Galaxy Nexus Launch Date

We have been waiting, and speculating, and hoping that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launch date would get confirmed by Verizon, and while it hasn't, Engadget received a nice tip. It appears as though all the merchandising materials will be showing up for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Dec. 8 -- just two days away -- and also on that day the Motorola Droid 4 will be launching. Unfortunately their source tells them that Thursday won't be the launch day for the Galaxy Nexus, and we will have to wait a whole 24 hours more until Dec. 9 to get our paws on it. Here's to hoping for an official Verizon announcement!

Source: Engadget; More: Galaxy Nexus forums


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Verizon stores on Dec. 9, Droid 4 on Dec. 8, according to leaked screen


Hope this is the day. I get off work early and will be anticipating playing with my new toy. Hopefully they allow us to order online a day or so before so it will be to your home day of!!

Why does it say the graphic is replacing EVO 4G LTE smartphone with the Nexus smartphone 4ft wall graphic? I didn't know VZW had the EVO...

Good point, could this actually be a resellers inventory app being viewed or just a hoax altogether?

Exactly. "EVO" stores are those with wood flooring, demo bars, and general apple-store like feel. Legacy stores are the older floor plans with carpeting.

This seems to be information from a national retailer, not a vzw corp store based on the fact that the evo is mentioned. Maybe its from best buy or radio shack

Each day that the relase date inches closer and closer and new piece of information (bad) keeps leaking out. First there is going to be some bloat on the GN. Now today they are stating that Google Wallet is not going to be supported in the GN because Verizon does not want it to compete with their payment system. WTF? How is this a "Google" phone??

Droid 4 really its been 5 months. This is the problem WHY NOT SLOW DOWN, make each release of a DROID to be a huge leap from the last one. Come on guys.

That is completely untrue. The Galaxy Nexus (still a stupid name, Prime was better)is still part of the Nexus line, I'm talking about the DROID line, Moto just seems to think they should come out with a DROID every 3 days. I feel like the name DROID should only be used for their 1 or 2 top phones of the year, and back that up. This is, in no way saying that they should only make 1-2 android phones a year but it is saying that if your going to brand something a DROID, please make it something special and not just another slight bump in specs.

Yeah dude I was just kidding and making a comment about how long it's taking the Nexus to be released.

This absolutely destroys retail value on phones. They did it with the Atrix, now the Droid is getting these lightning fast release cycles. If they keep this up people will not buy a Motorola phone when the next one is less then half a year away. For high end users this becomes and annoyance and it will soon annoy the average consumer when they see their phone keeps getting replaced this fast,(Worst that an increment upgrade will mean more to them)

I've already decided not to get any more Motos! The Bionic pissed me off by not working properly, then instead of focusing on a fix for the Bionic they push a new phone(RAZR) altogether?! Not a happy Moto consumer.

Not to mention updates to the phone. If you have one device that makes it a year before being replaced (Evo 4G on Sprint), chances are it'll get updated much faster as it retains flagship status longer. With a 5 month release cycle and a locked bootloader, you can kiss any timely updates goodbye.

Android had better calm down and get smart. This is one of the issues with a product that the manufacturers/carriers get to determine the release cycle of.

Why do I have the feeling that there really won't be an announcement due to all the bickering between Verizon and Google over the crap Verizon is trying to pull with the GN (bloat, no Google Wallet, etc)..I don't think Verizon wants to see this succeed.

This is lining up perfectly for me. I'm already taking a vacation day from work this Friday because I'm going to the Adam Carolla stand up show the night before, and I didn't want to get up early for work the next day. Looks like I'll be getting up early any way though, and heading to Best Buy Friday morning before they open. This, though, I won't mind getting up early for.

Deep breaths ... deep breaths ...

... I can make it another 3 days ... I CAN make it another 3 days ...