Until now, Verizon Wireless has been offering one of its flagship Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, for a steep $299.99 on-contract. However, the carrier has today knocked $100 off of the price of the Galaxy Nexus which means customers can now snag the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered device for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
This new price should also better position it against the HTC One X, a device that will be hitting AT&T’s 4G LTE network on May 6th for $199.99 on-contract. It will also be available on Amazon for $150.
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It also matches the price tag that Sprint has placed on its Samsung Galaxy Nexus which launched yesterday for $199.99 on-contract.
Sadly, Verizon did not see it fit to drop the off-contract price of the phone which remains at a steep $649.99.
The Galaxy Nexus, which first launched in 2011, is widely regarded as one of the best Android devices to ever hit shelves. It features a massive, high-definition screen, 4G LTE speeds, a quick dual-core processor., a capable camera, and of course, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – Google’s latest and greatest operating system, right out of the box.
It’s also in line to receive a large bug fix update that should help to mitigate some of the issues that Galaxy Nexus owners have been having with the device since it launched.