The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will land a day later than expected, it has been confirmed, averting what was shaping up to be a day-one sales scrap with the Nokia Lumia 800.
Earlier indications from networks and retailers suggested that the year’s most anticipated Android smartie would hit retail on November 16th.
That would have set up an Oasis vs Blur-style face-off for the status of number-one selling handset with Nokia’s debut Windows kit, the Lumia 800, which is landing the same day.
However, the bloody clash for your smartphone dollar and newspaper column inches has now been called off, after Samsung officially confirmed its smartphone challenger won’t be available in the UK until a day later on November 17th.
When Sammy's Google collabo does arrive, you’ll be able to choose from contracts from O2, Vodafone and Three, with free phone deals starting from around £40 per month.
The Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to be powered by the all-new Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Android, which blends some of the best elements of the tablet-optimised Honeycomb version of Google’s OS with the Gingerbread edition for smartphones.