The treacherous Verizon Galaxy Nexus tease continues as the phone has made a debut online, flaunting its speedy 4G connectivity and exclusive accessories. But there is still no real way of knowing when the phone will officially be released, only the signs suggest that it will be soon.
The latest installment of Verizon Galaxy Nexus rumors are pointing towards a Dec.8 release, and the unveiling of exclusive accessories would suggest that this could be accurate.
Jephanie, a member of Android Central, claims to have bought exclusive Galaxy Nexus accessories from his Verizon store already, which raises hope that the phone will be out any day now. Photos of his accessories posted here, consist of an owner and protection package, and a spare battery charging kit, that all support a Verizon Galaxy Nexus logo.
Galaxy Nexus fans in the U.S expected a Thanksgiving launch for the Verizon exclusive phone, after it debuted in Europe, but to much disappointment the phone never came. Just two days later the phone miraculously appeared in a Best Buy add with a Nov.27 release, but that too was a no show.
The phone has since been debuted online, through YouTube user, Hksscom, who posted a video performing a speed test on the phone. The test carried out on Verizon's 4G network showed the phone peaking at 8Mbps indoors, with only two bars of coverage.
Meanwhile, New Yorkers got a sneak peak of the same phone on Saturday at the Samsung Experience event.
Samsung put four pre-production versions of the ice-cream sandwich on display in Columbus Circle, running the Android 4.1.0 software, Engadget reported.
The phones on display at the event did not include SIM-cards, making it impossible to test performance on Verizon's network, but a speed test using Verizon LTE MiFi gave the Engadget team downloaded speeds from 5000-7000 kbps.
Meanwhile, a user on My Droid World posted a screenshot of an apparent Verizon Galaxy Nexus heralding Android Version 4.1. The Nexus Prime is the first phone to support the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which was designed to bridge the gap between Android 2.x and the 3.0 honeycombs.
The phone comes with AMOLED 4.65 inch screen with a 720p resolution. Its 8.94mm thinness gives the phone a sleek finish and weighs only 135g. Despite being so slender and light the phone comes with 16.30 GB or 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, giving it twice the memory of the iPhone 4S.
5-megapixel camera: LED flash
Front-facing camera: 1.3MP unit
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, WLAN, 3G.
HSDPA speed: 21 Mbps