Verizon might delay the launch date of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, one of the most anticipated Android smartphones this year, beyond Dec. 9, a move that could leave Android fans who are looking forward to using Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0 OS) speechless.

Recently, rumors flew thick and fast that the U.S. launch date for Galaxy Nexus has been fixed for Friday. The rumors grew louder as various tech sites asserted the launch date based on a slew of leaked e-mails, ads, etc. reportedly from Verizon.

However, the excited fans of the smartphone should wait more in patience, for Galaxy Nexus launch date has been delayed, Verizon sources reportedly told Android Central and Droid Life.

Droid Life even shows a screenshot of Verizon's equipment guide, which says Launch date coming soon. The same guide earlier said Dec. 9 was the launch date.

And, now Verizon has also reportedly commented on the possible launch date. We haven't officially announced a launch date for the Galaxy Nexus, a Verizon Wireless spokesman told CNet.

As one of the most anticipated smartphones in 2011, Galaxy Nexus will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS) which is designed to combine the best in previous Android platforms for tablet and smartphones. Galaxy Nexus is the end product of a joint venture between Samsung and Google and will sell for $299.99 with a two-year contract.

The features of Samsung Galaxy Nexus are as follows:
• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
• 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
• 4.65 Super AMOLED Display
• 5MP Rear-, 1.3MP Front-facing camera
• 32GB Internal Storage
• Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct
• Face Unlock, Android Beam & More
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
• 4G LTE (region specific)

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