September 26th, 2013, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Device(s): Nexus 5, Asus TF700, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Logitech Revue, Chromecast
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Originally Posted by stew930
If the N5 is partly based off the LG G2 which works on all carriers where is the sense in this possibly not working on Verizon? Would Verizon tell a manufacture to not make it compatible with their network?
Unlikely, but since the Nexus line is Google's flagship, they want control over it like apple has over the iPhone line. Verizon won't let them as we found out with the Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 3). Google more or less has given up as far as dealing with Verizon, so it told LG to intentionally not make it compatible. As if the gnex fiasco wasn't bad enough, Verizon is at it again with the second generation nexus 7 tablet.
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Current Devices: Nexus 5, Asus TF700, Google Glass, (2013) LTE Nexus 7, Logitech Revue, Chromecast
Retired: Samsung Fascinate, Droid Charge, Galaxy Nexus, (2012) WiFi Nexus 7, Nexus 4