Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus, which supports the carrier’s sprouting 4G LTE network, is now with a new two-year contract. Verizon Wireless introduced a similar pricing scheme in late July. Sprint’s model still runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, instead of the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system that has rolled out to unlocked Galaxy Nexus units, and the carrier hasn’t yet announced any plans to deliver an update. The phone packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of storage and has a 4.65-inch display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution.
This wouldn’t be a bad purchase, especially if Jelly Bean is in the cards, but we’re also wondering if the recent price drops are a small hint that a new Nexus-branded smartphone is on its way. You might remember, last October Samsung and Google announced the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong, not at a Google I/O event. Perhaps a new and raw Jelly Bean device is just around the corner.