Google Nexus 5 will not come to Verizon
posted by Victor H. / Oct 31, 2013, 1:50 PM
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.
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- 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)
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 1:51 PM 4
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 2:37 PM 3
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 1:51 PM 4
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 1:52 PM 10
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 1:56 PM 2
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Dont bet on that quick update...
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:06 PM 0
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 3:04 PM 1
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Aww damn...Note 3 it is then :'(
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:44 PM 0
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 6:11 PM 0
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 5:37 PM 0
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If I buy a CDMA version from Best Buy will I be able to use it on Verizon's network?
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 6:34 PM 0
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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 Nov 02, 2013, 10:23 AM 0
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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 Oct 31, 2013, 8:24 PM 0
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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 Nov 01, 2013, 2:58 AM 0
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