Samsung disappoints Indian consumers, says no Galaxy Nexus for you

Yes, Samsung India has done it again. After months of promises and statements, Samsung India today announced on Twitter that company won’t be releasing Galaxy Nexus in the country after all and consumers should wait for Galaxy S III.

It isn’t the first disappointment from the company so far this year, even the Galaxy S II and Note buyers in the country are still waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich update. Users in several other countries have already got the update for these two smartphones after even going through the additional carrier testing, which does not take place in India.

Samsung might call India a very important market but time and again its actions have suggested otherwise and Galaxy Nexus episode is one example of that.

Galaxy Nexus was originally announced on October 19, 2011 and have been released in several countries till now including various smaller markets.

What is more disturbing, that Samsung India had earlier tweeted about a January launch, then it got delayed till March and now suddenly company says no we won’t release it at all. Company has not even made a proper statement to the eager consumers and the “no Galaxy Nexus launch news” is actually coming from company’s reply to a few users on Twitter.

What are your views on the topic, do let us know in the comments.

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24 thoughts on “Samsung disappoints Indian consumers, says no Galaxy Nexus for you


    (July 26, 2012 - 1:56 pm)

    already i perches the samsung nexus s but back up is very low, options is nice.


    (July 1, 2012 - 11:47 am)


    (May 5, 2012 - 10:24 pm)

    I guess production of Nexus phones is not that much as it is for Samsungs other phones… pretty obvious from the thing happened with Nexus S. NexS launched last Apr/May for whopping 30K (in not at all acceptable cost) then dropped to 19K just in June to clear all the stock left. Had there been any stock for Galaxy Nexus it sure would have made available to Indian market…


    (May 4, 2012 - 10:11 am)

    In my village people dont understand how to answar a call on mobile phone, how to send message. Android is too far. They choose chinese phones rather than android


    (May 3, 2012 - 6:56 pm)

    guys dnt wry they gng to relase s3 na it ll be very good……but only draw back is ll nt get update soon 🙂

    amit kumar

    (May 3, 2012 - 2:15 pm)

    I think statement by Sushrut is logical.Companies want to provide uniformity in products in India.Though you think you are technoholic,but in country like India having population <125cr ,you percentage is only 0.0000001 of total population.


    (May 3, 2012 - 12:56 pm)

    This would happen when there is not much competion in top end of samsung. Why Nokia why WP?


    (May 3, 2012 - 12:54 pm)

    Even though the news is unfortunate, its timing is interesting. Samsung announces this hours before the S3 unveiling.. does this mean that they plan to launch S3 early on in India like they did with S2?
    Just hoping they don’t launch it without NFC like S2..


    (May 3, 2012 - 12:37 pm)


    Sandeep Singh

    (May 3, 2012 - 8:02 am)

    Well, to me, the only logical reason seems to be the price fall in USA and official play store of galaxy nexus, i.e they’re selling it now for USD400 unlocked sim free. On the other hand, Samsung India was planning it’s sale in India for above 35,000. Seems completely illogical. So no nexus because of this reason is the only possibility. Anyhow, I’ve ordered it unlocked from expansys USA website for $359. Waiting for it’s arrival now.


      (May 3, 2012 - 12:43 pm)

      How much did it come out to with import duty and shipping?


    (May 2, 2012 - 11:49 pm)

    @sushrut, You really think that the indian consumer is NOT tech-savvy enough. I think, you should broaden your horizon and go meet and speak with more people. If the Indian consumer is not tech-savvy enough, then why is it that the market for high end Nokia Dubm phones has been taken over by Android. Really dude, dont undermine your own people.


    (May 2, 2012 - 11:36 pm)


    Average people intelligence?WTF man…first of all people who would buy such an expensive high end phone like that would certainly be inteligent enough to use them.and bye the way,who the hell are u?MR. know it all?Looks like you know all the company secrets of samsung.what are u the CEO or something.???

    sushrut sonkusale

    (May 2, 2012 - 11:26 pm)

    That are company policies for underdevloped and devloping countries. not mine

    Shiva Rungta

    (May 2, 2012 - 11:19 pm)

    @Sushrut, This is by far the most illogical and un-intelligent statement i’ve ever heard from someone! Dont just post a comment just for the sake of posting it! Anyways, its very clear in my mind that you havent ever got your hands on a Google Phone, else you wouldnt have been saying this. Complexity HA!

    Mrinmoy Kesh

    (May 2, 2012 - 11:08 pm)

    Even u can buy this phone in India through ebay……………

    sushrut sonkusale

    (May 2, 2012 - 11:04 pm)

    Ok.Companies do not want to launch complicated mobiles in India. for example
    Nokia N9 which has meego OS didnt launched in India. Samsung Nexus has stock android ICS version of android and not touchwiz version of android as in other galexy models.Average people in India are not so intelligent to operate too much variations in normal phone operations


      (May 3, 2012 - 12:33 am)

      Although I completely get what you mean to say and agree with it to certain extent, this is not right. This is plain wrong. While TouchWiz phones are what have been sold to Indian customers for the past 3 years by Samsung, there are enthusiastic followers of Nexus line of phones here in India like me. Samsung have disappointed us.


      (May 3, 2012 - 6:14 am)

      so you are saying that samsung thinks that indians are stupid. shame on you.


        (May 3, 2012 - 6:24 am)

        shame on you ( for samsung and not for the user.)


      (May 3, 2012 - 8:46 pm)

      N9 was not launced since EFlop wanted WP7 to sell well in India.


      (May 5, 2012 - 12:53 am)

      hey come on man, there are so many custom ROMs installed by people here in India. Why? Because they want to have the look & feel of stock ICS in their S2. Samsung’s only strategy to not launch Galaxy Nexus was to cut down choices for the customers in that price range. Because now that the GS3 is launched, GS2 would be available at lower rates, & so will be GS-L and so on. They don’t want to share the profits with Google by selling Galaxy Nexus, at the cost of their own independent products, not to mention unable to provide timely updates, because Samsung enjoys a good market cap here in India


      (May 9, 2012 - 10:51 am)

      Agree. India specific mobiles dont have custom ROMs like Micromax, or they have very late. Indians dont want to tinker with their mobiles, not because they are not intelligent, but maybe they are lazy and not adventurous.


    (May 2, 2012 - 10:57 pm)

    f*k you samsuck. your sw is already crap. if you are not going to release nexus then instead of conting on galaxy S3 I will go for htc one x. for next NEXUS google should not partner with this sucker.

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