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Verizon: Galaxy Nexus Still Coming This Year, Will Announce When It’s Ready

Look, a new statement has been released from Verizon regarding the Galaxy Nexus!

The Galaxy Nexus is still on track to launch this year. We will definitely send a press release to announce availability. Feel free to visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus to sign up for email alerts to be one of the first to know.

So basically, this is what they told us back in October, only now we know they will at least send out a press release for it when the time comes. Are we still ready to go tomorrow? Every single store on the planet sure seems to think so, but then again, they all thought that last Friday as well.

This is pure speculation, but doesn’t it seem odd that they would release this statement the day before the phone is supposed to arrive, if indeed it was suppose to arrive tomorrow? Seems like at this point, we should have heard, right? Or am I just going all tinfoil hat on you?

Add Friday to the list of potential dates, as well as every other day next week. I’m not saying that tomorrow isn’t happening, but am just trying to prepare you for the situation that went down last week. ūüôā

Via:  Android and Me

  • They should put it up for sale, sell what they got, and let people back
    order them like everyone that is buying a iPhone 4s has to do.


    I picked up mine this morning. ¬†Boy, run don’t walk to your phone store and get one. ¬†Stunning!

  • “Feel free to visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus to sign up for email alerts to be one of the first to know.”¬†¬†

    I did and it’s already out, did I get an alert, e-mail anything?¬† NO!¬† WTF?¬† Just saying, don’t say stuff if you’re not going to follow through.¬† Why even say that or release that this month when they had ZERO plans of personally contacting anybody.

    I’m thoroughly DISQUSted!

    Whatever, I’m getting the phone tomorrow ūüôā ūüėõ ūüėČ

  • MikeB

    Don’t think tomorrow is happening. Report from¬†the southern US¬†in Baton Rouge, LA. Got home early from work had nothing better to do but call some stores, for actually the first time, and find out if I had to get up early or not tomorrow to get me some Nexus:) Anyway called 4 VZW stores, 2 Best Buys, and an independent retailer. The first and biggest BTR store I called had me feeling good. She said they were selling tomorrow. I said great, see you at 9. She said not so fast I can call so in the AM and schedule you a time when we can release them. Said whats the problem don’t you already have them in stock. Wouldn’t confirm, WTF. So I said I will call my towns VZW store and see if they are selling them so it would save me a drive into BTR. Called them could tell the ghuy was annoyed probably from getting calls and said not tomorrow slight chance Friday, or next week or the week after. FU%$. So went down the list and basically the same thing, nobody has any idea of when it is getting released and they all said they do not have any in stock. BTW the Best Buy people were the least friendly of all. Said to call back towards end of next week that they aren’t getting any soon and have no idea when they will be getting the phones in. So I called back the original main store and told the girl all of this and had her confirm with mgmt. Got back on phone and said she could call me back tonight before closing that they have the phones in stock just waiting to recieve official word from up top. Said they will definitely know one way or another if tomorrow or friday is a go by end of business today.¬† So who knows but from what I have read on hear from others seems doubtful.

    • MikeB

      Quick update. Just called an ind. retail. outside our mall and she said they are definitely selling them tomorrow. Only have 4 in stock and already pre-sold 3, so I got the last one, unofficially of course. She took down all my info and has everyhting waiting. Said they got the memo this morning that they could sell the phones tomorrow. Did say though for me to call her at 10 in the morning just to make sure everything is still good to go before I drive up there. She was very friendly and was saying not to be disappointed if something changes overnight because of verizon  laughing while telling me this. Said trust me well aware. I have an original droid and this has been going on since last winter with the debacle of the Bionic. Made her laugh even more. She said she could give me an extra $8 for trading in my droid. That made her really laugh. So come tomorrow morning we will see. Not going to lose any sleep over it though.

  • kyle

    Spoke with my Verizon store this morning and they did not have a release date….spoke with them again 5 minutes ago and was told “tomorrow.”

    Meaning Thursday…will be pissed if this does not happen because I am jumping on a early 6am flight for this phone…

  • Just called my VZW store where I bought my Rezound, and he said probably Friday and they’d get at least 20 units, but also told me there would be a SEVENTY-DOLLAR restocking fee?! I questioned him and he said that for smartphones, the restocking fee is $70! Can they do this? Standard VZW procedure is $35 for phones, $75 for tablets and netbooks…

  • Takau

    Just got a call from my local Verizon store, they said the phone has been pushed back again and didn’t give me a new date.

  • Scotttyb

    Here is my chat with Verizon:

    Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
    You are now chatting with ‘Wayne’
    Wayne: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service.  May I help you with your order today?
    You: Hi, can you tell me when the Galaxy Nexus phone will be available to purchase?
    Wayne: Right how we do not have release date on that device.

  • Chrisriner84

    Duuuuuude m buddy at the store says the emails are flooding in…. its been pushed back again. No release tomorrow. I hate to give up on this phone, but I might have to get a white razr

  • Anonymous

    I had been very pessimistic about a GNex launch on the 15th up until today. I stopped by a local VZW authorized retailer here in NJ and spoke with the 2 reps there for a little bit. I asked if they had any in stock and they said yup, just got them today. I almost had them letting me buy one, but they called their manager last minute and he said not until tomorrow. They did let me play with one though and it was awesome, they even showed me an E-mail from Verizon saying not to sell them until tomorrow. So just before I left I said “so if I come back tomorrow morning, you’ll 100% sell me one” and he said “you have my word”

  • Josh

    I spoke with 2 vzw stores in 2 different states and a best buy yesterday. They all know of no new date and got pretty defensive when I asked if they had their stock which I know they did. So let’s hope it’s tomorrow

  • Ryan C

    This just happened to everyone!

  • Sean Couch

    Well this just popped up on droid-life 

    Android 4.0.2 Rolling Out to Verizon Galaxy Nexus Unitshttp://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/14/android-4-0-2-rolling-out-to-verizon-galaxy-nexus-units/

  • tdizzle

    Just got word from my cuz who works at VZW that there is a TBA on the Nexus. It ain’t happen tmrw folks. Sorry.¬†

  • Angelofmusic1989

    3 stores in My San Diego, CA said they haven’t heard a thing about the release and that they don’t have a single unit in stock…seems promising.

  • should be available tomorrow! my friend who owns a store got them in today and I will be picking it up shortl.

  • Ben

    Called local VZW Store (Bristol VA – 276-466-6800) and was told the phones would be available tomorrow 12/15 at 9AM.

    • Ben

      I should also mention, I have been calling this same store every other day for the last 3 weeks and have never been given a release date before now. ¬†(Not even a “well, everything says it should be here Friday” kind of answer, just “No, no release date”)

    • That’s good, the two stores I called locally in Boston said they don’t have an official date and one guy said 20% it would be tomorrow. They both also told me that they don’t have the phones yet. ¬†Here’s to hoping they are really good at being tight lipped.

  • Zottig

    More cities go live with LTE on the 15th… imagine, wouldn’t it just chap your hide if they ended grandfathering unlimited data on contract renewals as of the 15th?

  • I just talked to my buddy who owns a verizon store. He has them in stock as of today. he is selling me one tonight so I would say they will be available

    • Anonymous

      Make sure you keep us updated and post pics when you get it in hand ūüôā

  • Anthony Armando

    i call verizon every other day, today i was informed that they originally had a release date of the 15th, but are now being told not to provide that information to any customers. the store has gone from 99% certain it will be released on thursday to 75% sure in a matter of two days.

  • for what it’s worth, my contact at Verizon texted me and said “No Date again” … when I asked him how tomorrow looked… GRRRRRRRR.

  • Anonymous

    The problem we have here is the fact that whenever Verizon announces a phone people REALLY REALLY want they delay it. They did it with the Pre 3 and eventually canceled it. They did it with the bionic. Don’t do it again with the Galaxy Nexus. Just release the darn phone already!!!!! People have their money in their hands waiting to PAY you Verizon! Don’t be an idiot…

  • Rob

    Just got off the phone with a Verizon store. The dude said 16th or 17th but it might get pushed back again :/

  • alright im¬†beginning¬†to think droid-life readers are Liars ive called 3 different vzws costco and best buy and they all said they dont know when its coming out and some said they dont have stock hmmmm makes me wonder

    • Sean Couch

      It depended on the store. ¬†I called various stores where I live with either they don’t know or have them but waiting on when they are told they can sell them. ¬†I also got the same answer in the town were I work andI was told the same thing but one store said that they will¬†absolutely be on sale tomorrow, took my name, number and will call me tomorrow.

      • maybe my area is just really good on keeping their mouth shut (witch is a good thing but not in this case for me)

        • Sean Couch

          You might want to try the smaller stores such as businesses that run digital wireless and satellite.  They are cell phone providers as well that a lot of people forget about.  Here is a link and just pick your state and find your city.  It will mix all of them as verizon but there will be best buys, raido shacks and such


          • Anonymous

            Exactly. The corporate stores are useless, try third party retailers/kiosks and you’ll find they are more chatty.¬†

          • Sean Couch

            Google maps is also another I used.  I just did a local search  for Verizon.

  • alorotom

    Just got done talking to the Verizon regional manager here in Louisville, KY.  He tried to talk me into buying a RAZR at first, but when I asked him about the GNex, he replied without hesitation that they had them in stock and that they will be available starting tomorrow.

  • Annoyed Verizon Customer

    Be sure to give Verizon your e-mail address on the sign-up page mentioned.  Otherwise, you might miss out on dozens of spam e-mails, none of which mention the Galaxy Nexus.

    Suck it, Verizon.

    • Google-Sux

      LOL. That is why I have an email address created specifically for spammers.

  • Bryan Drescher

    Just left my verizon store.  Manager stated that they are recieving only 4 units tomorrow and they are mine if I want them.  I am the IT guy and will be purchasing them tomorrow for my company.

    • Where do you live?

  • Anonymous

    Just confirmed with a third party retailer they have the phone in stock and will be selling it tomorrow. This was after another third party retailer said “I can’t tell you the release date, but you will be happy if you come see us tomorrow.” Sounds like your best best is a third party retailer tomorrow. Good luck!

    • Google-Sux

      or, it could mean he’ll have the plastic demo model on the floor tomorrow for you to play with.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, because that makes so much sense…

  • What are the chances of Verizon waiving the Rezound/Razr rental fee after all of this waiting?

    • 0. They’ve never officially announced a release date so they’re not liable for anything.

  • Joseph Haskell

    Frankly, given the history that this ‘release’ has had already, it baffles me that anyone actually believes it will be released tomorrow.¬† I mean, how many times have we had one of these rumored release dates, only to get another rumored release date after the current one has passed?¬† How many times does somebody have to cry wolf before people stop believing it?¬† I’ll believe the wolf when I finally see it.

    So, given all that, this Verizon statement doesn’t seem odd at all.¬† My only question is, will this press release be sent before or after the Nexus is finally released?

    And as far as the email alert signup is concerned, this is the third device I’ve signed up for from Verizon in the past five years, and I never once received any sort of notification from Verizon on any device, so shame on you Verizon.

  • Willy

    Ill keep this simple in case big brother is watching ūüôā a person who works for best buy was told he would get a text when verizon green lit the release…he just got it within the hour from the head cell dept manager at best buy. Hell the best buy store here has about 60 of them waiting for 10 days now ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    local best buy has them in stock (wouldn’t say they were, but wouldn’t say they weren’t)….and wouldn’t say that they would have them tomorrow. ¬†Looks like all best buys have them. ¬†Hit or miss if you can get one there tomorrow.¬†

  • Just called my local store and was told I can pick mine up Friday…hmmmmm

  • I find it unusual that there have not been any TV ads. ¬†Outside of DL and the like, I’m not sure most people have actually heard of the phone.

    • LionStone

      Been seeing a lot of Galaxy S2 commercials though.

  • Anonymous

    I have never used a Samsung product, this will probably be my first, but does anyone know if the Galaxy feels cheap like the “Charge” does?

    • Google-Sux

      it’s actually cheaper… considering the flimsy back cover.

  • Sirx

    I asked my neighbor’s cat, and he CONFIRMED that it will definitely be out tomorrow.¬† Rejoice!

    Also, he gave me rabies >:-(

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  • Anonymous

    None of this makes sense. Take two minutes to browse through the comments and you’ll find 100 comments from people saying they got “official” word from a store that it will be available tomorrow and another 100 comments from people saying they’re being told it’s delayed again (I’m one of the latter). You can also find another 100 comments with people saying they were told “I don’t know.” How can a company have so many people¬†with such different information regarding a product. I don’t know what to believe. All I know is this situation makes the stuff that surrounded the launch of the Bionic seem petty.

  • Anonymous

    just called a local radio shack in NOVA.  no inventory.

  • Khogus

    just got a call from my verizon rep letting me know that she will hold a nexus for me because she cant let me have it until this friday…..sweet

  • Anonymous

    My local store (1800 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318) said they will have the Galaxy Nexus on sale tomorrow..

  • Vitodintino

    I don’t even care about this phone anymore. When it comes, it comes. Verizon has taken this “surprise/suspense” market strategy over the deep end.¬†

  • I got confirmation from costco it was on sale friday. Unless it is being sold or announced by verizon it ain’t happening.

  • Willy

    Nope, its a green light from verizon to best buy to ok sale starting tomorrow!!!!!

  • no galaxy nexus this week, prepare for let down.

  • Willy


  • Charlie

    Guys, it’s not coming out tomorrow.

    • 2Ceedz

      My local store says no release date as of yet… Asked if it was coming out finally this week. :'(

  • Earleepa

    I just got off the phone with my local store and she checked her sheet and said it will be released tomorrow. I hope shes right and not just a corporate shill.

  • Gerg04

    Was called today that my nexus will be available tomorrow 9am… Can come in and mess around with display model tonight

  • Biggshooter

    Here is my take on this debacle…..If you read Verizon’s statement “We will definately send a press release to announce availability”, it quite obvious they aren’t wanting to advertise anything regarding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.¬† So my guess is….Verizon will send out a statement tomorrow…or perhaps in the near future, that the phone is AVAILABLE.¬† I’m guessing NO OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE will be made public.

  • Tysoncrosby21

    I would not be surprised with a release of December 29th. Verizon still keeps their “end of the year promise and still has 2 extra weeks to move razrs and rezounds.

    • which also screws me out of the “$150 off ANY 4G smartphone” discount that I received which expires 12/25.¬† >:[

  • Anonymous

    Screw it I am getting the White Razr!!!!!  

    • rob

      ordered mine last night….

    • hambeast

      I liken you to the person who drinks the seawater while floating in a life raft in the middle of the ocean. You know it’ll kill you, but you’re just so thirsty…

      • Anonymous

        It was a joke with the issues I have been reading about and the trouble I have had with my previous moto products I am going wait….

  • Anonymous

    Anyone think this is Motorola throwing cash at Verizon to give them a few more December weeks to sell some phones?

    I think Google needs to step up its game a bit and demand products be released according to their own terms. If Apple can release a bloatware free phone across all carriers at the same time with absolutely no carrier markings, I think Google can push the issue with Verizon as well.

    I mean look at the Galaxy Nexus GSM, no markings, stock google, and has been released. Look at the BS Verizon is doing to the phone. Had to put their logo on the back, and pre load software, and according to multiple sources it’s just sitting in a warehouse/back of store. In my opinion Google should step in and set this situation straight.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, the part about carrier markings doesn’t matter to me at all. Verizon can put the¬†big red checkmark V thing the size of the back cover on my Nexus for all I care. As long as the damn thing is in my hands it doesn’t matter to me.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you, a small Verizon marking on the back of phone is nothing to me, even a couple apps is fine. However, the fact Apple gets away with whatever they want, while Google is regulated, is what I do not understand? Not sure why Google lets it happen?

  • Mps623

    District manager for my store confirmed dec 15 launch

  • Anonymous

    Called three costco kiosks in my area (northern Virginia/Maryland) they all seem to say relatively the same thing – they don’t have them in stock (not even in the back)

  • Anonymous

    This is nice, a white D-Razr but no G-Nexus….I’m very disapointed at how VZW has handle the release of this device. I’ve been waiting since July to upgrade. I finally find a phone worthy enough to replace my OG Droid and VZW decides not to release the device on time (U.K. November release). I’m sure that when Samsung and Google anounced the device in Oct the phone was ready to go, but VZW weeks later came up with a lame excuse of “testing” the device prolong the delay and didn’t have the decency to anounce that the device is been delayed…..I know that they didn’t anounce a release date and some of you might jump on my throat for this, but do you really think that VZW didn’t have the device ready to go! Now for the past few days talks about nogotiation about Google wallet have come up into the mix of things. To think that something like this would’ve been negotiated before making VZW the exclusive US carrier…you must be very naive if you think that VZW didn’t screw up the release of this device. Instead of getting a brand new phone we’re going to get a 2 month old phone, and that’s if its release in 2011….¬†¬† :o(

  • Dean2359

    I just asked my salesperson at my local south Florida vzw store who I’ve bought 3 phones from in the last two years and he confirmed its coming tomorrow. Rejoice!

    • Anonymous

      This doesn’t make sense. How can your guy say confirmed when my guy says probably not coming tomorrow? I don’t doubt what you’re saying and I hope it turns out to be true. I just don’t understand how so many people within the same company can have¬†different information regarding a product.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s inventory. Some markets will launch while others are still waiting. They may be strategically launching this phone due to a fragile 4G network and all the activations. That’s the only “logic” I can find in this mess.

  • Smr561

    I just went to a Verizon store and the manager said he had been told they are delaying the release of the GNex due to Google Wallet and the ability to pay for your verizon bill through your phone without using the Verizon App.  He said Verizon is planning on adding a charge for paying your bill online, using the Verizon App, and paying in store.  The only way to avoid the extra  fee is to mail them a check.
    The good news is they had cases and other accessories on display at the store.¬† He said he can give me a 25% discount on any accessories since the phone is not available.¬† I didn’t pick them up, because I plan on getting the bundle.¬† Anyone looking for accessories might want to stop into a store and pick some up at a discount though.

  • Anonymous

    Crap. The same guy who called me yesterday telling to come in Thursday at 9am to pick up my Nexus just called me to say it’s “highly likely” the phone won’t be released tomorrow. Basically, he said don’t plan on coming to the store unless I hear from him before the end of the day. He said he’s not sure when the phone will be released, but an after-Christmas sale is a pretty good assumption. Without “officially” confirming this, he also told me that over the next 10 days Verizon will want to push the white RAZR to those coming in to buy phones as Christmas gifts. He’s an Android junkie like the rest of us, so he’s as upset and annoyed as we are (maybe more because he’s also fielding calls from people asking about the phone).

    • Turtle

      I refuse to believe it. </3 Who's camping with me outside Big Red tonight? <3

  • viewthis74

    i called verizon this morning and was told the same thing i’ve been told for a month now… “we don’t have any information on when it will be released. Please check the website¬†periodically¬†for a release date”.

  • Taprxxt

    that was after calling about 20 different stores, best buy, verizon, costco, etc.

  • Taprxxt

    I just called a local store and they told me they’ll sell it tomorrow at 10AM, they took my name and everything to hold it.

  • Thrackazoggg

    Of course, Verizon stores are telling people to show up tomorrow to get the Nexus.

    1) They haven’t heard this announcement yet.
    2) They just want you to shop up anyways, regardless of whether they have the phone or not. “Sorry about that…how about a RAZR?”

    • Wireless Hero

      That’s not true. ¬†I’m an indirect agent for Verizon and we are going to start selling it tomorrow.

      • Anonymous

        Where do you work? If you’re close enough I’ll stop by and buy one from you.

        • Wireless Hero

          Pennsylvania. ¬†I’m sure there will be a press release coming in the next few hours.

      • Thrackazoggg

        No, that is true. Anyone who shows up at a Verizon store tomorrow will get a “Sorry…take a look at the RAZR though, it’s really great.”

        • Wireless Hero

          I’m just giving you a heads-up. ¬†I’m sure that has been the experience of many people in the past, but unlike most, I respect someone’s wishes if it’s clear they want a phone that’s¬†imminently¬†releasing. ¬†Your troubles will soon be behind you : )

          • Thrackazoggg

            Sure they will…just not tomorrow.

            Want a RAZR? ūüėÄ

          • Wireless Hero

            Still think i’m lying?

  • Wireless Hero

    Just got word from my back office it is launching tomorrow.  I work for an indirect agent.

    • Thrackazoggg


      • Wireless Hero

        Just saying.

  • Anonymous

    I am definitely going to use the crapper at the Verizon store and needlessly use extra toilet paper for this.

    • Jared Kirk

      Way to stick it at the man, bro

    • Wireless Hero

      That’s so awesome.

    • TC Infantino

      Make sure you actually plug it with so much TP that it overflows, then just let them deal with it.

  • Blueethernov13

    definitely gonna WAIT a month to order this phone, i dont want that 1st batch of CRAPPY phones that you guys will be getting….

    • LionStone

      Exactly my thoughts too…if it would’ve launched back in Nov. I would’ve already bought it…now I will just wait it out and ‘maybe’ get it later next year. My stock TB is runnin great and better than ever!

  • Anonymous

    I know my opinion means nothing to most people waiting for the Galaxy, but damn the Razr is siiiiick! I was in Verizon today playing with it for about a half hour. Design is incredible, pictures compared very well to iPhone 4s still photos. It just looks sharp, I was almost ready to pull the trigger but I cant stand knowing I will have an outdated OS in a couple days/weeks/months….

  • Scotttyb

    You blew it Verizon, I’m not gonna get the Galaxy Nexus anymore…I’m waiting for something better…you had your chance to get my money!!

  • KevinC

    just called my local shop, and they said last they heard there was a delay causing it to be pushed back nearer to january.

    • just heard the same thing from mine. doubt they would be saying this if it was going to be released tomorrow – more than likely they would just say they didnt know. my shop did say it was ‘a possibility’ though, not definite.

    • Wireless Hero

      It’s launching tomorrow. ¬†Get ready.

      • Thrackazoggg


        • Wireless Hero


  • Guesty

    I never thought it would be possible to have withdrawals from something that has never even been in your possession.

  • Shifterracer

    this sure does look a lot like the moto and bionic screw up!  why do you show a phone to the public when you have NO intentions of releasing it within a month/months.  This is where apple kills the droid. apple shows the phone then it goes on sale the next week!

  • 007e

    Friend that works at VZ just received it last night as his work phone. His first impressions about it are that it is laggy when moving to Landscape mode, Laggy on certain apps, no screenshots, no flash, and a few other complains … His verdict … Android still hasn’t gotten it right… Thats disappointing to hear coming from this guy. He was anxious to get his hands on this as he has many other Android phones but he’s starting to contemplate switching to the dark side next year. He had also mentioned the release was pushed for tomorrow but he hasn’t heard anything more ..

    • KevinC

      the galaxy nexus does do screenshots

      • 007e

        That’s what I told him. He couldn’t seem to figure it out this morning. He said he’d give it another shot later today but overall his first impressions were not good. I still plan on getting my hands on one and letting myself decide. I hope it doesn’t lag as much as he says though

        • Interstellarmind

          sorry, but if this clown cannot figure out hwo to use the native screenshot feature he shouldn’t be labeled as an android enthusiast – and thus his “critiques” are rendered irrelevant (in my eyes, anyways).

          • 007e

            You have to realize that not everybody spends their whole day on DL reading every post about the Nexus. If i didn’t I’d probably be wondering how the heck to do it myself without having read a manual and only having it for a few hours worth of use.

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      I played with one at bestbuy on Sunday and didnt have any problems with lag, and I also took a couple screen shots with it..You have to press the volums down button and power button at the same time.. The Screen on this thing is gorgeous, and the Pics looked pretty good that I took with it also. Something is wrong with your friend or hes just staright up lying to you..

    • Mikehen08

      I played with one at Radio Shack and it didnt seem laggy at all. You have to use the volume key to take a screenshot if memory serves me correctly.

  • QtDL

    Just walked out of my local VZW corp store a few minutes ago and the manager and resident Android nerd both said things are still “unofficially” on track for tomorrow – take it for what’s it’s worth. I flirted with the nerd to let me take a look at the demo but he checked and said it was still locked up ūüôĀ¬† Mine is being held and I plan on getting it in the morning – hopefully….

    • Wireless Hero

      It’s coming tomorrow.

  • talked to two local stores in wilmington nc. first store – have yet to hear. we would have heard if it was tomorrow. 2nd store – we just received an email that it might be pushed closer to january.

    • Wireless Hero

      It’s coming tomorrow.

  • Wheelhouse

    My good friend works for a Verizon dealer in New York. He was holding a phone for me for the 9th (originally). I just got a text from him saying “launching tomorrow” and they have the phone in stock, boxed, ready to go.

  • Looks like I will be waiting awhile to get mine. Found out we can no longer put the cost of a “high end” phone on the bill. Funny though, they will let me put the Rezound on it if I wanted to.¬† :/

  • nexus on the brain

    Does anyone want to bet against this being Verizon’s FIRST and LAST Nexus device?¬† I will still try to hang in there, but the ONLY reason is that Big Red’s LTE is stellar.¬† In 18-24 months, when I am purchasing again, Verizon’s competitive advantage will be all but gone with Sprint and AT&T expanding their LTE networks.¬† Plus I am fortunate enough to live in a “large” market, so by then it will be a toss up with all providers have good LTE coverage.¬† To me, this launch has been terribly frustrating.¬† Worst part is no information.¬† Had the device not launched everywhere else in the world, then no big deal. But, at this point, the fact that we have no information as to why we still do not have it is BS.¬† Can’t wait for the other providers to build up LTE so I can say so long to Verizon

    • Anonymous

      Only thing that makes me think this may not be the case is that the next Nexus is likely going to be a Moto phone seeing as how Google owns Moto now (or will shortly).  VZ loves them some Moto phones.

  • gadgetryan

    Good news is, there’s only 17 days left of December. If i was in Vegas, i would not put money on any of these dates!!¬†

  • Anonymous

    I picked a bad day to quit smoking

  • phenom

    Kellex, not tinfoil hat, just standard hype beastin’! ūüôā

  • Hunter S

    Called my local corporate VZW store and they said it would probably not be available tomorrow as there has been no official announcement of it’s release.

  • Chris

    Called my Verizon Corporate Store in Concord, NC and the rep without missing a bit when I asked if they are selling the Galaxy Nexus tomorrow said “Yes we are and we can put you on a list to guarantee you a phone if you can’t make it when the store opens.”¬† I can see by the posts many more are getting the similar responses so here are fingers crossed.¬†

    • Nex-Life

      Same here! 

  • Oh boy, if it was coming out tomorrow or Friday, why the heck would they release this statement? only to tease and torture us even more… it doesn’t make sense to release this kind of statement if it’s going to be released tomorrow or Friday. it’s just so unnecessary.¬†

    at least we know that it’s still on track for this year (because they tend to break “promises”), but other than that, we’ve known about the sign up page even before the Rezound was announced. Maybe they’re just trying to calm down the ever growing bombardment of questions and attacks they must be receiving?

    Regardless of this crazy ish, please, please release this phone tomorrow, Verizon!

  • DR

    I swear Harold Camping would do a better job predicting the date for the release of the GNex at this point.

  • Google-Sux

    Wrong Kellex. Change your headline. The Galaxy Nexus is NOT “still coming this year”.

    According to Verizon.. the Galaxy Nexus is “still on track” to launch this year.

    BIG difference.

  • vtxtank

    Went to Verizon a few minutes ago, they said they are a go for 9am tomorrow morning to sell the G-nex!!

  • Mlittle

    please flag my comment for review. thank you

  • This is truly ridiculous.¬†

  • Toddman214

    Ok, this is the latest that I have on this, directly from a mobile phone sales associate at Best Buy here in Bentwood, Tn. The associate told me just yesterday that while they do have a stockpile of G-Nexi in the back, Best Buy is legally barred from selling any until late January, due to them selling some of these prior to release. I believe they got in more trouble than we are privy to. The Verizon stores should still be selling them at whatever date vzw finally settles on. While I am being honest about what I just said, you may want to take it with a grain of salt. Its just what I was told.


    • babadush

      I hope that person who sold it didn’t value their job. Barred from selling? Damn.

      • Anonymous

        Wow we are almost local. I was told several times last week at Rivergate Best Buy they would sell them on Sunday and when Sunday came they wouldn’t sell one.

        • Toddman214

          Well, howdy neighbor! Yeah, its just a mishmash of bad information.

  • Digidy122

    I work near the corporate headquarters in Basking Ridge and for what its worth, all the engineers I talk to over there are saying tomorrow.

  • Gd

    Just walked into a store on 58th and 3rd avenue in Manhattan and the manager told me they would be selling the Nexus tomorrow morning when the store opens at 9:30 

  • Seriously?
  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if the “$100 off of any 4G LTE smartphone” deal is still happening and when it starts? ¬†Might it start tomorrow?

  • Sean Couch

    I just called a local vendor and they said that they will absolutely be on sale tomorrow and will call me when the fedex lady drops them off.  He got my name and is holding one for me and said fedex would be there around noon.  Not sure if this is true or if he already has them and made up the fedex story and didnt want to say he had them on hand and just waiting for tomorrow.

  • Better will be here sooner anyway.

  • Justin Kos

    everyone in the north jersey area, its time to occupy VZW!

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t make sense. Why make an announcement that the phone will be released sometime “this year” the day before it’s supposedly being released, unless it’s not being released tomorrow? I went from being optimistic to completely disappointed in a matter of seconds.

    • Are you more than buy-curious?

    • Pete

      This statement is just a canned response, sent down from on high within Verizon, to be the company line in response to the ongoing questions about the phone.¬† This doesn’t make me feel in any way that they couldn’t issue the promised announcement anytime this afternoon.¬† It doesn’t make me feel in any way that they will issue an announcement either.¬† It’s clear by now that the official stance from Verizon is “It’ll be here when it’s here, now leave us alone.”¬† I can’t figure out why they are playing it that way though, it doesn’t seem like it would increase sales.¬† They should be hyping the hell out of this phone on TV and in stores to drive interest.¬† The interest in this phone right now is with the people who read techno blogs and Android fanboys.¬† If every person who reads this site, and Phandroid, and all the other blogs covering this phone bought one, but no one else did, it would be a colossal failure.¬† They need a media blitz and soon.¬† They’ve already missed out on half of the biggest shopping season of the year.

  • Wintrmte

    Not so sure about it coming out tomorrow.. ¬†Stopped by a corporate VZW store today and talked to a sales rep who did confirm they have the Nexus in the back but that it more than likely will not be out tomorrow as this store hasn’t even got the display material, or any instructions for the promotion of the device.

    Be it true or not, just sharing what I found out.  I hope the sales person is wrong.

    • No

      Just talked to my rep, got pretty much the same excuse. 

  • “I can’t WAIT until tomorrow when the white RAZR is released!”

    – Words never spoken by anybody.

  • Jothen2002

    Verizon has one with my name on it for tomorrow at the Carson City NV store!!!!!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Only thing worse than VZW’s inability to launch a device is sifting through all the kiddie comments on DL to get to anything worthwhile reading. Guess I’ll just stick to Kellex’s RSS and be done with it.

    • 2Ceedz

      Yeah, I flag about 50 comments to be removed that are bashing (anyone) or have nothing to do with this subject.¬† It really seems (mostly) that it takes forever for the flagged posts to be removed.¬† If they had got removed (almost) as they get flagged… would cut out pages of the same-old stuff.¬†

      Glad to see some of DL’s worste offenders were banned/flagged finally…. now just to get mod’s to hit the ‘delete comment’ button.¬† (or whatever to get them out of our way… for those of us with constructive statements.)

  • RaptorOO7

    My only concern is that Verizon will NOT release the G-Nex on the 15th since someone leaked the latest floor plan map effective 12/15.  They are hell bent on keeping this launch controlled by them and we could pay the price again.

  • Nope … seems like the redirect is still working as normal

  • Chris

    Who says “definately” in a press release, and where did the PR come from? Does anyone know?? I think it’s fake

  • Google must be Pissed!!

  • Earleepa

    6 day Christmas break from work and no nexus, I’m going to be pissed.

    • Nex-Life

      Now that’s very true…same here!

    • Anonymous

      No kidding. I’m off now and don’t work again until January 3rd. I had all kinds of alone time planned for me and the Nexus.

  • It is coming out on Friday the 16th. Some stores are waiting for shipments still.

  • Im ordering it through my Bus account rep … so basically the same as ordering online

  • Gerg04

    Ok fine vzw I’ll buy a Razr, screw it a WHITE Razr, you win…… Maybe this is actually a good idea, let’s all of us go buy Razr’s so they meet their damn quota henceforth releasing the nexus sooner! I are smart

    • Nex-Life

      U mad Bro?

      • Gerg04

        No actually bc as soon as I hit submit, my phone rang. I can head to my vzw store tonight and hold a nexus, and pick mine up tomorrow 9am ūüôā

        • Nex-Life

          Awesome! : )

  • P4mc

    let’s face it, VRZ know that once the galaxy comes out they will have very little sales for the other phones. So they are trying to shove all the phones down our throat hoping to get a few sells before they start collecting dust ūüôā

  • The phone will come out when its ready. Would you rather them release it before its ready and be full of bugs. Instead of not having a release date everyone would then be complaining about having a phone that doesn’t work. If i’m gonna put that kind of money into a phone then I want it to work like it is supposed to and not be full of bugs.

    If you need a new phone that badly why not get the Razr? I see people ignoring the Razr simply because its not the Nexus. Yes the non-removable battery worries me a bit but after playing with the phone in the store it seems like an amazing phone.

    • Nex-Life

      Yes I want it with Bugs…all of the moto’s have bugs…remember the Huge Bug Update that rolled out?!?!¬†

      We are aok with Bugs as long as the fix them eventually : )

      • I have a Droid X so I know its unavoidable all phones will have some minor bugs at release and that’s what updates are for but if its something major then I would rather those issues be fixed before its release.

    • Yes, release it with EVERY single bug that is on it today.¬† It will be no different than it will be on 12/31.¬† If it is due to bugs, it is software related, not hardware.¬† I am willing to deal with sw bugs.¬† I will be dealing with them anyway.

    • Anonymous

      It’s more likely due to Google wallet

    • PC_Tool

      jt1134 built the GB RIL for the fascinate *himself* after endless delays from VZW/Samsung.

      Bugs?¬† Big friggin’ deal.¬† The devs @ XDA and Rootzwiki will have them squashed a hell of a lot faster than Samsung or VZW.

  • Anonymous

    Please dont waste your time calling Verizon. I have friends that work there and believe me they don’t know jack about anything. They don’t even know trivial¬†things¬†about their product. All they know is how to sell stuff. Phones are just stuff to them.

    • Anonymous

      Phones are just stuff.

    • Interstellarmind

      i disagree. i’ve been calling daily to find out. verizon needs to know we want this phone and they are losing money by sitting on it. if the assoc’s are agitated by these calls/ inquries, they should tell their managers. their managers should tell their regional managers, and so on and so forth.

      HOWEVER, i¬†agree that DECORUM is necessary. i¬†have been polite and understanding every single call¬†and don’t badger the rep when they say “no” or “i don’t know.”

      • Interstellarmind

        we shoudl remember, when calling, that it’s not the rep’s making the decision to not sell the phone or lie about it not being in stock.

  • Scott

    That’s not a Verizon¬†specific¬†statement¬†regarding¬†tomorrows¬†launch. What you have here Droid-Life is a canned answer to an email sent to Verizon’s PR department.

    Same thing they have been saying since October.

  • That’s just what they want you to do. They want people to be so fed up with this phone that they won’t buy it.

  • Anonymous

    This is now comical. Well, I will still be holding on to my Razr till it comes out. 

  • Anonymous

    This is stupid. ¬†I literally left Costco an hour ago. ¬†I walked by the cell phone girl and said, “any news on the Galaxy Nexus?” ¬†She replied, “other than it’s comingout tomorrow?”

  • i did my part. ¬†i have my rent-a-razr.

  • George Fayad

    About that nexus…

  • Anonymous

    this phone will be released on a day that ends in Y

    • Peter

      Wait, where did you get this information? Is it credible?

    • Dan Letsch

      So you have a source that says it will be released for sure? 

  • based on that statement. I agree that the phone probably won’t be out tomorrow officially. Not saying some won’t get sold again like last week, but why would verizon waste time making that statement?

    • Tim242

      That’s not a statement. It’s a reply to an email. BIG DIFFERENCE.


  • Anonymous

    I just called ______. They told me _____. So it will release ______ definitely. Everyone knows ______ is a reliable source.

  • James

    Everyone waiting for this phone, go out and buy a white Razr so Verizon can hit its sales goal for the Razr.  Return the Razr for a nexus when it comes out.  

    • Nex-Life

      Sorry not paying the re-stocking fee!
      Did that already with the Charge

    • Anonymous

      No dont do that, because when you use the Razr you may see that it is actually a great phone and will be even better than the Nex when it gets ICS.

  • just called several stores in my area. ¬†one said it was in the system as 12/15 but now is on hold and is day to day. they hinted that they could tell me more tomorrow.

    another store said it was being delayed by Samsung, but it sounded like a lie.

    another guy just tried to get my contact info then wouldnt look up the availability on the computer cuz he was busy “setting up a phone.” slimey douche.

    last store said they don’t have any in stock and don’t know when it will be release. he said it should be by the end of the month but it could be in june.

    verizon is evil.

  • Nick Petrefski

    I love the inconsistency. I called my local store and he’s telling me definitely not tomorrow.

    • Binglut9

      Because they can’t tell u so some will just say whatever to get you off the phine

  • Apple seems to be the only company that can set a release date and stick to it

    • Anonymous

      It’s easy since it’s the same phone every time

  • I just called 3 VZW stores. 1 in Watlterboro, SC and 2 in Charleston, SC and they have no information regarding the release date. My buddy at Radioshack, however, seems to think it’ll be tomorrow. Ugh, this is killing me.

  • The day the Nexus actually does launch, we will all be alerted by the giant popping sound as VZW removes it’s head from it’s lower region.

  • Mkelleygcsi

    Just called my local Verizon store. Keep in mind this is a corporate store. Asked for a manager and more information on the phone. Put on hold for 20 min then hung up on. Called back and got a “supervisor” and asked her about the phone. They apparently have none in stock whatsoever. I brought up the supposed release date and she said tomorrow was an absolute no and they have no release date at all. This really sucks for me cause I have to return my RAZR there. Maybe retailers might sell this phone, but real Verizon store will not be tomorrow. Or unless she is lying to me.

  • Jared Kirk

    Everyone keeps talking about how they are going to a store to try and pick one up tomorrow, but is anyone (like me) hoping to order one online?

    • Me.¬† I prefer to save that $100 price difference.

      • Jared Kirk

        Glad i’m not the only one.¬† They always give free overnight shipping also which is nice.¬† I can wait a day to get my GN. As long as I know when i’ll have it, i’m fine.. but this whole waiting until a yet-to-be-determined date thing is pretty sh*tty.

    • hambeast

      yeah I’d like one to be delivered on the day it’s released in stores but that doesnt look to be happening

  • Interpol818

    There will he blood Verizon. You have made this holliday season horrible for several of your customers. You can keep your stinky nexus.

    • Jared Kirk

      Verizon just drank our milkshake

  • dcvolcom909

    We will have the phone tomorrow, unless something changes from now until end of business tonight. At this point in time the stores have the green light to sell tomorrow. This was the same place we were¬†in last week, but the cancellation email came wednesday night 12/7. If you want some confirmation, call your local Verizon store and ask for the Manager. When they pick up tell them you are “filll in a random name here” calling from Samsung mobile calling to confirm they have been preped by their “dm” for launch on the Galaxy Nexus device. I have done this with 3 stores all willing to confirm with me that they are ready for tomorrow! Have fun role playing …

    • Anonymous

      Haha pure genius 

    • Quote from a shirt, “Social Engineering, because there is no patch for human stupidity”.

  • these comments went to hell real quick..

  • Anonymous

    Ok, let me share the fruit of my efforts.

    1. Have called numerous Verizon stores across the region and received numerous answers from “What is a Nexus” to “I can’t disclose that information” etc. I cannot get a straight answer from anyone and have been outright lied to at times.

    2. Have called third party resellers (Best Buy, Radio Shack, VZW premium outlet, etc.) and have confirmed some stores have them in stock while others are saying they don’t. Could be a lie, but it’s a common thing I’ve heard. In regards to date, I have heard the many different answers, but the only date I’ve heard is the “15th.”

    3. Have called *611 and have heard everything from “Android 2.4 isn’t ready yet” to “I’m waiting for it as well, but they took it out of the system so who knows when it is coming out.”

    Based on this intel, DL, Engadget,AF, etc. I’m thinking the stores that have inventory will sell without any fanfare, but there are still stores that do not have any in stock. I think your best chance is third party as they are a bit more honest about the whole situation and are more likely to tell Verizon to “shove it” if they change the release date again.If anything, third party will be communicated to last so if you get there bright and early you’ll have the best chance. Sorry for the long post, but I figure not everyone one has as much time as I do at the moment (just finished classes) to call every store in the area.

  • Dshudson

    This phone is not coming out until next Thursday. I should know. 

    • Jared Kirk

      Why should you know?

      • Dshudson

        I don’t know I just liked the sound of that.. I am guessing, like everybody else.. ūüėČ

  • OMG OMG OMG…pfft HAHAHAHA you people make me laugh.

    Obviously it only had 17days MAXIMUM to be released by the end of the year. Chillax and if you are in a real hurry to spend the $600 out of contract for it my pocket is open for business and I can sell you lots of lent.

  • Ryan Becker

    For what its worth, I called the Verizon store on Canal St. (NYC) and the guy assured me I can come in tomorrow morning and pick up a Nexus.  

  • Josephcostain

    if its noy out the 15th i’m going iphone i’m done

  • sjohndro

    Website is down now!!! 

  • Just called my local store and they told me, “Samsung hasn’t given the green light yet on this phone, so we don’t know when it’s going to be released.” I’ve heard this from 3 stores in the Orange County area, all within 5 miles of the VZW HQ building.

    • Adam Brandt

      I called up Samsung and spoke to a rep and he said as far as he knew the phone was “released” as far as Samsung was concerned. ¬†As far as any reason as to why it’s not available, it has NOTHING to do with them

  • Joejoe509

    Dec 9th the sequel. Could be tomorrow but kinda doubt it.

  • Veri

    My local store called me and told me I can pick my phone up tomorrow! That may change tomorrow after seeing this memo. I’m so sick of Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Lol there will be 2 more raptures before this phone is released LOL

  • I just called my “local” verizon store (i live in Rural MA), they said the Nexus was coming out tomorrow. They have none in stock but they just ordered one for me. I will be picking it up as soon as it gets there. ūüėÄ ¬†

  • swould333

    Personally.. i think it’s something to do with some sort of contractaul obligation to sell so many of the Droid Razor before they release another major device…

    • How many white Razrs do they have to sell before they launch GNex?¬† =P

    • I might agree with that if they hadn’t already released the HTC Rezound

  • GiveMeThePhoneNow

    My local VZW store just called me to see if I’m still interested in picking one up tomorrow.

  • Does this make anyone else think of the old brewer’s adage: “the beer will be done, when the beer is done.”?

  • Just called my nearest VZ store……………rep would not give me anything about a release tomorrow. ¬†However, when I asked if VZ will ever release this phone………..he was quick to say that it is “NOT VZ that is pushing back, the manufacturer is the one holding up the show.”
    I find that comment interesting considering we all now that the phone is in stores and waiting!

    • I seriously doubt anyone at a Verizon store would know anything at all about why this phone is not out. ¬†In fact, I’d wager a LOT of money on him/her just blowing smoke up your ass.

  • Anonymous

    This is the same thing they have been saying for weeks. Just another canned email response.

  • Big Orange Country

    I was just at my local store and there were 3 sales guys huddled around a phone checking it out, and ooh-ing and ahh-ing and “it’s so light and fast” and “sweet” and “no way” and “so cool”, but when I got close enough to try to get a look, 2 of them kind of stepped between me and the phone.

    After we got to talking about it, apparently there are some serious ramifications if anyone lets a customer touch one after the whole best buy incident. They said they could get fired on the spot if a customer gets his hands on one, so they were really jumpy. They had been all getting ready to launch tomorrow, but a regional guy told them, “the only way this launches before Christmas is if there really IS a Santa Claus.”

    • babadush

      it’s like these people act like it’s a thermo-nuclear device.

    • LionStone

      You should’ve tried the ol’, “Hey look, it IS Santa!” And when they turned, snatch that Nexus right outa his hands!! LOL! ūüėÄ

  • Binglut9

    This response is old

  • Anonymous

    It will be release 12/22, if not then, 12/29.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds reasonable ūüėÄ

    • Anonymous

      that’s the D4

    • They said before the end of the year so 12/31 … lol …. I know Im laughing about this but the sad truth is with the way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if that ends up the date.

  • Anonymous

    If Verizon really wants to troll us, which I think they do, they will release this phone at 11:59pm…on December 31st.

    That way they can piss us off for a couple more weeks and still meet their deadline.

  • Vaglvr

    yeah, not gonna hold my breath. 

  • Mark Wilk
    • Anonymous

      Look behind you. Bernie Fine is gonna grab you.

  • This “announcement” is just a ploy to get more addresses for their marketing dept to spam with everything except actual release information. Well, you might get a flyer about it a few days after it’s out. Mixed in with all their other crap phone ads.

    • Not true.¬† I have signed up with 5 email accounts.¬† I have not received one notification for the phone or any other email.

  • MM

    Who cares, WHERE IS THE DROID 4!!!!!

  • I was just at Verizon store in San Diego and the manager said that they will have the GN tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    We will have the device tomorrow unless something changes from now til store close tonight. The stores have the green light at this point in time.

  • Anakin2Solo

    So tired of this crap


    • Mark Wilk

      It’s another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.

      • TC Infantino

        Were you listening to me or looking at the woman in the red dress?  Look again.
        And there stands an Agent wearing a Verizon uniform.¬† ūüėČ

    • Trolls are People too!!!

      • Dan Letsch

        Actually trolls are trolls and nothing but trolls!

  • Anonymous

    walked into a Verizon premium retailer last night and preordered one, it wasn’t in the system but the guy behind the counter has one of three they had set aside for himself and i took another one, if i get it tomorrow like they said i would ill send in pics

  • Brad_mlln

    Really?!?!?! Danny Glover voice, “I’m too old for this s**t!”

  • Prometheus


  • Gino Fratto

    Called Verizon this morning… They said its still on track for tomorrow… Just called again (spoke to someone else) they said SAMSUNG has delayed the phone, and they don’t know when its coming out now… The fucker lied right to me.. Samsung is done with their part.. its all on them now.

  • Big red troll. ¬†I hate you Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Queue the song “Crawling Back to You” since it sums up how I feel about Verizon and this Galaxy Nexus situation.

  • Aran Miller

    I signed up again on the site with another email, and it says, ”

    Thanks for signing up. Your emails will begin arriving soon.” I don’t believe that is what it said last time… so soon sounds promisable to me.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Verizon Galaxy Nexus, you still ain’t called or wrote a release date,
    ¬†I hope you have a chanceI ain’t mad – I just think it’s F’d up you don’t answer fansIf you didn’t wanna tease me with a promo in¬†October
    you didn’t have to, but you coulda signed an autograph for MatthewThat’s what i named ¬†my OG Droid, he’s only two years oldWe waited in the blistering cold for you on 12/9, freezing up with 2 battery pulls forfour hours and you just said, “No.”That’s pretty $hitty man – you’re like his F’in idolHe wants to be just like you man, he likes ICS more than I do
    Anyways, I hope you get this Verizon Galaxy Nexus, hit me back,just to chat, with a strong release date, truly yours, your biggest fanThis is Stan

    • Jared Kirk

      Lol nice

    • epic

    • Anon

      well done.  i like what you have done here.

    • very good


    • Ummm, comment of the year? ¬†Well played.

    • tbaybe

      fkn AWESOME ūüôā¬†

    • Derek Stiles


    • Dan

      my ice creams gone cold, im wonderin why I got out of bed at all, to check droid life.com, and even if I could it’d still be delayed, but your picture on my wall, it reminds me that you still exsist, you still exsist

    • ham hollett

      tip of the hat to you sir

    • Avery Ma

      You better be working on the next letter.

    • Krayzee


    • Anonymous

      Everyone ought to email that to Verizon, as some sort of petition or something.

      Poor OG Droid. Mine passed away not long ago, and now I’m trying to get by with my wife’s old Eris ūüôĀ

      • StuntinX

        ouch… My X died and feel like I’m in the dark ages with an og storm : /

    • Anonymous

      “I hope you have a chanceI ain’t mad” doesnt really make sense, but bravo sir on the rest. Bravo.

    • Anonymous

      I just had to play the song after reading your post..no doubt comment of the yr +100000000

    • Next anticipated release date: The “GNex Stan” music video on YouTube

    • Holy

      very nice

    • Tucker Cady

      made my day

    • That sums up all Galaxy Nexus coverage in one perfect comment.

    • Chrisriner84

      Haha nice one of my favorite albums.

    • JoshGroff

      As an avid Eminem fan, I must say well played.

  • Nex-Life

    White Razr is looking good now…I have 2 open lines also so… : )

    • Anonymous

      You are the reason for the delay. Enjoy your Razor.

  • VZW announced the WHITE GAZR.¬† Do you really think they will announce the Nexus to go on sale the same day.¬† This is ridiculous.¬† Someone needs to redirect the VZW website to a picture of 3 monkeys fighting over a banana up a gorilla’s ass.

  • Anonymous

    Probably a waste of time, but I sent this to the COO, VP/Chief Marketing Officer, and VP of Corporate Communications at VZW through their corporate info site:
    Mrs./Ms./Mr. (Name)
    I hope that this message reaches you directly but I’m not sure if that is a reasonable expectation given the size of VZW and the number of communications I’m sure you receive.
    I and thousands of others have been waiting, patiently, for months now for the eventual release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone through Verizon Wireless. Since Google’s announcement of the phone and the indication that Verizon would be the exclusive carrier, many have been wiating on the phone to replace older phones that are on their last, proverbial, legs. Given the unique nature of this phone as a developer phone for new platforms like Android 4.0, Verizon holds the key to enabling the development community to truly support this new operating system. That development ecosystem is a key factor in the success of the Android platform on it’s own and in competition with the Apple IOS ecosystem, which excludes Verizon’s standard application and functionality “enhancements” in the form of pre-installed software.
    The development community operates in the obscure world of not-so-publicly-available information about systems, release dates, etc. and has been all to aware of previous expected (but unannounced) release dates such as December 9 and now December 15. That same development community, which is keenly attuned to this kind of information, is becoming increasingly frustrated with repeasted delays of the Galaxy Nexus product and the repeated releases, in shorter time frames, of products like the white Motorola Razr.
    Truly, the lack of any commitment to a specific release date or communication to those that are anxious to send Verizon their money to acquire this phone is creating significant animosity. Put bluntly, “Release by the end of the year” doesn’t cut it.
    There may be an internal thought that there are other Android and IOS phones available and people can just buy those if they need a phone. The development and enthusiast communities will not buy another phone when they know what is supposed to come. They will, on the other hand, leave Verizon, buy unlocked phones and go to other carriers. They will make other arrangements that do not include Verizon Wireless and its LTE platform.
    In short, some additional and more detailed communication and a commitment to a release date are in order. An olive branch of sorts to those that want to send their money to Verizon is overdue.
    I appreciate your time and any information you can offer.
    Thank you,
    Dan B.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, that was a waste of time.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but I felt better for doing something.

        • Anonymous

          Nice letter. It really can’t hurt. The more they see stuff like this (especially well written letters) the more they have to realize they are hurting themselves.

    • Anonymous

      It was a total waste of time, BUT, maybe someday it won’t be if enough people do the same thing with these companies. They have gotten too big for their own good, and ours. Your approach may be a waste today, but in volume, it’s exactly what is needed.

      • Anonymous

        Now that’s not a bad idea.¬† Inundate them with the same letter.¬† Everyone copy and past eit and send it to these people….

        • Anonymous

          +1 for inciting an email riot?

    • Waste of time? Depends on what you were trying to accomplish. It’s certainly not going to impact the release of this phone. On the other hand, it is a well written, reasonable explanation of the frustration in the community. I’m glad you wrote it.

    • Gimme that GNEX

      What e-mail address didi you send it to.  I would be willing to copy and paste and put my name on it.  Hopefully thousands of others would too.

    • I am frustrated and irritated at this lack of communication by VZW. ¬†I am not connected to VZW in any way, shape, or form. ¬†With that said, I don’t think that VZW has done anything wrong. ¬†I may not like what is going on with the release of the phone but they haven’t come out and put a date on it and not make it. ¬†The only people that even know about this phone are people like us that frequent these types of sites. ¬†They are still on track to release it when they said they would. ¬†Not a knock on the author, but I don’t think it was very well written at all. ¬†It reeks of someone who is angry and bitter. ¬†VZW doesn’t owe us anything. ¬†They provide what they are contractually obligated to provide. ¬†If we are unhappy with their service we can seek service elsewhere if our contract is over. ¬†

      Again, I am as frustrated as the rest of you and think VZW has waited far too long to get the phone out…but they really haven’t failed to deliver on their word. ¬†Just my two cents. ¬†Continue ranting and raving.

      • Anonymous

        This “angry and bitter” person is sitting here smiling and chuckling.¬† I’d like ot have the phone, sure, but I’m not going to let it impact my emotional state.¬† Now, the reason I did write it was because sometimes those higher ups, in their Crystal Palaces need someone that doesn’t work for them,¬†in other words someone that they don’t sign the paycheck of¬†(a non-yes man/woman) to show them the error of their ways.¬† To communicate where they may have done a less than ideal job.

        • You email apparently did the job. ¬†Only a few hours later and they announced the GNex coming out. ¬†ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    “The Galaxy Nexus is still on track to launch this year. We will definitely send a press release to announce availability. Feel free to visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus to sign up for email alerts to be one of the first to know.”

    Translation: “We haven’t sold enough Razrs yet guys, just sit tight! By the way, did you see we have a white one coming now?

    VZ “

    • Anonymous

      P.S. Buy a Xyboard.

    • I love how the “white” Razr just has a thin outline of white. Such a half assed change.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Yawn…. Jesus, is this what it has all come to? Is this all that it is about. This stupid f****** Nexus? SO glad I decided not to get the Nexus and hold out to 2012 when actual better phones come. Good Lord with this bulls**** already.¬†

    Next rumor please…

    • Binglut9

      Whiney little b1tch

      • Anonymous

        I agree with Fortitude, 

    • Fixer

      you mad bro??

  • Anonymous

    They probably will release it on 12/31 11:59 pm. Lol

  • Dollar to a doughnut it DOES NOT SHIP THIS YEAR

    Verizon is a TROLL

    • Anonymous

      The problem with that statement is that it is ALREADY SHIPPING to various retailers. ¬†Stores have the device in stock. ¬†That’s what makes this whole thing so completely ridiculous.

  • Jeff Tycz

    So I think its safe to say that tomorrow it will not arrive…..

  • So. Who’s winning the office pool today? I’m saying December 24. Takers?

  • Anonymous

    I will be absolutely amazed if this thing launches tomorrow.  What company would be so hush hush the day before the launch of a flagship product?

    • Binglut9

      Its not flag ship phone to verizon…if it was flagship commercials galore would be out

      • Anonymous

        It’s probably the most anticipated phone that they have EVER had. ¬†We can split hairs about the proper designation but at the end of the day it’s a pretty important phone for them and it would make no sense for them to release it without so much as a press release. ¬†

        • Anonymous

          I doubt it’s more anticipated than the OG Droid or VZ’s iPhone was. ¬†Most average users have no idea this phone exists, it’s for us Android nerds and for devs.

          • Anonymous

            I GUARANTEE this is more anticipated than the OG Droid. ¬†Just based on the sheer size of Android now versus when the OG Droid was launched. ¬†You may have a point with the iPhone though. ¬†Either way it’s hard to argue that this is a pretty big launch from Verizon and one that would garner a heads up (press release) before the actual release date. ¬†

          • LionStone

            Hehe…yea, the press release will be in the most tiny print (or invisible ink) at the back of the newspaper, at the bottom!

  • Nate Surber

    I was just at my Verizon corporate store where I buy all my phones, 10 minutes ago.  The associate I always deal with had his personal Nexus, that he applied for to be his work phone.  He said it got delivered to him yesterday.  It was activated and up and running 4.0.1.  It was crazy fast and really smooth.  Super light and not too bulky.  He said that they activated their demo units today but he would not confirm tomorrow as THE DAY.

  • Earleepa

    What are they going to do, add a 32’nd day to this years calendar ? A friend of mine who has a friend that works in a Verizon store said his friend told him to look for it after Christmas. I’m beginning to believe it.

  • TJ

    I work at a verizon CORPORATE STORE AND I WILL PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE TO TELL U ITS HERE TOMORROW WE HAVE EM AND THEY WILL GO ONSALE at 10am. Hopefully i will not get fired for posting this! THE WAIT IS OVER!

    • EC8CH


    • Anonymous

      You have the credibility of a turkey sandwich.

      • stevil

        When has turkey sandwich ever been wrong?

        • Anonymous

          With or without Miracle Whip? Cuz it’s almost always wrong without.

    • Binglut9

      Its true my sources still saying tommorow def

  • Andrew Elliott

    When I called the guy I know at my local store yesterday he was telling me Friday not Thursday. ¬†I was honestly thinking b/c he doesn’t work on thursday he was trying to get the commission instead of me giving it to someone else but now maybe he was telling the truth. ¬†To be honest I don’t think anyone knows (including Verizon).

  • Strider51

    I got one of those promotional mailers from Verizon for not $100, but $150 off any 4G phone, which I thought was beyond awesome and possibly too good to be true.¬† Called Verizon and they didn’t see any promotional credits on the account, but they did a “mock” order for the Galaxy Nexus, and sure enough, $150 was automatically deducted from the price of the phone.¬† BUT… you have to use this thing by 12/25.¬† I swear, if this damn phone doesn’t come out by then, I’m going to go ballistic.¬† Also, went to an actual Verizon store today (not a reseller) to see if I could use the rebate their; turns out I can only do it over the phone with VZW, possibly online.¬† And one¬†salesman at the Verizon store¬†said it was supposed to come out tomorrow but he hasn’t heard anything yet, and another salesman in the same damn store said he got off a call this morning and it’s not supposed to come out tomorrow.¬† So who the F*** knows..

    • And this might be the real reason it’s being delayed, so they don’t have to pay out on the discount, and to force people that want the discount to buy a RAZR.

  • Sp4rxx

    So, GNF …. Galaxy Nexus Forever?

    • Anonymous

      Duke actually came out though.

      • Anonymous

        And it sucked hard. ¬†Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen with the G-Nex.

  • Steve Pwn

    Just called the closest store to me, asked if I could reserve a nexus for tomorrow, the sales rep said it is first come first serve but that they are definitely launching tomorrow

  • tyler

    just called my verizon store and they told me its not coming out this week. hopefully they are wrong. they also told me to sign up for the email updates…

  • Trooper

    A big lol to VZW on this one. Always messing up a good thing VZW does. 

  • Anonymous

    I said 12/22 back in early December. Looks like I am still on target.

    • Anonymous

      nope 12/29 IMO

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    im just going to get a razr and trade it in now….im done with waiting for a new phone

  • I can’t wait to get disappointed tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    It’s tomorrow. Press release in the morning.

    • Superior1

      For sure.

      • Anonymous

        well what I’ve been told 3 times this morning. I’ll still believe it when I see it.¬†

        • Anonymous

          Would they sell it right at open or is their a launch “time” of some sort? I’m going to be standing outside the door regardless, but I have a few stores lined up in case they don’t all have inventory yet.

          • Anonymous

            Couldn’t tell you, never heard of a specific time like the RAZR stupidity, but releases usually hit at 9AM EST, so that pretty much covers everything anyway. Everyone I possible could know from BR NJ down to lowly associates has said the 15th. That’s all that matters.¬†

        • Superior1

          Yea, I was for sure that it was going to be tomorrow. ūüėČ

          • Anonymous

            Hey, I’ll take an early PR. Can’t complain. But I knew tomorrow was release.

    • Binglut9

      Your sourse for sur

      • Anonymous

        Surely you can’t be serious.

        • Binglut9

          It was a question is your source for sure? Don’t know what you thought I meany

          • Anonymous

            Oh I was just going for the “Airplane” quote/joke. Yes. All sources are very sure.

        • hambeast

          I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.¬†

          • Anonymous


        • TomAce7

          I am serious.. and don’t call me Shirley.

    • Anonymous

      you made me smile…¬† no one else could do that b/c I don’t trust anyone else… nohomo

      • Anonymous

        Don’t smile yet, this is EXACTLY where we were last Friday and look what happened. I have no faith in anyone at this point, however, it would be chaos to have the same thing happen twice. Just felt like adding my $.02 before everyone freaks out looking for 12/29 release. Nothings changed in the last 2 days.

        • Anonymous

          Ok then, if you insist, I will stop smiling and beat a small animal… probably a ferret

          • Anonymous

            Can you make it a squirrel? Hate those damn things.

          • Anonymous

            absolutely…I’ll even tackle someone in a squirrel suit if I see one.. man I hope I do.. unless he got good weed, then we’ll just toke, use his suit to trap real squirrels, stomp them, and then leave their bloody little heads on VZW’s doorstep… cool?

    • EC8CH


    • You sir are one I look at as, someone who has credibility. I may just continue to live into tomorrow after reading this comment

  • Haproot

    Its Duke Nukem all over again.

  • woah wait… they didn’t stipulate calendar or fiscal year!!! AHHHHHHH

  • Pandoraeternity

    *sniffle* I wants nexus ūüôĀ¬†

  • Anonymous

    Is this Verizon’s way of trying to get people to buy a Droid Razr of the Rezound? That way they buy them and the return window is closed by delaying the Galaxy Nexus.

    • Anonymous

      then it would have to delay past 1/15/12…Ain’t happening.

    • 2Ceedz

      We have until Jan 15th to return anything bout late november or early december (cant remember the exact date).¬† So blow that conspiracty out the window… its said way too much here now, LOL.¬† ūüôā

      • 2Ceedz

        “bought”… not bout as i posted…. LOL

  • Dave

    Looks like a canned response they’ve been giving to anyone that has inquired this past month. Not sure if I’d classify this as “new”.

  • Enigma2u

    I have a countdown calendar on my phone now for about 2 months now and i have changed the date now 4 times ….so I am at the point that if I don’t have this phone before Xmas I am going to just cancel both my lines and just go to Tmo now that they have the white GS2 …I’m in Los Angeles and there coverage is not that bad plus if i can port ICS into it then I essentially have the Gnex but in white …oh and question Kellex if ur reading this why hasn’t the nexus s gotten ics yet is vzw holding that hostage too?

  • STiK

    Mid Jan.

  • Anonymous

  • Karl

    It says they’ll announce availability, which sounds to me like they’re going to release it (possibly tomorrow) and send the emails out to those who signed up (the “press release”) the same day.

    If they’re pointing a relatively well known android blog to sign up for the email, it seems to me that they aren’t planning a formal press release.

    • Keith Sumner

      mmm, no. If it was being released tomorrow, they would have announced it by now, boy you nexus fanboys sure have clouded judgment!

      • Binglut9

        Not really like stated before plenty of phones have dropped on the same day as press release

    • Anonymous

      I hope Bernie Fine touches you

  • Jared Kirk

    Come on code monkeys, fix this @#&* so we can have our phones already

  • Mps623

    Hitler is really gonna hate this one, but not sure i heard rumors that he got the Razr.

  • count down to new years, 17 days and counting.¬†

    take a damn hint, VERIZON.

  • I dont understand why it hasn’t been released to the other carriers like T-Mobile. The other carriers have no problem with google wallet

    • VZW paid extra money to have exclusive rights for 30 days(from what I heard) after they launch it.¬†



    • I know, what a catastrophe!

      • TC Infantino

        I thought it was cat-ass-trophy

  • Superior1

    The phone will be out tomorrow.

    • Jared Kirk

      You sound so sure… the thing is, I really doubt it will be

      • Anonymous

        But he’s Superior, so he should know right?

      • Superior1

        Barely getting back on now, told ya’ll. ūüėČ

  • thefullritz

    This is getting comical…

  • Anonymous

    We’re being trolled at this point guys…

  • Corporate Verizon

    If Verizon releases it tomorrow… I am going to go to every store in the area to buy up all the stock I can… Hold on to them for another week… resell them back to Verizon on the grounds that they don’t sell another one for 2 more weeks. THE WAITING GAME RETURNS!

  • Anonymous

    the seems like a definite comformation that it is not coming tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    Bologna!! They want to give the razr time to fester before they release the next big thing.

  • Owen

    I’ve called all stores in the area and they all still say they haven’t gotten any word as to when they will sell it. I don’t think there will be any chance it gets released tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not even a Verizon customer and this is starting to piss me off.¬† Without a Verizon phone, there is no way I’ll ever see an AT&T one. (and I’m not willing to spend $700 on a G-Nex)

  • nvm

  • Anonymous

    that is NOT an official word.  It is the EXACT same thing their twitter account keeps saying over and over and over again.

  • Anonymous

    The sales rep at my local corporate store just called to say it’s probably launching tomorrow. He said he had 15 people on a list that had asked for phone calls about the GNex, and the manager had just come in and told them to plan on staying after close to set up the display tonight. He said they were confident enough to call those of us on the list now, and would call back if something unexpected happened…

    Obviously this means absolutely nothing, and the big wigs at VZW may have some very different plans, but at least this seems real enough that the managers are telling their employees to plan on setting up the displays for launch tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      Why on earth would Verizon launch this phone with zero advertising campaign or press release ahead of time?  Expect the phone to be available a week after the press release goes out.  Anything sooner is just wishful thinking.  

  • Anonymous

    What a bag of dicks.

  • Anonymous

    I’m¬†guessing no launch tomorrow from this statement. Oh well, How about December 22nd?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even believe it will be released this year. Glad I didn’t take advantage of their extended return policy and pickup a razr with the intention of returning for the nexus

  • Kevoskee

    Verizon knows how to piss some loyal customers off. Annouce the phone for i can throw my money away 

  • tracing_the_shadow

    I will take Verizon’s mother, Dorothy Verizon out to a nice seafood dinner and then NEVER CALL HER AGAIN!

    Jeebus this is aggravating. 

    • Vonny571

      Dorothy Verizon is a SAINT!

      • Keith Sumner

        Sounds better than the date I had with old man Arthur Sprint…..

  • Anonymous

    No way they launch this next to the bird-shit white Razr, 3/4 would pick Nexus over Moto. VZ makes money from adding third party bloatware to phones, with Nexus having none there’s not as much heading to the bottom line. Would be surprised if it released by Christmas.

    • Keith Sumner

      Not really, 3/4 of VZW’s customers, believe it or not, are not nerds, devs, and don’t read the blogs like we do.

    • Anonymous

      A lot of people like other phones believe or not… and a lot of them know good tech. There will not be a line for this phone. The percentage as a whole of people buying this phone will be smaller than you think.

  • OG Droid

    I wish Verizon was a person so i could kick their ass!!!

    • Anonymous

      Dear Congress,

      If Verizon Communications Inc is a person, why can’t I kick its ass?


      Kickable Person

  • Anonymous

    I still have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning bright and early. Crossing my fingers that it doesn’t get canceled. One thing my rep told me is that nobody knows about the launch tomorrow–it’s just going under the radar or something. Maybe they will start selling it if people ask, but aren’t advertising it until some indeterminate condition is met by who knows what.

    Sigh. If this doesn’t happen on Thursday, I will be extremely angry. It’s just a phone, sure. But it’s Verizon’s constant screwing with us that sets me off.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is being ridiculous!¬† Either release it or say what is wrong.¬† I’ve been holding off on getting a new phone for 2 months and my current phone has been acting up like crazy.¬† Verizon irritates me so much I’m considering switching carriers altogether!

    • Anonymous

      Why do you think something is wrong with the phone? They are building anticipation, that’s all.

    • Bewara2009

      dam dude¬†calm¬†down its only a phone, go and eat an ice cream¬†sandwich¬†ūüėÄ

  • Clearly they wouldnt release this message if the phone was coming out tomorrow and YES I’m mad bro!!

  • Anonymous

    With Verizon, it wouldn’t surprise me if it is coming tomorrow, despite this statement. ¬†All too often, it seems that VZW’s right hand doesn’t know what its left is doing.

  • Even if VZW doesn’t release it tomorrow, I wonder how many of these stores won’t notice the memo right away and will sell a few in the morning? Hmmm

    • Tyrian

      I think most have caught on from last weeks fiasco and aren’t selling the phone until they get the word from Verizon

  • Razr/Rezound kinda guy

    Bathing suit optional? Then I will be there!!!!!

  • ham hollett

    i’d rather get another colonoscopy than sit through this¬†

    • OreoMan

      I see what you did there! ¬†ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    I’m not going to lie, I’m getting a little frustrated.¬† I wasn’t bashing Verizon like others, but this really is getting a little ridiculous.¬† Of course it seems that Verizon’s right hand has no clue what their left hand is doing.¬† Verizon’s PR department is probably the last to know.

  • This wait is silly… I’m glad I jumped on a Bionic on launch day and don’t have to put up with the madness any longer.

  • Jon

    translation “techincally we are on schedule, you mad bro?”


    I’m renting a white razr tomorrow. Hope they take it back dirty

  • Pool Party!!!!

    Hey, I am having a pool party at my house tomorrowm, you in?

    • wsnydes

      i’ll wait to find out that you’re actually having it before i show up…

    • Anonymous

      Will there be lemon’s at this party ?

  • There will be NO announcement of a RELEASE DATE. They just worded it to say they will announce AVAILABILITY. Meaning they’re just going to announce that it’s FOR SALE. Just like i’ve been saying for the past week.

    • Anonymous

      Can you not read?  The Galaxy Nexus is still on track to launch this year.

      Sorry, I think I may have misunderstood you… you think they’ll just say “Okay you can get it today.” ?

      • Yes. All my sources are saying this is the route they’re taking.

        • EC8CH

          It would be so awesome then if Google and Samsung had a MASSIVE advertising blitz put together behind VZW’s back that they’d unleash right after the phone is released.

          …. but that’s not going to happen ūüôĀ

        • Jared Kirk

          What sources would those be?

          • I have 3 sources within VZW, two within Best Buy, 1 in radio shack. They are all saying the same thing.¬†

  • Desamation

    Having been in marketing for several years now, I can now see this device not coming out until next week.  Normally when there is a press release on a major event, program, or product, the said press release comes approximately five to seven days prior.  Additionally, I can see Verizon trying to get a little more out of the new White Razer before the Nexus release.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but you haven’t been in marketing for Verizon. They are the epitome of marketing fail time and time again whenever it’s done in house. The DROID campaign was outsourced and had nothing to do with their marketing department whatsoever. Can you hear me now? Outsourced. Rule the air? Outsourced. Pretty much every successful marketing campaign was outsourced. You can see a distinct difference in quality and success when you look at a campaign produced in house vs. outsourced. You are absolutely right that typically the PR comes about five to seven days prior as this is a proven industry standard that works. Verizon is the antithesis of everything you learned in marketing.

  • JCS

    This is starting to worry me. ¬†The Bionic was the last phone to have lengthy launch delays, and we all know how buggy it was after finally being released…

    • Anonymous

      it was buggy b/c of verizon’s bloatware & moto blur. rooted/rom’d bionics have none of those issues.

      • JCS

        I am not talking about bloat or blur, I am talking about hardware, such as the volume issue, multitouch, screen overheating…

  • Anonymous

    I’m just so disappointed. It’s pretty clear at this point that this isn’t just related to any one issue. They honestly dislike the device and are actively trying to limit sales.

  • Rukidding

    I asked my Verizon rep if the Galaxy Nexus was still on for tomorrow and what about the white razr, she said they are both on for Thursday 12/15.

  • Razr/Rezound kinda guy

    I think Verizon is trying to make it a big surprise. Not like what Apple did by annoucing a date, they want people to leave work, give their children Nyquil, knockout their wives, to get to the store to get this phone… In which case, they lines would probably be staggered a little more which may make for less of a wait time. I say its coming tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    If it wasn’t for having “unlimited” data on Verizon and AT&T’s coverage being complete sh:t in my area, I would be switching to them immediately.¬†

    • Anonymous

      +1 to that

  • lightlong

    This means it will not be tomorrow.¬† Verizon is just messing with us now.¬† There’s no reason not to release it – it’s already in the stores.¬† They’re definitely something strange going on here and I’d be willing to bet that Google never offers a nexus device to Verizon again, after they way this has all been handled.¬† Thanks Verizon – we know who you really care about – yourself.

  • Insect Overlord

    Signed up on Verizon’s site the day it launched and have not heard one flippin thing.¬†
    Given that it’s an email to keep interested persons in the know, you’d think someone typing out a 30 second email with a status update instead of leaving us twisting in the wind wouldn’t be too much to ask.

    • thefullritz

      I signed up twice!! Two different email addresses!!¬† They haven’t sent anything out…Once they put it up for sale, I am sure we will get spammed with garbage.

      • You’ll get spammed HOURS after you’re already aware that the phone is out.

        • Anonymous

          Probably even day or two later.

    • Anonymous

      I highly doubt that those of us that signed up for updates will hear anything anyway. ¬†In the past I’ve signed up for updates on the DROID Bionic through Motorola and Verizon, the Galaxy S II through Samsung, and a variety of other top-tier devices. ¬†I have yet to¬†receive¬†an update from any of them. ¬†Normally I would just assume that the updates were being caught by the spam filter, but the rest of their marketing bullsh!t gets through just fine.

      I have the feeling that these update sign-up pages are just there as a security blanket to placate enthusiasts such as us. In reality, the sign-up forms are probably submitted to a some sort of¬†proverbial¬†blackhole, never to be seen again.Also, for the record, you can sign up through Verizon’s page, Samsung’s page, and Google’s page this time around. ¬†I signed up for all three. ¬†I could see Google actually using it, now that I think of it.

    • Anonymous

      Probably because the updates would read like a timeline of Verizon screwups, but I’m with you. ¬†

      When it was revealed that Verizon would not only carry but have an exclusive on the next Nexus, you just knew they’d find ways to turn this into an¬†absolute¬†mess.

    • Kangamitzi

      I had an email conversation with a Verizon rep who had recommended I register on that site for updates. I told them I had signed up the day that site went live and it appeared to me they don’t know what an update is, as its been a month and there’s not even so much as a ‘hey, its coming’ email. Sounds to me that Verizon doesn’t know the difference between an update and a notification, as I assume I will get some stupid email the day before/of launch letting me know it’s available.¬†

    • you¬†didn’t¬†get an email telling you that you’re signed up!?

  • It seems to me like “we will send a press release to announce availability” means they will notify us when it is available to purchase. This would include sending an email out the day it is released. Which gives us no clue as to the date, it could still be tomorrow…

    • Anonymous

      Or you could also easily read it as “we will send out a press release to announce when it will be available.”

  • noooooo!

  • This is nuts. ¬†Called my local store a little while ago and they said as far as they know they are allowed to sell them starting tomorro

    • Adam Brandt

      same here

  • Gastripod

    RARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ¬† I quit. They’ve officially beaten me. I’m sticking with the OG Droid.

    • Isuckatlinux

      As much as I don’t want to, I may as well.

  • Actually, reading that statement now, it sounds like they are not going to annouce it before it’s available. We could still wake up tomorrow morning with a press release…

    • Anonymous

      The optimist in me read it that way too, so hopefully it’s true. ¬†It’s likely that the person that put that out put almost no thought into the wording and we are reading way to much into it.

  • Skaletr

    attempting not to get my hopes up so i dont get let down.

  • Pierce514

    Didn’t really want a new phone tomorrow anyways….

  • Brandon Lee

    I say Dec 22nd, who agrees?

  • F*$# YOU VERIZON !!!!!

    • Japanese Prime Minister

      F*$# YOU DOLPHIN !!!!!

      • F&$% YOU WHALE !!!!!

        • joe1138

          F&$# YOU COW AND CHICKEN!!

          • diabillic

            F&$# YOU HANS BRIX

          • F*&* YOU TEAM AMEHICA !!!!

          • tjmonkey15

            I like turtles.

          • I love lamp.

          • Anonymous

            LOUD NOISESSSSS!

          • How did you get a hand grenade?

          • Anonymous


            This pretty much sums it up.

          • Mike Gall

            F*%^# YOU IN THE DRIVE THRU!!!!!!

          • TC Infantino

            Annnd Thennn?¬† No And Then…¬† And Then, And Then, And Then, And Then….

      • And WHALE!!!!

      • EC8CH

        dolphin sez BRING IT!

        • Bewara2009

          you most love pictures huh..

          • EC8CH


        • Anonymous

          Can you please stop spamming the comments with your stupid pictures?

          • Bewara2009

            You tell him…

          • EC8CH


          • Anonymous

            Wow, you must be really busy at your ‘engineering’ job. You have time to post multiple comments to every post on this site and dig up lame pictures to boot. Sounds like tough work.

          • EC8CH


          • Idiosyncratic1

            wow, you’re a douchebag. cool.

        • Droid Life starting to look like Reddit

          • John

            Ya. Heh…you have to expect that given their growth over the past 6months. They went from 100-200 comments on avg to 1k-2k.

            ¬†It’s expected, but they’re doing a fairly good deal with fixing the douches who are ruining comments completely & also being fair about letting us speak our minds too.

        • shdowman


        • shdowman

          F*$# YOU ALL!!!!!! IT HAS BEEN BROUGHTEN!!

          • Anonymous

            fail…sharks with lazerz ftw ūüôā

      • Anonymous

        F*$# YOU WHALE!!!

    • Anonymous

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        Whale Mad Bro!!!!!

        • Fixer

          so nice to see they are quickly flagging and deleting mctypeFAG’s “u ___ bro?” comments. ¬†he’s such a douche bag loser!!

          • Anonymous

            you’re a f*cking idiot. You just posted “you mad bro” to someone else. And spamming all of the comments with your d*ck pictures somehow adds value to the comments? Go kill yourself and stop wasting our time you piece of sh*t.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Verizon,
      por favor, chupan mis juevos!

    • Brian Worhatch

      Also blame Google for letting Verizon boss them around. I love Google but very disappointed in them here.

  • Life goes on… Once we get it we’ll be complaining about bugs and etc. Let them take their time and release when it is fully ready. I rather have them wait and give us something good rather than rush and then make a patch 3 months later to attempt to fix something. While in the process breaking something else.¬†

    • 2Ceedz

      I agree with ‘life goes on’…. BUT.. the last major delay they had was the Bionic….do I really need to reiterate how BAD that phone was at launch (and just got their bug fixes this past week?!?!)

      I would love to agree with your statement, but it seems the VZW devices that get delayed are the MOST buggy of all VZW phones.

      I’ve been holding onto my last NE2 for over a year now (since the first rumored Bionic), and these delays are almost keeping me from getting a Nexus….

      The MAIN reason I want this phone is the unlocked bootloader (can load roms/kernals – kill their tracking software [mostly & hopefully])…. If it wasnt for that on THE DROID.. then my phone would have crapped out months ago.¬† (VZW stock software is the buggiest crap i’ve ever used… and I’ve used unfinished ROMS before…)

      Sorry for the rant, my main point here was that (to me it seems) that when VZW “delays” launches, they say its for bug fixes etc., but then the phone comes out worse then the previous versions. (Or is reported like that)

      I do beleive that this is no software bug, but more of an internal struggle (either with Google wallet, and/or actually trying to NEVER get another Nexus device on google [hence the bloatware].

      As we all say, if it wasnt for the service, and the grandfathered unlimited plans, we’d all be switching (probably) after this fiasco.

      YES… its a fiasco… ”announced” release date or not.¬† (My VZW lady called me last Wed. to tell me the phone was releasing, only to be called later and told there was a delay.

      Heck, probably the ONLY reason i’d be ok with it is for those ICS looking boxes…..but how long before that is hidden in the closet somewhere.

      The RZR is great……but (to me) the unlocking/able to do kernals, and ROMS are why im holding off.¬† I feel sooooo much more secure using Pete’s Roms or someone elses.

      (What a BS excuse to lock all bootloaders also- security… my butt)

      So sorry for the essay, just have been reading these posts for awhile and had to finally put my FULL $.02 in…

      • 2Ceedz

        “Never trying to get another Nexus device on Google”….. I think we all know i meant VZW, not google in that statement.¬† ūüėČ

  • Small


  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking we should have heard something by now if it was coming tomorrow.

  • Explain

    This is good news I guess?

  • All I hear in my ears is Rage Against the Machine “Know Your Enemy”, or maybe Ke$ha singing Tick Tock. Not sure, since this GNex situation is driving me INSANE.

    • OreoMan

      Well if you’re hearing Ke$ha, you’re already insane!


  • So help me God if I don’t walk out of a Verizon store with one tomorrow I may just deck the first thing I see on four legs.

    • I hope your store isn’t next to a day care center. I know you said “four legs” but I chose to read “on all fours” instead.¬†

  • Anonymous

    “You know what? You know what? … WOW!”

  • reflekt2099

    can’t forget the tweet from last night [email protected]:disqus¬†:[email protected]@[email protected] think it’s time we get to know each other better…

    seems odd to send that tweet out…if there wasn’t an imminent launch for the g-nex

    • Anonymous

      not sure what this is referencing… care to enlighten?

  • Im getting my stores shipment in tonight and as far as what we have been told the “official” launch date is tomorrow. Guess well have to wait an see at least ill get to hold one today!

    • Christopher Riner

      Yeah, I literally just called my rep as soon as I saw this.  They are saying that as far as they know they are supposed to be on for tomorrow, but (OF COURSE) its not 100%.  They have almost 100 units in stock and are ready to roll.  

      The fact that verizon is releasing this statement has definitely got me worried, tho.

      What I don’t understand, is why would lack of inventory hold them up? ¬†Unless they are still making the things, which I assume most manufactures continue to do even after they are released, then what is stopping them from launching the phone, selling out the stock that they do have, and then just letting all of the unsatisfied folks who were left wanting one fill their orders up online, and have them shipped directly instead of having to wait for them to be shipped to stores for pick up. ¬†Badda bing, badda boom– verizon gets all the money they can handle from the nexus, everyone who REALLY wants one will be at the store at opening to get one, and everyone else would have theirs shortly. ¬†I wouldn’t mind ordering mine online, knowing that its coming.

      • The stock thing makes no sense to me, they sell iPhones and they run out of stock all the time. They should put it up for sale, sell what they got, and let people back order them like everyone that is buying a iPhone 4s has to do.

      • Anonymous

        Because that would mean there is no hidden agenda or problems.

  • Anonymous

    I’d better have this phone in my hand tomorrow morning when I walk out of the store. Just sayin’

  • I hope Google is punching verizon in the face…. there was so much hype about this phone and finally Google had this phone to be their best competitor to the iPhone and this is what happens.

    Verizon may win for best carrier as far as the network goes, but as far as stuff like this goes… their is rarely a bigger joke.

  • Just assume it’ll come out the 31st and be excited when it comes out before (hopefully) .¬†

  • The next announcement is going to be that Google and Verizon couldn’t work out their differences and the Nexus will be released by Cricket.

  • Anonymous

    if VZW released this on christmas day….how many of you would miss some family time to go out and get it? sad huh? ūüôĀ

    • Anonymous

      They’d probably be closed

    • Palmercurling

      i would, mostly cause i dont celebrate christmas ^^”

  • 95cobby

    I just asked my Vzw contact and he just told me Friday because of some nfc chip or something…

    • justin thomas

      That doesn’t make sense seeing most of the vzw stores already have the phone, and that would require them to send those back and then get new ones…. not going to happen by friday

  • They would have been better off staying silent IMO. Seems like this is only making people angrier.

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    Here we go…

  • Anonymous

    I just came from the Verizon store here in NYC and the guy looked me dead in the eye and said tomorrow.¬† I asked if he was sure, he said yes.¬† I’ll be there first thing.

    • Anonymous

      Funny thing is that the 2 people you can’t trust with info are VZW Phone Sales and VZW store personnel. Lol we know before they do.

  • Like I said…. 12/29


    Damn you verizon!

  • George Fayad

    Is anyone actually surprised at this point? What good does it do for everyone who wants one of these phones (myself included) to get all pissed off about these rumored dates? The phone will arrive when it arrives. If you’re going to switch carriers then go for it. In my area VZW is the best coverage and speed you can get and I’ll wait patiently for the GNex to arrive. Am I sad its taking so long? Sure. But everyone constantly bitching and moaning got really old 3 months ago.

  • Krayzee

    Kellex just stop now ūüôā … ¬†just say.. we have no frigging clue.. ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    I’m done. CES is too close for this BS.

    • Fixer

      i’m with you! ¬†i’m going to wait till CES now and see what is in the pipe line. ¬†moto should be on the droid 8 by then as fast as they are cranking them out.

      • Anonymous

        Definitely… too much hassle ffrom VZW. By January we may even get announcements for the GnEX on other carriers for all I know. Too close… i’ll wait.

        • Fixer


        • I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes to other carriers sooner than that.¬† Since all the Gnex’s out there already are compatible with att and whoever else, its just a matter of verizon releasing it first.¬† Who knows though.¬† I’m sure there is some stipulation that allows verizon to have it for a month or so before other carriers can have it.

      • Earleepa

        Whatever is in the pipeline won’t be released until Christmas of next year and then there will be another ces right around the corner so why torture yourself and wait let’s all just get what they have out right now.

        • Fixer

          i may end up with a nexus. ¬†just depends. ¬†i want to see what real users reviews are before i jump out and get one. ¬†i don’t want to be like those poor suckers that bought a bionic. ¬†i’ll see what CES has and what might be hitting the market in Q1 2012 and make a decision.

    • That’s just what they want you to do. They want people to be so fed up with this phone that they won’t buy it. That way they can skew the numbers to show that no one want’s unlocked vanilla android devices. Don’t do it.¬†

      • Anonymous

        That’s a bit too TIN FOIL HAT for me Lol . . . VZW can kiss my ass at this point.

      • Anonymous

        As far as conspiracies I’m more inclined to¬†believe¬†this is just Verizon showing Google who is boss so they don’t get worked over like they are from Apple. ¬†Verizon likes they have a Verizon specific model (both hardware and software) of most of their Android devices and want to keep it that way.

        • woadster

          Technically I think Google. Could just release phones that work on verizons spectrum that have passed through the fcc and Verizon has to allow them to connect to their network. Diddnt I read that was some sort of law or in the deal when Verizon bought the spectrum.

    • Benjamin Mackie

      iPhone 12 will be out before gnexus

    • GNex

      Ditto. & my Tbolt rides on..

  • Eddie

     this is a big practical joke, isnt it?

  • I really don’t have any faith that it’s coming out this week.


  • Fixer

    And in come the Nexus bashers!!  PREPARE YOURSELF!!!

  • MFG

    Please let this release tomorrow.

    My store that had no idea last night just confirmed for tomorrow. The only thing preventing the Nexus from coming out is Verizon taking an arrow to the knee.

    • Anonymous

       I used to be an adventurer. Then I took a sword to the chest.

  • Eric Hedden

    This is ABSURD! I’m so sick of this amateur crap!

  • Nex-Life

    I’m not going to hold my breath!

  • Anonymous

    I knew it would not happen! December 31st here we come!

  • MJZ


  • AG

    Ugh! Please not another let down!

  • Anonymous

    NO no no no no! ūüôĀ

  • By the time this phone comes out we will have android 5.0 phones on the way….

  • This IS the droid I was looking for.

  • Mps623


  • I give up

  • jimbob

    You have got to be f***ing kidding me.