Unlocked Galaxy Nexus on sale in the Google Play Store for $399

April 24, 2012
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Here's a surprise: Google's suddenly returning to the Nexus One model of direct phone sales via its shiny new Google Play Store. You can go to the Play Store right now and order a brand new Galaxy Nexus (GSM/HSPA+ version) for the impressive price of $399, unlocked and SIM-free. This deal seems to only be working for the United States at the moment - reports from the UK say that they can't even view the page.

The listing seems to be complete and legitimate, marking the first time that a GSM Galaxy Nexus has been officially on sale in the United States - and what a sale! Previous rumors indicated that Google was looking to start featuring phones and tablets in its own online store, and the Google Play Store is the natural choice for this.The model on sale seems to be identical to the GSM Galaxy Nexus already available in most major worldwide markets, with 16GB of storage and radio bands for both AT&T and T-Mobile's HSPA+ speeds. Google's made sure to highlight Google Wallet in the listing, which some carriers have been hesitant to support.

Google's return to retail is portentous to say the least. With rumors flying about an ASUS-made Nexus Tablet, the Google Play Store would seem to be the perfect place for Google to show off its "pure Android" wares. At present the GSM Nexus One is the only physical product on sale, and only in the US for now - the phone should spread to other markets quickly. Here's hoping that this marks a more direct path for Google's branded devices in the future.

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[via AndroidandMe]


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  • Dustin Wen

    Tax? Drop another $100 (aka, see you in another 6 months) and I’m in =)

    • Bobford

      Yes, they’re charging tax ($24.94)

  • Edward Daniels

    this is a good look for google if they sell it for this price or lower. wish them luck selling as well updateing all nexus devices even the cdma version in a timely fashion. 

  • firethorn

    That is a great deal. If I didn’t already have a Nexus and more importantly, if this wasn’t exclusive to the US market I would totally go for this in an instant.
    Here’s hoping the EU/International device store on Play will be up and running in time for the Nexus tablet to drop…

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  • Cristian Plugaru

    It’s 16 gb storage on the website *

  • Dss455777

    Selling unlocked, no contract phones is a great move in the right direction for Google.  When they offer the Galaxy Note on Google Play I’ll place my order.