Galaxy Nexus U.K. Arrival Derailed

by: Rann May SmithNovember 11, 2011

After Samsung confirmed early this month that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will start reaching U.K. stores on November 17, the release date of the much-awaited flagship Google smartphone has been delayed yet again–to December 2 for the U.K.

The new release date for the Galaxy Nexus in the U.K. was reflected in an updated product page for the Galaxy Nexus on Amazon UK.

Samsung has not yet made any comment regarding the delay.  Many U.K. customers have already pre-ordered their handsets. Amazon UK doesn’t seem to have any information about the cause or rationale for the delay either.

Several other retailers have also pushed back the Galaxy Nexus’ release to a yet-to-be-determined date. For the U.S., several confusing reports have given varied release dates, the most prominent of which is November 21.

Many waiting customers expressed outrage and disappointment over the confusing release dates and the delays. Amazon UK itself seems to be unsure about the December 2 release date that it has announced for the Galaxy Nexus, noting that “release dates are subject to change.”  So, the wise thing to do is to take such release date notices with a grain of salt.

Will further delay in the release of the Galaxy Nexus make you want to buy another Android handset instead?  Or, are you one of those with the gift of patience?

  • 123

    F U Samsung !!!

    • John XIe

      & let’s not forget that upon this release date depends the release date of ics’s source code.
      So F U Samsung !!!

  • Dahlia

    this is bullshit. I don’t understand why announcing a release date and which carriers it will be available on is so hard.

  • Anon

    Amazon is notoriously crap at this sort of stuff. Plus even if Amazon is predicting 2nd Dec that doesn’t mean the whole country is waiting on Amazon’s stock.

    If Samsung said 17 Nov I’m more inclined to believe that to be honest. I hate the whole Nexus release time line, I went though this trying to get the Nexus one with a network package.

  • AppleFUD

    It’s this rinky dink shit that will turn people towards WP7 and Win8 when it’s out. . . .

    Seriously Google & Samsung, is it that hard to set a release date?

    So far, the only thing these two companies have done with the gNexus is piss of knowledgeable users and make them start thinking of their options.


  • Anonymous

    Nah I wouldn’t trust Amazon, but official Samsung distribution is saying the 21st for the UK:

  • TechGuy-Tech

    Amazon UK release dates only have an approximate relationship to availability at other web stores or retail outlets. The Galaxy Note was not “released” by Amazon UK until it had been widely available at other web stores and high street shops for over a week.

    As the story says – take it with a “grain of salt”.

    It’s not really a news story as other sites ran a similar story which they then amended when Samsung UK confirmed that the date was still November 17th.

  • AndroidBro

    Samsung should have released the phone later after they had fixed the flash incompatibility and the volume bug.