Japan secures Galaxy Nexus release date, US gets last orders

 

By Posted 30 Nov 2011, 17:33

With many users clinging on to the hope that Verizon and Google finally unleash the 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus in the US on December 8th, we have news which is sure to add further salt in the wound for those of you who are beyond frustrated.

Consumers in Europe were the first to benefit from the delights of the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, as the device first went on sale on November 17. Now though, we’re hearing that Japan is also joining in on the fun as it has been confirmed that NTT DoComo will carry the device starting from December 2nd, as reported from Slashgear.

This means of course that consumers are now not second in line to receive the device as initially thought, but third after Japanese consumers get to buy the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus at the end of this week on Friday. Upon hearing the news, US consumers may be entitled to feel a little aggrieved over this, considering that there is still no official word from either Google or Verizon. Is December 8 really the date when US sales will begin, or does Google and Verizon’s continued silence appear to suggest that there are darker days ahead for US consumers?

Canadians also have something to be happy about, as Bell Mobility wasted no time in announcing straight away to their consumer base that they will be selling the Galaxy Nexus on December 8, with customers able to pre-order one right now on their official website. Sadly though, no such information exists on Verizon, as consumers have had to deal with scraps of speculative information for the past month.

If you are adamant on picking up the G.Nexus on Verizon, what are your thoughts on another region getting the device before the US and the continued lack of official word from Google or Verizon. Do you think there’s a major problem with the 4G LTE version of the phone that they don’t want it to become public knowledge?

  • Chris Delia

    “Do you think there’s a major problem with the 4G LTE version of the phone that they don’t want it to become public knowledge?”

    No because I believe the Japan network is LTE as well….

    • Mischief85

      didn’t they just mentioned “but third after Japanese consumers get to buy the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus at the end of this week on Friday.”? either way frustrating you know. F! verizon. i wish we could all boycott them, but they know we can’t and they know people will still buy it no matter fuck!ng what. they control us very sad but true :(

  • madatvz

    Being a Verizon customer for almost 14 years now, I have to say this is the most frustration I have felt for VZW ever! I was very excited about Verizon customers FINALLY getting a shot at a Nexus. Other carriers had that great opportunity previously. UK gets it first, ok..no big deal, but each passing day I hear or see another country’s release dates announced, I see customers of t-mo & ATT that can fork over some cash & have it right now, I see Nexus S running ICS. Granted they all wont enjoy it being LTE, but this leaves Verizon customers asking themselves what is so exclusive or special about it now? By the time it makes it out, I can tell you what’s gonna be special about it…basically… not a damn thing!

    • Guest

      Kinda reminds me of all the waiting I did for the Galaxy S2!…
      Of course the announcement that Verizon was going to pass on the S2 came AFTER the put a cap on their data!
      My guess is that Verizon won’t make an announcement on this phone until after the ’4 gig for the price of 2′ is over.

      Just my thoughts.

  • Ffitchner

    When it comes to the Verizon/samsung marriage there is ALWAYS SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON butwas hoping Google could straighten it up. Not happening so Google is not the salvation we were hoping for.

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