Galaxy Nexus launch date revealed

The Samsung phone with Android Ice Cream Sandwich hits the U.K. on November 17 and the rest of the world shortly thereafter.

It looks like Europe could be getting the first bite of Android's Ice Cream Sandwich.

Reports from a Samsung event in London and a product page on indicate that November 17 is the date the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be released, first in Europe and rolling out to the rest of the world shortly thereafter.

The Galaxy Nexus looks to be delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to the home of the Earl of Sandwich first. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

After delaying the unveiling of the new Nexus phone (probably the last one on Samsung once Google's Motorola deal goes through) due to the death of Steve Jobs, it was unveiled earlier this month in Hong Kong with a promise that it would be available sometime in November.

The Galaxy Nexus comes with a curved 4.6-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 16GB of storage.

If I had to guess--and this is just a guess--the most logical date for a U.S. release would be about a week later, around Black Friday. We'll let you know when we know something more definite, and Verizon is happy to oblige, too.

Of course, keep in mind that--as Amazon reminds us--"release dates are subject to change."

For more on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich, check out our full roundup here.

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