This comes as no surprise and everyone should have already expected this was coming but today Verizon has just released the official press release announcing the new Galaxy Nexus by Samsung headed to Verizon with 4G LTE and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No specific date was given, but instead was slated as coming later this year.

We already had zero doubt that this was coming but now that Verizon has made it official a few users should be able to relax and wait for an official launch date announcement, which should be coming soon. We recently saw the Galaxy Nexus product page list 7 carriers though we still aren’t sure who all is on board to get the flagship device. We’ve already seen the Galaxy Nexus sporting the Verizon 4G LTE symbol out in the wild and most likely that was the model used during the Samsung Google event last week. Who’s ready for some Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G LTE?

Wednesday Samsung themselves confirmed Verizon would get the exclusive with other carriers following soon, so for now we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out. For those looking for basically anything and everything about the next hero phone from Google I have two things for you — our Galaxy Nexus Portal and Ice Cream Sandwich Portal. We also have plenty of hands-on with the beautiful 4.65″ Super AMOLED smartphone powered by that 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and Ice Cream Sandwich so check those both out below.

Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on
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Galaxy Nexus hands-on
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Verizon has only announced everything we already knew about the Galaxy Nexus which is basically the hardware specifications and that it will be the first 4G LTE device powered by Android 4.0 ICS. No specifics regarding the “slightly” thicker version with LTE that was mentioned by Samsung, nor when we will actually see it hit the streets. They also didn’t give us any indication on a price and we are still in the dark. So basically this announcement is just a tease to let everyone know it is coming, and soon. Remember, latest leaks suggest the Galaxy Nexus will launch on November 10th for $299 so be ready and start saving those pennies guys (and gals).

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