The Nexus 4 was just announced without 4G LTE, so I'm wondering if it will still work on Verizon? Are there any plans to add it to the Verizon store (presumably free-with-contract)? I want a phone that doesn't have manufacturer/carrier crapware, and I want updates when they come out, not when the manufacturer gets around to it and Verizon finally approves it (Android 4.1 is still coming "real soon now", right?).
So can I use the Nexus 4 on Verizon?
Actually the Nexus 4 costs more. The only reason why it appears cheaper is because Google subsidizes it right out of the box. Won't go into detail as various places including this forum has explained it more than a handful of times.
If you want the Nexus 4 you will have to pick a GSM carrier. Sprint or Verizon do not have GSM backbone and uses CDMA.
Actually the Nexus 4 costs more. The only reason why it appears cheaper is because Google subsidizes it right out of the box.
So you're saying it's just my imagination that Google sells the Nexus 4 (16 GB) for $350 and Verizon sells the Galaxy Nexus for $500? I don't care *how* Google gets the price down, the fact of the matter is that the Nexus 4 is $150 cheaper than the now-obsolete Galaxy Nexus.
Google made it rather clear today that they are done dealing with the outdated and Draconian policies that Verizon insists on inflicting upon its subscribers, namely bloatware, spyware, adware, trackware, crapware, as well as the resulting mega-delays in making updates to the Android OS available in a reasonable, acceptable and timely manner.
Apple was able to force Verizon's hand on the matter, but it seems Google would prefer to take the high road. Perhaps a marked decline in subscriber numbers and a quarter or two of higher than normal churn will prompt Verizon to reconsider (but I doubt it.)
The Nexus 4 will not work it's not CDMA/LTE capable only GSM/HSPA+ networks will work with it like AT&T and
Google didn't want to give the Nexus 4 to Verizon because they literally destroyed what the Galaxy Nexus was suppose to be, a pure google phone. They blocked or banded Google wallet from the play store oh wait i'm sorry I mean "won't allow" isn't that the same thing??? and thinking since it's a Nexus we'd be first up in android updates guess again nope! so Verizon pretty much destroyed Googles flagship phone for what it was suppose to be a pure good android experience with out carrier limitations so thats the reason why Google won't bring the new Nexus 4 to Verizon or any other LTE network carrier.
Also about updates Google pushes them still but in order for us to get them they have to go through hoops with Verizon, They test out the updates and then they decide wether they want to go through and push the updates or not.
also I think we should get updates because they way Verizon does things is like lack of customer support and they don't come out with the updates instead they go "Oh why bother updating when you can just get a new phone with the latest update instead!!" is what is seems like to me. just wait they'll have a new phone wit JellyBean 4.2.1 installed and us Galaxy Nexus user are going to have to wait still.
You have no idea on licensing... LTE is so locked down and is proprietary(which no carrier owns). It would increase the cost, and since LTE bands are so far and between that it would need to have different versions as currently there is no LTE radio that supports multiple bands at an affordable price.
What I found on using the Nexus 4 with Verizon. Also, it will accept voice calls.
I'm only sticking to Verizon because I'm a grandfathered Alltel member with unlimited data. As soon as this contract's up, I'm going with a different carrier for my next Nexus device. I don't at all appreciate you guys at Verizon blocking Google Wallet. I know you want me to use Isis instead, but I really don't feel like driving all the way to Salt Lake City just to make a purchase with my phone. The McDonald's down the street takes Google Wallet right now. So does the local 7-11 store.
All I can say is...No matter what Verizon Wireless does or does not do, My Next Phone Will Be The New Nexus 4 with more memory capability, 4G-LTE, and all the other things THAT PHONE will offer when Google gets through with it to make it one of the better phones out there...Verizon Better get a better idea quick, or else...