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Before we go any further, let me say that this post will contain zero references to replacement referees. Okay? Everybody got that? Good. Just after the long, long-awaited Jelly Bean update for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, the carrier has finally updated its exclusive NFL Mobile app for Android 4.1. They've also added compatibility with "high-resolution devices", though looking through Verizon's current lineup it's hard to think what they could mean by that. 1280x800 is the highest screen res that any of their Android tablets use, and the app has worked for them for a while.

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As you'd expect, the app has the official schedules for all NFL teams, live scores during games, and video highlights. You'll need a Verizon phone or tablet to use the app, and subscriber's to Verizon's football package can watch games live on Sunday or Monday... provided they've got enough data left on their tiered and shared plans. Reviews are mostly negative even after the update, citing login issues and crashes. On my own Verizon Galaxy Nexus, it displays an error saying that "services are temporarily unavailable". Just like the services of competent football officials.


Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Sean Stone

    If you have a custom ROM installed, I believe you still need to have the Verizon Login service on your phone. Didn't feel like installing the MyVerizon app, so I guess no NFL Mobile app for me.

  • Sean Stone

    Also, I imagine this post is still relevant if you really want to get the app working. Not worth it IMHO though. http://goo.gl/qo6K9

    • abqnm

      That was my post - and worked on ICS, but with JB, Verizon has not released a working Verizon Login app yet (actually since Oct 2011) so I haven't been able to update it with new info. I also haven't had much time to search around to see if anyone (maybe at Rootz or XDA) had come up with a way to get Verizon Login working on JB.

      • Sean Stone

        That's too bad. Though again, not overly eager to have the verizon stuff on my phone anyway. The NFL app would be nice, but I can get by with others.

  • Michael McCabe

    Anyone get this working on Nexus 7 yet? It still shows as not compatible with this device in Play.