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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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

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

8. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

23. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

25. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

2. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 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!

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and 4.4 is here

3. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 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.

4. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

6. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Dont bet on that quick update...

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

10. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

For Verizon, at all is on time.

9. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

11. blahb

Posts: 48; Member since: May 16, 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.

26. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

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

12. rhurk

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 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

13. jpmcnown

Posts: 35; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

14. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

18. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 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. :'(

29. chad8737

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

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

15. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 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.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


19. bagst011

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

28. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

20. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

21. LG_is_the_best unregistered

That's so f*cked up!!

22. Blackrod5000

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 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

27. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 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 :(

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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