I've actually been expecting a Google/VZW knock down drag out fight of the ages over open devices on LTE ever since VZW won the TV spectrum. Google has been trying to play nice and make agreements rather than just battling. My guess is this got them REALLY close and VZW wouldn't agree to be as open as the Goog was demanding. I have been baffled ever since the OG Droid they were working together like they were. I knew as the LTE really got going on the spectrum Google had meddled with the rules and FCC on that something weird would go down. I'm picking Google to win this is the ONLY reason I expect the Nexus to show on VZW.