Honestly I'm not terribly bummed that VZW didn't get the Nexus 4. I've never had anything but horrible results from LG devices. And if Nexus does become exclusive, I'll be trying my best to follow. That said I've seen multiple things saying cdma is harder to update. Especially here lately regarding reasons they are behind on updates. Hopefully they catch up and with this phone still having a seemingly long life can redeem themselves into another in the near future.