Yes, America, everyone gets the Galaxy Nexus before you. The latest is the Japanese market, where Samsung will release the phone into the open arms of carrier NTT DoCoMo. The Galaxy Nexus lands in the land of the rising sun gets it on December 2nd, this Friday. DoCoMo gets the GSM version that's currently on sale in Europe, but there's no mention of a price just yet.
Those of you not-so-patiently waiting for the U.S. release will note that Verizon's rumored pre-order has resolutely failed to appear, after reports that it would begin today supposedly came from a customer support representative. You may send your complaints to Computer World, care of Richi Jennings, who claimed a second-hand conversation with customer support as a "confirmation". And that's all I've got to say about that.
So when will the Galaxy Nexus actually release in the United States? Your guess is as good as ours at this point. The latest rumored date is December the 8th, next Thursday, but since every previous date has come and gone, I wouldn't necessarily give that one any more credence than the others. Verizon's continual silence prompted us to label it an early Grinch in our Thanksgiving post, and since there has not been one peep of official word on the Nexus from the carrier in over a month, we see no reason to retract the statement.