Oct 21 AT 10:33 PM Dustin Earley 46 Comments

Verizon makes the obvious official, confirms they will be selling the Galaxy Nexus


For months now the Galaxy Nexus has been rumored to release on Verizon. In fact for quite some time, it was rumored to release only on Verizon. But for some strange reason, Big Red has been oddly quiet on the matter. That was until, tonight when America’s largest carrier finally confirmed they will be selling Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich device.

I’m sure by now you know all the specs by heart — 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, NFC, 4G LTE — so this is really just Verizon getting the official stuff out of the way. Unfortunately, no specific launch date was given. All the press release says is “later this year.” There’s also no mention of price.

That’s one carrier down, and at least six more to go. Who do you want to see carry the Galaxy Nexus?

Show Press Release

Features the Latest Version of Android and America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Verizon Wireless today announced that the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, the world’s first smartphone running on Androidâ„¢ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to Verizon Wireless. The Galaxy Nexus will be available later this year in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings a redesigned user interface with enhanced multitasking, notifications, full Web browsing experience and more. Customers will also be able to enjoy the innovative new features that Ice Cream Sandwich offers, such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy Nexus. Customers can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to access more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Marketâ„¢ or rent movies and stream them instantly on the 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLEDâ„¢ display.

Additional features:
· 4G LTE — customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas
· Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
· First smartphone to feature a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLEDâ„¢ display (1280 x 720)
· 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM
· 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, zero shutter lag and 1080p full HD video capture
· 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting
· Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled
· Android Beam allows customers to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTubeâ„¢ videos with friends by simply tapping compatible phones together
· Support for Googleâ„¢ mobile services — Android Market, Gmailâ„¢, Google Mapsâ„¢ 5.0 with 3D maps, Google Earthâ„¢, Movie Studio, YouTubeâ„¢, syncing with Google Calendarâ„¢ and a redesigned Google+ app

Customers that purchase the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Source: BGR

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

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