O2 to get Galaxy Nexus in November
The page gives the general spec sheet information about the Galaxy Nexus that we've gone over plenty of times, and does mention it will include an HSPA+ radio for "up to 21 Mbps download speed". The big news however is that O2 looks like it will be a launch partner for the Galaxy Nexus as the site says the phone will be available to O2 customers in November.
Still no exact date given for release, but November is only a week away, so we're hoping we'll be getting some more specific info soon enough.
source: O2 via Android Authority
23. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Yup, any day now AT&T will swoop in and gobble them up.
On topic though, T-mobile will get it, or have you not been paying attention to all the news articles and the massive mancrush PA has been giving the phone?
31. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i am quite aware that tmobile is going to get it. "knowing" and official announcement are 2 different things. i want the announcement.
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
November also sounds like solid date for Verizon. Hopefully that Nov 10th date that was leaked is true.
3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
It would be an awesome bday present. Come on Nov 10th..
28. roldefol (Posts: 2999; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It would make sense based on Verizon's staggered release schedule. And most of the release dates (at least from reputable documents like the Verizon MAP list) have been accurate. I think we'll be tasting the Ice Cream November 10.
5. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Deciding between this phone, AT&T galaxy s 2, and iPhone 4s. What one should I go for, and why?
6. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
If you like ios go for the iphone 4s. If you like android go for the galaxy nexus because its basically the sgs2 but with a better screen and somewhat on par cpu. Also you get ics and you'll have direct support from google.
13. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I just picked up the Samsung Galaxy S II. No regrets! This phone is ridiculously fast and has NFC. The only reason why you would want to wait for the Nexus Galaxy is for ICS right out of the box. I hope Samsung is already working on the update for the GSII.
You will be a very happy person with this phone!
24. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
iPhone 4S. More developer support, better functionality, consistent updates, etc. I have a hard time recommending the Galaxy S2 namely due to Samsung's bad track record with updates and phone problems like the reception issues in the Nexus S and Galaxy S2 phones.
Plus, 4S has Siri ;)
32. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
gee, i can hardly believe that one of the most die hard and flame baiting ibots on the site has trouble recommending android.. lol.
7. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Ice cream sandwich seems like google tried to make android too cool... Seems like they kind of over did it
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Better to over do it than to not change anything at all.
26. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Google overdoing something? Quite unheard of. [/sarcasm]
Between the bastardization of Youtube, the horrendous changes in their search engine, Google+, and a few other things, I am not surprised in the least bit.
On a positive note, maybe perhaps Android will be more "stable" this time around and not have so many issues. Only time will tell.
29. roldefol (Posts: 2999; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The giant nerd in me sees parallels between Android and Windows ca. 95-2001:
95 = 2.1 Eclair
98 = 2.2 Froyo
Me = 2.3 Gingerbread
2000 = 3.0 Honeycomb
XP = 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android really needed to go through a few iterations to get its legs, learn its shortcomings, and now with ICS it'll come into its own as a full-featured OS. Windows went through the same growing pains and came out much stronger for it.
9. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Yeah I guess. Galaxy nexus was kind of disappointing too
10. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
I think it was the timing that killed this device. I mean the only thing this phone has over any other dual core android smartphone is ics and that's it. But if this would of been released back in June or July it would of dominated the market.
12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
The only thing it has over any other dual core android is ICS? Dude do you realize this is the first and only current 720p display with super amoled? That's a pretty damn big deal by itself.
And if this phone got released in June or July you do realize it would be impossible to have ICS on it? So you'd rather it have Gingerbread? No I don't think so lol.
16. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
how about august or September that would make more sense. Also im pretty sure the galaxy note was the first one to have a 720p super amoled display
18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
The Note hasn't even been released yet and won't be for a while in the US and besides the 5.3 inch display is a lot bigger so it won't be anywhere near as sharp.
And again, ICS wasnt ready until now, did you want them to rush it and make it buggy? No, I want a polished and good android OS.
19. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
All im saying is the nexus has the worst refresh schedule. I mean why release a phone now when quad core phones are three month away?
20. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)
Three months away in Korea = 9 months away in the US :(
21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
EXACTLY. See we won't be getting any quad core devices until near year this time around most likely. I would rather get a good working ICS device now than wait any longer. Gingerbread has become stale and I'm ready for my freshly made Ice Cream Sandwhich!
22. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
im sportin around a Froyo enabled LG Ally... I want some ics now.. lol keeping it very cool LMAO
25. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
Better to have a polished dual-core phone with ICS optimized for it. It will be up to date at least one year and half. Why wait at least 4 or 6 months ?
Of course, in specs it will be overtaken rather soon...but that's the case with every Android device.
With the updates garanted, I repeat it will be a great phone and a great Google experience for one year and half, probably two : Even in two years the major update of Android will probably work well. With dual-core and all that stuff inside, I don't see what they could put in Android to put Galaxy Nexus on its knees (holographic screens needing supercalculator in a phone ? ;-) )
30. roldefol (Posts: 2999; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Holiday season anyone? I can't think of a better time to introduce a great new product.
33. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the note got announced first because of the secrecy of the nexus and ICS. However the nexus will be the first to launch the new screen.
11. pkingduck (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
And I hate the software buttons and the pentile display
14. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
This will be the best screen on any phone to date, pentile or not. Period. The on-screen buttons allow this huge screen to fit comfortably in your hand. Android is pushing innovation more than anyone right now. If you like the ability to customize, go with android. If you want to have a glorified app launcher and a familiar, easy-to-use interface, go with the 4s.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
You know nothing about the pentile super amoled display obviously. All you know is the rants about the LCD normal pentile displays that Motorola has used. But clearly you have never used the Samsung Galaxy or Epic. They use pentile but they use a different kind of pentile. You can't see any pixelation on them. This ALSO uses the same Super Amoled display, it will be super sharp and crisp. And why hate the software buttons? They will be one of the best things to happen to android. I get so sick of accidently touching the home or back button on my SGS2 when I'm playing a game or watching a video.
27. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
I think no button is cool...but it's far far or Meego. The no-button in ICS don't help phones getting smaller, cause you still have buttons, that's just they are not physical.
Meego has shown what a no-button OS is, and that's the result : N9 has a 3.9" screen while keeping about the same size as the Iphone at only 3.5" screen size. Results of buttons : the 800 on WP will have the same chassis, but only 3.7". Too sad. N9 is a great compromize between screen size and phone size, IMO. With the same idea, you could even have a 4.3" screen with probably the same size as a Galaxy S or whatever 4" phone that exist today. That would be perfect.
17. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
pkingduck seems to want to stir up crack like that burrito i mean taco.