32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus nixed by Samsung, white and silver 16GB versions arriving on Verizon

32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus nixed by Samsung, white and silver 16GB versions arriving on Verizon
It's not the first time Samsung will be doing it, but release of the purported GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with 32GB of internal storage kept being pushed, and now apparently proved too limited in demand for the company to release.

Expansys USA rep says they might have cancelled it altogether: "We've just been notified this morning that Samsung have dropped the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from production. At this time it looks like they will not be releasing it. Not good news at all."

Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy S II last year, when it determined that there won't be enough market for a more expensive 32GB model. Well, the Galaxy S II has a microSD expansion slot, while the Galaxy Nexus doesn't so you are stuck with its 16GB of storage, but whatevs. Rumor has it that the pending introduction of Google Drive cloud storage service was the reason for Samsung's decision to nix the HSPA+ 32-gigger.

On a related note, the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is rumored to arrive in 16GB white and metallic silver versions, so at least those on the Big Red network are covered both in terms of color options and as far as storage capacity goes. Not to mention that the 16GB versions might go for $199 from the carrier with a two-year contract.

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1. Pego71

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

With cloud service, device with big memory not needed ....

2. drazyw unregistered

Yes, because everyone has unlimited data plans and 20Mbit service everywhere! Hooray!

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

*cough*Sprint with a Verizon PRL*cough**cough* Man, I can't wait to get rid of this cough

3. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

AT&T seems to have passed up on this one....the unlocked is too rich for my blood:-(

4. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Still no release date from Sprint :(......this sucks!

11. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Its coming my brother, but I wonder what radios it will be carrying. LTE is starting to sound iffy

5. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Is T-mobile getting this?

6. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If VZW gave everyone unlimited data then the smaller chip and using cloud would make sense. As of now I hate when customer ask me to show them how cloud works cause i also have to explain to them to be carefull or youll go over then they complain thats the cloud is useless and another way for these companies to rip you off.

7. drazyw unregistered


8. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

DANG I just bought a nexus from Verzion like last week! ugh.. do you think they would exchange it?

12. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I believe if its under 2 weeks you can get some kind of trade-in, not really a Verizon aficionado

9. ThePhoneGURU

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

For everyone complaing about cloud services and data usage, Verizon has re-rolled out the 4 gb of data on all 4G devices. so that combined with wifi usage should solve the problem for 98% of customers. Im glad they are bringing out a 16gb model in new colors. People love options and lower prices. Samsung NEEDS to price match to the iphone 4s, not many people want to pay $300 for a phone. Also if you look at the iphone almost every one sold is an 16gb model. I do wish the nexus had an expandable card slot though...

13. essiam

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

what abt us in Africa[ghana

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