Verizon is obsessed with getting its piece of the pie, even it means blocking the most innovative aspects of its Android phones:
The Galaxy Nexus headed to Verizon Wireless in the next week or so won’t feature Google Wallet, even though it has the NFC chip to do so, we have learned. The app won’t be available in the Android Market for Verizon Galaxy Nexus users. Big Red simply blocked it.
Potentially disruptive technologies are being kept in check by Verizon and other companies that have been granted too much power as gatekeepers of innovation. It’s time we did something about it. 

We need to break open the mobile cartels

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