Did Tony Hawk Just Out A T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus? I Think Not

Let’s just get the obvious out of the way and ask ourselves if Tony Hawk “accidentally” Tweeted a picture of a T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus? The answer? We tend to think not. In fact, we’re almost sure of it considering the imagine contained within his tweet. Now, we’ll back up for a sec and admit that Tony Hawk has always been a friend to T-Mobile and even lent his name to a Sidekick back in the day. As we come back to present time, we ask if T-Mobile loves Tony Hawk so much that they would give him access to an unreleased and unannounced handset? We just don’t think so. Stay with us and we’ll explain why.

The boys over at Androidandme surmise this is a Galaxy Nexus image we’re looking at since it’s the stock Android 4.0 data usage menu in the settings. Let us not forget that the international version of the Galaxy Nexus works just fine on T-Mobile. So the most likely reason for the picture? The data usage chart itself. Tony could have posted ANY picture of an unreleased Galaxy Nexus and he chooses this data chart a few days before the end of his usage cycle? We think that’s the reason for the pic and it’s likely he’s just super pleased with his data usage on T-Mobile. He’s also got a tethering app pictured at the bottom of the display so we’re betting this image is all about the data, and less about the phone.

So while anything is possible, I’d say getting your hopes up based on this image could lead to a disappointing future. We know that plenty of you would jump at a chance to buy the Galaxy Nexus subsidized on T-Mobile, but we don’t think this is evidence of that happening.

Androidandme via @tonyhawk

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  • BiGMERF

    I just want tmo to get it in case something god forbid happened to mine i can get theres in return under insurance..and not the sgs2

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, my biggest worry is the insurance thing… i mean when u buy insurance through toughcell or ensquared they cant give a solid answer on the replacement device if our gnex is broken or stolen and a replacement is needed…

      This would be wonderful, and give us unlocked imported buyers some peace of mind..

      But david is trying to dash our hopes :(((

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    Galaxy Note please

    • Anonymous

      I second this request. I really don’t want to have to go into a att store but I will.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         I bet you won’t.  If you go and post a video of you buying the Galaxy Note, I’ll give you some free Air.

        • Anonymous

          LOL

      • James

        whats all the rage with the galaxy note? its basically the 7 inch tab with a stylus except its 5 inches…
        its 2012…who needs a stylus/over sized 5 inch screen phone?
        plus touch wiz is ugly, i own a 7 inch samsung tab myself so don’t think im trolling or anything. I do believe there are better options..

        • Anonymous

          Um, anyone who wants to WRITE notes needs a stylus. 

          And it’s 2012, who needs an oversized 7 inch screen phone-without-a-phone troll.

        • James

          Even though I can use it as a phone..I don’t, it would be ridiculous. I use it as a tablet which makes more sense. If you want to write notes….either use a real tablet or your notebook.
          No need to get feisty… lol

        • AM Gone

          I will make this easy.  Poor vision and international business trips.  This will allow me to remove another item from of my briefcase.

    • AM Gone

      I second that vote

  • http://profiles.google.com/joefedewa Joe Fedewa

    C’mon David, Tony Hawk is on the bleeding edge of T-Mobile technology.

  • Anonymous

    David did you use my info for this post?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I didn’t, and it really wouldn’t be your info, it would be Phandroid’s!

      • Anonymous

        Ok. Just checking. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Noticing he’s also tethering. 

    My guess is he’s showing that hes over his 2gb limit, and who’s to say Tony doesn’t install custom roms?

    • Anonymous

      Oops, you noted he’s tethering. I need to read more clearly. 

    • Anonymous

      I have a Galaxy Nexus so i am familiar with that bar. It does NOT mean he only has 2gb of data. If i open up data usage the factory setting for that bar is 2gb.

      • Anonymous

        Um, if you actually look at the picture, the bar itself says “2GB Warning” and the chart shows it’s over that. 

        • Anonymous

          Let me explain this in a more simple way… the data usage portion is not linked to your T-Mobile data usage. It means the factory limit like i mentioned is 2gb and he has used over 2gb of cell data but does not mean he is actually over his data limit. If you owned a Galaxy Nexus, you would understand.

        • Anonymous

          Or any device running ICS. Its a user-slide-able bar the user sets to warn themselves when they are nearing their carrier’s limit (if they care). Not a cap.  

        • Anonymous

          yeah, it is a user adjustable feature. it doesn’t pull info regarding your data cap from your provider. 

  • Anonymous

    I just noticed the eye, what a creep lol.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad you took that stance on this situation David because other sites are leaning more towards “OMG TONY HAWK HAS A T-MOBILE GALAXY NEXUS!!”

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Good Read and agreed David. 
    Also, Let me know when a GSM version with SD Card slot for Tmobile comes out.

  • BiGMERF

    you see in the upper right hand corner where it says “WIFI” ? Mines does not have that Hmmmmm. I just have the wifi signal image and whats the orange stuff to the right of that?

    • http://twitter.com/CactoesGel Dean Darkblue

       Mines? Run!

      • BiGMERF

        lol, gee i will try to be better. MINE

        • Anonymous

          I just figured it out. He has wifi data usage checked. Good eye though.

        • BiGMERF

          your right.. damm i was hoping it was some positive indication.. lol

        • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

          You’re….. sorry i had to lol

      • http://troyvit.myopenid.com/ tvit

        Noooo! Stand still, stand still!

    • LoganK

      From the Data Usage screen, hit the menu button and then select “Show Wi-Fi usage”

  • John Ong

    Even Tony Hawk doesn’t want to pay for the 5 gb “unlimited” data plan

  • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

    Yeah T-Mobile wouldn’t pay him to show how much their data throttling sucks.

    • Justamazing87

      Get a friend that works for t-mobile and get on their plan. No throttling for employees

  • Lazaro Casanova

    also he tweeted that pic while he was in London….it can just be he’s talking about Tmo UK which actually does carry the GNex

  • Izzybrexx

    I wanna get a unlocked g.n but insurance is the problem…where can I get insurance if I have the unlocked version …

    • Anonymous

      Nowhere. That is the only downside i am living with. It is a grey market phone.

      • Izzybrexx

        Yea I figured that…my g2x has Alzheimers disease, so u could imagine the b.s I’m dealing with…

        • Woot

          my g2x has cyanogen and is awesome :)

          cant wait for ICS

        • Anonymous

          Hey bro, do not listen to that fool who does not even own a Galaxy Nexus. I will provide a link to the thread from xda or you can search it and you will see there is nobody offering insurance for the GSM variety right now.

      • Anonymous

        Wrong. Asurion. They cover the GN, just like they have covered my N1 since launch. Their literature is slow to update so you have to call. 

        • Anonymous

          No, you are the one who is wrong. I and many other people from xda have called them. Do they cover the Galaxy Nexus? Yes. However, it is not the imported grey market Galaxy Nexus. Try a claim, tell me what they offer you… Hint: It will not be anything. I appreciate the effort but the only company that was even close to considering it was Ensquared who has now also denied insurance on the phone.

        • Anonymous

          Izzybrexx said they wanted an unlocked GN but was concerned about insurance, as in: geting insurance on an unlocked/non-contract device. Now if you bought your phone outside the country, then yea I wouldn’t expect them to cover it, but that’s not what Izzybrexx asked. I’m sorry you you were misinformed, but a Galaxy Nexus purchased from a US retailer CAN be insured by Asurion. 

        • Anonymous

          Okay. You can be the to pay if something happens to their Galaxy Nexus for spreading misinformation. I have made enough phone calls about this. Seriously, you need to do your homework. Asurion does not insure grey market devices…

        • Anonymous

          Again you are arguing a point I did not make. I am not arguing that Asurion insures “grey market” devices, I agree that they do not. I am not talking about “grey market” devices, I am talking about US devices. Asurion covers the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in GSM and CDMA for if acquired in the US. Asurion will not cover phones of any sorts purchased internationally. You need to listen better.

        • Anonymous

          Again, you are incorrect! The GSM Galaxy Nexus is considered grey market no matter where you purchase it from. You need to research better. I am done discussing this with someone who thinks they know. I have made the phone calls. I have sent the emails… anyone who wants to follow what you say can do so at their own discretion. End of story.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t need to research. I’ve seen it, touch it, worked on it. You have no clue who I am or what I do. You enjoy your assumptions, have good evening

        • Anonymous

          Well you are clearly someone who doesn’t own it. I do… So all your points here are officially moot. Btw, that whole “you don’t know who i am” thing has probably never frightened anyone in the history of mankind. Lol. So yeah, i will have a great evening on my Galaxy Nexus. You do the same on your old N1.

        • Guest911

          He is not trying to frighten you. Yeeeesh. Jonny, you gotta learn to read dude.

        • Anonymous

          You are an idiot, please stop speading false b.s. Asurion will only cover a device that was sold to you from the wireless carrier you pay your monthly premium to, you say they covered the nexus one, I say you are full of crap because I found myself in that situation. People ignor this kid, he knows nothing.

        • Anonymous

          I was reading and there are some confusion from both partys. What jay is saying is the Gnex can be ensured if bought from another carrier if the person and is used in the states since it is a GSM version. What jonathan is saying the GSM version can work on T-Mobile because its Pentaband. It is not sold by T-Mobile so you CAN NOT get ensured on a phone a company doesn’t have. If this doesn’t make things clear just drop the subject and move on

        • Justamazing87

          Lies…. Asurion will cover all devices I phones included. The device u will get back will be different. If tmobile doesn’t carry that device. If you don’t believe it bring your galaxy nexus to Pittsburgh so I can make a few bucks off ur insurance

    • Chaim

      I have a European Galaxy Nexus and theT-mobile rep told me my insurance will cover whatever phone I use including the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        Make a claim. See if they will give you another Galaxy Nexus… they won’t.

  • Anonymous

    you also can’t see the phone really either. it could be that he modded his phone with a ICS ROM as well. Just a thought LoL

  • http://j.mp/slayerXcore Josh K (SlayerXcore)

    thats not a tethering app but rather the native 4.0 usb or wifi tethering 

  • Anonymous

    The TMobile-compatible one exists. I know this because the guy I sit next to in class works for Google, has the TMobile one, on TMobile.  

    • Lazaro Casanova

      you mean it’s actually branded with t-mobile? or is it just an international unlocked gsm Gnex on Tmobile?

      • Anonymous

        It’s not “branded” with TMobile or any other carrier if it’s a Nexus device. “Branded” means another manufacture made it for you to slap your name and/or logos all over it, like the TMobile G-Slate, or the TMobile MyTouch. And its not international if he got it from work (US employee from his US employer). They just launched overseas first. 

        • Poops

          Have you even seen the Verizon nexus with the Verizon logo on the back?

        • Anonymous

          This guy does not even own a Galaxy Nexus and is spreading crap all over this page. Just ignore him. He was spreading bs about Asurion covering the Galaxy Nexus… they do, but not imported ones ala GSM!

        • kresk

          I think the Verizon galaxy nexus has a Verizon logo on the back cover.

        • Anonymous

          That’s not branded, that’s a logo on a battery cover.

        • Bobbyb

          You are apparently defining the word “branded” however you want to..

        • Anonymous

          No sir, I just uunderstand english: Brand – verb – Assign a brand name to. The promotion of a particular product or company by means of advertising and distinctive design. (look it up) Last I check it’s the “Galaxy Nexus BY Samsung FROM Verizon” not the “Verizon Galaxy Nexus” or “Galaxy Nexus BY Verizon”

        • Bobbyb

          Is Verizon not promoting themselves by putting their name on the back? Are they not advertising their name by stamping it on there? Are they not giving some illusion to the quality of the product or that you are getting not just a phone but a “Verizon” phone and that you will be getting the utmost quality because of that fact? That, to me, is branding. Define it how you like. Good day to you sir.

        • Andrew Singleton

          in any other industry, you’d be correct. branded typically refers to the carriers name being printed on the phone. we all know who makes what phone, branding helps us know the carrier.

        • Anonymous

          im sorry but you don’t know what you are talking about. The verizon gnex is a ‘verizon’ ‘branded’ phone. you might wanna know what you are talking about before you make a fool of yourself.

        • jayemko@imadouche.com

           You might understand “English” but you don’t understand “marketing” and that “branding ” and “marketing” go hand-in-hand.  The Verizon Wireless Nexus is “branded”.

        • Lazaro Casanova

          Ah ok…I meant if it had t-mobile printed anywhere on it. I was asking because right now as it is the international Gnex is compatible with Tmobile but you’ll be paying for unsubsidized pricing. So I assumed if it had tmobile on the back cover that would be a good sign for an official release from tmobile. That and also I believe if tmobile were to carry it for US they would get a new radio that supported the full 42mbps HSPA+. I believe the current unlocked international Gnex will only pull 21mpbs HSPA+ on AWS bands.

    • Anonymous

      Really buddy? It exists… we had no idea there was a GSM version that worked on T-Mobile. You are a clown.

  • Izzybrexx

    Wheres the best place I can purchase a g.n that I can insure in the USA then…asurion?..

    • Anonymous

      You can have insurance on your t-mobile line… you will not get a galaxy nexus back though should the worst happen. Guess what asurion who did not cover the nexus s offered me… a vibrant.

      • Izzybrexx

        OK now I fully understand ..thanks Bro…so pretty much use with caution … 24/7

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. I just thought you should be well-informed on the reality of the matter. It is a great device to own. I have never enjoyed any phone so much! And i had a gs2 before buying this phone.

  • Anonymous

    I said “TMobile-compatible” not “TMobile-branded.” You really don’t listen well. And a Google employee isn’t going to jeopardize his NDA on a forum troll, so of course he told you no. Mine doesn’t cover phones, so: it’s real. Have a nice day.

    • Anonymous

      Dude your information sucks. So i guess my Galaxy Nexus is a T-Mobile one because i am using it with them. Lol. Next!

    • Guest911

      Jay, ignore these fools. They barely are bright enough to spell their names.

  • Rsalina1987

    Its probably the unlocked GSM one which is PENTABAND! Works on T-Mobile 21 hspa mbps network! I say this because I actually own one.

  • Anonymous

    One thing everyone seems to be overlooking is that Tony Hawk is RICH.  I mean, I love T-Mobile too, but if I had an unlimited supply of funds and I REALLY wanted a Galaxy Nexus, wouldn’t I just buy the Verizon version?  Breaking contracts and such is nothing to the ultra wealthy.  All these celebs have lines with multiple wireless providers anyway.  I haven’t followed Tony Hawk to see if he is a geeky android enthusiast, but it seems like it’s an awful lot of trouble to import a GSM galaxy nexus just to use on T-Mobile when he could just buy a Verizon one.  Does the extraordinary wealthy Tony Hawk really care if he’s billed data overages?  Really? 

    Also I remember reading somewhere a lot of tech companies like to do ‘controlled leaks’ so they can build up anticipation and buzz leading up to an official press release.  Obviously with T-Mobile’s big sale on Saturday it would not be in their best interest to announce a new super phone coming out on the horizon.  Who knows, maybe this is one of those ‘controlled leaks’ from either Samsung or T-Mobile.  That would be cool.

    A lot of other blogs keep reporting that they have ‘inside sources’ that a T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus is on the way, I wonder how legit those sources are?

    • Guest

      Why would he preface this pic with “I love T-Mobile”, then?

      • now_onTMO

         someone here mentioned that this was tweeted while tony was in europe,,, probably tmo gave him a free galaxy nexus..

    • Frank Jacobs

      On the other hand, he’s wealthy and would not have to think twice about spending $700-800 ordering a euro one online like many people have done.

  • John Voss

    sorry if this is not the place to post this… I am trying to decide between the GN and the SGIIs or wait for the blaze all on Tmob.  All of this will be at full retail.  Anybody that has owned both SGIIs and GN-can they comment on performance, screen, etc.  My main reason for upgrade is the processor as my beloved motorola defy chokes on my large contact list when I also have pandora and a couple of business apps running.  If this is not the place to seek this info, I would appreciate if someone can direct me.  Cheers.

    JV
    Miami FL

    • http://twitter.com/CactoesGel Dean Darkblue

       If by GN you mean Galaxy Note, then yes definitely go for it! = )

      • lion heart

        unless his got at&t he can get a galaxy note, but i dont think it works with t-mobiles 3g does it?

        • lion heart

          unless he wants to use on 2g of course!

        • John Voss

          sorry meant galaxy nexus.

  • Enoel69

    Who out there has a doubt that the GNex wouldn’t come to the original home of the Nexus? It is just matter of how soon..and i hope they get the rumored revamped GNex with the Ti OMAP 4470 chip, 8Mpx cam, 32GB internal storage and hopefully a bigger battery 2200mAh or more. Have a 16GB GNex now but will upgrade to an improved GNex or maybe the Sammy GS3 or one of the upcoming HTC killer devices…Edge or Zeta

  • E Hugus

    Galaxy Nexus would be a great phone to add to T-Mobile’s line up. I have one and just added Chrome Beta. Beautiful!

  • Sitnlow

    How do you know its not a Nexus S?

    • Anonymous

      His net worth is about 120 million. 

  • guest

    It looks likes a samsung sidekick, the way the menu button is slanted .. thats how the sk 4g looks … just say

  • http://www.facebook.com/Luger718 Christian Lopez

    sucks that it takes so long for carriers to get phones and its damn expensive to buy GSM versions and even then your not guaranteed full data speeds or compatibility….if only tmobile could get their hands on the HTC Endeavor coming out on day 1 id be on that ASAP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003213173975 Tulio M. Mesa

    So to clear things up, the international version of the GNs works on Tmobiles 4G?

    • GNAndroid

       Yes.  I’m currently using one that I purchased off of Amazon and it works great.  I usually get about 5-6 Mbps download and 1.5-2 Mbps upload.  Good reception and overall a really good phone.

  • http://de-kart.com Wagonist

    Tony Hawk sure is a data hog! I mean 3.68GB in 18 days is God damn impressive!

  • Anonymous

    Calm down, it wasn’t my intention to be funny.