Galaxy Nexus reaches end-of-life with Verizon

January 25, 2013
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    Not only is the Nexus 4 out of stock with most retailers, Google included, but its predecessor has reached end-of-life with Verizon.

    So if you were planning to purchase an affordable on-contract Galaxy Nexus from Big Red to make up for the Nexus 4 scarcity, you may have a tough time following through with your plan.

    After being launched in very-late 2011 – much later than Android fans expected it to hit Big Red – the device quickly became the handset of choice for plenty of Android users that wanted access to Google’s latest Android version.

    We have no idea how many Galaxy Nexus units Verizon sold to date, although we do know the number is not comparable with other Android more popular devices and that it’s minuscule when pitted against iPhone sales, at least according to Samsung.

    If there’s one reason to be annoyed with Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus though, is the fact that the carrier managed to screw up the timeliness of the Android updates the Galaxy Nexus was supposed to receive.

    What handset will you be moving to from the Galaxy Nexus?


    • lean6rtj

      I had this phone for awhile. It was a great device, but the radios were horrible…bad connectivity. Battery life was atrocious as well.

    • 750,000+ already

      As of January 22nd, the 752,000th device have been produced according to XDA-Developers poster who poke the serial number on LG database.

      October: 70,000 devices produced
      November: 90,000
      Dec: 210,000
      January: on track for 550,000+ (385,000 as of January 22nd)

      Which mean that LG is ramping up production in a very big way. But it could take up to 14-20 days from getting from production line to your house.

      Example from post #338 on XDA-Developers [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification thread

      Bought: 19-01-2013 (MediaMarkt Germany webshop)
      Received: 22-01-2012
      S/N 301K (Korea, January 2013) 413xxx
      HW version: rev_11

      it was the 413,xxx Nexus 4 produced (around January 3-4th). Which took about 17-18 days to deliver to Germany

      January 2013

      375110 2-th AUS8BK
      377110 3-th ASFRBK
      381110 2-th ASFRBK
      385110 3-th AGBRBK GBR “UNITED KINGDOM” – a new retailer? Play store was a AUKGBK
      390110 3-th AUSGBK
      395110 4-th AUSGBK
      399110 3-th ATMOBK
      400110 4-th AUSGBK
      406110 4-th AUSGBK
      419110 5-th AUSGBK
      420110 6-th ADEGBK
      422110 6-th ADEGBK
      423110 5-th ATMOBK
      430110 5-th ATMOBK
      435110 5-th ATMOBK

      445110 9-th ATMOBK
      450110 9-th ATMOBK
      451110 8-th ANEUBK “EUROPE OPEN” – something new
      455110 8-th ANEUBK
      456110 8-th ACAGBK CANADA_OPEN
      461110 8-th ATMOBK
      463110 8-th ADEGBK
      465110 8-th ADEGBK
      467110 9-th ADEGBK
      469110 9-th ADEGBK
      471110 9-th ATMOBK
      474110 9-th ATMOBK
      476110 9-th ATMOBK
      479110 9-th AUS8BK
      482110 9-th ATMOBK
      485110 10-th AUKGBK “UNITED KINGDOM_OPEN”
      487110 10-th AUKGBK
      489110 10-th AUKGBK
      491110 10-th AAVCBK VIDEOTRON – seems to be a Canadian telco?
      493110 10-th ADEUBK
      495110 10-th ADEUBK
      497110 10-th AISRBK
      499500 10-th AUKGBK
      502035 11-th AUSGBK
      507035 11-th AUSGBK
      512035 11-th AUS8BK
      513035 11-th AUS8BK

      here are some posts from that thread on XDA-Developers that might be of interest

      posted on January 13th

      notice the 577,000 figure. It is the line or production number, showing that phone was the 577,000th device made.


      And on January 22nd:

      Probably out of the LG database by poking at the serial numbers.

      Yup. Poking away.
      BTW, over 752K…

    • Jarrod Bush

      Galaxy S IV

    • williamworlde

      As at today, I’m just starting month 3 with the GNex only to understand my Canadian carrier is making the N4 available in February. But that’s OK; I love this device!

      My Battery Monitor Widget Pro app (first tried to ensure I liked/it worked well, then bought) tells me that it’s been on for 24 hours and that I’ve used it for 4 hours. I know I’ve surfed quite a bit, as well as used Flipboard, Mail (Exchange), Calendar, Playstore (including program updates) and some other apps extensively, so I think that’s pretty decent usage. Not speaking strictly empirically, I don’t think my iP 3GS was much better, if so, than this larger-screened more powerful device.

      I’ll stick with this perhaps for my 2-year contract until I gain a greater appreciation for Android, he said as he types this comment on his Windows 8 11.6″ touchscreen notebook. (I decided on the notebook format as I believe the W8 tablets will be much, MUCH better by holiday season 2013.) Hmmm…..

    • jOHN

      just walked into a Target store here in Naples Florida and they have a handful of these phones in stock for 50$! Anyone recommend I go with this over the Nexus 4? My Verizon plan is 79$ after taxes, unlimited talk & text with 1GB; i’m a real estate agent, near wifi most of the time, maybe use 500mb/month, so I really don’t need much data. No time for surfin the web. I’d ove to be contract free, but seems like no one has their Nexus4 phones insured & I need insurance. Which brings my next question…does Asurion still have the G.Nex for replacements? Or are they outta stock too? Yes I know the phone’s older, but I buy technology a year or two after the hype. Thanks!