Originally Posted by DonDraper
Do not think of it as "Control" - but do not forget that your phone lives on the Verizon network, and they are going to decide when any new OTA rom or patch gets delivered. Google isn't going to be able to push a button hand have a rom fly out to all the GNEX's over the Verizon network. They (VZW) have TON of devices out there that all need OTA updates and they have to schedule them accordingly. All I'm saying is that at some point you will be at the mercy of Verizon to deliver the patch or rom, OR - you will probably be able to simply download it from google and do it yourself if you are capable.
This is a different point altogether but even still i doubt VZ will limit updates that much. Smartphone users are using data all the time and a 4.0.x update or build update isn't going to change the stress for VZ's network. Especially so since the the Gnex's update could be coming from Google's servers, therefore VZ would have a minimal increase in data consumption.
Unless the update is rather large, like maybe a 4.x revision, then a more scheduled update may be necessary, even still the Gnex is going to be a very small percentage of VZ's phones in use.