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2011-10-21 17h07_01

Three days ago, Sprint finally announced pre-order and availability details for its version of the Galaxy Nexus. Turns out that the demand was more than expected, as the Now Network is completely sold out of its pre-order inventory.

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Considering we don't often hear about carriers selling out of pre-order devices, this might be a good indication that the Sprint GNex could be even more difficult than anticipated to find on retail shelves beginning on April 22. So, you might want to show up early if you plan on scoring this beauty on launch day.

Thanks, Zachary!

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.

  • Danny Shokouhi

    got my tracking number already looks to be on track to get here tomorrow!

    • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

      Just curious, what was it that made you take this over the EVO 4G LTE? Did you have any reservations regarding the upcoming Samsung announcement?

      • TheTrueSchmidty

        Nit sure about the fella above but its the pure Google experience for me. I need to know my phone will get updates right away.

        • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

          I completely support this decision. I'm still debating that viewpoint with myself.

        • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

          Chris, ICS is finally there.  Prior Android needed a little help but with the social APIs, the widgets and the completely redone interface has finally made manufacturer customization moot.  Now things like Sense 4 look grossly outdated.

      • mastermind26

        For me, it is the fact that I can have the phone now and not wait anymore. My evo 4G is dying before my eyes and I was holding out as much as I could. 

        It's still a good phone, just not the latest and greatest. And I'm sure the new EVO will suffer the same fate sooner or later (no longer the latest and greatest).

        • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

          Does it bother you that the new EVO is killing the Nexus in performance and screen resolution? Sounds like you're doing a similar thing as I did when I got the OG EVO. My BlackBerry literally died and I couldn't wait any longer for a Nexus device to hit Sprint. Don't really regret it either, but things are different two years later.

        • Danny Shokouhi

          i would consider the onex if it wasnt neutred from a quad core to a dual core.  thats like taking a dog to get neutered and leaving him with one nut!

      • Danny Shokouhi

        not only is it a pure Google Experience device but its also unlockable and the amount of development that will be done on it is insane.  i have a evo4g now but the problem is that updates are just not timely.

        • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

          Are there any numbers to compare the amount of development? My perception was the same as yours, but I started looking at the One X (EVO 4G LTE) and realized it may sell as much or more with similar development. If there were some real numbers that would be great, if not no worries, I'm not trying to troll you.

        • Danny Shokouhi

          dude you dont need to compare numbers.  its as simple as google will have drivers for THEIR device.  you will need to wait for HTC to make your own.  you can build a rom for the nexus from source if you wanted to!

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      Bastard! :0

      I hope I get a tracking number soon.  I did the pre-order day 1 so hopefully I get in on the "arriving on Friday" batch.  

      • scb1898

        I ordered mine on Wednesday,so I assume you'll get your on Friday also.

  • Ruperto17

    I find this interesting. I thought GNex was yesterday's news.. especially with the One series already out and the upcoming GS3. Still good to see though.

    • droidorama

      It's a Nexus device.  People who buy these value vanilla Android, timely updates, and strongest development communities over a list of hardware specs.  There will *always* be a better spec phone on the horizon, but there's a Nexus device only once per year.

      • Ruperto17

        I think the "timely updates" on Nexus devices is a bit overrated. It took forever to get GB on the N1 and we saw how long it took to get ICS on the Nexus S 4G. As far as Vanilla Android, that's just a matter of preference. I happen to like Sense. As far as development goes, most OEMs are releasing unlocked bootloaders so there will be no shortage of roms.

        • Danny Shokouhi

          yes unlock the bootloader with my serial number, great so they can track me when i break warranty lmao.  yes you are right that other nexus devices dont get updated right away, but that doesnt mean its easier for developers to get new OS versions to work on a nexus. much more difficult when you have to deal with drivers from manufacturers who don't release it until they deem necessary.  plus a nexus device goes around the carrier approval process because hey they dont put bloat on it!

  • http://meatcastle.com/ bwbloom

    It will be exciting to have another Nexus device on Sprint.

    Sprint users are already looking forward to the JellyBean update slated to be coming to the CDMA Galaxy Nexus in 2015 Q3

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    So Sprint sunk a bunch of money on Apple and then this happens...In the immortal words of John Candy, "Whoops"

    Ok, of course I'm sorta kidding...but I think this will put a sock in the mouth of all those people who like to say most people don't know what they want to buy and Android is just a fill-in OS.  Disclaimer: I know nobody here says that, but there's a ton of people in the iOS camp that do...

  • http://twitter.com/HoFaceKilla Jbee

    Just spoke with Sprint and they told me to call back early Sunday Morning.

  • scb1898

    Mine departed Louisville around 3 hours ago! This weekend is gonna be great!

  • tBs_Battousai

    I have had one for two weeks now, it's awesome, nice clean interface, easy to use and ignore everyone who complains its a pentile display, its simply a fantastic display, much better colour than my partners HTC One X...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      How did you have yours for two weeks?

      • tBs_Battousai

        I live in the UK, we've had it a while now... :-D

  • Krkolte

    I got mine!

  • LanceMiller

    Why am I the only one who's disappointed that it doesn't have a better camera & a SD slot. This plus the 1.2 mhz cpu killed it for me. I'll never understand why Google of all people needed to cut corners.