Galaxy Nexus back on sale from the Google Play Store


Taking deep breaths and counting to 10 were not good enough to calm the anger and anxiety after this week’s news. After being found to infringe on Apple’s search-related patent, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was banned in the US until further notice. Google has been working on a fix and planned to put the device back on sale next week, but it seems the moment of glory has come a bit sooner than expected.

The Pure Google device is back in the Play Store and ready to be shipped in 2-3 weeks. All quirks should be fixed by then, so let’s hope everything goes smoothly this time around. For now, those that have been planning to take advantage of the new $349 price-drop should rush to the Google Play Store and get their Galaxy Nexus.

It will soon have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so get it while you have a chance! And for all those Verizon users: you might be getting an update soon, so stay tuned.

[Google Play Store]

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  1. I just wish I could get a cdma version from the play store. If I get one I’ll be handing my carrier 500$. Still can’t decide if I want to upgrade to a nexus or an slll from my galaxy sll.

    1. If the CDMA version you are talking about is Verizon, I would go with the Nexus because their SGS3 has locked boot loader!

      1. you can find them in almost new shape on eBay for like $250 right now. everyone is trying to pay for the gsIII by selling their gnex. The oversupply on eBay is crazy!

      2. There’s already a workaround.

        1. The work around is to gain root access. Not unlock the boot loader. Two different things. Without the boot loader unlocked you still can’t flash kernels.

  2. Check ebay for a deal on the Verizon version. I’m so happy i got my gsm version shipped the day before the ban! Love this phone. Can’t wait for 4.1

    1. Yeah I bought 3 that week. For my family and not to take advantage of the situation.

    2. Can’t wait for 4.1″

      Of course you can. :)

      Otherwise, you’d be running it already.

  3. In two years I’ve owned five different Android devices, all high end devices. The Galaxy Nexus is the best by far. If you’re on the fence about getting one – don’t be. $350 unlocked??? You can’t beat that value.

    1. The only thing missing from this otherwise great phone is microSD support. It’s a deal breaker for me. Otherwise, I would’ve gotten this instead of the Galaxy Note.

      1. Yea I feel you on that, but I’ve honestly gotten used to using cloud storage in various capacities (Dropbox, Google+, Google Music). My pictures are uploaded on DB and G+, while all my music is in the cloud. Life is good.

  4. “Galaxy Nexus is the first phone with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean” stated right there in the market. I had read that when it was going back on sale, Google was going to start selling it with JB pre-installed and was going to push it to the rest of us GNex owners some time next week. First part looks accurate, really hoping the part of a push next week is accurate too.

  5. Still comical how people say nexus with 4.1 is better than S3 I’ve had both for awhile and its not close. With 4.1 nowhere near as smooth or better than s3.

    1. they are talking about the interface. obviously more power means better. but i think Samsung should get rid of s-voice for google now

  6. Great way to embrace Android by using the Roboto font, however you might want to make it a hair thicker, looks like im looking through the text not looking at the text.

  7. People able to open that link in the Play app? Just curious. heh

  8. Really tempted to getting this, but I know there will be a new breed of nexus devices coming up pretty soon.

  9. Its 1-2 weeks now. Hopefully that means they’ll be pushin the 4.1 update next week :)

  10. YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. While this is great news for the Android community, someone tell me why I should get a nexus over an S3, otherwise I’ll be getting the s3 next week (VZW).

    1. Clean stock vs custom overlays, features, and carrier bloatware. Timely updates vs carrier time lines. Specs vs specs. Both are great phones, it boils down to personal preference and what you need in a phone.

  12. Got to “love” CrApple. Motorola should just crush them since they pretty much invented the first cell phone. Let’s see how they do without voice calls

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