Android Phones

Verizon aims to discontinue Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB, Droid 4, and more

January 28, 2013 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Verizon

Verizon End of Life

One of the sad parts of the Android product life cycle is seeing it vanish from store shelves.  Today, we learned that Verizon is no longer purchasing stock for several successful products.  Instead, the carrier will let the remaining stock and inventory run dry in anticipation of replacing it with something better.

The products in particular include the 32GB model of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola’s Droid 4 and Droid RAZR, and the Rezound is effectively gone.  On February 15, Verizon plans to end sales of the LG Lucid 4G LTE.  Overall, these products have been on the shelves for quite some time, with the Galaxy S III being the most recent model to launch.  However, the 16GB model will remain in stock and is likely the much more popular Galaxy S III variant.

It will be interesting to see if Motorola opts to produce another version of the Droid series with the iconic slider QWERTY keyboard, but it is anyone’s guess at this point.