However it appears that this latest smartphone offering of Sprint may have some issues that may affect the user experience of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be joined by two other smartphones on the Sprint lineup that will be using its 4G LTE network. The two other 4G LTE-enabled smartphones that will be offered by Sprint are the LG Viper and the HTC Evo 4G LTE.
Sprint is currently working on its 4G network as it transitions from the WiMax to LTE. Reports have indicated that around ten cities will be included in the LTE network of Sprint soon. However the latest LTE smartphone offerings of Sprint are not compatible with its WiMax network, which would indicate that users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus of Sprint will not be able to fully optimize the use of their devices until the 4G LTE network of the carrier is fully set up.
Despite this limitation, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus of Sprint will offer support for the Google Wallet mobile payment system, which is not available on the Verizon version of the device. Users who sign up for the mobile payment service within one week of the activation of the smartphone will reportedly receive a credit of $10. Another $40 will reportedly be added by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) around three weeks after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus unit is registered.
The delay in the setting up of the LTE network of Sprint may work to the disadvantage of the carrier with its release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus into the market. This may have a negative effect on the sales of the device in the market inasmuch as the carrier is offering a smartphone that was initially released into the market last year.