Here’s something interesting for your late night reading: Google has just stop selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus through the Play Store. This could be the result of a number of things, but regardless of which one it is, there is no way to get a Galaxy Nexus through Google’s online retail channel.
Apple does have a ban on sales of the device in the US, so this could be very closely related to the patent wars that have been going on between Samsung and Apple. On the other hand, this “Coming Soon” message on the Galaxy Nexus Google Play page could just mean that Google wants to stop selling the devices until Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is out. After all, the page does say “(soon with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean),” so I think it’s safe to assume that one of the possible reasons that the device isn’t for sale right now is because of Jelly Bean.
Whatever it is, I hope it’s something that’s solved as soon as possible. I might already have my Galaxy Nexus, but there are plenty of people who don’t – and taking away devices is never a good thing.
We’ll be sure to let you know if this changes.
Update: And as soon as I publish the article, The Verge learns that Apple posted the $96 million bond to set the injunction in motion. I don’t think I have to write about my hatred for patent battles, so I won’t.[Google Play via The Verge: 1, 2]