Verizon Galaxy Nexus Reaches End Of Life, Gone From Shelves

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a very interesting device from the very beginning. It was the first Nexus with LTE. However, it was also a device of many problems. Its unlocked brother had enough battery life issues as it was, but the Verizon Galaxy Nexus took it a step further with battery draining LTE radios. There were many who got devices that would lose signal. It was not compatible with many accessories due to the thicker body.

And its biggest problem was updates. While the GSM model got updates straight from Google, Verizon decided to approve each update. This means that updates were delayed for months. The initial build it shipped with was buggy and problematic, but it didn’t get an update for a long time. When it finally got to Jelly Bean 4.1, many people were either mad or already on custom ROMs (and mad). Even Sprint beat them to the updates with their GNex.

However, through all its problems, it had one of the biggest developer communities of all time. There are still some fantastic ROMs for the device, so owners shouldn’t feel dismayed just because the phone hit its EOL. What are your fondest (and not so fond) memories of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus?


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