The Telegraph is reporting they have received confirmation from Samsung that the Galaxy Nexus will be launching on November 17th in the UK but that’s not all. Apparently, the US version of the device (currently headed to Verizon Wireless) wont launch until a week after the UK launch, at the earliest.
This is the first time we’ve heard this kind of news, whether rumor or from our own inside sources, so we’re filing this one under “highly suspect.” Keep in mind, Verizon recently backtracked and removed the “exclusive” title from their banner ad of the Galaxy Nexus a few days ago. Adding to further speculation is a thread from our very own Android Forums in which a Verizon inside source claims the device was put on the back-burner as it wont be coming bundled with the usual “Verizon bloatware.” That source also claims the device will see the previously rumored Nov. 17th launch date but for the US as well.
What do you guys think? Perhaps we could be looking at a worldwide global release of the device? Would you be upset if the UK does in fact launch the device a week before the US? Will you continue saving yourself for the SGN or will you be swayed by the charms of the Motorola DROID RAZR and/or HTC Rezound?