Earlier this week we received word that promotional signage would begin going up for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at Sprint starting early next week. A new leak points to a launch not long after. If the latest report pans out, April 22nd could be one big day for Sprint’s fledgling LTE network.
With the LG Viper 4G LTE already set to launch on that day, it appears the Galaxy Nexus could join it. Taking advantage of the new speeds is a different story altogether. Sprint has only powered up its new network in a handful of test markets and a wider rollout isn’t set to occur until June. This leaves at least a month’s gap between the availability of the Galaxy Nexus and Viper 4G and the launch of the network they are meant to run on. So is this a calculated risk or a setup for failure? Perhaps Sprint plans to surprise us with a few early LTE markets to coincide with the device launches.
Either way, it looks like April 22nd is the date to watch if you are hoping to get your hands on an LTE Galaxy Nexus that doesn’t reside on Verizon’s network.