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White Galaxy Nexus Headed to the UK in February? Our Render of the Device Found to be Useful

According to Clove UK and MobileFun, a white Galaxy Nexus should be available in their shops come February 6. These would be unlocked versions that should run on both T-Mo and AT&T here in the states. The funny thing about that is, the image they are using as the placeholder for the phone is simply the render that one of our readers created back in November. That’s right, so when you see the white version of the phone all over the internet today, just know where it came from and that it’s not real. 

It could easily end up looking just like this, but also, don’t be surprised if Google and Samsung keep just the back and sides white like they did with the white Nexus S. I don’t know about you guys, but changing the color of the massive 1-piece all-black screen to partially white, just seems like it would ruin that pretty all black, never-ending sort of look we are enjoying today.

And to keep this Verizon-related, would you buy a white version should it find its way to the States? Sign me up for day 1.

Via:  Phandroid

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Stevens/100000789215457 Jeff Stevens

    i would go for a blue one my self or maybe android green

  • Theandyplan

    I should ask for royalties.

  • T.O.

    Why copy Apple and release a black version then a couple of mounts later release a white version

  • geno villafano

    I’ve found myself enjoying white with most other phones, but I’m not so sure about the Gnex (going by renders only). This is something I’ll have to see in person…

  • QtDL

    If they really want to be different, release it in ‘Android green’. :)

  • joejoe5709

    I guess the saying rings true in this case:

    Once you go black, you can’t go back.

    White phones can look nice, but this is borderline blasphemy. ;-)

  • joejoe5709

    Yes, I posted this at Phandroid so I’m sorry if you read it there first:

    Unforntunately, this was inevitable. Take a high end, revolutionary, nice looking professional phone and make it all white so that Snooki and “The Situation” can look cool with their Ice Cream Sandwhich. Ugh. 

    Personal opinions aside… Not unlike the Nexus S, part of what makes the phone sexy and professional is the clean, understated face. With the screen off or in sleep mode, it’s practically all black and that’s SOOOO beautiful. That’s especially important with the soft keys being black. In most cases, I almost forget that they are sofware rather than hardware. I’m not sure a white faced Galaxy Nexus can pull that off even if you change the color of the soft keys. Not even the iPhone is all black on the front because of the Home key. It’s truly unique in the smartphone world. 

    That said… I’m sure they’ll sell a zillion of these things.

  • Ryanjperry

    They cant do this apple has a patent for white paint.

  • Prime7

    The black one looks better.

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t get the whole, wait a bit to release the white phone. Can’t they release it at launch? I also think white is ugly so I never got why people like them but to each his own.

    • Anonymous

      I could be wrong, but I believe it has something to do with the paint. I think that is what took Apple so long to release it.

      • Anonymous

        But you think if they knew they wanted a white, they start working it on it at the same time.

        • Anonymous

          one would think…

          but it could also be for mass production reasons, etc – who knows.

      • Anonymous

        most of the time you are wrong, so “could be” should be changed to “I’m probably”

  • Anonymous

    In a heartbeat.

  • PowerofPicture

    The Nexus in white just amplifies how much ridiculous empty bezel there is on this device.  They could’ve easily put real buttons on the bottom of the device instead of crippling the screen real estate with on screen buttons.

    • EC8CH

      disagree

      • Anonymous

        Shocker

        • EC8CH

          I’m sure lots of people who have actually used a G-Nex wouldn’t characterize they bottom bezel as “ridiculous”.

          Seems appropriate to me for a number of reasons.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed – the on screen buttons are so great and intuitive it makes me wonder why it wasn’t done years ago.

          • Anonymous

            I should have been more clear. Someone stating an opinion about the Galaxy Nexus that doesn’t fit with your sheep-like delusion of it being the perfect phone and you disagree with it? I’m shocked. A lot of people think the bezel is too large on this phone, deal with it.

          • Anonymous

            Wrong. You’re not stating your opinion you’re clearly stating your obvious hatred and envy of the GNex.

            Perhaps if you weren’t such a hating troll on this site your opinion would matter like anyone else’s.

          • Anonymous

            Learn how to read, and think, moron. It has nothing to do with my opinion, but someone else’s. If the phone is so great, why do you sheep go berzerk any time someone makes a comment about the huge bezel, or crappy build quality, or poor reception, etc.

          • Anonymous

            no – just YOUR comments. You make one valid comment in between 1,000,000 ‘u mad bros’  and expect people to listen to you.

            f off troll

          • Anonymous

            You’re the biggest troll on this site. Nobody spams the comments with more BS than you. Get a life you piece of sh*t.

          • Mctype’s thing

            you mad bro?

          • EC8CH

            settle down bro…

            maybe Tim-o should reply to you so you can tuck you’re tail between your legs and act like a good boy.

          • Anonymous

            lol, dominick devito says my opinion doesn’t matter, I think I’ll go cry now.

          • EC8CH

            Nope, I agree with some of the criticisms that people have regarding the G-Nex, but the argument that the bottom bezel is too large isn’t one of them. 
            Keep Trollin’ tho bro

        • Anonymous

          On screen buttons are a fantastic addition to Android.

    • Jamaicawind

      i’d have to respectfully disagree.I think your in the minorty of people that dislike the on screen buttons. 

    • Anonymous

      Disagree. Besides if you are watching a video they go away.

    • Anonymous

      On screen buttons disappear when watching media files thus enlarging the viewing area when needed.

      • PowerofPicture

        And when they’re there during web browsing, using the keyboard, and other applications they’re taking up space.  I like the concept of onscreen buttons but on the Nexus they’re not dynamic enough and the design of the phone isn’t taking advantage of them.  Hopefully other manufacturers will get it right.

    • Anonymous

      I’m use to the on screen buttons now. More reliable device and you can customize them. Plus they disappear when watching a video. I’m hooked.

  • Skyskioc

    Next will be a RED one like they did with the Incredible. CAN YOU SAY “FLOP” ? Not for me……  Just saying

  • Scottyb112

    Its so nice an fluid in the black.. sometimes i just turn it sideways and look down the glass, and am like ooo lala

  • Anonymous

    Well. We know that kellex will drop 700 bucks on this phone just because it is a different color… pocket change! :D

    • joejoe5709

      He’ll classify it as a business expense, I’m sure.

  • Anonymous

    I am not sure I like it… shmeh

  • Bewara2009

    Looks like a toy phone to me…

  • Anonymous

    You can tell the picture is phoney by the 4G icon having full bars…

    • Anonymous

      It’s the GSM one with HSPA+. They’re already lying.

      • Anonymous

        +1 lol

        • Anonymous

          -1

      • EC8CH

        DOUBLE BURN BONUS

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap this phone has a huge bezel.

    • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

      The actually phone has a much smaller bezel.

      • Anonymous

        huh?

        • shdowman

          Because moose’s antlers are this color.

  • Mosskingpin

    Verizon would never offer this…it seems like they dont want average users to know about the nexus.

    • Anonymous

       I’ve seen a few Gnex commercials on TV.

  • Tabe

    Real men don’t use white phones.

    • Anonymous

      Real men don’t let their masculinity be defined by the color of their accessories

      • B Diggs82

        Real men don’t call their phone an accessory

        • Anonymous

          Lol.

      • Tabe

        Right. Keep telling yourself that.

  • Anonymous

    Tomorrows headline…..”Apple sues Samsung for violating its white phone patent”

  • spickle

    nah. we aren’t like the i*hone people that cum in their pants when a White i*hone gets announced. i’ll pass.

  • Alexa White

    I actually like the white front.  I was considering a white Galaxy SII until they announced Verizon wouldn’t be getting the phone at all.

  • Tony

    nope, ugly

  • Vaglvr

    yuck. i’ll stick with my current unicorn color.

  • http://twitter.com/JDMRoy Dr.Roy

    No, I like the way the complete front is blacked out when the screen is off. Not feeling the white. That’s just me though.

    • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

      Agree. I love how all the icons “float” in the dark. The white bezel would throw all that off. 

  • Anonymous

    iew

    • Anonymous

      I c what u did there

  • http://twitter.com/adammengel Adam

    Sorry, white phones aren’t even close to attractive to me.  

    • EC8CH

      racist

      • Anonymous

        Sexist.

        • EC8CH

          Communist

          • Anonymous

            AMURICAH

          • EC8CH

            F*CK YEAH!

          • shdowman

            Nihilists!!

          • EC8CH

            Confucist

          • shdowman

            Pacifist

          • EC8CH

            Elitist

          • shdowman

            Fascist

          • Anonymous

            chickens.

          • joejoe5709

            I think it’s pronounced:

            “MURIKAH!”

            The first syllable is just too much. Gotta be three syllables.
            ;-)

          • Anonymous

            or just MUR. We are so lazy we don’t finish our

  • DroidPags

    I don’t understand why people make a big deal over a version of a white phones IMO it just makes the large bezel stand out more and is not very attractive, plus it gets dirty etc… i’ll stick to black but to each his own… just my 2 cents.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I think some of us are sick of phones looking identical and want something different.

      • Anonymous

        If all the phones start coming out with white versions, they’re not very different at that point.  White seems to me like it’s going to show stains much easier. 

        I sense an upcoming DL poll….

      • EC8CH

        some of us don’t get to look at our collection of black android phones that fills the top of a table
        :-P

        but I guess I can see how someone with that problem would be interested in a white phone just to have something different.

        • Anonymous

          u jealous bro?

      • Anonymous

        I agree, except white immediately and unavoidably screams (cr)Apple. 

      • Joe

        Different is nice but slapping on a white casing isn’t going to cut it.

        • EC8CH

          but a metallic casing might be interesting, even though the plastic one is nice enough. 

      • palomosan

        Looks good, my wife wants it in white, hopefully Verizon will bring it over.

      • shdowman

        Throw on a pea green casing. Now that is “different”.

      • Enigma2u

        My source was right! Because of what he told me and i posted it here he said the white one would hit in Feb and man was he spot on at least i can now trust him a bit more lol

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s more of a selling point for women. Chicks dig white phones.

      • Anonymous

        Not this chick.

      • QtDL

        No way. White phones are such a turn off.

      • Mctype’s thing

        How would you know what chicks dig, Spanky?

    • Anonymous

      trust me this phone has a pretty decent bezel, especially compared to some lg phones and the droid razr

      • Butters619

        Droid Razr definitely has a wider side bezel. The top and bottom bezels are near the same size, albeit the Razr has buttons on it, where the Nexus does not.

    • Anonymous

      I think the all black shinny front us the most beautiful part of the phone. If they want white, just do the phone and back. Leave the entire front the way it is. Just sayin…

    • Butters619

      It also makes the screen look not as vibrant.  Learned that in an engineering class.  The reasons bezels are primarily black is because it provides a contrast edge to the screen there by amplifying (albeit in your brain) the sharpness of the display.

      • Anonymous

        interesting. Btw above, I was trying to say the droid razr and many LG phones have large bezels compared to the Gnex’s relatively smaller bezel.

        • Butters619

          Oh hahaha read it backwards.

          • Anonymous

            figured, noticed u deleted the comment so I didn’t want to confuse ya