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Verizon Galaxy Nexus reaches end of life

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

The Nexus 4 is the latest smart phone from Google and LG which provides the vanilla Android experience, just the way Google intended. But if you have been planning on buying one, you would know that almost all the wireless carriers, most retailers, and even Google, are out of stock of the smart phone. So the next best smart phone after the Nexus 4 has been the Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, if you want the vanilla Android experience.

So there are a lot of people even today who want to buy a Galaxy Nexus. And of course, the Big Red will be the wireless carrier of choice for most people. And therefore, people would want to buy a Galaxy Nexus from the Big Red. But unfortunately, the smart phone has reached the end of life with Verizon. This means that the Big Red will be taking the smart phone off its offering very soon. So if you are still planning on buying it, you will not be able to go through with your plan.

The wireless carrier started selling the Galaxy Nexus by the end of 2011, late 2011 to be more precise. The release was pretty delayed actually and Verizon fans had been waiting for the sales to start. So when the smart phone became available. Android Authority writes:

We have no idea how many Galaxy Nexus units Verizon sold to date, although we do know the number is not comparable with other Android more popular devices and that it’s minuscule when pitted against iPhone sales, at least according to Samsung.

Also, the Big Red had not been very timely and prompt about the updates for the smart phone. People hooked up to a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon had to wait a long time to get the new Android operating system updates. But now, all this doesn’t matter as the smart phone is going off the list. So, which is the next smart phone that you will be buying?

Source: Android Authority


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  1. I have been using my Galaxy Nexus for a while now. I’m really sad to see it being discontinued, it’s a great phone. My plan is to either go with the Nexus 4 as soon as it’s finally back in stock or to get the Motorola X-Phone should it be real and if I’m still unable to get a Nexus 4. I’ll be ditching the Big Red and going with Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone pre-payed plan. I want to own my phone, I want my updates to be out of the carrier’s hands, and I want the phone plan to be on my terms not theirs.

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