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Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint clears FCC hurdle

updated 06:35 pm EDT, Thu March 15, 2012

Galaxy Nexus inches closer to Sprint arrival

An FCC filing from last week has shown that Sprint's Galaxy Nexus is getting close to release. Going under a very different codename of SPH-L700, instead of SGH-i9250 or similar for the original, the Android 4.0 phone's identity is given away by its combining 850MHz and 1,900MHz CDMA with the 1,900MHz LTE only Sprint will be using so far. The inclusion of NFC is the other giveaway that the device is a Nexus given how few Android phones have yet to carry the technology.

The third-largest US cell provider has already said that its edition will have the same 32GB of built-in storage as the equally CDMA/LTE Verizon model. Its most important edge may be the inclusion of Google Wallet for NFC payments, which are blocked on Verizon models despite denials.

Sprint has been aiming at a mid-year launch of its LTE network. With FCC approval for the Galaxy Nexus, it should have at least one device fully ready to arrive with the upgraded 4G network. [via Engadget]





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