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.