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Nexus 4 verizon

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by welbinator, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast
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    So, I think we've all pretty much become used to the idea that the amazing Nexus 4 will never hit verizon. (Ok I can't lie, I'm still not over it)

    But just for curiosity's sake, does anybody know WHY this is happening? I was given a nexus 4 to borrow for a couple months while I was a Google Specialist, and It was awesome! Good battery life, no crappy ass moto blur or htc sense, gets updates immediately. I WANT ONE!

    Anyways, I can't find much on the googles except people complaining like I am right now. I just wanna know what the dealio is. Is verizon tired of not being able to put all their stupid bloatware on the phone so they just won't allow it? I just wish ATT didn't suck I would probably go there just for the Nexus 4.
     

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  2. Rxpert83

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    Because they were terrible at updating the previous ones. I like to think of of as pappa Google spanking Verizon and sprint. It took Verizon nearly 3 months to get jellybean on the galaxy nexus. Sprint wasn't much better

    Also making a seperate CDMA version would increase costs
     
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    That and I think Verizon puts the lock on the device and the most bloatware...Google really didn't like that at all
     
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    Yeah, Verizon seems to be a big fan of locking down everything possible on their network.
     
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    It is what everyone said above plus Verizon blocks Google Wallet (which is awesome on the Nexus 4).

    Basically, Verizon wants control and doesn't deserve a Nexus. They had their chance and screwed it up.
     
  6. welbinator

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    yeah but couldn't we just root it and fix all those problems?

    I really really want that nexus 4 dangit.

    amazing the things that we can get upset about. ha. I'll stop complaining now.
     
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    Rooting can help many things, but it won't solve the incompatibility issue between the GSM only Nexus 4 and Verizon's CDMA only network.
     

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