Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:30 AM
I'm personally not even bothering with the Nexus 4. LG has never been known for good hardware or anything, and I don't know how well they are with timely updates to the Android OS. Besides, I never liked LG to begin with.. I would like to have a Nexus phone, but from what I heard from the Galaxy Nexus, it has swayed me to not get it, even on Verizon.
For now, I'm sticking to Verizon since we get a discount based on where my mom works anyway. Besides, another reason I wouldn't switch is because Verizon has better coverage in my area, unlike AT&T who I was with for several years. Horrible customer service and them trying to make me seem like an idiot trying to paint me as someone who doesn't know what they're talking about really insults me. (and for the record, I do know what I'm talking about 99% of the time) That's why I ditched AT&T for good and have been good on Verizon since. I don't like their policies as much as the next person, but let's face it, their coverage is far better where I live. May differ in other areas, so opinions are just that.
One last note, I'm not totally bothered by the locked/encrypted bootloader situation. Is it a setback for development? Sure. Do I care? Not really. As long as I can flash an AOSP ROM on a Motorola phone eventually, its fine by me. Kernel updates, kexec, and all that don't bother me all that much for my phone. That's why I don't really care about the bootloader situation.