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  1. greydarrah's Avatar
    You should either enjoy what you bought...a gsm phone, or buy something else. What's the point in wishing/wanting/debating what this phone could be? It is what it is.
    12-21-2012 07:55 PM
  2. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    Of course it isn't. But it certainly isn't as far away from being one as you'd like to imply.
    The N4 lacks the hardware to run on a CDMA network effectively. You do not fix this with a software update; the current Nexus 4is substantially farther away from running on a CDMA network as you seem to imply. Google & LG would have to build a different phone for Verizon, or maybe you think they ought to issue a recall on the device and add the necessary hardware to run on a CDMA network.

    Again, not sure how this is a discussion.
    12-21-2012 10:18 PM
  3. JHBThree's Avatar
    The N4 lacks the hardware to run on a CDMA network effectively. You do not fix this with a software update; the current Nexus 4is substantially farther away from running on a CDMA network as you seem to imply. Google & LG would have to build a different phone for Verizon, or maybe you think they ought to issue a recall on the device and add the necessary hardware to run on a CDMA network.

    Again, not sure how this is a discussion.
    You seem to be misunderstanding what I'm saying. (And throwing in some unnecessary hyperbole for good measure)

    Let me spell it out for you:

    1. The nexus is based around Optimus G reference hardware, which comes in both CDMA and gsm variants.

    2. The nexus HAS a baseband chip that is compatible with any network in the US.

    3. If google wanted to create a CDMA nexus, the hardware already exists to do so and can be put into a 'new' model of nexus without any major re-engineering. This is a major benefit that LG and Google have already cited for the current GSM model.

    4. It is nowhere near as difficult to create a CDMA nexus 4 as you have implied in your posts in this thread.
    12-21-2012 11:37 PM
  4. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    You seem to be misunderstanding what I'm saying. (And throwing in some unnecessary hyperbole for good measure)

    Let me spell it out for you:

    3. If google wanted to create a CDMA nexus, the hardware already exists to do so and can be put into a 'new' model of nexus without any major re-engineering. This is a major benefit that LG and Google have already cited for the current GSM model.

    4. It is nowhere near as difficult to create a CDMA nexus 4 as you have implied in your posts in this thread.
    #4: If you have to create a separate product, that makes it difficult. Why is that an argument?

    #3: As you even mentioned yourself, LG would have to create a different Nexus, and for such a miniscule market when considering where CDMA is used on a global level.

    No part of this sounds simple or like a properly thought out business strategy.

    Not happening
    12-22-2012 05:31 AM
  5. JHBThree's Avatar
    #4: If you have to create a separate product, that makes it difficult. Why is that an argument?

    #3: As you even mentioned yourself, LG would have to create a different Nexus, and for such a miniscule market when considering where CDMA is used on a global level.

    No part of this sounds simple or like a properly thought out business strategy.

    Not happening
    The hardware is already there in the Optimus g. Lg could do it easily.
    12-22-2012 07:48 PM
  6. greydarrah's Avatar
    The hardware is already there in the Optimus g. Lg could do it easily.
    So why don't you start emailing LG, Verizon and Google and see how well it goes? It sounds so simple, they'll probably have a phone ready for you by Christmas.
    12-22-2012 08:16 PM
  7. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    Verizon would want to tattoo their logo all over the place and take months to "test" Software updates.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-22-2012 09:28 PM
  8. Dave_k605's Avatar
    Who cares what Verizon does to the nexus.

    Flash up to date roms on it, it's what the device is intended for.



    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    12-22-2012 10:29 PM
  9. cdmta's Avatar
    Email sent. Thanks for the tip.
    12-22-2012 10:44 PM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    So why don't you start emailing LG, Verizon and Google and see how well it goes? It sounds so simple, they'll probably have a phone ready for you by Christmas.
    Because if I ever buy another nexus it will be on another carrier and it will have LTE. My contract is up in February, so I'm considering moving back to t-mobile for their unlimited.
    12-25-2012 09:53 PM
  11. KitN's Avatar
    Verizon bares the mark of The Beast.

    (BTW, that red check-mark logo is written in blood. IJS.)

    Verizon needs to die. Kill it with fire or hit it with Holy Water. Seriously.

    Verizon ruins phones and eats babies. I hope Google never let's them have another Nexus device to ruin and practice Satanic rituals on.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    12-25-2012 10:14 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Verizon bares the mark of The Beast.

    (BTW, that red check-mark logo is written in blood. IJS.)

    Verizon needs to die. Kill it with fire or hit it with Holy Water. Seriously.

    Verizon ruins phones and eats babies. I hope Google never let's them have another Nexus device to ruin and practice Satanic rituals on.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Tell us how you really feel. lol

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-25-2012 10:35 PM
  13. KitN's Avatar
    Tell us how you really feel. lol

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums


    I do hope you know that entire post was being silly, right?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    12-25-2012 10:46 PM
  14. JHBThree's Avatar


    I do hope you know that entire post was being silly, right?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    Silly but true. The only reason people put up with Verizon is their coverage and their head start with LTE.
    12-25-2012 11:44 PM
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