Galaxy Nexus Release Date: November 21st, Online Only?

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Today, one much-anticipated Android phone is hitting the shelves - the Droid RAZR. But some people are still holding out for the Ice Cream Sandwich-loaded brand new offering from Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus.

The release date has been officially announced for the folks in the UK. Users overseas will be able to get their hands on the device on Thursday, November 17th. But everyone here in the U.S. is still waiting for Samsung to give them a date. While Samsung has yet to peg an official launch day, Droid Life has gotten a hold of a leaked Verizon roadmap of release dates. And what do you know, the Galaxy Nexus is on the list.

According to the document, it will hit the shelves on November 21st in the States.

Maybe just the virtual shelves, however.

The roadmap puts the 11/21 release as a web only event. As Droid Life points out, this wouldn't be entirely out of character - the original Nexus One went live in a similar fashion. But the 21st falls on a Monday which would be a little strange in terms of history.

In terms of general timing, the 21st makes sense. It is the during the week of Thanksgiving and that shopping day to rule all shopping days - Black Friday. Check out the list for some other product releases:

Like I said before, Samsung is still silent on an official release date. When asked about the U.S. launch on Twitter recently, here's what they had to say:

@metalcated #GALAXYNexus for sure! We will post an announcement when the release date is confirmed. Thanks for your support and patience. 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Do you plan on making the Galaxy Nexus your next phone? Let us know in the comments.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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