Samsung GALAXY Nexus might launch on December 8 along with the Motorola DROID 4

Samsung GALAXY Nexus might launch on December 8 along with the Motorola DROID 4
Undoubtedly, one of the hottest topics in the Android community is the U.S. release of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. The beast of a smartphone is already available in GSM flavor through third party retailers, but its LTE version has yet to land in Verizon stores across the country.

Well, the launch of the GALAXY Nexus for Verizon might be scheduled for December after all, or at least that is what the folks at Business Insider are saying. Allegedly, Samsung has confirmed to them that the smartphone is to be released on Big Red next month, yet the exact date and its retail price have not been disclosed.

Although no proof has been provided in support of their words, a leaked insider document, supposedly coming from Verizon's internal system, makes their claim a bit more credible. The leak has been obtained by Droid-Life and shows that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is to launch on December 8. However, the Motorola DROID 4, which is a smartphone that is yet to be announced officially, will supposedly debut on this very date, if the leaked document is to be believed. Codenamed Maserati, the DROID 4 is rumored to come with a 4-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display and to have a styling reminiscent to that of the DROID RAZR. Besides, it is expected to be the very first smartphone in the DROID lineup with both a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and LTE connectivity.

Of course, as the case is with all leaks and rumors, do not be surprised if any of the above information turns out inaccurate. It would probably be a good idea not to get too excited about it until Verizon comes out with an official statement on the matter.

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1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. Wow Google and Samsung really messed up here

6. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

How did they mess up?

13. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

How many freaking times has this damn thing missed released date? Neither one can give a concrete answer here and they're pissing around.


Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What was the official release date?????? How can you miss a date you don't have???

18. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

There never was a release date? They said November release. The phone was released in November. What more do you want? HIT THE GAS! IF WE MAKE IT TO 88 WE CAN RELEASE THE PHONE A MONTH AGO AND EVERYONE MIGHT BE HAPPY!

20. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

iamcc, they knew the gsm launch date, but they said the vzw version would launch in november. there was also the leaked screen grab that showed this weekend, which isnt official, but they are obviously not where they want to be. in the end, it really wont be that big of a deal though.

14. mikeystar

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

they missed black friday, now me and everyone who are not idiots got penny phones on amazon. lets see droid razr/htc rezound for free, or the nexus for 300 dollars?

15. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

They were only a penny if you were getting a new line. I think those of us waiting to upgrade had to pay $230. Still a great price, but I'm sure Amazon will have a great deal on the GN when it comes out. They always have great deals. On everything. FTW.

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

see how ridiculous motorola is? they just released droid 3 several months ago and now theres the droid 4.. wonder when they will top the razr again just like what they did to bionic..

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Nature of the beast. You don't like it get an iphone.

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Its true. I like that they release phones often, it doesn\'t make the Droid 3 any \"worse\" its just no longer the \"latest\". If you buy phones to try to make some sort of statement about yourself then as biophone mentioned you should probably buy an iPhone.

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You could get a nexus

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I plan to!

23. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

You do realize the Droid 3 is 3G and the Droid 4 is 4g? Big difference.

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

not buying it

4. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Droid 4 already. Droid 5 release date January 30th lol

8. cappy718

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Droid 4...LMAO....This is getting silly. After the measly offering of the Droid 3 on VZW for the first half of 2011 from motorola, they are cramming phones down our throat for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I sooo should have waited for the Nexus instead of getting this Bionic...

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so it begins...

12. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Wishes for Droid 4: smaller form factor (width and length, its already thin enough!) faster better keyboard better screen good cameraS

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i just hope it has good battery life, 1GB of RAM, a better camera and of course LTE but we know that's a go.


Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

My thought is that Verizon doesn't want anybody else selling the nexus until after christmas. (Exclusivity deal) That is why they haven't release the phone yet??????????

21. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Oh, the friggin' whiners! Does a new phone coming out take away from what your phone did when you bought it? Is bragging right to the "latest" really all that important?! It's a damn phone. Don't let it define your existence. That's just sad.

22. Bethistopheles

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

When you are stuck with an EnV2 with a screwed up microphone through which no one can hear you and you've been waiting for 2 months for this damned phone to come out just so you can have a phone that, you properly...then you can talk, but until then, shut your piehole roscuthiii. ;) (I jest...) This freakin' sucks any way you slice it. Life-altering horror? No. But still pretty suck-tastic. :(

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