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Galaxy Nexus gets a price slash to $349 at the Play Store, just in time for Jelly Bean

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Galaxy Nexus gets a price slash to $349 at the Play Store, just in time for Jelly Bean
Google's green robot army is marching strong today, with the reports of the cool 1 million Android devices activated daily, for 400 million in total. Soon every rice paddy, corn, wheat and potato field will see its farmers armed with an Android phone if the current trend keeps up.

To facilitate that goal, Google just slashed the price of the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus down to $349 at the Play Store, a cool 10% reduction for an already very affordable Android poster kid. 

Considering that the handset will be first in line to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this price for a dual-core phone with HD screen and no contract troubles sounds like a steal, leaving you money to add towards the purchase of a Google Nexus 7 tablet, and completely close the circle for the amount you'd otherwise spend on a SIM-free flagship phone alone.

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:40 3

1. bubba78 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 May 2011)


This is an awesome deal for a contract free phone.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:43 1

2. Alantef (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


awesome.....its a steal...i got this day one at $850....and still a top phone in the market

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:16 2

13. Birds (Posts: 987; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Lol, I read this soooo wrong. I thought it said 249$ lol. I all most nerdgasmed all over my computer screen. Daniel P. you owe me for that cruel trick. lol

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:43 1

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I remember spending 300 for this ON CONTRACT. Lol great deal indeed!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:02 2

4. treasurybill (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Verizon's announcement last week that it would stop offering unlimited data plans on its subsidized phones triggered a firestorm of protest on a Phonearena forum last week. Some were determined to take their business to pay-as-you-go services. Google's announcement may open up another channel--good non-contract phones at reasonable prices. Here's to hoping that consumers enjoy real choices going forward.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:47 1

7. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Will an unsubsidized Galaxy Nexus work on CDMA?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:14

14. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No. Unless you buy it "off contract" from verizon for like 649. Which is pure BS. I wish that Google would open up the avenue for CDMA carriers given that they are all screwing on these stupid capped data plans now.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:23

18. Birds (Posts: 987; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I do too but the CDMA thing is more complicated...No Sim cards, complicated flashing....Ehhh...That's why I dropped Sprint.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:26

19. randomguest (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


No, it's GSM/HSPA+

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:03 1

5. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Any rumors on the next nexus phone?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:05 1

6. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Other than it will be designed and/or approved by Google and run some version of Android, haven't heard anything.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:52

8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 668; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Ya.. Almost a half-dozen of it as per the earlier rumors...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:35

15. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Supposedly there will be multiple Nexus phones this year.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:59 1

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2179; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The article states that the price was reduced by 10%. The phone was previously $399, now it's $349. That represents a reduction of roughly 12.5%. Even better!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:03 1

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Your math is correct, but think they just wanted to make it a nice, common, round number. Yeah I know, they could had said 12%.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:59 4

10. JunitoNH (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Bye bye now Verizon, keep your plans.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:07

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


We are all waiting.....

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:37

16. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This or GSIII.... Really hard decision IMO.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:43

17. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Great deal if you don't need LTE.

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