Canadian Android

Being an Android fan in Canada can be a mixed bag. While you may miss out on some of the sweet devices exclusive to U.S. carriers - the EVO 4G comes to mind - there's also the chance for some benefits, such as the recent July release of the international model of the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Thankfully, living at such northern latitudes won't cost us the opportunity to get our mitten-clad hands on the next Nexus device. While we have known this for a while, the details as to who will carry the Galaxy Nexus and when we can expect it to hit shelves have dropped today.


It has been confirmed that all the major carriers, namely Bell (along their budget subsidiary, Virgin), Rogers, and Telus will all be dishing out some Ice Cream Sandwiches in the coming months. Bell and Virgin were first to break the news and will be first to offer the device, with a release date set around the end of December. Telus and Rogers chimed in promptly afterwards, stating they would be selling the device in January 2012.

No word on pricing for any of the carriers as of yet, but I'm sure that will be a (mostly) trivial matter. I mean, who can think about price when faced with such greatness.

Source: Bell, Virgin, Telus and Rogers via MobileSyrup

Zak Stinson
Zak is a neuroscience student residing in the bread basket of Canada. When not reading or writing Android news, he has been known to partake in dangerous backyard science experiments he is nowhere near qualified to perform. He also loves Thai food.

  • Matt

    Would it be a safe guess ICS updates would start rolling out around March or April? Should give Samsung enough time to tell us we'll get it by September and they can release it come February 2013.

  • Philippe Lemay

    Oh god... I hope Bell & Virgin don't **** it up by clogging it up with bloatware. That's why Nexus phones are better, they're supposed to come out of the box clean!