Following Apple’s recent legal victory in securing a ban against Google’s Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, that device is no longer available for purchase at this time in the U.S. The Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ edition is listed as ‘coming soon,’ and Google is now only taking email addresses should you wish to be notified when it becomes available through the Google Play Store.
As Apple had won an early court battle against Samsung where a judge sided with the iOS-maker that select elements of the Google Android operating system on the Galaxy Nexus had infringed upon Apple’s intellectual property, Apple had requested that the device be banned for sale in the U.S. The court decision came just after Google had its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, California where it unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with a new $349 price tag for the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
The Galaxy Nexus is a penta-band 3G/HSPA+/4G smartphone that would work on T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s network in the U.S. and is one of the best values for a smartphone today. It comes with a pure Google experience that’s devoid of any carrier or manufacturer customization, skinning, or tweaks to the device. CDMA carriers Verizon Wireless and Sprint in the U.S. are offering the Galaxy Nexus as well on their 4G LTE networks.