Pre-Release Galaxy Nexus Unboxing [Video]


A bombshell has been dropped over at AndroidForums.com. One of our gracious members, drandrew18, has somehow gotten his hands on a Galaxy Nexus device before it’s set to ship as early as tomorrow. He was kind enough to make a video “unboxing” for it.

The reason we put that in quotations is because it’s not an actual unboxing. More like an “unenveloping,” perhaps. I’m positive this isn’t how the retail packaging will be, but since it’s prerelease we understand why it was delivered to him this way.

He got it for being a Samsung Mobiler, a program that affords participants a free phone for using it and blogging (vlogging, too) about it to their audience. Check out the quick two minute video above, and keep an eye on his Twitter account and this thread at AndroidForums.com as he has stated he will be posting new photos and videos of the thing after he has had some time with it!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I like “”de-bagging” better. He also works for Samsung Mob!le in the UK

    1. Just to clarify to everyone I do not work for Samsung UK. I am a Samsung Mob!ler – we are completely seperate and get devices which we are free to review as we wish i.e. if I have negative comments they get expressed! Hope that helps :)

      1. What! That’s amazing! I want to do it! :P

  2. Breaking:   More news that is old news and isn’t really news at all.  Somebody somewhere has received an envelope with a phone in it.  What does this have to do with the U.S. launch of the Galaxy Nexus?  Well…….nothing.  But in the world of blogs and vlogs and twits and facespaces, everything is a story!

    1. The US is not the only country in the world.

      1. Where in my post did you see that I said it was? 

        1. “What does this have to do with the U.S. launch of the Galaxy Nexus?  Well…….nothing.”

          it’s out here. Tomorrow. This is relevant and you’re being a twat.

          1. You need to get out more.

          2. Evidently I’m not the only one :D

        2. I think they meant that people outside of the U.S. visit this site so having news THEY want to see might be nice. And you might want to look up the word infer as you made inference that no other country mattered. ;)

          1. So are you saying that I could not deduce the following statement by reading the article?  I’m intrigued.

            “What does this have to do with the U.S. launch of the Galaxy Nexus?”

  3. Damn I’m jealous.

  4. I want this phone, but fuck Verizon.  Seriously, FUCK them.

    1. He had the HSPA+ model, no LTE branding on the back.

      1. That’s because LTE doesn’t exist in the UK.

    2. So either buy a EU version OR wait. I mean seriously … Sprint got the Nexus S and both TMO an AT&T got the other Nexus … us VZW customer have got S*** as far as stock Android since the D1 so quit whining. sheesh!

  5. so he wasn’t joking… kudos to him! 

  6. nice video!

    i was waiting for him to accidentally drop it on those sharp and jagged rocks!

  7. I know teasing leads to better results, but this is ridiculous!

    1. At some point the teasing ends up having the opposite effect. When people end up feeling like they are the brunt of a joke the teasing ends up doing exactly the opposite of what they are hoping to achieve.

  8. That’s really good stuff; When I read that the device may be released as early as tomorrow, I got excited; then when I heard the man’s accent, I knew you meant UK release ~_~

  9. Yea alot of us Forum members saw that he had it posted yesterday that he’ll be receiving a pre release unit directly from Samsung! Well guess he wasn’t kidding! However its not a Verizon model, but rather a UK varient.
    Vzw dammmmmmmm you!

  10. Really do not care what packaging the Nexus comes in ……. just bring it already!

  11. nice video, can’t wait!

  12. Sexy

  13. Lucky guy. Cheers!

  14. I like how he unbagged it in the middle of the street ontop of a rock wall right outside of the post office. He literally couldn’t wait to get home and make the video lol. Definitely goes along with the overall mentality of people wanting Galaxy Nexus right NOW and love the sense of urgency. 

    Great stuff!

  15. I seriously believe the following:

    Today at 5pm EST, Google/T-mo will announce the Galaxy nexus for T-mo, as well as the google music store with some sort of “incentive” for t-mo customers.  Tomorrow, Verizon will announce the galaxy which will release on the 21st.  Purely speculation, but the GSM version of the nexus passed the FCC over a month ago, so its very likely todays announcement will be about the nexus.  I also wouldnt be surprised that t-mo carries the phone first, followed by Verizon.  Lets face it, t-mo has been the number one carrier for nexus devices since day 1 and as we know with verizon, they take forever to approve any device. 

    1. Yes VZW is very choosy & particular, not to mention conservative. However, the company supports some very fine products and services. I like to recall that the 1st “!phone Killer” was groomed for VZW. Anyway, someday I’ll scrape together enough pesos to have 2 cents’ for an opinion… Remember the Alamo…!

  16. Holy hell, that’s on Paris Street in Exeter, UK!

  17. Fuck your mother for $76 dollars shit.

    1. Huh?

  18. True, the US isn’t the only country in the world. But the US is the only important country in the world.

    1. And that’s why a lot of Americans are considered dicks.

  19. I don’t get it. One, why is he opening the bag out on the street (when it was already obviously open)? Why not inside? Two, does the phone come already on like that? Three, I thought the GN was curved? That phone does not look curved.

    1. A) Because he was obviously excited to receive it. B) Obviously it’s not going to come already on but if it’s packaged like that then it probably came on by accident. C) It is curved, just subtly. 

  20. watched the video without volume, first 2 thoughts…

    1. he’s in the forest hiding
    2. oh wait, not in the forest, but looking around to see if anyone is watching him

  21. He opened his Nexus sack on a rock. Is he homeless? I can’t think of any people who aren’t homeless that open their mail on a rock on the side of the road.

  22. Darth Nihilus

  23. Ugly phone, nice ui.

  24. I got sad when I heard his accent.  This gives me no encouragement for the US release. :'(

  25. I’m officially obsessed with this phone, my gadget lust has reached it’s climax with no signs of yielding.

  26. In the link, he did a test when he programmed the nexus to recognize his face, then tested taking a picture on the note and matching it against the one he took on his nexus.  Different from the other video of the person that programmed the nexus to recognize the picture from the note.  That was good to see someone actually do that test.

  27. Thanks for the early morning motion sickness.  I really wish these guys would put some thought into filming a video.

  28. I would not be holding that phone over rocks like that =/

  29. Am I the only one who thinks its odd that he did the video what looks to be out in the freaking woods??

  30. For some reason, this is the sexiest this device has looked.  I’m drooling. 

  31. Exeter!!!

  32. Oh my, the unlocked model is going to be so expensive :'(

  33. I had a personal contact from VZW tell me specifically that the Galaxy Nexus would not be out until after Black Friday.  I am not sure how true this is though as I don’t know how or when this was/is communicated throughout their company.

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