MG Siegler on the Nexus 4′s lack of LTE, on his blog parislemon:
The real issue here is that Google wants to sell an unlocked LTE phone and can’t because the U.S. carriers (Verizon in particular) have them over a barrel. And why do they want to sell unlocked phones (which are more expensive since they’re not subsidized by the carriers)? Because the carriers have proven time and time again that they will not allow Google to push timely Android updates.
I laugh when people say Apple is “closed” and Android is “open.” I’d rather have a smartphone controlled by the people who make it rather than a carrier that believes customer service is optional.