2011-10-21 17h07_01

How long have we been hearing that the Galaxy Nexus would be exclusive to Verizon? Quite a while -- probably since rumors of the "Nexus Prime" first started surfacing. It looks like those rumors have been around so long that Verizon itself started to believe it, too... until they were told it wasn't true.


Last night, Big Red threw an exclusive tag on Galaxy Nexus banners floating around on its site. Today, however, that specific tag seems to have vanished into thin air. Was it Halloween trickery? Alien abduction? Or perhaps a hint that Verizon won't be the only US carrier carrying the GN? Chew on that for a while.


[via Phandroid]

Cameron Summerson
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  • 9ooyan

    The tMo manager i was talking to the other day said they are getting the galaxy nexus, but didn't have an estimate of when.

    • Guticb

      Psh, those guys are clueless.

  • Deltaechoe

    I think that this is just pr protection, verizon still should be getting it first.

  • RockinEvo

    That's doesn't mean they wont have it for a couple of months, I believe (or atleast hope) other carriers will have their own cause I know I'm not switching to Verizon aka pay out the a@@ for a hot phone

    • Cody Callaway

      How is Verizon customers "payin out the a@@"?

      • Chinpokomon

        You get what you pay for. Verizon has had a very stable and reliable cellular network for a long time. They work hard to optimize tower placement and calls are clear. This comes at a premium. For where I live and work, T-Mobile has roughly the same coverage, but my phone bill at the end of the day is much less, and I am not tied to a carrier contract.

      • PWRuser

        The only carrier with $300 phones on contracts and the plans are the most expensive.

  • http://www.t-mobile.com tmogeek

    The VP I spoke to a TMO said he didn't see the Galaxy Nexus on the current road map. (He was toting the SGSII) In China Google announced both LTE and HSPA+ devices, but no carriers were mentioned. Google may continue its relationship with Best Buy and release the device through BB Mobile stores. I've seen G+ posts by google dogfooders on the TMO network, so I'm buying it if it does pop on TMO, otherwise I'll suffer with the SGSII.

  • Chris

    Yeah, got the Nexus One, passed on the Nexus S, and the new Nexus model I really want to get is the one that's NOT coming to T-Mobile as the launch carrier.

  • truth

    if a TMo compatible version doesn't get released I might have to jump ship

    • TJ

      Yeah I am done with TMO if they don't get this. I don't want the SGSII and the road map does not look promising.

      • Stocklone

        Hopefully they will get it, but the SGSII is a freaking amazing phone. SAMOLED+ is so beautiful. Lag free and Samsung did a fantastic job with their apps being optimized for AMOLED.

  • john

    I hope google treats us Tmobile customers right. I mean we were the first to adopt Android and have been there since the g1 and the nexus one. It's an easy answer, they have already said the "LTE" device was thicker.

  • mrw

    Not sure why Google is being so coy about the Nexus roadmap. One wonders who is calling the shots -- Samsung, the carriers (a carrier?) or Google? Up until the Nexus S it appeared that Google was in the driver's seat. It doesn't look that way anymore.

  • http://www.psycho.ziggy471.com Jerry Lange

    Now a days it's all about which carrier has the latest and greatest phone first.

  • Nexuz-Uno

    Chewing on it and it tastes great!

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    I will wait however long it takes. GNex or nothing that will end a great 2011

  • L boogie

    Looking forward to when it eventually shows up, definitely wants some scoops of ICS before seeing what mobile goodies awaits us in the coming months that would implement android 4.0

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  • http://www.leperkhanz.com rhY

    I will never, ever go verizon or at&t for any phone. So hopefully there is another option for nexus. I'm hoping Boost!! :D

    • geauxtig3rs

      I'm hoping it comes out on AT&T, because my employer will pay for it if it does.. :D

  • http://www.legaldefenderspc.com James

    Why would Google make the Nexus phone an exclusive? Google always intended the Nexus line to be available to all carriers. They first tried to go around the carriers by selling the phone themselves and when that didn't work they went back to pushing the phone through the carriers. All of the carriers will have this phone.