wait til the 9th! gNex baby!

  • Let this be a lesson for all of you bloggers out there.  STOP USING THE WORD “CONFIRMED”.

  • Anonymous

    Just wait an hour or two once he feels he got enough hits then the edit it is still coming the 9th will come..

  • Why am I not surprised….? Oh, I know why!! THIS IS VZW!! THEY ALWAYS DO THIS!!

  • Sheabyrd1

    Called a local phone dealer store (a 3rd party Verizon store) and was informed that thurs. TOMORROW he could preorder this phone for me. The store is called Celltech Wireless in Appleton WI. This came from the store manager after he called his Verizon contact. Is HE confused or is Droid-life?! The phone number is 920-832-1114. 

    • Anonymous

      My bet is that they haven’t got the news filtered through their VZW channels yet.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Maybe Droid-Life gets informed before 3rd party dealers. Just sayin…

  • Airmaxx23

    Trolls regenerate health when damaged but are susceptible to fire…

    • Most W4nted 1

      HAHAHAHAH. I lol’d

  • i think it is you that is trolling us

  • s0n-

    Just called two stores, one said friday is the day and the other told me it got pushed back and delayed! WTF

  • Abdul

    good my upgrade due in febuary anyway

  • Dfdf

    I’ve been sitting on an early upgrade for a while.  After a few years of contemplating a move to another provider, I’ve always stuck with Verizon because it wasn’t worth paying the ETF.  For once, I’ll actually be completely out of contract on January 15th, and if this phone isn’t out before that point, I plan on leaving Verizon.  This isn’t really me complaining about them, as much as saying that this phone was the reason I was going to hang around.  If they don’t have it, then I don’t see the point of sticking with them.

  • Poker_vol

    That’s why after waiting, I went ahead and bought the Razr last week.  I have until Jan. 15th to return it/trade it in.  Honestly, I’m loving the Razr and may keep it if the radio is as bad in the galaxy Nexus as past Samsung phones have been.  i hate the locked bootloader, but I am more interesting in rooting for Wi-fi tether purposes than overclocking. If it comes out, I may trade in, if not, at least I have a new phone as my OG droid had been modded to death.  My two cents.

    • You can still OC your phone even if it has a locked bootloader.  Just ask my Droid X!

  • Anonymous

    Lmfao . . . yo All I can do is laugh at this point… CES is more and more on my mind.

  • Mctypething

    You mad bros?

    • Anonymous

      Too late, I already said it….baahhahah

    • Guest

      …..

  • eXsoR

    I’m waiting for the part that says you just got “Verizon’d”

    >;D

  • WormDoes

    Me thinks Kellex wanted page views. I suspect a “false alarm” post coming sometime this afternoon

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t plan on buying this phone because I can’t bring myself to pay $300 for a phone. So I feel bad for those that have been anticipating this phone.

    But I’m not sure what “thunder” could be made for this release now. I see the lighting in the clouds, but doesn’t seem to be getting closer?

    • Tabe

      Could you pay $250 for a phone? All of the high end Android phones are $250-$300 on VZW.

      • Anonymous

        I will when I have to, right now I have DX and it still works just great with CM7-GB &/or Liberty 3v2. I know development is for the most part gone, but my phone works just fine. So to spend $300 for a phone when mine still works. 

        I totally understand what you are saying. And if Amazon, Best Buy, or some other online retailer sales it lower then retail, I might jump. Unless somebody wants to donate. lol

      • Anonymous

        The sad part is that one could get a high android phone at AT&T for $100

  • Erron

    But wait, you were touting your 8th or 9th rumored date as true last night. And taking credit for “reporting it last friday”. But you report every date possible. Web journalism at it’s best. Rumors for hits fellas.

  • Fartbubbler

    Sophia is a walker.

  • I am getting more disappointed with this phone as the days pass.  This is ridiculous if true.  Time to wait for the next phone coming down the pipe,

    • FortitudineVincimus

      I have been saying this for weeks and getting hated on for it. I saw the writing on the wall weeks ago – and the mediocre hardware IMHO – and knew I personally was going to pass.

      By the time this comes out, you might be foolish to rush and get it and not wait until January to see what beast phones will be coming. And at that time, this phone will be on sale and out of date for like $149

      • Anonymous

        Plus you will want to wait til any phone is out in the wild for a while anyways to see what its bugs and shortcomings are.

  • C-Law

    I am laughing about it now at this point. Maybe it has something to do with the sim card errors being reported last night

    • Joejoe509

      That was the RAZR, right?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Bwaa ha ha… you cant not laugh at this. To funny. I had resigned to not get this phone due to my personal belief it is inferior hardware as compared to what will be out in the coming months (and which will all have iCS).. but even the fanboys have to laugh at this. oh the venom here is going to be good!

  • Dominick DeVito

    I wonder if this is due to the USB cable bug I read about this morning on the G-Nex.

  • Google Wallet, I bet…

  • Anonymous

    Who the eff knows anymore

    • FortitudineVincimus

      “trusted sources” of course

  • Anonymous

    So is this phone going to get Bionic’d? Where they keep pushing it back and pushing it back until it becomes so out of date that the company will release its Samsun Galaxy Nexus Prime II the next week?

  • Jeffsp13

    Ever since Verizon got the iPhone everything Android related has gotten f$cked over. Like it or not big red loyalists, but AT&T has quietly built an impressive stable of phones, use better network technology, and have better value for features. Sure, the Galaxy Nexus won’t hit AT&T until next year, but they will do it right, not making this some long drawn out soap opera that leaves their customers feeling sour over what should be an exciting product. Way to be big red, way to be.

  • Verizon really Britta’d that release date.

    • Joejoe509

      Ha. Community.

      • bigrob60

        Shame they were put on hiatus.

    • Thank you for making that reference! — Wonderful show!

  • Rp780

    Feels like the Bionic all over again. 

  • Anonymous

    Just to get this out there….

    You mad bros??

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised that Disqus is keeping up with the flood of comments that are pouring in.

  • Anonymous

    I think you are just trolling saying your “sources” said it. Need more hits on a slow day…

    • kangamitzi

      DL doesn’t HAVE slow hits right now. All the nerdlings like myself anticipating the release of this phone are back on this site a dozen times a day waiting for an update, whether Kellex posts anything or not!

  • Zebra

    Release rumor strategy: The phone will be out some date between January 1st and December 31st.
    *phone is eventually released*
    “See? We predicted the right date!”

  • Mrtrlee

    This is ridiculous. Verizon should be ashamed. It is likely that the sales staff and others are more than ready to release, but the marketing side has not launched their major campaign. If they hold this phone now, I do not see them releasing it before the end of the year. Come on VZW, get it together!!

    • Evan Knofsky

      The chance of VZW doing a marketing campaign for this phone is sooooooo low

  • Sebastian Encina

    Who’s trolling who, Droid-Life?

  • No

    Verizon’s Equipment Guide Updated, Galaxy Nexus Release Date of December 9 is “Official” 

    OFFICIAL BULLSHIT POSTED ON DROID-LIFE!

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow this is just crazy now lol

  • Jednc

    I sure have been enjoying my Bionic for the past 3 months.

    • Vdubnut

      likewise…. all the hate toward the bionic can suck an egg…  ive been enjoying ridiculous speed and nice hardware while others have been pulling their hair out.

  • Dshudson

    I could have told you that, like every other phone Verizon sells, they would have advertised it by now.. Why would this phone be any different. 

  • Just FYI people, it was NEVER launching on Dec 9th.  Until Verizon says it’s official, nothing is official.  Get used to it.

  • mchlkrieger

    Big Red isn’t trolling anybody… the phone has never been officially announced. I heart you, DL, but you seem to be the troll in this case 🙁

  • Seriously!  What the hell could be wrong with it now?!?!?!?

  • grrrr

    WTF? wasnt it a confirmed date a few posts ago?
    i am thiiiiiis close to getting the rezound.

  • J35u5

    I dont believe it(I dont wanna believe it either).  I call bollocks on this.

  • GCurry

    I was pretty excited about this phone, having been on the OG Droid since day 1 more than 2 years ago.  The Droid 1 was dragging.

    But, in desperation, I loaded the CM 7.1 rom and voila, new life.   Not overloading the apps, and using it as a primitive phone until all this ICS, new hw stuff sorts itself out.  I’m comfortable.

    In the meantime, I’ve pre-ordered myself a new tablet.   Verizon will have to wait until my birthday for their upgrade income from me.

  • Anonymous

    Dec 9th is back on.

    j/k…

  • Anonymous

    A rumor vs a rumor…   I’ll get excited when Verizon announces something

  • Alexa White

    Oh good, they must putting Google Wallet back in and THAT must be why it’s delayed…. If only we hadn’t complained so much!

  • EC8CH
    • Anonymous

      YOU ARE FREAKIN’ OUT MAN. 

      • Kelly

        candy bars!

        • Peaches

          That line had me on the floor the first time I saw this movie.

          • Kelly

            I also am a fan of “the snozberries taste like snozberries”

          • Peaches

            Second best line 🙂

          • Kelly

            third: 
            “Who, that little guy? I wouldn’t worry about that little guy.”

    • Anonymous

      Yea you are freaking out………..man.

    • Anonymous

      Calm down meow.

  • C-Law

    I’m freaking out!!!

  • Mark Wilk

    You’ve just been Verizon’d!

    • Anonymous

      Is that like getting Gaddafi’d?

      • Anonymous

        ha!

      • EC8CH

        the reflect it induces is about the same

      • It actually is more similar to being Sandusky’d

        • EC8CH

          that should probably only been done with the RAZR.  Need that water-repelling coating to stand up in the shower.

    • Anonymous

      ooooh snap

    • bigrob60

      That made my day.

    • Aran Miller

      That was a good one Mark, so I called T-mobile and put a standing order to terminate my contract with them for the 14th (because I figured the G-Nexus would be out on Friday). I was also going to call Verizon last night after T-mobile, and just confirm everything I know and prepare to add the phone to my account. Well they will be sorry that their phone service was out last night, because I feel like my call today won’t be nearly as pleasant. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      The only thing Verizon is good at is releasing ugly f*cking Motorola devices on a weekly basis.  What a joke.

  • Anonymous

    about ready to take to twittering the S out of VZW

  • Txbeaner

    Ha!!!!! Too funny…who cares really….

  • I’m not freaking out at all.  I was totally expecting this.  There is NO WAY this phone launches before Christmas, mark my words!

    • Dominick DeVito

      I can’t argue with your pragmatic point of view, but it did appear that stores were receiving them in stock. I wouldn’t think they go past next week.

      But yes, all in all, this is just insane.

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    Are you f’ing kidding me? This is ridiculous, how can the first phone with Ice Cream Sandwich keep getting delayed?

  • Christopherdhess

    RETARDED. This has been confirmed 🙁

  • spanky

    They’re going to release the Droid 4 first and let that sizzle for a few weeks and then maybe just maybe they’ll release the Nexus. 

  • CW927

    Kellex – We’re waiting for “Updated: Oops” to be added to headline

  • Sdg7

    No longer launching on December 9th….now launching December 8th!!!…..i can dream….

  • PSU_DI

    Not really surprised with the sh*t storm that Verizon created yesterday because of Google Wallet being excluded.  I think they might be re-evaluating things, but in the end it’s because the still haven’t sold enough RAZRs yet!!!

  • none

    Perhaps this is a good thing so some of us can continue to save up to the 800 dollars it will cost to buy this on a month-to-month contract. Those with beatup abused phones may suffer a bit longer though. My OG running Bugless Beast is just fine… 

  • Anonymous

    Lies make Baby Jesus cry.

  • Billyrouth2000

    Calm down people, it s probably going on pre-order the 9th verizon NEVER releases phones on Friday

    • GOP

      Except when they do.

    • Kelly

      the og droid was released on a friday (11-6-2009)

  • Fonnie Williams

    seems like every news update is galaxy nexus, that is cool and all. and i understand this phone is a big deal. but gez, i want more transformer prime news.

  • lol.

  • This is starting to look more and more like the droid bionic launch. God, noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  • I find this funny as hell. From the (craptacular) announcement that got delayed, I got the impression that America would be getting this phone first, then others would have it shortly after. Now everyone has it except America. 

  • YAY GOOD NEWS IT’S FINALLY COMI…. wait…. what? 🙁 WTF 🙁

  • Mike S

    Verizon never said it was coming out on Dec 9th. I will not be surprised if it does not come out, I will only believe it when Verizon says it’s official. I saw a post on here yesterday that said Dec 9th was official, but… when did Verizon say it was official?

  • Im skeptical. Ive heard from 2 different associates from two different stores that they have them in stock, blah blah blah, everything is a go for friday or possibly tomorrow.

    • ChoklitCow

      What worries me about this is yesterday the associate told me “[we] received them and cannot take pre-orders at this time but you can stop in when we open 10:00AM Friday.”  Today, a new associate stated “I am unable to discuss issues related to that particular model of phone.”

      • Anonymous

        You have the most formal associates working at your stores!

  • DodgerDroid

    WTH is going on VZW!!! Get your sh*t straight. This better not be true. I already had planned to take all of Friday off to spend one on one time with my new nexus. I’m close to pulling my hair out with all these release date changes.

  • Thomas Kiley

    Kinda hoping they received so many pissy e-mails yesterday about Google Wallet that they’re doing an about-face, making whatever changes are necessary to include that functionality.  But I’m not holding my breath.

  • I used to want a Nexus, but then I took a Verizon to the Face.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Regardless – stores and retailers are getting them, so how much longer can they delay this thing?

    • JMac726

       Monday, maybe Tuesday.

      I’m ok with that.

  • Hm…I’m just gonna pretend I didn’t see this and maybe go check out phandroid or something.

  • DroidzFX

    F Verizon, F this phone, your cool… Im out

    I am still banking on the 9th.

  • mike

    Would be strange. Three reps told me the ninth. My business rep said the ninth was listed in his system etc…although with VZW who the f knows

  • Anonymous

    Called it in the Costco post.. Just sayin’

    • Derp

      You called a delay with an indirect?  Cool story br0.

  • viewthis74

    i feel like i’m about to get Rick-Roll’d… :/

  • Taylor Steele

    VERIZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! *Shakes Fist*

  • A1

    I remember the Droid Charge was delayed literally the day before it was supposed to come out because of a nationwide data outage that occured back in May. I hope the Droid 4 is still coming out tomorrow!

  • Interpol818

    Nooooooooooo. Freaking Verizon. F U and your nexus. Lots of customers will be very mad.

  • jimbob

    For fuck’s sake.

  • JESUS. I’m sorry but I’m sick of this.

    A crappy phone like the Razr that has a terrible Ninja Blur (or whatever it’s called these days) laid on top of it gets tons of promotion from Verizon with a definite release date while Verizon does nothing but constantly throw the Galaxy Nexus, the first ICS phone in the world, into the trash because it doesn’t have “Droid” branding. 

    I just want to buy my damn phone. And you know what, Verizon? Is it too much to ask for a date. I don’t care if you tell me January 1st, I’m just sick of constantly changing rumors and BS. Why can’t you tell us anything? There’s nothing wrong with the phone, just put it out there already. 

    Good God.

  • Dirk Diggler

    December Fools!

  • Mark Wilk
  • Dsim91

    That seriously blows

  • Anonymous

    You seriously can’t help but laugh at this point. 

    • EC8CH

      although I didn’t laugh… I smiled a bit 🙂

      • Anonymous

        well if it’s true, it must have just happened, cause stuff still says the 9th.

        • Dominick DeVito

          maybe this is related to the sim issue on LTE phones??

          • Anonymous

            I doubt it. I’m going with the 9th until further notice.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Thanks. Sad day indeed.

          • Anonymous

            Just heard 12th, but no confirmation yet, so could be entirely false.

          • Dominick DeVito

            That makes sense

            since it “appeared” that stores and retailers had them – I wouldn’t think they would “delay” (must use that looesly since it never really was ever) much past the 9th.

            Thanks again.

          • Anonymous

            Its only the razr with that issue. Another great moto phone. /s

          • Evan Knofsky

            No it isn’t only the razr it is affecting a lot of phones with sim cards on the east coast area

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know, I have a Razr and I live in NY, and haven’t had a problem so far. 

          • Dominick DeVito

            Razr or micro-SIM? (If it’s the SIM it would affect the G-Nex also)

      • eXsoR

        Agreed >:D!

      • Tsteege

        Laugh or Cry!.  LOL

      • Anonymous

        Agreed as did I. I have a sinking feeling its not coming this week or next. Look for it around the 25th. 

  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    You have got to be freaking kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ……

  • Anonymous

    Duck you, Big Red. Duck you.

  • No

    Shocked….not

  • Anonymous

    just kidding, 1st 50 comments get free Nexus’ (what a load)

  • Anonymous

    If there were a carrier better than Verizon, I would leave. This is ridiculous

    • Anonymous

      If there were a carrier even 75% as good as Verizon, i would leave. But then, they already know that, and know that there isn’t.

  • zZz525

    I”m about to lose my damn mind!

  • FU VZW

    I might kill myself…I just got a half day off, working from home.  Those bastards!

  • I’m buying the Droid 4 if it doesnt launch this friday

    • TROLOLOL

      I think that’s the idea…

    • You’re doing exactly what they’re hoping for.  They need the Droid brand to stay alive.

  • Anonymous

    Hah. That would be a great gotcha.

  • viewthis74

    we’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out… could be kids just playing a prank on ol’ kellex… ding dong ditch! yeah just like that! haha 

  • EC8CH

    HYPEBEAST ROLLERCOASTER!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Adam Wiggins
  • Daveyje24

    Omg

  • eXsoR

    0.o I say lets go jump Verizon.. >:D

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    It used to be tongue in cheek to say that AT&T’s hspa+ version would launch first…. Now it’s got favorable Vegas odds… 😛

  • Garydheller

    Da eff?

  • Anonymous

    I call shenanigans. Too many documents with ‘proof’ have shown up from too many retailers to discount them all. (Yes, I’m well aware photo-shopping exists, but again.. so many varied ones coming out in such a short period of time is more than just a ‘hoax’)

    Also, did call the local VZW to verify they will have them in stock on Friday, and was told: ‘We currently can’t comment on the release date of the Nexus, but I WILL say that there will be a ton of the accessories we have in stock sold on the 9th.’

    *shrug* YMMV.

  • Alan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Edwin M

    My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my launch date, prepare to die!!!

    • Anonymous

      Loved that movie as a child 😀

      • Anonymous

        Still love it as an adult 🙂

        • Anonymous

          amen

          • Anonymous

            Agreed. 

          • bigrob60

            Inconceivable! 

          • Anonymous

            You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. 

          • bigrob60

            Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!   (Dead!)

          • Tar_Heel_In_SC

            No more rhymes now, I mean it.
            Anybody want a peanut?!?!?

          • Ajleight27

            Andre!

          • CDHess

            I think we need miracle max to help us out with this launch…

          • bigrob60

            HAHAHA. So the Nexus is only mostly dead not all dead?

          • Def

            MAN AND WIFE

          • Cliff Wynne

            Launch? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

      • Edwin M

        It’s a classic.

    • faber

      Ahaha….lol, perfect….

      • Davidjfaber

        There can be only one Faber.

    • nexus on the brain

      That has to be a Top -5 greatest comment and number of likes on this site, as sad as this news is, that comment cracked a smile on my disenchanted face

      • Edwin M

        Thanks.

    • fezzik

      anybody want a peanut?

    • Win.

    • garo kitabjian

      maaawaaage has bwaought us tooogether todaaay

  • Anonymous

    Gawd your a troll. Call around. Regular store associates are confirming it’s in stores and set to be released Friday.

    • Anonymous

      They’re trying to get traffic, they’ve been postin galaxy nexus “articles” every 10 minutes for the past month for that reason.

      • Suckit

        when did it become illegal to “try to get taffic”? at least they are full disclosure listing it as simply a rumor and nothing more.

        Go have your coffee and come back when you can play nicely with others….both of you.

        • Kierra

          not illegal, just distasteful.No worries I dont come for the stories much anymore. I’m entertained by the crazy nexus lovers.

  • But I thought it was the 9th, “just like you told us”…?  Stop guessing every single day this month and then acting like you were on the money when one of those dates happens to be correct.

    • Anonymous

      It’s much like TV news: If you don’t like the news reporting, change the channel.

  • Oh come on. So the stock of phones are just going to sit in back rooms gathering dust? This is ridiculous.

  • John

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    • Anonymous

      Face palm?
      or
      Admiral Ackbar?

      • bigrob60

        VZW nexus release dates: It’s a Trap!

      • John

        just a big
        sighhhhhhhh

      • We can’t repel disappointment of that magnitude!

  • it’s comical at this point.  

  • Anonymous

    They’ve already shipped units to 3rd party stores in addition to their own. Somebody’s gonna be selling this phone on Friday, and I’m gonna be buying it.

    • Sdg7

      Time to visit every third party store until I can find out someone that will take my $299.99 and give me a phone. Oh wait that shouldn’t be that hard.

    • from what i’m gathering they aren’t putting them in the system until things are official. So no buying it til launch.

  • Guest

    Verizon is really starting to tick me off about this phone….

  • Dave

    Kellex, are these your usual sources?

  • Anonymous

    At this point, my money is on Armageddon and/or the Apocalypse will have happened TWICE before the G-Nex is ever released!

    • Anonymous

      A nexus on Verizon will bring about Armageddon… think about it no bloat where, no skins… I mean that is soooo un Verizon that it might break the world. 

      • zZz525

        Good point here. Maybe these dates mean December of 2012, you know … when the world is supposed to end!

  • Tsteege

    This is getting to be BS, Verizon!

  • CW927

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • STiK

    /me pisses self in laughter.

    Droid 4!!!!

  • Parrothead

    I’m mad bro!

    • cpepple

      Why you mad bro! What happened

  • Mette711

    How does Verizon continue to mess up launches of every single big device it gets? Thunderbolt, Bionic, Nexus, etc etc etc. Does it happen with every other carrier and I just don’t notice b/c I don’t care?

  • Jratzo

    Come on this has to be a joke

  • Anonymous

    No no no. I’ve been promised a nexus in person 9 am Friday. They’re going to give it to me.

    • TRiNiTY

      Promised by whom?

      • Anonymous

        In store rep. I just left. Asked if they’d hold one, she said “we can’t do that, but write your name on this post it. Try to be here around 9 when we open though”.

  • Rick

    maybe launching tomorrow?

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same. 🙂

  • motorhed

    what a cluster F.  This is not a good way to attract people to either Verizon or an Android phone…unfortunate that the device launch is being handled so poorly.

  • Robbie Gerling

    pics or it didnt happen…

  • Anonymous

    Verizon I will f_cking murder your children…

    • Xynos

      Chill man, my dad works for verizon lol

      • Anonymous

        I see what you did there..

        • Xynos

          He’s a fiber technician 🙁

      • Peaches

        Then why don’t you ask him when the damned date is? Lol.

    • spovat

      more like..Verizon, I will kill your infant daughter

  • TROLOLOL

    Nnnnooooooooooooo!!!!!!

  • checazola

    occupy verizon!!

  • Anonymous

    My Cat’s breath smells like cat food… And he wants to kill you…

  • I gve up on this phone. I’ll just stick with my OG Droid another 2 years and be left in the past. ICS and LTE isn’t that big a deal to me anyway.

  • Dave

    WHAT…THE….I’m just in awe. 

  • Mctypething

    Wait!!! What happened to your reliable sources and the “official” December 9th launch date. You guys need to eat some crow on this one. Stop speculating and get back to us when it’s official.

    • Anonymous

      Esta agrio amigo?

      • Cmonnats23

        english dude. english.

        • Anonymous

          Google.com -> translate: Esta agrio amigo
          Easy..

        • Anonymous

          Even if you can’t understand it, you couldn’t be even a little inuitive figure it out?

          • Cmonnats23

            I knew what it meant from the start. Still doesn’t mean its not obnoxious to everyone that doesn’t know what it means. =O

          • TC Infantino

            Uhm, just a guess…he was quoting the first Transformers movie when the special forces guys were talking in the aircraft.

        • Eric Peterson

          Translation: u mad bro

        • Siri

          siri it.

        • transformers?

        • Steve Wojciechowski

          “you mad bro?”

        • Hahaha, from transformers…i get it….

          btw
          roughly translated, it means ‘you mad bro?’

        • Droidero

          Google Translate it idiot

        • Abrego47

          “you mad bro” to the comment above 

      • MrRoboto

        English Baxter, you know I don’t speak Spanish.

        • Nick S

          Stay classy

          • San Diego.. which of course in German means a whales vagina

          • TC Infantino

            Don’t forget Pink Floyd which means a whales penis

      • Chrisriner84

        Haha its, estás enojado, hermano

      • si, senor.

        molesto primo.

        • MexicanDroid

          Droid-Vida

          Mi Amigo Droidero!

    • Anonymous

      Some one needs a WAAAAAMBULANCE…

    • GNex

      That’s not egg on their face, it’s the whole omelet.

      • Anonymous

        I lol’d

        • Anonymous

          i can’t believe this.  am i in hell?  should i just get a motherf*cking iphone 4s and be done with it.

          this phone was first leaked on BGR on June 15th.  it is f*cking december. motorola leaks a phone and it is out two weeks later.  google-verizon-samsung look like monkeys f*cking a football.  this is a debacle.  what if the phone is just a lemon?  what if we finally get it and it is a piece of sh*t?

          i don’t know what to do right now.

          • Anonymous

            Its a plastic samsung device dude, no mystery as if it will be a piece of sh*t or not.  But it will look nice doing it for the first few months.  

          • deltaxain

            Bionic?

          • CDHess

            I played with one in my store (vzw) it’s sick.

    • Anonymous

      You can be assured this is pretty official. Crow doesn’t need to be eaten here. Amazing though it may seem to you, Verizon CAN change their mind – even last minute.

      • Mctypething

        DL has been throwing darts on the December calendar for weeks now claiming many different dates, and have more than once stated Dec 9th is the “official” date, when it’s clearly anything but. They even go as far as to smugly state “as we first reported” and/or “as we told you guys weeks ago”. They, and their sources, don’t know sh*t. Wake up. They shouldn’t report something as official unless they know it is, which they don’t because their sources are garbage.

        • Anonymous

          Not really Verizon’s official equip guide says the 9th. How much more official you want short of a fancy PR letter. It wasn’t pulled out of thin air.

          • iMiN

            it was just changed back to “Launch Date: Coming soon”…im a VZW rep

          • Anonymous

            true, I was pointing out his ranting was silly as it wasn’t pulled out of thin air, stuff said it, it wasn’t just ‘sources’

          • Mctypething

            If you’re going to get on a soap box when Equipment Manager shows 12/9 and say, “this is what we reported weeks ago” or “like we told you guys”, then you also have to be willing to take some heat when that date doesn’t pan out. DL isn’t ‘reporting’ anything, they are scratching and clawing for info just like anyone else. They should stop acting like they are an original source for this stuff.

          • Anonymous

            :Shrug: sounds like you have your own personal issue. Dates change and things happen. If you want dates that don’t move, wait for for PR releases. If you don’t like the style of the BLOG (IE: not a news agency) read something else.

          • Enigma2u

            People don’t like what they read then they should just move on as far as I am concerned this faintly reminds me of the Droid charge issue and well it was only delayed like 3-4 days I think and yea I have noticed some lte issues on my Razr I never noticed before …I am just as sad as anyone else here heck I already have accessories for the Gnex but no phone yet but I won’t blame it on DL to many times have they been right as opposed to wrong and honestly I agree with most of their opinions and reviews so i will not get bent out of shape like some of u turds and. Cry like a spoiled child ill just check DL later on my lunch time and sure to find an update to this unfortunate situation …Thanks Kellex for info

          • Anonymous

            They always give credit and I see plenty of sites giving credit to DL

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loser dick bro??

          • Guest

            ……

        • Anonymous

          dude. relax. its just a blog

          • Anonymous

            tell that to the nexus nutjobs on here for the last few months

          • Anonymous

            People excited about the first Nexus on VZW, running the latest version of Android. Yeah, I see your point, totally no reason to get excited about it.

          • Anonymous

            oh stop, i’m only poking fun at that excitement.  i’m excited too.  but it reached fever pitch like last month.. verizon’s botching this release like every other release in recent memory.

            if i still had my upgrade i’d be right there salivating with ya.  i am even so, in fact.

          • Anonymous

            Haha, yeah I know what you mean anyway. There are a lot of people going a bit overboard just for the sake of being annoying.

          • Anonymous

            Amen. 

        • Anonymous

          Damn you really are mad bro

        • I’m inclined to agree with you.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think any “dart throwing” has been involved. Usually the dates are backed up by sources that have been reliable in the past.

        • Anonymous

          I might be wrong, but I never saw an “official” byline on this. Yes, all signs pointed to go, but I can tell you that from what I understand from my sources, this was totally unexpected.

          I suppose we could argue that DL should never put any dates up unless it’s 100% official – but often that’s a few days before, and let’s be honest. The reason that most people are here (including yourself and myself, I imagine) is because they want every little bit on info they can find.

        • Sam

          The only truly official date is the day you can buy it in the store.

          Things that don’t get written in stone. Companies set dates, then realize they can’t make it, so they change it.

          Don’t get so hung up on any date you hear, and kellex does a pretty good job telling us its only a rumor.

          Also he doesn’t owe you anything, if he wants to post every date he can think of, it’s his right.

        • OG Droid

          There getting this crap from P3droid and his friend PydePypper there saying pre-order this week and shipping next week. Thats were there getting the “source” info. Like most on this site I have been to stores and called them and they say will sale it Friday. Prolly just a way to get more views on this site.

          • John

            True but dates change. I have also heard from several stores that Fri is still there date

        • Guess what, every single time they said it’s a rumor. That’s what news sites do. They post rumors until the rumor becomes fact. Stop getting your hopes up. Nobody feels sorry for you.

        • Guest

          then don’t read the site douche bag!!!

        • Jason

          If your so disgusted with this site then do us all a favor and don’t come back to it!! It’s pretty easy.

        • Anonymous

          why do you still read it bro?

        • Anonymous

          Even if you called Verizon yesterday they were saying Dec. 9th, it’s not like it wasn’t widely known that was their target release date.

        • Anonymous

          So where is your android tech blog?  I would like to visit your site and see how amazingly accurate your sources are.  Oh wait, that’s right, I just remembered that you contribute nothing to the internet but the occasional “u mad bro” comment.  Which is repetitive and not creative at best.  Also, hope everyone is aware that Mctypething is NOT the first person to use “U mad bro.”   Yet he champions it as if he created it.  Can we get back to being a happy community now?  We all need to get through this wait together.

        • Guest

          you a major fuckking dickead loser bro???

    • Billyrouth2000

      You gay bro!

    • You’re just making yourself look stupid now by calling it “official” (when nothing has been officially anounced). Sorry but you look pretty dumb by even announcing this regardless of the truth of it.

    • jbonics

      Isn’t it obvious there waiting for the quad core. The rules are you have to release your phone three days before they make the announcement of a new phone. Yes this means we are that closer to quad core goodness. You guys are so funny don’t you know these things ….. wol

      • GotSka81

        Wake On LAN?

    • Guest

      ….

      • It should not come out from that “guest” account and use a real one. That way people could congratulate you when you post something actually funny.

        • Mctypething

          So you’re now encouraging pics of penises on your site. Holy crap this blog is going downhill.

          • Anonymous

            yep

          • EC8CH

            slope started downward when some troll kept spamming “u mad bro” comments, then moved onto whining about every post concerning speculated launch dates.

          • Mctypething

            so you’re saying you started the decline?

          • EC8CH

            Wow.. you went with a “I know you are but what am I” argument?

          • Mctypething

            Maybe your limited brain processed it that way, not a surprise. I seem to remember you posting “u mad bro” long before I did. So, to use your logic, you began the decline and I continued it. I would say you continued it also given your proclivity to troll my comments and attempts to validate a phantom career as an engineer. But, the real decline of this site really has nothing to do with us though and 100% to do with the people who run it.

          • EC8CH

            Don’t like the site?
            There’s an x in the upper right.

            You’re whining will be sorely missed.

          • JMac726

            u mad, bro?

          • Mctypething

            Can’t argue with you there. Actually, I find myself visiting this site less and less, pretty much just in the mornings. I find less and less value each day from coming here. And, unlike you, I have a job that requires me to work and I can’t troll every post they put up. So, you might get your wish after all. I’m seeing less and less reason to come here, and it seems like others are too. 

          • EC8CH

            Bro don’t go away mad….

            just go away.

          • Guest

            LOL!! good one!!!

          • Anonymous

            Trolls getting upset over being trolled? Oh how the mighty have fallen.

          • Mctypething

            u mad bro?

          • Anonymous
          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loserdick bro????

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking dick loser bro???

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Haha I still remember the day you first said “U mad bro?” to him, and then it set him off on a violent killing spree spamming all of the comments…oh that fateful day…

          • EC8CH

            Who’d of thought asking a bro if he was mad after he posted a rage comment would lead to a 1000 u mad bro spamming posts.

            That’s the thing about crazy people, you never know what’s going to set them off.

          • Mctypething

            I think it’s hilarious you’re implying that I’m ‘crazy’. Meanwhile, you claim to be an engineer but have nothing else to do all day but spam this site. If your job was anything close to legitimate, you’d have to do something I like to call work. Assh*le.

          • EC8CH

            Look at the crazy guy laughing hysterically and shouting out profanity!

          • Mctypething

            u mad bro?

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loserdick bro???

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            tell him bro!!  I LOVE IT!!! he’s a ffuckking loser!

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loser dick bro????

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking dick loser bro???

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking dickkhead loser bro??

          • Guest

            AMEN!!! dude.  this guy is a MAJOR FUCKKING NO LIFE LOSER!!!  wish they would bann his douche bag ass!!!!

          • You need to lighten up, buddy. Go outside and get some fresh air.

          • Mctypething

            Why don’t you worry about getting the facts you ‘report’ on this site right instead of trolling my comments and telling me to get some fresh air.

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

          • Guest

            you a major fuckking dick bro???

          • Guest

            not as bad as your “u mad bro” shitt. LOSER!!!

    • Anonymous

      I am not buying that it’s delayed.  By the end of the day there will be another DL post stating that “Now we are hearing that Dec 9th is still a go for launch.  Rejoice!”  Probably just sensational journalism.  

      • It would be great if they actually used that as their headline.

    • Anonymous

      u mad bro?

    • It WAS the 9th. I just heard OFFICIALLY this morning it was the ninth. i don’t know what happened in two hours between then and now, but for some reason they’re delaying it again. so both pieces of information are official. you know what else is official?

      Verizon = lame

      unless, of course, this delay is really necessary. i have a feeling that verizon doesn’t want this phone to have the same bugs that most new phones have, eg bionic, razr, rezound, etc… perhaps they really really love it and want it to be perfect… it’s a longshot, but hey. i have to assume they’re not totally evil.

      • Anonymous

        I would not hold it against them if they released the phone and then fixed the little issues afterwards.  

        But I think the major problem is their network. The network is for crap and they should scrap it and start over. 

        • Anonymous

          I would just like to mention my Bionic is having no 4G LTE issues. Now that I actually have 4G now. They turned on LTE a few days ago in a city 40 miles away and I STILL pick it up. 2 bars and 10Mbps so Im happy. 

          • Anonymous

            the issues are micro-SIM related. Bionic is full size.

    • Symbian_life

      When this thing is finally released next year the Droid Life story will include the phrases “just like we told you months ago”, “don’t be surprised”, “are spot on sources”, “this comes as no surprise to DL readers”

      • Anonymous

        Can you source an example, or are you just frustrated?

      • Ajleight27

        You do realize that their sources were right, don’t you? It was a planned Dec.9th launch. They can’t help that Verizon delayed it again. That’d be like getting made at Fox Sports when the baseball game you wanted to watch us in rain delay. Common sense…. Try and find some on ebay.

    • How is informing your entire staff of a date not an official date?

    • Newton122189

      The 9th WAS official, at least according to the Verizon manager I know.  He texted me this morning and said it was delayed and he didnt know til when or why, so get off Droid-Life’s nuts.

      • Anonymous

        He can’t seem to understand that. It was a fact that the scheduled release date was the 9th. Something came up last minute obviously, doesn’t change the “fact” that it was the official date being sent out to all retailers.

        The ignorant will defend themselves, tossing all logic and reason aside. I think he’s installed reality filter.

    • Anonymous

      It was official, that changed.  D-L had it spot on. 

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

    • Guest

      you an major fuckking dickkhead loser bro??

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU……

  • Derek Stiles

    You’re just trying to get page views……..
    😉

    • Anonymous

      Nothing new here…

  • This better just be a very early and cruel April Fools joke….

  • WTF.

  • Anonymous

    Good grief! I called them yesterday for confirmation and they said ORDER ON 9TH! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!

  • Wow

  • Serious nerd rage incoming…

  • just buy the it over amazon.com or play.com

    • Anonymous

      Yes, because Amazon and Play are selling the 4G LTE version… oh, wait.

  • guest

    first.  yes i’m mad  bro.  and f*ck verizon

    • Alliance Mark Int

      Why u hate Verizon? They never made any public announcement about this phone.

      • That’s just plain wrong.  Hundreds of Verizon representative did make the announcement yesterday – officially.

        • Anonymous

          Officially would be an “Official Document” from Verizon itself, not word of mouth by a representative (which we all know don’t know anything about anything). So, Alliance does make a good point. 

          • Wrong.  When a rep looks at an internal system and says that they can openly discuss the launch and even reserve a phone for you, that’s official.  I actually have an appointment to pick up the phone on the 9th.  It was made with a Verizon employee at a corporate store who was a) following protocol and b) verified the date using the Verizon system.

            Think about it, if Verizon began to sell the phone but VZW PR never issued a public announcement would that mean that the phone was never “officially” released?

          • I had an appointment too to pick up the phone friday morning at 10am….. they said they have the phones in stock just were asked not to sell them yet… that was their reason.

  • Tadashi Andrews

    doh…hopefully this means a better not-as-buggy phone.
    I will wait faithfully. not complaining. 

  • Daniel Mazzella

    Whattt???

  • THIS IS BULL SHIT,  I HATE VZW

  • Face

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Verified from a VZW manager. No go… going to go cry now.

  • Anonymous

    I think someone is trolling you.
    At this point Galaxy Nexus timelines are the butt of so many jokes.

  • I hate Verizon with every fiber of my being.

    • Anonymous

      Try calling customer service you will hate them even more.  I called corporate customer service and asked the lady “Hey will you guys be offering pre-orders on the Galaxy Nexus?” I didn’t ask about release or anything and she replied.

      Her “Sir, you mean the Galaxy Tab.”
      Me “No the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  The Android 4.0 Flagship phone.”
      Her “Sir I’m not sure what that is.  I don’t see it online so it must be called something else.”

      I took all of my being to contain myself….

      I then called 2 stores.  The first store told me to come in the 9th the other store sales rep asked me if i meant the new iPhone and I hung up on her. 

      • Sirx

        Massive LAWLS, dude!

      • Droidzzz

        You guys surely have enough common sense to know that not every worker at a major tech corporation follows blogs or even cares all that much about the new technology that is still being speculated on, right?  When all is said and done, all that is important to Verizon is that their employees have enough knowledge of their PUBLICLY announced products and services to provide you with accurate information.  There are tons and tons of employees at those call centers and brick and mortar stores.  Do you really think every person you encounter is going to have more knowledge than yourself when you read shit on the interwebz as a hobby and probably at least half of the employees are in their respective positions for no other reason than to pay the bills?

        • Anonymous

          I think it is more than fair to expect employees to be aware of a product that was on track to launch in 3 days.  It might not be fair to expect them to know every little detail of the product but to at least be aware of it’s existence is more than reasonable.  

        • when you actually work in retail you will realize that there is something called training, and pretty much every verizon employee will go through this training informing them about the product and giving them a date as to when it is released.

          get your head out of your ass bro

        • TC Infantino

          Actually, no.  Common sense would say that VZW sales staff, and the VZW call customer support are supposed to be trained up on the products and services that VZW sells and is soon to release for sale.  Obviously, because how are they supposed to help you if they don’t know about the products their company is offering?  Sales and support by their definition require them to be knowledgable about their products and any issues that those products are having.  You said it yourself, we read these blogs as a hobby, and those employees are paid to know these things.

      • Anonymous

        Another reason why Verizon doesn’t hire “people in the know” or “techies”.  They hire people that know little to nothing about technology and they provide training. This ensures they are “controlled” with the knowledge that is given, you will RARELY find anyone at Verizon (other than executives) that will tell you anything close what was rumored on blogs or in the news.  You might call it conspiracy but its true, its how corporations control the info going out.

        • TC Infantino

          Suddenly I feel a strong compulsion to go out and buy “The Catcher in the Rye”

          • I feel the sudden compulsion to go watch Conspiracy Theory.

  • Haha, here we go again!!

  • Gemnistone

    What theeee……

  • Edwin M

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Anonymous

    This is getting ridiculous.