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Update on the Galaxy Nexus Situation? Not Much has Changed

A weekend passed and according to our Twitter timeline and inbox, many of you noticed that we had nothing to post on the status of the Galaxy Nexus that is headed to Verizon. There is a reason for that – nothing has changed as of last Friday. But since so many were looking for an update on the situation today, we thought we would just toss out a quick post.

The current date we are all looking forward to remains December 15. There are no guarantees that it will launch that day, but the majority of stores have been told to target that date for now. Just remember that December 9 was essentially a lock and something happened, so again, we’ll just wait for that day to arrive and see what happens. We told you that the rumors of a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday launch were just that, massive unsubstantiated rumors. Sure enough, two of those days have passed without even a beep from Big Red, Google or Samsung. 

As far as reasons why the device has been pushed back, let’s just say that we will likely never know the true reason and to tell you the truth, that’s the way it should be. Verizon told us that it would be out by the end of the year because they obviously understood that the device needed to pass through testing and did not want to make anything official until they knew everything was 100% ready. I know that we all want this device now, but try to give them at least a little bit of a break. I would rather this phone pass all of their tests and hit shelves with zero bugs than watch the world bitch about them releasing a buggy, beta product too early.

We have seen sites blame the Google Wallet situation over the delay, but have not heard from any of our sources that that has even been in the discussion. Remember that the Nexus S on T-Mobile still to this day does not have Wallet and likely never will, so I doubt this would be the reason for this hold up.

If you really need a reason to ease your brain pain, just consider the fact that Verizon’s LTE network went down in a major way last week, that not all stores have inventory yet, and that LTE chips have been a pain in every phone manufacturer’s rear all year. Pretty tough to launch the phone of the year if you don’t have enough to sell and you also have a shaky network on your hands, wouldn’t you say?

And on a related note, let’s talk about comments on Nexus posts and DL in general. Keep it classy, folks. We had a troll battle over the weekend that has since been taken care of, but we would appreciate it if you would all try to breathe for a second and think about what you are about to type before posting. Is it going to offend or insult someone? Probably shouldn’t post it. The DL community has been one of the friendliest places on the internet for 2 years now, let’s not allow one phone and a couple of trolls to change that.

  • http://twitter.com/Richdaillest1 Ritchie Christian

    A FRIEND OF MINE FROM VZW JUST TOLD ME THAT THE NEXUS IS GETTING PUSHED BACK BY POSSIBLY ANOTHER TWO WEEKS!!!!!  FML I’M REALLY HOPING THAT ITS NOT TURE…..ARGHHHHH!!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • James Lucas II

    The testing rumors are crap the blackberry storm and storm 2 was always trash it passed with flying colors lol

    • Joe Fischer

      if you couldn’t tell, times have changed from when the storm and storm 2 came out

  • http://twitter.com/WXGuy81 Buddy Reeves

    I was in a corporate store here in Madison,WI last night and the guy told me he would call me, but I inquired about the 15th, but he told me that it’s unlikely and that his system showed “Launch Date TBD”..Sad..Verizon has really botched this..and I also read that Australia has released the Galaxy Nexus as well.

  • Anonymous

    doubt it’s going to be this week since VZ has not made an official announcement yet.  If i recall they usually announce a phone release a week in advance…no announcement = no release on the 15.

  • NexusFansAreIdiots

    Epic trololololo by Verizon.  It’s driven the fanboys into a frenzy.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • the abba dalla

    Verizon had the phone in stock for overweek, almost two. The demo phones have numbers, but they aren’t allowed to sell even with full stock of the phone and the accessories

  • C.J. Novotny

    I was told by my two friends that work at different verizon stores that they had gotten emails saying that they reason for the delay was google wallet and the device will be released the 15th WITH google wallet support. I have been trying to get one of them to send me a screenshot of the email but they haven’t budged yet….can’t say I blame them for not wanting to get fired lol.

  • Anonymous

    [quote]As far as reasons why the device has been pushed back, let’s just say
    that we will likely never know the true reason and to tell you the
    truth, that’s the way it should be. Verizon told us that it would be out
    by the end of the year because they obviously understood that the
    device needed to pass through testing and did not want to make anything
    official until they knew everything was 100% ready.[/quote]
    NO NO NO. Verizon DOES NOT get a pass. Your telling me that the illusion and the stratosphere and other devices that are skinned and OEM bloated need less testing than a pure nexus device? Thats INSANE. INSANE. Its stall tactics and this fact was backed by Verizon insiders who reported that the testing happens right up to even the hour they release the phone in a lot of cases, therefore making any ‘testing’ they do just that, testing with an asterisk.

    Forget their lies

  • Anonymous

    Check your Verizon stores as mine does have the display model out to play with!

  • Anonymous

    Hey kellex! What is the led flash like. Is it bright?

  • http://goba.mobi Luthercale

    I can’t wait to check out this phone! (although I am already more than happy with my Samsung Galaxy Note). My company is even giving one away to some lucky person who tries out our app this December. Check it out: goba.co/win-a-phone

  • bigrob60

    +One million regarding the last paragraph on comments and Trolls. It’s good to see the hammer start to fall on the more out of control people. There is a difference between disagreeing with someone and discussing it and blatantly launching personal attacks for other opinions.  

  • Yan-Fa Li

    Waiting for CM9 on Samsung Galaxy S2.  Seems to be the best option.

  • Jamaicawind

    Does anyone else find it pretty sad that this phone is out in japan Europe Australia (Tomorrow) and now even south Africa is about to get it before we have it?

    • Bryan Williams

      Don’t forget Canada.

  • Bio Shnev

    I work at Costco and I just looked at our computer and it has a do not sell till date of 12-14-2011 so I’m going to keep an eye out for any updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinbontrager Justin Bontrager

    I had a Galaxy Nexus activated on my plan at radio shack, all was well till he tried to charge me for it and it wasn’t in their system. :( He talked to his Co-worker and told me I could pick it up Thursday.

    • Guest

      Had the same issue when tried to pay for it… They had to deactivate the GN and reactivate my crap phone… Can’t wait to get my hands on again!