Verizon Galaxy Nexus may not be considered a developer device any more
Something extremely strange has just happened and we're not 100% sure exactly what it means, but it possibly could be that Google is no longer considering the Verizon Galaxy Nexus as a developer device any more, which would mean that although it carries the Nexus brand, it really isn't a Nexus device, it's a Verizon device.
This isn't confirmed, but the evidence is piling up. The main thing is that Google has removed the Verizon Galaxy Nexus from its listing of official developer devices. The Android "Building for devices" page has a listing of developer devices and instructions for a couple basic fastboot functions, but the page suddenly says blatantly, "No CDMA devices are supported." All mentions of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus codename, "toro", have been removed from the page as well, and on the Factory Image Page, the Verizon Nexus images are labeled as "archived, for reference only".
Cached version of the same pages from January 28th, just 6 days ago, still have full references to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, so it's hard to say exactly what's happening. Perhaps Verizon has been insisting on too much control over the device, but we're hoping that Google makes a statement soon to clear this up.