Dec 14 AT 5:37 PM Anthony Domanico 192 Comments

Verizon Galaxy Nexus coming 12/15 for $299.99


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


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 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 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

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