Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th?

Sprint to launch Samsung GALAXY Nexus on April 15th?
Because this information comes from a fairly new site, we suggest that you accept it with the proverbial grain of salt. A source for S4GRU tells the site that the Sprint Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be launched on April 15th. The source is characterized as a Sprint insider from the Product Development division who confirms the release date even if it works out to be a Sunday. Sprint has a contest featuring the device that ends on April 14th which would seem to point to a release around the 15th.

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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1. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

As a Sprint employee we are thrilled to finally get the Nexus. Now we have a great phone to sell with this new ear device thing called Bluetooth. Super excited!

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

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.

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Oh ha yup nevermind. Thanks

5. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

The data storm contest ends the 5th, just sayin.....

6. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Yes I have been playing and entering everyday day to win a nexus. :)

7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Haha, me too, I wanted to wait and see what bb 10 brought to the table, but I'd take a free g nex over anything lol

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Dude same here, I will take any phone that's free . Haha


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

How do you get to the sweep stake screen page....I used to be able to do it via Sprint zone, but not any more

11. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Hmm. That's weird, anyways here's the link http://datastorm.sprint.com/wdefault.aspx

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks like this will never come to AT&T. I'm settling for the iON

12. johnny9000

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

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.

13. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Haven't had any issues with mine, in fact, my Nexus has been a lot better than my HTC and Motorola smartphones... What bugs exactly are you experiencing?

14. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

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)

15. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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.

16. nicholas2

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Sprit needs to offer the Samsung Note in LTE soon,or it will lose customers.

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