Galaxy Nexus no longer available to purchase from Google Play website, will return next week
In April, Google started selling unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones from its own store, for $399 a pop. Six days ago, the price dropped to $349. Now, however, the phone is listed as "coming soon" on Google's website. We're not sure whether Google is simply updating the boxed handsets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, obeying a preliminary injunction in federal court to stop sales, or applying a software patch to avoid said ban. Or, maybe the company just ran out of handsets due to early Android 4.1 adopters and those hoping to get a Galaxy Nexus assuming they'll be banned? No matter the reason, you can't buy a Galaxy Nexus directly from Google right now.
The Galaxy Nexus is still on sale at J&R, Amazon resellers, and Target. But given the injunction, availability for ordering doesn't mean it will ship. After all, these third party sellers aren't going to be as quick to remove it as Google was from Play. We've reached out to Google for clarification and will update when we hear back.
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