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Gallery: Verizon’s 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus Unboxes For Your Viewing Pleasure

Rather than dive back into all of the bad news about the Galaxy Nexus that has come out today, we thought we would instead just plop this new set of pictures down in front of you. I know, I know, it’s not the actual device that you should have had in your hands in 2 days, but it’s at least another look at it. We get a crystal clear pic of the box both inside and out (see the raised Galaxy Nexus lettering on the inside?), a reminder that it’s not a unicorn, and a profile shot of its pretty little body.

Poor little G-Nex, he just wants to be out in the public, away from dirty old stock rooms. Set him free Verizon! 

Cheers ___!

  • k khaledi

    Surprised no one brought this up as a theory of why Verizon wont release it. Apple is opening their NYC Grand Central store tomorrow, 12/9 so Apple made Verizon not release it on the same day to take away from their sales.

    http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Apple-store-opening-at-NYC-s-Grand-Central-2373292.php

  • Deauxboy123

    I went to the local Verizon store this morning to ask if they had received the Nexus yet and was told that they did receive some but were told not to sell any yet…..damn.  I asked if she could show me one and low and behold she said, “I can do that”.  The box she brought out looked like an ice cream sandwich and contained two phones sitting side by side (maybe display models?).  She allowed me to handle the phone but wouldn’t let me take any pictures.  I was drooling the whole time, the phone feels outstanding in the hand and the screen is drop dead gorgeous in every way.  When questioned about their stock she said they had received at least twenty.  The phone also looks thinner in person.  When questioned about a release date she put her hands in the air and walked away.

  • none

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397377,00.asp  … interesting article on the pure google experience. Apparently its delusional on a CDMA network. 

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    That is some seriously classy packaging.

  • Anonymous

    Oh the humanity! iPhone taking G-Nex’s pictures during unboxing… Just not right!

  • Jvickers09

    12:09, It is its DESTINY! There is no try…. (Yoda Voice)

  • bd

    Just called my Verizon store and was told that they have only received the dummy units. No live units yet.

    • Mrsmartypants

      oh yea that is informative, brilliant one.

  • aSheepHerder

    we call iPhone users iSheep.  after watching this nexus fiasco and all the dreaming idiots thinking this device is the second coming of christ shows me we are aSheep.  get the picture?

    so pathetic.

    • kasexy

      +1. I had that same thought in my kitchen this morning.

    • Anonymous

      It’s beyond pathetic.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Something to think about. when was the last huge LTE outage? April 27, right? well, why is that date significant? Wasn’t the Droid Charge supposed to be released on 04/28? When was it finally released? Mid May, right? Did the Charge cause the issue? Can’t say.

    Did the G-Nex cause the latest issue? Why is it that VZW has an LTE “outage” when they’re about to release a device?

    • Interstellarmind

      yes, i remember this very similar problem when the charge released.both samsung devices? both LTE? it can’t be a coincidence…

      either way, though, verizon sucks and Google and Samsung need to put the screws on them. VZW is slowly killing this phone.

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  • Dan Harrison

    Wow, the Verizon reps are useless on this. I called three different stores in the Cincinnati area and the first one near me flip-flopped and went from saying “Well be getting it on Friday” to “We don’t know”, and every other store I tried have the reps also trained to say “We don’t know”. One even said “Later on in the month”. I never dealt with the Bionic so this is the worst product launch I ever seen a company do… I mean, everyone else is getting the Nexus way before the US gets it (It just came out in Canada, on schedule too…). This thing is really becoming the “Unicorn Nexus”…

    • kasexy

      The Chinese Democracy Duke Nukem Forever Phone.

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  • JD Davis

    Unicorn. I’ll wait patiently for ICS on the zippy RAZR.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Yeah, that’s only six more months away.

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

      Enjoy ICS with Moto/NinjaBlur on top. 

      I’ll gladly wait for ICS highly optimized on the Nexus with immediate updates from Google and no ugly android “enhancements” added by Motorola, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Just read a C-Net review about the Verizon G-Nex which claimed that its a basic phone if not for ICS and the hardware (i.e. plastics) make the phone seem cheap compared to others. Please someone slap the doubt out of me…

    • Anonymous

      played with it last night (demo) at a vzw store. i have had the razor now for almost 2 weeks. i had hope to exchange the razor for the gnex…but. after playing with the gnex i quickly became aware that the it’s not quite what everyone is making it out to be. i can honestly say there will be some very disappointed people. there is no way any phone will meet the hype or expectations of some here. the resolution at times was fuzzy. switching screens was laggy at times and the browser at some sites was slower than what i had expected. the biggest red flag for me was the gps lock. after what must have been over a minute the best lock i could get was about something like 1500m…i still intend to get the gnex but if the launch is extended past my return window of the razor i won’t be overly disappointed. the razor is just that good.

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

        How did you find a demo at a Verizon Store?
        Just curious since they aren’t supposed to be on display and technically no one is supposed to even know they’re in the stock rooms.

        • OG Droid

          Cause he’s full of shit. Thats how.

        • Anonymous

          it was just a demo with a security tether on the back cover. i asked if they had stock in the back and they said no. and they had no idea on a release date only that it was due out thurs or fri but had been postponed. people will go on all day about this and that and many haven’t even touch the phones in question. the best thing for me is to just go down to the store and handle the phones myself. you’ll know which one you like best and you might even be surprised. my wife really likes her rezound…especially since it only cost us a penny ;)

        • http://twitter.com/JosephA89 Joseph

          I tried one at my local verizon corporate store as well. It was not on display, the service rep was doing an exchange order for one of my other lines and when he was done he said, is there anything else I can help you with? I said not unless you have a nexus. He pulled one out from the table and said I could check it out but that it was not activated on their service yet.

      • Theman

        Finally another smart poster not depending on blog data.  i fully agree after 3 days with the UMTS version.  Way over hyped.   You all will see but the A-sheep will be too stupid to admit it.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t really get their claim that Samsung should be doing something different design wise though – I think the RAZR they point to as an example of good design looks and feels stupid personally.  The Nexus has largely better hardware than the RAZR too – OMAP 4460 instead of 4430, higher screen resolution etc.  Camera quality’s probably going to be the only thing where it’s not up to par or exceeding the other top phones.

      The pluses really are:

      – ICS
      – It will be the only new phone for at least a year that gets updates straight from Google right as they’re released.
      – Minimal bloatware, unlocked bootloader.
      – Only phone with a 720p AMOLED screen.

  • theraskell

    Looks like you might have to add a TEXT verification window in order to post to keep all this damn spam out.

  • Anonymous

    Just called my local vzw – they confirmed the delay. They told me that the delay was beause Verizon was still working out details with Google.

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  • Anonymous

    i’d totally put that in my mouth.

  • http://twitter.com/huskeryu Eric Yu
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  • Kristof Lenaers

    Good thing ive got my nexus then ;)
    Belgium for the win

  • Korntoff

    The next Nexus should not come to Verizon. It was sacred and they molested it. </3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Blanchette/507216922 Randy Blanchette

    a friend of mine works at verizon and he texted me earlier saying he had one i could take a look at.

    went in and played with it for 45 minutes..
    it’s unbelievably snappy and fast. the settings and menus have changed alot more than i thought and it took me a good 5 minutes to find the keyboard options..

    I didn’t see any options for Swype, multi-touch, etc. :(

    • Anonymous

      Swype can be downloaded. It just wont come pre-installed

      • EC8CH

        “Swype can be downloaded”
        ORLY?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          Yup.  It’s all over Google.

  • Anonymous

    thank you verizon :) because of you i did some research on tegra 3 and read reviews and found out it does improve battery life made me decide to wait until jan/feb thank you for all your delays i feel i can wait even longer now >.<

    • steve

      No way will quad core be released on Verizon till at least the summer. And it will not be a nexus. Maybe the rumored HTC if apple doesn’t choke hold them out of the us.

      All I’m saying is be prepared to wait much longer than January or February for the Tegra 3 on Verizon. But if you have the balls to wait, kudos to you my friend

  • Jamaicawind

    Ok so for the most part it seems as if 4G is coming back to everyone now and also the gnexus should be in almost all Verizon stores tomorrow. So if this thing STAYS delayed id be pissed…i mean for the love of god what can possibly keep this thing delayed now? i rearranged my entire schedule Friday just to pick up this phone -_-

  • Anonymous

    This is the worst foreplay of all time Google/Verizon! “You want it? You see it? It’s pretty isn’t it? Well if you tell me you want it I can’t tell you when you’re gonna get it boy.” *man gets up, leaves room, drives to NASA, sneaks onto rocket that’s launching into the sun, never looks back, completely flaccid the whole time. Sigh.*

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  • GALAXYNEXUSFANATIC

    i have heard that Indirect stores are receiving shipments today and tomorrow, what stops them from selling this phone on Friday? Three indirect dealers that i have called today still say it is launching on Friday..???

    • Anonymous

      If there are bad micro sim cards out there like people have rumored, that would probably stop them.  

      • Anonymous

        Just trim your normal sim down to fit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gorgio1 Alex G

    is it bad that i keep reloading droid life every 2 mins hoping to find a date i would prefer ? 

    • Anonymous

      me too. If this doesnt come out this week, I’m failing my finals. Thats on you, VZW.

      • Peaches

        I have two finals tomorrow in CalculusII and Financial Engineering, and all I’ve been able to do for the past week is sit on DL awaiting news on the Nexus.

    • ruhawaiian

      I have been doing the same thing ever since DL came out with the news about it being postponed…i am hoping when I wake up tomorrow I can go to VZW and all of this will be a dream and they will have them ready to sale…crossing my fingers!!

      • Christopher Riner

        god I know.  I had to take an adderall from my prescription from like 4 years ago (they definitely have gone beyond the expiration date).  I found my old bottle like right before the beginning of the semester and hadn’t taken any until last night because I haven’t done any work for like two weeks.  All I do is sit on this damn website hoping for those magic words that involve “official”.  Then we get one, and it was the most ephemeral official that has ever lived.  I stayed up all night last night and wrote 4 fricking papers, did 9 chapter tests, and then 3 bullshit assignments.  Thank god after I get it all turned in today I can sleeeeeeeeeeeeep until next tuesday when I have my last final.  Hopefully the nexus will come in sometime while I’m comatose

  • weaponx

    Enough already …..get a life ….its just a phone.

    • Anonymous

      you need to check your priorities, champ.

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  • Riley Munks

    is the bezel metal, as rumors before the g-nex dropped, i can never tell from the pictures?

    • Anonymous

      plastic

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Metal chassis, the rest is plastic.

  • Earleepa

    The only unboxing I want to see of this device is my own

  • Fred

    bfd

  • BTGGTR1

    I love how the protective front plastic says “Questions?”..yes, I have one…WHEN THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO RELEASE THIS F’N THING. There, that’s my question.

  • Verizonhater

    So seriously I’ve talked to 5 Verizon stores today… One of them told me Friday is the release date, another said end of the week, another just received them in stores today but didn’t say when they can sell them and the other 2 gave me the same BS line that they didn’t know when its going to be released.  I don’t care what they say I’m going up to VZ store on Friday and demanding a G-Nex.

    • Marvin de Pano

      Called 1 store today in Pleasant Hill, CA. Usual BS, “it’s delayed, there was no official announcement, anything you hear is just rumor mill, blah, blah, BLAH!”

    • Anonymous

      You guys think someone in a VZW store is going to tell you when it’s coming out?

      Until it shows up here [http://news.verizonwireless.com], the clueless $12/hr sales folks at B&M stores won’t know jack.

    • Anonymous

      That’s my plan. I talked to a corp store manager yesterday in person and she said she would bill my account for one 9am on Friday morning so there will be one waiting for me. I’m still gonna stroll in there at 9am and ask for my phone. :)

  • Anonymous

    GUYS-

    got to play with this svelte powerhouse today at the VZW store.  By luck was the only one there and asked to see it after he mentioned four had arrived.  He inexplicably obliged.

    I can only sum it up with this:

    WORTH THE WAIT!!!

    • Anonymous

      Only four? Oye.

      • Anonymous

        It was a small store, which is how I got my hands on it to begin with. It’s barely wider and a good 1/3″ taller than my DX. Very slim in person, despite looking thicker in pics. For those familiar with DX camera, it’s quality is better but still shows graininess at highest zoom. However it actually captures the moment, which the DX camera was always a tick too slow to accomplish.

  • Anonymous

    The only unboxing I’m concerned about at this point is my own.  It’s ironic that I am the “phone geek” of all my friends and I am sitting with my 2 year old OG.  I’ve been telling everyone I’ll be getting a new phone but at this point it looks like I’m waiting for a unicorn.

    • Anonymous

      Same situation here, I know more about phones that almost anyone I know and I’m still on an OG Droid (granted with a version of Android that almost nothing has (2.3.7) haha)

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    GOD DAMNIT VERIZON!! WHYYYY!???

    seriously, this POS Burner phone is burning up! It literally almost broke yesterday and I can’t take this anymore! I switched my whole family to verizon and cancelled my Sprint account (etf free) all the way back on January 23rd and have been on this POS burner phone that holds 50 text messages, the hinge is broken, and the screen is partially blacked out from a crack!

    HAVE MERCY!

  • Nick

    Way to rub it in guys haha…. Just bought the Bionic on launch day and have no upgrades on our account. If I have to keep the Bionic for 17 more months :-(, I’m not willing to pay full price for any phone….. Mainly because I don’t have that kind of money to throw away.

    • Joe Fischer

      sell your bionic on ebay and get 500 out of it…

      • Sinofue

        More like 250. Gonna be less once the GN drops.

    • Anonymous

      might wanna put the bionic up on craigslist… you might be surprised at how much you can get. I got a guy who’s willing to pay $300 for my thunderbolt… once I can confirm that the GNex is $650 off contract, I’m more than happy to pay $50 over subsidized price to have this phone over my Thunderbrick, and still have that upgrade available in 15 months

      • http://www.facebook.com/nadeemqasem Nadeem Qasem

        u have anyone else willing to buy a thunderbolt for 300?

    • Anonymous

      Put your phone on Craigslist. You might be surprised. When I got my original DroidX, someone actually traded me that phone for a Droid1. They guy said the Droid X was too big in his hands. My point…. You have no idea what you might get if you don’t try. I would trade the Bionic for an iphone. Someone will want a faster 4G phone that has a new(er) iPhone. Then trade the iPhone for a RAZR or Rezound. There is always someone wanting to go back to Apple without paying $600on there as well. Or, wait and trade the iphone for a Nexus. Set a Craigslist notification so you can jump on deals quick.

  • Annamikk

    I don’t give a Rats Ass about the box I just want to own it…

    • Anonymous

      I think that is why it is white. They know the ones getting to phone actually care about the phone so they don’t need to sell you on a pretty box.