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Google and Samsung continue to bungle the Galaxy Nexus launch

0. phoneArena 07 Nov 2011, 08:31 posted on

Google is missing big opportunities with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because of mismanagement and a lack of information or marketing surrounding the upcoming release...

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:37 6

1. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


This is the whole problem with android is the constant late realeases and never knowing when an update is coming and ICS and Galaxy Nexsus are just another example of why i hate android

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:47 8

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It is certainly easier for iOS users with the singular release every year, but most Android manufacturers are quite good about giving exact release schedules and dates.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:47 8

3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what late release? it was never given a launch date, so how can it be "late"??

What we have is impatience. Obviously there is still something going on in the background that we do not know about, and we are getting antsi.

Michael, we all said that we would rather google take its time with ICS instead of launching an incomplete product.. now your mad because they are not hurring up with the launch since they announced ICS. Do I want them to hurry up and do the world wide launch on carriers ASAP? Absolutely. Do I want them to launch it and fall on their face? No. If this device really is going to be on most carriers.. in store and subsidized, it is a first for google. They have never had a launch like that, so there is no use comparing it to previous Nexus devices.

Besides, most of the world doesnt know about ICS.. it has no idea what launch is bungling, so it doesnt care. Hopefully we will see some good advertising from google directly (doubt it though) about ICS.

bottom line.. hold your horses... lol.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:51 6

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Same goes for Google. If the product isn't ready for launch, then don't rush the announcement.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:00 3

14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Im happy they did the announcement. It stopped the flood of ICS rumors if nothing else. Instead of guessing whats going to be in it, we now know. We got a taste of ice cream, and understandably we want more. We will get it when its time. Had they done the announcement and said "december 10" instead of "november", would you still be upset? It would be an even longer time frame than now, but we wouldnt be frantically guessing the date. Thats part of the problem with being so wired in the industry. LOL.

How long did we have to hear about iOS5 before they finally launched the darn phone?

Just had a thought.. if somehow it does get pushed back to later in the quarter.. which i doubt.. it just helps me in Q1 2012 as the mad early adopter rush will still be going on. :)

I dont know what I want more.. ICS now, or goodbye to taco later.. lol

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:19 1

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


We traded endless rumors for what ICS and the Nexus would offer for endless rumors on when we'll actually see it hit the market.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:19 2

20. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Yea, they could just "lose one in a bar" until they're ready to officially announce a launch date.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:18

24. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


While we may hate the delay between the announcement and the phone landing.. how can you possibly fault the announcement?

As a company you want to steal a little thunder from Apple and let consumers know you've got something coming. It would have been bad for Google/Sammy to not make an announcement.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:25 2

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I agree. Keep people on the fence between ios and android. Had they not made the announcement, people "not in the know" probably wouldnt have realized that something big was coming android's way, which would have resulted in more sales for iOS.
Granted its not like ICS is wildy publicized, but I get a lot of customers lately asking about it. Word of mouth is a very powerful thing. The groundswell for the "nexus availible in stores" is a lot bigger than you might realize. Since we finally got the SGS2 (ish) and those questions have subsided, now all i get asked about is ICS and when the new nexus is dropping. Every once and a while, i get asked why we dont carry an iphone5, but its rather few n far between.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:50 1

30. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Because the iPhone 4S(5 or whatever) was right on time right?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:27 1

39. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


right

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:21

64. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Its not delayed...they are just trying to swap 4460 with new 4470 processor...Am I dreaming!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:48

4. blackrose (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


they never gave us a date idc alongs as its coming which it is this month so im not at all worried mad

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:30 3

43. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Completely unnecessary.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:58 1

69. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Agreed. Remix, troll-baiting is just as bad as trolling.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:49

6. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Michael, how much of this is your own frustration over not getting a solid release date on a phone you personally want to buy?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:54 2

11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


A bit, but it's more frustration over the way Google handles Nexus products in general. It really seemed like it was ready to push Nexus into the mainstream with the Verizon deal, and really highlight the benefits of stock Android, but the release is still as nebulous as ever.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:14 4

34. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Verizon carries the blame here, I think that is obvious. We have the date for carriers outside the US. Verizon is PITA here.

Every Nexus phone has launched in the US first. The rumors say that the Galaxy Nexus was supposed to until Verizon decided they wanted to push the Razr loaded with bloatware because they'll make more money from it, so they delayed the Nexus a couple of weeks.

Rumor has it that because of this delay, Verizon has lost the limited time exclusivity for the Galaxy Nexus, or at least part of it. Remember that the ad banner on Verizon's site had the word "exclusive" removed.

Why was your article pointed at Samsung and Google? Verizon seems to be the villain. Your frustration seems misplaced IMO.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:30 5

42. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


You expected anything better from Google? This is the company that ruined Youtube, changes their website so many times(aka Google Instant), release a half-assed music app, and constantly releases versions of Android that still have a few problems and such.

And people wonder why iPhones sell out. It's because when Apple announces the newest iPhone, it's already known when it's going to be released and where. Plain and simple. This is no excuse from Google not to give concrete details on their newest phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:43 2

51. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Talking about being a fanboy and a troll, you are the one to talk, you bitch how how the iphone is only a dual core 800 mhz. Does it matter if it fast enough to handle what the iphone need and the game. Dude you are the same as The_Miz and Taco.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:14

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


riiiight.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:44 2

52. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oblique attempt at trying to insult Apple?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:50 1

7. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


They said its going to come out in November and it's still November....there nothing to complain about until it's the 1st of December and its still not out...remember they said in November witch means from the 1st day to the last day,never said a specific week people...

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:54 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think this is more the fact that they won't give a day. By holding a global phone anouncement, Samsung/Google had to keep the release dates very vague compared to the 4S, Razr and Rezound announcements, which all included at least a pre-order date if not a street date. But those were all confined to certain US carriers, not the entire world.

Knowing Verizon is the US carrier, shouldn't we point the finger at Verizon, not Samsung and Google? They're at the mercy of VZW's release schedule and competing phones.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:56 1

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The 4S was a global announcement as well.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:00 2

13. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'd argue that it wasn't. There was no mention of global carrier release dates. The presser focused on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint (and with slides on HSDPA speeds, admittedly more AT&T). Global release dates are still trickling out.

By holding the announcement in Hong Kong, the Nexus event was not US-centric. Did they even mention Verizon?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:02 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, they mentioned DoCoMo only if i remember correctly.

I still think your just getting worked up over nothing M.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:06 3

17. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


When PA posted articles about the Bionic being a letdown, they had a legitimate beef. That phone (at least its name and rough specs) was announced in January and was delayed 8 months. Complaining about a non-delay -- it's still early November! -- on the Nexus reeks of the "but I want it NOOOOOWWW" whining I see from some of our more spoiled posters.

Sorry, Michael. I usually enjoy your articles, but this is much ado about nothing.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:57 2

23. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I think there is substance to the argument, if Apple can announce a product and a date, why can't Google? However, I believe Verizon is holding this back because they like the bloat on the HTC Rezound and the Droid RAZR.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:48 3

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


probably because apple demands control over everything. They probably have final say on the product launch as well so they can better coordinate it. Google is pretty laze faire about the whole thing. While they dont need to get as big brother as Apple about it, they do need to exert some sort of pressure to get the ball rolling a bit better.
Who knows, maybe they are and carriers are pushing back since they arent used to google making demands... maybe google just isnt doing that much. There is a lot of maybes..

the only thing that isnt a maybe is that its just the beginning of november which was the launch window they promised.. so people need to quit acting like spoiled children and crying because they dont have their new favorite toy right away. There is 23 days left in the month for the phone to launch. If this was the 27th, i could understand the animosity.. but its only the 7th. chillax. Its coming. And from the sounds of it, we dont have much longer to wait.

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