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Google Nexus 5 will not come to Verizon

Google Nexus 5 will not come to Verizon
Just as many feared, the Nexus 5 won’t arrive to the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless. Google’s Android chief Sundar Pichai confirmed that "the Nexus 5 will not be on Verizon," but interestingly the handset will come to the US second largest CDMA carrier, Sprint.

Google and Verizon Wireless have not had the best of relationships and it seems like this time again customers will fall victim to this.

This is something that both sides are obviously trying to fix as Pichai also mentioned that Google is "working with [Verizon] on a set of projects for 2014." The Android chief left it at that giving no further details on the type of projects and hopefully devices that are about to come on Verizon. The Nexus 5, a watch, glasses? We can only speculate.

Right now, Google has confirmed that it will sell its Nexus 5 in Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack stores.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:51 4

1. Sakeem (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Well......once my contract is up...see ya big red!!! I guess I will now wait for info on the new nexus 10.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:37 3

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm reading the same all across the Verizon forums. Even though Google will work with Verizon for another project it still won't be a TRUE Nexus. I don't get why everyone bends over for Apple but won't do the same for Google to support their flagship phone.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 07:06

23. boosook (Posts: 1074; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Because in the us apple sells 50% of all smartphones alone!

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:03

25. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


So by your logic then Samsung should be exempt from limitations and bloatware as well..

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:51 4

2. Tommy1960i (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


A nice phone
And a good price
To Nexus Hello
To iPhone goodbye

No more problems
Now things are clear
We are out of trouble
The Nexus is here!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:08

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


and 4.4 is here

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:52 10

3. DaHarder (Posts: 174; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Not 'coming to Verizon' - For Now... then again, given the clunky manner in which Verizon handled the Galaxy Nexus, it's probably for the better.

It's seriously time that all these mobile devices became completely carrier independent like it is in many other countries.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:53 2

4. greenmunky (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Now, if PhoneArena would be so kind as to remove the Verizon tag from all the Nexus posts... that'd be great. Like having salt rubbed into a wound.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:56 2

5. roldefol (Posts: 3093; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


A shame, but not at all surprising to anyone familiar with Verizon's update practices. At least we have alternatives like the G2, and the Droids already have the voice controls and should get a relatively quick update to KitKat.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:06

6. iampayne (Posts: 248; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Dont bet on that quick update...

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:10

7. roldefol (Posts: 3093; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That's why I said "relatively". For Verizon, 6 months or less is quick.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:01 3

10. beefsupreme (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


For Verizon, at all is on time.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:00

9. blazee (Posts: 307; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


My contract is up in January. I guess I'll be switching carriers come next year.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:04 1

11. blahb (Posts: 47; Member since: 16 May 2012)


As expected... Verizon won't allow a Nexus device on their network until it is a VoIP over LTE device w/o CDMA. This will require customers to upgrade their plan thus eliminating the their unlimited data plan.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 12:02

26. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


i wonder how many people left their UNLIMITED data for the Nexus5

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:18

12. rhurk (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


AHHh I F-ing Hate Verizon and there need to feel like have to control everything, contract is up in December and so is my 10yrs of putting up with their crap

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:26

13. jpmcnown (Posts: 34; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Ridiculous. Google's an asshole too. They should have burnt Verizon by leaking that too.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 16:44

14. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Aww damn...Note 3 it is then :'(

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:11

18. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yup, same situation.

Had my GNexus since the day it came out, its really badly constructed phone, and radio signals suck. Not Samsungs best phone. Burn in on my screen, times it will flicker and poor speakers.

I am just about had it with my phone, as much as i love the stock expereince the hardware and manufacturer needed work.

Note 3 or S5 for me around December/January. I still have my Unlmted data plan so either way I have to pay full retail to keep it. :'(

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:47

29. chad8737 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


S5 in december/january.... where is your crystal ball???!!!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 17:37

15. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Fwiw, a mixed mode cdma/lte variant would be a clusterf*** for aosp. This time next year when Verizon is runnimg VoLTE and releasing 4g only phones, then there can be a one size fits all nexus phone available to everyone.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:07

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Another GOOD REASON FOR HAVING A GSM phone.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:34

19. bagst011 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


If I buy a CDMA version from Best Buy will I be able to use it on Verizon's network?

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 10:23

28. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


From what I have read in the past, the simple answer is no. But I am also curious to see if anyone has at least tried it yet or is working on a possible workaround that would unlock compatibility. This is literally the only reason I can't buy one.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 20:24

20. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


My guess...Verizon will do fine w/out the Nexus 5. It would be diff. if no phones were getting KK (one more "K" & that might not be a good thing) but i'm sure Moto, Sammy & LG will so not missing too much as Moto may offer the stock Google software. It does look like a pretty sexy phone tho.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:12 1

21. LG_is_the_best (unregistered)


That's so f*cked up!!

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 02:58

22. Blackrod5000 (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Its so sad if your Verizon customer their attitude is they can give you coverage but not great phone selection which is bs that will last for only so long AT&T is right on their heels. Niw their is a great phone selection

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 16:15

27. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


It has ok coverage but the one thing why I'm still with them is because I still have unlimited data with them and was waiting for the N5...i guess not :(

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 08:04 1

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh well, i guess i'll be getting a Moto X in the near future.

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