Samsung Galaxy Nexus appears in Verizon's system with LTE, pictures from the phone pop online

Samsung Galaxy Nexus appears in Verizon's system with LTE, pictures from the phone pop online
A screenshot from Verizon's Device Management system now clearly lists a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and 4G LTE connectivity seems to be a go, but it won't be a world phone

Could this be a sign that Verizon will indeed have an exclusivity period with the most awaited Android phone out there, and the GSM version will be coming at a later point? 

After all, Android's proliferation in the US started with the DROID line on Verizon, so Google might be paying a little tribute here, or it just wants to flaunt the goods that come with LTE first. 

We'll know more come Tuesday, but in the meantime pictures have started popping up on Picasa, whose EXIF data shows a Galaxy Nexus origin. One of them has since been pulled, but incidents like these are usually indicative of imminent launch. Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to feature a monstrous 4.65" 720p HD Super AMOLED display, and a 5MP camera capable of 1080p HD recording. Oh, and that Android Ice Cream Sandwich you see the statue of in the picture.

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1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

yowsa bring it

17. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011


29. ltr unregistered

BIG 3 from Verizon coming soon. Droid RAZR (AKA Droid HD) Galaxy Nexus HTC Rezound (AKA Vigor)

2. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Boo, not a world phone. If they don't release the gsm version in a month or two I'll be SO pissed.

4. zippy7 unregistered

But do you think they really care if you are pissed??

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Is anyone really surprised? CDMA, GSM and LTE radios/antennae/SIM cards all on one phone hasn't happened yet, and if the Prime is as thin as it looks I doubted it would be the first.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Looks like the HTC Rezound (née Vigor) will be the first global capable LTE phone. So there's one reason some might choose it over the Nexus.

3. _adam unregistered


20. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Alton Brown seems like he'd be an Apple fan... either way, SWeet!

5. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

I wonder what samsung took out of the Prime because of apple?

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that was a baseless rumor. i doubt they took anything out. they didnt wait till last minute and then go "woops, hey we should remove things". Anything they wanted removed would have been gone long ago.

10. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

and one that made no sense. patents are public record. apples plans were kept under wraps, but its not as if they had surprise patents.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

considering how little changed in iOS5 other than adding android parts, anything that they felt was a violation and may bring the flying monkeys from apples castle to sue them, would have been altered. That was my point. :)

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung should rename to "Samsung Nexus" remove the word "Galaxy" due to Apple ban on Galaxy line of smartphone.

7. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Sorry..the radios in samsung is by far the reception is horrible..the phone itself has monster specs a d looks good on paper...but can you talk and keep a signalfor data connectivity and a a previous user of the samsung flipshot...omnia....glyde...yeah glyde..rogue....fascinate and charge...i find that none of them can hold a decent signal on vw..and its not the network because on my d3 and bionic4 bars everywhere to include LTE

23. Really??? unregistered

So Samsung gets such horrible reception but you owned not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5 but 6 Samsung phones. Either you are an idiot for repeatedly buying bad phones or a liar.

26. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011


8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ALTON BROWN!! rock! lol. hey, he got his hands on the nexus before we did!! lol.. pays to be a celebrity

11. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

Release hspa+/lte model for at&t!

15. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

I'm with you on this. please, Please, PLEASE release on AT& one.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sounds like you need the Nexus more than AT&T does at the moment. They can focus on the SGS2 - which they thankfully left almost untouched from the international version - as their premium offering for a while. It would make sense for them to intro a GSM-LTE version for AT&T sooner than later though.

18. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Yeah. If the specs live up to expectations and ICS is as awesomely awesome as predicted then I need this phone to

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

To anyone complaining that your current smartphone is old, outdated, slow... just be grateful you didn't buy a dumbphone in 2010 like some of us. It's been a rough year. ;)

24. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

agreed! can you say Samsung Intercept? worst decision of my life...

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Normally I'd take a dumb smartphone over a smart dumbphone, but holy crap the Intercept has a lousy screen.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is a serious contender for our cash if we meve to Verizon, although the Vigor and the Bionic also remain in the hunt. Will depend totally on those three devices reviews and user reviews.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm starting to wonder if the Nexus is getting pushed up and the Vigor getting pushed back in the schedule... we haven't heard a peep from the Vigor in the last 2 weeks, while the Nexus leaked all over and is getting introed in just a few days.

21. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

This needs to come to T-Mobile on day 1, we were screwed on the SGSII with the Snapdragon processor replacing the Exynos, give us a phone that can contend with the best of them!

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ice Cream Sandwich...delicious.

30. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Lol this rumor is a joke they had the same type of news when they stated and showed pictures of radio shacks inventory that listed the iphone 5 what happened to that? Until I hear it officially launched I will be excited.

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