2011-10-21 17h07_01

After the Galaxy Nexus announcement, there was one question still rolling around unanswered: when is it going to be released? While that question has been answered for our brothers and sisters across the pond, those of us here in the US have been left without a word from Verizon (or anyone else, for that matter). Of course, we have heard dozens of rumors, but nothing with any proof to back it up. That all changes now, though, as Verizon's Holiday Roadmap has gracefully fallen into the hands of Droid-Life.


It's pretty clear-cut, and most of the devices on the list we already know about; so, let's get to the point. As of right now, it looks like the Galaxy Nexus should be landing in stores the week after Black Friday. Given Big Red's affinity for Thursday releases, I'd venture to guess that we could possibly see some Nexus action on December 1st, but there is absolutely nothing to back that date up. It's a guess, and should be treated as such.

I'm sure more info will arise as it gets closer to launch time, but at least we have something to hold onto until then.

[via Droid-Life]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • johnny

    More days go by the more likey im started to hate this phone... what a damn tease!!!

    • http://gplus.to/omarpeace Omar Alvarado

      Very disappointing as well.

    • scuttlefield

      Seems that the blame falls on the carrier, not the phone.

    • Elvis

      Ya vzw are a bunch of retarded d-heads, they should have gotten the gs2 if it's gonna take a decade to release the nexus cuz they want razr sales to beat it... Losers.

  • KevinN

    Black Friday! Fail!!!

  • mike

    If the rumor that Verizon is delaying the phone because it doesn't come with all of Verizons crapware force installed is true, then good for Samsung/Google. S/G are giving up a bunch of sales in order to keep a better phone. Makes me want it more.

    • Joey

      @mike - that is a good way to look at it, I hadn't thought of it that way. That honestly makes waiting a little more bearable. I'm excited to get my hands on it, though.

      • KevinC

        I'm hoping this doesn't turn out like the whole "Don't meet your heros" thing. I'm afraid I'm so excited and hyped up for this phone that I'm going to get it and then think, ok....now what? Anyone know what I'm saying?

    • Freak4Dell

      Considering it's a Nexus device, it shouldn't come with crapware either way.

  • Tony

    Yeh but the iPhone shows up as starting mid-november and yet it's already out for Verizon. So this really doesn't mean much to me, maybe it's when they're going to advertise said device who knows, I just need hope I'll have some Nexus goodness by Thanksgiving.

    • Chris

      Yeah, but all the stores are sold out of iphones right now. All you can do is get in on a waiting list. Could be why it's labeled like that, perhaps it's when Apple will release another big shipment.

  • Rob Pratt

    I was really hoping this damn phone was going to be out prior to November 17th - that's the date I'm leaving for my vacation in Dominican Republic. I wanted to bring it with to experiment with it a little. Oh well, looks like I have to wait for my long awaited gift to myself. I don't know if this is the place to ask this, but one of the things that turned me off of the Droid Bionic is the camera. Everyone said that a polaroid takes better pictures than the camera on that thing. Does anyone know how the camera on the Droid Razr compares? Is it the same camera? Because after all, they're practically the same phones, the Razr is just thinner. If anyone knows the answer to this, please let me know by either replying on this post, or shooting me an email at [email protected]. Thanks in advance.

  • Sahil

    As I was reading this:


    If you couldn't tell, I'm not very happy

  • https://www.mobilems360.com AndroidCrazy

    I cant wait to get my new phone, i even got a sick smartphone stand for it.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

    Tweet, people. If you want to see it earlier, you need to take action. I did and let Verizon know that I want to see it ASAP. If enough of us do the same, Verizon WILL know that they are doing something wrong.

  • Garrett

    Its an ad blitz roadmap, not a MAP, the iPhone 4s doesn't come out on the 14th, it already out. This means nothing! Except HTC gets little love.

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      I was just going to write this myself. This appears to be a marketing timeline, not a device release roadmap.

  • Jim

    I'm just hoping it doesn't sell out the day it goes live =/

  • Alucard9114

    there saving the best for last all the bloated crap first then the Ice Cream Sandwich for desert.Only disappointed
    because i wanted it for my trip to northern California and google HQ

  • Chris

    Unless there is a new iPhone being launched on the 14th, this is an advertising schedule, NOT a release schedule. How neither you or Droid Life noticed this is BEYOND me!

  • Greyhame

    And the gap between the Nexus and the RAZR narrows... JUST as VZW wants it. Must.. hold out.. for Nexus.............

  • L boogie

    For the pure ICS treat, I'll patiently wait for the official release and enjoy bloat- free android until then, just wondering what's up with that Samsung holiday portfolio.

  • Fabulas

    Looks like an advertising schedule to me. There will just probably be changes to sales floor planogram.

  • Dominick

    Eh - you know what?

    This phone is STILL worth the wait. I want, I NEED a Nexus phone.

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    Great way to go verizon what else should be expected from one of the evil empire. Regardless this device will be my first pure android device and on day one I will have it no questions asked. I will be rocking both my Evo 3d and Galaxy Nexus.

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      How is releasing a marketing campaign making them an evil empire? This isn't a release schedule, it's a list of when they'll start heavily promoting certain devices.

      I've never been a VZW customer, and the only thing that seems remotely evil is capping monthly bandwidth, which is a moot point for me when I'm within wifi range at home and at work.

  • JayMonster

    So now the question becomes, for all those people that are prone to looking forward to what is "just around the corner... Do you go with the Nexus or wait to see what comes out at CES which is only a month later?

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      Anything announced *at* CES won't be available to purchase within a 'reasonable' amount of time *after* CES, so personally, I'm just going to maintain my history of adopting the newest Nexus device. I waited a month before getting the Nexus One, I got the T-Mobile Nexus S the day it landed at Best Buy. I might wait until I see some Wirefly promo for the Galaxy Nexus because I still think that $299 is too high for a susidized phone, since I'll be switching to Verizon anyway.

  • Rutherford Atlas

    At least I'm not the only one that thinks this timeline is wholly unacceptable on Verizon's part. If the release is any later than this, I will be--without a doubt--switching carriers. Verizon has had a woefully out-of-date and/or underpowered selection of devices for too long, and when paired with the constant delays of their only decent decent devices, their behavior toward customers is simply not okay. They could have simply released the GN on time, without bloatware, and they would have avoided this entire fiasco.

  • nanatroll

    thanks but no thanks, Ill stick with my better quality METAL construction RAZR, that actually has good phone functionality and doesnt suffer from GPS issues. Seriously Google, after all these years you pick literally the WORST OEM to produce the last and the next generation of nexus phones. Pick MOTO next time, and I might actually buy one. Afterall you own them now! Get it together!

    Rant finished...