Verizon launching the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on December 9th, Motorola DROID 4 on December 8th
Engadget got a juicy tip today that, if legit, confirms that this will be a huge week for Verizon Android releases. According to Engadget’s tipster and the leaked screenshot, pictured above, point-of-sale displays for the Galaxy Nexus will hit Verizon stores by the end-of-day on December 8th, with the Galaxy Nexus’ release scheduled for December 9th. Unfortunately, Verizon confirmed today that it will not support the Galaxy Nexus’ NFC-based Google Wallet capabilities at launch – putting a slight damper on the device’s heavily anticipated launch in the US.
Interestingly, the Galaxy Nexus will be launched one day after the Motorola DROID 4, according to the same source. The DROID 4 is Motorola’s latest upgrade to the popular DROID series of Android smartphones with a horizontally sliding QWERTY keypad. The DROID 4 passed through the FCC on December 5th, and FCC test reports show that the device will feature wireless charging capabilities.
It’s a bit odd that Verizon hasn’t formally announced the Galaxy Nexus’ launch date and leaked screenshots aren’t necessarily 100% accurate. But, at this point, it does appear that we will be seeing two big launches for Verizon this week.