Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date rumor debunked
December 9th release date rumor dismissed again? A new report is claiming that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus will not arrive on Friday.
Multiple sources reached out because they were informed that the Galaxy Nexus is no longer launching on December 9 (this Friday). I’m still in shock that this could happen after the entire U.S. Verizon staff was informed that the 9th was the day, but then again, I’m not sure anything should surprise us when it comes to this phone anymore.
Apparently, Droid Life was also the source of the December 9th release date reposted by ComputerWorld’s Richi Jennings and other websites and blogs today.
What could be the possible reasons for the delay?
Well, one is the “volume bug” (see Google) and two, Verizon wants Adobe Flash running on the new Galaxy Nexus, and finally the number three which is my favorite, Verizon might want to take advantage of the Christmas week to sell more Galaxy Nexus to the tune of $199.99.
It is worth noting that leaks posted on the internet last week revealed that Verizon has planned to sell the Galaxy Nexus on Black Friday for $199.99 only, so there’s a possibility that Verizon now wants the Christmas shopping rush.
Galaxy Nexus is a popular device.
Galaxy Nexus is a popular device largely due to the fact that it is the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, plus it is running on Verizon Wireless which is the biggest wireless carrier in the country based on the number of subscribers.
Galaxy Nexus is also considered by many as the new Motorola Droid or OG Droid, the first Android device of Verizon Wireless released two years ago.
The Galaxy Nexus is now available in other countries sporting the HSPA+. Here in the United States, the Galaxy Nexus will include LTE or Long Term Evolution.
Technically, the Galaxy Nexus is now available in United States via third-party online retailers.
The new Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP SoC, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and features a 5-megapixel zero shutter lag primary camera and a front-facing HD camera. The Galaxy Nexus is the first Google Nexus device to include an HD screen or touchscreen with resolution of 1280 x 720.
Courtesy of the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus will include new and exciting features like the Face Unlock, the network data management system that a user can activate if he/she wants to control and manage the network data usage of the phone, Android Beam which is an NFC based sharing system and the new user interface which is more intuitive and less buggy.
The new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS also features a new lock screen which is arguably better than TouchWiz’s or HTC Sense’s.
Yes, rumors say other US wireless carriers might offer the Galaxy Nexus. In fact, AT&T asked its customers through Facebook and Google+ about it. A rumor also circulated on the internet about the possibility of a T-Mobile variant after an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus passed through FCC testing.
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