The Galaxy Nexus register page on Samsung's site
Two days ago, Verizon confirmed that they would indeed be carrying the Galaxy Nexus, after people began speculating Verizon might not carry the new Nexus phone, by Google. Verizon has a history of doing this with the past Nexus phones, so the worrying was justified, even though the phone being used during the Galaxy Nexus event in Hong Kong, had Verizon’s distinctive 4G LTE branding. The fact of the matter is, for the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google’s page always said Verizon versions coming soon, but it never happened (Excuse my redundancy :p). Now, the people wanting this phone on Verizon can breathe a sigh of relief.
But wait a minute, what about T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Sprint?! Surely they will be getting the Galaxy Nexus as well, no!?!? Well, this we don’t know; while Google didn’t say which carriers will launch with the Galaxy Nexus in the US, they said they will be producing a HSPA version as well (this goes for T-Mobile and AT&T), but sadly we don’t know if it will be coming to either of these carriers; no hint was given. And as far as Sprint goes, we have no idea, plainly stated. In fact, the details were so vague, we don’t even know when exactly the phone’s coming to Verizon, other than later this year, and this, we know only because of the press release, not Google! However, leaked dates point to a November 10th release, on Verizon’s network. The only other bit of information we have is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus registration page, which lists many US based carriers – not very helpful. I think the only thing they’ll use this for is checking the most popular carriers demand is in for.
Personally, I’m on T-Mobile USA; I want this phone! Am I worried? Absolutely not, and I’ll tell you why. I’m confident that this phone will be coming to T-Mobile USA for several reasons. For one, Google stated that they WILL be creating an HSPA version of this phone. Secondly, Google’s track record with the previous two Nexus phones gives us no reason not to believe the Galaxy Nexus will come to T-Mobile USA. And lastly, certainly not least, but probably most importantly, Google partially confirmed it will be coming to T-Mobile USA. Well, that’s more of a stretch. I say that Google partially confirmed this just because a tipster who currently has the Galaxy Nexus, who also happens to works at Google, told me indirectly upon being asked, that the phone will be coming to T-Mobile. Now, all I know is this person is pretty trustworthy and will not like to be named. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have a good feeling! Hopefully the same could be said about Sprint and AT&T; that’s something I didn’t ask.
You can find the Verizon Galaxy Nexus press release after the break. Continue reading