Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th?
posted by Alan F. / Mar 17, 2012, 6:26 PM
Even though Sprint hasn't flicked the on switch on its LTE network, a goal made harder by the end of the carrier's relationship with LightSquared, the Sprint version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will support 4G LTE. According to the source, the default connectivity will be 3G which means that when you turn on the phone, it will boot up to a 3G connection. The handset will feature a 3G/4G toggle switch that will allow the user to switch to a faster data speed. As we told you, Sprint plans on launching its LTE service in four cities, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta by the middle of the year. By then, Sprint is expected to send out an OTA update that will add LTE Self Discovery mode to the phone. This that to save battery life, the handset will search for an LTE signal and automatically turn off the LTE search mode.
Sprint customers won't have long to wait to see if there is any truth to this story as the rumored April 15th launch is less than a month away If you're a Sprint customer with an upgrade burning a hole in your pocket, will you wait that month for this model?
source: S4GRU via Phandroid
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I'm surprised phonearena still hasn't posted the GSIII mockup thats been going around. It looks somewhat legitimate. Staying on topic though... The GNexus is coming a little too late for sprint. CTIA is right around the corner and its most likely going to bring a version of the One X to sprint. Also theres the Galaxy S III which should be released this summer. Theres too many better alternatives coming for android in the coming months that anyone in their right mind would be foolish to pick this up now.
posted on Mar 17, 2012, 6:39 PM 3
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/Leaked-press-image-hints-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-announcement-May-22_id28169 ? They already did
posted on Mar 17, 2012, 6:41 PM 3
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The data storm contest ends the 5th, just sayin.....
posted on Mar 17, 2012, 7:25 PM 1
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Yes I have been playing and entering everyday day to win a nexus. :)
posted on Mar 17, 2012, 7:52 PM 2
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As a Verizon Nexus owner, all I can say is, don't get too excited. Incredibly buggy phone. Still stuck on 4.0.2. We were promised antenna update fix in January, then Feb, now March. Still nothing. For a Nexus phone supposedly on the "cutting edge" of updates and such, this has been a real disappointment. I hope Sprint customers are treated to a little better support for this phone.
posted on Mar 18, 2012, 12:55 AM 1
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Well this is good news but Sprint still hasn't decided if they're going to go with Clearwire on their LTE or hasn't made moves rolling it out.I said it before they need to be like Verizon are be more aggressive in their moves. Galaxy Nexus is a great phone for Sprint because it'll be the first Android 4.0 LTE phone in their lineup but two things will make it great 1.will it have the 1.5 Dual Core processor ?2.Is the camera going to be any better? I'm seriously waiting on the Galaxy S III (hopefully the Epic Touch 4g LTE). And they should make a serious run at Metro PCS for that spectrum because they have LTE as well(courtesy of Big Red)
posted on Mar 18, 2012, 10:42 AM 1
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I agree with you about metro, I think it was a very bad decision by the board to deny that purchase, it was a two for one deal, an LTE pipeline, and some new customers, which is something Sprint drastically needs.
posted on Mar 18, 2012, 10:53 AM 0
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