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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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  • Anonymous

    Release date: March 12, 2012

  • http://twitter.com/waxenmoons Ramie

    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. 

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

    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!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2P7NOZ3RHUD5U2D62E2IC4WVU crosscheck

    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.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2P7NOZ3RHUD5U2D62E2IC4WVU crosscheck

        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???

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            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???

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            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

  • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

    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.

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

    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???

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LY5JVZCJUXXU5LWZUG2GSE2OI Joshua C

    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???

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

          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????

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            U an artist starving for attention bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick too bro??

    • Guest

      you a major fuckking loser dick bro???

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSGRHE4ARZAMT3LKRVDEKOSAMQ 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!!!

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

    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.

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

        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???

    • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

      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???

  • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

    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?

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

            *than*

          • Anonymous

            ^this

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

            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)

      • http://twitter.com/geoffcalver Geoff Calver

        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.

    • http://twitter.com/geoffcalver Geoff Calver

      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…

  • http://www.facebook.com/chwith Jon Gee

    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 .

  • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

    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

    • http://twitter.com/geoffcalver Geoff Calver

      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.