Galaxy Nexus Verizon apps disabling photographed, launch imminent

What we're looking at today is a few more photos from the wild of the Galaxy Nexus working out on Verizon's 4G LTE network, this time showing off how the two, count them, two Verizon apps on the device will be able to be disabled at will right out of the box. This is not a miraculous feature as it was made clear that we'd be able to disable apps back when Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0 was revealed in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, but it is neat to see that this feature remains available here in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus device. What this means is not that these apps will disappear from the phone entirely, just that they'll be effectively gone from your sight and your processes.

This comes atop our seemingly infinite wait to get this new hero device here in the United States after launches have either been announced or already gone through with in the UK and Japan this past month. While this version of the Galaxy Nexus is not technically as pure vanilla (read: without any carrier or manufacturer add-ons) as it should be considering the last few Nexus devices Google worked on, it is nice to see that we'll be able to knock out what little Verizon will be adding. But is it enough for you, the consumer?

We'll be seeing this device in the flesh relatively soon we're sure, meanwhile we've got to thank our anonymous donor of the pics you're looking at presently for being so kind as to drop them in our inbox. With at least one working device out there in the wild right this moment, we can guess at a launch within the month if not within the week. Meanwhile check out our own review of the international edition of this device as well as the software Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0 – do it now!