Galaxy Nexus Delay Could of been caused by Google Wallet!!!

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Want Answers For Verizon Galaxy Nexus Delay? Apparently It Has Everything To Do With Google Wallet



The whole “fiasco” surrounding the release of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon has left many of our readers upset, bitter and for some — they want answers. Even though Verizon has been rather quiet on the subject, taking more of a “we’ll release it when it’s ready” stance, we still don’t have a solid reason for the “hold up.” But I guess Verizon can’t give a reason for the supposed delay when technically, a release date was never given. But with all the leaks flooding into our mailbox and various blogs around the net, it seems pretty apparent that something is definitely up and the Galaxy Nexus has most certainly missed its original target launch date (possibly more than once).
So what has been going on? What exactly is the reason for the delay? Hardware defects? Software defects? Well, yes and no. According to a few close — and completely separate sources — the delay has nothing to do with quality control and most certainly has everything to do with Google Wallet.
Money and corporate politics? Surprise, surprise.
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” that we’ve reported on in the past. According to our sources, Verizon is treading on some thin ice here.
Our source also mentioned December 15th is, in fact, the new target date — but anything can happen from now until then. I’ve said it time and time again. The carriers are in total control and have all the power. It’s their world, we just live in it. As always, take all the above with a grain of salt. I just felt like our readers had a right to know what is apparently going on “behind the scenes.”
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Totally Plausible. Apparantly ISIS is supported by a consortium of Verizon AT&T and TMobile (no Sprint). A little collusion perhaps?
 

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Here's what I dont get with this theory. How did the phone get this far, and Samsung/VZW shipped these phone to stores, with something like this left undecided. Wouldn't Google Wallet have either been put on or not put on the phone when they were being manufactured and setup?
 

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Here's what I dont get with this theory. How did the phone get this far, and Samsung/VZW shipped these phone to stores, with something like this left undecided. Wouldn't Google Wallet have either been put on or not put on the phone when they were being manufactured and setup?

Google Wallet is software. It could easily be pushed remotely once the devices are activated for the first time.
 

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I've never heard the expression "with a grain of salt" until I started following the Nexus. Now I either read it or hear it on a review video 10+ times a day.
 

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Google Wallet is software. It could easily be pushed remotely once the devices are activated for the first time.

I get that. I guess my question is, shouldn't something like what software is coming with the phone have been decided on before the phones were built, packaged, and shipped to the stores? I dont see how the phones got this far along in the process with something like whether or not 1 of googles main apps would be allowed on the phone to be decided on? Unless google wallet isn't a pre-installed app and instead something that can be downloaded from the market place?
 

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Here's what I dont get with this theory. How did the phone get this far, and Samsung/VZW shipped these phone to stores, with something like this left undecided. Wouldn't Google Wallet have either been put on or not put on the phone when they were being manufactured and setup?
yes................
 

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I'm never going to use Google Wallet, this means I should get my Nexus sooner:D
 

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Well its obvious that's this is why the invoices were to be left on the merchandise and no advertising for the phone. If Google wallet has to be on phone then Verizon will return the phones and not sell them.
 

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Totally Plausible. Apparantly ISIS is supported by a consortium of Verizon AT&T and TMobile (no Sprint). A little collusion perhaps?

Haha, are you a cnet fan by chance? They have been ironically using "collusion/consortium" this week.

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I might not be able to use Google Wallet but you can bet your buttocks it's going on my G-Nex so I can walk into a Verizon store an try to pay my bill with it. #boycottISIS
 

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Well with it being Verizon... as usual they'll get what they want and just like always it'll be locked down as tight as area 51 in my opinion, and then Google's beloved Nexus Prime is no different than any other device out here.

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This is the only explanation for the delay that really seems that feasible to me. I usually don't get on any forum very often, and I usually frequent car or motorcycle forums the most, but lately I've been checking this forum several times a day. I wish they would just settle this and release the phone!
 

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Yeah, the scary thing about this is it seems like the only possible reason for the delay. Why have the shipments in store already? Makes me worried about them actually releasing the phone, if they get into some legal battle we may never see this damn phone on Verizon.
 
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