Slashed to zero dollars on a two-year contract until August 25th, the Galaxy Nexus was the first phone officially updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and packs quite a punch with its dual-core processor, LTE connectivity and gorgeous 4.65-inch screen. Interestingly, boxes with the phone say "updated," which could mean that Samsung and Verizon have made it future-proof against Apple lawsuits.
Just last week, Verizon dropped the price of the Galaxy Nexus to $99 on contract, and now it offers it for zilch. Even earlier, Google slashed the off-contract price of the device to $350. Those price cuts not only put the phone in a very competitive position, but might be a hint of what’s to come.
While the first price cut might have been to tune the portfolio to the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S III, this here offer raises questions whether Google and Verizon are not preparing for a new Nexus device. Samsung sent a Save the Date notes for an event widely believed to be the unveiling of a new tablet, but could the Koreans surprise us with a new phone? Stay tuned to find out.