Samsung, Google To Announce Galaxy Nexus On October 19th?

As soon as Samsung and Google postponed their Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich debut the rumor will went into overdrive trying to guess when the announcement would actually occur. This time Engadget is getting in on the guessing game with an anonymous tipster providing October 19th as the new debut date. We should clarify and say that this would actually be the evening of the 18th in the United States as the rumored announcement will come via Hong Kong and the All Things Digital: AsiaD conference.

Given that the calendar is ticking away to the 19th we’d expect Samsung and Google to usher out new invites soon to give the media plenty of time to head overseas. We do have some skepticism about the rumored date of the 19th however, as it would come just hours after Motorola and Verizon make a significant product(s) announcement and we don’t see Google overshadowing their newest purchase (Motorola) on the very same day.

Still, at this point given the excitement surrounding both the debut of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime we’re eager to take whatever date we can get and roll with it. While the Galaxy Nexus is widely expected to be a Verizon exclusive, at least in the beginning, the passage of a T-Mobile compatible version through the FCC has us holding out hope and crossing our fingers that T-Mobile will once again get some Nexus love.

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  • Bob

    So how is this tmonews related?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      There is a T-Mobile compatible version that just passed through the FCC, that’s how.

      • Anonymous

        WOOHOO

    • http://twitter.com/chiu0nthls chiu0nthls

      no idea… im wondering too

      • http://tmonews.com David

        T-Mobile has carried all the previous Nexus models, an FCC compatible version passed through the FCC with T-Mobile compatible AWS bands. That’s how.

        • Bill

          This is more false information.  T-Mobile stores have never carried the Nexus One or the Nexus S nor were either device sold on the T-Mobile website. 

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Forgive me…you are right as they have “supported” the previous Nexus models, which makes the next Nexus model newsworthy for T-Mobile.

        • CMPunk

          TECHNICALLY, though, you could get the Nexus S on a discount exclusively for T-Mobile for like 6 months…But only at Best Buy.  And the first technical “nexus,” (the G1, although not the Nexus by name, the Nexus of it’s time by all other standards minus the extra keyboard) was a T-Mobile exclusive.

        • Anonymous

          I got mine with an update the day it came out for 270……….lol idk

        • Justin Jett

          If you read between the lines, it’s not false.  We all know you can’t walk into a provider and get a Nexus phone.  So for that reason alone, I don’t think David literally meant “carry” like you could walk into a store and buy it. I think he meant carry in the sense that T-Mobile fully supports all devices made in the Nexus family.  I believe none of the Nexus family line was “carried” specifically by a carrier. Best buy made the S available to customers because Google failed at having the support.

        • Anonymous

          The only false info is the one you are saying.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon rumors aside, T-Mobile has carried (and was even flagship for) both previous Nexus devices. There is no reason to believe that this handset will be different.

      • Anonymous

        I hope the UK follows suit too.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon rumors aside, T-Mobile has carried (and was even flagship for) both previous Nexus devices. There is no reason to believe that this handset will be different.

    • guest

      dork

    • guest

      dork

    • Anonymous

      NOOB! 

  • http://twitter.com/kebron27 kebron27

    if this phone did come to tmo, would there be any chance that it would be 42mbps hspa+ capable?

    • Anonymous

      Very possible, but hard to say without knowing the chipset for sure.

    • CMPunk

      If it’s supposed to be THE phone, then it sure will, and I wouldn’t expect anything less!

    • CMPunk

      If it’s supposed to be THE phone, then it sure will, and I wouldn’t expect anything less!

    • Anonymous

      likely not maybe 21mbps if its exynos processor 

      • Anonymous

        Its OMAP4 for sure

        • Anonymous

          I hope not ti omap isn’t anything compared to exynos

  • KhunChris

    Both Costco and Target staff have informed me that they will be receiving the Nexus Prime under TMobile.   Target staff also informed me, that they have not heard anything about Verizon carrying it.

    • Yahoo

      Target and Costco are always so knowledgable

      • CMPunk

        Walmart told me they have cell phones.

        • Anonymous

          Lol! Brilliant reply my good man.

        • Anonymous

          Lol! Brilliant reply my good man.

      • CMPunk

        Walmart told me they have cell phones.

  • KhunChris

    Both Costco and Target staff have informed me that they will be receiving the Nexus Prime under TMobile.   Target staff also informed me, that they have not heard anything about Verizon carrying it.

  • Rob Reder

    Why are people still running with the Verizon exclusive non-sense? I’ve yet to see a solid source confirm that. The best I’ve seen is that Verizon is getting their own version that isn’t actually a Nexus phone, and that the Nexus Prime will be the T-mo/AT&T device.

    • CMPunk

      leaks from Verizon executives, supposedly, with specs & release dates is the reason.  At least from what I can tell.

      Although the other rumor is that the Galaxy Nexus & Nexus Prime are, in fact, two different devices.  Google has to be loving all these rumors floating around.

    • CMPunk

      leaks from Verizon executives, supposedly, with specs & release dates is the reason.  At least from what I can tell.

      Although the other rumor is that the Galaxy Nexus & Nexus Prime are, in fact, two different devices.  Google has to be loving all these rumors floating around.

    • Yogi

      It’s probably the same people that kept spreading the rumor that there would be a iPhone 5 with a 4″ screen available exclusively on Sprint. We all know how that rumor turned out.

    • Anonymous

      Also the word exclusive is used so loosely nowadays. Galaxy S devices were all exclusive but in the sense that the brand name was not the actual device. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1522447760 Jean-luc Mutabazi

    hope they announce the nexus prime next week cause i can’t wait any longer and hope nexus prime will be available before 1st November ( my birthday houraaa!!! ^^ )

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1522447760 Jean-luc Mutabazi

    hope they announce the nexus prime next week cause i can’t wait any longer and hope nexus prime will be available before 1st November ( my birthday houraaa!!! ^^ )

  • Enoel69

    Lets not forget Tmo was the first Network on the Android mother-ship and was also the first Network to   partner with Google for the unaltered vanilla android for the Nexus handsets N1 and NS. Tmo has always been shoulder to shoulder with Google through out this Android experience…as long as there is a Tmobile i hope Google will always stay loyal to them. The more reason i would even want them to partner in some form to save and make the Network even stronger.

    • Bill

      There was no such partnership.  The Nexus One was manufactured and sold straight from Google.  It was not sold by T-Mobile or on T-Mobile.  Nor was the Nexus S. 

      • Lee

        While I concur that the Nexus wasn’t explicitly exclusive to T-Mobile, you must concur that beginning with the G1, T-Mobile and Google have some sort of collaboration to sell Android handsets.

        • Spanky

          Agreed. However, when the G1 was released, no one but T-Mobile was interested in taking a chance with Android. Now that Android is a big thing, Google is more interested in big fish like Verizon and AT&T.

      • Lee

        While I concur that the Nexus wasn’t explicitly exclusive to T-Mobile, you must concur that beginning with the G1, T-Mobile and Google have some sort of collaboration to sell Android handsets.

      • Deceptivesmiles

        This is true, however, the radio bands were Tmo compatible which means it was made for Tmo in a sense. Even w/ the N2

      • Deceptivesmiles

        This is true, however, the radio bands were Tmo compatible which means it was made for Tmo in a sense. Even w/ the N2

      • Anonymous

        “The Nexus One was manufactured and sold straight from Google.”

        And you could order it with a T-Mobile account on the Google site straight from Google.

        That’s not a partnership?

      • Anonymous

        N1 was sold ON t-mobile ONLINE and Nexus S ON t-mobile at bestbuy.

  • Fastlifeent12

    It should b on sprint cuzz iphone 4s is 2 damn much 790 4 da.16gb I’m good I rock wit da.android its better anyway cuzz android more about u want ur self & how u want ur phone 2 run so sprint need a new ice cream sandwhich slim nice phone like this one best one I ever seen so far I got a evo ma.2nd one cuzz da other was fuk up but this one starting 2 so let sprint get tht cuzz I like samsung phones but the nexus samsung I love what y’all did 2 the phone hope its glass or gorlia glass cuzz I hate screen protection

    • ogopogo

      Wow. You made absolutely no sense.

      P.S. (this means “post script”) – If you want to get your idea(s) across, it may help if you post in proper English.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry for nitpicking at your lack of education. But you be the suck at wording your sentences togetherds. I understand it’s hip to use 2 instead of to or too, but give it up and read a book.

    • Danishswag

      huh?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

      Ladies and Gents here is a fine product of our good ole USA educational system lol. ::claps:: glad to see my tax dollars hard at work in that post

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

      Ladies and Gents here is a fine product of our good ole USA educational system lol. ::claps:: glad to see my tax dollars hard at work in that post

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

      Ladies and Gents here is a fine product of our good ole USA educational system lol. ::claps:: glad to see my tax dollars hard at work in that post

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      U b talkin ebonics? U da man. Wat skoo did u goed 2 2 lurned dat? I axed cuzz u r da master at representin how gud dat skool is.

  • Fastlifeent12

    It should b on sprint cuzz iphone 4s is 2 damn much 790 4 da.16gb I’m good I rock wit da.android its better anyway cuzz android more about u want ur self & how u want ur phone 2 run so sprint need a new ice cream sandwhich slim nice phone like this one best one I ever seen so far I got a evo ma.2nd one cuzz da other was fuk up but this one starting 2 so let sprint get tht cuzz I like samsung phones but the nexus samsung I love what y’all did 2 the phone hope its glass or gorlia glass cuzz I hate screen protection

  • Izzybrexx

    “Something BIG is coming”………..
    GIGGITY GIGGITY!….

  • Anonymous

    Will you just release it and take my money, already?  I’m starting to think you don’t want my money.

  • Jazzmanmonty

    we need better specs on this phone.  so far, Ice Cream Sandwich and the 720p 4.65″ screen are great news.  but a 1.2ghz processor and 5mp camera are not that great in terms of life longevity.  if we have dual core 1.5′s, 6 months from now we’ll prolly see 2ghz.  specs are being released on future phones that have 12mp cameras..everything now has 8mp that is the “latest and greatest.”  so basically, the gimmick that’ll sell this phone is the aesthetics of it and the awesome screen.  the ICS is nothing big, because it’ll be ported to most HTC phones in the near future once a model is released.  Boy, i wish this announcement was made sooner.  i don’t know if i can hold out another week.  if they up the specs on the phone, it’ll def be a hot phone, but if the hardware is as rumored, its not worth it.  maybe i’ll just buy the amaze, have my 14 day return period, and can return if nexus turns out to be awesome.

    • zazou1

      Megapixels do not really matter, it is the quality of the sensors and the lens.  The Nexus Prime is supposed to be using a low light quality sensor and the rumors are saying it will either be a 5mp or an 8mp…  Along with the processor, it is supposed to have the same (separate) gpu that the Iphone 4S uses. 

      • coach26

        the gpu is what makes the ip 4s so fast right…that’s what i keep reading into some of the posts??

        • zazou1

          yes.. it takes a load off the processors.  The Iphone 4S is only clocking 800 megaherts, so 1.2 (if that is the final spec’d processor) will scream…

        • coach26

          sweet & thanks…I just hope T-mo gets the phone!!!  All I hear is verizon, verizon, verizon!!!!!

        • zazou1

          Me too!!!  I am sick of hearing about Verizon…  lol

        • coach26

          I’ve been following the phandroid forum about the phone & as informative as it is, all the talk and “supposed” inside sources seem to have Verizon roots.  I just wish that they would just tell us who will get it, and whether it will be subsidized or not.  I understand keeping the specs a secret, but when they cancelled the unpacked event they could have done that.  I don’t see how that would have lessened the anticipation for the phone, unless it IS a Verizon exclusive….and that would suck!!!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Do you really believe google would pass on the carrier that took the risk in investing in android, screw verizon of course we are gonna get a nexus so long as t-mo is till here.

        • coach26

          hope your right!!!!!!!

        • coach26

          hope your right!!!!!!!

        • zazou1

          Me too!!!  I am sick of hearing about Verizon…  lol

        • ItsMichaelNotMike

          Don’t get your hopes up. Most of these unique super phones are exclusive to carriers.

          With T-Mobile’s low post-paid subscriber count (about double what Metro PCS now has) and the pending acquisition T-Mobile simply does not have the number warranting giving it an exclusive on a manufacturer’s hottest technology.

          Fact is, TMOUS does not have the muscle to order up the hottest phones, especially when someone with the clout of Verizon or AT&T can order up handsets exclusive to them.

        • Anonymous

          What on earth are you talking about?

        • Crazythunder1968

          i and others used to really look down on tmo’s phone lineup. but in the last 6-8 months or so, i gotta say i am very,very impressed. i’ve been out of contract for over a year. but, if they offer me a decent plan, i’d be willing to sign for 2 years given the recent change in phones they have received. quote “Fact is, TMOUS does not have the muscle to order up the hottest phones”end quote.
          i have no idea what you mean. the g2x i have runs flawlessly. we have a sensation,gs2,amaze,possible nexus, ev en my wifes mt4g is running smooth as hell and is a great phone. verizon has millions more subscribers,of course they will get more high end phones. but you have to admit tmo has really stepped it up lately, compared to years past.

        • Anonymous

          T-mo is gonna get it

    • zazou1

      Megapixels do not really matter, it is the quality of the sensors and the lens.  The Nexus Prime is supposed to be using a low light quality sensor and the rumors are saying it will either be a 5mp or an 8mp…  Along with the processor, it is supposed to have the same (separate) gpu that the Iphone 4S uses. 

  • YOOivansterr

    Yes you idiot didn’t you read the title.

    • chief

      That’s a nexus s with ics

      • chief

        Oh nvm wrong video haha yup galaxy nexus it is

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    What is a “rumor will?” Does that have something to do with the willingness to post rumors? ;)

    • Odd-e-o-file

      Methinks it twas supposed to read, ‘rumor MILL’… ;-)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    What is a “rumor will?” Does that have something to do with the willingness to post rumors? ;)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    While these phones are something I would have bought in a heartbeat when I belonged to T-Mobile post-paid, you should consider if these phones are really worth the price difference from what is now coming out on the prepaid carriers.

    Yes, I was like everyone who hangs in here, always buying the latest and greatest, but I with the advent of some really nice prepaid handsets, I am finally getting over my phone addiction. (Since I bought new phones every three to four months, but for my selling the “old” phones on eBay, I would have been paying $2,000 annually to feed my addiction.)

    What I have done, and you should consider too, do you really use the additional specs these phones provide? Do you care if the camera is 8MP? Do you notice the power of the processor? Do you use a timer to compare how much faster pages load, that being the only way to detect the difference? Do you notice the difference between a 4″ and 4.3″ display?

    If you do notice the above, is it worth an additional $1,000 for those better specs? If it is, go for it. I’m just saying to think about it. For example:

    Virgin Mobile Canada, without contract, is selling the HTC Sensation for $500.

    And Metro PCS is rumored to be getting the Samsung Galaxy S II and is in fact debuting this phone:

    http://www.metropcs.com/shop/PhoneDetails.aspx?ProductId=LGMS910(Phones)

    I don’t know about you, but $250 retail for an LG phone with the below specs is something that post-paid carriers need to be concerned about:

    GLTE connectivity with 1 GHz Snapdragon™ processor

    Android™ Platform 2.3 Gingerbread

    4.3” capacitive touchscreen with damage-resistant Gorilla® Glass

    5MP camera with 720p HD video and HDMI output

    Face-to-Face video chat with 1.3MP front-facing camera

    Dolby® Mobile multichannel audio

    IMO the post-paid concept days are numbered. A lot of people I have talked to simply don’t want to pay $1600 to $2000 total for the iPhone 4S or SGS II, not in these hard economic times.

    People like the concept I explain. I can buy that LG phone, activate an Metro PCS account, close my Virgin Mobile prepaid and sell my Motorola Triumph on eBay. And I can do all this without being concerned about two year contracts, high plan prices, data limitations, or paying ETF penalties.

    Just something to think about.

    • Plankton

      You Sir qualify to be one of my minions!

      Together, the crabby patty formula will be ours!!

      This is a joke. Notice that Dave never buys a phone. 

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Are you referring to me?

        • Itsjoenotjoemama

          dunno but what do u had besides an iPhone..u haven’t bought a brick cuase ur too smart but u push them to the masses

    • Anonymous

      hmm sounds like you work for one of these prepaid carriers

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        LOL… I can assure you I don’t work for a prepaid carrier, albeit I agree with you that I sound like I do.

        But prepaid or the “European model” is the way of the future. I give CONSUMER post-paid about three more years before prepaid takes over.

        While this sounds absurd to some, the economy will move things that way, with the carriers, of course, fighting the whole way, unwilling to say goodbye to lucrative two-year contracts.

        Fact is that we are moving to being a totally pre-paid society in most aspects of personal spending.  Basically, if you don’t have the money, you don’t get to buy or spend.

        Out of Context: People are totally used to using debit cards to “charge” for services and products, so much so that credit cards are taking a big hit.  The money is so big with debit card use (aka profits) that companies without a debit prepaid card are desperately getting into the prepaid game.  How desperate are they?  Well check out this prestigious card:

        This is obviously AmEx wanting a share of the $54 billion in PROFITS that banks enjoy each year on prepaid debit card use. And the facts are that more and more people are prefer ring to use debit cards instead of incurring debt.

        Sorry if this sounds looney. I took an Ambien and I am about to hit the hallucination phase, So sorry for the spelling, logic and grammar errors.

    • Kingdavid714

      If this works for you, I am happy for you. The LG phone you make mention of, is a mid level phone, at best in this day and age. At a very high price at that. A Samsung Epic Touch 4G is now $99 @ Amazon. The service and call quality with Metro & Boost are terrible here in NYC (Manhattan). Too many dropped calls and limited areas of service. The SCII Epic Tough 4G w/ Spirit service runs about $1.25 more per day. A better phone and service at this additional cost works better for me.

    • Frigadroid

      Hi michael, I been waiting for you to weigh in with your 2 and a half cents plus plus worth lol.
      All kidding aside I’m not hating I hear ya. Tmobiles inability to think forward has left them between a rock and a hard place. They are no longer the discount leader and the great costumer service of the past is no longer a factor.
      I’m waiting to learn more about the upcoming walfart deal with the ability to use your data for text, voice and video chat apps this $30 deal using tmobile network looks enticing. Like you point out if you dont need more why pay more it just makes sense and saves dollars and cents.

  • Anonymous

    don’t worry folks Google and Samsung got LOVE for T-Mobile.Google supports GSM and world edition(unlocked) phones as always and don’t forget the last news, it went through FCC with T-Mobile band.hehe! im exited!

  • Izzybrexx

    It looks like this one has a contour shape as the n’s!!!!!:-)

  • Izzybrexx

    It looks like this one has a contour shape as the n’s!!!!!:-)

  • Fish

    Pleasr let there be a nexus tablet.

    Anyone got a prediction on how long it will be before my nexus s gets ice cream?

  • Ilyas_k15

    I don’t even care about this anymore, I am madly in love with my brand-spanking-new Galaxy S II, it’s so freakin awesome in every way :) and I’m not just saying that, it really is sick, I’ve been testing the crap out of it, so far, it’s amazing

    • 69onthegirl

      the nexus prime will kicks gs2 ass…

      • Proceed

        Lower Mp camera? I think not.

        The prime is 1.2, not 1.5.

        • TMOTECH

          Yea but it doesn’t have touch-wiz on it to bog it down so the extra .3 will not be noticed. 

    • Anonymous

      Got a few questions for you

      1. Is the UI fast?
      2. Is the web browser fast?
      3. Any lag?
      4. Is it too big?
      5. Is the 480×800 resolution a deal breaker?

      I know you like the phone but if you can answer these honestly would help thanks dude!

      • Shawnallover

        The UI & Web Browser is fast. There is no lag & I think it’s a good size & I got big hands. Not a bad thing to have.

        Let’s just say this, I’d pick this over the HTC Amaze.

        It even has all the Camera extras like the Amaze does.
        Panoramic Pictures are pretty dope.

        • Rex

          They BOTH have panorama!?! Awesome!

        • Rex

          They BOTH have panorama!?! Awesome!

      • kresk

        A family member got the gs2 and i have to say it’s a really nice phone. It’s not laggy, screen is gorgeous, web browsing was pleasant, games played excellent, apps open quickly and the app drawer and screens transition nicely. In a nut shell it performed as you would want it to. Couple things through me off though. Coming from a Nexus S with a four inch screen. The gs2 seems huge to me. Like way way to big. Also, the bulid quality seemed a little lack luster. Not unbearable by any any means. Its just doesn’t have the same solid feel of my NS. I’m sure the gs2 will make anyone happy. That’s just my limited experience with it.

    • Fish

      I can’t stand how manufacturers can’t/won’t/don’t upgrade the OS. Also they end of life the phones. Imo, you won’t be praising your phone when you find out you won’t be getting ice cream sandwich.

      My nexus s may be older but at least ill get all the updates. That’s what matters to me.

      If its not nexus, its not worth it.

  • Jaxxsun

    One word,  Cost??

  • Powellwill15

    $299 on Verizon per BestBuy Employee