Watch Tonights Samsung, Google Special Event Live On YouTube

For T-Mobile fans, today very well could be a “cross your fingers and hope” kind of day as we count down the hours till the expected Galaxy Nexus/Ice Cream Sandwich debut. As T-Mobile fans we’re hoping that given T-Mobile’s past support of the Nexus line thus far, that todays debut of the next generation of Nexus will also see T-Mobile support. The FCC has definitely given us reason to suspect that a T-Mobile variant exists, so we’ve got that going in our favor.

However, given the rampant rumors of a Verizon exclusive the possibility exists that T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint might be left wanting for an unknown length of time while Verizon gets the goods. No matter how this goes down, you can watch live on YouTube.com/Android. At the very least you’ll see the debut of Ice Cream Sandwich and that’s got to count for something. Still, our fingers are double crossed that Samsung and Google might announce a T-Mobile-supported variant available soon. Hopefully very soon.

Remember, the invite says October 19th because that is Hong Kong time…not the US time as listed below:

 

EDT (Eastern Daylight time)

9:30 p.m. Tuesday

CDT (Central Daylight time)

8:30 p.m. Tuesday

MDT (Mountain Daylight time)

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

MST (Mountain Standard time)

6:30 p.m. Tuesday

PDT (Pacific Daylight time)

6:30 p.m. Tuesday

AKDT (Alaska Daylight time)

5:30 p.m. Tuesday

HAST (Hawaii-Aleutian standard time)

3:30 p.m. Tuesday

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  • Thismainevent

    Release all carriers hopefully,google don’t act like apple..if so we riot….=epic fail

    • Ilyas_k15

      First of all, nobody would riot. Some people would bitch and cry but nobody would do anything. Second, it’s not up to Google to “not act like Apple”, it’s up to Samsung. And it would be understandable if only Verizon got the Nexus Prime, since they deliberately opted out when the Galaxy S II devices came to the states.

      • J. Williams

        Pull your skirt down, I’m sure he/she was just joking. lol

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  If it turns into exclusive deals then it will feel like the Nexus line is going to the highest bidder like everything else.  As the starting carrier for Android, TMOusa should get it on day first day and keep with tradition.    At the same time how much would you say google has a say in which carrier gets the phone?  They are not making the hardware, just the OS which is supposed to be open sourced for everyone.  I find it suspicious already that HTC isn’t making the Nexus and Samsung is.

    • Yogi

      It would get great buzz in the press if they manage to release a CDMA/GSM “world phone” that does both the AT&T and T-Mobile 3G frequencies. One phone that works on any carrier.

  • Yogi

    Hopefully the Galaxy Nexus Verizon exclusivity rumors are coming from the same people that made up the rumors about a Sprint exclusive iPhone 5 with WiMAX and a 4″ screen. We all know how true those ended up being.

  • Anonymous

    Why would it be understandable if the company opted out of the Galaxy S II line?  I’m not trying to be argumentative or anything, just not sure on the marketing of handsets play out.  It’s their choice to not sell it when people do like touchwiz and other customized features that Samsung does to their products. 

    I’m also familiar that this would push their customers to buy the Nexus instead.

    • Anonymous

      This was supposed to be in response to Ilyas_k15 below.

  • http://twitter.com/MetalMessiah78 José Gómez

    The fact that the T-Mobile Nexus S has been getting the cold shoulder from Google as of late concerns me. It was the first to market, but only the Sprint version has Google Wallet. I don’t think it’s right that people purchase a device with a certain expectation, yet those expectations are only being met on one carrier. 

    I am as excited as any Android fan can be about the announcement of the new Nexus and ICS, but this alone leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes me fearful that TMO will not be a launch partner. Fortunately, there is the Cyanogenmod team which makes me hopeful that we’ll see ICS eventually on some of our existing phones.

  • http://twitter.com/MetalMessiah78 José Gómez

    The fact that the T-Mobile Nexus S has been getting the cold shoulder from Google as of late concerns me. It was the first to market, but only the Sprint version has Google Wallet. I don’t think it’s right that people purchase a device with a certain expectation, yet those expectations are only being met on one carrier. 

    I am as excited as any Android fan can be about the announcement of the new Nexus and ICS, but this alone leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes me fearful that TMO will not be a launch partner. Fortunately, there is the Cyanogenmod team which makes me hopeful that we’ll see ICS eventually on some of our existing phones.

  • Enoel69

    As a proud owner of the first Nexus device (N1), who skipped the second Nexus (NS) for various reasons…i am more than ready so are millions more for a new Nexus with Tmobile bands. I refuse to leave Tmo to go after the Nexus on some other carrier…so i expect Google to bring the Nexus to its original home Network. There should be millions of N1 owners on Tmo presently and millions more waiting in the wings for the new Nexus. I should add if not of the original (i must add not so good) sales model adopted by Google for the N1 there could well have been more than quadruple the number of N1 owners. Well hope they don’t shoot themselves on the foot again this time around with this Verizon exclusive nonsense..i say unleash this monster to all the Networks. Why do u think Apple has broken their sales record with a refresh iPhone 4 called iPhone 4S…reasons simultaneous release on multiple carriers and abandoning the Att exclusive sales model. Lets hope following tradition Google see to it there is a Nexus with Tmo bands as seen by the Samsung GT-i9250 (hopefully the Nexus Prime).

  • Enoel69

    As a proud owner of the first Nexus device (N1), who skipped the second Nexus (NS) for various reasons…i am more than ready so are millions more for a new Nexus with Tmobile bands. I refuse to leave Tmo to go after the Nexus on some other carrier…so i expect Google to bring the Nexus to its original home Network. There should be millions of N1 owners on Tmo presently and millions more waiting in the wings for the new Nexus. I should add if not of the original (i must add not so good) sales model adopted by Google for the N1 there could well have been more than quadruple the number of N1 owners. Well hope they don’t shoot themselves on the foot again this time around with this Verizon exclusive nonsense..i say unleash this monster to all the Networks. Why do u think Apple has broken their sales record with a refresh iPhone 4 called iPhone 4S…reasons simultaneous release on multiple carriers and abandoning the Att exclusive sales model. Lets hope following tradition Google see to it there is a Nexus with Tmo bands as seen by the Samsung GT-i9250 (hopefully the Nexus Prime).

  • Anonymous

    Not only should T-Mobile have made sure that it has AWS bands, they should have pushed to EXCLUSIVELY subsidize it. Let’s face it, Sprint’s SGS2 and the iphone 4S are bleeding T-Mobile customers, if this phone escapes us, Sprint will continue to lure customers it’s way.

    Even more so if they subsidize it, like they did with the last Nexus.

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  • Anonymous

    If Google makes the HUGE mistake of only a Verizon Nexus Prime.  Ill start considering passing up on Android.

    Google, get your act together.  Android should be exclusive like Apple.  If it is .. Google and Android lose as much as the customers.  And you shall follow RIM and Palm through the road of extinction.

    • Bkidko13

      Im with you. I did not expect Google to sell out. If they make it exclusive, my next phone is gonna be windows.

  • Anonymous

    If Google makes the HUGE mistake of only a Verizon Nexus Prime.  Ill start considering passing up on Android.

    Google, get your act together.  Android should be exclusive like Apple.  If it is .. Google and Android lose as much as the customers.  And you shall follow RIM and Palm through the road of extinction.

  • Anonymous

    If Google makes the HUGE mistake of only a Verizon Nexus Prime.  Ill start considering passing up on Android.

    Google, get your act together.  Android should be exclusive like Apple.  If it is .. Google and Android lose as much as the customers.  And you shall follow RIM and Palm through the road of extinction.

  • Pipelinedrew

    sucks that tmobile is being left out again..no IPHONE NO PRIME..wow..

  • http://twitter.com/estebanjramos Esteban Julian Ramos

    I’ll get an iPhone 4 (not 4S) or wait for the 5 if this Nexus Prime isn’t 1) as big a deal as it seems, and 2) on Sprint. I can only be a Google guy for so long. This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

    • J. Williams

      It will be on sprint…after Verizon gets there time with it.  Maybe just a month…then it’s all.  I won’t be getting it though, because I just bought the SGII Epic 4G Touch…maybe later this year, I will get ice cream

  • http://twitter.com/estebanjramos Esteban Julian Ramos

    I’ll get an iPhone 4 (not 4S) or wait for the 5 if this Nexus Prime isn’t 1) as big a deal as it seems, and 2) on Sprint. I can only be a Google guy for so long. This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  • J. Williams

    This phone WILL be on all carriers, don’t worry.

  • Bellside190

    im sick of crossing my fingers, you just lost two customers t-mobile. Higher prices is the least of my worries, at least i can actually have variety somewhere else.

  • J. Williams
  • Tekk83

    quit your crying before the official announcement. they just said there’s going to be a HSPA+ model on tap for this phone.

  • Tekk83

    quit your crying before the official announcement. they just said there’s going to be a HSPA+ model on tap for this phone.

  • Tekk83

    quit your crying before the official announcement. they just said there’s going to be a HSPA+ model on tap for this phone.

  • Belch

    It would surprise me if the audience was more than 20 people!

  • Belch

    It would surprise me if the audience was more than 20 people!

  • Anonymous

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