Originally Posted by darejer
Agree and furthermore... we better enjoy a Nexus phone on VZW now, because I doubt that Google would be stupid enough to "partner" with them again. And with both ATT and Sprint getting LTE next year... even more the reason to tell them to kiss off.
I highly doubt the situation is as simple as you make it. There are rumors that this has been pushed back from parts delays (Samsung), OS delays (Google) and phone scheduling (Verizon). All rumor, but people tend to believe the rumors they want and dismiss the others. I might postulate that the release date may not be fully in Verizon's hands at all. Who knows.
But I assure you, this sort of pushed back release schedule happens all the time in the industry. Rarely are fingers pointed and bad blood developed. You've heard the term before, It's business, nothing personal. That is true.
You honestly believe that Google will not want to work with the largest carrier in the US in the future over spite? Not going to happen, even if this is all Verizon's fault. (Which I also don't fully believe.)