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

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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1. bubba78

Posts: 57; Member since: May 23, 2011

This is an awesome deal for a contract free phone.

2. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

13. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

4. treasurybill

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

7. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Will an unsubsidized Galaxy Nexus work on CDMA?

14. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

18. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

19. randomguest

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

No, it's GSM/HSPA+

5. BuddyGlass

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Any rumors on the next nexus phone?

6. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

15. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Supposedly there will be multiple Nexus phones this year.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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!

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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%.

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Bye bye now Verizon, keep your plans.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

We are all waiting.....

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

17. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Great deal if you don't need LTE.

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