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Well GNex it was was somewhat nice knowing you.....

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It looks like Verizon is throwing in the towel on the Nexus. It has already dropped to the bargain $99 tier direct from Verizon and now its hit free on contract from retailers.  EOL can't be too far off.  Though I can't really say I'm surprised, Verizon has a new top tier device in the SIII to gimp features on and load down with proprietary bloatware much more shamelessly than a "Nexus" device.  Add to that the off contract only "Developer" SIII for those that know and care to show Verizon exactly where they can stick it and their isn't really a place for the Nexus anymore.  Granted Verizon never really seemed to welcome a Nexus with open arms. They denied then finally fessed up to blocking Google Wallet in favor of their own yet to launch payment system, a "Feature" they have carried over to the SIII.  Then there are the painfully slow updates.  So given it's fall from grace I won't be holding my breath for an official JB OTA. Instead I will being actively ROM'ing the hell of mine. My plans to sell it, pay the ETF and go with a true GSM Nexus are not looking so good now that Verizon's price cuts will have most likely killed the resale value.  Though I do plan on filling a complaint with the FTC about Google Wallet and the interesting coincidence that most, if not all NFC enabled Verizon and AT&T phones have Google Wallet blocked by the carrier.  Also interesting how both Verizon and AT&T are part of the same competing payment service partnership.

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Re: Well GNex it was was somewhat nice knowing you.....

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wait.. you do know the phone came out a long time ago and are posting a 3rd party reseller site as your source right?

it couldn't be that they overbought and have a stock of inventory they want to sell.

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Re: Well GNex it was was somewhat nice knowing you.....

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Not to mention new phones come out every 6.3 seconds (yes, exaggerated on purpose).

No phone is going to stay on top for very long.

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