After providing you with hopeful news regarding a November 21 US release date for the long awaited Galaxy Nexus, we have some information for you now which may be of huge disappointment to you. By disappointment we mean no November release for the Galaxy Nexus.
We thought the release of the Droid Bionic on Verizon had its fair share of twists and turns but the Galaxy Nexus is surely overtaking Motorola in this particular department. Google and Verizon have been suspiciously quiet on the US release for their new flagship Android handset, and the main reason for this is that it could now be releasing in December, instead of an expected release before the end of this month.
Various online information has been collected by Droid-Life, who are reporting that testing of the Galaxy Nexus will actually be completed by November 19th, obviously making a retail release on the 21st highly unlikely. On a slightly more positive note, Matias Duarte has apparently told TheVerge that the Galaxy Nexus will be launching sometime in November, according to a Twitter user who was on set at the recording of TheVerge’s show. Duarte if you didnt know is the man responsible for the overall Android ‘User Experience’ at Google, so if it’s true that he said that then it’s obviously more believable than a possible release in December according to rumors.
What are your thoughts on the lack of official information regarding a release? Are you happy to sit back and wait for as long as possible while they iron out any last minute hardware and software bugs that they have found, or are you growing increasingly frustrated and are tempted to pick up another device on Verizon such as the Droid RAZR or HTC Rezound, both of which will gain updates to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.
Let us know where your priorities lie on this one. We’ll let you know when we have more info to share with you.