Report: More delays for US launch of Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus smartphone has already launched in the UK and is scheduled to go on sale in Canada on Thursday. However, US citizens are still waiting to hear when Samsung's latest smartphone will go on sale in the US. There were rumors that Verizon Wireless would finally launch the Galaxy Nexus in the US on Friday.

Now News.com is reporting via unnamed sources that Verizon stores have been told the US launch of the Galaxy Nexus has been delayed once again. No new launch date was given. Officially, a statement from Verizon Wireless says, "We haven't officially announced a launch date for the Galaxy Nexus."

When the smartphone does eventually go on sale, Verizon is expected to price the Galaxy Nexus at $299.99 with a two year contract. There have been some rumors that the US launch was delayed due to an issue with the smartphone's volume featues that was discovered when it launched in the UK a few weeks ago. That bug has now been fixed via a software update.

On Tuesday, Verizon issued a statement denying a previous rumor that it was blocking access to the Google Wallet service for its smartphones. The company did say that the feature had not been implemented but was "continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue."

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verizon/motorola just launched its new RAZR phone yesterday. I bet they are trying to sell a few of those before the nexus arrives and destroys it..

the420kid said,
verizon/motorola just launched its new RAZR phone yesterday. I bet they are trying to sell a few of those before the nexus arrives and destroys it..

Don't forget the rezound.

Are people really so excited about a phone that costs 30-40% more than Galaxy S II and - except the higher-res screen (build with PenTile technology) - has inferior hardware compared to it?I really hoped for something better but it seems another real Android king will be SGS 3.

tom5 said,
Are people really so excited about a phone that costs 30-40% more than Galaxy S II and - except the higher-res screen (build with PenTile technology) - has inferior hardware compared to it?I really hoped for something better but it seems another real Android king will be SGS 3.

I am super excited for this phone. Perhaps you need an education on certain things when it comes to Android. You say the hardware is inferior? Which part? Answer this question and I'll educate you.

This is like how Microsoft releases product; late and with release issues. I'm going to end up buying something else if they don't stop messing around.

thornz0 said,
This is like how Microsoft releases product; late and with release issues. I'm going to end up buying something else if they don't stop messing around.

You forgot to troll Apple.