After going Nexus, carrier phones, or manufacturer skinned phones are just horrible. Carriers have no business being anything other than the provider of my wireless service. I don't want your gaudy logos, your garbage apps and I certainly don't want my updates to come from you. Same goes for manufacturers, I want Android, from Google. I don't want Android plus whatever ui kludges you deem appropriate on top. The same way I don't want my laptop OS to come from whoever made the hardware or my isp's logo on the cover. If LTE just reinforces this control then quite frankly, you can keep it. I kinda feel like people deserve this mess of carrier controlled devices. Google release the Nexus 4, a device completely free of any carrier influence, and what did people say? Waaah no LTE! A technology so utterly entwined with carrier control. I guess as long as carriers keep giving people phones they can't afford, it's all good.