Galaxy Nexus for Verizon delayed due to Google Wallet
Well no doubt most of the Android faithful expected the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone to come out to play on the Big Red yesterday the 9th of December, but obviously the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus didn’t appear, leaving many wondering just why the new smartphone wasn’t released, and if the Samsung Galaxy Nexus release on Verizon is going to turn into the same debacle seen with the release of the HTC Thunderbolt.
Having said that, it’s the same situation with the Galaxy Nexus as with the Thunderbolt, Verizon didn’t give a release date then, and they haven’t with the latest Android device to come from Samsung, as any expected release date has simply been based on rumour.
So what could be holding up the release on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US? Well according to an article over on Business Insider, by way of Phandroid, the word is the Big Red is delaying the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus due to ongoing talks between Verizon and Google over whether the Galaxy Nexus should sport the Google Wallet app.
Apparently according to unnamed high ups at Verizon there’s a bit of a do over the Google guys wanting the NFC payment app included on their first Android 4.0 handset, something Verizon doesn’t want as they have partnered with ISIS to bring their own NFC payment service, but the Google guys want the Android Ice Cream Sandwich device “untouched,” whist the Big Red demands that it be removed.
So there you have it the apparent reason just why you have not yet been able to get your hands on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and probably the reason why the Galaxy Nexus is delayed and will continue to be delayed until either Google or Version gives in or both come to some kind of compromise.
One would have thought that this NFC issue would have been sorted out long before the smartphone was supposed to hit the streets, but the thing is, if Verizon and Google can’t reach an agreement over Google Wallet, will Verizon actually deliver the Galaxy Nexus to expectant customers or will they pass it over.
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