Samsung responds about Verizon exclusive on the Galaxy Nexus


Now that everyone has finally seen the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the next question is who will get it first and when will other carriers here in the US see the Galaxy Nexus. We’ve heard rumors for a few months now that Verizon will be the exclusive carrier of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — at least at first. Over on Samsung’s Facebook page we might have some confirmation regarding that.

Thanks to a friendly Android Community reader we have a reply right from a Samsung employee over on Facebook when asked about the exclusive launch by Verizon. He asked what carriers would receive the Nexus, and if Verizon would be the only one. This isn’t technically new but having a little confirmation is nice. Samsung replied

Verizon will be offering the Galaxy Nexus with the initial release. Other carriers may support this device in the near future.”

So, that basically confirms that Verizon will get the exclusive — that and we saw the Verizon 4G LTE branded Galaxy Nexus this morning that also points to the same direction. The only part I don’t like is she says other carriers “may” support this device in the near future. We can look at this two ways — one being that they may or may not, and two being she mentions near future. That could very well mean we’ll also see the Galaxy Nexus on other carriers in the very near future and sometime here soon.
Either way we should be hearing more from many carriers in the coming weeks as the Galaxy Nexus news continues to get larger. We’ll see Verizon launch first, most likely November 10th, and hopefully others will follow very soon. I hope so at least. — Thanks Matt
In case you missed them, here are our two hands-on videos with the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich


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