Whither Verizon's Galaxy Nexus?

week in review Conflicting information plagues Samsung's new Android phone, while Twitter unveils redesign. Also: Earth-like planet found.

week in review Verizon Wireless customers looking to snap up the Samsung Galaxy Nexus today will have to be a little more patient.

The carrier has been cagey about the launch date for the smartphone, which is the first to run on the new Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, but an informal survey of Verizon stores found that many had expected to start selling the phone on Friday. Now they are hearing that the release of the Galaxy Nexus will be delayed .

Verizon already faces some criticism for keeping the Google Wallet mobile-payment capability off the Galaxy Nexus . Verizon denied blocking the application and said it is still in talks with Google about technical integration.

When the Galaxy Nexus does come out, it is expected to sell for $299.99 with a two-year contract.
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