December 14, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Forgive the expletive in the headline, but if ever there was a time that you would excuse my profanity, would this not be it? After months of speculation and wondering when the Galaxy Nexus would finally be announced for Verizon, Big Red has just confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G will go on sale tomorrow, December 15, 2011. Interested? Well, pony-up $299.99 and sign-up for a two-year agreement tomorrow at your local Verizon store.
The Galaxy Nexus 4G is the Verizon-tied version of Google’s latest flagship phone. It will be the first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device released in the United States and will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network beginning. It’s thicker than the HSPA+ version available in Europe, but that just means there’s more to love. You should be able to recite the specs off memory by now, but just in case you need a refresher:
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) UI
- 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen (1280×720 HD resolution)
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP)
- 32 GB internal memory
- 1 GB RAM
- 5 MP continuous AF with LED flash and zero-shutter lag
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- Dual microphones for better audio quality
Now that you know the specs, remember to ask for a deal when you go! Verizon has a special that you get double-the-data for which plan you select, so don’t sign-up without asking for that. I spoke with a Verizon rep who says the deal should be at least until Christmas, so ask for it at checkout and direct the sales employee to VerizonWireless.com if he’s unaware.
Anxious Android users have been awaiting the confirmation of a release date and price for the Galaxy Nexus but they have been greeted with nothing but rumored launch dates that never materialized or silence that eventually gave way to half-hearted confirmations. I got so frustrated that I was half-tempted to just purchase an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus from the UK to use on T-Mobile USA. Thankfully, Verizon has finally decided to take my money and save me the trouble.