Verizon Galaxy Nexus Info Poster Emerges

Today, our friends over at Phandroid got their hands on a new Poster-like info sheet for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Thoughts are that maybe this could be some form of marketing for in-store use or possibly even a specs reminder for Verizon employees. Nothing new is to be gained from this leak other than maybe seeing a launch next week isn’t completely out of the question.

Galaxy Nexus Website Adds Commercial and Walkthrough Videos

Now that the Galaxy nexus is available in some parts of the world, Samsung has updated their product page revealing the US spec sheet and new walkthrough videos. As if to torture us US folks that have already great anticipation, Sammy’s new Galaxy Nexus website will surely get you even more excited for its release. The site is beautifully done and features even more videos yet unseen, even the GN’s official commercial.

As far as the specs go, the only piece of info we had yet to confirm until today is the stateside battery size. It is true that the device will pack a 100mAh larger battery than its international counterpart, bringing it up to 1850mAh. Unfortunately for the US that comes at a small price, but only the hipsters with skinny jeans need to fret. The Verizon GN will be just over a half a millimeter thicker than the device as it was originally announced.

One thing to mention is the fact that reports are showing that Verizon has some how muddled the vanilla Android theory by slipping in its Verizon Backup Assistant and My Verizon Mobile. What gives Big Red? You can’t leave well enough alone? On top of adding the Verizon logo to the back of the device, it seems they are really trying to ruin what should be a additive free experience.

With all that being said, all we really don’t know about the new Galaxy Nexus is when the hell we can actually get our hands on the thing. This has got to be one of the most, if not the most, anticipated device launches in Android history. At this point I plan to camp out at my local Verizon store the night before its release :-D. Jump past the break to check out the commercial to appreciate how Samsung chose a more subtle approach to marketing (cough*Droid Razr* cough), and let us know what you think. It sure makes me wish I was chuckling with a buddy after using Android Beam! Read more

Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus Device A Little Thicker Than The GSM Version

Surprise surprise, it turns out that the US LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is going to be slightly thicker than its GSM version overseas.  What did you all expect with LTE radios on board?  Frankly, I’m surprised it’s not even thicker.  Via their website, Google posted the full specs of the Verizon bound Galaxy Nexus and it turns out that the handset will come in at 9.47 mm thick while the GSM version touts a thinness of 8.94 mm.  Is a .53 mm delta all that noticeable?  I sure hope not.  Just to compare against other high-end models, the Droid Bionic is 10.16 mm, the Droid Razr at only a mere 7.1 mm and the HTC Rezound a whopping 13.7 mm thick.  So in keeping things in perspective, it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for anyone and you shouldn’t notice that much of a difference from its GSM counterpart.  Other than that, the only other note worthy spec is its battery.  Vz’s version will house an 1850 mAh battery, which is generous by our standards.  We’ll take the slight increase considering how power hungry LTE radios can be.  So, in light of this info, are you still going to purchase one?  Feel free to leave a comment or two below.

[via Google]

Verizon Begins Testing Gingerbread On The Samsung Fascinate? (Build EH03)

Pic courtesy of Droid Life

Well, Samsung and Verizon might be a tad late to the party as it’s just been leaked that field testing Gingerbread for the Samsung Fascinate is in the works.  News travels on the heels long after Ice Cream Sandwich has been introduced.  But then again, what did you expect?  The original Galaxy S devices in the US barely received Froyo 2.2 when Gingerbread was already out 6-8 months.  Here’s to the continued hope that Samsung and carriers can begin releasing updates in a “timely” manner.  Nothing would be more effective than combining sexy awesome hardware with the latest version of an operating system.  Don’t ruin it Sammy!  Alright now that the rant is over, back to the news.  As stated, a reliable source made it known to our friends over at Droid Life that the long awaited Samsung Fascinate would be eventually joining the Gingerbread party.  The build number is “EH03” and we’re hoping that we’ll be able to see the build successfully functioning on devices shortly.  There’s always the off chance that this build could fail during testing and another could be deployed in its place, so cross your fingers but don’t hold your breath.

[via Droid Life]

Verizon Adds 14 New 4G LTE Markets and Will Expand in 4 Others

It appears that Verizon is pushing towards its goal of a country wide 4G network by 2013 by adding 14 new markets tomorrow and expanding service in 4 others.

The New Markets are:

  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Starkville, Miss.
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Springfield/Branson, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Orange County, N.Y.
  • Greater Providence, R.I.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.

Markets that are expanding include:

  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.

So those with 4G LTE phones in those areas, it looks like your wait for blazing fast speeds is almost over. For those in the expansion areas, your coverage is about to get better.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus With LTE On Board Passes Through The FCC

Verizon customers, your day is coming very soon.  A Galaxy Nexus device has been spotted gracefully being passed through the hands of the FCC with LTE on board for all of your 4G pleasures.  With any luck, Verizon may make an announcement of the device in a matter of days.  With so many rumors of the device possibly being launched late Nov or early Dec, there’s still no real definitive launch date for the device.  So be patient, and don’t worry, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for this info and you’ll be the first to know about it when it breaks.  In the meantime, check out where they stashed the LTE radio and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

[via FCC]

Motorola Working On Droid Bionic “Project”, Needs Your Help Testing It

According to Motorola, “soak testing” is a thing of the past, as the company will now be using the nomenclature “project”.  In any event, we all know what it means, an update is in the works and we’ll take that with whatever name you want to give it.  Motorola seems to be on par with addressing the massive bug list we mentioned earlier this month affecting the Droid Bionic’s performance among other things.  At the beginning of November we mentioned the update was about 30-60 days out and so far we’re about 15 days in.  With any luck, Moto will nip this thing in the bud over the next 15 days and then roll it out to the masses.  Check out the email below regarding the entire update.   Read more

Verizon Extends Return Policy For The Holidays

If you are planing on buying a phone from Verizon Wireless, you have a little extra something to be happy about. That is if you buy it between today and December 28th. They are giving you until January 9th, 2012 to return it, as a holiday offer to you. This only covers phones so don’t get your hopes up for tablets or accessories to be included in the deal.

Verizon’s usual return policy is within 14 days of purchase, so this gives you a little longer time frame to really get to know your phone. There is still the usual $35 restocking fee that goes along with returning the device, but this is a good deal for the Christmas shopper. Check out the source for all of the details pertaining to Verizon’s return policy. I wonder if anyone will return the Galaxy Nexus? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

[Source Verizon Wireless]

Rumor Mill Churns Bad News For Galaxy Nexus Release

The rumor mill fired up early today when noted Verizon insider @P3droid tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus may be delayed past its expected November 21st launch date and pushed to December. Soon after, others interposed similar statements, attributing the bad news to Verizon’s want for more testing and working out some minor bugs. If you believe everything you hear out of the rumor mill, this is very bad news indeed. This next round of testing is said to end on November 19th, so while hope may not be completely lost on a November launch, we should probably ready ourselves for a few more weeks before we get our hands on the new Nexus.

[via droidlife]

[Leak] US Galaxy Nexus to Carry a Larger Battery?

We know that the Galaxy Nexus will see the light of European day on November 17th. We also know that the Euro version will be shipped with a 1750mAh battery which has some of us stateside 4G LTE users a bit worried. Reports have been suggesting that the U.S. version may actually ship with a larger battery and said rumor has been up for debate until now. The leaked image of an internal document shows that in fact the GN will ship with a bigger power-plant, 100mAh bigger to be exact.

If you look at the image above, you will notice that the “in box” line shows that the device will come equipped with a 1850mAh standard battery, a welcomed change if you ask me. Further down the list you can notice a couple things we have already seen pictures of, and a couple items we haven’t. Also on the list is a $60 HDMI portrait-style desktop dock (picture after break) and a vehicle mount. It’s great to know that while not having an HDMI out on the device, you can still get media from the phone to the big screen. And I am curious to see this vehicle mount, I am hoping it will utilize the Nexus’ three pin connection located on the side of the device. We have yet to receive confirmation on why Sammy added that option.

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