Google Play Store Now Lists Galaxy Nexus As “Coming Soon”

As noted by The Verge this evening, the Galaxy Nexus is now listed as “Coming Soon” in the Google Play store. Before we rush to conclusions, it’s possible one of three scenarios is playing out:

  • Google is updating boxed handsets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Obeying the preliminary injunction halting sales
  • Applying a software patch to avoid the ban

It’s also possible they just ran out of handsets thanks to a whole bunch of sales post-Google I/O and early adopters eager to get a taste of Jelly Bean goodness. Whatever the reason is, you can’t buy a Galaxy Nexus from Google Play now. Stay tuned as this one continues to play out.

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  • smithgo

    i hate apple for this what a loosers

  • Tuckaaaa

    Thank god I ordered mine… Delivers July 5th. :)

    • Kitpogi

      lucky!

    • m4ff3w

      I ordered mine last Friday and got it today.  :)  Already flashed Jelly Bean.

      • Djuarez610

        i ordered mine monday. Hope i get it soon. :)

  • Sanman202

    Every time I unlock the screen on my brand new Nexus that I got before the cutoff, I will pay tribute to Apple. They sold so many of these devices already, like stopping it is going to hurt Google/Samsung. Samsung is selling record numbers with the GS3. Apple, get a life!

  • Sanman202

    By the way Apples, The Gnex is a wonderful device. Thanks for all of the so called patents Samsung/Google took from you. You know that you are falling behind on technology and the only recourse is to go after people that are now successful. You only want to see yourself as that, however that’s not how it is. You will be in the same place as you were with the PC. You didn’t branch out with other suppliers. Android has caught flack for being segmented, however it has put their operating system on many devices which has in turn put Apple behind. Keep being stingy and feel like everyone is taking your ideas while you fall behind. Good luck!

    • Cybersedan

      Very well said, to all the idiots that used to laugh at every other Android phone saying wow so this is the new iPhone killer. No fool it was just another soldier in an army of Android phones that eventually combined to dethrone the iOS ecosystem as #1.

      CrApple sees the writing on the wall, they are making these desperate moves to slow down the the inevitable repeat PC vs MAC storyline. There’s a saying, “a drowning man will grab st a straw”, Apple is grabbing straws!

      • cellularcrazy09

        Please. Apple isn’t drowning. Rim is drowning. I think its funny that you think that apple is making a last ditch effort to stop android altogether because they can’t innovate. Apple will still continue to make great products whether you like them or not and they will still sell like hotcakes.  That is the underlying fact that makes you mad.  You can’t wrap your small, narrow-minded view around the fact that people like other things than you.  The numbers say that both Apple and Android are gaining in market share.  Neither are losing.

        Are these patent wars ridiculous? Yes. Do I think Apple is evil. No. Apple sees some advantage by taking these manufacturers to court.  Its just business.  You don’t think HTC or Samsung would sue them back?  Of course they would and have!  I think its stupid that people that have no legal background or knowledge of the patent system like to comment on these blogs like they know something.

        • Sanman202

          I don’t think specific posts are talking about how the patent laws work. I can go to my cousin for that information. It’s about what’s on the surface. What’s on the surface to the average consumer? It’s the view of Apple going after many phone mfgs for patent infringements. How can this make Apple look? Maybe a little concerned for the uprising of Android and also a little sour because of the progress of the competition. It’s poor timing to do this with Samsung and yes other companies are doing the same to each other. It’s the lay of the land in this industry and others alike. With Jobs out of the picture one would wonder how the Apple fans are feeling. Do they think the company will remain as strong without Jobs at the helm. Cook as lots on his plate and the next generation Iphone better be nothing short of spectacular. 

          Are these things Apple mentions all true? Who truly knows aside from Apple and the company they are going after. Rim, is not even worth a discussion as they are way off track and would not surprise me if they need some kind of merger bailout at some point. 

      • cellularcrazy09

        Please. Apple isn’t drowning. Rim is drowning. I think its funny that you think that apple is making a last ditch effort to stop android altogether because they can’t innovate. Apple will still continue to make great products whether you like them or not and they will still sell like hotcakes.  That is the underlying fact that makes you mad.  You can’t wrap your small, narrow-minded view around the fact that people like other things than you.  The numbers say that both Apple and Android are gaining in market share.  Neither are losing.

        Are these patent wars ridiculous? Yes. Do I think Apple is evil. No. Apple sees some advantage by taking these manufacturers to court.  Its just business.  You don’t think HTC or Samsung would sue them back?  Of course they would and have!  I think its stupid that people that have no legal background or knowledge of the patent system like to comment on these blogs like they know something.

  • Kitpogi

    SCREW iCRAP!…. can’t handle competition ey?

  • Steve

    As soon I saw The Verge post this story I knew it was going to show up here too. 

  • Kitpogi

    what’s next? Apple is going to attempt to stop sales on the Nexus 7 Tablet as well?

    • 21stNow

      Hey! Don’t give Apple any more ideas…

    • 21stNow

      Hey! Don’t give Apple any more ideas…

  • Adadas8787

    I love my Gnex, powerful, flexible, totally customizable and always at the bleeding edge of Android! Even the 2-year old Nexus S will still get Jelly Bean at least 6 months before the GSIII, GSII, OneX, V, etc! That means Google will still update my Gnex at least 1-2 years from now!

  • Dave Mallari

    at least this’ll give me the reason to buy the GSIII instead

    • None

      I though the GSIIIs ere held in customs too?  Can someone break down which models are on the injunction list these days.  It is several .

    • None

      I though the GSIIIs ere held in customs too?  Can someone break down which models are on the injunction list these days.  It is several .

  • s10shane

    UPDATE 2: Google says that the Galaxy Nexus will start shipping out again next week. While Google wouldn’t say exactly why sales have stopped for now, it did confirm that devices that are sent out next week will have Android 4.1. found this on phonedog 
    http://www.phonedog.com/2012/07/03/samsung-s-request-to-stay-galaxy-nexus-injunction-denied-by-judge/

  • jezter

    I ordered mine on Tuesday at 2:05PM Pacific time and got shipping notification at 11:05PM. Awesome, can’t wait for it to get here.

  • IRIE4IPIER

    Damn. And I just sold my GS2 today so I can buy this. Oh well, might just go with the GS3.

  • IRIE4IPIER

    I would say its due to google updating the devices to ship with jellybean.

  • Ps4eva
  • Todd

    Maybe it is the post-I/O sales. I called yesterday to ask a pre-sales question and waited on hold for 40 minutes.

  • NexusO

    Samsung should cut all ties with apple and stop supplying them with components to build the iPhone. I really like Apple products, but really dislike the company these days.

    • Dumbazz

      Just because you hate Apple doesn’t change the FACT that a judge found in favor for Apple.

      • NexusO

        Your point is….

  • DRO1D

    SAMSUNG better pull out all the stops and just gut Apple like the pig it really is. Cut all ties and aim to crush them. HATE! HATE! HATE!

    • Dumbazz

      Won’t happen. They do the panels for the iPhone. If anything Apple would stop using Samsung.

      • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

        Samsung doesn’t need apple. They are the better company, regardless of what people see.

        • Aneesh Luthra

          Yep, better, the company that has been copying everybody since, almost forever. Do a little search for it, you will see what I am talking about. They don’t just copy Apple, since early on they have been making copies of everybody’s products. The original Motorola Razr, they made a copy of it, and called it “The Blade”. They even admitted to copying. And as for they not supplying Apple parts, well, they make almost as much money from supplying parts as they do from making their own phones. They stop supplying Apple won’t suddenly stop apple, they will just switch to a different company, and Samsung will lose half their money. And If you think Samsung is the better company, well If you ever make anything significant in your life I hope somebody steals it and puts their name on it, and we will all love the thief, lets see how you feel after that.

      • NexusO

        Anyone else see a troll here
        ?

      • NexusO

        Anyone else see a troll here
        ?

  • http://profiles.google.com/fjbmobile Fred Beiderbecke

    Got in under the wire, mine is being delivered tomorrow.

  • Dumbazz

    That would be sweet if they again drop the price!!
    So excited about November and the possibility of more phones that can be used on T-Mobile sold via play store!
    Contact fee baby!! Lower monthly bill!

  • Dumbazz

    Maybe Google should show some balls and stop violating Apple patents and take responsibility for Android instead of letting the manufacturers hang out to dry.
    There are 2 sides to this and Google isn’t innocent by any means.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    Glad I have one already, its a great device. Very sleek and all stock. About to order me a Nexus 7 too, don’t want the phone to be lonely lol.

  • Kppet2000

    anyone notice the $50 price drop?

  • None

    What other phone models are currently being barred due to patents.  I always hear about them but never hear anything when/if they are lifted (or worked around).
    Are GSIIIs still not getting in?

  • None

    What other phone models are currently being barred due to patents.  I always hear about them but never hear anything when/if they are lifted (or worked around).
    Are GSIIIs still not getting in?

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    shame .. like fighting in the sand pit at daycare.  grow up Apple.

  • badbob001

    Why is Apple going after a small fish such as the GNex? If standard Android is infringing Apple’s patent, then why not go after something big like the Samsung GS3? Or do they not want to piss off all the carriers directly, which is the source of much of Apple’s income? So this is basically a warning slap for Google and Samsung.

  • badbob001

    Why is Apple going after a small fish such as the GNex? If standard Android is infringing Apple’s patent, then why not go after something big like the Samsung GS3? Or do they not want to piss off all the carriers directly, which is the source of much of Apple’s income? So this is basically a warning slap for Google and Samsung.

  • guest

    Is GSM Galaxy nexus radio on tmobile network as bad as everyone make it out to be?