Question for those who would know more?
If Verizon some how manages to push their bloatware onto our Nexi phones with OS update, is that grounds to get out of the contract? Would that be considered a breach? Most rumors I see about the delays has to do with Verizon trying to figure out a way to prevent people from deleating their pre installed apps and/or trying to figure out a way to force them onto the Nexus.
No. They could load it down with 100 extra apps and there's nothing anyone could do but complain. That said, I doubt you'll see more than was already on it to begin with