FCC Clears Galaxy Nexus Version For Sprint
Sprint has been making plans for their coming 4G LTE network this year along with announcing the first batch of phones which will be appearing at the launch. As Sprint moves forward with their 4G LTE plans, word has come that the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus has been approved by the FCC. This is another step along the path it must travel before it will arrive at Sprint stores and be available for sale. Though it is going to be a few more months before they are going to release the Galaxy Nexus, it looks to be the best of the bunch when they open up 4G LTE to their subscribers.
With Ice Cream Sandwich, owners will get a rich interface which continues to be desired. Few phones have received Android 4.0 since December and the roll out is very slow which makes the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus relevant to consumers. That is because it will be coming with 32 GB of internal memory which is matching the same as Verizon. Unlocked versions of the phone are arriving with only 16 GB, so this is a bonus. The 4.65 inch touch screen is out there on the leading edge of the desired larger screens that people are searching for. Unlike Verizon, Sprint will be including Google Wallet with the smart phone when it is launched.
The clearing of the FCC is seen as the last legal hurdle before Samsung can deliver the Galaxy Nexus to Sprint. The filings with the FCC are available for public review and you can take some time to go through a few of them at the link.
Exactly when Sprint is going to roll out their 4G LTE network has not been announced, but some believe it may be as early as next month because of a contest Sprint is running which has the Sprint Galaxy Nexus as a prize. That promotion is called the “Data Storm Sweepstakes” and entries are to end on April 5th with 30 winners. One could assume that prizes would be delivered within a few weeks of the contest announcement of winners. In other news, Amazon is having a sale on 4G WiMax phones which could been seen as clearing out inventory before the Sprint launch of 4G LTE. It would appear that things are starting to look like they are getting very close for the Sprint 4G LTE network and the ability to use the Galaxy Nexus on that wireless network.
With current information that we are seeing, Sprint may well be moving up the roll out of their 4G LTE wireless network to May in order to better compete in the market. That news would go a longs ways towards moving Sprint into the pack for 4G LTE services.