New leak claims Nexus 5 is coming to Sprint
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2013, 11:47 posted on
One of the earlier leaks that we saw on the Nexus 5 was the FCC filing, which actually came in two varieties. There was a CDMA model that passed through the FCC, which we assumed would be a Sprint variant of the device. We assumed Sprint, because Google doesn't seem to trust Verizon with Nexus devices anymore, and Sprint has been a good Nexus partner in the past...
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3. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Seriously, Verizon's phone lineup sucks or they get phones that were great when they came out.
21. gentleman559 (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)
LMFAO. Yeah, thats why my business went elsewhere long time ago.
4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 760; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Sorry to disappoint you... But Verizon doesn't wants it... They want to molest Nexus devices too like they usually do to any other Android phone and obviously Google is NOT at all ready...
7. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
...not until VERIZON sticks a direct NSA-bug on it...then they'll release it 9 months later...
11. shipstylin (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Not going to happen as much as I wish it would. This would allow an easy way for people to keep their unlimited, and Verizon would have no part in allowing that to happen!
12. Synack (Posts: 670; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
It shouldn't be hard to release a Nexus device with Verizon's hardware bands and sell it on the Google Play Store, then just walk over to the nearest corporate Verizon store and shove a VZW 4G LTE sim card in and call it a day.
14. NexusPhan (Posts: 586; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Ha! The Nexus 7 LTE for Verizon was a disaster. You still can't activate a new SIM in the Nexus 7 as Verizon has not approved it yet. For a phone you would also need the CDMA activation which is completely separate from the SIM and requires proprietary software from Verizon to access those CDMA frequencies. It would be illegal to sell a Nexus device that runs on CDMA (required for voice on Verizon) in the play store without Verizon's authorization. So no only is it hard, it's nearly impossible and illegal.
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
We will have to wait until Verizon kills it's CDMA network and launches VoLTE before we get another Verizon-compatible Nexus. Even then, it will probably be delayed since Google will have to wait for Verizon's certification, but at least we'll finally have a pure stock Android device with instant updates on Verizon. That will probably be late 2014-2015 though.
22. lsutigers (Posts: 803; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
It sucks but I get it, Google isn't going to put up with Verizon castrating their Nexus line and trying to call the shots.
5. Mass88 (Posts: 50; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Verizon is a bad carrier for a Nexus phone. I have had the Galaxy Nexus since it was first launched in Dec 2011. Verizon delayed the initial launch to allow extra time to promote the just released Droid Razr. Then we had to wait months for each update, well after Google had pushed it out to everyone else.
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7011; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
NEXUS 5 should be on every carrier/prepaid carrier
8. greathero1 (Posts: 540; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Agreed but take it one step further, ALL PHONES should be available! Wishful thinking on our part though.
10. VrtualVigilante (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
How about a date that isn't 6 months down the road? That would be something to excite me.
13. improv (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Could KitKat or the Nexus 5 be announced today? Just this morning, KitKat posted a picture on their twitter page with 2 KitKat bars shaped as a "T" for time out. One could make the assumption that the "T" also represents today; perhaps it is interesting to note that today is the 1-year anniversary since the Nexus 4 announcement. Also today, KitKat uploaded a promo Android 4.4 video to YouTube with an Android eating the last bar; does this represent 0 more days? I'm hopeful for an announcement today in the evening as that is what I thought yesterday's picture posted by KitKat was hinting... (when night touches day, one more day)
I think I'm going crazy, haha.
18. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
dude you need to get some rest!! for example the 't' could mean, tomorrow, tuesday, thursday, two days to go...any of those!!
16. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
Looks like I'll be getting a new phone and a new screen name Lol.
17. Esteban4u (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
Sadly no Nexus 5 announcement today. The announcement is imminent as there are so many leaks happening almost every day now. I'ts also the anniversary of the unveiling of the Nexus 4. Hopefully the Nexus 5 won't have the same supply issues. C'MON GOOGLE! the anticipation is killing me!
19. youdug (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
More leaked info we knew 2 months ago!
Leak something we dont know, like how sprint is going to price this phone On Contract.
I really dont see them just selling this for the $349 off contract since they always want people to extend their commitment. The 5c is $100 and it retails for $200 more than this.
Sell it for $50 sprint. Do it... Do it...
20. gentleman559 (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)
One more phone that will drop calls and have great 3G data speeds added to Sprints HORRIBLE network. Thank God for T-Mobile we always get the best devices.
23. lsutigers (Posts: 803; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Sprint has much greater coverage than T-Mobile and has always had solid voice coverage that blows TMO out of the water and is on par with AT&T. Sprint's issues were with data speeds but that has largely changed in the majority of the country. Sprint has most major markets covered with LTE and is working on the rest.
25. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Yeah, I don't know what that guy is talking about. I have no issues with their voice coverage. Have signal in my area in more places than my friends with AT&T do, and roam on Verizon.
Not to mention that LTE is in my area and is rolling out at a pretty good pace, and will be joined by LTE on 800 and 2500 soon. I'm happy I switched to Sprint from VZW, screw the baby bells and their anti-consumer practices.
30. lsutigers (Posts: 803; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I don't know what he's talking about either. I have both Verizon (personal) and Sprint (work) and they are both great. I spend most of my time traveling for work and the new upgraded Sprint network is awesome. I get LTE in every major metro market and many smaller markets, the rest of the markets are currently being upgraded so I get a combination of upgraded 3G and LTE there.
Sprint works just fine and has a ton more coverage than T-Mobile. The data speeds have gotten much better so it's not even a comparison. At this point, Verizon is ahead, AT&T and Sprint are about on par coverage wise, and T-Mobile is way behind in coverage. The good thing about TMO is the new cheaper plans with int'l data and hotspot included. If they had better coverage and I would consider them.