The Wall Street Journal recently suggested that Google was about to go down the Apple route, with SIM free and unlocked devices available directly from its online store.
Well, Google has thrown a sexy curveball with the first smartphone to appear on the Devices section of Google Play. It’s crazy cheap.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus – SIM free, unlocked and unbranded – is available to consumers in the US for the insane-o price of $399. That’s around £250 in our money, and roughly half of the launch price.
As an added bonus, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is delivered with Google Wallet on board, and $10 of free credit. Can't argue with that.
However, the page is unavailable to customers outside the US, and there’s currently no Devices section on the UK Google Play site. Ah well, it would’ve probably been around £400 anyway.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus debuted Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) last November. Phil mostly liked it (check out his Galaxy Nexus review), but it’s worth remembering - as if you could forget - that the Samsung Galaxy S II's successor is being unveiled a week tomorrow, in London, woohoo!