Has Verizon released the Galaxy Nexus? Click here to find out

December 12, 2011
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We know you're getting fed up with Verizon's continued delays for the Galaxy Nexus' US release. So are we, naturally - writing about this stuff for a living doesn't make the wait any easier. But if you've been checking Android Community and other sites daily (or even more often) for the status of the phone and it's getting you down, now there's a one-stop site than answers your question with a simple yes or no answer: hasverizonreleasedthegalaxynex.us.

The site's bleak and straightforward approach is jarring, but it serves to illustrate a growing point of contention between Nexus enthusiasts and Verizon Wireless, namely that they haven't released the freaking phone yet. A graveyard of rumored release dates populates the spartan website, with the latest being December 9th, the Day the Enthusiasm Died. The latest scuttlebutt, confirmed by a litany of Verizon employees and third-party retailers, is Thursday, December 15th. Let's hope there's no cause to cross any more out. A few lucky US residents have been able to take advantage of clueless store clerks or find an inside person to sell them the phone early.

So what's with the delay? Verizon claims that they're subjecting their phone to rigorous testing (presumably the same testing that went into the DROID BIONIC and HTC Thunderbolt, right guys?) but a more plausible culprit seems to be Google Wallet. Verizon is reluctant to include Google's NFC payment app, officially because of security  concerns, but unofficially because it's part of the ISIS NFC consortium, which has yet to release any hardware or software ready for prime time.

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[via Reddit]


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  • http://profiles.google.com/mvhtek Matthew Harris

    Add a counter to see how many people visit this site.  It could give Verizon an idea of how many people are tired of their s***.

  • Anonymous

    Im not even worried anymore dont want to wait im not getting this phone anymore

  • Vredmon06

    Went to Verizon toay an they say the phone has been pushed back again I believe, its because they trying to sell the razor

  • http://twitter.com/Simo9000 Simon H Morris

     “unofficially because it’s part of the ISIS NFC consortium, which has yet to release any hardware or software ready for prime time.” this is the rub. Where the hell is “ISIS”? How can you legitimize competition when you don’t even have a competing service? It seems pretty childish to block a service because someone else beat you to the market. ISIS is really just a ploy to keep mobile payments down, the credit card companies aren’t ready for them. 

  • Peeniwalli

    Here is the scoop that I heard. The 4G LTE cards are bad which came include w/ the handsets in the box. No retailer is sending any kit back which just arrived. Once the new cards come in they’ll swap them out. Now, if this is done on a Tuesday I’m sure they’ll give the green light on a Thurs or Friday. I’m loosing interest already with the Galaxy. If the RAZR drops another $50 I’m going that directon.  I’ll wait till the 15th and that is it!

    • http://iamwhite.posterous.com iamwhite

      The people who got their Nexus phones on the 9th through retailer SNAFUs were able to activate the phone just fine. The problem is with Verizon, not any hardware issues.

    • http://iamwhite.posterous.com iamwhite

      The people who got their Nexus phones on the 9th through retailer SNAFUs were able to activate the phone just fine. The problem is with Verizon, not any hardware issues.

    • http://iamwhite.posterous.com iamwhite

      The people who got their Nexus phones on the 9th through retailer SNAFUs were able to activate the phone just fine. The problem is with Verizon, not any hardware issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12429328 Anna Lynn

    Well, I must say the longer the wait, the less enthusiastic I am about the new phone and less likely to buy it. If the 15th rolls along without the release, I’m out as well

    • APU GANDHI

      I agree with u Anna
      I was really keen on buying it about amonth ago now loosing interest rapidily

  • Verizonisevil

    everyone should boycott verizon. phone companies will see their phones are not selling through verizon and they’ll switch to a more compentant and cheaper carrier. all future launches will be on time and with it’s intended apps preloaded and bootloader unlocked. internet/tv/phone customers should also boycott and choose another provider that doesn’t want to destroy net neutrality. then verizon goes out of business and is bought out by some other carrier and we have world peace, second coming of christ and avoid armageddon in 2012 and global warming will fix itself. LOL     

    • Flyty75

      Verizon is trying to get more sells on the razor and the rezound. Then they will release the phone