Sprint to Launch Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper as First 4G LTE Devices
>By Christopher Weaver
Many of us were excited by the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but disappointed at the same time at the fact it was only available on Verizon. Today that is no longer true as Sprint has announced the addition of this phone to their line up, making it the first available 4G LTE phone from Sprint. It does have one clear differentiating feature that some will be thrilled over, Google Wallet. This makes perfect sense due to Sprint already having Google Wallet on the Nexus S 4G, and also that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all proponents for the NFC payment system known as ISIS.
However this isn’t the only 4G LTE phone that Sprint is offering — the LG Viper is also on the list. Sporting a 1.2GHz dual core processor, a 5MP rear camera, NFC chip (Google Wallet capable) this phone may not be shattering standards, but it’s by no means a slouch. One potential drawback is the fact that it’s running Android 2.3 and that Sprint’s 4G LTE network is not expected to launch until mid 2012 in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Hopefully that last part doesn’t sour your opinion, Sprint is trudging along and playing a bit of catch up as they move away from WiMax.