Canada gets some Galaxy Nexus action, US release MIA

 

By Posted 8 Dec 2011, 18:29

Only yesterday we gave you some rumors that the Verizon release of the Galaxy Nexus had been delayed. There was talk that some issues had come to light with the 4G LTE compatibility of the handset. Now just as planned consumers in Canada can get some Galaxy Nexus action, but the US release date is still MIA.

Canadian carriers Bell and Virgin Mobile are now offering the handset to subscribers in the country, and according to the Android Community it can be snapped up from $159.99.This does have to be taken with a long three year contract though.

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Rival carrier Rogers are still planning to have the Galaxy Nexus available in January though. The version of the handset available for Canada is the same HSPA+ model that has been available for a few weeks in the UK. US carrier Verizon are the only confirmed carrier presently that will be getting the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus.

The version on offer in Canada is also over $140 cheaper than the reported $299 that Verizon will be selling the device for, but it will only be with a two year contract. The proposed December 9th launch in the US is looking to have been missed now, and currently there is no word when we can expect the device.

There are many Verizon customers who are angry at the wait for the device even though no release date has ever been made official. Some may now turn their thoughts to alternative handsets that are in the pipeline for release.

Are you thinking of getting something else now besides the Galaxy Nexus?