Samsung UK has just sent out photographic evidence proving that it DID manage to launch the Galaxy Nexus in the UK on November 17th as promised, with this morning’s Phones4U launch event going ahead as planned in the chain’s Oxford Street branch.

Here is a man doing quite a good job of looking excited for the camera about being the “world’s first” Galaxy Nexus owner:

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The Galaxy Nexus launch would appear to be patchy in the extreme. O2 is the only network claiming to be sending out pre-orders today, with the other launch networks – Vodafone and Three – seemingly out of the loop on this initial wave of stock.

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  1. Binky

     /  November 17, 2011

    Bloody hell. Bit pricey. Must stay strong and avoid buying more phones on impulse.

  2. Sean

     /  November 17, 2011

    I bet the reason P4U aren’t delivering the Galaxy Nexus phones that were pre ordered weeks ago, is because of this shitty launch…. Fuckers.

  3. Stephen

     /  November 17, 2011

    I should have pointed out.

    PAYG from O2 £529.99

  4. Stephen

     /  November 17, 2011

    I’ll tell you at the end of the day if my order has been processed or not. Selected with next day delivery b4 10am for a tenner so if it doesn’t appear i’m gonna be MAAAAD!

    I’m in Prague and my gf just happens to be in the UK but if it doesn’t appear before saturday I WILL go ape :o)

    • Gary_C

       /  November 17, 2011

      I am literally on the edge of my seat. Trying not to impulse buy one right now :(

  5. Barrington Womble

     /  November 17, 2011

    Hi, that’s me in the picture. I can confirm that I was actually waiting for a bus outside the shop and some bloke offered me a free 10 pound top up for the wifes phone if I held up a box for an iphone or something?

    After the photographer took my picture one of the shop staff snatched the box out of my hands and told me to get out which I thought was out of order, I mean I did them a favour.

    Anyway, now I’ve had my fifteen minutes of fame, shame. I wanted to go on the XFactor next year as I can do a funny dance, well it makes my mate Kevin laugh.

    Nice talkin’ see ya later chaps.

    The ironic thing about all this is that

  6. Matt C

     /  November 17, 2011

    Not really got quite the same glamour of an Apple launch has it.

  7. Stephen

     /  November 17, 2011

    Well it still says in progress but i now have a parcel number/courier name and dispatch date of today so it looks promising. I’m not helping am i Gary lol

  8. Stephen

     /  November 17, 2011

    Update from O2

    O2 in the UK – The Nexus is available now in selected stores and for online upgrades – we’ll have more stock for upgrading over the phone and the rest of the stores as soon as possible :)

  9. What’s the deal with buying this through an operator?
    It’s supposed to be a “Google Experience” isn’t it – does that prohibit operators from adding any bloatware on it?
    Would it be locked?

    What about buying from p4u, cpw or similar – do all of those websites provide unlocked versions?


  10. Stephen

     /  November 17, 2011

    Even if it is it isn’t a big deal . Root , add a normal sim free image. Done.

    I’ll let you know when i get it.

  11. Birch

     /  November 17, 2011

    Want this phone so badly, think I’m only going to buy nexus phones from now on. But with ICS hopefully updates will start getting better.


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