Nov 07 AT 10:31 AM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

Leaks suggest US Galaxy Nexus launch date of November 21 for $299

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We’ve known for quite some time now that the Galaxy Nexus is coming to Verizon, but it has been difficult to tie down the exact release date. The most popular rumored launch had been around November 17, but others had suggested the US might not see the device until after Black Friday. Now it appears Verizon might launch the Galaxy Nexus on November 21 for $299 with a two-year contract, thanks to a pair of leaks over the weekend.

The latest date comes from Kellen of Droid-Life who posted a list of upcoming product launches for Verizon. The document he shared reveals that the Galaxy Nexus will see a web-only launch on November 21. Verizon might not initially sell the device in stores, but it should be available from big-box retailers, similar to what we saw for the Nexus S launch.

I expect Best Buy will play a role in the Galaxy Nexus launch, and Android Central posted a leak that shows Costco should be selling the device as well for $289 on contact. We don’t know if that price is for the 16GB or 32GB version of the Galaxy Nexus, but it’s in line with the other high-end LTE devices that Verizon has been selling for $299.

We’re still unsure if the US will see a GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus that would operate on AT&T and T-Mobile, but we’re only 10 days away from the UK launch. Hopefully more details are on the way. How many out there would be willing to switch carriers (to Verizon) in order to be the first wave of people with the Galaxy Nexus?

Source: Droid-Life

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  • razgriz94

    I am definitely not one of the ones willing to switch from T-Mobile to Verizon just to get the Galaxy Nexus. It seems everyday I become more irritated that the new Nexus is basically not available to all the existing Nexus owners. And I really don’t want to have to import a GSM version from the UK.

    • wtpanos

      Agreed, it’s BS that Tmobile has had both nexuses first and now might not get this one, such BS I want it but not enough sell my soul to Verizon

    • R.S

      I left Verizon almost two years ago and even though I was happy with their service, I won’t switch over just for a phone.

      Now if T-mobile is bought out by AT&T, then I’d go back to Verizon because there’s no way I’d willingly be on AT&T. Sprint has the worst coverage so I’d obviously not switch to them.

    • @BiGMER F

      Agreed , no way i am going to Verizon.. I will stick with Tmo and already have the Galaxy Nexus on pre order (importing) Got it for great price too..I do not see it hitting carrier stores any time soon, if at all. the best we can hope for is an unlocked version sold via the web or a retail store (bestbuy) .. So unless something is announced i will go that route.. if they announce something here then i will cancel. Any which way I am in on the first batch pre orders to ship on Nov 17th.. Exited

      • CJ84

        Where’d you pre order from and what was the price?

  • JoshuaQ

    Verizon just needs to announce the release date and pricing so I can hurry up and wait for it. I’m really hoping that there will be a 16gb $199 version or else I will not be getting this til it drops in price.

  • GeauxLSU

    I’m disappointed in a web only release. I’d like to be able to hold it and see how I like the bigger screen size than I am used to.

    • JoshuaQ

      I thought that it meant “week of” not “web only”

  • Androidess

    I’ll never go CDMA & especially, not VZW. There’s got to be a GSM version coming to the US otherwise, I’ll be acquiring an International Nexus.

  • Andre

    I still don’t understand how/why the Galaxy Nexus will be launching in the UK first.

    • westy

      GSM version probably was the test model which they used and tested on T-Mo/AT&T here for months but verizon has an exclusivity deal which wont allow others to have for a few weeks (hopefully not months). With that being said GSM tech is the world standard it was easy to switch bands and sell overseas.

  • Nate B.

    Its worth the money but Google absolutely failed after announcing this. They just put it in the carriers hands. They need control over just software related things. It’ll be a little over a month when this thing launches since it was announced. It should always be a one to two week period after announcing a product. Previous devices should be ready to update on launch or even a day or two before like apple did. Prep your shit. Ice cream made it seem picture perfect. The launch system was the only part I feared. Its worth waiting for but honestly if other carriers don’t get this until next year even if it’s early next year, you might as well look into the 4th installment of the nexus. People look into other things. Also, by then all carriers should be on LTE & HOPEFULLY Google will learn by then to get this thing out at one time global in a timely manner. This is beyond frustrating.

    • Nathan Dube

      Nate my sentiments exactly, at a bare minimum, if you’re not going to launch something, you can do the courtesy of informing us when you will, so that we can make decisions and vote with our wallets…instead of frustrating and antagonizing your biggest brand advocates..

  • westy

    I will wait for it to get to T-Mo or Sprint. I will never go to Verizon or AT&T EVER!!. I will just enjoy my 4.0 update to my nexus S which BETTER be out same day or days after Galaxy Nexus’ release. Then ill wait for Galaxy Nexus to be released to other carriers. Worst case ill just wait for the next phone. I am still pretty happy with my nexus S.

    • andre

      I will wait for it to get to T-Mo or Sprint. I will never go to Verizon or AT&T EVER!!. I will just enjoy my 4.0 update to my nexus S which BETTER be out same day or days after Galaxy Nexus’ release. Then ill wait for Galaxy Nexus to be released to other carriers. Worst case ill just wait for the next phone. I am still pretty happy with my nexus S.

      +100000000

  • triangle

    Gosh, let’s hope there aren’t any more “delays” (I know you can’t “delay” a product that hasn’t officially been given a launch date, but given the UK launch on the 17th, I think it any date after that has to be considered a delay).

    It seems like Verizon is trying to give the products it has control over (i.e. the ones was crapware or bloatware like RAZR and Rezound) a head start, but this is a dumb strategy. Verizon is going to have an “exclusive” on what most in the android world would consider an iconic device. Why not get behind it and make a strong push, instead of this radio silence. Clearly, Verizon is not making a lot of friends with this strategy.

    Hopefully, the next Nexus is launched on another carrier. (My vote would be for Sprint with LTE)

  • Nathan

    This is getting old pretty quickly.

  • HoLfElDeR

    Go gog gogogo

  • pritams

    it was really a hell of a wait…

  1. I am definitely not one of the ones willing to switch from T-Mobile to Verizon just to get the Galaxy Nexus. It seems everyday I become more irritated that the new Nexus is basically not available to all the existing Nexus owners. And I really don’t want to have to import a GSM version from the UK.

    • wtpanosGuest 4 years ago

      Agreed, it’s BS that Tmobile has had both nexuses first and now might not get this one, such BS I want it but not enough sell my soul to Verizon

    • I left Verizon almost two years ago and even though I was happy with their service, I won’t switch over just for a phone.

      Now if T-mobile is bought out by AT&T, then I’d go back to Verizon because there’s no way I’d willingly be on AT&T. Sprint has the worst coverage so I’d obviously not switch to them.

    • Agreed , no way i am going to Verizon.. I will stick with Tmo and already have the Galaxy Nexus on pre order (importing) Got it for great price too..I do not see it hitting carrier stores any time soon, if at all. the best we can hope for is an unlocked version sold via the web or a retail store (bestbuy) .. So unless something is announced i will go that route.. if they announce something here then i will cancel. Any which way I am in on the first batch pre orders to ship on Nov 17th.. Exited

  2. JoshuaQGuest 4 years ago

    Verizon just needs to announce the release date and pricing so I can hurry up and wait for it. I’m really hoping that there will be a 16gb $199 version or else I will not be getting this til it drops in price.

  3. I’m disappointed in a web only release. I’d like to be able to hold it and see how I like the bigger screen size than I am used to.

    • JoshuaQGuest 4 years ago

      I thought that it meant “week of” not “web only”

  4. AndroidessGuest 4 years ago

    I’ll never go CDMA & especially, not VZW. There’s got to be a GSM version coming to the US otherwise, I’ll be acquiring an International Nexus.

  5. AndreGuest 4 years ago

    I still don’t understand how/why the Galaxy Nexus will be launching in the UK first.

    • westyGuest 4 years ago

      GSM version probably was the test model which they used and tested on T-Mo/AT&T here for months but verizon has an exclusivity deal which wont allow others to have for a few weeks (hopefully not months). With that being said GSM tech is the world standard it was easy to switch bands and sell overseas.

  6. Its worth the money but Google absolutely failed after announcing this. They just put it in the carriers hands. They need control over just software related things. It’ll be a little over a month when this thing launches since it was announced. It should always be a one to two week period after announcing a product. Previous devices should be ready to update on launch or even a day or two before like apple did. Prep your shit. Ice cream made it seem picture perfect. The launch system was the only part I feared. Its worth waiting for but honestly if other carriers don’t get this until next year even if it’s early next year, you might as well look into the 4th installment of the nexus. People look into other things. Also, by then all carriers should be on LTE & HOPEFULLY Google will learn by then to get this thing out at one time global in a timely manner. This is beyond frustrating.

    • Nate my sentiments exactly, at a bare minimum, if you’re not going to launch something, you can do the courtesy of informing us when you will, so that we can make decisions and vote with our wallets…instead of frustrating and antagonizing your biggest brand advocates..

  7. westyGuest 4 years ago

    I will wait for it to get to T-Mo or Sprint. I will never go to Verizon or AT&T EVER!!. I will just enjoy my 4.0 update to my nexus S which BETTER be out same day or days after Galaxy Nexus’ release. Then ill wait for Galaxy Nexus to be released to other carriers. Worst case ill just wait for the next phone. I am still pretty happy with my nexus S.

    • andreGuest 4 years ago

      I will wait for it to get to T-Mo or Sprint. I will never go to Verizon or AT&T EVER!!. I will just enjoy my 4.0 update to my nexus S which BETTER be out same day or days after Galaxy Nexus’ release. Then ill wait for Galaxy Nexus to be released to other carriers. Worst case ill just wait for the next phone. I am still pretty happy with my nexus S.

      +100000000

  8. Gosh, let’s hope there aren’t any more “delays” (I know you can’t “delay” a product that hasn’t officially been given a launch date, but given the UK launch on the 17th, I think it any date after that has to be considered a delay).

    It seems like Verizon is trying to give the products it has control over (i.e. the ones was crapware or bloatware like RAZR and Rezound) a head start, but this is a dumb strategy. Verizon is going to have an “exclusive” on what most in the android world would consider an iconic device. Why not get behind it and make a strong push, instead of this radio silence. Clearly, Verizon is not making a lot of friends with this strategy.

    Hopefully, the next Nexus is launched on another carrier. (My vote would be for Sprint with LTE)

  9. This is getting old pretty quickly.

  10. Go gog gogogo

  11. it was really a hell of a wait…