Oct 26 AT 8:41 AM Anthony Domanico 42 Comments

Galaxy Nexus to hit the UK on November 16


If you happen to live in the UK, your wait for the Galaxy Nexus superphone will come to an end on November 16, according to Phones4u. The UK retailer has the Galaxy Nexus available for preorder on Orange, with shipments set to arrive on November 16th.

For those of us stateside, we’re still expecting the Galaxy Nexus to land on Verizon Wireless on November 10 and should hear official word from Big Red very soon. No word on when other carriers in the US will see the next Nexus device; we’ll bring you those details as soon as they become available.

Any UK followers planning on picking up the Nexus on launch day? How bout you Verizon folks? Sound off below.

Via: Phandroid

Source: Phones4U

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  • J-Man

    As I live in the UK, I’m more interested in buying it unlocked, preferably from the States. Why you ask? I don’t want to be tied up with a contract with any of the carriers, and buying it in USD is always cheaper than buying it in GBP. I bought my Nexus One when it came out for about (at the time) 350 GBP, which was 500-some dollars. Saved me a bundle, about 150 pounds.

    C’mon online Google retailing!

    • The Rock

      You do know that the £ is very weak against the $ right? So if rumours are true that phone will cost around £500 and i have the Americans advertising it for $750 (plus tax), you are pretty much looking at the same price or slightly more expensive depending on which state you buy it from.

      Just saying

      • TJ

        I think you have that the other way around. The pound is stronger than the dollar.

        • mustybooks

          Oh for the days of 2 to 1

      • J-Man

        The pound isn’t as strong as it used to be, but you still get 1,6 dollars per every pound. Can’t imagine the US off-contract price being much more than 550-600 dollars, which would make it about 350 pounds – again saving anyone in the UK a good penny.

        Obviously at the end of the day it’s all about the pricing, but I’ve yet to see an off-contract phone in the States go beyond what I said.

        • Dave

          “I’ve yet to see an off-contract phone in the States go beyond what I said”

          iPhone 4S – 16GB/32GB/64GB = $649/$749/$849 – presumably those are exclusive of tax.

          The rumoured Galaxy Nexus 16GB UK price (£530?) puts it slightly above the UK iPhone 4S 16GB price (£500)

          • J-Man

            Should’ve specified the obvious iPhone exception, it being overpriced and all. But thanks for pointing that out though.

  • triangle

    Hopefully that means that it’ll hit the US before then. International android users got the Galaxy S II way before the US, it’s time that US got a Galaxy device first. I can’t wait.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I am pretty sure we will hear from verizon between now and Tuesday November 1st as to if this 10th of November is the actual day. I will be first on line with bells on I love launch day events..

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      Though I know it’s not, I want to say that this must be the Fake Yarrell. REAL Yarrell would say “Man, Verizon is whack. When is this shit coming to Sprint?”


      • Richard Yarrell

        This is solely about having an pure android device which will be my first and wanting ice cream sandwich right away. My Evo 3D on sprint will always be my primary device that will never change I am just fortunate to be able to have whatever I want. If this was not google and ice cream sandwich verizon would never be this lucky. I don’t need another sprint device until my next EVO BRAND in 2012 and that better be LTE with quadcore. I will be ending 2011 on top in this technology game with the 2 best android devices period. Anyone not jumping on this is simply retarded..

        • triangle

          Verizon definitely has the best network right now, but in 2013, Sprint’s network should be amazing after Network Vision, LTE Advanced and Clearwire’s LTE network are implemented.

          Sprint should have LTE at 800mhz that will upgrade in-building coverage roughly on par with Verizon’s, but have much better capacity and the best LTE speeds by integrating Clearwire’s LTE network due their unmatched spectrum position.

          Unforunately, there’s a lot of time between now and then. For now, you’ll have to use Verizon to get the best experience.

          • Pete

            Great, then in 2013 my contract will be up and I’ll be in the market for yet another cutting edge phone.

            And the problem at least around here isn’t Sprint/Wimax’s speed, its the coverage area and quality. Same with AT&T. Will Sprint still only be a niche player in 2013, even with better capacity?

          • snowbdr89

            In 2013 big reds lte will still be far ahead of sprints..

        • charliethesuperturtle

          good for you. now get a girlfriend

          • snowbdr89

            I stole yours

    • Mark

      I see your eyes have finally opened.

      • Richard Yarrell

        PURE GOOGLE ANDROID wise my eyes have changed. I will give verizon a chance to prove that their network is what they claim it is. Many people are very surprised by that I am too but this is 100% all about pure android minus all that verizon BLOATWARE then I will be happy.

    • NitroExpressNY

      why everybody hates you ?


    Im. So sad

    • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

      poor merf. on the plus side its coming out on orange uk which means t-mobile uk will have which means (i hope) so will tmousa

      • dbest180

        Here’s a great editing tool for posting comments. Grammar.

      • BiGMERF

        that is a lot of steps..lol

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    i’m so excited i could wet myself.

    they have given me the option to buy it on contract for £60. as i am due an upgrade this is a good thing. :)

    but i will wait rather than pre order as my friend works for phones4u and i will get it for cheaper :D

  • GeauxLSU

    It’s time to replace my Original Droid, and this will probably be my replacement, but I don’t think I’ll get it on launch day.

    Do Nexus devices come pre-rooted, or are root methods quickly discovered?

    • 4n1m4l

      Fastboot command worked for the xoom

  • Steve Nutt

    Only problem is that from the rumours I’ve seen, i.e. from clove.uk it’s only the 16GB version coming to the UK and with no SD card and our [insert expletive here] joke of a 3G network (plus data caps), 16GB just isn’t enough, at least for me (with the amount of films/recorded video I’ve put on my SGS and all that is scaled down compared to what can play on the Galaxy Nexus).

    So as the first poster said, I think I’ll try looking to the states for this, unlocked with 32GB…

  • http://www.fraserntukula.com/ Fraser Ntukula

    Made this gSearch (http://j.mp/sLofp4) my homepage… will indeed be picking one of these babies up ASAP. Using a HTC Desire atm and after playing with that leaked ICS Music app, I can’t wait!

  • Nathan

    Let hear some US release dates please.

  • Nate B.

    Not that I live in the UK, but why is the release a month later? I’m sire plenty will still get this phone and the wait is worth it. I just think waiting a month after announcing something is a little bit of bad business. Business week or two should of been when it was available for public.

  • Pete

    Maybe I missed some of the reviews but is there any complete info on the US Verizon version? Pricing of the 16GB vs 32GB model? Does it have a notification light? How’s the battery life on LTE? Is there an easy way to turn off the LTE radio to conserve battery? How long does it take to launch the camera app? Is there a way to take a picture via a hardware button or is it only via the touchscreen? How much thicker is the Verizon version if that’s really the case?

    Has anyone done a real US LTE hands on review for an extended period of time?

    • Nathan

      It has a notification light and has no buttons on the front, there is no pricing yet, LTE is known for drawing batter life, lunch any apps should be quick and snappy, it should be a hair thicker then the gsm version, only take picture on the touch screen as far a I know, and the phone not out yet and there is still little info on pricing and release date.

  • mustybooks

    Definitely going to be pre-ordering… prices are pretty reasonable compared to the suspected £46pm free! Orange deals are sweet too.

  • sylar

    Hmm I think I will wait tempting as it is… I can hold off for a while, my phone works fine.

  • Kyetech

    I was really psyched bout this, but now there have been a few disappointments with this device. Im going to hold out for a kal el superphone i think. My contract doesnt finish till jan anyhow.

  • xdarthveganx

    I have been wirelessly tethering for free on T-Mobile ever since I got the Nexus One. Anyone know if Verizon will be able to restrict tethering on the Galaxy Nexus since it will run stock android?

  • Daniel McT

    I certainly will be buying this phone offline and unlocked with no contract. I bought my nexus one this way and it has allowed me to sell on my upgrades from T Mobile and have the new phone pay for itself. I can’t wait and will be getting this the day it lauches.

  • Jon Bradley

    What on earth are Samsung and Google thinking about not releasing the 32gb version in the UK?! I’ve been waiting for this phone for months and now i won’t be getting it. 16GB is not enough for me. Stupid and ludicrous decision. Why won’t you at least give us the choice?

  • Ant

    I’ve got my pre-order in with BuyMobilePhones.net for my Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile. The expected date on that is the 18th November.

    • Lotok

      I also preordered with BuyMobilePhones.net expecting the handset on release day (as its a preorder). They are not expecting stock now until a minimum of 5 working days after the release day. I asked for more info but the customer service guy said he would be lying as they just dont know more than that.

      Whats the point of preordering if they make you wait until shops have them…..I had better experiences with mobilephonesdirect when ordering past phones, they usually arrive when promised.

      I am just saying dont expect the phone too fast

  • Gabby:p

    Ok guys I need your help tell me if the lte version will be coming to the uk and what is the price difference between them, and should I get it from uk or us

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