Verizon's Galaxy Nexus page no longer shows exclusive

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus page no longer shows exclusive
It seems that Verizon may not have an exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The landing page that Big Red created had listed the device as an exclusive, but now that distinction has disappeared from the page.

It may be that Verizon put the tag on there mistakenly, or it may be that having it up for a short time before removing the "exclusive" tag could point towards a limited exclusive for Verizon (how's that for reading deep into this?). Of course, all of this is all idle speculation because Google apparently wants to torture users and keep the release date a secret until someone accidentally sees the Nexus on a store shelf.

While it's still unclear if AT&T and T-Mobile customers will get the option to buy the Galaxy Nexus on contract, it is still guaranteed that those users will be able to get an unlocked Nexus if they really want to because in order to release the phone around the world as Google has planned, those radios will be available. Sprint is more of a question mark, but really, it's probably best to just assume that there will be a way to get the phone on all major US carriers eventually, then we'll all riot together if that turns out to not be true. How does that sound?

source: Verizon


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23 Comments

1. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

Start the picket lines!

19. redflag_rising

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

form the barricades and raise the flag....

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I briefly glanced at your name and the comment looked like "Start the Zombie picket lines!" I'm so there.

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Well, it's already announced for Europe so maybe Verizon's just going to have a period of US exclusivity. Maybe Google or Samsung said to screw off with the exclusive stuff and want their phone out there moving from shelves to hands.

14. Animorphed

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Correct. While it will be a US Verizon exclusive device for now, it is not the case for the rest of the world. Since the name "Galaxy Nexus" is universal they cannot display the previous banner with that tag written the way it was.

3. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

If they want to compete with iOS, they really should release their new 'flagship' OS device on all carriers right off the bat .... makes the most sense to me, but meh, I'm not a CEO.

4. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

yeeeesssss we need this phone on sprint!!!!!!

6. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

NO!!! I don't want another phone on Sprint thats better than Evo 3D!

7. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

cant tell if your being sarcastic but the evo 3d is really a good phone.

23. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

that phone is trash

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Even though it's been happening lately. Like how short the time was between the bionic and the razr. But at the same time the other three carriers all just got galaxy s 2. I would imagine if any thing the exclusive part could have meant toward the ice cream sandwich. And since the specs are just as good or a little better in areas such as faster processor. I would imagine just real easing ics on the other carriers galaxy S 2. Would be easier. It's just been really weird this fall so far with all these phones coming out so soon after phones that are in same category are released by same carrier and manufacture. That is one thing I do like about apple, even though disappointed with this years selection, I don't have to worry about getting the best phone available than having a better faster thinner better looking phone come out right after. (bionic, razor, )

15. Animorphed

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

The other carriers all opted for the Galaxy S II while Verizon held out for the Nexus. Verizon isn't exclusive for ICS, only the Nexus. While you may see the Nexus on other carriers in the future for now plan on seeing current phones upgraded to ICS instead. As per the Bionic, that was Motorola's fault 100%. They completely failed on the original, attempted a redesign, but it all took them so long to finally bring to market they were only months away from the Razr. Rather than lose all the money in R&D and marketing thus far they released the Bionic to recoup some of the cost.

8. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Oh yes, because the signup page on Google didn't already confirm this. If people would check first instead of whining this wouldn't be a problem.

10. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Enough with the thumbs down. I'm just kinda happy his post didn't contain any elicit android bashing.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

miz, the sign up page contained every US carrier. While i sincerely wish it was on every carrier, i highly doubt its going to make its way to Metro, cricket, and virgin.. lol it was more to gauge interests and get people's emails than anything else.

16. Animorphed

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

I believe Miz was referring to the leaked product page that originally did only say Verizon Wireless. That was changed later after being reported much like the facebook communication from Samsung.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, he is referring to the google sign up page.. he said that in his comment.. lol. the google sign up page had every carrier in the drop down to sign up for "updates" on. that doesnt mean that its going to every carrier.

11. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

There is hope for sprint!

13. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

Just tmobile would be fine with me lol

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I can def see this laggy ICS device on the crapy T-Mo lineup..

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I like how you've already deemed it laggy when nobody's mentioned anything about lag in previews and nobody's bought the phone yet.

18. rsxtypeS

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

tmobile better get this phone

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