It appears the lure of owning a Pure Google device on Sprint’s soon-to-be expanded 4G LTE network is just too great for many. The pre-order gate for the Galaxy Nexus was opened just a couple of days ago, and Sprint has already announced that they run out of pre-ordered inventory units of Google’s premier device.
The Galaxy Nexus on Sprint came a little bit late to the party, but that apparently didn’t extinguish the lust that many have for the curvaceous phone. Four months after the Pure Google phone’s launch, April 22 will be the day when Sprint ships out those pre-ordered units of Galaxy Nexus. If you missed the window, Sprint said you can still claim your 4G LTE phone in a physical store on the same day. So all hope isn’t lost yet.
Verizon subscribers may have had the advantage of getting the Galaxy Nexus in advance, but Sprint customers do have a reason to gloat. Unlike the disabled Google Wallet app on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, Sprint’s version comes with NFC and Google Wallet up and running, so you’ll be able to tap-and-pay your way out of various (selected) stores using Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus. Even better, the phone comes with $50 credit of Google Wallet. This is on top of the $100 price cut, compared to customers of other carriers had to pay for the first variant of Galaxy Nexus.
Doing the math, $50 credit and a price tag of $199 for an Android 4.0 device that comes with 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, and 32GB internal storage is not at all a bad deal.