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Yes Folks, December 15 is Verizon’s New Target for the Galaxy Nexus

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We reported this yesterday, but will say it one more time for those that missed it in the random XYBOARD post. Verizon is telling ALL employees, stores, managers, and indirects that December 15 is the new target just like they did with December 9. Not much else to say, cross your fingers that we have zero 4G outages and inventory levels pick up between now and then. Rumors of this Sunday or Monday or Tuesday are flying around forums, but that’s not what stores are being told. If those happen, you should be surprised.

  • Anonymous

    FWIW, this is an email from my Verizon guy this morning ” I just spoke to one of my district managers, he told me that the launch date for the Nexus maybe pushed out to the end of the month or beginning of next.”  AS ALWAYS, take this for what it is….something said by a rep in a store.

  • Tomorrow? Maybe? Hopefully?

  • Ryan C

    This is what happens when there’s a post related to the galaxy nexus release date..

  • At least you people have VZW’s around you that have even the slightest bit of information. I called my local store last week and the guy almost didn’t even know what the nexus was, i call tonight and “They don’t have a launch date set.”

  • Anonymous

    I went to my local Verizon store today. They wouldn’t tell me whether or not they had it in stock, but they did say they couldn’t sell it either way. I got my name put on a wait list and they said they would call me when they had a release date. What surprised me the most was that no one tried to direct me to a Razr or Rezound.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • gdubs

    Radio Shack is selling them right now apparently, I just got off the phone with them and they are holding one of them for me. So if this is all true expect to see another unboxing post on here real soon!

    • EmoMorales

      I tried the same thing. Once you get to the final checkout, they will call their rep when it doesn’t ring up. Then you will be sorely disappointed. Don’t believe me? Look at the photo below… 

      I was soooo close… 

      • Jamaicawind

        listen to this guy it happened to me already today save yourself the agony…

      • gdubs

        Worth the shot at getting it, keeps my mind off finals a little bit longer

        • EmoMorales

          Mikewoods94 got them to do a manual checkout, which would work. They told me they couldn’t do that with a cell phone. The shack guy was sympathetic, and was afraid of repercussions if he tried to sell it. 

      • Mikehen08

        I was right there with ya. I played with mine for 15 minutes

  • Sius

    For what it is worth I just got done talking to a National Retail Account Manager at a Best Buy near my house. I have talked to him before and I get the feeling he is a straight shooter. We live near each other and our kids have gone to the same schools, he even encouraged me to return my Razr last week if I did not like it so I don’t think he would BS me…. He swears that the delay is being caused by the 4G problems. He said that the latest update he got was in a conference call on Friday morning. They are running on back up servers and as of now have not managed to get the main servers back up. He speculates that it would be bad news for Verizon if they launched the Nexus and it brought the 4G network to it’s knees. Especially so close to Christmas. He says that the 15th is within the realm of possibility but he has not been told it will happen yet and he is in charge of a state and a half of stores. The last thing I asked him was why no big advert campaign for the Nexus and he just kinda smiled and admitted that it was going to be a soft launch but would not tell me why.
    I know I am just feeding the fire but I would want to know if someone else had experinced this conversation so I figured I would post it.
    Here’s hoping for the 15th!

    • Mikehen08

      That would be some shit if thats why the delayed it. Makes me even more angry since I mainly use Wi-Fi haha

    • Anonymous

      Pardon, but that makes about as much sense as tomatoes growing in the snow. What’s the difference whether people come in buy and activate the Nexus or another 4G device. Is there something special about the Nexus? Just think about all the people that are renting another 4G device until the Nexus comes out. Whether they bought and activated a Razr, Rezound or a Nexus. No difference.

      What would be the excuse for not releasing the Nexus then? Just more of Verizon Wireless bull$h!t.

      • Tysoncrosby21

        Because the Nexus is a big release, how many thousands of android fans do you thing have been following this thing for months.  Even without the mainstream public purchasing the phones, the android nerds that buy it WILL be putting a lot of strain on the network.  I don’t want to buy my brand new Nexus 4G phone expecting to rock DL and UL speeds only to watch as the 4G network comes crashing down around me.  They are still selling other 4G devices because none are really high demand releases that will cause a ton more strain on the network.

        • Anonymous

          Put that crack pipe down.

    • Anonymous

      You’re not feeding anything but waste.  What a total crap post and I don’t believe a word of it.  You like to see your screen name on the internet.  Save the talking out of your ass for whatever acquaintances you know who are nice enough to pretend to tolerate you.

      This is VZW being assholes.  This behavior cost them the original iPhone.  They make a killing from $1,000s of dollars coming in from 2 year contracts in exchange for a few hundred dollars.  But that isn’t enough for them. Until iPhone, the crippled the capabilities of phones that their customers had already paid for, so VZW could charge them again to use those phones’ capabilities?  GPS on a phone. Check, but VZW would disable it and make you buy their VZNavigator service.

      Everyone knew Google Wallet was part of ICS back in the concept stages.  VZW agreed, then, when Samsung spent millions manufacturing and distributing the phone, VZW pulls this crybaby I-want-it-both-ways tantrum.  Any first year contracts student would have a field day with issue-spotting this.  Google, VZW obviously doesn’t care about its customers.  It’s time for you and Samsung to use your combined clout and the political influence Google has spent tons of cash buying to publicize VZW’s anti-competitve behavior.  If VZW and the industry’s crap payment system is so great, put it head to head against Google Wallet. If you don’t want to compete with Google Wallet, don’t tell everyone you’re accepting a Nexus phone.  I am glad I’m out of contract w Verizon. Their service is great but that’s due to their taking over from NYNEX and big ass ma bells. It’s like a president’s daughter or trust fund kid’s telling herself and anyone who will listen that she made it to Stanford, Wall St and the networks because of talent and hard work.

      • Anonymous

        Wow. I learned my lesson. Must be uncomfortable to walk around with so much hate and outrage. Really don’t understand the personal attack. Just sharing what I heard, I have no reason to make up anything. Will not be posting here again, don’t worry.

  • Jamaicawind

    So i got a Galaxy nexus story…
    Today i wanted to try my luck just for the hell of it and i called a local radio shack to see if they currently had the phone. The lady said to me “We have one more in stalk but a man is coming in later today to get it so its first come first serve.” As soon as i heard this i jumped into my car ready to go and pick it up. When i got there i was in luck because the man did not come yet. I thought i was in the clear because they were setting up a family plan for me and the nexus was going to be the line added to my current out but then thats when the bs started rolling in…The guy was able to enter in my talk and text for $99 but he was not able to enter in the $30 extra for data. He was struggling and the lady that knew how to do the activation was already busy with a customer so he went on to call Verizon. As soon as i heard he was going to do that i already knew that the nail was knocked into the coffin. He was sorry to tell me that he could not sell me the phone until next Sunday and i was so disappointed. On the bright side apparently another radio shack close to me told me he has the phone and is able to sell it to me on Monday. So this is when im going to try my luck again in purchasing it. 

  • Anonymous

    Holy balls 700 comments.

    • as much as i would love that petition to work, i think it’s a dumb argument. They already stated that it would release before the end of the year, and never publicly gave a specific date, which gives them as much time as they want. Believe me, i want the phone as much as you do, but the argument about people needing a new cell phone is irrelevant in this petition since there are plenty of other phones to choose from. All we want to really know is why it’s not out yet since Matias went on the Verge and said it would come out in November, but didn’t want to give the exact date.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Mikewoods94
    • QtDL

      You are a celebrity now!

  • Anonymous

    I WANT MY GODDAMNED PHONE

  • Mikehen08

    After playing with the phone for 15 minutes I was impressed. It was fast, no lag, and taking pictures was instant as advertised. So far so good. It was light as hell and the screen was amazing. A shame I had my phone in my hands but couldnt take it home 🙁

    • Mikehen08

      Of course the women tried selling me the RAZR instead. Its crazy how much they are pushing that phone. As I type this there is a picture to the right with a review lol I just drove downtown Baltimore tonight and I saw 3 huge billboards with the RAZR on it. It is crazy how much they are marketing this phone and pushing sales people (direct and indirect) to sell this phone. The poor Rezound doesnt stand a chance.

      • Mikewoods94

        I grew up in B-More!

        • Mikehen08

          Oh yeah? Where at?

  • Mikewoods94

    That was one of my concerns but he confirmed he is not in trouble so we are good to go. I’ve actually been texting him to ensure all is well. I would never let the man get canned over a phone especially when it’s RadioShack Corporates fault.

    • Mikehen08

      His boss Seng costed me my Nexus since he was in the freaking store I was at!! The woman was going to sell it to me until he saw us about to finish the sale!! Just my luck…

  • Anonymous

    My BB Tour officially DIED tonight…. black and white screen…. need the Nexus more than ever

  • haz

    You probably should take the pic of that contract down, before they fire the guy that sold you that…he did hook you up

    • Mikewoods94

      That was one of my concerns but he confirmed he is not in trouble so we
      are good to go. I’ve actually been texting him to ensure all is well. I
      would never let the man get canned over a phone especially when it’s
      RadioShack Corporates fault.

  • HAZ

    DAMN U LUCKY MAN U!!

  • Mikewoods94

    More pictures for your viewing pleasure….I love this phone so far.

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    • QtDL

      Damn you. I really want this phone. Maybe I should try Best Buy or some random kiosk in hopes that a clueless person will sell it to me. You paid $299 right?

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to let everyone know, go into the store and ask.  I went in today and purchased one.  Had to activate the sim card myself cause the rep said he would get in trouble, but they are for sure there. 

    • Alec

      holy sh*t

    • Anonymous

      How much did you pay?

  • Graham Wilson

    I talked to a lady at Verizon here in VA and she said they were supposed to sell it today but it got pushed back and that it had to do with Samsung and Google. just putting my 2 cents in

    • They lied to u it has nothing to do with samsung and google and everything to do with “sleazyW” ;p 

    • Dominick DeVito

      All signs are pointing to the Google Wallet fiasco.

  • dunno y i’m on this thread checking it every hour to see if there is any new release dates before the 15th. lol

  • 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, just like article says. I was so damn close, if he had it in stock it would have been MINE! hahah.

  • I went to the Verizon store today and they showed me the email about the 15th.  Not that it can’t be pulled back or delayed again. But at least I got visual evidence.  They wouldn’t let me take a pic 🙁

  • HAZ

    a verizon clerk let me check one out for a few minutes. I was shocked he had 1 out in the public. I started drooling with it in my hands, Let me tell, you its as thin as you imagine & da screen is beautiful! 

  • Tim

    Today, the most trusted date for release as of a few days ago (now known to be pushed back, of course), I went and changed carriers to Sprint and got a Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch and couldn’t be happier.  Screw Verizon.  They botched the Bionic, the GS2 and now the Nexus. They lost my business.

    • trevorsalienarms

      I’m almost there with you. I like the SGS2 quite a bit, but an hesitant to get hosed on contract term fees as I’m mid contract on both mine and my wife’s phones.

      • Tim

        Yeah, luckily I was due for an upgrade (actually was due in August but waited around for Bionic which was a bust and then the GS2 which was a no-show and now for the Nexus).  I just simply couldn’t take it anymore.  No fees or anything for me.

    • you’re gonna be kicking yourself in 5 days

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Went to local VZW on the chance they might actually sell one today and manager said he would call me on the 15th…here’s hoping he still has teeth on that day…it could get ugly

  • Guest

    Called the radio shack in Northwest Ohio, says he has them in stock but isn’t allowed to sell them until further notice.
    URGH, I hope its Sunday aha. But I’m betting the 15th.

  • Anonymous

    Went to a Radio Shack that was going to sell me the phone. The manager then said that he could not sell it until Sunday. He confirmed by calling his boss. He let me play with a Galaxy Nexus though and let me take some photos. 

  • VERIZON SUX

    i pay those f**** $100 a month multiply that by 12 and then by 10 years = VERIZON robbing ME FOR YEARS

  • VERIZON SUX

    cricket mobile anyone?  guarantee within the next couple of years verizon will not be top dog..  its funny i thought verizon was supposed to have gnex first but you can buy the none 4g version a week after the convention…  im so bitter right now

    • lol because the Nexus isn’t out yet, Verizon is a bad phone company? You really think Cricket will be faster and more reliable? Good Luck!

  • Matthew Potter

    Verizon just release a new Droid Razr ad campaign today. No wonder they don’t want this phone to come out. 

  • davetheAndroid

    I called 611 today and spoke with a rep as well. Of course would not confirm anything regarding the Gnex. I have an upgrade on 1/12/12 and have been trying to get them to give me an early upgrade for when the phone hits. The best I could get out of the rep is some form of replacement phone since I am within 30 days of my upgrade (or will be on Tuesday).  
    Of course I threatened to buy the Euro version and go to AT&T but I’m not sure even I can sound convincing saying I want to go back to AT&T. 
    Anyways I did end up lecturing the rep on how thoroughly disgusted I am at a mega company like Verizon being so tight lipped on a AAA phone (Android 4.0 makes it so) after announcing it months ago. I said there are alot of people who are very disgusted with how they are handling this this situation and hope they report this to corporate. 
    I know they don’t care but atleast I got to bitch at them 🙂 

  • VERIZON SUX

    THEY USE THE EXCUSE THEY WANT IT TO BE PERFECT BEFORE THEY PUT IT OUT.. BULLLLL  WHAT ABOUT THE THUNDERBOLT AND BIONIC THEY BOTH SUCK AND HAD ISSUES AFTER THE RELEASE AND MANY MANY MANY MANY DELAYS.. KISS MY ASS VERIZON I HOPE SOMEONE FROM THE CORPORATION READS THIS POST… A BUNCH OF LIARS 

    • Alpha4005

      they lost exclusivity

    • MNeighbo2

      Don’t put the Bionic in the same category as the TBolt. It’s a hell of a lot better than it and unless you own the Bionic, you shouldn’t say it sucks. I own it and it’s the best Droid I’ve owned. It’s bad ass. I haven’t had any issues with mine at all. 

  • SCREW VERIZON WIRELESS

    screw this phone all set with it verizon sucks you know a better faster phone will drop in february….  they just want to lock all of us in with a new contract befor 2012 hits..  verizon can suck my big ol brashole….   and yes ”  IM MAD BRO”

    • davetheAndroid

      hey! you noticed the caps lock was on eh?  🙂

      • VERIZON SUX

        just wanted to show how pissed off i am lol

    • Kenahn Ghazal

      Tegra 3 chip phones in febuary/march, but they won’t compare to the galaxy nexus.

  • Anonymous

    I can confirm that stores currently have these in stock right now. However, they are not allowed to show or tell customers about it. My guess is that they are waiting to get a little more stock from now until next week. The 15th is pretty much a certainty this time.

  • ClarkGris

    Talked to a Verizon manager this afternoon outside of Detroit. He said Verizon requested all stock that was shipped out this past week be returned. Apparently they are changing to a “chip set that is more readily available”. I have no idea what that means but it sounds like a coverup story Verizon is telling their stores. Anyways, he didn’t have any information on the new release date.

    • Anonymous

      That is the most ridiculous excuse I’ve heard thus far. Doesn’t even make sense. Google/Samsung build a phone, Verizon fully aware of specs, say they want different hardware after it has been produced, and send all the phones back for new chip sets?? I’m still guessing it’s the legal snafu between Verizon and Google over Google Wallet. I hope for all our sakes that was total BS he told you.

  • Fandroids(FAMILY) i need you help with this poll on android vs ios http://hypebeast.com/2011/12/polls-android-vs-ios/  

    iDONT “all the new feature on new i*hone my old android does”

  • Anonymous

    Seems to me that Verizon is playing this thing just right.  Calling my local Verizon store (knowing the answer) to check on the release…and after getting the expected “no”, the young lady told me tons of calls have been coming in for this phone.

    Hyping the phone via leaked e-mails and twitter posts seems to be making this phone THE next big thing without spending a dime on advertising…

    Bravo Verizon

    • Mikehen08

      As always, they win…

  • j-a
    • Anonymous

      Let us know if you get a reply.

  • Anonymous

    Does Android 4.x support MMS?

    • Anonymous

      MMS has been supported since Donut, 1.6, if memory serves.

    • lol this is not iOS. of course it does

  • Mikewoods94

    anyone know where to find the driver for the gnex?

  • Rayayip

    I went to my local Best Buy this morning and approached a BB Mobile saleswoman and casually asked “Can you check to see if I’m due for an upgrade?  Do you guys have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?”  She responded with a yes.  I asked if there was a floor model I could look at and she said “We just got a shipment last night, so it’s not out here yet.”  She then looks up my information, says I’m eligible for an upgrade and that she’ll be right back. 

    I’m waiting there with bated breath while she emerges with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus box in her hand and she goes to speak to another salesperson.  She comes back and says “unfortunately I can’t sell it to you until Sunday.”  I ask “Really?” and with a look she says “yes sir.” 

    Two hours later I called Best Buy and stated “I came up there this morning and a saleswoman said that the Galaxy Nexus will be available for sale This Sunday but I’ve been reading online reports that the soonest date it will be available will be the 15th.”  She responded with a “No sir, it will be available on Sunday.” 

    Just my little tidbit……

    • Mikehen08

      I just came back from Radio Shack where I had one on hold for me. The women was about to sell it to me until the district manager happened to see us and said she wasnt allowed to sell it. Same freaking guy named Seng in MikeWoods94’s screenshots. I was cockblocked. But she called their Verizon rep who said the 14th or 15th and didnt know why it was delayed.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, nice try. I wonder how many people actually managed to get one today…

  • Jamarcus White

    Some should of tried and bought one at full retail….I know some noob would of slipped up and sold it. Walk in a buy off contract….Just give me the hardware buddy and nobody gets hurt.

    • Hulioni

      I tried to buy one this morning from the verizon store here in town (over the phone). I asked if they had any in stock and she told me no. She told me that she would have to order it and it would take a couple days. I then asked her what the full retail price was and she told me the same that is posted everywhere on the net, $649. It took her a few minutes to find the full retail and asked the manager where it was. They both finally found it in the computer. I proceeded to go on with the order when in the background I heard the manager tell her that they don’t know how to go about ordering at the retail non contract price. This was one of the strangest conversations to say the least. Nothing makes any sense at all. Don’t know how to order a phone? Damn I wish they had a couple in stock as I am sure this nice young lady would have had me out the door with a gnex. If I wasnt still on unlimited, or had someone other than verizon in this area I would jump ship. I’m stuck with them though, and still without my Nexus. Just thought it was an interesting way things went down. She could order me one and have it there in a couple days, just not at full price? But there was no mention what so ever that they were not to sell them. Someone has to get lucky and walk out with one today.

  • Anonymous

    I saw mine, its on reserve 2 miles from my house. 15th or whatever, Ill be getting the call to come pick it up whenever Verizon gives the green light. Rock on! G-Nex is on the horizon!!

  • Naperville, IL here. I called my local verizon store here and they finally told me TENTATIVELY the 15th. Every other time (including 9th) release, they never gave me a release date. They also don’t have them in stock. I’ll take that with a grain of salt, but still encouraging to hear them give me an actual release date. 

    • Dan

      Great Now I know I’m not the only nerd waiting for this phone in Naperville… is it the one on 59?

  • Anonymous

    It will not install from market and you can install it from the many packages floating around XDA

  • I went into the three Verizon stores in my area today hoping I’d get some new employee to sell me the Nexus based off the last 12/9 launch date.

    Store 1: Got delayed, Just got done reading an email from corporate that the new date is the 15th.
    Store 2: It got delayed, indefinitely.
    Store 3: Yeah, we got the Nexus in stock yesterday. *Manager comes over* Sorry to get your hopes up, it was delayed and we don’t know a new release date.. But we have RAZR’s over here.

    I was sooooo close. I held it in my hand!
    When I told the manager at store 3 that I wasn’t interested in the RAZR, he asked me why. I responded with “Locked bootloader, bloatware, non-HD Pentile screen(yes I know it’s better then the bionic’s but I can still see it), Verizon controles the updates which means you won’t see 5.0 (or whatever the next ‘J’ OS is), and a non-removable battery. Yep.. It’s pretty one sided.”

  • Mikewoods94

    time to unlock the boot loader….

    • Anonymous

      Do me a favor, check for google wallet and if it isn’t installed, try to install it from the Market. Just want to test that.

      • Mikewoods94

        will do 1 sec….

      • Anonymous

        And if that doesn’t work, give one of those drones a call at the corp store and ask them how to do it! I’d just like to hear what they’d say.

      • Mikewoods94

        no google wallet period, on phone or market

  • I was so close… so very very close to getting one! Costco I got the cold shoulder – he straight up lied to me that they didn’t have them in stock (I could tell) so then I went to a Radioshack – the guy was a second away from selling it to me before he realized it wasn’t ready for release!

    He did tell me the 15th for sure – but the way things have been going, that could all change.

    • Anonymous

      I called all the Radio Shacks in my area in hopes of getting a moron. My attempt failed as none of them have it in stock yet. They do see it on their shipping docs, but it hasn’t hit the store just yet. Sigh….

    • Mikehen08

      How did he realize it wasnt ready for release?

      • I was going to avoid telling this b/c I feel like an idiot for it. Ok, so I go in there at 10AM today. No one’s in there besides one clerk. I ask him about it – he has clearly never heard of it, so he goes to his computer to look it up. After about 60 seconds, he says, “Yep, I’ve got one coming in today”. “One”, I said, “Is that normal to receive only one at a time?”… anyway… I tell him that I am getting two of these – for my wife and I. He tells me he’ll call some other stores to see if anyone else has one. He tells me he’ll call me back when his shipment arrives.

        So he called me back at 11:30 and said, “Ok – I’ve got your phone here, ready for you to come buy. But I also called another store and they have another one that I’m going to go get for you.” I hesitantly say, “Great!” knowing that the other store may inform him of the release date.

        Sure enough – he calls back at 1:00 and says, “I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is I have two Galaxy Nexus’ for you – the bad news is, I can’t sell them to you until the 15th.”

        I play totally dumb to try and appeal to his sympathy hoping he might break down and sell them to me. In the end, the answer was no – but when I asked if I could come down and take a look he said yeah.

        So I went (all the while, I’m leaving work to do all of this!) and part of me was thinking I could talk him into selling me one. But then he said A) It won’t activate (which I’m not entirely sure I believe) and B) He could lose his job over it.

        He did say the 15th as a firm date – so I’m really hoping that stays true – I really don’t like that AndroidAndMe article stating the 31st.

        Moral of the story is – had I not been greedy and tried to get two, there’s a good chance I’d have a nexus in my possession right now.

        • And that he would’ve lost his job lol

          • Anonymous

            “Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too”

        • Mikehen08

          I am waiting to hear back from a woman at the Shach too. They are only getting one and she said its mine. Hopefully no one informs her that she cant sell it lol

          • Mikehen08

            Shack**

        • EmoMorales

          You wouldn’t have gotten it. I came just as close, upgrade passed and everything. It was when he tried to ring it up, the SKU wouldn’t pass. He calls his VZW rep and finds out he can’t sell (said they were stern about it). I asked if he could do a manual sale and he said not with cell phones (and, “I could go to jail…”)

    • Anonymous

      Why has everyone else been able to touch the sexiness that is GNex except me?? Who do I have to flirt with/flash to get my hands on this damn thing? I was being so nice to the VZW drone this morning at the store and politely asked if I could see the demo unit for a few minutes…..all I got to see were the accessories. 🙁

    • Dipcam17

      Might want to get a little better at photoshopping first. Those slightly jagged lines in the profile pic gave you away.

  • Mikewoods94

    Thinking about putting the galaxy nexus up on ebay (verizon) for $650 which means I would basically get it for free any takers?

    • Anonymous

      It retails for more…

      • Mikewoods94

        Posted to craigslist for $700

        • Anonymous

          There’s gotta be some sucker willing to drop $1K on it.

    • Mikehen08

      tempting…oh so tempting lol

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure Kellex here at DL would love to get his hands on that.

  • Yo Kellex. I was at a verizon store today and decided to throw this post up on every phone in the store, because i was pissed i guess. Anyway the manager told me they wanted to release it closer to christmas to try and boost sales for whatever that is worth.  He took me to the side and talked very low, so other customers would not hear.  By the way the customers in the store are all dumb, guy was like ya i heard the bionic is a great phone but want a keyboard so the sales guy showed him the D3. I peeped in and said wait for the D4, he said what is that. lol 

  • I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Anonymous

    By the time this phone is released it will be outdated. Thanks Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Next week sounds great to me…Of course today would’ve been better 

    The costco bundle is a JOKE

    • Dominick DeVito

      congrats on Albert. As a yankee fan I’m concerned.

      • Anonymous

        Thank man, It’s our turn, I’ve waited patiently for this day.  

    • STiK

      You better hold on to your cash so you can pay the jacked up ticket prices to pay Pujols contract.

      • Anonymous

        Fine with me…Championship baby!  Finally the Angels are the in the national spotlight…Arguably one of the best starting pitcher rotations in the league

        Its the beginning of a grand era for the Angels.  Unreal!

        • Hans

          as an LA resident i have to say,  pujols will probably be in decline in 2-3 yeras and you’ll have a $25 million dollar a year salary albatross on your roster .  its happening to A. Rod right now.  but i do have to say i give credit to angels ownership as they are going to spend the money and there is no salary cap in baseball so if money is no object well… then thats fine.  but they really better win soon, since im sure they will think about being cheap about further signings if pujols is a “bad contract” on their books in a few years.

  • Anonymous

    LOL…I can’t even get mad about this. Mainly because I’m eating Chipotle right now 🙂

    • stoph

      Hope you stocked up on some Chipot-laway.

  • Anonymous

    Just had a chance to play with it in the store. 2 things that I don’t like:

    1.) I do not like the application drawer going from apps straight into widgets when swiping through the menu. Instead of starting over with the first screen when you reach the end of the apps, the screen continues into the widgets which really doesn’t make sense to me.
    2.) It was a little sluggish IMO. It glitched a bit moving from screen to screen within the application drawer which isn’t a huge deal but worth noting.

    I asked the Rep in the store why the wait? His response was because they are having the same issue with the phone getting hot as the Bionic did when it was delayed. He said he believes it is ICS related but wasn’t 100% sure. This wasn’t Verizons official statement and I asked if that was their take and did corporate say that. He said no, but we have had the phone for a week now and the issues appear to be pointing to the same issues they had for the Bionic.

    The Rep I spoke with was in his mid 20’s and had 3 phones rooted with 2 of them with CM7. We nerded out a bit over the differences in the RAZR and the Rezound compared to the G-Nex. Here were the scores from the phone using Quadrant.

    1.) G-Nex stock pulled a 1576
    2.) Thunderbolt O/C to 1804 – 3102
    3.) Razr stock – 2544

    The G-Nex was getting write delays in the I/O department and took at least 15 seconds to get through that portion of the benchmark. The FPS were horrendous compared to the other phones. Head up with the RAZR it got owned. With an overclocked Thunderbolt it was no where in the same league. I assume this will only get better as patches come out, but I figured I would share with the community my findings.

    Ill be happy to answer as many questions as I can as I only got 5 minutes to play with the phone and tried to do as much as I could with it while in hand.

    • Dominick DeVito

      which version was it running? 4.0.1, 4.0.2, or 4.1?

      • Anonymous

        It was running 4.0.1

        • Dominick DeVito

          thanks – I think 4.1 fixes a whole bunch of issues.

          • Anonymous

            I will say this, he did his best to try and convince me that the RAZR was far better just because of the Quadrant scores. One thing is for sure, I love how I only have to press 1 button to get the menu’s within the browser rather than 2 on my bionic to get to the same menu. That was a bonus for me. The phone did make things simple which was a plus. It really is a sexy phone.

          • Dominick DeVito

            The Razr’s a great phone – not taking anything away from it. But I would imagine VZW is pushing it and the Rezound more. The more they delay it the better the Razr looks day by day

          • Anonymous

            Absolutely! That was the impression I got. Motorola is VZW baby. I think this is the first Nexus VZW has ever sold which really corresponds as to why they are pushing the Moto and HTC gear.

          • I for one cant wait for a Moto Nexus phone, Fingers crossed for a quad core Nexus next year now that is something i would buy off contract in a heartbeat.

    • Anonymous

      Do you think it was ICS that bogged it down or the phone?  Were the comparisons with CM7 on those other phones?

      Just curious…

      • Anonymous

        CM7 was on the Thunderbolt and was overclocked which makes sense on why the score was so high. I think it might have been ICS related as to why it was bogged down. I think a simple fix from Google will solve those issues. One thing I did notice was a lot of tearing when Quandrant got to the planet portion. The other phones were 30+ FPS and the G-Nex couldnt even hold 15 FPS.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks… hope 4.1 does fix it.

          Of course, the resolution and pixel density on the Nexus are greater too.

          • Anonymous

            Most definitely and it shows. I literally put it side by side with both the RAZR and the Rezound and it is noticable. My wife agreed….

      • Anonymous

        ICS flies on my Nexus S, it is almost as smooth as my Galaxy Nexus HSPA+. I doubt it is ICS, more than likely the LTE chip.

    • Mikewoods94

      I’ve had the gnex since 10am or so today and no heat issues here.

      • Anonymous

        I think it was just a ploy to tell me “somthing” because they just don’t know. Good to know that it isn’t a heat issue.

        • Anonymous

          I thought people were complaining that the new RAZRs were getting hot?

      • Is wallet on your phone at all?

    • Anonymous

      In all fairness, when was the last time Quadrant was updated? February 1, 2011. Is it really a still a good test of overall speed, and does it even necessarily work the correct way in ICS? A lot has changed from Gingerbread support to ICS support. I’m not trying to rip you apart for telling us all about the phone, but I think it’s important the people start actually using the phone rather than relying on a number from an app.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I completely agree with you on that. A lot of apps aren’t supported on ICS yet, so I would assume that it would have issues.

    • Anonymous

      did you look at the led flash, how bright was it?

  • Anonymous

    I got Dec 15 confirmed

  • just called, and got december 15th out of them

    • Cam

      Did the same and they told me, ” either the 15th or the 30th. Or sometime in between.” Don’t really think they know for certain.

      • i called a second time, and he said they’ll know for sure in the next 48 hours

  • Msombloski

    one time i sharted a ghost

  • Anonymous

    So Verizon is still getting the same number of activation without this phone and they “fooled” Google into an exclusive period to make sure no one else had it to overshadow their DRIOD line. So they are likely making more money sitting on the phone then selling it.

    • Anonymous

      So, your contention is that because their activations have remained constant that somehow they are making more money by not selling a highly-anticipated product?

      I’m not seeing your logic there.

      • Anonymous

        They likely make more money per phone on Droid branded phones.  Not many are going to buy a RAZR once the Nexus is out, not because it is the better phone necessarily, but because for $300 people are going to want the latest Android.

        • Anonymous

          Likely make more money on Droid-branded phones?  So, your logic is based on unfounded assumptions and assumes that Verizon won’t launch a new product because it will diminish demand for the previous new product?

          I think you’re logic is tenuous, at best, completely false otherwise.

          • Anonymous

            Logic often is.  Like I assume the car stopped at a red light isn’t going to decide to run it and hit me for the fun of it otherwise I would never be able to drive a car if I need scientific proof that I could make it safely through every intersection.  So get off yoru high horse.

            Yes, I am guess, but it seems common sense that Verizon is compensated for pre-loaded bloatware.  Then there’s the join ad money with Moto.  So while I don’t have a Verizon ledger in front of me, I think it is sound logic at best and a bad guess at worse.

  • Davelisa3210 Dw48

    .4g outage the xyboard is 4g. Verizon is and as always full of shit.

  • Eagle323

    Just got it in stock here at radioshack. Sucks that I can hold it but not activate it for myself.

  • Don’t even want it anymore.  Like a chick who plays hard-to-get…ah crap, who am i kidding.

  • Mikewoods94
    • Anonymous

      Google:  Why are we getting all these page hits on 4.0 from Maryland?

  • Mikewoods94

    I’ve only played with it for 30mins so far but I like the feel of it (razr sucks) and the weight is perfect IMHO

  • Mikewoods94

    My gnex has been activated for a few hours now but still no update to 4.1 which I assume is because I am not supposed to have it.

    • Anonymous

      I think you should call one of the VZW corp stores and be like “Yeah I just picked up my new Galaxy Nexus and I was wondering how to get the ‘software update’ all the associates were referring to. I’ve had it for a few hours now but can’t seem to find the update?” It’ll confuse the sh** out of them.

    • Atabizi

      How did you get yours?

      • Anonymous

        His story is further down… keep reading.  he’s got pics too.

  • i was so excited for this phone. but im not getting it anymore.. i learned the hard way, delayed phones on verizon mean disaster and regret. take it from me. i owned the OG BB storm, the Thunderbolt, and my buddy the bionic.. my gf on the other hand got the razr and loves it and so do i. im thinkin of just pullin the trigger and buying that instead at this point

    • lol all phones which in no way are similar to the Nexus in terms of updates and fixes.

  • Dominick DeVito

    it’s launching 12/31 or around then with a simultaneous launch with AT&T. VZW lost its exclusivity with the GWallet fiasco

    • Stating El Obvious

      Thanks for the unsubstantiated statement.

      • guest

        They may have lost their exclusivity deal which might mean they have to wait until another carrier is ready to launch it.

        • Stating El Obvious

          They also may not have lost their exclusivity deal and will launch it on the 15th.  

          • Dominick DeVito

            Sorry, I posted that from my cell and was too lazy to log in. Let me explain further…

            It was announced on 10/19 right? This thing was supposed to be a Verizon exclusive, right? well, on 10/27 that exclusive tag was removed – at this junction don’t you find that odd now?

            Then on 11/15 VZW announced its return policy for Jan 9th (hmm, interesting eh?). It passes through the FCC on the same day, then it’s released in Europe two days later, on the same day AT&T quietly polls people to gauge interest (odd way of doing it if you ask me, I mean who wouldn’t want this phone right?).

            This week it rolls through the FCC for AT&T (quietly)…

            maybe they thought they’d be allowed to sell them, or perhaps it was Verizon who saw the huge uptick in interest and shipped them to stores…

          • Gerg04

            Thanks again Mr know -it-all… Appreciate your knowledge…. Sike

          • Dominick DeVito

            yeah we’ll see who’s crying in 6 days when it once again won’t be released.

            the return policy is jan 9th don’t forget that.

          • Anonymous

            You can’t base anything off the return policy.  GameStop extended their return policy until January even on used games – because it’s Christmas and most people won’t get the item until then.

          • Dominick DeVito

            my guess isn’t solely based on the return policy, as (I believe) they’ve done this in the past. But something to think about.

            I don’t know VZW well enough – but does anyone know a situation when a phone was shipped but not sold for a week or so? I find that odd.

          • Anonymous

            It’s odd until you take into account the Google Wallet legal issue… which explains everything that is happening pretty well.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I agree that GWallet may be causing this, but honestly, wouldn’t someone (somewhere) between VZW and Google have gone over this by now?

          • Anonymous

            I think they’re still fighting about it, and you know how uncertain legal issues in court can be.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Very true. But if this is all over GWallet – which is just an app – why would Google fight this to the point where it’s holding up their flagship phone? It’s not “pure” ICS anyway because of the VZW apps.

            The whole situation’s f’d up. Whatever.

          • Anonymous

            It was purportedly pure before the GWallet issue.  The VZ apps come installed, but can be removed.

            Probably why Google is fighting it is that GWallet has the potential to be a lot of revenue for them… and if they miss this one chance to get into the NFC market, ISIS could end up with a huge advantage.

          • Anonymous

            whoa this message shrankkkk

          • Anonymous

            you

            have

            reached

            the

            end

            of

            the

            internet

          • Anonymous

            GWallet will be included in OTA update. It is trade off for the VZW apps installed on the ‘pure google os.’ Confirmed

          • Gerg04

            I’m perfectly fine with my tbolt until this drops…. No. Crying here… Thanks again though for knowing everything

          • Dominick DeVito

            ok..so move along then. A lot of folks like me have the OG (one guy as an Eris) and have been waiting a long time for a replacement.

            And you know what – call me what you want, at this point, I’m just as accurate as anyone else on the internet so take that for what it’s worth

          • Alpha4005

            stop whining about the OG droid. there are other people with LG Dare’s or EnV touch’s that are waiting for this phone and are a little worse off than people who are already droid capable…

          • Anonymous

            Not the 9th. Get your facts straight.

            From here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/globalText?textName=RETURN_POLICY&jspName=footer/returnPolicy.jsp
            Short version: “Purchases made between November 15 and December 28, 2011 may be returned or exchanged through January 15, 2012.”

          • Dominick DeVito

            thanks for the correction. 

  • Waiting for the big “O”

    Just like any other company, Verizon or Samsung or Google doesn’t give a F*ck about you or anyone else. It comes down to one thing THE MIGHTY DOLLAR. We can complain all we want about phones being postponed and about service and everything else but the bottom line is those companies will still be here when were long gone. We can change carriers all we want but nothing will change. Companies are like a revolving door. People will buy phones and open a new contract with them and people will cancel contracts. Bottom line is they are not going anywhere because of the stupid delays and the f*ck ups they keep causing. I haven’t seen one apology because of the delays on this phone from Verizon.  Yes I agree they are really F*cki*g things up but what can we do ?  complain on blogs and twitter and facebook and and to our parents and girlfriends and F W Benefits ETC ETC. I too have been waiting on this phone and keep my fingers crossed that is will be out soon. When it is released, It will be like having your first “O” ! remember how wonderful that was ! Sit back, hunker down, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Man I feel better……….

  • Yeah yeah yeah … right
    Maybe i’ll spend my coin on the Transformer Prime instead and keep rockin’ the OG Droid … i’m sure there will be a port of ICS for the OG soon 🙂

    Big Red has left a bad taste in my mouth with the G-Nex. I wish they would say something anything rather than being “Apple-esque” about it.

    • Stating El Obvious

      Apple releases their products 2 weeks tops after announcement.  

  • Mikewoods94
    • Stating El Obvious

      nice. how do the favorites and actual contact pages look? are they hi-res pictures from Google+?

    • Anonymous

      Does it allow you to send emails to a distribution list?  This is one of my current Peeves with Android.

      • Mikewoods94

        I have it activesync to my exchange server and have always been able to…..or are you referring to a distro on your phone?

        • Anonymous

          Basically the Gmail App – latest version running on Android 2.3.3.  When I type in a name, all contacts come up in the dropdown, but no distribution lists (groups).

          If I use the Email app connected to Gmail instead of the actual Gmail App, I can use groups.  The fact that Gmail doesn’t have it boggles my mind.

    • Anonymous

      717 Pennsyltucky I see

      • Mikewoods94

        yup but I am from MD….PA sux

        • Anonymous

          I count tell by the vomi….sorry. The ravens jersy..haha. Where did you get the phone?

          • Mikewoods94

            RadioShack

          • Mikehen08

            Which Radio Shack?

          • Mikewoods94

            PA but it doesn’t matter now as they only had 1 and have learned they can’t sell them

          • Mikehen08

            I called the one earlier today and they were getting one. The women said she would call me when she received it in the shipment and its mine. Hopefully she isnt aware of it yet here in MD.

  • Anonymous

    15th is a Thursday so it would make sense.. what’s another week I guess.. :/

  • Jack Gunn

    Makes sense for the 15th.  It’s a Thursday and as promised before years end.

    • Stating El Obvious

      But so is the 16th-31st.  Thursday means nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah.  when the 15th comes around, they will say, 26th.  when the 26th comes around they will say the 3rd of January.  when that comes around, well you get the idea.

    They are going to delay it as late as possible.
    If Verizon wanted this phone out, it would have been out well before black friday.The delay is just going to cause people to pick up another phone.  If they wanted this phone to be their #1 seller, they would have released it as soon as possible.  Not keep delaying it.I hope to god that Verizon will never, ever, get the nexus again. The fucked it up. big time.  This was the phone I wanted to get for a good year, if not more. I essentially was waiting for my contract to be up.  That being said, I’m not even looking at an android phone because, well I have no idea when this phone will come out, the rate they are going, we will be here 1 year from now and still be waiting. 

    • Anonymous

      The rumors first started popping up in May. How did you want it before it was even conceived? There were obviously some issues with getting it released in November. But now that stores have them in stock, it should be released within a week unless there is some major recall. So just be patient or buy something else.

      I know it’s frustrating that Verizon won’t give us a firm date but to be fair, they didn’t make or break any promises either. We’ve been relying on rumors for release dates and when the rumors turn out to be inaccurate, we still blame Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    *clenches fists and looks up* 

    VERIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZZZZZONNNNNNN!

  • I would love to have a nexus today.. but alas it didn’t happen..  O well I just got off of the phone with a verizon rep who told me that the release has nothing to do with them.. Its all samsung and google who are delaying the phone.. come on really??? #VZWNEXUSFAIL  <—- trending on twitter NOW!

    #OCCUPYVERIZON

    • Stating El Obvious

      I love when people say something is trending on twitter when it’s not.

    • Anonymous

      Samsung and Google won’t let us illegally block Google Wallet!!! It’s all their fault!!

  • Sporttster

    This thing will release about the time I’m ready to replace my Razr…..in two years…..

  • Anonymous

    The awesome thing about this whole debacle is that we can CAMP OUTSIDE Verizon stores and do OccupyVerizon and pass it off as just a “Nexus Fan Camp”

  • Anonymous

    Verizon’s waiting until their “5 Day Samsung Sale” is over. Started today, they just want to make sure it’s over and done. Wouldn’t want to give the customers $100.00 off a new G-Nex, now would they?

    • Anonymous

      What about the $100 off ANY 4G phone before the 25th?

  • Mike

    Looks like the gnex is mine folks…..the radio shack guy just replied back with a text message so as long as he confirms he won’t get in trouble I will keep it.

    http://tinypic.com/r/o9egqa/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/ibf6o1/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/1zodpbn/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/2834hf/5

    • Mike

      just received a welcome email from the android team on my galaxy nexus.

      http://tinypic.com/r/v807bq/5

      let me know what you guys want me to test or show and I will.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Yes, please do!  Show the People App, that’s what I’ve been dying to see

      • Anonymous

        We want to see it all!

    • ravens!

      • Mike M

        Ravens!

    • Nex-Life

      Great Work, you are a lucky dog! I knew I should have gone!

    • Anonymous

      Nice.  Congratulations!

    • Bkshaw23

      That phone would so be on ebay if it were mine. The money you would go for would be crazy.  Tech blogs wold pay a fortune to have the first LTE GNex.  

    • Mike Calcagno

      AHHHHHHHHHHHH you’re in baltimore too? I just went to a radioshack in reisterstown to try this….. no go 🙁

      • Mike M

        Cause Reisterstown sucks.  Move out to WestMonster.  lol.

    • Mikehen08

      What store? I have one on hold for me at White Marsh

      • Mike Calcagno

        wonder if the vzw corp store at the avenue in white marsh will hold one?

        • Mikehen08

          who knows with them being a corporate store…it might be difficult since they are a popular store ya know? worth a shot though

    • Anonymous

      Curious –d id you get a notification to upgrade to 4.1 yet?

    • Anonymous

      Lucky dawg… Hope that guy doesn’t get fired though. :

  • Mike

    Looks like the gnex is mine folks…..the radio shack guy just replied back with a text message so as long as he confirms he won’t get in trouble I will keep it.

    http://tinypic.com/r/o9egqa/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/ibf6o1/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/1zodpbn/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/2834hf/5

    • Anonymous

      Damn you lucky duck. When I went to my VZW store this morning @ 9am I got a head shake from the manager signaling it was a no-go. She remembered me from the other day when I stopped in and told her it was getting released on the 9th and there’s no new info. She was going to bill my account at 9am for one if they would’ve been released today. 🙁 I am jealous of you…..still hope that dude doesn’t get fired. Off topic – you’re cute. 😉

      • Mike

        giggling @ the cute comment…..thanks!

    • Joshieca

      Mike if you download the Facebook app can you integrate the contacts with the phones contacts

  • Msombloski

    so i’ve been noticing some reviews of the galaxy nexus and a lot of the tech sites say that other than its large display and ice cream sandwich (and no carrier skin), it is a pretty average phone.  i was going to buy the nexus if it ever came out, but with other phones getting ICS in the future should i hold out for something else? thanks in advance for your feedback.

    • but if you took ios away from the iphone it would be an average phone. Hardware is hardware its the software that makes it the best

  • By the the time this mother ******* phone comes out, the Galaxy Nexus 2 “will be on the way.” Verizon, you can suck a big giant ****

  • Anonymous

    Great news…now I can be teased by Verizon Wireless on my birthday! yay!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be surprised if they release it at all…

  • ben

    A new phone was my birthday present (in august) so I decided that the current phones on verizon sucked (droid charge, htc thunderbolt wtf verizon) and believing that the galaxy s II was close to being released I would wait for that.  Obviously because it was such a high selling, well reviewed device, verizon must be getting one too!  Then it was announced that verizon wasn’t going to carry the device… and I was pissed.  But shortly after the let down I learned of the mythical device known as the Nexus Prime (at the time).  My excitement grew as I learned more about the nexus status of devices and that in only a month it would be ready and more kick ass than the galaxy s II.  Fast forward to december.  The Galaxy Nexus is (maybe) coming out soon.  Looks like I’ll be getting a christmas-birthday present for the first time ever.

  • C-Law

    Everyone please help get #VZWNEXUSFAIL trending on twitter. Maybe we will get an early soft launch. Its doing well and it can’t hurt us

    • Stating El Obvious

      Do you truly believe this will have any impact at all?  Just curious.

      • Ajoatruck11

        yes these big corp. Follow this stuff like crazy

        • Stating El Obvious

          Can you name one example where a big corporation changed their business plan because of Twitter complainers?

          • Anonymous

            (crickets)

          • Stating El Obvious

            lol yeah I figured as much.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t believe this is going to do anything at all – the part of their demographic that cares about this phone is sadly the part they don’t care about at all.  They want average Joe’s who will buy the RAZR, Rezound etc, not power users who are on unlimited data, going to root/unlock etc…

      • Sporttster

        I’m on the Razr and am unlimited, power user, going to root and unlock once ICS comes….don’t generalize. Razr’s a killer phone….

        • Anonymous

          Not sure how you plan to unlock the RAZR given that it has a locked and encrypted bootloader…

  • Anonymous

    Just like I said….wouldn’t be released on Dec. 9th, but no one ever listens to a ghost.

    They really should start though, they really should start. Listening. To. A. Ghost.

    Anyways….yeah, don’t they usually release their mega supernova phones on a Thursday? Looks like either the 15th or the 22nd could be the date to mark on ya all’s calenders!

  • Anonymous

    Waiting game. I stopped at Verizon to pay month bill this morning. No demo units. The man laughed and said “were all waiting on this phone” at least they acknowledged it.

  • I don’t know if the December 9th date was accurate, i just went to my vzw store and they said they have demo units but no production units. They said its really awesome but that all they could so. So if they only have demo units how could they have gone on sale today? Just a question im asking myself. I wonder if those UPS shipments were of demo units not production ones so the employees could train with them??

    • they’re lying to u. they have them.

    • RSone

      my verizon store (NYC) said they got stock on Monday, and confirmed they were ready to roll out today with full marketing display.  Said theyre waiting for confirmation but they should have “software update” ready by next week, and that VZW phones launch on Thursdays or Fridays.

      He also insisted I take another look at the RAZR (located away from other customers) and brought out a demo unit for me.  so close, yet so far.

      • wonder what the software update is….

      • Tim242

        The software update rolled out last night
        Oh, and the Rezound launched on a Monday.

        • RSone

          Thanks!  You’re giving me hope I can get this thing before I leave for my trip…Wednesday night!

  • Hooplehead

    Since my OG is just about useless now and my Verizon contract is up… starting to think hard about grabbing a Galaxy S II on Sprint w/ the unlimited plan for cheap.  

  • Tvldone

    Dosen’t Verizon usualy drop phones on Thursdays…..

    • Tim242

      Razr was on a Friday, Rezound was on a Monday.

  • CRASH

    I wonder what all of these people are going to do after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes out. We wont be spending 8 hours a day researching to see when the phone will be released… I hope they hold to the 15th , It is a much needed upgrade over the original Droid.  

    • Anonymous

      sadly, the usual course of joy followed by incessant complaining that this or that has not met our expectations followed by oh well i’ll wait till feb to see what drops… 😉

    • Dalton

      They’ll be busy Cuddling with their new phones.. Thats what I’ll be doing.. 🙂

  • yeah, and they WERE originally told December 9th.

    watch it get pushed back again.

  • Irrational Man

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    • bigrob60

      Best one ever!

  • Mike

    I called VerizonWireless earlier this week they said 12/9 today, called
    RadioShack in my area they confirmed and said they have one that came in
    today come over and we can upgrade you. I went over, they activated it
    on my line, the gnex was and still is working fine, I signed the verizon
    agreement, he mentioned their system needed updated to sell the phone
    and he would have to take a manual transaction. He took my credit card
    information and filled out a sales ticket form, then says their might be
    an issue. Meanwhile I had be out of the office for like 1.5hours on my
    lunch and now I have a server down that I have to tend to so I had to
    leave. Now they are calling me back saying I have to return the phone. I
    call VerizonWireless and they say it’s on them they weren’t supposed to
    sell it and you don’t have to return it, it’s up to you.
    http://tinypic.com/r/1zpic1z/5

    now radio shack is calling me saying he might lose his job…..damn it.

    • damn… that sucks about the guy at radio shack.  but i knew this would happen… anytime product ships well before a release date, or the date changes but the product is already shipped… somebody will miss the memo, or ignore the memo, and sell it early.  happens all the time.

      • Mike

        http://tinypic.com/r/ibf6o1/5

        screen shot from gnex of the radio shack employee text to me…..

        • Stating El Obvious

          Call a news station and have them go with when you return it.  They won’t fire the guy with the news station there, you’ll be on TV as a Christmas miracle guy who wouldn’t let someone lose his job, and you’d undoubtedly get free shit when you actually get it hahah…

          • Mike

            Looks like the gnex is mine folks…..the radio shack guy just replied back with a text message so as long as he confirms he won’t get in trouble I will keep it.

            http://tinypic.com/r/o9egqa/5

          • Stating El Obvious

            Sweet, congrats man!  Now tell us how the damn thing is!

          • Anonymous

            congrats 🙂 yayyyyy everyone wins

          • Dominick DeVito

            more pics please, particularly outside the store.

    • Anonymous

      It’s beautiful. I hope you don’t have to end up giving it back and that dude doesn’t lose his job. Keep us updated on this saga….

    • Nathan Hosford

      Did you bring it back?

    • Dominick DeVito

      go outside or home and take another pic and send it.

  • Anonymous

    At this point maybe we should just be waiting for the next “big thing”….just like the Bionic, I’m sure there is something else much better, just around the corner.

    • Nex-Life

      There is always something much better around the corner…it’s just like it was with Computers…it will be outdated in 6 months.

    • Nathan Hosford

      Tegra 3 phones will be amazing about 3 months out.

    • no. this is a different device. nexus phones come out once a year and seeing the way verizon is handling this launch who knows if they’ll ever get another nexus again. u cant compare this to the bionic. tegra 3, quad core who cares, when they are all bloated with sense and touchwiz.

  • Anonymous

    I have had a couple people that barely read anything about the nexus say they thought it would get released on vzws 4g anniversary (the 15th)  looks like they may have been right!

    • Tim242

      Verizon celebrated their 4G anniversary a few days ago.

  • Justin

    Reports are the camera is “terrible.” The thing is, the longer the phone has been delayed, the more material surfaces, and the less impressed I am with it. Honestly, I’m happy it’s been delayed as I’ve realized that it isn’t the next phone for me.

  • And here I was hoping today was Christmas…

  • Anonymous

    Already got mine reserved!  Can’t wait to taste that Ice Cream Sandwich!

    • E-boogie

      Reserved through who?

  • Anonymous

    Vaporware until proven otherwise.

  • CP

    Id be surprised if the nexus comes out on ANY rumored date

    • Anonymous

      I’d be suprised if the nexus comes out.  Pretty soon, it’s going to be old tech.

  • #VZWNEXUSFAIL!!

  • E-boogie

    I just ate a whole bunch of cubed cheddar cheese so I can release my own galaxy…  December 15th is my target date, but there is a rumor that it could also come this Sunday or Monday or Tuesday.

    • Anonymous

      What about Wednesday?

  • Spadestar66

    As a Verizon employee i can say this: the device IS ready to go and iv seen this soooo many times befor. I truly belive this is an anticipation boosting trick. The longer you hage to wait,the more you want it. Lets just get it over with already people.

  • Ah guys. One day we will look back and laugh at these moments 🙂 & we will say “Hey, remember when we all thought the Galaxy Nexus was coming out” and we will all LOL 😀

  • Mike
    • Radio Shack?  Or is that a Verizon-red credit card reader?

      Edit: I see what you were replying to now. Looks like someone at your local Radio Shack is going to get a nastygram from VZW…

      Beside the point… how is it? 🙂

      • Mike

        Its great havent had much time to fiddle but the guy just called me saying he might lose his job……wtf…..I can’t let that happen to anyone….what do I do now…..this is bullshit.

        • I think either way the guy might lose his job if he wasn’t given the go-ahead to start selling it.  I think the first tip-off to him would be, “Gorsh, it’s not in the system!”  I’m not saying anyone deserves to be fired (especially in this economy) but these are the possibilities as I see them:

          A) His manager failed to pass down the relevant information -or-
          B) He didn’t check his e-mail/messages this morning -or-
          C) He was playing dumb

          Let’s hope it was A and the guy gets to keep his job.  But really, that’s for the manager to suss out… if I were you, I’d talk to the manager personally and see what the fallout is going to be for all involved.  Maybe they’ll ask you to return it (I don’t think you’d be legally obligated to do so, as you have a receipt and have paid for your “goods”).  If you do “return” it for a few days until the official release date, maybe they’ll give you some free accessories for letting everyone save face.  Anyway, just my $0.02… your move 🙂

        • Dominick DeVito

          take more pics of of the phone from outside the store

    • Nabucko

      You must have taken that pic with your OG

    • Anonymous

      Assuming that was taking by the Nexus… that’s a pretty crappy photo!!!

      • Stating El Obvious

        Why would you assume that was taken by a Nexus?  It’s of a Nexus.  You assumed that Radio Shack sold him two?

    • Mike

      for all of you none believers here is a pic from my desk……but I will probably have to return it as the poor radio shack employee says he might lose his job….I can’t do that to anyone.

  • Jimmy Chen

    It’ll be delayed again on Dec 14th.

    • Anonymous

      How do you know?  We haven’t gotten to the 14th yet.

      • Anonymous

        I suppose the Google announcement that it woud be released in November, plus all of the other missed dates would lead one to be skeptical.

  • Anonymous

    IDK what the hold up is. They already have them in stock.

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Just got word, Dec 19th is the drop dead date. This comes from a V CFO’s assistant.

    • stfu

      • Stating El Obvious

        ez, east indian businessman

  • Anonymous

    Jesus christ release the phone already.

  • man, i’m really enjoying my RAZR……

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yeah, the black spots, dropped data, reboots. I bet it’s real fun.

      • i went without 4g lte for a whole 12 hours and it wasn’t b/c of the phone.  that was a network issue.  and that’s been my only problem.  no black spots or reboots for me.   

    • Anonymous

      When will it be upgraded to ICS?

      • Anonymous

        In 6 Months give or take.

        • Anonymous

          According to Moto. By then VZW will screw it up and delay the upgrade and yank you around like this. 

      • haha, total troll comment on my part, my bad.  i got the razr as a rental since my og was quickly dying.  i don’t really care when it comes out with ics, because what i have is better that what i had.  as soon as gnex comes out, i shell out my $35 and give it a whirl.  but at least i HAVE a phone in my hand.  not just a rumor.  both the gnex and ics are not available to the masses, so do they really exist?  this whole thing has been comical.  

  • Mike

    I called VerizonWireless earlier this week they said 12/9 today, called RadioShack in my area they confirmed and said they have one that came in today come over and we can upgrade you. I went over, they activated it on my line, the gnex was and still is working fine, I signed the verizon agreement, he mentioned their system needed updated to sell the phone and he would have to take a manual transaction. He took my credit card information and filled out a sales ticket form, then says their might be an issue. Meanwhile I had be out of the office for like 1.5hours on my lunch and now I have a server down that I have to tend to so I had to leave. Now they are calling me back saying I have to return the phone. I call VerizonWireless and they say it’s on them they weren’t supposed to sell it and you don’t have to return it, it’s up to you.

  • DaWoo

    I stopped by the verizon store in ND. They have them, even brought one out for me to drool over. Said they are waiting for verizon to tell them they can sell them…. Can’t wait must longer….

  • we need more support, almost trending! #VZWNEXUSFAIL   http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23VZWNEXUSFAIL

  • Nameless

    at least flash should be working by then

  • Sinofue

    Too late. FedEx just dropped off my new 4S. Oh well, got another upgrade to try GN in a month or two. Or maybe I’ll buy it for $300 off eBay/off contract from one of you guys.

  • Gary Pasler

    Just got this:  Local corporate store got info. that release will be 12/15, and they have stock already.

    • Anonymous

      It has to be the Google Wallet legal issue that’s holding this up… I can’t think of a good business reason.

  • Anonymous

    This is all Obama’s fault.

    • Anonymous

      You forgot about Bush.  He gets blamed for everything.

      • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

        That’s becuase he is a coke sniffing daddies boy moron.

        • Anonymous

          With a name like that, we know you are WAAAAY left! How that change working out for you?

          • jeramiahaintright

            The Obama change isn’t working well for anybody except the elites that donated millions to his campaign. Don’t let him fool you twice people.

        • jeramiahaintright

          Obummer makes Bush look like a genius. I’ll take 4.6% unemployment and  tax cuts over the huge mess this socialist has us in any day of the week. Obummer = worst president ever.

          • seth drasner

            Clinton was responsible for the low unemployment rate that Bush inherited, made things terribly worse, then passed it over to Obama, Clinton was a great president, i dont care what/who he did in his spare time as long as his job was getting done

          • Jared Kirk

            Why are we talking about politics?

          • Anonymous

            Clinton’s economics were a result of the .com boom ya dingus!

    • Anonymous

      This is all Bush’s fault.

    • Justin Meinecke

      This is all Nixon’s fault.

  • Kuatofearth

    They are now selling this phone in Canada……  Seriously, the country that can’t even get bacon right has this phone before us.   Sad day for America.

  • Djlowproz

    the 15th = Payday for me

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      I though wellfare checks came out on the first?

  • TROLOLOL

    December 9th, 2011, a date that will live in Droid-Life infamy…

    • Andy Christiansen

      not really. nobody will remember that at all. it’s just another great phone. there will be 20 more in the next 6 months. 

      • Anonymous

        Not Nexus devices on the best network available.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      No, there will be another schleppily made device out in a few months you guys can all get hard about.

  • Anonymous

    My real feel is that VZW is trying to push people to Moto’s devices.

  • Yelwar

    I was told the 15th last night by a local rep which I didn’t believe could possibly be true since it had not yet been a reported date yet here.

    I noticed the “Double Data” promotion is no longer on the Verizon home screen.  Does anyone know if that promotion expired today?  I believe it started 11-8 so yesterday would have been a month.

    • Sam Freistedt

      It is still showing when I pull it up.  Look at the very bottom banner in the middle.

      • Yelwar

        Weird, it’s missing from the home page for me but when I click on the 4G LTE banner in bottom right it pulls it up.  

  • Anonymous

    I believe the Mayan Calendar Predicted the Nexus release on Dec. 22
    Not sure though…. I wonder if they had a Mayan Calendar widget on their devices back then…..

  • Anonymous

    Have there been other instances where Verizon hasn’t pre-released a phone on their website before the official launch?  Not familiar enough with that possibility.

    Also, on a given launch date, does Verizon release the phone at midnight on their website?

  • MrInformed

    there is still a lot of work to do on this thing to smooth out the graphics.  there are many use cases where this thing lags and stutters.  get the UMTS version and you will get quick updates.  with this crap company VZW, you will always be last on the update train.

    i have had the UMTS device for 2 weeks now and know it is awesome in 80% of the use cases and the remaining 20% is not bad either but needs to be better.

    •  Just like previous Nexus phones, updates should come straight from Google.

      • Jared Kirk

        With additional quality checking from VZW

  • At this point, I am just waiting to see the phone show up on Verizon’s own website. Until then, I am skeptical about any and all rumors about a launch day. This is getting ridiculous.

  • Peter

    anyone else have an LG Dare, that is allowed to use their unlimited data plan purchased back on July 7 to upgrade to a 4g lte phone, in preparation for the bionic release, which sucked so they waited for the GN release? didn’t think so. stfu.

    • Anonymous

      I had the dare awhile back before my og.Droid. Nice phone in those days.

  • Putmeoutofmymisery

    Sweet baby Jesus.

    I was already frothing for this phone when I dropped my venerable OG on hard stone last Sunday. My OG taunts me by still appearing intact, yet I quickly realize that the screen remains responsive despite not displaying anything. This means I can receive phone calls and.. that’s it.

    So I decide to switch over to an old flip junk phone from 2003 I have sitting around. It’s less than a week, so who cares? The next day I remember I have been paying for a replacement plan for the last two years.

    First Best Buy gives me a loaner Blackberry, then realizes that my replacement plan just expired. Like, last week. So they take the loaner back, and inform me that switching to the dumbphone made me lose unlimited data. I utter some curses, the BBM people give me looks of sheer pity, and I eventually get my unlimited data back.. while switching back to the busted OG.

    What the hell, Verizon. Just give us a reason. I’ve been patient.

    Also, anyone have any advice on what to use in the meantime? Some kind of pay as you go phone? The whole “I can’t call anyone” really sucks.

    • Putmeoutofmymisery

      Oh, I should also add that I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since July.

      • I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since last January, and I have an Eris.  Thankfully, it still works just fine, no problems with it, other than it being old and slow.

        • Putmeoutofmymisery

          Yeah, while I can’t even imagine having an Eris, my OG didn’t have any real problems. Hell, over the last two years I dropped it more than a few times. 

          I don’t even know why I am not just walking into a store and getting a RAZR. It’s like I held out valiantly for the GNex and now anything less would be nerd capitulation.

      • Gregokent

        I dropped my OG Droid on the ground a few months ago and same thing happened, screen was responsive but nothing showing on the screen, waited for a few days, nothing, then switched to my brother’s old Dare, and the very next day I go to show someone my Droid acting up, turn on the phone and all of a sudden the Motorola logo pops up on the boot screen! It fixed itself apparently. I was flabbergasted.

        I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since July too, this delay is killing me and my OG Droid…

    • Anonymous

      Damn that sucks dude.

  • mchlkrieger

    You mad, bros?

  • Sp4rxx

    By the time it actually is available, I will be renewing my contract again in 2013

  • FVZW

    By the time this phone is actually released, quad-core phones will be available 

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking the Nexus II will be out before the original.

      • You realize the Galaxy Nexus is the 3rd Nexus device right?

        • Anonymous

          Just referring to the second generation of this phone… not trying to be technically precise.

        • Anonymous

          Are you wheelchair bound? Your profile pic suggests some sort of handicap. Just curious

          • I’m an engineer. I’m actually wearing safety glasses because i’m testing a large piece of construction equipment, a mobile crane to be specific.  I have no handicap, other than not having a new Galaxy Nexus.  😉

  • Negativerxn

    I’m eligible for an upgrade today.  I was hoping to wake up and see that the GNex had been released, and that VZW was just toying with us.  Nope.

  • Tsteege

    I am so tired of Verizon’s BS.  I decided to see if I could get a better meaning of what Verizon is doing with this phone.  I consulted a dictionary for the answer and it is now clear to me.

    Galaxy = Any numerous large-scale collections of stars, GAS, and dust that make up the visible universe.

    Nexus = The core or center

    Deployment = Public distribution

    Verizon = A$$

    So stringing these definitions together with you get:

    Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus Deployment =  The public release of GAS from the center of a A$$.

    This really does puzzle me, because I think it would be hard to Fart so loud, with your head so far up your A$$ Verizon?

    Anyway, me and my OG Droid are going to continue this relationship, as it has never let me down.

    Just my $.02.

    • Tsteege

      Sorry everyone I had to vent…

      • Stating El Obvious

        Good effort, but not funny.

        • Anonymous

          What he said

  • Anonymous

    Verizon, “you’re releasing it wrong!”

  • Anonymous

    Supposedly another update for it rolling out/rolling out soon…

    • Dominick DeVito

      would it hit the existing phones on the shelves as an OTA when they’re activated?

      • Anonymous

        Right, as part of the 4.1 update. Should be newer newer radios, not necessarily an ICS update

  • ChrisI

    Man, this company has you guys wrapped around its fingers. Plus, something tells me this phone is going to be a let down. I don’t know why, I just feel like it’s coming up like the bionic with very little advertising and very little market promotion. Just my opinion. I hope I’m wrong.

    ~from my Galaxy SII

    • Anonymous

      Everyone who’s actually held the phone said they’ve liked it.

      • NewAge

        Loved it!  I got ten minutes with it the other day and that has helped me get through a couple more days.  I plan on stopping by today to hold me through the weekend.  The VZW store on campus only has 5 and they are all 32 gb.  I was hoping for a 16 but it doesn’t look like they exist.

        • Anonymous

          16gb is only the GSM model. LTE is 32 only. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s what she said

  • Justin Meinecke

    Of course they’re pushing its release to the last day of the 10 cent apps. Won’t be surprised if it comes out the day after it ends…

    • Zachary Newman

      I am worried that the double data promo will end before it comes out.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Why would it matter?  If you want double data get it now and it’ll transfer to your new phone.

        • Justin Meinecke

          I have considered doing this but I don’t have a data phone yet, as the G-Nex would be my first (if it ever comes out), so I don’t think I’d be able to purchase a data plan until I get a capable phone.

          • joejoe5709

            I still had a feature phone and I was worried about this too, so I’m renting a Rezound for that very purpose until the Nexus comes out.

      • Alpha4005

        I called Verizon in November to ask about the double data deal. The rep told me it will go until the middle of January. You can take my word for it or hop on to their website and IM a rep and see what they say.

        I am just Disappointed in this release now.

  • Anonymous

    How is it that this phone took 2 months (assuming it gets launched on the 15th) to be released from the time it was announced to now? Europe already has it. Apple has the iPhone announcement press conference and the phone is available a mere couple of weeks later.

    Is this a carrier thing? Or is it a manufacturer thing?

    • Anonymous

      Carrier.

    • Alpha4005

      Its a carrier thing, If you have the good fortune to be in-store when one of the Samsung people walk in, they are using the phones. So the devices work and are in peoples hands. They now have them in the stores too. These push backs are from Verizon.

  • Heather_rae2688

    Im going to stop reading this blog until the G-Nex acutally comes out otherwise Im going to go crazy with all the false rumors!

  • Anonymous

    Do I get this phone or do I get my family Xmas gifts?…
    Thanks Verizon you guys can suck a fat one!!!

  • Tblain

    buddy of mine, a VZW sales rep, told me last night it would be the 15th as well, possibly to coincide with some of Verizon’s LTE rollouts. Nice to see the date reinforced. 

    • Anonymous

      Every date has been “reinforced” by something, but they seem to come and go.  As DL34 said below, the issue may be a legal one.

      • Tblain

        Entirely possible. But then at this point, anything is. Mums from VZW, so all anyone can do is speculate. I really wonder if Verizon knows and/or cares how much of a PR nightmare this has turned into for them regarding this phone, and just how much good will they have lost just by not coming out and saying what the deal is. Imagine how much more at ease we would all be if Big Red just came out and said, “Hey yall, we know you really want this phone, even if we don’t understand why, but the delay is due to (insert some damn excuse here)”. Sure we maybe wouldn’t be happy about it, but at least we’d have a reason to accompany our grumbling and perhaps have a bit of begrudging respect for them at least stepping up and showing that they value the wants and needs of their customers.

    • joejoe5709

      Yeah… reinforced like December 8th/9th was??!!

      • Tblain

        Hence the reason I said reinforced instead of confirmed… Don’t get me wrong, I’m as hopeful as the next guy, but I am also not holding my breath. I’m just going to take a wait and see and believe it when I see it stance.

  • Anonymous

    sooo happy i got in on the razr for a penny. freed myself from this clustermindfk. and f the ppl who 2 months ago told us to be patient and that it was coming out in 2-3 weeks. burn their houses!

    • rob

      How did you get the razr for a penny?

  • Mendelshmeckel

    Dear Verizon,

    …………………./´¯/)
    ………………..,/¯../
    ………………./…./
    …………./´¯/’…’/´¯¯`·¸
    ………./’/…/…./……./¨¯
    ……..(‘(…´…´…. ¯~/’…’)
    ……………………..’…../
    ……….”…………. _.·´
    ……………………..(
    ………………………… 

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • The delay had to be from shipping not the LTE outage. Every store I called today told me that they didn’t even have the phone in stock yet. And no one told me the 15th, the best I was told is that Verizon told them early next week.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      That’s a good possibility!

    • Josh

      I was told about this via a VZW employee

    • David Faber

      Haha, that was my guess but not you’ve confirmed the potential.  I’m guessing they’ve delayed the Nexus to have their lawyers talk it out with the FCC.

  • Sparking22

    May February roll on fast! unless some one want to buy a lighly used Bionic lol

  • Bigsike

    So which release do you think was more pathetic the Bionic or the Nexus?

    • Stating El Obvious

      Nexus, because the Bionic was never announced with all the pomp and circumstance of the NExus, and Motorola kept us updated about the Bionic’s status.

    • Sp4rxx

      They both set themselves in to their own categories – in other words, both are top botched hype respectively.

    • Dominick DeVito

      it’s a tie. The Bionic was Moto’s fault, the G-Nex is VZW’s and Google’s fault.

  • jerry turner

    I love my OG but 2 years is long enough.I just want to spend my money but I don’t think Verizon wants it. I was waiting for the Bonic but it took so long to release something better was announced so I passed. I feel like that is going to happen again.

  • Wiki

    wiki-droid.com…December 15th!!!!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Nexus what?

  • Jeremy Turnley

    At this point, I may just keep my Rezound until just before Jan 15th, and move to AT&T.  The Galaxy Note passed through the FCC a couple days ago, and they usually roll out devices ~30-45 days from then, so I can pick up a Galaxy S II, and then within the 30 days upgrade to the Note.  Around here, the network coverage and the price is the same, and I am really sick of Verizon pulling this crap.

  • Anonymous

    i still think it was a shipping issue (and possibly a xyboard release issue).  I feel that not all stores would have had their full shipments by today and so they decided to delay it to make sure everyone was ready to go.  JMO.

  • Willy

    I was pumped about dec 9th…then i took an arrow to the knee!

    • Tim Swann

      I was ready to take off work to get it today

  • Anonymous

    Go trend #VZWNEXUSFAIL people.

  • Anonymous

    I was just in my VZW store and hanging out with the Nexus for an hour….friends with the employees there, and they let me sit down and babysit the phone for a good long while….
    It’s SUCH a PLEASURE to hold and use…ABSOLUTELY smaller and thinner than one would think, given the screen size and LTE radio….VERY comfortable to hold….even with the extended battery and back cover change required, it was thin, relatively speaking….I will be holding off however, on the extended battery, until I see how the standard one holds up…the extended and cover pack is only $49….

    just my opinion, but compared to the Razr, I like the shape and hand feel of the Nexus better….it has softer rounded lines, and the SLIGHT curve, softens it….The Razr, as durable as they are marketing it to be, feels THIN, and fragile by comparison….
    Just my opinion…

    My poor OG….I talk to it everyday….it’s like an old family dog, that you know NEEDS to be put down, and just lays in the corner, and bumps into walls and can’t get up or down the stairs, and pees on the rug while it’s sleeping….I love my old friend, and check it every morning to make sure it’s still breathing….but it cannot hold on much longer….

    I NEED THE NEXUS NOW!!!

    • Crippler_p

      Fake post above

      • SoBrave

        Not fake.  A lot of stores have at least one in store.  The one near me had one and I got to play with it for a bit.  Dude is 100% correct in what he said.  

    • Jared Kirk

      Everyone seems to be saying how their OG’s are on their last leg… is 2 years about the normal lifespan for a smartphone?  I have a Droid X that is about 15 months old and it’s still doing alright… a bit (ok very) slow sometimes but I think it’s because I have too many apps (Over 200) and my homescreens have a bit too much on them.  That and I think the battery only holds about half the charge it did when I bought the phone… I can go from full battery to 30% in like 2 hours with fairly heavy use.

  • Anonymous

    December 15th is the new November 17th

    • Anonymous

      Imagine if Verizon came forward when the phone was announced in October and said it would be available at mid-late December. Ridiculous.

      • joejoe5709

        Hmmmm. True. We’d all be like… Excuse me? Why announce it?

        • Anonymous

          I’m sure it had to do with the announcement of the iPhone 4S. 

  • Dominick DeVito

    it’s like a dream of a never ending hallway and we can’t ever get to the door

    • joejoe5709

      And there’s twin Galaxy Nexus(s) at the opposite end of the hallway calling out to us, “Come play with us…” Wow that’s a nightmare right there.

      • Jboogie1289

        Yeah, and as soon as you get close enough they disappear. Sigh!!!!

  • Bhill1976

    SERENITY NOW!

  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting for the next posts that says “Oh bawls, delayed again. U MAD?”.

  • Famouzstarzz

    im jelly of kellen ha ha

  • Sammy

    seriously dude f this i pay too much on verizon to suckle at their teets. there going to be pricks and release this phone lke a day before jan 1 just so they can say well we said before the years over her her her.

  • Keii Graham

    Verizon: Please just confirm if the phone will be out before Christmas. 

    I have $400 squirreled away for this phone and accessories that I could very well put towards more Christmas gifts.

  • zim33

    Went to a Verizon store in central NJ this morning and all the employees seems scared to talk about the GN.  One woman acting like she had never heard of it.  Finally talked to the manager and he said Dec 15th is the new tentative date.  I asked him why it was delayed because I know you have them sitting in the back.  He said “I do not know”.

    • Jboogie1289

      I like his/your use of the word…….”Tentative”. Best use of a term by a VZW employee yet. Give that man a promotion!!!!

    • doittoit

      If you find the right store they will sell it to you.  I found a Radio Shack that was willing to sell it to me this past Saturday, but I couldn’t buy it there since they don’t do early upgrades, it either has to be a full 2 year upgrade, new line add-on, or a new 2 year contract.

      It turns out the only place I can get the GNex for $299.99 is at a VZW corporate store, VZW telesales, or VZW online because of the early upgrade.

      It sucks because the Radio Shack employee brought the phone out and was all ready to set me up until we discovered what I just mentioned about the upgrade situation……all I could do was touch the box……lol

      Oh well, I guess I have to wait like everyone else (excepet those who were lucky enough to get it).

  • Just like you’ve been saying all along, right Kellen?

    Give me a break.

    • Anonymous

      who’s kellen?

      • That would be Kellex’s real name.

      • Anonymous

        Kellex = screen name
        Kellen = real name

      • bigrob60

        Bizzaro Kellex.

  • KHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

    • Weege

      Nice

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to occupy whatever street Verizon’s Headquarters is located and throw my OG  repeatedly at the building…at this point there’s nothing that would make it run any worse

    • Keii Graham

      I’ve considered tearing my OG Droid down to its parts and mailing Verizon a different part every day until the Nexus is out.

  • Minterbomb

    I think the best thing to do is to go into cryo-sleep for a few hundred years. Then maybe, just maybe, we will be a week away from GNex release.

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t work out so well for Cartman waiting on the Wii.

      • joejoe5709

        Ha. Nice reference.

  • Anonymous

    I hope VZW gets another exclusive on the next Nexus   /s

  • Keii Graham

    Nexusgate continues.

  • doittoit

    This whole release fiasco has turned out to be a huge debacle by VZW.  Just today someone was able to purchase the GNex, but they received a call from the same store that sold it to him to return it because the employee that sold it to him would likely be fired if the phone was not returned…….RIDICULOUS!!!

    • Engineeredwithlayton

      that is hilarious

    • Anonymous

      I would have laughed and wished that employee good luck with the job hunt.

      • joejoe5709

        Exactly. Good luck. Pay attention to the emails and internets next time, buddy.

    • Thelegendofdavid

      I would take it back on the 15th

    • David Faber

      Should’ve told them “okay, I’ll be in soon.”  Then when they called to check again, say, “I’m sorry, I’ve been told by corporate that I can’t return the phone until next week.”

  • Anonymous

    motherFers

  • Adam

    Waiting patiently while my DInc keeps doing his “Little engine that could” impression.

  • This thing is NOT coming out until after x-mas.  Next week we will hear rumors of 12/22, then 12/29….

  • Ridiculous… that’s within two weeks.  Don’t you understand that this phone is perpetually two weeks away?  12/22 at the earliest.

  • The Nexus will arrive in stores delivered by a Cyclops riding a Pegasus Unicorn on December 32nd…. I’m just as skeptical about this date as I was with all the other ones. If I didn’t have unlimited data with VZW i would have left them a while ago.

    • I’m starting to think I might be able to live without unlimited data… 

      • Anonymous

        Yea so am I; I am thinking about riding out my contract and switching to TMObile; no more of this crap. I think I can live with 5GB. No more contracts for me though; tired of commitment of carriers.

    • Anonymous

      I feel the same way about leaving AT&T though.  Verizon you have better coverage, actual 4G, and the best phones.  The only thing good about AT&T is you can buy international phones and they’ll work, but that’s super expensive.

      • Look_alive_bro

        AT&T now has real 4G (i.e. LTE)- just as fast as Verizon’s too.

        • Anonymous

          It’s just in so few markets and none of them in CA.  Where as Verizon has CA covered.

    • Engineeredwithlayton

      same here…been waiting to use my upgrade since 9/19.  U think V will back date me for my next upgrade?  NOT.  This is frustrating.  I worked long and extra this week so I could take Friday off to be in line when Costco opens. 

      • Joshua

        And I thought I was holding onto an upgrade for a long time (9/23)… you only got me beat by four days though. But this debacle is getting out of hand.  

        • I’ve got you all beat… I’ve been waiting to upgrade since March. I was waiting for the Galaxy S2 but Verizon didn’t even pick it up, when I heard about the GNex I figured it would be better to wait, I figured I’ve waited nine months what’s another week? but at this rate other carriers will announce havingit before Verizon even gives a solid release date… If that happens I will gladly jump ship because my patience is beyond non-existent…

      • Anonymous

        Tell me you go to drexel…

    • The sad part is its in the stores. I went in one this morning and the rep had the box in hand but then told me she couldnt sell it to me till the 15th and she would hold it for me

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I should just wait for Santa Claus to bring me the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I am sure ther is some ELF in the North Pole playing with this great device right NOW!!!!! 

    Yeah, Verizon GAME ON!!!!!! Go SANTA CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Make us wait for this device and yanking our chain, I’ll teach you Verizon

  • Anonymous

    OK, so this means that it will get delayed and “announced to supposedly come out” on the 22nd.

  • Trophynuts

    shit i’ll be surprised if it happens on the 15th 

    • Sdg7

      Anything before 12/31, at this point, I’d be surprised. Its like they are trying to cut the “by the end of the year” as close as possible.

  • bigrob60

    Next Thursday! So close but so far away. Please open up preorders. 

  • Anonymous

    I wish you (yes, you Kellex) would stop saying this has any thing to do with the 4G outage.  Did they stop selling all 4G devices?  Absolutely not, in fact, they even released the XYBOARD today.

    • Anonymous

      I agree… I think this is something else.

      • Anonymous

        I tend to agree (in regards to the 4G outage being the reason), however I think it’s safe to say that there will be FAR more GNs activated that Xyboards.  God that’s the worst name ever.

    • David Faber

      Agreed.  This seems much more likely related to the Google Wallet controversy.  There are probably arguments over that springing up behind the scenes right now and Verizon held up the release to put pressure on Google to shut up.

    • Anonymous

      True, but delaying the latest 4G device is what they do to try and prevent an influx of load on a network they are suddenly unsure of. We had this same issue with the Wife’s Droid Charge. The outage back then delayed her phone by a few weeks.
      Now we all know that it is a big POS… oh well.

      • Anonymous

        Logic is not allowed in Galaxy Nexus release date threads.

    • Anonymous

      The XYBoard is not going to see the same number of activations that the Galaxy Nexus is, so the strain on the network will be minimal. 

      • Anonymous

        Yet, somehow they’re just coming to this realization now, after roadmapping the launch of the RAZR, Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and Droid 4 in a 4 week period of time? As if they didn’t know these phones were coming.

        • Anonymous

          Somehow I doubt Verizon was expecting multiple bugs and a nation wide 4G outage days before a flagship devices.

          • Anonymous

            Yet I guarantee they’re having no problem allowing their stores to the continue activating every other 4G device they have in stock. Meanwhile, the VAST majority of Verizon subscribers don’t even know the Nexus is coming, or what the Nexus name is supposed mean.

          • Anonymous

            The vast majority of Verizon customers don’t know what phones Verizon is selling until they walk in the door. We are in the minority for being informed as to what is in the pipe.

            I am inclined to think that there will be an influx in activations when the Galaxy Nexus is released, an influx Verizon didn’t want to take seeing as how the 4G network just got back up. A delayed release date is better than having a network problem on a major release day.

          • Anonymous

            I personally don’t see the Nexus competing with other Verizon smartphones, given the fact that previous Nexus devices haven’t received much (if any) national marketing from carriers or Google. I don’t see Verizon or Google running TV ads.
            While I agree that the majority of smartphone buyers don’t know what they’re buying until they walk in the door, I can’t imagine sales associates “pushing” the Galaxy Nexus since their job is ultimately to upsell Verizon services such as V-Cast, VZ Nav, mobile hotspot, etc. Don’t assume the Galaxy Nexus is going to be some huge seller, because most people don’t even know what “Nexus” means.

          • Anonymous

            It’s going to be the best selling Nexus devices. Aside from that, only time will tell. The power users may love the Nexus, but the average user may want the bloatware that we all loathe so much.

          • Anonymous

            Totally agree with your statement, and Nexus devices have sold horribly in the past.

  • Thelegendofdavid

    You guys check out the Google nexus page. 2 of the 4 pages have a buy now option:(. sad thinking what could have been

  • Anonymous

    It was never the 9th once the XYboard got sloted, I think we’re seen time and again they don’t release two flagship products on the same day.  With the XYboard crap out today officially for sale the Nexus wasn’t going to happen. 
    Now the white RAZR is slated for next week, so if they consider that a real launch I doubt we’ll see the Nexus then either.

  • Anonymous

    So VZW releases it on the 15th.  When will Amazon or Wirefly have a nice sale on it?  $199 … $149 … maybe a penny?

  • I’m betting January 5.

  • Anonymous

    The birdies are telling me the 15th as well.

  • help join the cause for an official response from vzw on twitter… #VZWNEXUSFAIL 

  • Zachary Newman

    Such as tease…

    • bigrob60

      I know. I kept trying just in case it would let me.

  • Anonymous

    WTF? what happend to the 13th?

    • SoBrave

      The same thing that happened to all the other dates..

  • EC8CH

    HYPEBEASTCOASTER!

    Up we go again!

    • Joelseph

      *Raises Hands*  Wheeeee!

      • EC8CH

        I think I’m gonna puke

        • bigrob60

          The camera now captures you puking. And the staff covers your photo up where you pick them up.

    • I want to get off…

  • Sorry, I’m done believing these rumors until Verizon says so themselves.

    • Anonymous

      I have to agree with you here. They never announced an official date. Verizon really hasn’t done anything wrong. The only issue I have is we know they have it in stock..and i want it. 

  • Lexicdys

    I called my local store, corporate, and Radioshack…no luck

  • HNicely69

    Surely Verizon will screw this one up too…

  • Anonymous

    Releasing  a phone this close to Christmas sucks.  Now on top of everything else I’m buying and paying for this Holiday season I’ve got to shell out another 300$.  

    • … you have to?  You could just… wait?

      • EC8CH

        what in the hell are you talking about 😛

        • Mctypething

          u mad bro?

          • EC8CH

            …….

          • Guest

            you a worthless fuckking dickkhead troll bro??

        • Stating El Obvious

          You engineering software, bro?

          • EC8CH

            Nope, our controls designers do that.

            I don’t know RSLogix 5000

          • einstein2001

            What does RSLogix have to do with this thread?

      • OG Droid

        The wait has been long enough sir.

      • Anonymous

        Uhhhh I have been waiting dude, months!

    • bigrob60

      Just tell people you don’t have the money and you’ll get their gift after the new year. :] That’s what I do. 

  • OG Droid

    Kellex; have you heard that it was pushed back due to data problems? That apparently a new update was approved yesterday for it to fix this issue?

  • Anonymous

    Just post WHEN it is out, not when it WILL BE out.

    • Anonymous

      I’d be totally cool with him posting when it “will be” out.  He’s just posting when he THINKS it will be out.  And so far him and every other tech blog have been wrong an average of about 50 times when it comes to this phone.

  • Figures

  • Dash640

    Going with the Rezound. Tired of all the hype and constant rumors with this phone. Not to mention, I got the Rezound for $0.01 from Amazon.

    • Anonymous

      I hope they ship it with a cookie for you.

    • If they would take Sense off of it, I’d be right there with you.

    • I’ll wait the 6 days and take the clearly superior phone instead of being impatient and buying something that I’ll end up upgrading in the next six months.

  • Crippler_p

    I dont believe it

  • Wheelhouse19

    I ready this blog every day…never have commented, and I’m not going to pretend like I know everything. But, I have been needing a new phone, and obviously waiting on the GNex like alot of us have…

    The way Verizon has marketed, announced / communicated (or lack thereof), and delayed the release of this phone is absolutely pathetic and mindboggling. Yes, they have a great network and I wouldn’ t leave that, but how in the word can you announce this phone nearly 3 months ago…and still not have it released while the rest of the world does?  Whatever the issue is, Verizon dropped the ball, is now bleeding lots of money, and ruining all the good vibes of a phone which could easily take down the iPhone.

    Fix the damn problem already, and get it done.

    • Skaletr

      they need to just release it and fix the problems as they arrive.

      • Dan Letsch

        While I do not want to wait, if they release the phone and it has problem, it will just be fodder for the i-ephs to say, “see androids are all crap”, should have got an icrap!  I want this to truely be the phone to dethrone the fruit phone, and for that, the network needs to be stable, and the bugs need to be worked out. 

        Verizon has never said anything other than that it will be released by the end of the year, and at this point I have no reason to not believe that will happen.

        • The Apple users have no right to even make that comment considering the last few releases of iPhones and iOS have all had issues that had to be patched after release. Grip of Death to the shitty battery life in 5.0. The only problem is when an Android phone has major issues it takes the manufacturer far too long to fix the shit. Look at the Bionic they are jsut now soak testing the fix for it.

        • Anonymous

          Forget the fanboys.  It should be fodder for the owners suffering from said issues.  Fanboys will find an excuse to drag down a device no matter what. 

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • NICE!  been waiting for it!

      • this is worse than saying first. Congrats King Idiot.

        • Guest

          he’s a loser douche bag!  probably like 5 or 6 years old.  i hear he loves a good cock in his mouth!

      • David

        ugh…smh

    • Gino Fratto

      I called the main Verizon 800 number yesterday to try and get some info (just for the hell of it)… Before you even get to the main menu they run a recording telling you to buy an iPhone!  It then says “press 6 for more iPhone information, or hold for the main menu… It made me sick… I would even respect the same thing for a Droid Razr.  I don’t have any interest in that phone but at least its a Verizon exclusive… 

      • Anonymous

        When I call my VZW store they answer with “home of the DROID RAZR”

    • This is nothing new with Verizon, they did it with the Bionic. 

      • Peaches

        Wasn’t the bionic released like 8mo after it was anounced?

  • Steve Jobs Ghost

    I promised to destroy Android, and my work continues.

    • Joelseph

      LOL

    • Most W4nted 1

      I LOL’d

  • This ruffles my feathers.

  • sp3cterz

    Thank God i cant take it anymore

  • Anonymous

    Please be true. Like this comment if you remain skeptical

    • Anonymous

      Like whore. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      If one is not skeptical when considering VZW “launch” dates, one is an idiot.

    • God I hate people that beg for likes.

      • Like this hank guy’s post so he becomes what he hates! ^_^

      • I like people that hate people who beg for likes.

    • I think the 15th will actually happen, this gives companies a week of time before the phone is released with a solid date, other dates were just being thrown around, this seems to be more “official”.

      • TROLOLOL

        LOL, that’s just to make you feel better for thinking that the 9th will actually happen, as this gives companies some time since October 27th when they announced the phone with a solid date, the 15th is also being thrown around and NOTHING seems to be “official.”

      • Adam Brandt

        I called two real Verizon stores this morning and they both actually SAID the 15th so I think it’s real.  It’s the first time I have received a date from a Verizon store.  I called up 611 2 days ago and he also said there was 25,000 units in my area.  So I said, OH YOU HAVE 25,000 UNITS? And he said no that is just your area, the area next to you has 30,000 units.  I don’t know how they divide their areas.  I live in Jersey City NJ.  I will be paying full price and he indeed confirmed the full price was $649.99

  • This waiting is going to give me an anxiety atttack.

  • John

    Dear Verizon,

    …………………./´¯/)
    ………………..,/¯../
    ………………./…./
    …………./´¯/’…’/´¯¯`·¸
    ………./’/…/…./……./¨¯
    ……..(‘(…´…´…. ¯~/’…’)
    ……………………..’…../
    ……….”…………. _.·´
    ……………………..(
    …………………………

    -your customers

    • Sdg7

      Verizon sent me that same message in my email this morning.

      • John

        haha

        • Anonymous

          I couldn’t wait any longer.  I bought a used Droid X2 on ebay for cheap and I’m just going to root it and use it until the Nexus is free or cheap on ebay (if it ever comes out).  Or I’ll wait for something better. I’ve been waiting on the edge of my seat for the Nexus for 6 months. I would have dumped mad money on the thing.  Now,  I will not give any of the companies involved with the Nexus $300 for this or any other phone. F*ck all of them.

          • Anonymous

            Damn, calm down dude.. It’s just a phone.

          • angermeans

            Really?

          • none

            you mad bro?

          • Jvmxtra

            I see what you did there

          • Anonymous

            I think so bro!

          • theblast

            aaaahahahahahaha. so good.  i just wish i could’ve seen this dudes face when he heard it was getting pushed back again !

          • Tyler

            You are really dumb! If you waited a week you would have one of the best phone out there. You waited 6 months whats another week going to hurt? 

          • Anonymous

            im not even mad bros.  yeah, the phone will come out next week.  just like it was supposed to come out in november and then this week.  even when you do get it i’ll be $300 richer, not in a contract with VRW and be able to buy the phone in a few months for half price or $0 on contract. 

          • More power to you! I wish I could jump ship just as easily. I’m pissed off regarding the release of this phone as well, but I’ve invested way too much time and energy (checking out this site and being frustrated over the many delays). At least you’re out there putting your money where your mouth is. VZW won’t make a dime off you buying a used phone. If we had more people like you who defected, then they’ll realize that they really need to get their shit together. Unfortunately, I have to remain a lemming because even though I’m PO’d over VZW’s botched release, I want this phone too much. So kudos to you. 

          • Guest

            So, you pass up one of the  best phones to be coming out for one of the worst phones out there. I like your thinking!

          • No really, tell us how you REALLY feel……………….

      • I got that email too…

    • Nate Myers

      i laughed.  Probably the best post ive ever seen on here.

    • dkbetts

      Yeah.  I am getting Andrannoyed.

      New word for when we buy the hype and hate life when Verizon doesn’t deliver.

    • Newshooter

      I like how the article covers almost everyday next week. Droid-Life has it covered so no matter what date it drops, YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure it just covers the 15th. Do you not understand how news/rumors work? Nothing is absolute but I’m glad the latest inside information is reported on. You, and people like you, would bitch whether it were reported on or not. The difference in the two scenarios is that your arguments would contradict each other. Complaining just for the sake of complaining.

        Hypocrites.

        • Quit your bitching. Stop trolling these posts, for you complain just for the sake of complaining. Talk about contradiction…

          • Anonymous

            Timoh makes a good point actually.. He’s not trolling.

    • Ecubuntu

      I agree with u

    • Kornfag11

      Verizon doesn’t want this phone. They are trying to kill the hype. Get this, hey I can’t wait anymore, I’m going to rent a razr till the nexus comes out. $299, nexus comes out you trade in the razr $35 restocking fee. The turn around and resell the razr you just traded in. They make $35 on you and double dip on the trade in. No wonder why they delay there phone releases.

      • TROLOLOL

        i got a headache reading your post

        • Spadestar66

          I dont think that’s gonna happen much. People who were seriouly interested in that phone just waited

          • Anakin Solo

            I rented a Rezound the day it came out

      • OG Droid

        I can’t wait when they finally release this thing; and start getting all these returns on the rezound and razr

      • PDubya

        They could only resell/double-dip as a refurbished model.

        • bigrob60

          The refurb’s are almost as expensive as the brand new phones. Even on contract.

      • DrizzyDroid

        There is no hype outside of the small Android enthusiast community. Go ask the random mom or dad on the street if they have ever heard of the Nexus Galaxy Prime S LTE or whatever they are calling this thing.

        • Guest

          Hell for that matter try asking a VZ store employee, they are just as clueless …

          • Jeremy Turnley

            I spent 45 minutes in a VZW retail store (not a licensee outlet, one of their stores) and the sales people there were all completely on the ball.  They are quick to size up their customer, and pretty accurately steer people towards the product they will probably best fit them.  I watched one guy badmouth Android while selling an iPhone to a soccer mom, then do the same to the iPhone while hyping Androids flexibility to a tech-savvy dad.  He went so far as to tell the guy to come back in a week and get the Nexus if he wanted the best phone.  All of the employees were doing this; I would say that they are far from clueless, at least at this store.  At the mall kiosk? Probably a different story.

          • Anonymous

            I think (hope?) people mean they are clueless about what’s coming out. My local store they know the products they can sell well.

          • Www Blah

            The stores around here either don’t know what they are talking about or they do and do not want to say anything about the Nexus or Droid 4. 

          • Anonymous

            Wow I wish I could to your Verizon store. I spent an hour at two VERIZON STORES, not outlets, not mall kiosks but actual Verizon retail stores and the employees knew nothing. They didn’t know about the extended return promotion, they didn’t know anything about the Nexus release, some didn’t even knew the phone existed. They knew that I should just buy the Razr or an i*hone 4s because there were awesome phones. But I basically had to shove a Razr sale down a sales associates throat because she thought the extended return policy was only online, by the way that was after she had to go check with the manager to make sure the deal actually existed. So in closing, I wish I could go to your Verizon store. 

          • cd5950

            i work in a direct retail location, and I can say that all the stores in the entire zone I work in (direct locations, not resellers) are very up to date about information on the Galaxy Nexus, and up to date policy. I’ve been hyping this phone to my customers for a while now. almost everyone i work with that uses an iphone is ready to get their hands on their own g-nex.

        • Anonymous

          People seem to forget that it is a developer phone.  The Nexus line has never been the most popular or the best selling.  The only reason the Galaxy Nexus is seeing this kind of hype is because of ICS, seeing as how it is probably 4-6 months away on current devices. 

        • that’s not true, the galaxy nexus twitter followers is over 100k.  100k x $650 (cost of the phone spread out over 2yrs) = $65,000,000.  65million just in handset sales is just slightly more than average for phones, especially since this one will have a bit more shelf life than all the other androids they push.  I’m sure this will make them money, I’m considering leaving T-Mo for it

          • Anonymous

            There’s a lot more reasons you should leave T-Mobile…..

          • Bard

            Yeah because twitter followers are a great way to measure sales. I’m sure none of those are bots or companies or product lines. Nice try though. 

          • while i’m sure the phone will sell more than a 100k units, thinking that every one of the twitter followers will buy a phone is just silly. 
            you should rethink your logic. 

          • Thereba07

            I don’t follow it on twitter and I’m frothing at the mouth to get this phone.  I know it’s the best out there, and I will wait patiently for its release.  And, yes, you should leave T-Mobile. Verizon, as horrible as they’re being about this release, has great network coverage, great customer service, and, with the release of this phone, the best device on the market.

      • Anonymous

        ‘Verizon doesn’t want this phone.”

        I stopped reading after this.  If it wasn’t for a nation wide 4G outrage, this phone would be out today.  Stop trying to make it into something else.  This phone had issues, that’s why it was delayed and received 2 software updates. 

        • Guest

          Wrong, it is an unlocked phone in which many smart people are going to use to circumvent the crap they are pulling with tethering, and the small but still there apps forced upon us.

          Watch it not get released until that $100 off coupon mentions expires …

          • Anonymous

            What does the phone being unlocked, which it doesn’t come unlocked out of the box, have anything to do with what I said?

          • Anonymous

            Have you used a Motorola phone?  
            They are bloated to the 9’s.  
            Guess which brand gets promoted most quickly?  
            I just saw a Xyboard advert on verizonwireless.com, didn’t that tablet leave the drawing board like yesterday?

          • Anonymous

            You might be seeing that ad because the XYBoard is available to order online.  I think the phones that get promoted are the phones that are currently for sale.

            When the Galaxy Nexus is released, there will be an ad for it on verizonwireless.com and it will receive some type of promotion.  Will it receive as much promotion?  No, but it’s not because Verizon doesn’t want to sell it. 

          • His point is that Verizon prefers to sale other phones, and not this phone.  Hence the reason it has been pushed back so far.  They would much rather sell their Motorola branded phones, than sell this phone.  This phone has been working great for at least a month and a half.  p3droid has stated so when he had one, and blackmanx the same. There has not been a “serious” problem with the phone to postpone it,minus perhaps the volume bug.  I honestly do not believe there is anything wrong with this phone’s 4g capabilities based on people’s experience that actually have the testing devices.  Look at what has happened. He is right, the Xyborg had no “official” date, but still got pushed forward day after an outage, even though it is also a 4g device.  

          • Jeremy Turnley

            Nothing in business is ever as simple as  what you’re saying.

            The Xyboards got released because of contractual obligations, no doubt (probably a clause about no less than 10 busness days before Christmas). 

            Verizon isn’t being fronted money by anyone to promote the GNex, so it has to stand on its own, and they get shafted if everyone returns them the day after they sell them because 4G is busted.  It all makes sense if you look at the big picture.

        • 2Ceedz

          Well, pretty sure one was just to put their bloatware crap on..

          • Anonymous

            It’s not even really bloatware.  One is backup assistant, which is helpful if you are coming from a feature phone or do not want to back up contacts to Google and the other is MyVerizon, which is helpful to monitor usage and view statements.  It’s not like Verizon loaded this phone up with City ID and Amazon MP3, and they can be blocked if you really don’t want them.

          • angermeans

            No kidding this whole, “Verizon is bloating up the nexus” line is getting old. The only two on this phone is backup asssistant (which is a great thing to give new customers coming to the android platfonr) and my verizon which is much needed outside of the unlimited data plan. They didn’t include the horribke cast apps or city I’d or madden demo or etc etc etc. People make too much of a small issue. Get over it verizon has to take care of its customers or otherwise they will be flooded with calls from the 99% of people outside of this site checking data and wanting reps to push make believe buttons to restore contacts and fix all their problems they could solve by doing a 10 sec google search. For the most part the nexus line has been sold by google online or best buy but this phone is sold by Verizon and they could have been much worse.

            Another thing I am just as anxious as the next guy that’s had my CC in hand ready to buy for months but there has been two pretty big updates and some now known big problems with data that obviously Google hadn’t fixed and this again is now Verizon’s phone. I don’t think Verizon is doing this so people will buy a rezound or razr and return it so they make a measly 35 dollars. Give me a break and wait in class no one owes anything to anybody.

        • SixShot

          I don’t get why a 4G outage would delay a device release?  Release the phone, 3G and 2G service was active and tell the buyers that VZ is working tirelessly to get 4G back (which its back now).

          Also, my frustration is that the UK, Canada, and other countries have their Nexus versions released so IMO its VZ not Samsung or Google delaying the release for their own reasons.

          • Jeremy Turnley

            In my case, 4G is working, but its slow as crap – it’s like 3G speeds but showing the 4G logo.  If they released the GNex and people saw that performance, the word of mouth would kill their sales.  So would people being told they had a 4G phone in a 4G area, and not getting the logo at all.

            Telling people that 4G is down but they are working on it is the same as telling them that 4G is unreliable and not worth their time. Let me sell you a car, and it usually works fine, but only goes 30MPH right now because of issues, but we are working to resolve that – are you going to buy it?

            Remember, they aren’t promoting this thing on TV, word of mouth and their store reps are going to sell it.  If those can’t do thier jobs, they won’t sell phones.

      • Not to mention, phone fanatics make up maybe 1% of the people who are going to buy the phone. The only person they’re really messing with is you. No one else even knows the thing exists until Verizon throws it in their face with in-store ads and tv ads. 

        • Mike Ampaabeng

          That is VERY true! None of my friends even knew about this phone, or that the Razr is out. Completely unaware.

      • Loki

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

        • Noyfb

          And the password Phrase is “Comeback next week”

      • Anonymous

        That’s just dumb, bro.   The Razr isn’t even worth briefly owning.  Blur is an abortion, and an encrypted bootloader is unacceptable.  As someone who truly appreciates Android’s open spirit, I refuse to even throw a dime in Motorola’s direction until they unlock their bootloaders.

    • Most W4nted 1

      I just got that from DL with this post.

    • Drew

      It’s starting to gain momentum! #VZWNEXUSFAIL 

      • Anonymous

        PLEASE tweet @VerizonWireless and be sure to include the hashtag #VZWNEXUSFAIL

        While you’re at it, include @googlenexus so they hear it too

        • Peaches

          Just did 😉

      • Hopefully this gains some momentum. They need to get twitter-bombed by all the angry soon-to-be Nexus owners. 

        • Anonymous

          Occupy Verizon’s Twitter page! From your couch!

        • Love you bro! Galaxy nexus #ftw

    • Anonymous

      How many people are actually not going to purchase the Galaxy Nexus and/or leave Verizon because of the events of the past few months?  Exactly, ZERO!  False outrage is the best outrage. 

      • Onthecouchagain

        Doesn’t mean people can’t complain. 

        • Anonymous

          If people calmed down, we might actually be able to get real news regarding Android, etc. instead of a Galaxy Nexus release date story every other post.

    • Steve Benson

      I get that from Verizon daily.

    • Woz

      Haha sucks for you guys. Maybe you should have just gotten the iPhone 4S since after all, it is superior to any android device on the market.

      • Peaches

        Uh, no it’s not. iPhones are for women and hipsters.

        • Thereba07

          I’m a woman and a hipster and I hate iPhone. Android is the best OS out there.

      • Anonymous

        stop smoking PCP…4S was a bust of a phone…how can you release the iphone 4 with the incomplete feature that is Siri and then make it a major release. All Apple did was get over on their customers.

        • Joshua

          “If it still looks the same, how will people know I upgraded?!” 

          IMO, best line from that Samsung Commercial.

          • Anonymous

            Dude, you’re a barista…

    • Anonymous

      Best reply of 2011. Same bullshit they did with the thunderbolt and just one more reason to buy an iPhone this weekend.

  • Anonymous

    My *official* two-year upgrade date is December 16th. Sweet.

  • Anonymous

    For all of you still stuck with an OG (like me) until this phone gets released, try the newest Liquid Smooth ROM (v 3.2).  It’ll get you through, hopefully.

    • Anonymous

      Stock Froyo is getting me through, every rom was way too buggy. It wasn’t worth it.

      • Anonymous

        I tried, but I couldn’t take not having all the added features you get with being rooted.  I’ve tried many many many ROMs for OG, and this is by far the best Gingerbread-based ROM.

        • Negativerxn

          I recently flashed this and, so far, I have to agree with you.

        • Anonymous

          I might have to try it again then. I used many different ROMs as well and Liquid was the best, but after using it for several weeks it started getting really buggy.. I don’t know why, so I went back to stock.

          • 2Ceedz

            Wow, back to stock?!  Thats when my Droid is at its ‘buggiest”.  LoL.  Thank God for the Great Peter Alfonso, have always used Bugless Beast.
            But… Like the guy above me, I havent used Liquid since it was first released.  :-)!

          • Jovan Givens

            Bugless Beast is anything but bugless. Vibrate issues freezing, bootlooping, pass. I gave up on it. Google Voice + a laptop until this phone comes out.

    • Tazkven

      Running this on my Tbolt and it is one of the best I have ran in along time, highly recommended indeed

    • forgiventhief

      Hmmm. I had issues with bugs. I am running Steel Droid. Maybe I’ll try Liquid again… after all. I have to do SOMETHING with my OG Droid. 

    • I’m running Liquid on my DX and it’s legit.

  • Mlarson6

    I actually like the delays since my upgrade is not until March 🙂

    • Roderick Cross

      Mine too, but I want it now.

    • bigrob60

      I’ve had my update for over a year now. It’s your turn to wait. :p

  • I wonder if I can use the coupon I received in the mail to offset the restocking fee when I return my Rezound and get this.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon can die in a fire

  • Anonymous

    omfg, not again

  • First?

    • Anonymous

      Yep first douche to say first. Congrats 

      • first guy to act like a hardass behind a keyboard. congrats.

        • Anonymous

          Together we shall celebrate in hell!

        • People who type first are flaming homos.

  • Anonymous

    What about AndroidandMe.com’s report of the 31st?

    • Mlarson6

      That was a date written in sharpie haha

    • Anonymous

      It’s a box with with a date from an unverified source.  Nothing to believe any more than the rest of the crap.

  • Verizon keeps pissing everyone off.
    I dont care about the bugs or the 4G outage, just give me the damn phone.

  • I have a good feeling about this.

  • Anonymous

    *Bart Scott* voice Can’t Wait!

  • Yeah cool…

  • Here we go again.

  • 6 days! yay….

  • Asdf

    mehhhh

  • Cdejesus1119

    not impressed with this phone anymore.. 

    • Then you obviously weren’t impressed in the first place, nothing about the phone has changed.

      • Anonymous

        A month has passed. Technology does not stand still.

  • too late, already spent the $ on a clown to follow me around and cheer me up

    • Anonymous

      lol +1 Does that Clown have a friend out here in Northern CA to cheer me up 😛

      • bigrob60

        Why spend money on a clown when you live in the Green triangle.

        • Anonymous

          LOL Is that like the porn movie behind the Green Door?? LOL If thats the case show me the Green Traingle 😛

          • bigrob60

            Since you said you live in northern Cali, I suspected you lived in/around Humbolt county. Humbolt along with two other counties around it now produce about 90% of all homegrown pot. Which is now referred to as the Green Triangle. 6-7 years ago the 90% was just from Humbolt.  

          • Anonymous

            LOL, Gotcha, not a pot head but to each his own lol I need all of my brain cells for work lol

    • I literally laughed out loud.

    • tjmonkey15

      Is their website clownpenis.fart?

      • Woz

        You are not funny?

  • Anonymous

    Dont tell me no lies and keep your hands to yourself

    • Carac77

      Did anyone buy the Living Social deal ($50 of VZW phone/accessory for $25)?  It expires 12/31. Not sure how many they sold. I know I was hoping to use it on the GNex but if it’s not out prior to 12/31, I’ll have to spend it on something else. Do they have GNex accessories in the store available for sale?

      • doittoit

        I heard some people had luck buying accessories through VZW telesales, you can try that.  I bought the Living Social deal too and may end up doing that, but if the phone is released after the 31st, I may just change my mind on the GNex and not get the damn phone at all.

  • Madbro

    I’m mad bro.

    • Anonymous

      U mad bro?

      • Anonymous

         _

    • Anonymous

      This whole ‘Mad Bro’ thing jumped the shark after Mctypething started writing sane, analytic comments.  Let it die…bro.

      • Mctypething

        u mad bro?

        • Anonymous

          SONOFA

        • Anonymous

          lol

        • Guest

          you a worthless fuckking dickkhead troll bro??

          • are you the pot calling the kettle black, bro?

      • Cool story bro

    • tjmonkey15

      Letter before V agitated male sibling?

  • Anonymous

    Motherfuckers…

    • I feel like just walking into a Verizon stock room and taking one at this point. I will do this all while naked, only wearing shoes. I will tell them that General Butt Naked waits for no man.

      • Anonymous

        I swear I’m about to do the same thing! 

        I’ve been using a Samsung SCH-U540 burner phone POS that I got out of a phone recycling box.

        I switched from Sprint 3 months ago, just for this goddamned phone. The only reason I did it back then was because it was the only way to get off my newly made 2 year contract with Sprint ETF free (and hopefully sell my evo 3d, still haven’t sold)

        I used to be a smartphone user, then I took an arrow to the knee. That arrow my friends, was Verizon!

        • Yh

          Skyrim reference FTW

          • Anonymous

            Really? Wow I’ve been playing Skyrim for a week and didn’t notice these “took arrow to the knee” catch phrases that seems to be popular these days came from Skyrim.

      • Bryan Paul

        I’m gonna go dressed as the Dancing Android from those Youtube video’s…..they’ll be to hypnotize by my moves to stop me. 

      • Anonymous

        cover yourself in peanut butter. No one wants to tackle a naked guy covered in peanut butter

      • Anonymous

        and neither does Dr_Buttballs

    • Anonymous

      Ha. My words excactly.