Canadian mobile phone carrier TELUS has discontinued the latest Google phone out there, none other than the Galaxy Nexus.
No official announcement on the matter was made, but a leaked document that emerged over at MobileSyrup
shows that the operator already made the move.
Coming from Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus was made official in October last year and started to arrive on shelves a month later, in November.
added the Galaxy Nexus to its offering on January 13th, which makes the Google phone only five months old on the carrier’s network.
However, it appears that the wireless services provider believes that this smartphone has lived its life, and that it needs to make room for another device.
Most probably, the carrier has in mind the newly unveiled Galaxy S III
smartphone from Samsung, which runs Android 4.0.4 and packs a large 4.8-inch screen and a quad-core application processor.
Featuring a similar design with the Galaxy Nexus, the new handset is expected in LTE markets starting with June with a dual-core chip inside. The rest of the world will receive it at the end of this month.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that said leaked document also mentions the Magenta Lumia 800 as planned for discontinuation soon.
Recently, TELUS said that they were happy with the sales of Lumia 800, but it seems that things might have changed.
“We are very pleased with the sales performance thus far, with Lumia sales meeting our expectations,” Brent Johnston, VP of Mobility Solutions, TELUS, told MobileSyrup a few weeks ago.
The aforementioned leaked doc does not offer an explanation on why the carrier plans to end the life of Lumia 800’s Magenta flavor. However, no mention was found on the Black and Cyan versions of the phone
(which are sold exclusively via TELUS in Canada) being set to share the same fate.