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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discontinued; What’ll You Get If Yours Breaks?

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It seems that one of the most exciting and promising handsets to come out last year will be bidding us farewell. This is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE with Verizon. This was the first in the Nexus line-up that was available with 4G LTE on the largest carrier in the US and to fans it was a big deal. However it seems that to Verizon it wasn’t such as big deal and it has breathed in its last breath.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus discontinued

Of course the Cyanogen Mod community will give it the kiss of life for some months and possibly years. Verizon however have never really given the device much of a chance and it will no longer be available with the carrier online or in their stores.

Time has been ticking away for the handset as it has been in out of deal sites and the pre-owned page of Verizon for some time now. Droid-life reported that the handset isn’t available from Verizon anymore and this is not good news for anyone who owns the handset and who relies on it on a day to day basis. However many of these people may have been relying on CM9, CM10 and Android 4.2.1 thanks to CyanogenMod 10.1 who are keeping things fresh.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon was barely a Nexus device as it has always been behind other Nexus handsets. At the moment it is 3 updates behind the international version of the handset. Consumers with Verizon are still on Jelly Bean 4.1. There has been no sign of 4.1.2, and Jelly Bean 4.2 which was revealed in October has been nowhere to be seen either. Right now its future is unknown, apart from the fact that is will not be offered anymore. We could see it updated to Android 4.2 soon, but don’t count on it.

Rumour has it that the next Nexus device running pure Android on Verizon will be the Motorola X. As for those who have taken insurance out on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and are wondering what will happen if theirs happens to be break, well it will be replaced with a different smartphone of equal or greater value. We’ve seen this happen in the past and unfortunately your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will likely be replaced with something of the same age instead of newer. What this means is that you could get a Motorola DROID RAZR as compared to a Samsung Galaxy S3 or RAZR HD as a replacement.

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