Totally not cool there is no Nexus phone worthy piece on Verizon… 

16 May 2013 admin In G+ Posts Tags:

Comments: 16

  1. Sean Riley 16 May 2013 Reply

    Embrace it fully, there is no real Nexus phone on Verizon.

  2. Jeremy Davies 16 May 2013 Reply

    I hate Verizon… but I love my unlimited data. Haha.

  3. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki There is no need to worry. The GS4 Google Edition is great even if you dont buy it. The reason? It will make it so it is easier for developers to build AOSP Roms for the touchwiz Galaxy S4.

    So even if you buy the touchwiz version on Verizon, AOSP Roms on it will be out practically the day after a new version of Android is announced for the Google Edition.

  4. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Thomas Schwartz that is a good point.. 

  5. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki Believe me, I was upset at first, but then I thought about it for a sec and I realized that if they are the exact same hardware(CDMA vs. GSM radios aside), then developers wouldnt have to build an AOSP rom from the ground up like they do right now. They would just have to take the rom that the Google Edition is running, edit the radios to work for CDMA, and there you go.

  6. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    Also for those on At&t and T-mobile that dont want to pay the unsubsidized price, they too can just buy the regular S4 and download an AOSP rom

  7. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2013 Reply

    Only thing keeping me from buying an S4 is all the crap on it… if they just made that removable – I would get one.. sadly I might need to get something as my Galaxy Nexus that I have to say i really do like – is starting to act very strange. I assume its just dying…

  8. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki but thats why I just said, all you would have to do to get rid of the crap is download an AOSP Rom for it. Which is now easier to build because of the Google Edition

  9. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2013 Reply

    No i hear that.. but it does not solve the masses issue – it does solve the people who like to root etc… 

    Its a solution none the less.. sadly it is expensive and I need to do more work to get it to work…. 

    I would have loved to see Motorola come back.. but clearly that is not yet happening..

  10. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki I would love to see Motorola make a comeback as well, but I dont think its going to happen anytime soon. For me personally, I NEED a new phone as soon as I can get one, because the screen on my S3 cracked…And unfortunately, the S4 is my only viable choice on Verizon

  11. Brandon Larkin 16 May 2013 Reply

    If carriers would stop trying to control all the software on the phone and treat Google the way they treat Apple's iPhone, we would be much better off.

  12. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Brandon Larkin Actually the iPhone's software is controlled by the carriers as well. The only difference is, is that Apple waits till an update has been approved by all carriers before releasing it.

  13. Brandon Larkin 16 May 2013 Reply

    +Thomas Schwartz The iPhone doesnt come loaded with carrier-specific software, though. I would love to see Nexus devices everywhere, but Verizon has been notoriously bad on update timelines on the Galaxy Nexus.

  14. Kevin Gault 16 May 2013 Reply

    I have a feeling Google is deliberately holding out on Verizon after the debacle with the Galaxy Nexus. The S4 is a bit pricey, I'm going to T-Mobile and the N4 here in a few months and getting away from Verizon. My service here in Ridgeland, MS sucks.

  15. Thomas Schwartz 16 May 2013 Reply

    Once Verizon switches to a full LTE network(Voice and Data over LTE), we will see unlocked devices for them. They are switching this year, so it should only be a matter of time.

  16. chris burzycki 18 May 2013 Reply

    Wtf is this guy talking about? Wow you can tell an xda noob when you see one. Smh.

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