It looks like the hopes of a stateside November release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are fading fast.
Samsung has confirmed to Business Insider that the Galaxy Nexus will not launch until December on the Verizon network. The specific day in December as well as the exact pricing were not revealed during that confirmation.
When the Galaxy Nexus was announced back in October, initial statements indicated that the plan was a November launch for the first Google phone to come installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The unlocked GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus just launched in the UK on November 17th.
The Samsung and Google Nexus Twitter feeds, which have been actively discussing the Galaxy Nexus, are both quiet on the topic of the U.S. release date.
Since Samsung has confirmed December as the release date, the rumor we reported on Monday still has legs. Leaked images reportedly coming from marketing spreadsheets indicated that the Galaxy Nexus would be launching on December 8th in the States.
Many potential customers have expressed frustration with the U.S. launch situation, and to some this feels like a “push back” of the date, even though an official release date has never actually been set.
Samsung has just released an advertisement for the Galaxy S II that slams Apple fanboys by showing a group waiting in line for hours to buy the newest iPhone. Ironically, it seems, they are promoting this ad on Twitter using the hashtag #stopwaiting. Check it out below – maybe it will give you a chuckle.