Woz gets a Galaxy Nexus straight from Google

Woz gets a Galaxy Nexus straight from Google
Steve Wozniak has found the loophole in the system in order to get a Galaxy Nexus before it has even been given a proper release date in the USA: be an engineering genius who was in on the ground floor of the PC revolution. Okay, so it's not much of a loophole, probably more of a perk for being one of the most beloved people in the geekosphere. Still, we're pretty jealous of Woz.

The story is that Woz was actually looking for the Galaxy Nexus at Best Buy yesterday (because that's how much info is out there about the US release of the Galaxy Nexus). Woz obviously couldn't find one, so he tweeted about it. But, because he is who he is, Google invited Woz out to the campus. While there, Woz was given a brand new Galaxy Nexus as well as an Android 4.0 t-shirt, and then he took pictures with the workers of building 44.

The pictures from the visit didn't take too long to get put out on Google+ from various Android team members. It looks like everyone had a good time. We'll let you know what Woz thinks of the Nexus when he says something about it.

source: Nicolas Roard, Kirill Grouchnikov, Adam Powell & Steve Wozniak

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43 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Just out of curiosity how many of you have a galaxy s ii and will/won't upgrade to this device? I have the unlocked version and sadly admitting thinking of upgrading.

6. ntsiotinos

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Yep me too - I've just pre-ordered the Galaxy Nexus unlocked. I had to get another phone as my old HD2 finally died just a little too early for the Nexus, so as my contract was over i got a Galaxy S2 for free on a 2 year contract - guess I'll have a spare phone..... At least I'll get the "pure" Google experience....

18. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

If you want to get rid of your S2, I can buy it from you :P

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

tsiotinous is your SII gsm or cdma version?

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

easy answer is few that have an SGS2 will not get the nexus. its not about pride or phone.. its about most people dont have an extra 500 bux to throw away on what is essentially a down/side grade to get the latest version of android. nothing against the nexus, its a sexy beast, but few can afford to buy more than 1 phone every year or 2.

11. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

well ....i think a lot of ppl sell their current phones and get the new phones... so they ending up only have to pay $200-$300 for the new phone

17. shan0011

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

if u sell SGS2 and buy this one what will happen if sgs3 comes u will also sell galaxy nexus to get tht one.....

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

id say its very UNcommon for people to buy another device while they are still in contract for the first. It happens yes, but maybe 1 out of 100 if that.

29. robinrisk unregistered

It might be, but remember that when people buy products while they are still under contract, they usually dont buy them at a store, but on craigslist or through a friend. Since you work at a store, your experience might not encompass the entirety of customers experiences.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. youd be surprised. very few know about craigslist. i tell people to buy there all the time when they break their phone and dont have insurance or an upgrade. most people.. know jack about phones and where to get them..

13. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

I'm considering getting one but that 4 years old GPU present on the Galaxy Nexus and the imminence of quad-core phones coming is holding me back

25. GeekMovement unregistered

I have the Samsung Galaxy S ii for Sprint and can say that I will be happy with it until Galaxy S iii comes out.

30. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Have the s2 and was ready to update but then after comparison realised that removable memory is important to me and also once ICS is on the s2 I think it will be a better phone.

2. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

yea take that steve........ too soon?

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

WOZ!!!! Finally realized what a real phone is supposed to be.

21. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Too bad he doesn't realize there are superior products out there.

38. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Pretty sure he's less ignorant than you are.

3. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Who can blame him the Galaxy nexus is a pretty good phone

4. jimmylavino

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

So Woz (arguably the most "connected" man in the tech world), stumbles into a Best Buy looking for a phone that hasn't been given an official release date? Was this a joke or did he put too much faith in Siri? C'mon Woz! At least you are turning away from the dark side...

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple's co founder went out of his way to get a nexus.. that's very telling.

9. robinrisk unregistered

Yeah! AppleĀ“s co founder luuuuuvz its ice cream! Hahah, i just want to see what Taco has to say tomorrow :P

15. sethyvball

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Probably something in the lines of.. \"It wasn\'t even Steve Wozniak...it was someone who looked like him...you fandroids always think you know everything... wheres your source? Iphone is the best... its the most sold phone in the world.. android steals from Apple... blah blah blah!!\" What else do you expect from Taco50 seriously?

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know.. for a second there.. i thought u were actually taco. good job.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You guys never quit. He's a tech lover. He also waits in line at Apple stores for product launches. Only in your twisted heads does this prove android is better.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, woz doesnt prove android is better.. android proves android is better. Its just funny to see the cofounder of apple getting the red carpet treatment at google and happily taking pictures with the "competitor's" device. Yea, how much is he worth? he probably has every phone on the market, but how many times does he stop and make it a big deal??

37. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Have you considered he might not be an idiot fanboy like you?

39. sethyvball

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

If he's a tech lover and he should be open to everything, then what would you call Steve Jobs, a tech hater? considering he would go to the extent of "thermonuclear war" to get rid of Android. And why would he have to wait in line like everybody else to get apple product? Shouldn't he be allowed to just "get one" considering he is the co founder of apple? Is that how apple treats its' staff?

33. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not really. Woz has said many times that he is platform agnostic. He just loves tech. He also didn't really go out of his way. The tweet makes it sound like he was at Best Buy for something else and just decided to check on the Galaxy Nexus.

10. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm sure he appreciates high end devices no matter who makes them. It's also great advertising for Google, Android and the Galaxy Nexus. Everybody's happy.

12. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I like Woz -- he is an easy going guy and honest besides being a savant. I think the pictures is a way for geeks to share comradery despite the different technologies.

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