Dec 14 AT 5:37 PM Anthony Domanico 192 Comments

Verizon Galaxy Nexus coming 12/15 for $299.99

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Well, Verizon has finally decided to make tomorrow’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus official. In a press release issued just a few minutes ago, Verizon announced both the in-store and online availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flagship device.

The Galaxy Nexus will retail for $299 with a 2-year contract (or upgrade). Full specs for the Galaxy Nexus include:

  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor
  • 4G LTE with Mobile Hotspot capability
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, autofocus and LED flash with full 1080p recording
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB on-board memory

We know many of you will be rushing to finally shell out your money to Verizon Wireless for the Galaxy Nexus. Several of us will be doing the same. For now, you can hold yourself over by checking out Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus simulator.

Anyone out there already lining up at your Verizon store? Planning to head out and pick one of these bad boys up tomorrow? Sound off in the comments.

Update: Make sure you call your local store and reserve one tonight! Quantities are limited and going fast.

Update 2: The off-contract pricing is $649.99. Customers can purchase the Verizon Galaxy Nexus online starting at 1 AM.

Show Press Release

GALAXYâ„¢ NEXUSâ„¢ BY SAMSUNG NOW AVAILABLE ON
THE VERIZON WIRELESS 4G LTE NETWORK

First Smartphone to Combine Androidâ„¢ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the
Power of America’s Fastest, Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Verizon Wireless, Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) and Googleâ„¢ announced Galaxyâ„¢ Nexusâ„¢ is available starting today in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.comfor $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers can browse the Web, stream music and more at blazing speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy access to the 4G LTE network in 190 markets covering over 200 million people across the United States, and fly through the Web with fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage area.
Galaxy Nexus runs Androidâ„¢ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. Galaxy Nexus offers customers a redesigned user experience with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android Beamâ„¢ and a full Web-browsing experience. The lock screen, home screen, phone app and everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful and useful. Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-thin 9.47mm design with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Contour Display to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in 720p (1280×720) resolution.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) features:
- Redesigned user interface — software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones, and a dedicated recent apps button to make multi-tasking easy
- Face Unlock — use state-of-the-art facial recognition to unlock Galaxy Nexus
- Android Beamâ„¢ — quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTubeâ„¢ videos with friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together
- Redesigned Camera — introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, and effects such as silly faces and background replacement
- People Application — browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks
- Cloud Services — keep email, contacts, photos, music, browser bookmarks and other data synced to the cloud, available across multiple devices so customers never lose important data
- Google Music — upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud, discover and buy new music from Android Marketâ„¢, and stream it instantly on Galaxy Nexus and from the Web for free
- Google+ — Create a Google+ account right from the phone and check status updates, manage circles, quickly share updates and photos, video chat with up to ten friends with Mobile Hangouts, and chat with groups of friends with Google+ Messenger
- Support for Google Mobileâ„¢ Services — Gmailâ„¢, Google Mapsâ„¢ with 3D maps and free turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earthâ„¢, Movie Studio, YouTube, syncing with Google Calendarâ„¢, a redesigned Google+ app and access to more than 300,000 apps, millions of eBooks, thousands of movies to rent, and millions of songs available to download from Android Market
Additional features:
- Dual-core 1.2 GHz application processor and HTML5 Web browser — optimized dual-core processing with Android 4.0 combined with lightning fast 4G LTE connectivity for fast downloading of graphics, applications processing and Web browsing
- Mobile Hotspot capability — share 4G LTE or 3G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, autofocus and LED flash with full 1080p recording
- Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat
- Textured soft-touch back cover — enhances the ergonomic feel and makes the phone slip-resistant
- Bluetooth® 3.0 technology — support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, human interface device (HID) and object push for vCard and vCalendar
- 1 GB RAM and 32 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Pricing and data packages:
- Galaxy Nexus is available now in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
- Customers that purchase a Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus for more information on the Galaxy Nexus. For additional 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.

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  • psipher

    Christmas is saved.

    • BiGMERF

      Maybe now the Android community can move forward! Transformer prime anyone ?!

      • mr 1338

        FINALY

        • pikahatonjon

          i’m glad that verizon users can finally have a taste of ICS on the nexus. It truly is amazing

      • GUI_Center

        Everyone can now get back to their normal lives… hurray! :D

        • jim

          ya i can finally start doing work at work again
          ;)

      • Wayne Winkler

        #Occupy Prime

      • uknowme

        Yeah I’m getting a Prime right after Christmas. I can’t wait! I’ll be waiting until next years Nexus though, and crossing my fingers that HTC makes the next one.

    • Louis A

      Verizon wireless promotion, double your data plan for same price. for example $30 for 4GB instead of 2GB

      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395966,00.asp

    • King Chris Scott

      LOL I’m such a nerd that I call my local Verizon store and asked if they have the phone in the store or if i have to order online, if there was a line etc… Oh did i mention I already have SGSII and I’m on AT&T and have no plans to buy this phone, I’m just really excited about ICS!!!

  • oddball

    Starts doing a happy dance all over the room

    • Thomas Biard

      I think I peed a little!

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        You’re excited…feel these nipples!

        • Jon Shiflett

          How am I supposed to sleep now? I surely can’t risk a sleeping pill… I could miss it all together.

      • Andy

        I peed a lot!

  • Deeds

    Finally, this nightmare is ending

  • BiGMERF

    I want to make the following my contribution to this post. please click and enjoy

    • Dan13

      Dancing to this as I watch.

      • BiGMERF

        Glad I could help capture the moment

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I hope the GSM version (that may come to tmobile) is also 32gb

  • ramenchef

    Finally. This must have been a PR disaster for Google within the US. Verizon tries to control its devices way too mcuh.

    • levigarret

      Shoulda started with Sprint!

    • Gabe

      Hopefully Google has learned its lesson and will NEVER release another Nexus phone on Verizon. Shame on you Verizon!

    • Arturo Castro

      I wonder what the hold up was?

      • BusyGuest

        Probably a thing Verizon had with Apple…saying that Verizon can’t announce or promo any Google Nexus devices til the day before release.

    • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

      Verizon definitely messed up bad here. You know somethings up when it comes out down haste in Australia before you guys get it.

  • n25philly

    meh

    • aakash

      ????? are you serious ????? :) :) :)

      • n25philly

        Yes, not everyone is into intentionally gimped phones

  • AvatarZ

    Now if only I could get that secret $100 discount

    • nwilliam3

      According the my local store that discount is for customers in former Alltel service areas only. Maybe somebody else can get a better answer, but that is what I got.

  • nwilliam3

    Talked to the local store this morning. They have mine put aside for me to pick-up in the morning!

    • lxgeorge

      I am very jealous. And until then you can use the Galaxy Nexus simulator to learn how to do things like access the notifications panel and enable Wi-Fi!

    • Jimwy901

      Called the store this am and they didn’t have a clue. Called this afternoon after reading the announcement here and yes there were suppose to get them tomorrow or Friday. Asked if I could reserve one and Devon (sales guy) had to ask his manager, came back and said “no problem” I’ll call you when they come in.

  • jamal

    The never ending story has coming to a close. YES!!

    • Thomas Biard

      Yes and opening a new chapter…the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Max releasing December 16…

      ….although delays seem iminent…

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    YAY GLAD FOR YOU MY AMERICAN COUSINS!!

  • Futureboy

    I was just playing around with the simulator. It’s mainly an Android basics Tutorial. The execution leaves a lot to be desired. It’s sort of watching a film-strip of a Transformers movie. The information is there, but they’ve taken all of the high-end production value out of it.

  • humidity

    YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • IntlGrizzly

    I can…almost…feel it!! Sooo…close

  • Ari32

    Hallelujah!

  • http://goncalossilva.com goncalossilva

    FINALLY!!! Awesome device, just in time for Christmas! :D

  • AsakuraZero

    good this means that ICS development will have more sources to extract data.

  • Donald Williams

    YEA…. Let the commercials begin.

  • stenzor

    Congrats my US friends!

  • Peter Dowling

    Huzzah!

  • TAN5150

    DAMN!

  • YellowDucati

    TAKE MY MONEY!!!

    • YMS123

      Sure

  • Futureboy

    Ok… now someone start the clock for the push to the Nexus S.

    • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

      That is what I am waiting for. Oh my sweet Nexus S, your time is approaching.

    • levigarret

      I wish i could +10 on this comment . . .

  • mothy

    The unicorn does exist, this makes my day after the video teases!!!!

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    :_( Tears coming down …

  • e36bmer

    The shitty release has pissed me off so bad, I’m just going to wait for Sammy’s next phone.

  • Marc’us H.
  • Thomas Biard

    Can i touch it? Please? I can’t buy it so just let me touch it.

  • Shadowlore

    So… can anyone spare a wetknap?? ;)

    Think I’m going to swing by the store tonite and see if I can socially engineer my way into 2… heck, at the LEAST, I can buy the accessories ;)

  • Nathan D.

    finally after how many weeks no wait months, well at least it’s tomorrow when they wade it official, another few days of waiting would made it another fail in my honest opinion.

  • Billy

    It’s a HOLIDAY MIRACLE!!!

  • http://www.rebelbits.com Cody Riddar

    Good, now maybe the rest of the newer phones can get official ICS upgrade releases rolling out.

  • NegativeOne13

    VZW….. Y U NO LET ME PREORDER IT NOW?

    • Billy

      Yeah … I was looking for that option also … at least it is official now.

  • HoLfElDeR

    Thank God

  • plasmoidia

    So… why does the press release say “today” instead of tomorrow or 12/15? Still nothing on the website about it.

    Also interesting that this is 32GB version. I wonder if the 16GB version will be available later on for a lower cost.

  • triangle

    Wow, it’s about f***in’ time! Maybe they were feeling the pressure and were wary of the wrath of soooo many people who would have chewed them out if they put off the launch AGAIN. I’m glad it’s finally announced and will be here tomorrow.

  • zyphbear

    Finally! I can’t wait to get it! lets hope they fixed all the issues that delayed it!

  • Jason Toering

    About damn time!

  • Hall Lo

    LOL finally! :)

  • tpulu

    Its about time….. Oh well, now that’s is finally releasing, let’s all brace for the storm of comments on what’s wrong with it lol. There’s bound to be some complaints.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Was that so hard Verizon?

    I can’t believe they didn’t even allow pre-ordering. This has got to be one of the WORST releases for a handset in recent memory, if not of all time. No official word until the last minute… and honestly, I wouldn’t hold my breath until I see a “add to cart” or “out of stock” button on the Verizon website.

    But yay for everyone who is looking forward to this device! Go have yourselves a merry little Christmas… or Hanukuh, or Kwanza, or just winter cheer. Whatever, go have fun!

  • Nate

    Called my local store and this is news to them. They won’t even confirm whether or not they even have them in stock. Of course I do live in North Dakota and technology isn’t really these peoples strong point.

  • lxgeorge

    FINALLY something gets set in stone

  • pwntastic

    lol called my local store and they told me i couldnt reserve one. then again the guy said he had only just found out a few minutes back that they were even going on sale

  • FutureShock

    Great Christmas gift for my Verizon friends. Took long enough. Now I’m just crossing my fingers that it will be announced for AT&T soon. I seen the videos of the Touchwiz ICS skin that surfaced today, and I want a pure Google device.

  • AndyE

    do we know for sure that VZ’s exclusivity is for 1 month only? come on Tmo!

  • Louis A

    oooooooooooooo weeeee! Maybe I am just dreaming lol. Getting in line first thing in the morning.

    • Louis A

      Baye Tmo…

      For a limited time, when customers subscribe to a 4G smartphone data plan, they will receive double the amount of data for the same monthly fee. The promotion applies to new contract customers purchasing Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphones which would include upgrades. A person getting the 2GB for $30 a month will receive 4GB of data for $30. This promotion is available through the holidays so customers purchasing the Galaxy Nexus will have the chance to take advantage of this.

  • pechano

    Nice. I hope you will all enjoy it! Greetings from Europe :)

  • mikesuds

    Good news, everyone!

  • jenskristian

    Finally! Next topic.

  • cvette83

    And the waiting game continues for the rest of us not with Verizon. I’ll take it as a good sign that they’re closer to making their own announcements (especially T-Mobile).

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    A Christmas miracle! Let the panoramic photos of people’s living rooms begin!

  • http://evelio.info evelio
    • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

      Pretty much sums it up.

  • http://www.raymatthew.tumblr.com RayMatthew

    ETA on Nexus S 4.0 update?

  • damambt

    hopefully this will mean official ICS update for the Nexus S (4G) users 😃 !!

  • rob

    I just called my local store only to be told by the salesman “i havent heard that its coming out.” good to know verizon stores are on top of this.

  • Ray

    Called 3 Verizon stores and the idiots act like they have the secret to where Bin Laden is hiden and wont even mention that they have the phone.

    • Rob

      Same here! I’m torn between waiting a day to avoid giving these people the commission and my need to have my new toy as fast as possible.

  • YMS123

    ABOUT TIME. Now that Verizon got their precious exclusive release, we (non Verizon users) can hope to see Sprint/AT&T/T-Mobile versions soon

  • deucex

    Woohoo finally, was starting to wonder!

  • Kent Burton

    whhooooooooooooooooooo…. called my vzw store and they told me first come first serve can not reserve.

  • Dan13

    Pleas excuse the caps lock, but… FINALLY!!!!!!

  • tequilya

    Woohoo!

    Back to mapping out the local stores in order of opening times to try and snag one. The stores I called around here won’t let me reserve one it doesn’t sound like. Hopefully the demand won’t be too crazy and I can get one at the first stop.

  • amgala

    Every time a VZW G-Nex is sold, an angel gets his wings

  • redraider133

    Finally the wait is over. Now everyone can enjoy the nexus for a few days before the next big thing breaks lol.

  • Rob

    One last bittersweet night with my Droid 1. Is it OK to buy it a retirement cake?

    • http://ilysespieces.tumblr.com Ilyse Rose

      As long as it’s ice cream.

  • Black Kristos

    We were bound to get the date right eventually. Goodbye T-Mobile and MT3G!

  • Anne L.

    That ICS screen is simple and beautiful! I cannot wait to see it on more devices. (Hoping for a nice little port to HTC Sensation :P)

  • chrism28

    Now the countdown for the T-Mo version…..:D

  • ArticulateFool

    Finally! I still don’t like what Verizon did to it’s customers and Google.

    At least they got it out before year end…

  • http://ilysespieces.tumblr.com Ilyse Rose

    Finally!
    I feel like this announcement should have come with bells ringing and a childrens choir and a dog doing magic tricks.

  • TJungus

    Called to reserve from Verizon, “We do not reserve phones. They are offered on a first come, first served basis.” Called Best Buy, “We have not received any of that phone in stock.” Looks like I need to camp out in front of the Verizon store…

  • abrarey

    About time!!!

  • David Hughes

    It’s going to be a glorious Christmas after all, bells are ringing

  • kimminer1

    okay on to the next great ph. for android fans

  • nsnsmj

    Unicorns, they really do exist.

  • Henry Gomes

    Hallelujah! Now, are there any stores with a midnight release lol

  • http://genesischess.com/ MJM128

    Worst. Smartphone. Launch. Ever.

    Now only less than 48 hours to go! :D

  • calihawki

    Finally we can move on!!! Where is the Prime??? LOL!

  • Orion78

    Finally this circus is over. Enjoy your new phones. As for the rest us, we can move on to bigger and better shit.

  • charliethesuperturtle

    dear Santa,
    for chrismas i want a galaxy nexus!
    love,
    charliethesuperturtle

  • mjtaylo1

    Umm. I just want to know when the Droid 4 is coming.

  • http://whysoangrybirds.com mikeyDroid

    YESSSSS, MY 3 MONTH OLD BRAND NEW PHONE IS FINALLY HERE!

  • MoSDeeb

    it’s a Christmas miracle haha

  • steve

    Now hopefully Tmobile comes out with the galaxy nexus. I have horrable cricket now. And want to leave them but waiting to hear something about the nexus. Not going to Verizon just way to high priced for me. Fingers crossed.

  • http://www.kevindelorey.com Dork Force One

    I went down to my local Verizon and they wouldn’t let me reserve one, they said first come first serve. They also didn’t even know it was getting released tomorrow -_-.

  • http://www.mikeytusa.com mikeytusa

    OMFG It’s about time. I was just at Best Buy and almost said screw it! I was going to get a Rezound but I held out. Good timing…

  • Blaw

    I threw my OG across the room and put a hole in the wall…. calling off tomorrow and getting this baby !

  • Adam Hall

    Tammy at vzw main store in eire pa put mine on hold nice…. the other not main store claimed it hasn’t been announced yet and there still in the box on the truck driving in tomorrow at 9:30….. lol … call around if you have two vzw in your home town … she took down my name and number and asked it i was upgrading and i said yes …she was more then happy to help me for her commission …..

  • Adam Snyder

    Finally, now my nexus s 4g gets update?

  • laosgurllynn

    That finally settles our worries. It is near… about time!

  • txbluesman

    Yes!!! Is it true? Can it be? Will it be?……..Finally, I think it must be true….LOL!!!!!

  • schof94

    has any heard of early openings from their VZW store?

  • kusine

    Can’t wait to see what people think when they are actually out in the wild!

  • megatec45

    Verizon the only carrier? Google who could you sell out!

  • levelm

    After you purchase your Galaxy Nexus and open the box, it plays “Never Gonna Give You Up” over and over again.

  • rsawyer13

    Better late then never Verizon.

  • Clinton Jackson

    Verizon called and informed me to come and get it thrusday morning, frankly this fiasco comes to a end.

  • Anthony44

    I purchased the GSM today full price don’t want a contract. Verizon did me a favor.I now know where to go to buy a case yeah baby

    • Anthony E

      where will you be buying the case from?

  • Aleksandar Simov

    finally… haha nice :))

  • pritams

    Yessss……………….

  • Lee Swanson

    Too bad I have a year and a half on my contract.

  • jamboy5590

    that’s great now what about all the other good little boys and girls waiting for their gsm glaxay nexus from santa?

    google u ruined christmas.

  • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

    Now it remains to be seen how much Verizon has altered the ROM. An nonremovable City ID app, maybe?

  • Skis03

    This is the best news I have heard all day! I know what I am buying myself for Christmas!

  • BigCiX

    OK Google and at&t. Make the announcement so we can also look forward to it.

  • Adryan maldonado

    AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! FINALLY. WAS IT REALLY THAT HARD TO GIVE US A DATE A MONTHE OR EVEN 2 WEEKS AGO??!!! GEEZZZZZ

  • https://plus.google.com/109600738460265587799/posts Lewis McGeary

    I’m still in a contract for another year, lets get some rumours of my next phone coming, the next Nexus running Jelly Bean!

  • AceoStar

    Tears of joy. Finally getting getting on board.

  • Emmanuel Lazcano

    :( So expensive. Are they still doing that trade in thing? Last time they said they would give me $70 bucks to trade in my incredible. I can’t wait until I’m done with school so all my money stops going to tuition. :)

  • E

    About freakn time vrz congrats to all those soon to be owners of the new nexus hope to see Sprint is next but who am I kidding right atleast I have the TF prime to look forward since ill have to pass on this but really want it badly tho just can’t switch to vrz

  • eliander mendoza

    is this official? I am not sure if i should get this phone or just wait to see what’s hot next year? opinions??? :D

    • HotRodRamy

      There will always be something hotter next year, but go with a Nexus and you’ll get the latest updates.

  • HotRodRamy

    Woohoo!! Now I just have to wait a couple more weeks ’til my upgrade is available…

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

    Finally! Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

    Actually, where’s the T-Mobile version? I’m almost due for an upgrade.

  • humidity

    Waiting in line tomorrow morning before open!

  • la_resistance28

    Finally! Hallelujah! But with a $299 price tag and ZERO promotion, how many of these are they gonna sell? I’m personally looking forward to an official US release of the 32-GB GSM Galaxy Nexus. Hope that comes soon!

  • lostsync

    well now i change my home page back to google.com from hasverizonreleasedthegalaxynex.us. so that’s cool. i can’t make it into the store until after work hours, so i’m really hoping the utter and complete lack of advertising of this device works in my favor.

  • Jeb

    DUDE!! at last….

  • spattigilli

    Any idea on Google Wallet? I do not think it will be there?

  • Parris Payden

    Got mine reserved!

    • dacatalyst41

      Me too! Always get in good with the store!

  • the5thdimension

    FINALLY! (I’m playing the Celebration track BiGMERF posted as I write this). Congratulations to all you VZW customers picking up your Galaxy Nexus tomorrow! Hopefully the rest of us will now be able to here some news on when we can get in on the party. I pray it’s not too long.

  • donger

    They better have the car dock tomorrow in stores.

  • Jorge Eslava

    We can finally get on with our lives.

  • Jimmy13

    I feel like at some point I am going to have to move to the big red from tmo.

  • Gir

    I tried to reserve one and they said it was on first come basis…btw anyone need a dock for droid razr office and car haha, love the phone but come on its a nexus.

  • mom2brandon

    Called my local store this afternoon after the official release. I’ve got mine reserved and ready to retire my poor, old, suffering Original Droid. *sniff*
    Out with the old, in with the new. Yahoo!

  • NegativeOne13

    1 AM which time zone?

  • staryoshi

    Congrats to those who have been waiting for it :) If I had access to an unlimited data plan on Verizon, I would have waited… but alas, I did not. Sprint it is for me! :P

  • http://ilysespieces.tumblr.com Ilyse Rose

    Everyone’s so happy again!

  • Wilson Lara

    So when is the T-mobile version coming?

  • dacatalyst41

    This ranks up there with my wedding day and the birth of my child!

  • dacatalyst41

    Doesn’t this make the announcement earlier weird? So you wait til the day after forever to say anything….then you say we will announce it when it’s ready…to come back and officially announce it later that day?! o_0

  • federalreserve

    WOOT!!! It’s about time!!! Early combined birthday and Christmas present here I come!

  • Anthropic

    Why do US carriers have such an obsession with branding phones?

    Seems really strange, you don’t get your new car with a big logo from the company you purchased it through. Your food from the supermarket doesn’t come re-packaged in their logo either, just don’t get it other than for that 1x1inch of advertising space no one ever sees anyway.

  • jordanfritzsche

    This is so lame! Sure, I love the phone, but it should not be $299! I’m tired of Verizon thinking it can do this. I can maybe understand the Rezound being that price since they come with a $100 pair of headphones, but the Razr and Nexus have no reason to be $299.

    • anikko

      compare it to the 32gb iPhone. same price but the nexus kills the iPhone.

  • NegativeOne13

    Ordered mine now.

  • Joseph Banks

    i may just cop it today. been waiting, and i think i get a $50 discount with my upgrade

  • Jeff

    is verizon making anyone else drop their unlimited plan?

  • mojeda

    Shows it’s available for me to buy right now. http://shop.verizonwireless.com/?id=Samsung%20Nexus

  • Omar Santiago

    And no back to our regularly scheduled programming …

  • evobb10

    Finally in US but $299 on 2 year contract with lack of unlimited data plan hmmmmm sorry VW

  • smisa27

    I can’t believe it’s actually about a month since we saw the reveal and been anxiously waiting for it. It’s about time. But I can’t even upgrade yet, so I’ll be waiting patiently til my upgrade.

  • dafi81

    it’s not exactly a bargain?

  • SGB101

    to late,

    ive held off getting this, im in the UK, im waiting for the SG3, if im going to keep a device for 18 month i want my next to be quad core.

  • Diego Leon

    Does off contract mean unlocked or just mean no contract but Verizon only still?

  • Robert Whittaker

    Can’t believe it costs £299 on a 2 year contract, for once I’m glad I’m in the UK. 18 month contract = free phone!

  • http://ps-udad.blogspot.com/ ld6772

    Just waiting for the Transformer Prime release and the year will be complete!

  • mclarensr

    GSM version please.

  • vitebsk66

    Good grief! This thing’s got specs on par with current tablets!

  • kimminer1

    Yeah, finally…now can we move on?

  • http://Note Uncemister

    Now we can move on to things that really matter. Like Droid 4 release or when bionic and razr get ICS.

  • Oshawott

    They should have unlimited data for $15 for all of the trouble that Verizon has given all of the people that wanted this phone. :/

  • donchanau

    Sweet! Now we just need a tegra3 galaxy tab :-)

  • TAN5150

    WOW what a great phone. Just moved my family over from ATT to Verizon. I am just amazed at how much better this new Google phone is compared to an iPhone 4s, which my wife and daughter went with. However my son went with an HTC.
    Traded my phone in and got the galaxy for $50.00. The new in store trade program worked great for us.

    Now we can move on…

  • xaerosum

    Now we just need to see if the battery and software issues can be ironed out…

  1. Christmas is saved.

  2. Starts doing a happy dance all over the room

  3. Finally, this nightmare is ending

  4. I want to make the following my contribution to this post. please click and enjoy

  5. I hope the GSM version (that may come to tmobile) is also 32gb

  6. Finally. This must have been a PR disaster for Google within the US. Verizon tries to control its devices way too mcuh.

    • Shoulda started with Sprint!

    • GabeGuest 3 years ago

      Hopefully Google has learned its lesson and will NEVER release another Nexus phone on Verizon. Shame on you Verizon!

    • I wonder what the hold up was?

      • BusyGuestGuest 3 years ago

        Probably a thing Verizon had with Apple…saying that Verizon can’t announce or promo any Google Nexus devices til the day before release.

    • Verizon definitely messed up bad here. You know somethings up when it comes out down haste in Australia before you guys get it.

  7. Now if only I could get that secret $100 discount

    • According the my local store that discount is for customers in former Alltel service areas only. Maybe somebody else can get a better answer, but that is what I got.

  8. Talked to the local store this morning. They have mine put aside for me to pick-up in the morning!

    • I am very jealous. And until then you can use the Galaxy Nexus simulator to learn how to do things like access the notifications panel and enable Wi-Fi!

    • Jimwy901Guest 3 years ago

      Called the store this am and they didn’t have a clue. Called this afternoon after reading the announcement here and yes there were suppose to get them tomorrow or Friday. Asked if I could reserve one and Devon (sales guy) had to ask his manager, came back and said “no problem” I’ll call you when they come in.

  9. The never ending story has coming to a close. YES!!

    • Yes and opening a new chapter…the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Max releasing December 16…

      ….although delays seem iminent…

  10. YAY GLAD FOR YOU MY AMERICAN COUSINS!!

  11. I was just playing around with the simulator. It’s mainly an Android basics Tutorial. The execution leaves a lot to be desired. It’s sort of watching a film-strip of a Transformers movie. The information is there, but they’ve taken all of the high-end production value out of it.

  12. YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I can…almost…feel it!! Sooo…close

  14. Hallelujah!

  15. FINALLY!!! Awesome device, just in time for Christmas! :D

  16. good this means that ICS development will have more sources to extract data.

  17. YEA…. Let the commercials begin.

  18. Congrats my US friends!

  19. TAKE MY MONEY!!!

  20. Ok… now someone start the clock for the push to the Nexus S.

  21. The unicorn does exist, this makes my day after the video teases!!!!

  22. :_( Tears coming down …

  23. The shitty release has pissed me off so bad, I’m just going to wait for Sammy’s next phone.

  24. Can i touch it? Please? I can’t buy it so just let me touch it.

  25. So… can anyone spare a wetknap?? ;)

    Think I’m going to swing by the store tonite and see if I can socially engineer my way into 2… heck, at the LEAST, I can buy the accessories ;)

  26. finally after how many weeks no wait months, well at least it’s tomorrow when they wade it official, another few days of waiting would made it another fail in my honest opinion.

  27. It’s a HOLIDAY MIRACLE!!!

  28. Good, now maybe the rest of the newer phones can get official ICS upgrade releases rolling out.

  29. VZW….. Y U NO LET ME PREORDER IT NOW?

    • Yeah … I was looking for that option also … at least it is official now.

  30. So… why does the press release say “today” instead of tomorrow or 12/15? Still nothing on the website about it.

    Also interesting that this is 32GB version. I wonder if the 16GB version will be available later on for a lower cost.

  31. Wow, it’s about f***in’ time! Maybe they were feeling the pressure and were wary of the wrath of soooo many people who would have chewed them out if they put off the launch AGAIN. I’m glad it’s finally announced and will be here tomorrow.

  32. Finally! I can’t wait to get it! lets hope they fixed all the issues that delayed it!

  33. About damn time!

  34. LOL finally! :)

  35. Its about time….. Oh well, now that’s is finally releasing, let’s all brace for the storm of comments on what’s wrong with it lol. There’s bound to be some complaints.

  36. Was that so hard Verizon?

    I can’t believe they didn’t even allow pre-ordering. This has got to be one of the WORST releases for a handset in recent memory, if not of all time. No official word until the last minute… and honestly, I wouldn’t hold my breath until I see a “add to cart” or “out of stock” button on the Verizon website.

    But yay for everyone who is looking forward to this device! Go have yourselves a merry little Christmas… or Hanukuh, or Kwanza, or just winter cheer. Whatever, go have fun!

  37. NateGuest 3 years ago

    Called my local store and this is news to them. They won’t even confirm whether or not they even have them in stock. Of course I do live in North Dakota and technology isn’t really these peoples strong point.

  38. FINALLY something gets set in stone

  39. lol called my local store and they told me i couldnt reserve one. then again the guy said he had only just found out a few minutes back that they were even going on sale

  40. Great Christmas gift for my Verizon friends. Took long enough. Now I’m just crossing my fingers that it will be announced for AT&T soon. I seen the videos of the Touchwiz ICS skin that surfaced today, and I want a pure Google device.

  41. do we know for sure that VZ’s exclusivity is for 1 month only? come on Tmo!

  42. oooooooooooooo weeeee! Maybe I am just dreaming lol. Getting in line first thing in the morning.

    • Baye Tmo…

      For a limited time, when customers subscribe to a 4G smartphone data plan, they will receive double the amount of data for the same monthly fee. The promotion applies to new contract customers purchasing Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphones which would include upgrades. A person getting the 2GB for $30 a month will receive 4GB of data for $30. This promotion is available through the holidays so customers purchasing the Galaxy Nexus will have the chance to take advantage of this.

  43. Nice. I hope you will all enjoy it! Greetings from Europe :)

  44. Good news, everyone!

  45. Finally! Next topic.

  46. And the waiting game continues for the rest of us not with Verizon. I’ll take it as a good sign that they’re closer to making their own announcements (especially T-Mobile).

  47. A Christmas miracle! Let the panoramic photos of people’s living rooms begin!

  48. ETA on Nexus S 4.0 update?

  49. hopefully this will mean official ICS update for the Nexus S (4G) users 😃 !!

  50. robGuest 3 years ago

    I just called my local store only to be told by the salesman “i havent heard that its coming out.” good to know verizon stores are on top of this.

  51. RayGuest 3 years ago

    Called 3 Verizon stores and the idiots act like they have the secret to where Bin Laden is hiden and wont even mention that they have the phone.

    • RobGuest 3 years ago

      Same here! I’m torn between waiting a day to avoid giving these people the commission and my need to have my new toy as fast as possible.

  52. ABOUT TIME. Now that Verizon got their precious exclusive release, we (non Verizon users) can hope to see Sprint/AT&T/T-Mobile versions soon

  53. Woohoo finally, was starting to wonder!

  54. whhooooooooooooooooooo…. called my vzw store and they told me first come first serve can not reserve.

  55. Pleas excuse the caps lock, but… FINALLY!!!!!!

  56. Woohoo!

    Back to mapping out the local stores in order of opening times to try and snag one. The stores I called around here won’t let me reserve one it doesn’t sound like. Hopefully the demand won’t be too crazy and I can get one at the first stop.

  57. Every time a VZW G-Nex is sold, an angel gets his wings

  58. Finally the wait is over. Now everyone can enjoy the nexus for a few days before the next big thing breaks lol.

  59. RobGuest 3 years ago

    One last bittersweet night with my Droid 1. Is it OK to buy it a retirement cake?

  60. We were bound to get the date right eventually. Goodbye T-Mobile and MT3G!

  61. That ICS screen is simple and beautiful! I cannot wait to see it on more devices. (Hoping for a nice little port to HTC Sensation :P)

  62. Now the countdown for the T-Mo version…..:D

  63. Finally! I still don’t like what Verizon did to it’s customers and Google.

    At least they got it out before year end…

  64. Finally!
    I feel like this announcement should have come with bells ringing and a childrens choir and a dog doing magic tricks.

  65. Called to reserve from Verizon, “We do not reserve phones. They are offered on a first come, first served basis.” Called Best Buy, “We have not received any of that phone in stock.” Looks like I need to camp out in front of the Verizon store…

  66. About time!!!

  67. It’s going to be a glorious Christmas after all, bells are ringing

  68. okay on to the next great ph. for android fans

  69. Unicorns, they really do exist.

  70. Hallelujah! Now, are there any stores with a midnight release lol

  71. Worst. Smartphone. Launch. Ever.

    Now only less than 48 hours to go! :D

  72. Finally we can move on!!! Where is the Prime??? LOL!

  73. Finally this circus is over. Enjoy your new phones. As for the rest us, we can move on to bigger and better shit.

  74. dear Santa,
    for chrismas i want a galaxy nexus!
    love,
    charliethesuperturtle

  75. Umm. I just want to know when the Droid 4 is coming.

  76. YESSSSS, MY 3 MONTH OLD BRAND NEW PHONE IS FINALLY HERE!

  77. it’s a Christmas miracle haha

  78. steveGuest 3 years ago

    Now hopefully Tmobile comes out with the galaxy nexus. I have horrable cricket now. And want to leave them but waiting to hear something about the nexus. Not going to Verizon just way to high priced for me. Fingers crossed.

  79. I went down to my local Verizon and they wouldn’t let me reserve one, they said first come first serve. They also didn’t even know it was getting released tomorrow -_-.

  80. OMFG It’s about time. I was just at Best Buy and almost said screw it! I was going to get a Rezound but I held out. Good timing…

  81. I threw my OG across the room and put a hole in the wall…. calling off tomorrow and getting this baby !

  82. Adam HallGuest 3 years ago

    Tammy at vzw main store in eire pa put mine on hold nice…. the other not main store claimed it hasn’t been announced yet and there still in the box on the truck driving in tomorrow at 9:30….. lol … call around if you have two vzw in your home town … she took down my name and number and asked it i was upgrading and i said yes …she was more then happy to help me for her commission …..

  83. Finally, now my nexus s 4g gets update?

  84. That finally settles our worries. It is near… about time!

  85. Yes!!! Is it true? Can it be? Will it be?……..Finally, I think it must be true….LOL!!!!!

  86. has any heard of early openings from their VZW store?

  87. Can’t wait to see what people think when they are actually out in the wild!

  88. Verizon the only carrier? Google who could you sell out!

  89. After you purchase your Galaxy Nexus and open the box, it plays “Never Gonna Give You Up” over and over again.

  90. Better late then never Verizon.

  91. Verizon called and informed me to come and get it thrusday morning, frankly this fiasco comes to a end.

  92. I purchased the GSM today full price don’t want a contract. Verizon did me a favor.I now know where to go to buy a case yeah baby

  93. finally… haha nice :))

  94. Yessss……………….

  95. Too bad I have a year and a half on my contract.

  96. that’s great now what about all the other good little boys and girls waiting for their gsm glaxay nexus from santa?

    google u ruined christmas.

  97. Now it remains to be seen how much Verizon has altered the ROM. An nonremovable City ID app, maybe?

  98. This is the best news I have heard all day! I know what I am buying myself for Christmas!

  99. OK Google and at&t. Make the announcement so we can also look forward to it.

  100. AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! FINALLY. WAS IT REALLY THAT HARD TO GIVE US A DATE A MONTHE OR EVEN 2 WEEKS AGO??!!! GEEZZZZZ

  101. I’m still in a contract for another year, lets get some rumours of my next phone coming, the next Nexus running Jelly Bean!

  102. Tears of joy. Finally getting getting on board.

  103. :( So expensive. Are they still doing that trade in thing? Last time they said they would give me $70 bucks to trade in my incredible. I can’t wait until I’m done with school so all my money stops going to tuition. :)

  104. EGuest 3 years ago

    About freakn time vrz congrats to all those soon to be owners of the new nexus hope to see Sprint is next but who am I kidding right atleast I have the TF prime to look forward since ill have to pass on this but really want it badly tho just can’t switch to vrz

  105. is this official? I am not sure if i should get this phone or just wait to see what’s hot next year? opinions??? :D

    • There will always be something hotter next year, but go with a Nexus and you’ll get the latest updates.

  106. Woohoo!! Now I just have to wait a couple more weeks ’til my upgrade is available…

  107. Finally! Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

    Actually, where’s the T-Mobile version? I’m almost due for an upgrade.

  108. Waiting in line tomorrow morning before open!

  109. Finally! Hallelujah! But with a $299 price tag and ZERO promotion, how many of these are they gonna sell? I’m personally looking forward to an official US release of the 32-GB GSM Galaxy Nexus. Hope that comes soon!

  110. well now i change my home page back to google.com from hasverizonreleasedthegalaxynex.us. so that’s cool. i can’t make it into the store until after work hours, so i’m really hoping the utter and complete lack of advertising of this device works in my favor.

  111. DUDE!! at last….

  112. Any idea on Google Wallet? I do not think it will be there?

  113. Got mine reserved!

  114. FINALLY! (I’m playing the Celebration track BiGMERF posted as I write this). Congratulations to all you VZW customers picking up your Galaxy Nexus tomorrow! Hopefully the rest of us will now be able to here some news on when we can get in on the party. I pray it’s not too long.

  115. They better have the car dock tomorrow in stores.

  116. We can finally get on with our lives.

  117. I feel like at some point I am going to have to move to the big red from tmo.

  118. I tried to reserve one and they said it was on first come basis…btw anyone need a dock for droid razr office and car haha, love the phone but come on its a nexus.

  119. mom2brandonGuest 3 years ago

    Called my local store this afternoon after the official release. I’ve got mine reserved and ready to retire my poor, old, suffering Original Droid. *sniff*
    Out with the old, in with the new. Yahoo!

  120. 1 AM which time zone?

  121. Congrats to those who have been waiting for it :) If I had access to an unlimited data plan on Verizon, I would have waited… but alas, I did not. Sprint it is for me! :P

  122. Everyone’s so happy again!

  123. So when is the T-mobile version coming?

  124. This ranks up there with my wedding day and the birth of my child!

  125. Doesn’t this make the announcement earlier weird? So you wait til the day after forever to say anything….then you say we will announce it when it’s ready…to come back and officially announce it later that day?! o_0

  126. WOOT!!! It’s about time!!! Early combined birthday and Christmas present here I come!

  127. Why do US carriers have such an obsession with branding phones?

    Seems really strange, you don’t get your new car with a big logo from the company you purchased it through. Your food from the supermarket doesn’t come re-packaged in their logo either, just don’t get it other than for that 1x1inch of advertising space no one ever sees anyway.

  128. This is so lame! Sure, I love the phone, but it should not be $299! I’m tired of Verizon thinking it can do this. I can maybe understand the Rezound being that price since they come with a $100 pair of headphones, but the Razr and Nexus have no reason to be $299.

    • compare it to the 32gb iPhone. same price but the nexus kills the iPhone.

  129. Ordered mine now.

  130. i may just cop it today. been waiting, and i think i get a $50 discount with my upgrade

  131. JeffGuest 3 years ago

    is verizon making anyone else drop their unlimited plan?

  132. Shows it’s available for me to buy right now. http://shop.verizonwireless.com/?id=Samsung%20Nexus

  133. And no back to our regularly scheduled programming …

  134. Finally in US but $299 on 2 year contract with lack of unlimited data plan hmmmmm sorry VW

  135. I can’t believe it’s actually about a month since we saw the reveal and been anxiously waiting for it. It’s about time. But I can’t even upgrade yet, so I’ll be waiting patiently til my upgrade.

  136. it’s not exactly a bargain?

  137. to late,

    ive held off getting this, im in the UK, im waiting for the SG3, if im going to keep a device for 18 month i want my next to be quad core.

  138. Does off contract mean unlocked or just mean no contract but Verizon only still?

  139. Can’t believe it costs £299 on a 2 year contract, for once I’m glad I’m in the UK. 18 month contract = free phone!

  140. Just waiting for the Transformer Prime release and the year will be complete!

  141. GSM version please.

  142. Good grief! This thing’s got specs on par with current tablets!

  143. Yeah, finally…now can we move on?

  144. Now we can move on to things that really matter. Like Droid 4 release or when bionic and razr get ICS.

  145. OshawottGuest 3 years ago

    They should have unlimited data for $15 for all of the trouble that Verizon has given all of the people that wanted this phone. :/

  146. Sweet! Now we just need a tegra3 galaxy tab :-)

  147. WOW what a great phone. Just moved my family over from ATT to Verizon. I am just amazed at how much better this new Google phone is compared to an iPhone 4s, which my wife and daughter went with. However my son went with an HTC.
    Traded my phone in and got the galaxy for $50.00. The new in store trade program worked great for us.

    Now we can move on…

  148. Now we just need to see if the battery and software issues can be ironed out…