Galaxy Nexus to Be Verizon Exclusive; Full Specs Revealed

Here we go!  Details have landed at Boy Genius Report this morning that sound like the official list of specifications for the upcoming Nexus Prime.  As it turns out, the final name appears to be swirling around the Galaxy Nexus, something we’ve heard in passing a time or two.

According to BGR, this phone will arrive as a Verizon exclusive although it’s not known just how long they’ll have these rights.  As many of you know, the previous Nexus iterations started out with a specific carrier only to spread out to other providers at a later date.  Considering Verizon skipped on the Galaxy S II this time around, it only makes sense that they get first crack at this one.

The details for the Galaxy Nexus sound terrific and fall right in line with what we had hoped to see.  Specs include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and more.

The Android experience will be stock 4.0 and not include anything from Samsung or Verizon, which jives with recent rumors.  Another feature that is said to be integrated into Android 4.0 is the ability to monitor the amount of data being consumed by each individual app.

Hit the break for the Galaxy Nexus spec list.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 9mm thin
  • 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
  • TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
  • 1080p HD video capture support
  • LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • 1,750 mAh battery
  • TheAndroidian

    Wish the batt was 2k mAh. Arrgh! And how long will the V’s have it?

  • Anonymous

    exclusives suck.

  • Luke Wallace

    Maybe they’ll release it on some other carrier, and then that new carrier will get an exclusive on a useful feature that people bought the phone for.  I’m looking at you NFC-Sprint deal.

  • Wookie13

    Nice to see a Nexus on Big Red finally. Just not sure if I can justify updating from a Thunderbolt already, but I am getting sick of having new programs cluttering my phone from Google and Verizon that I can’t get rid of.

  • Evowoman88

    Not liking the Verizon exclusive at all. Curious if Google will be going this way in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Does Google really want to sell this damn thing? Just release the Nexus brand on all carriers at once. GALAXY II HERE I COME.

  • Kyle

    It makes me sad that sprint won’t get it ;(

  • Anonymous

    This sucks!  What about a release for the rest of the world?
    Stupid CDMA…

  • i hope that’s not true, first of all Nexus line was a international line everyone suppose to get it all over the world, and 2. it’s not fair, verizon already getting all the good androids, why would google give what’s left for rest of us to them. NOT FAIR!

  • Bon K

    Verizon exclusive just doesn’t make sense. I can’t think of any good reason to do that and many reasons not to do it. 

    • Anonymous

      Only US carrier with a slightly wide LTE network. The largest carrier. Considered by many as the best network. Has the most money to push a phone campaign.

      Theres four good reasons. Your welcome.

      • Bon K

        compare that to the rest of world NOT using CDMA? 

        • Anonymous

          If you live here in the US, it makes perfect sense. If you live elsewhere, maybe not as much..

          I propose this scenario : Exclusive here in the States on Verizon for a while, released in other countries with alternative radio.

          This way Verizon can sell a device against the iphone 4s, people could still import the Nexus with the GSM radio to use here in the US if they dont want to wait, and its a win.

          Consider again that here in the US Verizon has yet to get a Nexus device. Plus, im sure that Google has made Verizon promise to give this device full frontal coverage in ads.

          Just a thought. But regardless, this is still only a rumor. It might not be exclusive at all. And even if it is, it may only be for a month or so. Its really nothing to worry about. Everyone will get their taste of this device. And on that we can agree.

          • Bon K

            If Google is dealing with only Americans it MIGHT make sense, but they have to consider people especially developers outside of US who do all the work to make things happen, which is bigger deal than doing Verizon a favor imo. I live in US and it still doesn’t make sense.

          • Anonymous

            Well, regardless what might make sense, their going to do what they want and have some justification for it. Nothing we can do but complain or accept it.


    I think exclusivity on Verizon is only for a few months.  Everyone else just got the Galaxy SII so it makes sense that they would offer the Nexus a few months later.  I think Samsung picked Verizon as payback for all of the anti-competitive legal actions Apple is putting them through.  The timing (right after the iPhone 4S, yawn, announcement) certainly is pretty damned effective.  I wouldn’t worry too much, but I understand the frustration of not getting the desired phone on your carrier.  I have Verizon, ’nuff said about that!  If Verizon had the SII, I’d be pretty happy with it myself.  But I am waiting for the Nexus on Big Red… Bring It!

    • Bon K

      a few months??  That’s a pretty long time these days you know?  

  • Considering BGR also thought that Sprint will get the iPhone 5 exclusive while the rest has the 4S, I’m thinking BGR is just making “educational” guess once again.

  • Jbee1982

    what happened to the  dual core 1.5gig? why the 1.2? AND why do we get the second best phone? Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE has a dual core 1.5, why not this phone?

    • Anonymous

      The important thing is that it runs stock Android. Not just any version of stock Android. Ice Cream Sandwich. And it runs Ice Cream Sandwich fast. Blistering fast.

  • Anonymous

    People all will be revealed (hopefully) next week. I shall be ignoring all rumours as most of the times they only appear to be partially true.