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Verizon's NFL app (finally) working on the Galaxy Nexus

Verizon's NFL app (finally) working on the Galaxy Nexus
Good news for fans of (American) football: Verizon sniffed out the problem, and their NFL Mobile app now works on the Galaxy Nexus. The app, which has met with critical and popular success, was seen as a huge score in 2010 when Verizon inked an agreement with NFL Mobile to be the sole carrier of the app. The app has always been free, although initially you had to subscribe to Verizon’s VCAST service to get streaming video.

This year Verizon one-upped themselves when that the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl would be streamed live to NFL Mobile equipped handsets (live video isn’t available on tablets), but when the Galaxy Nexus shipped the app was not compatible with ICS devices.

With the imminent arrival of the NFL playoffs, football-loving Galaxy Nexus owners were getting nervous, especially after an update did not materialize on the rumored target date of January 4th. The meandering tale of NFL intrigue took another odd turn when the app was finally updated but failed to work on the Galaxy Nexus, despite explicitly stating that the update was to enable Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

Exasperated football fans can rejoice, as this morning the NFL Mobile app works on the Galaxy Nexus, without requiring an update. Apparently the problem was not with the app, but with the server authentication; Big Red must have caught and squashed the bug overnight.

Just in the nick of time Verizon, the wildcard round kicks off Saturday!

source: Android Market via Android Central

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