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Following speculation that the Galaxy Nexus' release had been delayed until December, Samsung has issued a statement clarifying the device is still on track for release on 17 November.

Speaking to CNET UK, a Samsung representative stated, "Samsung can confirm that the UK launch date for the Galaxy Nexus is the 17th November."

Speculation that the device's release had been delayed exploded across the internet message boards after online retailer Amazon amended its Nexus page, listing it as being available for 2 December.

At the time this article was written Amazon was still listing the device as being available from 2 December. The company itself has not responded to requests for comment regarding the new, delayed release date.

The Galaxy Nexus originally set tech fans' tongues wagging back in October when it was unveiled alongside Google's frosty new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Since being unveiled the device has garnered significant attention boasting some pretty hefty tech spec. The device is listed as packing a speedy 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

Better still, the new Nexus will house a whopping 1280 x 720, 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen, running at a native 720p resolution -- basically meaning the display will be so sharp it could slice a melon.

All this will be contained in a 8.94 mm thick case, boasting the same contour display and concave rounded screen design that was first introduced in the Galaxy Nexus' predecessor the Nexus S.

The camera was also fairly impressive, with the new Nexus packing a 5-megapixel HD snapper. During the event the camera was shown snapping photos with zero shutter lag and recording crisp 1080p HD videos.

The device is currently available on a range of deals from Orange and Vodafone. Prices vary from £59 for the device on a £31 per month two year contact to free on a £46 per month deal.