Maybe this is just paranoia since i've been a Verizon customer for a long time and have waited for 2 major OS upgrades for my Dinc. But follow me here: Verizon is allegedly sitting on this phone for "testing" I'm not entirely sure how updates for Nexus phones works since i've never had one. But if the carrier pushes out OTA updates similar to how it works with other phones, what's to say VZW won't sit on updates too? Most of the appeal of this phone to me is the idea that skinless Android means faster .updates. If that's not going to be the case, this is just another phone to me.