Galaxy Nexus: Costco US release date clarifies imminent launch

By Alan Ng - Dec 14, 2011

A few days ago we informed you that a possible new release for the long-awaited 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, and now we have some fresh information which supports this new date. Again though, it’s no official news from Verizon so approach with a element of caution.

If you missed the new ‘alleged’ date for the Galaxy Nexus US launch, we can remind you again that it is thought to be Thursday December 15, i.e tomorrow if this turns out to be true. The source of the date apparently originated from a Verizon reseller who was familiar with the date, but now fresh reports this week have revealed that retailers Costco have also slapped a December 15 release date for the device.

One important aspect to be aware of is that Costco are an official Verizon reseller, and a screenshot obtained by Engadget here does appear to suggest that December 15 is the official launch date. An additional image obtained by the site again clarifies this date via a new Verizon inventory listing, so let us hope that this week will finally see the end of one of the most ongoing smartphone launch dramas in Android history.

Are these two new pieces of information enough evidence for frustrated Android owners to give this a second glance though, given what has happened so far? The Galaxy Nexus may be the first smartphone in the world to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich officially, but as we informed you yesterday, developers are already working hard on getting ICS running on other handsets such as the Droid RAZR.

The good news is that we only have a mere 24 hours to wait to find out whether these latest release rumors are true or not. If you have been holding on for a US Galaxy Nexus for the last few months, let us know your thoughts on this new potential date. Will you still give Verizon $299 to take one home this week, or have you decided that enough is enough?

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