We have a welcome update for you now on the seemingly never-ending US release date saga for the Galaxy Nexus smartphone now, as the device has now showed up on a Verizon roadmap revealing some very interesting information – potentially.
We have told you numerous times in the past that the Galaxy Nexus will be launching in Europe on November 17, but we are still no closer to hearing a specific time for when the device will be launching in the US.
However, a recent Verizon roadmap acquired by Droid-Life has possibly revealed that Verizon will be offering the device in November after all, but it may be online only if their roadmap is to be believed. The specific date mentioned on the document is November 21st, and it has a w/o next it which obviously means ‘web only’.
Could this be the latest twist for US consumers as fans patiently await for official information from Verizon? Considering that consumers were rumored to be facing a release sometime in December after Black Friday, news of an online launch only on November 21 isn’t the end of the world by any means. If it happens, it just means that consumers will have to be pay attention for the very moment the order page goes live, as you can guess that demand is going to be through the roof. We have a feeling that Verizon will follow similar tactics to Apple and put their Galaxy Nexus order page up during the early hours to help ease the pressure on their servers a little.
Meanwhile, the same roadmap also reveals release dates for a collection of other noteworthy Verizon-bound devices. The Droid RAZR is listed for release on 11/11/11 as we already know, and the HTC Rezound has also been marked down for a release on November 14th. Here’s something you may not be aware of though – a possible November 30 launch date for an 8-inch and 10-inch version of the Motorola Xoom 2 that has yet to be announced by Motorola.
Check out the roadmap below and then give us your thoughts on that ‘web-only’ Galaxy Nexus launch. Would you be disappointed if this happens or will you be first in line at any time of the day to get one?