Apr 12 AT 10:05 AM Anthony Domanico 28 Comments

Another rumor points to April 22nd release for Sprint Galaxy Nexus


More and more evidence is emerging that suggests an April release date for the Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Today’s leak comes from BGR, who received a screenshot from an internal Sprint system that states that the “Samsung Nexus” will go on sale on the 22nd.

We still don’t know how the Sprint variant will differ from the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which we reviewed back in January. We’re hoping we see a few improvements in the Sprint variant, most notably a bigger battery and better camera. We do know that the Nexus will come with support for Sprint’s next-gen LTE network, which is starting to roll out to a handful of markets this quarter. Unfortunately, if you don’t live in an LTE location, you’ll be stuck on the sometimes frustratingly-slow 3G network.

Still, the Galaxy Nexus will easily become the must-have Android smartphone on Sprint whenever it launches, knocking the several-month-old Galaxy S II off its current pedestal. We know many of you Sprint customers are anxiously awaiting the Galaxy Nexus to land on the Now Network. Who out there is planning on picking one up later this month?

UPDATE: And we’ve gotten a tip from a Sprint employee who wishes to remain anonymous that the 22nd date is essentially set in stone in their internal system. Looks like it’s 10 short days for all you would-be Nexus owners.

Source: BGR

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  • mickjen

    Like I posted on the ICS update article for the NS4g, if the ICS update I’m STILL waiting on doesn’t VASTLY improve my Nexus S 4G, I’m requesting this as a free upgrade. I switched to Sprint in November from T-Mobile, and had a WAY more reliable mobile experience with EDGE and Android 2.1…..

    • mickjen

      Also, KC was included as an LTE area, but now not listed….

      But I grew up in KC and would be tempted to move back for the Google ISP, with my Nexus and Cr-48! Heck, I would tattoo Google on my body if I got to prototype the Glasses!!!

    • klotz

      Sprint gives 14 days after getting a new phone to take it back. After that the contract is binding. No offence but theres no way sprints gonna give you a brand new Nexus because you waited to long to decide you dont like the old one.

      • mickjen

        It’s been 119 days, and I still don’t have an OTA update. The Sprint website says updates “as soon as humanly possible”. Since it is a CMDA WiMax device, it has had the longest ICS wait, because of numerous bugs. Verizon launched the Galaxy Nexus LTE but then included a larger battery.

        This is being launched with ICS, to be pretty quickly updated to Jelly Bean, correct? Think my Nexus S 4G is going to last the next 18 months of my contract, when Sprint is abandoning WiMax?!

        And the fact that I pay the extra $10 premium data and there is no 4G in the surrounding FOUR counties….

        Not to mention the other non-Nexus devices that have had ICS for months….

        And as for this guy VVVVVV,
        dude, you are an Apple fanboy and you created the ANDROID and ME handle “Welcome to Fragmentation”?! #nowords

        • mickjen

          Omg, literally just got OTA push! Finally!


      another round of android fragmention? I have iOS and iPhone 4S btw….

      • http://whysoangrybirds.com mikeyDroid

        You act like fragmentation is bad enough to own an iPhone.. Lol.

  • SGB101

    this is how old now?? 6 maybe 7 month old device.

    • spazby

      yea, a little stale now but still great device.

  • LittleGreenDude

    As cool as the Gnex is, I WANNA KNOW THE GSIII IS COMING OUT!

    • nerdshowandtell

      Yup, if the hold off on getting siii because they want to sell more of these, I’m going to switch carriers to one that hasn’t sold their sole completely to NASCAR or apple.

    • triangle

      I’m with you. I think it’s going to be at least until the summer before it comes out. Sprint will give the new Evo some time on its own before it launches the SIII.

      One interesting thing I noticed is that Samsung usually has a booth at the annual CTIA conference, but they are nowhere to be found this year. I interpret this to mean that they won’t be announcing anything before then since they won’t be displaying anything. Hopefully, a late May announcement does come to fruition.

  • YMS123

    Its also exciting that they are improving there 3G network, its mentioned in the flyer

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

      yeah, i still get dial up speeds on 3G. Not even kidding. Hit like 50kbps up/down, and i’m in a metro area.

  • RealDealNeil

    I honestly can’t justify recommending this to anyone with the HTC One X only a few short months away.

  • Nomad

    HTC One X – non-removable battery? That alone is a deal breaker for many. If Sprint’s version of the phone has a better camera than Verizon’s, I’ll consider it. Otherwise I may wait for the Galaxy S 3.

  • http://whysoangrybirds.com mikeyDroid

    I’m surprised there is still hype about this phone being released.. It was late enough when I purchased mine on VZW.

    If nobody bought it, it would teach the carriers a lesson, right?.. ha, nope.

    • WlfHart

      One could only hope a lesson would be learned.

  • txbluesman

    I am actually enjoying ICS on my Nexus S 4g now, it is almost like a new device. I would switch to the Gnex if I was one of the winners in Sprint’s give away contest that recently ended. I won’t hold my breath on that.

    • mickjen

      I have horrible call and data reception. Many of my texts notify me they are not sent, wifi connection is slow from sleep mode. The stock email app has so many issues. Even the contacts aren’t searchable easily. Widgets and apps have been adjusting to ICS standards for months, and I’m left with some beta test BS!

      Makes me want to abandon the Nexus line all together, as it seems HTC n Galaxy devices get .1 updates on the regular!

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    Weird that they have the LG Viper up for pre-order, but still nothing for the Galaxy Nexus when they will (supposedly) be released the same day.
    ….and still no word on how much the GNex is going to cost?

  • nerdshowandtell

    Welcome to an os that looks like its made by fisher price and a tiny screen to go with it.

    • nerdshowandtell

      Get disqus.. comment system sucks.. that was meant for the iPhone fan boy guest..

      • klotz

        Funny as I was thinking the exact same thing. Android Central is even worse.

  • klotz

    Are we gonna have to buy the phone to find out what processor is in it?

  • tdyzzle18

    I got my ics update for my NS4g yesterday morning and it is way better than gingerbread. Android 4.0.4 is so much better. Still waiting to see what the galaxy s3 can do before I upgrade

  • james