Galaxy Nexus: US release date mystery almost solved

By Alan Ng - Nov 23, 2011

We finally have a piece of good news to bring to those of you who are patiently waiting on official updates regarding a US release for Google and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus superphone, the first phone in the world to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Unfortunately, it is not the release date that you have all been craving for, but it is almost as good. Samsung has just confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus will definitely see a release in the US sometime during December, and that date could be the 8th if rumors are to be believed.

Samsung made the confirmation of a December release when speaking to BusinessInsider, as you can see from their report here. It now means that those initial ‘fears’ about a December release were correct, after originally being rumored to launch way back at the start of the month alongside the Droid RAZR, also on Verizon.

Samsung didn’t reveal a solid date unsurprisingly with this announcement, but various internal documents, like this one provided by Droid-Life all suggest that December 8 could be the final date for the US launch of the device. Hopefully this will come to light as this has been dragging on for quite some time now and we’re sure US consumers would just like to see a date listed once and for all.

It’s a shame really, as many consumers are probably feeling a little angry and frustrated on how the US release has panned out, especially when you think that consumers in Europe already have their hands on it. How hard is it to give a solid release for US consumers so they can put money aside and give the Galaxy Nexus the excitement it deserves?

As always, we’ll let you know when we have more release information to share with you, but for now – December 8th is looking promising. Give us your thoughts on the Galaxy Nexus US release saga.

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  • LogicallyImpatient

    I would prefer to wait assuming that Verizon is working out any technical kinks.  Let the UK and other countries be the guinea pigs.  If I’m going to drop $300 on a phone, it better be as glitch-free as possible.

  • Joe

    Both the Samsung and Google CEOs said that the Nexus would be releasing “this month” (ie, November). That clearly was a lie.  So when Samsung says it’s going to be released in December, they are to be believed?  Yeah, right.

    • Alekzander

      You do know Verizon controls release date, not Samsung, right?

  • Soontobe

    such a shame that all VZ can think about is $$. no consideration for its customers and their rights. it’s all about the ka-ching ka-ching isn’t it. shame shame on you. you will get paid for all this ka-ching ka-ching love, true money lies with true understanding of business. YOUR CUSTOMERS are those you need to think in the long run not the $$ idiots.