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Samsung GALAXY Nexus hits EOL status at Verizon

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Samsung GALAXY Nexus hits EOL status at Verizon
Whether EOL means End of Life or End of the Line, the meaning is the same when it comes to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Verizon. Starting life as an Ice Cream Sandwich flavored device on December 15th, 2011, the device was updated three times although it was the last one, to Android 4.1, that was such a point of contention. Late last August, we wondered why it was taking so long for the phone to receive the Jelly Bean update. After all, Android 4.1 had been introduced that past June and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, like all Nexus phones, was designed to be updated quickly to the latest Android build. 

It's the end of the line for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on Verizon

It's the end of the line for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on Verizon

The specs on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus certainly were high end for the time with a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen, 720p resolution and a 316ppi pixel density. Those specs now seem dated for a top-shelf device as does the dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor and the 1GB of RAM on board. The GALAXY Nexus has now been replaced by the Google Nexus 4, which is carried by Google and T-Mobile in the U.S. But it wasn't just the specs that hinted that Verizon was ready to put the model to sleep. The carrier as far back as July, had a promotion where the phone was free with a signed two-year contract, and the phone has remained in the "cut-out" bin ever since.

We will have fond memories of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus as it was a bridge between the 4 inch 720p screens to today's 5 inch FHD models. If any of you Verizon customers wish to share your fondest memory of the device, we're all ears, or eyes actually. Simply type your comments in the box below. Oh, we almost forgot to tell you that if you positively must own a CDMA version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, it is still available from Sprint for $99.99 with a signed two-year pact.

source: DroidLife

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 21:55 6

1. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Its been a great phone and still is with Cyanogenmod 10.0 on it. I like that its not too big and has a removable battery so I can carry a spare.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 22:12 4

2. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

I'm hoping since its EOL I can pull one really cheap. like cheaper than it already should have been cheap.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 22:41 3

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

My baby! Take the iPhone 4S instead!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 22:49 3

4. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

I know that technology doesn't last too long in this day and age, but reading this article is kinda depressing; sounds like a eulogy, here.

The Galaxy Nexus still a decent phone, and people who are not nuts about the latest and greatest (or don't have the funds to put out on an SIII, a Droid DNA or other such phones) can benefit from this, especially if they root it. The only downsides I saw from this phone was the lack of expandable memory and the camera; a 5MP cam when all the big phones of the time were going 8MP was a cold shot for Samsung.

Eh, that's how it goes. Sunrise, sunset. Anyone who still wants the phone could get it for dirt cheap, and have something to work with for a little while.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 16:50

20. metalpoet (unregistered)

though it was a decent phone. its time to move on to other bigger and greater phones. Im actually surprised this phone is still out in stores to this day, its over a year old and most devices pretty last 6 months before being completely pushed aside for better phones.

But I will say I sell at least one galaxy Nexus a week.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:01

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

They're still selling the DROID RAZR (non Maxx) for $100 W/2 year pact, and it was released before the Nexus (Nov 11 2011) If you arent playing games or graphically demanding stuff a RAZR/Galaxy Nexus will still work fantastic. But it appears the sleeker better designed Phone (RAZR) Won out, Sammy knew that sleeker phones were better, the Galaxy S2 was proof of that, Why they made the Nexus another boring bland rubberized plastic brick like all the other android phones of the time is beyond me. When will phone companies learn that by and large people don't like that "soft touch" rubberized coating crap

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:06

6. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Holy crap, Verizon has JUST (I checked and made sure they were still selling them for $100 when I made my last comment) dropped the RAZR to free after I posted the comment above, well that shuts me up..... Though I believe people still hate that rubberized coating crap...

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 01:05 2

7. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

This was the WORST NEXUS EVER MADE PERIOD. I left Sprint thinking Verizon would be better and the Galaxy Nexus would be great. What a total nightmare that idea ever was. It launched December 15th 2011 and never saw another update till June 2012. By that time the damage was already done in my eyes. This Verizon Galaxy Nexus had the WORST BATTERY LIFE EVER out of any android device made right up there with that crappy Thunderbolt. The device couldn't hold a signal and it's bloatware was totally disabling thanks to Verizon and it's being insistent on controlling the user experience. My friend had the same Galaxy Nexus on tmobile and boy the difference between the two was night and day. The tmobile Galaxy Nexus pissed allover the Verizon Galaxy Nexus all day long. That opened my eyes to the difference between CDMA vs GSM CARRIERS and is what made me kick Verizon to the curb. I am very happy to see that crappy Verizon Galaxy Nexus go to pasture. I just wish Verizon would go with it. Both the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Verizon was just a big accident and nightmare. I will never forgive Verizon for what they did to the Galaxy Nexus just like they have done the Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon. They are simply pitiful and I hope they never see another Nexus device again. It's pretty clear Google felt the same way too. Piss on Verizon and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 02:40

9. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I agree. Verizon sucks. They spam you so bad, they make the phones buggy. There are a lot of apps that have problems with Verizon phones only.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 03:15

12. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

lol CDMA + android = closed GSM + android =open/closed Verizon + Google = to s**ty stubborn closed team's.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 01:20 1

8. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

worst google android experience on this carrier

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 03:07

10. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

the thing was months old be for verizon got it dead on arrival.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 03:11 4

11. MaineMan91 (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

verizon is the best phone company, i agree about all the nonsense bloatware but if your saying T-Mobile is better then you need a reality check bro

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 05:43 1

13. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)

It's about time to place this piece of crap phone in the Museum of trash phones. Specs sound good and look good, but lag like no tomorrow, worse battery life, feel cheap .price=worthless

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 13:20

19. shnibz (Posts: 393; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)

Amen bro.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 06:55

14. Riven (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 May 2012)

I LOVE Verizon. Because of the high prices they fleece their customers with it (average 100 plan price) my $49 dollar unlimited everything plan is SAAAWEEET lol. Truth be told i actually dont pay 49 anymore i pay $9 thanks to their awesome referral program. Enjoy paying big red almost $2,500 over your 2 year contract guys!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 08:17

15. bucky (Posts: 3142; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

A nexus that lives only 1 year? Really?

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 08:42

16. pixel8or (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

Was not the best phone I've had, but I've seen no android phone that was smoother thanks to Butter. Battery life was only bearable with 3G. Enable LTE and could never get much more than a half a day out of it. Verizon? Best of all carriers for me, but still hate them.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 09:42 1

17. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

I've had this phone since March, and it's been a story of love/hate. It's buggy and does odd things - the restarts and random shutoffs along with signal losses have been horrible. That said, despite being on my third warranty-replaced device, I can't help but love it. It's the kind of device that still gets the "what is that phone?" question with friends. It has so much power and potential. I still have days where 4G LTE and the Nexus experience make me love the phone all over again. I'm actually sad about its EOL on Verizon, though, because I figure that means if I want 4.2 on it I'll finally have to break and do it myself; I've (miraculously) resisted rooting and putting a custom ROM on this and lived on stock OTA updates. Anyone know differently, that EOL doesn't mean an end to updates?

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 23:33

21. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Moto has updated some of it's phones after EOL, the Droid 1 got an update nearly 2 years after release.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 12:26 1

18. shnibz (Posts: 393; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)

Good riddance Galaxy Nexus....that phone should have come with 2 spare batteries and every type of charger available. Way happier with Moto.

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