Galaxy Nexus Starts Reaching End-Of-Life Status

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It was bound to happen sooner or later: now one year since Google first announced the Galaxy Nexus, and with signs of at least one new Nexus handset on the horizon, the venerable Galaxy Nexus is getting ready to finally hang up its hat, upon word of the phone being marked for end-of-life by one carrier, with more likely to follow.

While Europe was first to get its hands on the Galaxy Nexus, Canada wasn’t far behind, and Bell introduced the handset there on December 8 of last year. Now a leak from Bell’s computer system shows that the GNex has reached EOL status, effective as of yesterday. That means the carrier will continue to sell what units it has on hand, but has no plans to get any more.

With word of a Google event schedule for October 29, when we’ll presumably get the official word on LG’s so-called Nexus 4, if not additional Nexus handsets from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Sony, it shouldn’t be long now before a new Nexus arrives to take the place of the Galaxy Nexus.

The Galaxy Nexus had a pretty good run, as evidenced by it continuing to emerge on new carriers even months and months after it initially launched; customers just couldn’t get enough of it. We’ll be sad to see it start fading into the background, but at the same time we’re wildly excited for the next chapter in the Nexus story.

Source: Mobile Syrup

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