Oct 18 AT 10:21 PM Dustin Earley 23 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Nexus release details still in short supply


Now that you’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus and know a little bit about Ice Cream Sandwich, you’re probably wondering how and when you can get the latest and greatest from Google and Samsung in your hands.

So far, release details are in short supply. We know the Galaxy Nexus will indeed be coming to the US, along with the rest of the world, starting in November. There will be one version with LTE and a second version with HSPA. There was no word on exclusivity, but that’s almost a good thing.

Of course, we’d love to know if the Galaxy Nexus is going to be a Verizon exclusive in the US. But the fact that no carriers were mentioned should be taken as a good sign. If we receive any more updates tonight, we’ll add them to this post. For now, Verizon still seems to be the only confirmed (through a Samsung.com leak) carrier in the US. NTT DoCoMo has been announced as a carrier of the Galaxy Nexus in Japan.

Update: Three UK has been confirmed as well.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Techrocket9

    I hope Sprint isn’t too slow in the pickup…

    • CheddarJack

      I don’t think we’ll get it this year, probably in the spring. Sprint said they’re going to have like 15 LTE devices next year, so I’m thinking this will lead the pack. I would love a Sprint version now though :)

      • Nate B.

        They could get it now and it being LTE would be future proofing it.

      • Richard Yarrell

        The leading android device that will be LTE on sprint will be the NEXT EVO BRAND of August 2012. Sprint won’t have there network up until then at best. Meanwhile if this does appear on sprint at launch WHICH I HOPE IT REALLY DOES then it would be google throwing sprint a bone ”for the business relationship” knowing there situation with wimax at the current time. Knowing me if it doesn’t appear on sprint I will get this device on verizon WHY??..Because I always want the BEST DEVICE…and will keep both my EVO 3D and this new device…It’s really to bad they didn’t express carrier coverage..or discuss how they would deal with the update process..too bad…But yes I will pick this up regardless….

        • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

          oh richard…

          i have defending you in this blog because yoou seemed to have matured, please dont back slide into bad commenting.


    OMG Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come to TMo! PLeeeease ! I want it day one.. will camp a store for it !

    • BiGMERF

      Dustin can i ask why they had a 42mbps graphic on the big screen? Doesnt that give some indication for TMO?

      • Dustin Earley

        We are still looking into everything. I keep hearing 21Mbps HSPA.

        • BiGMERF

          i know i am hearing the same.. fcc said 21 and press shot.. bt why have the 42mbps graphic?

      • Allergy Relief D

        the reason they showed 42mbps on the graph was to show how much the new ‘galaxy nexus’ LTE dominated all of the other data speeds. it was just a comparison to show that the new LTE could hit 100mbps

    • http://www.jeffkibuule.com Jeff

      The fact that it supports AT&T and T-Mobile 3G bands natively leads me to believe that this phone will come to those carriers eventually. The real question is if you’ll be able to get it subsidized or not on an other carriers besides Verizon.

  • Galen20K

    at this point I don’t really see a Verizon exclusive deal. I could be wrong, but that’s just the feeling I get now that we’ve seen everything. I love the screen but I still think the build quality of my Sensation is better.

    • BiGMERF

      we all know htc build quality is top notch

  • ben dover

    did anyone catch the part about the hspa+ version starting at only 8.94mm thick?
    does that mean the lte version is thicker?

    • Dustin Earley

      If there has to be a CDMA and LTE radio inside, it very well may be.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Did you say thicker? Mmmm i love thick ones

  • irishrally

    Looks like the GSM version will be quad band so even if we can’t get it for tmobile or ATT via bestbuy etc. in November, we can import a European one. Hopefully this won’t be an issue at all. They should sell them online like the Nexus One so the GSM users around the world can buy a sweet quad band phone.

    “Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally”

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  • irishrally

    Three in the UK uses the 2100 mhz frequency, good news for tmobile users.

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    oh dear lord dont be a 3 exclusive. i will go on a killing spree if it is i swear to god!!

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    as long as it is gsm unlocked device carphone warehouse will stock it for everyone

  • irishrally

    Does anyone remember the exact wording when they talked about releasing an hspa+ version based on demand? Were they talking about US hspa+ release or other parts of the world? I’m still unclear whether or not I’ll have to import a gsm version in November to use on tmobile.

    • irishrally

      Here it is:

      “Depending on the market and consumer demand, we will also introduce an HSPA+ version.”

      Doesn’t that somewhat contradict the following statement written in the brochure that was handed out to attendees:

      “Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally”

      Maybe that statement means:

      Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November [in USA (Verizon)] and then rolled out globally.

      Backup plan: buy phone at retail price from Verizon, dump tmobile for Metro PCS, and flash phone to work on Metro PCS with 4G LTE network ($60 no contract for unlimited 4G LTE).