First it appeared in a slipped ad, and then on The Engadget Show during CES. More recently, Sprint’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was spotted coasting through the FCC, and now it’s practically a lock to launch between three and six weeks from now. We’ve received word that Sprint has initiated employee training specifically for the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0, which will enlighten staff on the benefits of the handset, ICS and Google Wallet. Those involved with the training have to wrap things up within the next fortnight, leading us to believe that it’ll make its way into retail outlets in late April or early May. In related news, the coursework also makes mention of enabling LTE on a heretofore unannounced “LG Fury” — presumably not to be confused with the similarly titled handset from ZTE. Unfortunately, details beyond the name on that guy are nowhere to be found, but we’ll be digging for more in the days ahead.
Update: We’ve since stumbled upon a full slide deck of the training guide, and while there’s nothing too surprising here, we are seeing that early units will ship with LTE turned off by default, though the company will change that at an undetermined time in the future. Call us crazy, but it sounds like Sprint may start hawking these prior to its LTE network being fully active.