Verizon exclusivity of Galaxy Nexus questioned others to get handset?

 

By Posted 28 Oct 2011, 12:15

Only yesterday we gave you what could be disappointing news for some, that Verizon were claiming the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was to be an exclusive handset on its website. Since the device was first announced many Android fans have been wanting to get their hands on it because it will come running the latest Android operating system. Now we have news that the Verizon exclusivity of the Galaxy Nexus is being questioned, and other carriers could also be getting the device.

When consumers were searching the Verizon website for any Samsung handset, there was a Galaxy Nexus “Learn More” ad banner above the results. An article on Phandroid is reporting that the “Exclusively from Verizon” banner that was found on the top left-hand side corner, has disappeared a day later.

Verizon are supposedly the only timed exclusive carrier of the device in the US, but did Google ask them to remove the banner? Many carriers are set to carry the device in other parts of the world, only yesterday the device was given an official release date and price in the UK.

The carrier may be the only provider to get hold of the new smartphone for a while, but it is highly likely that others such as Sprint and AT&T will also get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Galaxy Nexus. Trouble is if it takes too long to become available on these carriers there will be some other desirable handset already available.

We recently told you about the Motorola Droid 4 that has been spotted in some images, which will be another sought after device once available. Are you still hoping the Galaxy Nexus releases on other carriers?