Dueling dates: Galaxy Nexus may arrive on Verizon November 17th

November 3, 2011
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A rumor can run around the world before the truth has got its boots on, and in the case of the Galaxy Nexus, it's made a few laps already. After a Verizon internal advertising sheet implied that the Galaxy Nexus wouldn't be launching until after Thanksgiving weekend, yet another internal leak points to a November 17th release. According to the anonymous source, promotional material will appear in stores on the 15th, with the phones arriving two says later.

Note that this doesn't necessarily contradict the post-Black Friday leak, since that was merely an an advertising outline. It's entirely possible that Verizon intends to ignore the Galaxy Nexus in its nationwide advertising for quite a while, focusing instead on the Motorola DROID RAZR and/or HTC Rezound. Since those two phones will feature a lot of Verizon branding, not to mention built-in apps and services, Big Red's got a lot more to gain from selling those phones to early adopters at the same $299 price point - more bang for their corporate buck. With three high-end phones releasing in the same month, Verizon's marketing team has its hands full.

The November 17th release lines up well with the European release set for the same day, and would allow Google and Samsung to capitalize on a worldwide media focus. Verizon, Samsung and Google have yet to announce an exact date for the Galaxy Nexus in the US, though we do know that the Verizon LTE version will be the first to be released in the States. The price hasn't been set either, but according to yet more leaks, it will probably be $299 with a two-year contract.

Check out our hands-on looks at the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich below:

Galaxy Nexus Hands-on

Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

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  • Zach Keller

    im beginning to doubt if this phone actually exists at all

  • Enoel69

    I am more interested on its arrival date to Tmobile or Bestbuy. Hopefully Google will go for a four pronged launch…on all four major US carriers b4 Christmas. I hope they don’t make the mistake of delaying this device launching on other carriers now that it is hot and in demand…b/c as more ICS devices with specs similar or more powerful to the G-Nex come out ppl who were initially interested in the G-Nex will start pilling away. They should take advantage of this crucial window when the Galaxy Nexus will be the only ICS device out there. They can not afford to wait 2 or 3 month b4 releasing it to the other carriers..

  • Anonymous

    I heard today that the galaxy nexus failed testing so it actually won’t be here till almost christmas at best. Hate to be the bearer of bad news…

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      where did you read such things? link plz

      • Anonymous

        heard it from a Verizon employee during an interview.

  • Joe

    I heard the testing angle too, latest rumor has it coming 3 week of December.