Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich delayed?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich delayed?You know when something sounds too good to be true? Yup. Probably is.

Google and Samsung's promise that the Galaxy Nexus would hit on November 17th is a case in point. Because it looks like it'll be month twelve before any of us get our mitts on it.

This isn't based on a comment from Google, which has remained hush on the subject, but on some work from the chaps and chapesses over at Recombu who've been monitoring various sites and have noticed that release dates have slipped.

Amazon now says the Galaxy Nexus will launch on December 2nd whilst Expansys claims it'll land the day before and Clove is still quoting November 17th - the original launch date.

If the Galaxy Nexus has indeed been pushed back then we dread to think what this means for current Android owners who were hoping to update to Ice Cream Sandwich before Christmas. This is because there will be a period of at least a few weeks after the phone is launched where it has exclusivity on the new OS before it's rolled out to the likes of us.

Interestingly, Phones4U is ramping up its adverts for the Galaxy Nexus with London's Underground network currently plastered in adverts for the elusive young Droid. Perhaps they know something we don't...

Or maybe we know something they don't. Our money's on the latter.

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Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 19:57

Cough.

Been confirmed to be false and its defo coming on the 17th.

Pocket lint asked samsung...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 20:01

I really don't care when the SGN comes out, it'll be an overpriced disappointment on the hardware front, but I want ICS, badly :p. So I indirectly hope the SGN does come out next week.

Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 20:20

I just hope it helps to cause the note to become a niche phone.... it sounds like its been a pretty decent phone for geeks..

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 20:29

Sorry, I don't get which phone has been a good phone for geeks, the Note or the SGN?

Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 20:42

the note u numpty :p

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 20:45

It won't sell in numbers anything like the S2 did but on the other hand, I seriously doubt it'll flop to the extent you'll be able to pick one up for £15pm by Feb :p.

Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:00

Matt... im trying to work out... is it optimism or pessimism im trying to send out :D optimistic that it will be down... pessimistic that it will fail slightly :D

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:03

Well you're being optimistic for your personal situation, but pessimistic for the future of the Galaxy Note, I think :p.

Would you really want a phone that's SO big for 2 years? Would the novelty not wear off and the size become annoying?

bettsy  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:17

Phones4U have an exclusive on it from the 17th November till the beginning of December (hence the dates of the 2nd from Amazon).

Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:21

could say the same thing about a 4.3" phone or a 4.7" phone... or a 4.65" phone lol

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:22

Well...actually...they're all considerably smaller ;). You'd look a total tool using the Note to actually make a phone call.

Treab  Nov. 11, 2011 at 21:34

could be worse i could be lawyer :p

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