November 15, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Here’s a change of pace: Europeans know when they will get a certain piece of technology and Americans are still twiddling our thumbs. While many European carriers and retailers have given a date they will deliver the Galaxy Nexus later this month or in early December, the U.S. still hasn’t gotten a concrete word on when to expect the device.
Waiting to know when we’ll all go broke buying a new phone is no fun, but at least we know that the device has passed through the FCC. FCC certification is required for all devices sold in the United States, so the Galaxy Nexus getting its wings means it’s one step closer to being sold. When exactly that will happen is anyone’s guess.
I’ve heard or seen too many dates reported to put stock in any of them. All we can say for certain is that the Galaxy Nexus will run Ice Cream Sandwich, have access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and be released this year (knock on wood). Droid-Life notes that Android UI guru Matias Duarte promised that the device would release in “November” in a recent appearance. All we can do now is wait for Big Red to confirm which day we’ll be throwing all our money at them.