So what has been going on? What exactly is the reason for the delay? Hardware defects? Software defects? According to Phandroid, the delay has nothing to do with quality control and most certainly has everything to do with Google Wallet.
According to higher uppers in Verizon’s chain of command, Google Wallet does not sit very well with Verizon. Especially when Big Red has already partnered up with ISIS to offer their own NFC mobile payment services. The conflict comes with Google wanting to keep their device largely “untouched” — it is their flagship device after all — and by Verizon demanding Google Wallet be removed, this is not only a disservice to their loyal customers but it could be borderline illegal if defined by a little something called “Net Neutrality”. According to our sources, Verizon is treading on some thin ice here.
We hear December 15th is, in fact, the new target date — but anything can happen from now until then.
SOURCE: Want Answers For Verizon Galaxy Nexus Delay? Apparently It Has Everything To Do With Google Wallet