Friday, December 2, 2011

Could Verizon's Delaying the Galaxy Nexus be a Good Thing?

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone
As everyone knows the Galaxy Nexus was supposed to be on Verizon already, but for some reason Verizon is still testing. It seems that Verizon may have learned their lesson with rushing phones. You may have heard of the Blunderbolt Thunderbolt by HTC's problems. If you don't know what I'm talking about then here's a short overview. When the Thunderbolt released everyone knew there would be a few issues because of new technology, but no one expected as many problems as it had. When the phone released it had signal and battery issues(severe battery issues). Verizon and HTC had found the solution to the signal problems and put it in an update and rushed it to the phones. When that update hit all hell broke loose. Phones started randomly rebooting and doing all sorts of funky things. Then it took them months to fix that all while promising gingerbread with the fix, which did not happen. It was a true fiasco and one I'm sure Verizon wants the prevent from happening again.

Flash forward to now. The Galaxy Nexus has already had one big bug fixed before Verizon has even released it. It seems to me that Verizon wanted the rest of the world the be the Guinea pigs instead of them so they are still "testing" the Galaxy Nexus or rather waiting to see what problems arise. Now even though their phone is different it stands to reason that the software bugs caused just by LTE would be minimal. So at least there may be one positive to this long wait. We may actually get a device that does what it is supposed to when it is launched without a truckload of issues to be fixed. I just hope it is worth everyone's wait, which I'm sure it will be.

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