Galaxy Nexus Hits FCC, More US Release Rumors


We’ve been playing the guessing-game for the past few weeks, looking through all the various rumors concerning the release plans for the Ice Cream Sandwich-running Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon LTE. Some of the dates we mentioned as potentials for the phone’s release have really started creeping up on us, now. Before the phone could be released, though, there was one more missing piece that had to arrive; it’s done so now, thanks to the publication of the FCC certification paperwork for the smartphone.

There’s nothing really surprising in the phone’s documentation; it’s got the expected Verizon CDMA and LTE bands, as well as Bluetooth and WiFi. Samsung notes in a letter attached to the filing that the Galaxy Nexus will not arrive supporting VOLTE, apparently at the express request of Verizon.

Today also brings us a couple new tidbits to throw in the rumor mill. First off, an unconfirmed report posted to Reddit tells the story of a run-in with the daughter of a Samsung employee, supposedly with a Galaxy Nexus she was eager to show off. According to this hearsay, Verizon would start sales this Friday, November 18.

We’ve also got a new leak to look at, showing an order of 120,000 Galaxy Nexus handsets pending for Verizon. There’s no info there on when stores might hope to actually see the phones, so all it helps confirm is that we’re starting to get in the right ballpark.

Source: FCC, Reddit, Android Central

Via: VzBuzz 1, 2

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!