Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Galaxy Nexus now on sale in Google Play

We started shipping Nexus phones more than two years ago to give you a pure Google experience and access to the latest Android updates. Today, we’ve started selling Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+) from a new Devices section in the Google Play web store, so you can quickly and easily purchase an unlocked version of the phone. We want to give you a place to purchase Nexus devices that work really well with your digital entertainment.

Galaxy Nexus by Samsung runs the latest Android software, Ice Cream Sandwich, with Google mobile services, Google Play and new features like Android Beam and Google+ mobile hangouts. It also offers a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display that’s perfect for watching movies, playing games or reading books on the go.

First available in the U.S., Galaxy Nexus costs $399 and arrives at your door unlocked, without a carrier commitment or contract. You can use it on the GSM network of your choice, including T-Mobile and AT&T. It also comes pre-installed with the Google Wallet app which lets you easily make purchases and redeem offers with a tap of your phone. Best of all, we'll give you a $10 credit to get you started with your new mobile wallet.

We’ve come a long way since the first Android devices started hitting shelves three and a half years ago and since the launch of the first Nexus device. More than 300 million Android devices have been activated globally. We’ve worked with developers and content partners to launch Google Play, offering more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. And we’ve implemented new customer support services to improve the purchasing experience on Google Play. We’ve taken all of this into consideration in designing Devices on Google Play. We hope to bring it to more countries soon.

Posted by Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content

63 comments:

  1. Nice. And i bought it for 700usd two months ago. Great!

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  2. I'm not in USA so i would appreciate to just see a screenshot of this new page.

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  3. Now can we ship internationally. When I went to my local importer I had the guy behind the counter chastise me for buying a phone with a 5mp camera. He said 'we have plenty of Androids with 8mp cameras'. When I explained I wanted ICS he berated me over and over again saying 'Every new Android phone has the latest operating system, Google sends it out over the Internet!'. This was December last year :S

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  4. How can I get one? I'm not in the US and this 'US only' thing really SUCKS.

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  5. How about selling the sprint variant for $399?

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  6. Please sell here in Australia! We still do not have music or movies in the Play Store....tis ripe for the picking here!

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  7. Awesome! Hey, can you send me a test device so I can review it? Let me know! Thanks

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  8. I wish they would sell the Verizon LTE version.

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  9. Come on with the Verizon version. I'll buy three.

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  10. How come there is still thing called "country restrictions"? From google? I will be in the US shortly and I can't buy it?

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  11. This might have been answered previously but does this work with HSPA+ on Tmobile USA?

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  12. I bought the international GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus when it first came out back in November and I'm running on T-Mobile USA's network. Will I be able to get Google Wallet installed now without having to sideload it?

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  13. @Timothy Choi Are you able to access the HSPA+ network when running in Tmobile? I heard that it is only limited to Edge.

    Reply is appreciated.

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    1. @udeebsdev, yes it runs on T-Mobiles HSPA+ and 3G.

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  14. US only. Nothing to see here...

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  15. Don't bother - I believed the Google line "to give you a pure Google experience and access to the latest Android updates." when I bought my Nexus S back in July 2011. How many other phones have already gotten the ICS upgrade? I'll never buy another "Google Experience" phone again.

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  16. @darren
    As far as I know, all the nexus S already have ICS. My GSM Nexus S is already on 4.0.4 .. A while ago, I saw the announcement for CDMA Nexus S 4.0.4 release as well.

    You should go to settings and check if you have a system update.

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  17. @moyyyy
    Thanks - I've been checking daily for a few months now. ATT says it's a Google issue and Google says nothing - because I can't actually talk to them.

    Did you get an OTA update or did you have to install it yourself?

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    1. Hey Darren, have you tried queing your phone? Enter *#*#checkin#*#*, wait for a confirmation message, then check for the update again. Might help.

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  18. Hi guys. Will be in the usa in Mayer. I am From germany and own a Gn gsm. Want a gn gsm for my wife. Will the gen from play store work in germany ? Tia

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  19. Really hoping to see this available in Canada.

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  20. Now this really represents how much is this phone worth. Guys this was a last-gen device with a next-gen price when it was announced so this is a welcome move.
    And BTW: as for the next Nexus device I hope it will be really innovative and you won't put a 5 MP crappy camera sensor into it again. This little thing spoiled it all for many, the camera in Galaxy Nexus was one of the most criticized things.

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  21. +1 for international shipping... It would be awesome even without the wallet app...

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  23. Please... allow Canadians to order the phone. I'll order one in an heartbeat!

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  24. I'm really growing tired of Google's US-only releases. It's 2012, for heaven's sake!

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    1. Apparently the rest of us are not human... very annoying

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    2. A bit of research might show your ire is misdirected. Google very likely would be delighted to sell worldwide! Look at the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer. It is not uncommon to have exclusive distributor agreements on a national basis.

      It's possible that government(s) restrictions on sales and importation are at play.

      Barriers to free trade are usually put in place by governments with help by various lobbyists and other bottom feeders. My apologies for the other bottom dwellers.

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  25. Eagerly awaiting Canadian availability (preferably with Wallet intact) and more devices (whatever could they be?).

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  26. Finally a way to buy a non-grey-market replacement for my AT&T band Nexus One! Please stick around this time. Add more devices--but not carrier-style flavor of the hour devices. How 'bout a version of this but with LTE?

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    1. Nexus One! You're not even rocking a Nexus S? You skipped. ;) I impatiently bought the unlocked T-Mo NS and have been using it on AT&T's EDGE ever since--slow!

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  27. p.s., lead the fight for wireless Carterfone!

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  28. And when will Australia be seeing this love, huh?

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  29. Can i buy it from outside the states and use a courrier to get it home? i can't get to the device zone from my country! any help?

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  30. I got mine for free, on a service contract in january. I live in the UK

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  31. Come on now. I live in France. We need phone as well you know ?

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  32. I live in Brasil and my brother will stay a month on the US. Why don't you let me just see the page? If you do, I can buy the phone and ship it to his hotel on the US

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  33. + Google: why don't you guys filter such posts to be readable, i.e. visible ONLY in the countries where you actually DO sell your merchandise? that's pretty annoying, really, for the rest of the world. didn't you notice?

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  34. @Jazzyoli - thanks for the tip, but I gave up last night and installed CyanogenMod.

    Last July, when I bought my Nexus S, there were a lot of android phones to choose from. Hardware wise, the Nexus S was a poor choice - it was under-powered and didn't have a SD slot OR a notification LED. But I bought it anyway, because Google promised me that if I bought this phone, even with all of it's deficiencies, I would be among the first people to get OS updates.

    So I bought the phone, based on that promise. And I've been waiting so long and so patiently for them to keep their promise that I've lost sight of the fact that it is impossible for them to keep it.

    So now I've installed CyanogenMod. I can't get ICS (stable version) through CM yet, but at least now I can start to like my phone again.

    Thanks for all the help and the tips. I hope that you have a better experience with your phone than I did.

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  35. Way too late... This should have been the FIRST place to buy one (just like how i bought my previous Nexus phones), not many months after carriers get them. Very disappointed in you Google.

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  38. When is it going to be available in India ?

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  39. Rock on Google. I bought my Verzizon Version for $69.00 a month or so back on wirefly. I would've preferred spending extra for an unlocked one from you. Then again, you aren't doing the Big Red thing unlocked, are you?

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  41. If Google does not correct the mess that Verizon has got itself into with the Galaxy Nexus, we may see Google go down the route or RIM/Blackberry. Verizon has frustrated so many who bought the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE.

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  42. When the carriers get involved, nothing good results. Ever.

    Join the fight for wireless Carterfone!

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  43. And in a lot of markets the carriers are involved because they have agreements in place for exclusive rights to specific device models. The only reason Google is likely doing this in the US is that no US GSM carrier picked up the G-NEX. And that it took this long probably suggests Google tried that route first. Supposedly they got carriers very unhappy with them, and maybe manufacturers less so, for trying to break the existing carrier-centric business model with the Nexus One.

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  46. Nice Verizon has got itself into with the Galaxy Nexus

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  50. Mr. Rubin, An update... Nearly a week later using my phone, I absolutely love my Google Nexus. I'm using it with T-Mobile. Pure, unadulterated Android is the only way to go. Thank you again.

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