It looks like Google has a winner in its newest smartphone release thus far, the Nexus 4 that had sold out within a few hours of release in several leading markets and the Google Play store. Its last flagship, the Samsung-manufactured Galaxy Nexus (or Galaxy Nexus 4G), was also successful, though it didn’t receive as much hype as this year’s Nexus 4. Nonetheless, the Galaxy Nexus offers a lot of value for its $99.99 two-year contract price, and for Cyber Monday, both Sprint and Verizon will be offering the device free of charge on contract; this applies to the 16 GB version of Verizon and Sprint’s 32 GB edition.
The Galaxy Nexus 4G, which was the first smartphone to debut Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich late last year, will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, although users should soon be able to upgrade their handsets to Android 4.2, the newest version of Jelly Bean that powers the Nexus 4. And, as implied by its full name, the Galaxy Nexus 4G supports 4G LTE for both Verizon and Sprint, unlike the Nexus 4. It also offers larger onboard storage space with the 16 GB and 32 GB options mentioned above, as compared to the Nexus 4 which only comes in 8 GB and 16 GB varieties.
Aside from through Sprint and Verizon, the Amazon Wireless store is also offering both of the above Galaxy Nexus 4G variants for free on Cyber Monday. And Sprint has yet another deal for customers buying the Galaxy Nexus. By entering the BATTERY1 promo code at checkout, users will get a free extended battery and battery door, which normally sells for $49.99 a la carte. The Sprint and Verizon Cyber Monday deals do not cover the cost of shipping, while the free battery and battery door is only valid while supplies are in stock.