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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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  • 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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rafita.Sandoval Rafa Sandoval

      yeah same here. lol

  • 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.

    • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086293933 Jeff Carter

    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. 

  • http://twitter.com/envoy510 Inky Reveal

    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…

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

        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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            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…

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            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 :-P

  • 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).

    • http://twitter.com/Jpliamzon Jerome Liamzon

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/thecutestofpies Jimmy Leppert

    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.  :)

    • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/technoveg Josh Phillips

    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

  • http://twitter.com/HereComesDaBoom bOOm

    Murphy’s law or in this case Verizon Law

  • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

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

    • Giant Kn10

      so is this post

      • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

        so was your birth clown

  • 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

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

    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

    • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

      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?