Long story short: Google wanted to put Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus — the “clean install” Android that everyone loves so much — and Verizon said “no”.
Guess who wins here? Well, the software will not be available to Verizon Galaxy Nexus users.
Verizon issues a release saying they’re not blocking it — which is likely the biggest load of bullshit ever. No, they’re not blocking it specifically, they just won’t let Google release the Galaxy Nexus if it’s anywhere to be found on the device. Nor can users download it after the fact. Why? Some hardware claim that seems to be a flat-out lie.
Long story shorter: you get in bed with the devil, the devil fucks you.
Long story shortest: “open”.