(Updated) Samsung Confirms Verizon Bound Galaxy Nexus, Other Carriers May Follow Later

Update: Samsung Mobile USA has updated their Facebook post with a “no US carriers determined yet. Stay tuned for updates.”

I’m not sure if we should be disappointed in this news or hopeful. On the one hand, there was almost no question that Verizon would be the exclusive carrier of the Galaxy Nexus initially. That rumor has been floating around for quite some time so we’re not exactly surprised to see it come to fruition courtesy of Samsung’s official Mobile USA Facebook page. When pinged by a follower regarding carrier availability, Samsung responded with:

“…Verizon will be offering the Galaxy Nexus with the initial release. Other carriers may support this device in the near future.”

On the flip side, this quote leaves plenty of opportunity for other carriers, like T-Mobile to follow up with support later on. Verizon’s exclusive carrier rights could last for 30, 60 or even 90 days so it might not be a lengthy wait before Magenta fans can pick up a Galaxy Nexus that’s HSPA+ ready. We know a compatible model exists and with Samsung confirming the specs last night we know that all hope is not lost.

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  • Anonymous

    The Galaxy Nexus is a Pentaband phone(the GSM Variant) so you can just buy it unlocked, and it will work on T-Mobile’s 3G network, and their faux G 21 Mbps network too!

    • Anonymous

      What are the odds of an American retailer selling it in the US though? 

      • tegee

        As long as the unlocked international GSM Variant uses the same 2100/1700 frequency of T-Mobile you should be abe to just pop in your sim card. I like it better too without the branding and bloatware.

      • tegee

        As long as the unlocked international GSM Variant uses the same 2100/1700 frequency of T-Mobile you should be abe to just pop in your sim card. I like it better too without the branding and bloatware.

    • Aleale

      wait you also mean 4g network too right?

  • Anonymous

    Since the Nexus S was “exclusive” with T-Mobile from Jan > May of 2011, it’s a safe bet there’s going to be a few months wait. By then something better will be out that we will never get.

    • Anonymous

      To be exclusive you have to sell it in stores so the Nexus One and Nexus S were not exclusive to T-mobile. 

  • Anonymous

    There are two versions, one with HSPA+ and one with LTE. You would have to buy the HSPA+ version from the UK/Asia.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the agreement between Verizon, Samsung and Google required Samsung to not announce US carrier availability info hence the, “may” comment. 
    Odd that they would use the word, “may” given we already know that a variant is heading to tmo or ATT. 
    Also why use, “may” when they must know by now whether the other carriers will get the phone. 
    I wonder if this will be another Nexus type situation where we will be forced to order direct from Google if we want it on tmobile or ATT. 
    Also WTF is with the lack of micro sd card slot?

    • Anonymous

      The Nexus S didn’t have a micro SD slot either. WTF Sammy?

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus One has a micro SD slot.

        There’s no reason every Nexus device since shouldn’t have one.

        • Anonymous

          I thought that at first also but I still have 5gbs left on my Nexus S. I almost didn’t give up my Nexus One because of the SD card thing.

  • Dzakrzewski2

    Key word “initial”. It’s fair to say at this point that other versions will be made available. Verizon may have stipulated in their agreement that they have an exclusive, including press related information.

    There is too much money to be made on such a beyond World Class device. Of course there will be more. Didn’t we already see this with all the pre-launch leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S 2?

  • Anonymous

    Who is Samsung Janel? 

    I would have thought “Samsung USA” would have answered that…

  • Anonymous

    I would also point out that we have yet to see an LTE version of this device. That LTE may be some time off.

    Until someone other than a Facebook CSR announces, don’t give up the dream.

    • J-Hop2o6

      LTE version = Nov. 10th (Verizon LTE)

      • Anonymous

        Yes, the video says Verizon on the mock screen, but my point is that we have yet to actually see an LTE version of the handset. None of the devices shown off in HK were LTE.

        And 11/10 is a rumor that has yet to be supported. As you can see from the update on this article, they’ve backed off.

  • http://twitter.com/phi phi

    Really hoping the offer the unlocked version without any subsidies ASAP

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    Told you so.

  • Anonymous

    As long as they offer an unlocked fully functional tmo hspa+ version on day one, I’m good.

  • Anonymous

    As long as they offer an unlocked fully functional tmo hspa+ version on day one, I’m good.

  • Ramiro

    why would I want to downgrade to this phone when there’s more powerful phones out there? dualcore 1.2 ghz? 5mp camera? those are a few months ago specs dont you think? the only good thing about this phone is it’s 720p screen but that’s about it

    • Samportillos

      That’s exactly what I said also only good thing is ice cream sandwhich

      • Anonymous

        720p screen…

      • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley Griffiths

        For starters, the chip is the same one that was said to be 1.5 Ghz but it has been clocked down to 1.2 Ghz, probably for stability. I’m sure there really isn’t a major difference in performance either way. Secondly, the quality of the camera has nothing to do with megapixels. You could still get crappy images from an 8mp camera if the sensor isn’t good and too small. The only advantage to more megapixels is the maximum size the image can be blown up to without losing it’s original quality.

        There are other things missing or haven’t been mentioned that I’m disappointed with though, like no MicroSD and no mention of HD out to TVs. That said, I still want this phone badly. Not only does it have nice hardware that is comparable to what’s out now, it is a Nexus device, which means timely Android updates from Google. My Nexus One may not get an official ICS update but it has received 5 updates over it’s lifetime (less than two years still) and went from Eclair to Froyo to four updates of Gingerbread. With the awesome ICS starting out on the Galaxy Nexus, the future updates is what I really want.

      • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley Griffiths

        For starters, the chip is the same one that was said to be 1.5 Ghz but it has been clocked down to 1.2 Ghz, probably for stability. I’m sure there really isn’t a major difference in performance either way. Secondly, the quality of the camera has nothing to do with megapixels. You could still get crappy images from an 8mp camera if the sensor isn’t good and too small. The only advantage to more megapixels is the maximum size the image can be blown up to without losing it’s original quality.

        There are other things missing or haven’t been mentioned that I’m disappointed with though, like no MicroSD and no mention of HD out to TVs. That said, I still want this phone badly. Not only does it have nice hardware that is comparable to what’s out now, it is a Nexus device, which means timely Android updates from Google. My Nexus One may not get an official ICS update but it has received 5 updates over it’s lifetime (less than two years still) and went from Eclair to Froyo to four updates of Gingerbread. With the awesome ICS starting out on the Galaxy Nexus, the future updates is what I really want.

    • tom

      oh you’re one of THOSE people =P

      • James Devenberg

        You mean one of the people who actually know something about photography and realize that a MP number has very little correlation to actual photo quality?

      • James Devenberg

        You mean one of the people who actually know something about photography and realize that a MP number has very little correlation to actual photo quality?

    • Anonymous

      Don’t rely on the advertised number of megapixels. My D70 (6MP) produces way higher quality photos than those from iPhone, Galaxy S II or any 10MP compact camera.
      The sensor in those compact cameras is smaller than your little finger nail.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t rely on the advertised number of megapixels. My D70 (6MP) produces way higher quality photos than those from iPhone, Galaxy S II or any 10MP compact camera.
      The sensor in those compact cameras is smaller than your little finger nail.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Icecream Sandwich, first Updates being a Nexus, NFC, This Dualcore is optimized on ICS so it’d outperform an Exynos on Gingerbread.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Icecream Sandwich, first Updates being a Nexus, NFC, This Dualcore is optimized on ICS so it’d outperform an Exynos on Gingerbread.

  • http://twitter.com/sgleon99 Gunnar

    does anyone know what the full price will be?

    • Anonymous

      No, but I would expect ~600.

    • Anonymous

      No, but I would expect ~600.

  • Joeln0671

    I’m paying willing to pay full price for the galaxy nexus, so if they want my money it better be available for tmo hspa+……

    • Anonymous

      I’d pay full price, but I don’t want to pay the UK price and the price to ship from the UK. 600 is a lot different than 1000-1200. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m also going to pay full price, as a matter of fact, I’m willing to pre-order it now if I can get the Pentaband HSDPA+ version.
      Do you think there will be a Canadian version during the first release?

    • Anonymous

      I’m also going to pay full price, as a matter of fact, I’m willing to pre-order it now if I can get the Pentaband HSDPA+ version.
      Do you think there will be a Canadian version during the first release?

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is sooo lame.. 2GB of 4G LTE is not cutting it. Hell my 5GB legacy data plan is not going to cut it soon.. 10GB here I come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543795426 Ali Khan

    Not gonna be getting this POS anyways… Android has disappointed me big times, I’m thinking of switching over to Sprint with iPhone 4s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543795426 Ali Khan

    Not gonna be getting this POS anyways… Android has disappointed me big times, I’m thinking of switching over to Sprint with iPhone 4s

    • Jaygqitalia

      lol with sprints speeds get ready to be REALLY disappointed. 

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    T-Mobile fans need to accept the facts, these top phones are not being contracted to T-Mobile, end of story.

    Sidenote: I assume you all have heard that the iPhone 4S is going to a small regional carrier (C Spire) and that it is slated to also go to Metro PCS.

    http://www.cspire.com/

    Sorry.

    • Anonymous

      Tmobile isn’t the only carrier that uses the same bands. They are used around the world by companies that will continue to exist, so the versions “for tmobile” will continue to exist. 

    • Guesty123

      Where did you get info about MetroPCs getting it??

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    T-Mobile fans need to accept the facts, these top phones are not being contracted to T-Mobile, end of story.

    Sidenote: I assume you all have heard that the iPhone 4S is going to a small regional carrier (C Spire) and that it is slated to also go to Metro PCS.

    http://www.cspire.com/

    Sorry.

  • ton

    Where do petition for this phone?

  • guest

    F%&k it I’m getting the galaxy s2

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    By the way, to show you there’s a lot of politics and backdoor decisions going on with who gets what phones, C Spire who has just announced getting the iPhone 4S is the nation’s 8th largest carrier, with a paltry 900,000 subscribers.

  • apples

    lolol how are you spinning this story as “hopeful”? Look at history – the Galaxy Nexus isn’t coming to other carriers for at least another 6 months. And you have to be an idiot to believe the Galaxy 2s is going to get the 4.0 update in a “matter of weeks”. It’s going to be delayed 2-3 months just like every Android update on tmo phones.

  • http://twitter.com/Th3Sizzle Brandon Simonsen

    That FB post has an update from Samsung. “My Mistake, no U.S. carrier has been determined yet. Stay tuned for updates”

    • Anonymous

      FFS. That’s even worse. Now we are back to square one. 

      • http://twitter.com/Th3Sizzle Brandon Simonsen

        The way I am imagining this in my head goes a little something like this (I realize I’m probably way off base here, but I can dream) :

        This phone was originally intended to be a Verizon exclusive. Google saw the backlash after the leaks and decided to change their minds and are currently working on deals with the other US carriers, hence the delay. Things are still being ironed out.

  • Honkeybot5k

    Who cares?  The Amaze is a better phone

    • Anonymous

      Are u serious?

      • Ohgeez10

        Don’t listen to him. One stupid review from Engadget against MANY other reviews that didn’t have that issue. Maybe he had a phone with a bad battery. You could tell from his review that he didnt care from the phone from the get-go. 

    • Anonymous

      Right… with its 2 hours battery life? SGSII all the way!

    • Anonymous

      No… its not. It has HTC Sense. No more discussion is needed after that, because Sense takes 90% of the phones resources just to stay running. Amaze is GARBAGE just like this horrible Sensation I foolishly bought. Never again will I purchase any Android but a Nexus.

  • Pira

    I wonder if here will ever be a siekick 4g pro, etc or something?? Tmobile has to keep on continuing the sk brand or else all they would have done is just delay the brand’s death :(

  • OR TMO Fan

    I was ready to spring for either the GS II or the Amaze until I saw ICS. Now, the main thing for me is getting ICS and the scheduled updates.

    That’s the main reason I’m thinking about the Nexus now but I don’t want to have to wait 6 months to get it. Also, I don’t really want all of the manufacturer’s bloatware on the thing.

    Guess I’m stuck waiting or hoping for an unlocked version.

  • OR TMO Fan

    I was ready to spring for either the GS II or the Amaze until I saw ICS. Now, the main thing for me is getting ICS and the scheduled updates.

    That’s the main reason I’m thinking about the Nexus now but I don’t want to have to wait 6 months to get it. Also, I don’t really want all of the manufacturer’s bloatware on the thing.

    Guess I’m stuck waiting or hoping for an unlocked version.

    • Anonymous

      Dont get either of those phones. Touch Wiz will prevent updates, and it has bugs. Amaze has Sense, and Sense makes Touch Wiz look like lightning in a bottle.

  • Anonymous

    Lol yeah there’s no way I would have survived the wait for the Nexus with this huge cloud of mystery.

    Sent From My Galaxy S II

  • Ilyas_k15

    The update is such bullshit. They know that they messed up and revealed something that was not supposed to be revealed just yet, so now they’re trying to correct the problem with that “no U.S. carrier has been determined yet…” What a load of crap

  • Ilyas_k15

    The update is such bullshit. They know that they messed up and revealed something that was not supposed to be revealed just yet, so now they’re trying to correct the problem with that “no U.S. carrier has been determined yet…” What a load of crap

  • Concerned reader

    Why is anybody surprised here?? Tmobile couldn’t get the iPhone in 5 years yet some tiny small company down south will carry the phone…. People wake up tmobile doesn’t care anymore, I know my comment will be removed but it’s true. I can’t take this anymore all this wait for this nexus for nothing and don’t tell me it’s not official yet

    • Kourage2

      Finally someone with sum sense. T-mobile does not give a damn anymore about they customers because soon while all you people u people running to buy their phones they just waiting until Sprint or AT&T but their company and you get screwed in the end with a jacked up bill and have to end up buying a new phone anyway. Sprint knew that the iPhone would bring them more income and they can get a chance to have a 4G iPhone soon.

    • Kourage2

      Finally someone with sum sense. T-mobile does not give a damn anymore about they customers because soon while all you people u people running to buy their phones they just waiting until Sprint or AT&T but their company and you get screwed in the end with a jacked up bill and have to end up buying a new phone anyway. Sprint knew that the iPhone would bring them more income and they can get a chance to have a 4G iPhone soon.

      • Anonymous

         Don’t give a damn about their customers? What are you smoking? You mean like having the lowest rates available out of all 3 carriers is not caring? What about not charging overages on data like AT&T, is that not caring? Carrying great phones like the SGS2, sensation, etc.? Or what about the fact that they were the first ones to bring Android to the table? The first ones (TWICE!) to have the Nexus line up of phones?

        You’re going to base all of your criticism to the fact that we haven’t gotten the iphone yet? THAT’S what you’re so mad about? 1 damn phone? Does it run your life or something?

        • Anonymous

          I had a long rant prepared, but I removed it. All that’s important is the SGS2 and Sensation are trash. Why? Because it will be next June at the earliest before they see ICS. And I doubt Sensation will ever get it because HTC won’t back off that trashy, bloated, crashing Sense UI. Touch Wiz is slightly less trashy, but it will prevent updates none the less.

          If Tmobile doesnt get the Nexus, i’ll be moving on. No iPhone, no Nexus, no Tmobile… The rest are carrier / manufacturer bloated garbage.

        • None

          If they do not start making the Amaze in sky blue, I am out too… SMH

      • Anonymous

         Don’t give a damn about their customers? What are you smoking? You mean like having the lowest rates available out of all 3 carriers is not caring? What about not charging overages on data like AT&T, is that not caring? Carrying great phones like the SGS2, sensation, etc.? Or what about the fact that they were the first ones to bring Android to the table? The first ones (TWICE!) to have the Nexus line up of phones?

        You’re going to base all of your criticism to the fact that we haven’t gotten the iphone yet? THAT’S what you’re so mad about? 1 damn phone? Does it run your life or something?

      • Anonymous

         Don’t give a damn about their customers? What are you smoking? You mean like having the lowest rates available out of all 3 carriers is not caring? What about not charging overages on data like AT&T, is that not caring? Carrying great phones like the SGS2, sensation, etc.? Or what about the fact that they were the first ones to bring Android to the table? The first ones (TWICE!) to have the Nexus line up of phones?

        You’re going to base all of your criticism to the fact that we haven’t gotten the iphone yet? THAT’S what you’re so mad about? 1 damn phone? Does it run your life or something?

      • Ohgeez10

        Look, I’m not sure what the issue is with TMO USA and Apple. TMO has been selling the iphone in Europe for years so there’s something going on over here.

        As for TMO not giving crap…….you should still be grateful that good phones are STILL coming to us.  Sensation, G2X, Amaze, SGII. These are some of the best phones out there.  Don’t tell me you people are still whining about the iphone. Go to a different carrier already if you want it that bad. Now you got three carriers to choose from. 

      • Crazythunder1968

        huh?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I agree that it is heartbreaking and depressing to anxiously wait for a phone only to see it debut and go to a competitor, on an exclusive no less.

      In terms of the Galaxy Nexus, I think you would be quite happy with the Samsung Galaxy S II. To the typical consumer he or she cannot tell the difference between the two phones, and to the geeks who hang in here, I submit that unless one uses a stopwatch to time page loading, they won’t be displeased with the performance of T-Mobile’s product.

      To each their own, of course. E.g., I read elsewhere on the Net that people will NOT buy the Nexus because of its 1750 mAh battery and that it has a 5MP camera.

      When it comes to specs it is easy to find people sitting on both sides of the handset fence, as well as on it. I think more interesting than phone specs is that no matter the handset (flagship, first cabin, latest and greatest, or top drawer) in three to six months it is considered outdated. Sheesh, I am glad I went through withdrawals and got rid of my cell phone addiction).

      • Anonymous

        Did you really just say you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between 2 phones that have different versions of Android?
        Wow man stop smoking crack.Some of the BS that you spew its amazing.

        • None

          As he said, “typical” customer.  Spend any time at all in a mobile store of any carrier and you will see that the typical customer does not know the difference.  They would look at ICS and see it no differently than the different “look” of Sense vs. Touchwiz.  You, ATL_Guy are among the few that would know the difference at first sight.  Typical customer, not so much…IMHO

  • TMOTECH

    Who cares. The HTC amaze is a better device anyway. ICS will come soon enough. 

    • Anonymous

      The amaze? You mean the phone that Engadget couldn’t even get 4 hours of normal usage? Yeah…no thanks….

      From Engadget : “expect a good three to four hours of action before hitting a
      productivity ceiling and plugging back in to your nearest outlet. A
      three-hour charge should get you back up to 100 percent and running —
      until the next three hours, that is.”

      • Ohgeez10

        That review was a bunch of horse crap. He already went into it not liking the phone. Look at EVERY other review out there and no once complained about 3-4 hours of battery life. Aaron from phonedog just did a review and stated he got average use to 10-12 hours. Almost all the reviews out there state the same thing. 

        I’m a TMO rep and our demo phone last all day on a charge and that’s with people tinkering with it all day.

        The Amaze and SGII are great devices. 

        • Anonymous

          true engdget doeant even like android as much they r a whole bunch of iphone fanboys sometimes so they always hate all reviview like he said are saying really good things bout the amaze i prefer gsii but i like botha

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      The Amaze isn’t a better overall device, it’s a great device still but seeing as HTC has to think on how it’ll work on ICS and work their Sense into it, it can be a very good number of months before ICS even hits the Amaze, and even then it’ll be buggy. However, the Nexus can only falter in one department in comparison, the camera and that’s if the shooter isn’t better in quality (seeing as the Amaze uses an advanced shooter that also has a high megapixel rating)

    • Anonymous

      The HTC Amaze is one ugly A55 phone, are you kidding me? HTC Sense sucks, and it’s logging everything you do.

  • Nobody

    This “no US carriers determined yet. Stay tuned for updates” is crap. Given the big 4 US carriers are using different frequencies and technologies, unless this superphone encompasses all different radios, it is already determined by the hardware design.

    Just as consumer cannot easily “move” a phone from one carrier to another, device manufacturers also have to make different variants of the phones… totally BS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      The released specs were definite for the HSPA+ Pentaband version, noting that the LTE versions specifications are subject to being different/change from the listed specs. 

      Meaning that the Resulting Nexus can only not appear on Sprint, but however will make it to Verizon and there will be a version compatible with T-Mo and At&t although perhaps not being released in the US market.

      • Nobody

        So far I am not able to see any real specs (as far as radio goes) anywhere in the web. If it is available outside of the US then for sure it will have HSPA+. Are you sure the definite Pentaband is just not someone put all the frequencies together in one line?

        Or is it more possible, like Samsung or other manufacturers, that they make different variants for different markets? Like the Sony Ericsson -i and -a variants. Or the Galaxy S II itself has several variants targeting different markets/carriers.

  • BP

    Samsung/Google was smart enough to turn this into a bidding war with supply (carriers) and demand (consumers) to maximize its profits. Its now up to AT&T (not T-Mobile) to let T-Mobile win 1 last time or lose customers to Verizon.

    • n900mixalot

      Well … T-Mobile overseas hasn’t jumped on it either.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Despite all the gloom and doom I post in here about the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus, here’s a head nod toward David always saying to never give up hope:

    - The iPhone 4S going to C Spire (900 subscribers) was kept under wraps until just now. And C Spire got permission from Apple to announce the 4S “coming soon” to that Company, actually it is debuting in a few weeks.

    So IF the iPhone comes to T-Mobile you won’t know about it until a week or two before it launches, IMO.

    - On the Galaxy Nexus and iPhone coming your way:

    One reason the Department of Justice says it filed an antitrust claim aiming to block the proposed acquisition is that major handset manufacturers (can you say Samsung and Apple) tend to stay away from smaller carriers.

    The DOJ argued that it makes better economic sense for phone makers to sell to one or two large carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint) since that alone would give them access to the vast majority of the nation’s mobile subscribers.

    I submit that Apple making the iPhone 4S available to small carriers and prepaids will dilute the DOJ’s argument.

    So as a litigation strategy you might well see the iPhone 4S, and eventually other high-end flagship devices, available to all carriers, maybe even T-Mobile, despite the uncertainty on where T-Mobile US might be in five to eight months.

    - Then again, it may not be worth the hassle for Samsung and Apple to deal with manufacturing handsets that would have to be made compatible with other carriers once T-Mobile is folded out of existence. Who needs the headaches.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Remember this T-Mobile compatible version is Pentaband HSPA+, meaning it’d work with At&t, T-Mo, Internationally, in essence an HSPA+ Worldphone.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if you could be any more off topic

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if you could be any more off topic

  • Lotherius

    Will cancel my account with T-Mobile if there is no Nexus. This is bull.

  • Lotherius

    Will cancel my account with T-Mobile if there is no Nexus. This is bull.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s kind of drama queenish.

      While there are some nice specs on the Galaxy Nexus, I suspect T-Mobile and Samsung consider T-Mobile’s SGS II an equivalent device.

      And remember, there’s other carriers who got the SGS II in lieu of this Verizon exclusive. So this is not a T-Mobile deficiency.

      But sure, cancel your T-Mobile account and sign up with Verizon to get the Nexus. I’m sure that’s what Verizon is hoping, that subscribers from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile cancel their accounts and sign on with Verizon. That’s the raison d’être for handset exclusives, dangling a big enough carrot in front of your face so you cave to the carrier’s siren song.

      Personally, I am over my handset addiction. I went prepaid and am glad to be done with contracts and the ETF guillotine blade hanging over my neck.

    • AKO

      Are you hungry? Do you want a snicker chocolate bar?

    • AKO

      Are you hungry? Do you want a snicker chocolate bar?

    • Anonymous

      T-Mobile’s version will be sold through Best Buy, don’t worry? Why would you leave T-Mobile if they don’t get this phone? T-Mobile never dissapoints with their phones, they will bring an even better Android 4.0 phone later down the road if they do not get this. You know how Android is, the Galaxy Nexus will be old news 2 Months from now because HTC or even Samsung will announce something even better, just just sit tight. k???…………

      • Rsg_1

        That is correct.  Samsung showed the Galaxy S III in a leaked company presentation.

      • Rsg_1

        That is correct.  Samsung showed the Galaxy S III in a leaked company presentation.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          We believe that was deemed to be fake.

      • Drazyw

        Well, I’ve been waiting now to upgrade for 5 months, waiting for the next best thing or the next rumor. At some point you have to just stop waiting and just go. Well, I’m ready to upgrade now and this is what I want. I’ll jump ship if they don’t get it at this point because I don’t want to wait anymore.  They have no loyalty to me, so why should I be loyal to them?

  • Trill

    this use to be my favorite spot but now its run by morons a lot of you, does anyone know what they’re even saying? There will a T-Mobile supported version perhaps not sold by T-Mobile like the Nexus S however it won’t take 6 months to get the phone. The hardware is fine and most of all these are developer devices they aren’t designed to be on the cutting edge despite what you think and a 5MP camera could best an 8MP if the sensor is good and the processor is good no reason to have the latest and greatest 

    • Crazythunder1968

      that’s what i’ve been wondering to myself. why is everyone saying ” if it doesn’t come to tmo” etc.??? it’s been confirmed to have tmo bands,so whether tmo gets it or not, you can still get one and use it on tmobile. are we missing something?

      • n900mixalot

        Missing: (a) subsidy and (b) T-Mobile’s enthusiasm in carrying Google’s latest.

    • 69onthegirl

      good point is hard to see smart Americans like you !!!!! bravo !

    • n900mixalot

      Yes, there will be a T-Mobile AWS band version ($649 pre-order on some sites), but the backlash here is based on the fact that T-Mobile isn’t officially carrying the phone, or has not announced any interest in doing so yet. Taken alongside their recent slough of … non-flagship phones, it seems like they haven’t been as aggressive with the Galaxy Nexus as they have with the previous Nexus phones. They may at some point, but think about how long it took for exclusivity to run out with the Nexus One, and how long it took to adopt the Galaxy S II–we may have a bit of a wait.

      T-Mobile carried the first Android phone and a lot of the people here remember that, and were part of that crowd. So, they are a bit sentimental.

      As for the hardware, I’d say that they Nexus phones are designed to be cutting edge–maybe cutting edge isn’t quite it. I’d go for “optimized”.

    • Anonymous

      Glad I scrolled down far enough because this was my exact sentiment. I paid for my Nexus S outright, and I’ll pay for the Galaxy Nexus outright.

      I will say it is somewhat disturbing that TMo doesn’t have something behind it and a subsidy, but even when they had the Nexus One and Nexus S subsidies they never trumpeted about it. What makes us think it would be any different this time. Especially given that Deutsche Telekom has pretty much given up and isn’t going to sink any money into TMo US. 

      EDIT: also bargaining that the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ version will be compatible with TMo and AT&T out of the box. Hopefully anyway, I would rather if the worst comes next year that my phone doesn’t become a paper weight.

  • Anonymous

    COME ONNNNN  I just want ice cream sandwich on my phone I hope they come with A tmobile G3 with @74a13e6127a2b7bf4b6edd5d7affd242:disqus anilla stock Android 4.0, if not my next upgrade will be the Galaxy nexus or any tmobile phone that come with ICS

  • http://tmonews.com David

    This proves nothing other than Samsung mining for information about carrier demand. It is NOT a list of who will carry the device.

  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley Griffiths

    If you are interested in getting a Galaxy Nexus, go sign up on the Samsung site for updates and be sure select T-Mobile as the carrier. The more they know we want it, the better our chances might be for getting it.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/register/galaxynexus/

    • n900mixalot

      Nice catch!

  • Izzybrexx

    My upgrade is in may…wonder if anything nice will b out by then!!.oh and does the gal nexus have any HDMI inputs?

    • Anonymous

      If not I hope it has DNLA

  • Izzybrexx

    My upgrade is in may…wonder if anything nice will b out by then!!.oh and does the gal nexus have any HDMI inputs?

  • Brianzdman02

    What really sucks about this new Nexus phone is that it will run an outdated processor. I would prefer it to have the Exynos processor but having that OMAP in it makes it a disappointment. Ill wait for the SGS II HD version.

  • boltthrower

    Even if AT&Tmobile get it it’s not going to matter….what’s the point of having a good phone on a crappy network? 
    So can’t wait to GTF away from AT&Tmobile

  • Saif Khan

    I read on Engadget that on the sign up page T-Mibile, AT&T, Verizon, and even Sprint are all among the choices given. There a few other but I can’t remember them

    • Saif Khan

      Sorry I didn’t see other posts that say the same thing

  • Stephenblake73

    The nexus prime is nice but in what ways is it better than our tmobile galaxy s2 besides it is stock android. Thanks. Also I think it is only 21 megabits download speeds. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Anonymous

      faster update, better and more support. Galaxy S II has many versions depending on the country and carrier; what is compatible with one version is not necessarily compatible with the others. The T-mobile Galaxy S II has a completely different processor chip than the others.
      Galaxy Nexus, on the other hand, would be the first to get the updates, and you wouldn’t need to wait for some carrier to release the source code….etc.

      • Anonymous

        You guys are funny because he said BESIDES the stock android(which goes hand in hand with support and timely updates).

        And “The T-mobile Galaxy S II has a completely different processor chip than the others.” has nothing to do with his question.  AND also the T-Mobile Galaxy S II has ROOT as well as the source code…

        The defense rests.

        • Anonymous

          To you, stock android implies faster updates but it could also mean bloatware-free, touchwiz-free…etc. because many people didn’t like the Touchwiz from Samsung.
          The processor point was explained in the previous sentence when I mentioned the difference and incompatibilities between the Galaxy S II variants (ROM-wise)

    • Anonymous

      Whats wrong with 21Mbps? Honestly these are “theoretical” speeds, you are not going to get real time 42Mbps or 21Mbps..sigh 

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        There IS less bottlenecking with the faster network interface, and it does draw in faster speeds. The GS2 actually does manage to download faster in the same location as my MT4G, even though neither one was able to touch the “theoretical” speed of 14.4 Mbps at the time. The GS2 managed over 9mbps versus about 7 mbps for the mytouch.

    • Jeremiah

      The name is already officially Galaxy Nexus, and you’re still calling it Nexus Prime? *smh*

      And for the record, the Galaxy Nexus will be guaranteed to get the next iteration of Android lightyears before the GSII. It also has not only a larger 4.65″ screen but a 720p HD screen. Enjoy that pixelated 480p 4.5″ screen on the GSII…you don’t even get the hailed Exynos processor with T-Mobile’s version, which really seems to be the only upperhand for the GSII line, besides the higher-res camera.

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        GS2 is qHD not 480

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        GS2 is qHD not 480

        • DaygosTommyT

          Nope GS2 is only 800×480, NOT qHD…qHD is 960×540

        • Anonymous

          I wonder why exactly you would say this.

      • Anonymous

        So according to you, the only thing is the screen.  

  • TmoStrmngr

    Samsung rep was in my store.  i quote “Galaxy Nexus is gonna be for Verizon first.  You might get your own variant next year as of right not we are not sure”.  Great guy but I was pissed to hear that.
      T-mo employee

  • http://tmonews.com David

    Actually that list has nothing to do with carrier availability. That is Samsung data mining for carrier demand, not release carriers. Verizon exclusivity…for the time being remains.

    • D4M

      Mining for demand indeed, as they did state in the announcement depending on demand for other carriers. That being said it would be rather nice if as many of us possible register to show the demand..