I spoke with my contact at Verizon again over the holidays and asked why the update wasn't released when he previously indicated. He called me back after talking to his friend in management and he was embarrassed to admit there is actually an anti-MS strategy due to their partnership with Google and not to expect it.
This makes me really angry. Verizon is not supporting the flagship Windows phone I bought from them. I can't even load the functionality it was advertised as having such as Cortana. Thousands of Verizon customers are being disrespected and they know it.
My question: When is Verizon going to grow up and stop acting like children fighting in a sandbox?
Find that BS. Verizon would NEVER say what their business strategies are especially something that would be considered anticompetitive.
BS! If there were any truth to that there's no way the 928 and 822 would have gotten updates. I'm not holding my breath waiting since nobody seems anxious to tell us what "Early 2015" means.